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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-23-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 751
Posted By JohnDrake
Merry Christmas

:O) Thanks...I knew that first part would be a little offputting to some...but it is honestly not meant to be...it just rhymed.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-23-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 751
Posted By JohnDrake
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to everyone. My Christmas treat:


SAIL THE WORLD
(sung to the tune of "Feed the World")


It''s Christmastime, and all I want is a bigger boat.
A cutter or sloop, but not a...
Forum: Living Aboard   01-18-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 3,331
Posted By JohnDrake
LOOKING 4 A BOAT

Interesting, but that was not my experience. My quote from USAA was less than the others, covered the surveyors valuation of the boat. The boat can be used as a liveaboard and it certainly is an...
Forum: Living Aboard   01-15-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 3,331
Posted By JohnDrake
LOOKING 4 A BOAT

Hi Rikki

Congratulations on your service. An old friend of mine just retired from the USCG. It is a great service with great people. He is now a diplomat serving in Iraq. I only met a few CG...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-17-2004
Replies: 0
Views: 1,004
Posted By JohnDrake
Twas the night before Christmas

T''WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

(My apologies to Major Henry Livingston Jr. (1748-1828), previously believed to be by Clement Clarke Moore)

T''was the night before Christmas, when all...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-14-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 1,953
Posted By JohnDrake
CRUISER FRIENDLY WEBSITE CREATION AND HOSTING

Hi Barb

I have the free web page my ISP, Earthlink, provides. It is not a bad deal and allows a decent amount of space. You can see my example at:

http://home.earthlink.net/~sv.invictus
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-14-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 779
Posted By JohnDrake
Happy Holidays to All

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE.

Here is my annual holiday poem for the great folks here. I hope everyone finds the spirit of the season within them and shares it with others. It has been a great year on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-05-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 10,536
Posted By JohnDrake
Info on BENETEAU FIRST 405 1987

Hi Guys

Jack really hit the nail on the head. I would like to just put those aspects of boat buying in another perspective for you. Value. No boat is a good investment, though many high quality...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-01-2004
Replies: 66
Views: 23,875
Posted By JohnDrake
J-40 for Long Distance Cruising ?

Jack and Jeff, I think those were two very very important posts. Hope many will read carefully more than once.

Jack - glad you are back. You raise many important points. Cruising boats have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-30-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 1,171
Posted By JohnDrake
Charging adapter for phones, laptops,etc

You need to be very careful with connecting any electronic device to your boat or car 12vDC power supply. If your cell phone or GPS operates on a lower voltage, as most do, you will instantly fry it....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-29-2004
Replies: 66
Views: 23,875
Posted By JohnDrake
J-40 for Long Distance Cruising ?

Hi Jeff

Good point on boat length and performance. I agree. LOA and LWL being equal, the boat with the greater displacement should have a greater carrying capacity. Displacement being equal, the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-29-2004
Replies: 26
Views: 9,058
Posted By JohnDrake
more on old IOR boats

Jeff

You are very kind and I have always appreciated your words and advice here and elsewhere. I would love to take you up on your offer and sail aboard that fine boat. I know I would enjoy the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-29-2004
Replies: 66
Views: 23,875
Posted By JohnDrake
J-40 for Long Distance Cruising ?

Great post Chris.

Many sailors forget the fact that boats behave quite differently when loaded and that the balance of the load out can be critical to her motion at sea. Carrying too much weight...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-24-2004
Replies: 26
Views: 9,058
Posted By JohnDrake
more on old IOR boats

Really great discussion. Another reason to come here more often.

Jeff, that was a terrific explanation, thank you. Very worthwhile and instructive. I can see now how a plumb bow boat can have...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-23-2004
Replies: 26
Views: 9,058
Posted By JohnDrake
more on old IOR boats

Nice discussions and always great to hear from Jack (not just because he agreed with me :O)

I think for the purposes of discussion we will have to stipulate that either beam carried forward and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-23-2004
Replies: 26
Views: 9,058
Posted By JohnDrake
more on old IOR boats

Hi Jeff,

It is great to chat with you again. I take your point that boats that were designed to be heavier and more sea kindly departed from the IOR rule. Perhaps they are better termed IOR era...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-23-2004
Replies: 26
Views: 9,058
Posted By JohnDrake
more on old IOR boats

Is the discussion solely related to IOR boats designed solely for racing? If not...

I think that for most sailors who would like a performance boat, IOR boats are a fact of life. The IOR existed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-22-2004
Replies: 21
Views: 2,460
Posted By JohnDrake
anybody else in this boat

Belliegirl

Sounds like sailing is in your blood. There is nothing wrong with that. Sailing and the joy of it can always be a part of your life....and you don''t have to be living aboard for that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-11-2004
Replies: 18
Views: 7,248
Posted By JohnDrake
2 blade or 3 blade propeller

OK, just got an email from Mich Wheel. Sent them all my specs and asked for a quote. They recommend a 3 blade fixed....17x11.

Interesting, Campbell also said 17x11 at first blush but then changed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-11-2004
Replies: 18
Views: 7,248
Posted By JohnDrake
2 blade or 3 blade propeller

Thanks Jack. I will have to look up Gerr''s books. I like his writing and if Nigel recommended them....all the more. Nigel is a great guy. He really likes Hood 38''s too, so...that colors my opinion....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-11-2004
Replies: 18
Views: 7,248
Posted By JohnDrake
2 blade or 3 blade propeller

Hi Jack and Jeff,

It is great to chat with both of you again. I appreciate your points, all good ones.

I too am surprised at the Campbell pitch and diam recommendation and so was wondering if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-11-2004
Replies: 18
Views: 7,248
Posted By JohnDrake
2 blade or 3 blade propeller

I am swinging a 17"x12" 2 blade fixed, which I need to replace. It produces significant drag and prop walk (which can be used on occasion but I would rather have less).

I am looking into getting...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-10-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By JohnDrake
Immunizations?

Hi Jack

Your points are well taken and very informative. It would be interesting to know what vax the SSCA seminar said was only good for 6 months. That would be quite unusual, in my experience....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-10-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By JohnDrake
Immunizations?

Actually, I would not worry about the protective period of immunizations. Most are ten years or so. Yellow Fever immunization is a single shot, very well tolerated and highly recommended. There is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-09-2004
Replies: 18
Views: 5,055
Posted By JohnDrake
38-42 cruiser recomendations

Nice discussion.

I think there are pro''s and con''s to every type of design, larger 42ft CC vs 38ft aft cockpit for example. I looked at boats in the 38-43ft range some time ago before settling...
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