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Search: Posts Made By: okawbow
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 13,429
Posted By okawbow
Re: Encapsulated or Bolt On Keel?

I love old school full keel, encapsulated ballast sailboats. No problems with crab pots, nets, and debri. Soft and even minor hard groundings are less stressful.

It's hard to avoid all the things...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,648
Posted By okawbow
Re: I need more horsepower

I second the idea of checking the prop. I did a 3500 mile trip in a Cheoy Lee 31 ketch, in rivers, ICW, and open ocean, with an Albin diesel rated at 16 hp. I had a 14" 2 blade prop, on a 1" shaft....
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 04-20-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 4,690
Posted By okawbow
Re: Crew Needed: Chsapeake Bay to Panama

Experience can be over rated. Ability, self reliance, and resourcefulness are more important than experience. One can practice poor sailing long enough to call ones self experienced.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,362
Posted By okawbow
Re: Sweet....

It has the settee.

If you can't find a hatch any where, you can make one as strong or stronger than the original, easily out of plywood and teak. Take a look at how other wooden hatches...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-26-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,362
Posted By okawbow
Re: 1976 Bristol corsair 24 ( ( by okawbow (, on Flickr...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-26-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,362
Posted By okawbow
Re: 1976 Bristol corsair 24

I took the icebox drain out, and glassed the hole. I let the icebox drain into the bilge. I put a new hose on the sink drain, and secured the top of the hose to the bulkhead, so it could not fall...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-25-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,362
Posted By okawbow
Re: 1976 Bristol corsair 24

The opening, when measured from below: 16 1/8" front to back. 19 1/4" side to side. The opening is not perfectly rectangular. Those are the measurements of the widest part at the center of the hatch....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-24-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,362
Posted By okawbow
Re: 1976 Bristol corsair 24

I'll get in to the boat Wednesday morning. Do you need the measurement of the hatch opening only?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-23-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 10,655
Posted By okawbow
Re: Flying Scot - did I buy the wrong boat?

Flying Scott's are fun to sail and stable for centerboard boats. However, if you just want to sail off the dock and take it easy, no racing; then a small keel boat will feel more solid and safe to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-23-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,362
Posted By okawbow
Re: 1976 Bristol corsair 24

If no one else gives you the size in a couple of days; I have a 1976 Corsair in storage. It will give me an excuse to check on it.

Do you have a diesel in yours?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-29-2014
Replies: 2,750
Views: 242,661
Posted By okawbow
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Living on a low income is a skill that can be acquired if you have the will. One can even live well on little money if they are resourceful.

I've lived well on income that is barely over the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-05-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,157
Posted By okawbow
Re: A GOOD multimeter (that won't break the bank)

For the simple things I use a multimeter for, I like to keep several cheap ones around. That way, I always have one handy, and if the one I'm using craps out, or the batteries run down, I have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-13-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 13,948
Posted By okawbow
Re: Spade Rudders vs. Skeg Hung

Your post kind of makes my point. I've never caught anything with a full keel fully enclosed prop, and rudder that was hung on the back of the keel. (I believe some Island Packets have a rudder that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-13-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 13,948
Posted By okawbow
Re: Spade Rudders vs. Skeg Hung

After sailing up and down the east coast for several thousand miles, in what seemed like one continuous crab and lobster pot field; I wouldn't try it in a boat with a spade rudder and exposed prop...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-01-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By okawbow
Re: cutting down a rig

The spreaders on the larger mast could cause a problem. Can you use your old spreaders?

I once cut down an aluminum mast to replace the wooden mast on a Cheoy Lee 31. The spreader mounts were...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-20-2014
Replies: 102
Views: 12,185
Posted By okawbow
Re: Worst Sailboats Ever!

I sailed a Mac 25 for several years. It was a good boat to learn on, but was down right scary in strong, gusty winds. That caused me to stay at the dock too often. It was an epiphany when I started...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-08-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,272
Posted By okawbow
Re: Last one for tonight. Tiller pilots

It's really not the displacement that counts, but how well your sailboat balances under all conditions. I used a Simrad TP10 on my Cheoylee 31 ketch, for several thousand miles of cruising, without...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-01-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,157
Posted By okawbow
Re: Boat won't come up into wind

The OP never said the sailboat falls off when the helm is released. Maybe the sail plan is perfectly balanced?

My little Privateer 26 schooner will balance to the point where I can let the tiller...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,075
Posted By okawbow
Re: $3500 inexpensive bluewater cruiser

The Cascade 29 has good performance numbers for it's size. That's a good deal if it is a solid boat. I would consider that model if I were single handing a bluewater passage.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-18-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,411
Posted By okawbow
Re: Public Service Announcement

My wife and I sailed our Cheoy Lee 31 from Key West to Penobscot Bay. We did most of the trip outside, but came in to Elizabeth City and took the Dismal Swamp canal to Portsmouth, VA. We didn't do...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-10-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By okawbow
Re: Installing a lifting eye and need to bolt to lead

Do you have keel bolts? Or, is the ballast inside the keel?

I put a lifting eye on a Santana 20 using an eye nut on one of the keel bolts.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-09-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 5,085
Posted By okawbow
Re: Icw

Having done some of the ICW and most of the east coast outside; I much prefer the outside. Even in our 31' Cheoy Lee ketch; going outside was easy and enjoyable with the right weather windows....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-03-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 4,935
Posted By okawbow
Re: Sailing around the world on a $10,000 sailboat

The Bristol 26 has a higher capsize risk and a lower motion comfort rating than the Bristol 24 or 27. However, I'm sure it would do ok for voyaging if properly modified. My Bristol 24 does fine...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-27-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By okawbow
Re: A Ketch into a Cutter...or not

I'd rather handle the mizzen from the cockpit, than have to go up and deal with the staysail in rough weather. With a ketch rig; a short handed crew can sail jib and mizzen anytime the wind picks up....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,485
Posted By okawbow
Re: Lower rudder bushing

I've cast a bushing in place on my Bristol 24 7 years ago, using JB weld metal filled epoxy. I also used Vaseline on the shaft. It has held up perfectly since then.
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