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01-19-2002 08:15 AM
Jeff & others...your opinions please?

Kimberlite, I have mac at home. Tried at my office with a pc and it works. How fast were you going and does your boat surf well? thomas
01-11-2002 07:32 AM
Jeff & others...your opinions please?

Man, I''m getting scared again . . . bugeyed pirates and such.... had dinner with Eric and went through KIMBERLITE the other night on the dock at AYH in Red Hook. Talk about a restoration project. I thought the boat was a Pacific Seacraft the dozens of times I walked by it without noticing. It is a COMPLETELY retroed, spiffed up, rigged-fo-bear Tartan 37. Beautiful. Thanks for the yellowfin and wasabi dinner, Eric. I have a sneaking feeling you can check this board, based on what I saw on the boat for electronics, from your anchorage at Peter Island in the BVI......KW
01-11-2002 05:11 AM
Jeff & others...your opinions please?

BR56, you''re misbehaving again, purge your mind of those evil thoughts.
01-10-2002 08:39 PM
Jeff & others...your opinions please?

Ahoy, mojizm, nice name lets here more about the drunken women. Big Red 56 the pirate thinks you might have potential to be as scurvy a knave as he is. I agree with you on roller furling. Great on a good day but bad in a blow. Then again what do I know I snap bowsprits overloading my front stay anyway. I mean if something breaks you must be having a good day. Arrh,
01-10-2002 07:47 PM
Jeff & others...your opinions please?

I have changed hank-on head sails on boats your size in some pretty nasty stuff; Never had a problem. Once I had to be hoisted up the mast of a 38'' boat, by two drunken women, with a squall approaching, to cut the halyard of a hopelessly jammed furler. Had I been alone the consequences would have been grim. The failure was due to a mis-aligned lead at the masthead causing a wrap. Stowing large headsails is no fun and with good quality gear and proper installation furlers sure are nice, but what if.........
01-10-2002 05:06 PM
Jeff & others...your opinions please?

I might have the only boat on San Diego Bay without a headsail furler! It''s my first sailboat, so I don''t have any significant experience with them. Probably about $2,000(?) to modify my 35 footer''s rig and headsails, so no thanks. Seems like a lot of money for a very minor convenience, and something that contributes nothing to performance.

01-10-2002 04:40 PM
Jeff & others...your opinions please?

Rob, throw away the furler. Better yet, ship it to me. I thought I was the only one without. Seriously, I appreciate these comments. We''re haveing the same argument.
01-03-2002 07:10 PM
Jeff & others...your opinions please?

i forgot to mention that i added a inner forestay for additional head sails and storm sails. so far these are hank on sails that are not very heavy.
01-03-2002 05:33 PM
Jeff & others...your opinions please?

Jeff - Thanks for your input. It gives me a bit more to think about. I''m in my 50''s and I can relate to the lifting issues. I guess I need to spend a little more time looking into this before I make any significant decisions.

eric & thomas, thanks also for your inputs. I probably need to also look into more options than a straight "either - or".

Thanks again to put on the thinking cap.......
01-03-2002 04:43 PM
Jeff & others...your opinions please?

Eric, nothing happens when i try to click on the movie or the photos. Yes I have high speed cable modem.That would be nice if you could try emailing me.
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