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Search: Posts Made By: b40Ibis
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-13-2013
Replies: 241
Views: 14,299
Posted By b40Ibis
Re: Full Keel

Dave 6330- We have had a bermuda40 three years now. She has a long flat keel w/centerboard. The most annoying thing about this boat is she don't back! I mean back strait. You kind of have to swurl...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-26-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,207
Posted By b40Ibis
Re: What are you doing to deter birds

Name your boat after a bird then they know where not to ****
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-26-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 883
Posted By b40Ibis
Radio direction finder app?

I looked at one boat when we were boat shopping, had a rdf oldschool from the '70s on a custom built shelf. Are these ever used anymore as back up?
And is there an iPad app? The ippad has a radio...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-22-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 2,039
Posted By b40Ibis
Re: Just sitting on the back of the boat

Are you in the south east US? Those are the same birds I am seeing in Charleston
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-20-2013
Replies: 277
Views: 25,829
Posted By b40Ibis
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Our flag is half mast this week. We will remember her forever.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-04-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 3,864
Posted By b40Ibis
Re: Run-aground sailboat was stolen

I took a look at the ais track. From what I looked at, the track starts outside the gate, heads south clearing the left coast, then makes several zigzag back and forths, then continues on a course...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-08-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 918
Posted By b40Ibis
re: Pearson ensign review

when/if I downsize the ensign is the boat for me. It reminds me of a little, simple, affordable Bermuda 40. I love the large cockpit. I think there are two ways to do this, buy one to fix up and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-15-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,333
Posted By b40Ibis
Re: Failure

Failure is a huge part of being successful. Didn't Issac Newton fail out of school a few times? Thomas Edison and the light bulb?
I think you are right, you need practice. But in some conditions,...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-08-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 4,841
Posted By b40Ibis
Re: Small Boat for Solo Sailing

Non traditional recommendation here,
Hobie 17
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-03-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 1,969
Posted By b40Ibis
Re: much has happened

Bene505, can you elaborate a little more on your anchoring details. How big, how long, chain/rode, how deep, what directions, aft/stern/midship?. So, If you where in Long Island, did you get mostly...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-24-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 3,436
Posted By b40Ibis
I am surprised no one has mentioned Charleston...

I am surprised no one has mentioned Charleston yet.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-27-2012
Replies: 71
Views: 5,540
Posted By b40Ibis
Re: Will Hurricane Sandy Affect You?

Wind from the north 15-20 gust to 30 here in Charleston today (Saturday). Temperature and barometer dropping.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-18-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By b40Ibis
Re: Urgent-ish 45 lb. CQR on A Pacific Seacraft 31?

Congrats on (Almost) pullin the trigger on the ps31. There is no doubt that is a great boat. I just y-wurld them up. Love the Crealock design. I saw one with a tiller and yawl rig! And built in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-18-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 639
Posted By b40Ibis
Re: Please recommend custom tank makers

What are the original tanks made of? Stainless? or plastic. A local welding shop should be able to replicate them. I just had my original 38 year old tanks repaired. They we leaking at the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-18-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 4,452
Posted By b40Ibis
Re: Critique This Cockpit

Where are the buttons for the winches?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-17-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 4,378
Posted By b40Ibis
Re: Team Oracle Boat Capsizes

(see the AC site and others) The vid I saw showed the rig floating in chunks and the hull fairly submerged being pushed out beyond the gate in alot of current and breeze. Not sure, but I suppose...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-17-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 4,378
Posted By b40Ibis
Re: Team Oracle Boat Capsizes

Was that a gybe they were trying to pull?
On any boat with over 20knots of wind we know what that will do.
These giant boats are way over powered
The Boat was only sailing for 8 days and they...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-16-2012
Replies: 125
Views: 6,500
Posted By b40Ibis
Re: Boarding and rafting to stranger's boats.

From your post I suppose they were dropping someone off? Seems harmless but what if they banged up the side of your boat in the process?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-16-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,471
Posted By b40Ibis
Re: Replacing windows by adhesive & Butyl tape?

butyl tape is the way to go for the sealant(as previously suggested-see mainesail"s but he does not specifically address port lites, but deck hardware). The adhesive should be mechanical, i.e....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-13-2012
Replies: 103
Views: 9,607
Posted By b40Ibis
Re: Buying a 30-40 year old boat - your opinions

The sabre 456 is a sweeeet Maine built boat. No doubt. But- $500k! Half million! (I am Guessing, cause they don't even give the price!). I just y-world the Sabres up, there is a 426 for $379k, 2006...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-13-2012
Replies: 103
Views: 9,607
Posted By b40Ibis
Re: Buying a 30-40 year old boat - your opinions

We bought a 1974 Bermuda 40 2 years ago. This boat was completely refit 7 years ago including basically everything by a yard not a D.I.Y. The p.o. never recoops their investment in a sell. My...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-09-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 4,630
Posted By b40Ibis
Re: Close call! Who had rights?

There is no such thing as 'rights'.
for instance... with your girl/boy/friend/wife/or driving your car/etc...
Do you want to be 'right' or do you want to be happy(or alive)?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-02-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,622
Posted By b40Ibis
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-26-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,316
Posted By b40Ibis
Re: FIRST SAILBOAT! 1978 Pearson Ensign

So, How much did you pay for her?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-24-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 5,043
Posted By b40Ibis
Re: Let's see your pride & joy(boat)!

1974 Hinckley Bermuda 40 mkII

Bill Tripp aligned the planets with this one, Hinckley brought her down to earth, I mean the sea.
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