Open aft cockpit - Page 2 - SailNet Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 16 Old 10-16-2011 Thread Starter
SFU
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by PCP View Post
it is the traveler, but I guess that you have notice that).
Ha... in this case where will I fix the BBQ !!!

Oh that just make me thing about something : with open transom you can not set up an outboard engine. Ok they will have an inboard one anyway.


Quote:
SFU.... I can see you drooling!
Damn how do I shut off the webcam !?!
You have to admit she looks nice

Quote:
Sorry to tell you this boat is not in your budget!
Technicality !
Having an eye on the First 27.7 too
SFU is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 16 Old 10-16-2011
PCP
Senior Member
 
PCP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Portugal, West Coast
Posts: 16,211
Thanks: 21
Thanked 104 Times in 87 Posts
Rep Power: 11
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SFU;786789..
Oh that just make me thing about something : with open transom you can not set up an outboard engine. Ok they will have an inboard one anyway.



Damn how do I shut off the webcam !?!
You have to admit she looks nice

...
Maybe on the First 30 you cannot do that but that's because it has 2 rudders, not because it has an open transom.



This is a Cobra 33, it doesn't look well , but I would say you can.

Regards

Paulo

Last edited by PCP; 10-16-2011 at 02:47 PM.
PCP is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #13 of 16 Old 01-22-2012
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: tulsa ok
Posts: 226
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
WDSchock will take your 525 or santana 20 into the shop for a new deck and also do an open transom up grade to your vintage boat for reasonable money.
i am told that there have been some to take advantage of this service.
mikieg is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #14 of 16 Old 01-22-2012
Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 3,851
Thanks: 5
Thanked 96 Times in 84 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Fold down transoms

I went to my first boat show in about four years this week and many of the mass market builders had fold-down transoms instead of open transoms. Did I miss the introduction of this trend? Seems like a pretty good idea if the gas cylinders that move the thing up and down are reliable.

Back home on Lake Ontario after something over 36,000 nm circumnavigator. Not surprisingly there is a lot of stuff I want to get done on Ainia both cosmetically and functionally. Getting an early start so it will be ready to go for next summer (Lake Superior?).

Last edited by killarney_sailor; 01-22-2012 at 08:18 PM.
killarney_sailor is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #15 of 16 Old 01-22-2012
Just another Moderator
 
Faster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 16,534
Thanks: 104
Thanked 310 Times in 300 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Quote:
Originally Posted by killarney_sailor View Post
I went to my first boat show in about four years this week and many of the mass market builders had fold-down transoms instead of open transoms. Did I miss the introduction of this trend? Seems like a pretty good idea if the gas cylinders that move the thing up and down are reliable.

Yes, we noticed that at the boat shows last year.. Bavaria, Hunter, Dufour and others have moved away from the totally open transom. Makes sense, as long as the resulting 'platform' is a usable dinghy height and comes with a good ladder.. I remember one of them had a rigid ladder that had to be stowed somewhere below.. not an ideal solution to my mind. You'd think they could incorporate a folding/retractable ladder into the transom section itself.

It's sure to give a greater sense of security for cruisers, but does somewhat negate the extremely good drainage that is probably the biggest asset of a true open transom. I do think the wide open transoms were mainly offered on boats considered racer/cruisers rather than cruiser/racers or outright cruisers, and that the transom treatment was a stylistic homage to ocean racers as much as anything.

Years back, in the late 80s Hunter offered one of the earlier versions of walkthroughs but the transom was so raked that it was still a rather large step from the dinghy up to the stern platform.

Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Faster is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #16 of 16 Old 01-23-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,453
Thanks: 1
Thanked 25 Times in 24 Posts
Rep Power: 12
 
I've had open transom Catalinas in very large waves and gale force winds and have taken more water into the cockpit over the bow than thru the transom. It is very unusual for the swimstep to even get wet. Now when the boat starts "surfing" you might need to change your shorts.

"Just call me TB"
capttb is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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

Password:


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

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









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
Open CPN deniseO30 General Discussion (sailing related) 65 06-08-2014 12:47 AM
From open seas to open arms - Lewisporte Pilot NewsReader News Feeds 0 08-10-2011 04:30 PM
Aft Cockpit vs Center Cockpit AjariBonten Boat Review and Purchase Forum 26 11-05-2007 01:53 PM
Center Cockpit vs. Aft Cockpit. badadim Boat Review and Purchase Forum 29 07-19-2007 07:44 PM
Center cockpit or aft cockpit? capsbond Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11 08-09-2006 12:28 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