Update! - Page 2 - SailNet Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 14 Old 08-22-2006
yacht broker
captnnero's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Herring Bay, Maryland
Posts: 251
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Exclamation heads up !

Originally Posted by Plumcrazy
...What are the dangers of sailing with it this way in- say 10ft waves?
What you are talking about is failure of the support structure for the mast, so the whole rig could come down with even fatal results. Surviving that you've lost sail power too.

As previously stated, you need to get a professional opinion and estimate involved in this. You need to do that before the transaction proceeds to assess the financial viability including repairs.
captnnero is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 14 Old 08-22-2006 Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Ok- will do. By the way, on the original thread topic: I know what kind of boat it is- finally! This is an almost identical boat from the same year, aside from owner mods: http://www.boat-world.com/boatads/1132776946.html Thanks for the advice, and I will seek professional opinion before going any further with the purchase, as of now we are settled at $2,350, but I haven't entered in to a written agreement or made a down payment yet.
Plumcrazy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #13 of 14 Old 08-22-2006
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,394
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 12
maybe its just me.

there is no way on gods green earth i would even consider that boat, given what you've stated. run, don't walk.

We are not primarily on earth to see through one another, but to see one another through

Some people are like slinkies: not really good for anything... but you can't help laughing when you push them down the stairs
cardiacpaul is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #14 of 14 Old 08-22-2006
Reward for lost Kraken!
hellosailor's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,675
Thanks: 6
Thanked 141 Times in 138 Posts
Rep Power: 11
The compression post, and associated areas, are like the chassis of a car. They are structural not cosmetic. The spider cracks in the deck indicate it has been stressed, and if there is a plywood or balsa center core (which is typical construction) that may have been water damaged or collapsed over the years, so a repair begins with some testing on the deck to see if deck repairs are necessary.
Then you'd need to find out the correct length for the compression post itself, to see if yours is original/correct/damaged.
Last there is the compression post's "step" where it sits on the keel, or on a support over the keel, and that has to be in proper order.
When those are all correct, and the rigging is in proper tension (too much being as bad as too little) then yes, you can probably take 10' waves safely but remember that "small craft warnings" are intended for boats under 26 feet, and that means this one. Waves that size can be dangerous for this boat if the crew does not know how to handle them.
And with an outboard engine hanging off the stern (even with a long-neck engine, which is the only correct one for a sailboat) you'd be porpoising so badly in 10' waves, that you'd have no engine effectively. Again, not a problem if the crew and boat are up to sailing...but more than that boat should be out in.
When the structure has been neglected (as shown by the spider cracks) you can be sure there are other problems you haven't seen, and the sails are probably so badly worn out as to need replacement if you want the boat to sail properly. That may already cost more than you think, so please, find someone local who knows boats, and have them check it over with you.
Some folks would say it is a waste to spend $400-500 on a surveyor for a $2500 boat...but that's one option.
hellosailor is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gorilla Glue on a boat? jr438234606 Gear & Maintenance 14 08-11-2006 09:52 AM
Catalina 400 Power Useage Fro36 Catalina 10 08-07-2006 12:02 PM
update alcohol stoves realitycaptain Gear & Maintenance 9 10-13-2003 06:40 PM
Cell phones and masthead antenna update mikehoyt Gear & Maintenance 6 09-06-2002 07:40 AM
update: moisture trapped between two gelcoat layers tappers Gear & Maintenance 1 01-12-2002 07:23 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome