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Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   07-16-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,338
Posted By zedboy
Re: Time to resurrect the Ferrocement yacht?

Eh, those are for easy stupid stuff like guns.

Show me someone who 3-D printed a two-speed self tailer.

(Did see some instructions for homebrewing a nice furling drum, would cut the mustard for...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   07-16-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,338
Posted By zedboy
Re: Time to resurrect the Ferrocement yacht?

The cost of home-building isn't in the hull, it's in the fittings, and those are the same no matter what you use as a hull. After 60+ years of fiberglass hulls, it will be easier to find a bare glass...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-10-2015
Replies: 1,117
Views: 50,856
Posted By zedboy
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

The hockey stick I bought 4 years ago is also laminated wood. Some things don't change...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-09-2015
Replies: 144
Views: 9,056
Posted By zedboy
Re: Blue Water Boat vs. Production Boat Which one will you book passage on?

When was the last time the chainplates were replaced on the Alberg 30?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-28-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,487
Posted By zedboy
Re: Liveaboard designs with nice queen rear berth / Centreboard / Shoal Draft?

1984 S2 9.2 C.C. Sail New and Used Boats for Sale - (http://www.yachtworld.co.uk/boats/1984/S2-9.2-C.C.-2606781/United-States#.VWb1xVJbiH8)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-28-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,275
Posted By zedboy
re: Cruising may be too safe

That site seems to be based on peoples' surveyed perceptions about crime. Go compare the murder rate in Chicago to Toronto - 18.5 vs. 2... Which is safer, Toronto or Thunder Bay?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-27-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,487
Posted By zedboy
Re: Liveaboard designs with nice queen rear berth / Centreboard / Shoal Draft?

Cheapest one on Yachtworld is $31k, and it's way below the rest of the group, so it might be a steal or might have major problems. But it's more than twice his budget.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-27-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,487
Posted By zedboy
Re: Liveaboard designs with nice queen rear berth / Centreboard / Shoal Draft?

Your budget is marginal for what you're looking to buy - and while you might find a Columbia/Coronado 34/35 in that range, it would likely need serious further investment. Unless you're very handy...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-22-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 2,935
Posted By zedboy
Re: Advice for a young land lubber sailboat shopping

Right on, welcome to the asylum. Have fun now with the boat that meets your needs, and if you end up selling it in a while and choosing something else for the next stage, it won't be too hard - lots...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-20-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 2,935
Posted By zedboy
Re: Advice for a young land lubber sailboat shopping

The point is not that some people who drop $500 on a craigslist special make it a long way safely - rather, that a significant proportion of people who do so, do not make it safely.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-20-2015
Replies: 658
Views: 49,772
Posted By zedboy
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

This.

I cringe when I see most marine wiring diagrams - WTH are they so complicated? Miti's setup is so simple my eight year old can understand it.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-20-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 2,935
Posted By zedboy
Re: Advice for a young land lubber sailboat shopping

Tenoch's numbers are about right for new sails and rigging. Could maybe save a little on the sails by doing your own with sailrite kits.

Plus side would be, at ~$7.5k only a little over your...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   05-20-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,067
Posted By zedboy
Re: Unfettered Use of my Hans Christian for 6 months...

Just want to say, I really enjoyed reading your website several years ago. Your story was one of my inspirations to get back into sailing after many years. I wish I was still in the DC area to take...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-19-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 2,935
Posted By zedboy
Re: Advice for a young land lubber sailboat shopping

Read atomvoyages.com - carefully, especially the parts about refit and equipment. You can buy a Pearson Triton for $5k (or less) but that doesn't mean you should take it offshore without forethought....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-17-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2,083
Posted By zedboy
Re: "Most common" boat - Lake Ontario

I can totally see spending $30+k on a boat - my long-term plans are headed that way too. But I can't see spending that much scratch on a boat for such a short season!

(but then, I abandoned the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-14-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2,083
Posted By zedboy
Re: "Most common" boat - Lake Ontario

You can take it thru the Trent-Severn yourself, just take the stick down ... my slip neighbours used to take their Bayfield 25 the other way from Barrie out to Georgian Bay every year.



OMG,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-14-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By zedboy
Re: Is this sail good?

BTW a Dacron sail can have stitches falling apart, but the sail fabric itself can still be fine. Just resew it - I used to do small jobs by hand (during long dark cold Toronto winters) and carefully...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-14-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2,083
Posted By zedboy
Re: "Most common" boat - Lake Ontario

Before I saw you say you're thinking of at least 30', I would have said, "Weekend cruiser, stand-up headroom, head, comfortable, reasonably nimble? One answer - Grampian 26!"

That's still the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-13-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 4,292
Posted By zedboy
Re: What boat for a family circumnavigation?

What about Bob's Nordic 44? Maybe the upper end of the price range on that short list, but shouldn't be more than a 45.5.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-01-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,079
Posted By zedboy
Re: '84 Hunter 31 weird Keel-Hull joint

One point from a discussion of I think Beneteau (or Jeanneau, can't remember) iron keels: the bolts are tapped into the keel (as opposed to j-studs embedded in typical lead keels). So even if the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-12-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,912
Posted By zedboy
Re: Cracked bow (pic), would you buy?

$2300?!?! He's got a popular boat that's only worth $3-4k in nice condition. There are a million others out there.

Offer him $1k, have in mind that you'll go to $1100. If you walk, you may get a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-09-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 5,591
Posted By zedboy
Re: Lifespan of a Diesel Engine

Question for the class: what's considered best practice, considering you are going to run for just a few minutes to get in or out? Let it warm up at idle at the slip till the temp gauge jumps? Warm...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-09-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 942
Posted By zedboy
Re: Easy Access

You guys are giving him a hard time. That's not fair.

My Siren 17 was that boat.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-08-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 3,516
Posted By zedboy
Re: What to take, toss, sell or store

Mike,

We had a somewhat similar experience to you - we just did a transatlantic move, and everything had to fit in a 20' container. It's amazing how much will fit in there :-) it seems to me if...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-08-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 836
Posted By zedboy
Re: Buying a boat from Canada

Lots of good Canadian-built plastic right across from you in central/eastern Ontario. Check kijiji.ca ... just make sure it's got the HIN or builder's plate visible, or you have appropriate...
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