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Search: Posts Made By: opc11
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-15-2014
Replies: 1,159
Views: 136,172
Posted By opc11
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Picking up on Smack's reminder, " It is about the limits of standard, modern production boats. Are they off-shore capable or not?"

This thread is rather odd. It all comes down to three points.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-09-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By opc11
Re: Best deck chairs?

Med,

You may want to check out a larger outfitter like REI. They have some great solutions. Depends how cushy you want them. The most padded ones use an inflatable sleeping mat (more durable than...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 2,045
Posted By opc11
Re: Expectation of Crew's Own Equipment

go to a camping supplies store. they make plastic containers designed to hold eggs. work great.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 2,045
Posted By opc11
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-22-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 4,571
Posted By opc11
Re: Modern day blue water sailboat?

check out the soft wing sails they're now rigging. also the dynamaic stability wings. they are wings built into the boat's hull to keep it upright. very interesting stuff w/ marked improvement.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-22-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 4,571
Posted By opc11
Re: Modern day blue water sailboat?

you might be surprised. check out this project. it's gaining some momentum too: Series: Adventure 40 (Free) « (http://www.morganscloud.com/series/boat-design-selection-adventure-40/)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-18-2014
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,762,049
Posted By opc11
Re: Interesting Sailboats

Perry: "Peli: No need to be snide."

Isn't that the pot calling the kettle black

...if you don't like it you can leave. isn't that what you like to tell everyone Perry?

you and your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-17-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 3,079
Posted By opc11
Re: Liferafts and other survival equipment

Ever seen these? Look like an interesting alternative for dry suits.

Soul Drysuit - Ocean Rodeo - Drysuits and Kiteboarding gear (http://oceanrodeo.com/products/soul)
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-09-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 341
Posted By opc11
Charge Batteries in 30 Seconds!

just saw this news story. thought it might be of interest.

StoreDot: Inside the nanotech that can charge your phone in 30 seconds | ZDNet...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 03-26-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,923
Posted By opc11
Re: Seeking life wisdom, and an opportunity to crew on a passage

Roger,

Thanks for the links. Read it all. I like that you spell it all out. You might be getting an application in the coming months. :-)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-22-2014
Replies: 129
Views: 9,485
Posted By opc11
Re: 2014 Catalina 445 vs 1998 Oyster 45

guitarguy,

I just read through the entire thread. I love Southerly's. The variable draft is highly appealing to me. But, I've yet to look into pricing and if I had to guess aren't they...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-17-2014
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,762,049
Posted By opc11
Re: Interesting Sailboats

Maybe we should start a thread on the behaviors of ostriches....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-16-2014
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,762,049
Posted By opc11
Re: Interesting Sailboats

I really miss Perry's contributions.

Where did he go, now that he's destroyed the single best sailnet thread.....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-13-2014
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,762,049
Posted By opc11
Re: Interesting Sailboats

Despite my more focused cruising interest (odd since i'm generally a pretty competitive guy who once upon a time loved racing lasers, 420's, 470's as a kid) a traveler would still be important to me...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-12-2014
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,762,049
Posted By opc11
Re: Interesting Sailboats

Paulo,

I think the healthy upper end market is a reflection of the underlying dichotomy in global economies. There's two very separate stories evolving. The middle class are not doing as well as...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-12-2014
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,762,049
Posted By opc11
Re: Cruising and racing with wing sails

Yes, I should have been more clear. My interest in this rig is for cruising not racing.

I wonder if it will be more expensive because they think it will be a big selling feature (easier to sail,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-12-2014
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,762,049
Posted By opc11
Re: Interesting Sailboats

Nothing short of pure arrogance. MAJOR BUMMER.

Bob, I had much more respect for you before tonight.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-12-2014
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,762,049
Posted By opc11
Re: Interesting Sailboats

I'm just catching up on posts, so I'm a bit behind. But I got to get this off my chest after reading the chines discussion....

I'm trying hard to stay out of this...Bob, I enjoyed your...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-12-2014
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,762,049
Posted By opc11
Re: The Big RM

Paulo, I've been trying to pay attention to the location of the cockpit winches in the boats i'm most interested in. You don't see that many with the winches grouped so close to the helm as they are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-11-2014
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,762,049
Posted By opc11
Re: Pelicano Missing In Action

So glad to be catching up on this awesome thread. I'm actually in Delray beach for a bit, so I'm definitely hitting up the Miami boat show! Thanks for the heads up!!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-10-2014
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,762,049
Posted By opc11
Re: Cruising and racing with wing sails

Paulo, glad to see you starting to warm up to the idea of the wing sail. When I first brought it up, you weren't as impressed! Might be better for solo sailing as well!

Regards,
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-27-2014
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,762,049
Posted By opc11
Re: The thread

Paulo, I'm busy catching up as you can tell but I would suggest separating the racing/rally discussions into a different thread and you might consider putting the prototype/experimental's into the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-29-2013
Replies: 91
Views: 13,228
Posted By opc11
Re: " All Is Lost" movie

WARNING: POTENTIAL SPOILER ALERT!

Awful! that's all I can say. No opportunity to be sold on the lifestyle or why he's out there. It would have made great contrast to the disaster at sea. I found...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-28-2013
Replies: 91
Views: 13,228
Posted By opc11
Re: " All Is Lost" movie

Kind of funny it's available in land-locked AZ but not some states that border the coastline. Going to see it in a few hours. Very much looking forward to it.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-18-2013
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,762,049
Posted By opc11
Re: Interesting Sailboats

WOW. They build some boats. Some of those interiors are incredible!
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