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02-28-2009 11:02 PM
kbyte Interesting comments, though (and I don't mean the steel boat stuff).

Here we are 7 years later, in the middle of their time window. The ozone hole hasn't killed us, the ocean conveyor is working just fine, and, except for normal updates, our charts are still good. Hmm...hmm
02-28-2009 08:16 PM
T37Chef I think he's made a decision by now see date of last post
02-28-2009 08:05 PM
Sailingdiver I have personal experience sailing on a 65' Colvin schooner.
02-28-2009 08:04 PM
Sailingdiver I would ask what are your intentions for the boat? For extensive ocean crossing bluewater cruising steel is great.
02-19-2002 07:55 AM
Capt Chris
buying a 60'''' steel

Well, I have to say that Bobola has it on the mark! I am not sure why some of you would say a steel boat is a "fizzing" death sentence...I am in the process of restoring a 40 foot steel boat and I plan on sailing it around the world. I would have nothing else but a steel boat! I know there are a great deal of floating "Chlorox Bottles" out there doing the job, but I want my boat to be able to withstand the rigors of big seas and a fair amount of flotsam out there as well. Can you imagine being holed out in the middle of the pacific? I would rather spend my time making sure that my steel boat is finished correctly. I have been taking care of the rust I have found (most of it surface). What areas that are of concern, I have removed and welded in new plates. Since the welded plate is every bit as strong as the original plate, I find this comforting. As for the electrolytic action that can take place, well there are so many options to take care of that problem. A lot of steel boats out there that are not fizzing into non-existence. I am using Ameron''s Bar-Rust 235 as the primer and then will follow with a two-part polyurethane as the finishing coats. Yes, there are maintenance concerns with steel boats, but hell, what boat doesn''t?

Respectfully to all,
Capt. Chris
02-19-2002 06:32 AM
buying a 60'''' steel

thomas:do your own search!~Look at the websites dealing with weather and ocean currents.Read what learned men are saying.I was actually at sea last El Nino I saw how screwed up the weather predictions were as opposed to the on site actuals!
Weather is something you study your whole cruising life.The sum total of your own knowledge and EXPERIENCE is what you use to evulate your on site weather!!HELL!! when we were 1500 miles offshore fishing Albacore the weather reports were useless we saw the weather before the predictors!!!
02-19-2002 06:14 AM
buying a 60'''' steel

Well:Mr.A.H. go to Ocean Conveyer Belt on your search engine and follow the threads.
I was in Baja Mexico last El Nino I saw first hand how un reliable the Pilot Charts were at that time.!!Bug Out!!
02-19-2002 04:33 AM
buying a 60'''' steel

Thanks. Yea, nothing like first hand experience. I plan to build a web site devoted to the history of the boat and to the reconstruction of it as well. Will let you know when it''s available.
02-18-2002 07:49 PM
thomas s
buying a 60'''' steel

assualt, you are a little late on this one. I have first dibs on whatever charts 88 has.

02-18-2002 07:01 PM
buying a 60'''' steel

Wow, Dancy8888, you are so full of sh#t.
Here is one of your postings answering someones question about when leave the west coast..

"If you could use the traditional weather plotting charts it would be simple;however,another El Nino is rearing its head out in the Pacific and the weather is not what its supposed to be!We are starting down the slippery slope of CHANGE
make no plans take it as it comes be prepared
for ANYTHING!!!!! "

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