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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-24-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 3,388
Posted By ndsailor
Thumbs up Old Safe Boat

:) The 26 Ft Westerly Centaur is my boat. It has been around most of the world. I have tried very hard to get the rail under on this boat and it is nearly impossible. It is verry heavy and twin...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-22-2006
Replies: 3,534
Views: 1,124,337
Posted By ndsailor
Lake Sakakawea, North Dakota - article in the...

Lake Sakakawea, North Dakota - article in the travel section of the New York Times today....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-17-2003
Replies: 0
Views: 1,171
Posted By ndsailor
"I" type and "V" type

What is the difference between an "I" type and "V" type cutlass bearing?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-11-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 4,074
Posted By ndsailor
Where does bilge water come from?

Just figured out were my leaks were coming from. Last sailing season I was accumulating about 5 gallons of water in the bilge per week. This spring there was water in the bilge even though the...
Forum: Living Aboard   06-06-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 2,856
Posted By ndsailor
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-24-2002
Replies: 9
Views: 3,358
Posted By ndsailor
Twin bilge keels?

Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-23-2002
Replies: 9
Views: 3,358
Posted By ndsailor
Twin bilge keels?

Reasoning, Schmeesoning. Just comparing the ride performance concerning roll behavior on my previous ComPac and Cape Dory compared to my current Westerly Centaur. With the windward keel rising up...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-22-2002
Replies: 9
Views: 3,358
Posted By ndsailor
Twin bilge keels?

Anyway, to answer you questions on "TWIN KEEL" boats. Yes, they are safe for ocean passages. As far as roll comfort that Jeff mentions, twin keels produce less roll than a monokeel, to me that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-14-2002
Replies: 40
Views: 4,027
Posted By ndsailor
what if !

I have heard of systems that use the prop to generate an electrical charge to the batteries thru the motor. Seems to me that the drag of the prop moving with the direction of the boat would be...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-09-2002
Replies: 10
Views: 3,224
Posted By ndsailor
capable world cruisers under $10k

I am always amazed at what constitutes a "pocket cruiser" these days. It use to mean a boat around 25 ft in length. Using that reference, my own experience, and your price range I would suggest the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-27-2002
Replies: 32
Views: 5,845
Posted By ndsailor
If unlimited budget, what boat would you purchase?

NorSea 27, Pacific Seacraft 37, Gozzard 37-41
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-26-2002
Replies: 11
Views: 4,865
Posted By ndsailor
Any info on Reinell 26 footer?

ugly boat, even by North Dakota standards
Forum: Living Aboard   10-13-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 2,248
Posted By ndsailor
lady wants boat to stay on, VA/MD

Lynn, maybe you should post this on a message board that is more frequented, I''ve seen similar posts replied to in short order that way..Rick
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-03-2002
Replies: 21
Views: 3,536
Posted By ndsailor
stinky head

All I''ve read so far is that there are two ways to deal with holding tank odor, using chemicals or filters. Why not prevent odors from forming in the first find out how, go to ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-24-2002
Replies: 11
Views: 3,507
Posted By ndsailor
Pocket Racer

Beneteau First 235, good interior for weekending , can be found on the market outfitted for racing in your price range.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-15-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 2,752
Posted By ndsailor
Hull and Deck colors...

I have a 1970 Westerly Centaur and painted the hull black and was concerned that the boat would be unduly hot at the peak of our summer where temperatures soar into the upper 90''s and low 100''s ,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-01-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 1,422
Posted By ndsailor

I just have one comment on twin keels. A couple of weeks ago myself and another twin keel boat were tied together and anchored on a single anchor. A storm blew in and spun us twice around the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-31-2002
Replies: 13
Views: 1,358
Posted By ndsailor
Repairs/Upgrades--Return at Sale

Although the performance of lightning protection is debatable, I have found that if a boat has it buyers tend to remember that feature when comparing two boats that are alike., also new sheets and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-31-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 6,651
Posted By ndsailor
Auto Tiller

I use the basic Simrad TP10 model on my 26 ft Westerly Centaur and once I figured out how to program it for the way my boat handles and setting it for the sea state, I have been very pleased with it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-30-2002
Replies: 0
Views: 1,551
Posted By ndsailor
leaking and loose rudder tube

I have a leak somewhere and think I have tracked it down to the Rudder shaft on my 1970 Westerly Centaur and the ruddershaft is loose. How difficult is this to remedy and what is the proceedure.,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-26-2002
Replies: 44
Views: 3,006
Posted By ndsailor
New nvdz

Sailormon6, thanks for displaying a clear mind and sound judgment through this disaster of a posting, I think "somebody" is a little paranoid , has been watching too many movies, and has trouble...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-21-2002
Replies: 16
Views: 1,229
Posted By ndsailor
any australians here?

Relax Denr, that may be your idea for this message board, but Sailnet''s description states "anything goes"....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-13-2002
Replies: 17
Views: 2,708
Posted By ndsailor
Storm Jibs

I had a storm jib on my Cape Dory 25 and used it all the time when the wind topped 30 mph. It really helped the boat sail on its proper lines and keep the speed up.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-13-2002
Replies: 47
Views: 5,783
Posted By ndsailor

Schipperke''s are known as barge dogs in Europe, they keep rats off the canal barges. I''ve also read of one cruiser that lost one over the side when 15 miles from port and didn''t realize she was...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-09-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 1,307
Posted By ndsailor
Where to go from here

You''re absolutely right, it won''t take long at all for you to adjust to the differences of handling a larger boat, just the cost of upkeep.
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