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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Day Ago
Replies: 223
Views: 8,977
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: In praise of production boats!

So Goat, How about going into your User Profile and updating your Signature Line? Are you planning on taking your PSC down to Mex?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Day Ago
Replies: 223
Views: 8,977
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: In praise of production boats!

Darn! Missed being “200” by one post! I just don’t understand the vitriol against the “big” production boat builders. Did Frank Butler steal your lunch money back in grade school? After you are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 223
Views: 8,977
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: In praise of production boats!

There are production builders and then there are really big production builders. My Catalina 34 was in “production” for twenty two years. During which, they built 1,825 C34s. That averages 83...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 943
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Copper+epoxy???

Fstbttms –

I’m taking Freya down to Mexico for one to two years this fall and I’m planning on doing a haul-out this spring when the rains stop. What paint would you recommend knowing that I have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-07-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: What's on your agenda for education this year?

I’m planning on taking the General Operator test for Ham and brush up on my Spanish. I’m also attending a PAC Cup seminar on provisioning and water makers at the end of the month.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-23-2015
Replies: 4,892
Views: 359,109
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

From the “for what it’s worth department: I just did a cruise from San Francisco to La Paz, Mex, covering 1,500NM in a Catalina 470 this fall (What a way to start off retirement!) Boat was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-13-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By GeorgeB
Iridium Go for Offshore Communications

Has anyone used Iridium Go for offshore communications? I am looking for any comments and observations. I’m thinking of using it on a crossing from San Francisco to Oahu next summer and then later...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-12-2015
Replies: 1,282
Views: 96,836
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

So, young, hot chicks sporting a yachting cap and a pint of beer in a roadie cup are now considered lame? When did this happen? Why didn't I get the memo? Besides, I think that I look quite...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   10-06-2015
Replies: 358
Views: 13,572
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: New Jeanneaus & Bavarias

Don, back when we were campaigning Freya, we were racing in a highly competitive one-design fleet. I actually had two rig settings depending upon the prevailing conditions, as I suspect others did...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   10-06-2015
Replies: 358
Views: 13,572
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: New Jeanneaus & Bavarias

Smack, I am at a little disadvantaged as my work computer has a good spam filter, and guess what? Most of your stuff is blocked. So the B&R diagonals crisscross? I'm beginning to like the old...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   10-06-2015
Replies: 358
Views: 13,572
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: New Jeanneaus & Bavarias

Smack, I see it now. I had always thought that the trailing struts are what made the B&R. It seems that it is really about the lower (or is it upper?) shroud ties in at the mast and not the deck. ...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   10-06-2015
Replies: 358
Views: 13,572
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: New Jeanneaus & Bavarias

Smack, you have a double spreader mast head rig not a B&R. Your boat is like most other double spreader boats. B&R’s have trailing struts off the mast to provide the “truss” support. That is why...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   10-06-2015
Replies: 358
Views: 13,572
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: New Jeanneaus & Bavarias

Jon, sorry about the miss-communication, but you trend to rant in these threads, and when you do, I sort of tune out and just skim. For the sake of argument, let’s assume Bavaria and...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   10-05-2015
Replies: 358
Views: 13,572
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: New Jeanneaus & Bavarias

Jon's first photo had me puzzling. Why would Jeaneau use 7x19 instead of 1x19? First I thought perhaps it was because this boat was being shipped around to boat shows, Jeaneau needed flexible wire...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-02-2015
Replies: 104
Views: 5,709
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: My Attitude Sucks

Hijack because my attitude doesn't suck? For those who are keeping score, I am now ten days away from jubilación. I'm excited about my new freedom, but a little sad that I'm ending a long and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-02-2015
Replies: 104
Views: 5,709
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: My Attitude Sucks

O.K., We got Hannibal, Murdock and B.A. Baracus... Who can we get for "Face"?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-02-2015
Replies: 104
Views: 5,709
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: My Attitude Sucks

Minnie, If you're planning on getting the A-Team back together, then I want to play the "Howling Mad" Murdock role!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-02-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: New Navy Ship

Where was the photo of the bridge? All I saw was a photo of the CIC. The phased array antenna group was pretty cool. Much better than the Omni directional "can" antenna I used to sell.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   10-01-2015
Replies: 2,585
Views: 116,596
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Or how about just the weight of the entire blank hull? I'd be curious to know the ratio of the hull vs. all the stuff that gets put into it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-29-2015
Replies: 104
Views: 5,709
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: My Attitude Sucks

Hang in there. I, myself am only two weeks away from mi jubilación. Two things happen. First, it takes a lot more effort to maintain your productivity level. And secondly, while all your...
Forum: News Feeds   09-29-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Oakland: Man unharmed as sailboat turns over near Embarcadero - Contra Costa Time

I guess that fellow was Oktoberfesting too much at Die Brotzeit Lokal to notice that we're experiencing spring tides with a super full moon!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-24-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,141
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Not impressed with Cetol

Did you first use regular Cetol on the bare wood before using the gloss or light? My experience that thin coats are better than thick. I only wait a day between sandings and reapplication. I did...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-24-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 967
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Sheet Chafing

Otter, do you have any pictures? I tried searching the web, but apparently there are multiple versions of your boat and I'm not seeing the winches clearly. Dumb question: Are you sheeting to a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-24-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 967
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Sheet Chafing

Otter, what boat do you have? This type of fairlead problem is a lot more common than you think. Because all winches turn (and wrap) in a clockwise motion, on certain boats the lead isn't fair on...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-23-2015
Replies: 164
Views: 8,184
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Pump out, or dump out?

I am quite sure you have seen plenty of people like me. We are what you would call "normal". :wink
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