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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 680
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Tartan 37 or Irwin 38 Mark II CC

Rover has it - major quality difference. The 37 is one of Tartans most highly regarded models as well - great for later resale value.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-12-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,087
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Examples of cca era sailboats

Absolutely correct. Just the number of abandoned boats that were later found afloat tells a story.

I doubt that a comparable fleet of CCA boats would have fared any better.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-10-2015
Replies: 317
Views: 14,429
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Real Cruisers verse Internet Arguers

Reminds me of a story by a local - he was setting up the old Charisma (early 70's, 56') on the hard in Greece for launch when the owner arrived. He had to use the coffee grinders to winch the jib out...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-10-2015
Replies: 317
Views: 14,429
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Real Cruisers verse Internet Arguers

Smack has it right IMO - it's about the boats. Frankly I've never understood the attitude that heavy duty offshore boats are the standard against which all boats should be judged.

A boat should be...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   12-05-2015
Replies: 396
Views: 25,847
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: A big Oyster abandoned off Spain

Out - that is completely at odds with any number of actual accounts of both port and cabintop failures at sea.

One thing they had in common was that the failures occurred on the leeward side,...
Forum: Chartering   11-29-2015
Replies: 79
Views: 8,650
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Tipping?

We always leave $5/day for the hotel cleaners - they probably need & deserve it more than anyone.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   11-29-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 1,631
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Old Member New boat Steel Folkes 33?

You can mask for sandblasting by wrapping things with soft foam rubber - like a couple of layers of carpet underlay. I knew a guy who created street number plates by masking ceramic tiles that way,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-26-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,036
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Table top dilemma..

Getting laminate off is easy - putty knife and a clothes iron. A heat gun works as well but it's way easier to burn something with them.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-04-2015
Replies: 4,892
Views: 359,011
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Hey, show the gittar man a little respect - he has the demonstrated ability to know all about other posters here - their age, finances, education, work history, even the food they eat and the cars...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-31-2015
Replies: 260
Views: 14,418
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Refurbishing CCA boats

Jerry is on here as jerrylitton
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-19-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 18,098
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Coronado 41

I would first ascertain if the keel is lead or iron - I was unaware that any but the Mk III Columbia 43's had lead and my comments only apply to iron keels..

Mine came out with the boat out of the...
Forum: Living Aboard   08-21-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 834
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Vancouver or Victoria

Good luck getting 6 or 7 knots out of a Noon Ocean around here except in winter - this is a notoriously light wind area.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-17-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,104
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Dry or wet sand gel coat?

That's interesting - the furniture finisher who told me about French polishing was obviously talking about the other hand rubbed finish because she referred to rottenstone in a "bag" of cheesecloth
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-07-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 2,420
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Valiant 32 problem with Fire Retardant in resin.

It was Uniflite and it was (IIRC) only for a couple or so years of their production.

As I recall, Bob had a very high opinion of the Texas builder. I thought it was a bit weird that a builder of...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   07-31-2015
Replies: 2,557
Views: 116,033
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Rail down at 33 degrees but an AVS of 180 degrees? :rolleyes:

Who produced those curves?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-14-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,263
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Interior paint for wall panels

I use "Bath & Kitchen" semi-gloss acrylic paint inside my boats and have never had a failure. It is very scrubbable, contains mildewcides and is cheap.

Remember, prep is everything when it comes...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-07-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,078
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Can anyone Idntfy my boat

The S-34 was designed by Vladimir Plavsic (of Kanata fame). The first one, Speirhead, was built for the world 3/4 Ton's when they were held in Victoria - '78 IIRC.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-05-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,078
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Can anyone Idntfy my boat

O/K I found an old book with the details on it - the name was changed to North-West 650. Designed in 1973 by John Brandlmayr which makes it just about his best looking boat ever. :wink

Built by...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-12-2015
Replies: 139
Views: 7,892
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

The whole concept of car topping has been made obsolete by the move to smaller cars. When the typical family had a 19' long station wagon, putting a 14' boat on top was a reasonable proposition.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-31-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 7,056
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Rotten Deck

I suspect everyone who has done it to their own boat would agree with us. ;)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,461
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Are NADA Values accurate ?

I'd say the only guide that has any chance of reliability is Soldboats.com which is available only to Brokers.

People even question its validity saying that selling brokers put in phony info.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 990
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: San Fran to Marina del Rey delivery

This was Morro Bay FWIW.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: need help identifying a hobie type boat

It's a Tornado.

Either that or a MacGregor

(pics??)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-24-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 5,069
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Keel repair - PICS

You don't need to. Some people think it protects things or even helps to hold it on if the glass goes up onto the hull.

I'm not one of them.

Glass can simply hide corrosion until it gets bad...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-22-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 7,056
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Rotten Deck

But have you ever worked on a boat? Have you ever repaired a wet deck?

I have - pics attached. The small boat only has "after" pics I'm afraid but the 43' has before during & after pics.

It...
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