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Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   1 Day Ago
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Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   1 Day Ago
Replies: 769
Views: 30,429
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Can you post pictures of huge oil tankers and cruise ships ,which were built out of wood, for its supposedly superior strength to weigh ratio?

You've achieved a new level of nonsensical with that...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   2 Days Ago
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Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

But what about the anchor roller?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,100
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: How does spending an extra 50,000 on a boat cost

I think it does - people who can spend a mil on a toy boat want the latest and greatest.

Just take a look at Christine - it's been for sale for years & years for 1/2 mil - for a 100' sailboat....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   4 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Melges 30 or run?

I meant my question in a more general sense about Carrol Marine, not just about the Melges boats.

There's a lot of trash talk out there about Carrol.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   4 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Melges 30 or run?

I've seen a lot of negative references to Carrol Marine - what's the story? Did they bite off more than they could chew in terms of high tech techniques or something?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   5 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,100
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: How does spending an extra 50,000 on a boat cost

That's just the plain old Law of Diminishing Returns.

law of diminishing returns

1. used to refer to a point at which the level of profits or benefits gained is less than the amount of...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   6 Days Ago
Replies: 769
Views: 30,429
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

The brother (Bill Killam) of Graybeards owners (Lol Killam) reputedly built the very first Airex cored boat - Porpoise, a Discovery 47. A pic of it is on the spec page in Sailboat Data.

Graybeard...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   1 Week Ago
Replies: 769
Views: 30,429
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Is C-Flex still available? A hot local boat (Kanata) was built with it in about 1974. It was a Two Tonner that went to SORC and the AC in England but was not very successful at either because it was...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   1 Week Ago
Replies: 769
Views: 30,429
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

In a closed mind.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,164
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Bow rail bend fix

They weld on studs for those dent pullers - you don't have to drill but they are for sheet metal panels, not something as stiff as a piece of tubing.

Straighten it out and live with the dimple -...
Forum: Diesel   1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: 2GM20F doesn't reach full rpms

Sounds like a plan. A prop shop can tell you how much 2 degrees and 4 degrees will raise your RPM so you can choose before you take it off and deliver it to them.
Forum: Boat Reviews   1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 6,610
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: C&C 29 - Mark 1 vs 2

In your circumstances I wouldn't even consider a keel stepped mast. You'll never need their benefits and it would be a constant headache re: trailering.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,164
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Bow rail bend fix

Since you're in L.A. why not check out Minneys and/or the sailboat scrappers to see about getting a new pulpit? They usually go for a couple of boat dimes.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,164
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Bow rail bend fix

If it's kinked the only fix is to have the kinked section cut out and a new piece welded in. I had this done on a stern pulpit that got kinked in the curved corner. The shop I used did nothing but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,164
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Bow rail bend fix

If it's bent down, put a halyard on it and winch it with a buddy cranking while you watch the bend. Do it slowly and over bend it a smidge to compensate for springback.

I wouldn't remove it except...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   1 Week Ago
Replies: 769
Views: 30,429
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Now that I've owned a Hunter 31 for a while I can also attest that most of the trash talk about them is BS. My boat is 31 years old and has not had an easy life, culminating in swinging basically...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   1 Week Ago
Replies: 769
Views: 30,429
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Jeezzuss Brent - time to visit your family vet - your med's are losing their effectiveness.

Calling someone an ignorant a$$hole is not grounds for exclusion from Canada and AFAIK Bob has never...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   1 Week Ago
Replies: 769
Views: 30,429
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Brent doesn't give steel a bad name, he just gives himself a bad name with his monomania. :wink

I've seen some of his boats and the hulls don't look bad at all - very fair and they hide that short...
Forum: Diesel   1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: 2GM20F doesn't reach full rpms

I'd add one thing to Rich's excellent post - the torque peak RPM is the most fuel efficient running speed for an engine. 80% of max RPM is a piece of conventional wisdom that has little to do with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,100
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: How does spending an extra 50,000 on a boat cost

You are missing the point - boats are not a financial investment, they are a lifestyle expenditure.

Would you analyze the "investment" aspects of spending many $thousands on a trip to Europe? Or...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,197
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Time to resurrect the Ferrocement yacht?

The simple answer to the OP is no.

There were plasticizers in the 70's and even a resin bog called Ferr-A-Lite that replaced the mortar with a sort of fiberglass putty.

You still end up with a...
Forum: Diesel   1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: 2GM20F doesn't reach full rpms

It sure sounds like a classic over-propped condition. Is it a new or changed situation?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Interior paint for wall panels

I got a gallon for $10 off the skid of mistints that all paint stores have.

A lot cheaper than the $50 a quart that "marine" paint costs.

Obviously you have to use it where appropriate and...
Forum: SailNet FAQ   1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Yanmar 2gm raw water, water manifold plug

A rubber plug to seal a big hole in the pressurized cooling system of your engine?

I'd think back to that inadequate winterizing job and do some soul searching if I was you.
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