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01-27-2009 11:14 AM
JohnRPollard
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Originally Posted by mdelmonaco View Post
I'm based in Rome, and my sailboat now it's in Sardinia. During the years I've made several nice trip to Eolie Islands, Sardinia, Corsica, Capri, and very very often to Ponza, a small, unknown island 50 miles south of Rome. Not very much...
Michele,

As a young man I sailed to many of those places, including Ponza. You are lucky to have such fine cruising grounds! - John
01-27-2009 09:15 AM
Giulietta Michele, send me a pm with your email, I will send you the photos

Alex
01-27-2009 09:09 AM
mdelmonaco
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Originally Posted by JohnRPollard View Post
Michele,

De nada. Or is it "prego"?

And grazie for the info about your boat. Maybe you would consider coming back and telling us more about your Mediterranean voyages?

Ciao. - John
I'm based in Rome, and my sailboat now it's in Sardinia. During the years I've made several nice trip to Eolie Islands, Sardinia, Corsica, Capri, and very very often to Ponza, a small, unknown island 50 miles south of Rome. Not very much...
Med is very nice apart from the full season (july and mainly august), where it's really full of people.
In my album I've posted some photos of Ponza, that toghether with Palmarola it's really a gem.
All the Med is very nice, apart from july and august where is really full of motorboat that make a lot of waves and fill every space around witch screaming radios and wandering tender: awful.
Apart from that, it's a really nice place to visit, and also quite easy for sailing:no tides, now a relaible weather system...

thank you.
Michele
01-27-2009 04:40 AM
mdelmonaco Sorry, but i can't see the photos of your sailboat you mentioned.
Ciao.

Michele
01-26-2009 06:41 PM
Giulietta Jeff I agree with the sheer line remark..it was a trend amongst older european deisgns, the objective was to make the bows look bigger, inspiring confidence...I don't like it..Dudour did that a lot and so did Moody.

Michele, one thing you can do is istall a a thin line (mine is sticky vinyl), that starts thicker the the rear of the cabin (not a doghouse, the doghouse is a dodger, or windshield), and as the lines moves forward, it gets thiner. It must run paralel to the deck and not cabin top.

Start with 10 to 15 mm in the rear and finish at 1 mm in the front, 30 to 40 cm before the begining of the cabin in the front.

I also dislike a litle the height of my cabin, which had to be like that so I could walk inside, and have a lot of space above head.

So to compensate and "break" the bulkness, I installed said line.

Look at the photos bellow to see the effect. Mine goes thru the windows..as you can see it makes the cabin look much lower

total cost 10 Euros!!






I think your sheer line is engraved in the hull so without an expensive repair and filling paint, you can't do anything.

Thry the line first, BUT remeber, it must thin as it gets forward.

Alex
01-26-2009 06:14 PM
JohnRPollard Michele,

De nada. Or is it "prego"?

And grazie for the info about your boat. Maybe you would consider coming back and telling us more about your Mediterranean voyages?

Ciao. - John
01-26-2009 06:12 PM
Jeff_H A couple things that hurt the appearance is that the cove stripe (the white stripe with the arrow head) is level rather than following the sheerline (the curve of the deck.) That makes it look like there is more height between the implied deckline and the top of the cabin. I would suggest experimenting with inexpensive tape to see what looks right but I would look at reworking the cove stripe to more closely follow the sheer and if you add an accent stripe on the cabin side I would also have it loosely follow the sheerline as well.

I also have a boat with a high house. I experimented with dark electrical tape to see whether a stripe or drip-molding would make it look any better. Ultimately, I have decided that when I paint the decks I plan to paint the sides of the cabin off-white and leave the deck on the cabin top bright white bringing the bright white down to just above the fixed portlights.

01-26-2009 05:41 PM
mdelmonaco
Alpa 9

My sailboat was designed in 1966 by John H. Illingworth, a very famous english architect and racer. It's named "the father of modern sailboat". Illingworth designed for Alpa company both the A9 (9 metre) the A11 (11 metres) and A8. The A11 is based upon the famous Maica, wich in the '60 won several regattas in Englend and France (in France there's a class website www.maica.fr with beaufiful photo.
The sailboat is one of the first attempt to build in fibreglass, so very heavy, with a long keel and an attached rudder. The alpa A9 lines resembles in small, the Gipsy Moth one, as they came from the same pencil.
I own one since 15 years, have made several cruise in the Med (I use to live in Rome) and, apart from the doghouse, I like it very much.
Like all Illingworth sailboat, it's really a joy to sail.
Regarding the propeller, it's just te old way...forget the reverse...
Grazie mille (thank you a lot!).
Ciao.
Michele
01-26-2009 05:14 PM
bubb2
01-26-2009 04:15 PM
JohnRPollard
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Originally Posted by Faster View Post
I have to say that I don't find the proportions of your boat unpleasing.. I think the designer did a reasonable job.
Yes, I forgot to mention how nice your boat looks, as is.

Also, that is a fairly unusual design, what with the full keel, and the propeller seeming to exit the hull aft of the rudder. Interesting. I'd be curious to hear more about it's origins.
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