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Forum: Good Old Boat   12-15-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 38,675
Posted By hellosailor
Re: LEDs afloat

"How often do you expect lightning strikes ...Personally, I carry spare everythings aboard anyway. "

Light bulbs are electrical devices, they're fairly robust. LEDs are electronic components,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-30-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 15,127
Posted By bobperry
Re: Rawson 30- A Blue Water Cruiser?

Woody:
I'm inclined to agree with Jon. Don't give up any sail area. But quit worrying. Your bowsprit will help balance the boat. On the other hand, 12" off "E" is not something you would ever...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-30-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 15,127
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Rawson 30- A Blue Water Cruiser?

The Rawson has an SA/D of less than 13 - you don't want to do anything to reduce that any further.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-11-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 15,127
Posted By bobperry
Re: Rawson 30- A Blue Water Cruiser?

Woodvet:
I'd have to say that 26 to 35' would not be the range I would pick for world cruising. I'd probably say 37' to 43' for a couple with the Valiant 40 being the ideal.

I think doing the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-08-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 15,127
Posted By bobperry
Re: Rawson 30- A Blue Water Cruiser?

I would not add lead. The boat is heavy already. Weight is always the enemy. Why add more? Your hull form is a not the type that has much form stability so just live with it. But "breaking off" the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-09-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 15,127
Posted By CaptnBry
Re: Rawson 30- A Blue Water Cruiser?

:) I did that:

My Rawson has this Skeg Hung Rudder mod and is viewable on
Search yachtpals dot com on Rawson 30 Sailboat Owners "Skeg hung rudder"

It is fully a Blue Water offshore Cruiser.
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-28-2008
Replies: 1,419
Views: 517,684
Posted By CapnRon47
screen cockpit enclosure

Not sure this really counts as a project (other than the Admiral says it does). The creek and river we are on in NC has a major mosquito issue several times a year, so something is needed to keep...
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