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Search: Posts Made By: Dking59
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-17-2004
Replies: 18
Views: 4,893
Posted By Dking59
Furling Main Sails

Thanks to everyone for the discussion of sail and rig theroy, it is interesting, but the reality of our budget and our plan says we are looking for 15 yr. old moderate displ. cruising boat and not...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-15-2004
Replies: 18
Views: 4,893
Posted By Dking59
Furling Main Sails

Jack,
Thanks for your reply. Sounds like K.I.S.S. theory is what your suggesting. Makes sense to me, if I can''t fix it, do I really need it.
One question, what is a Solent Stay? is this a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-14-2004
Replies: 18
Views: 4,893
Posted By Dking59
Furling Main Sails

Jeff,
I tend to agree with you on the furling main sail. There are times on a boat when the main just has to come down, now. I think I want gravity on my side. What did confuse me is what you said...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-13-2004
Replies: 18
Views: 4,893
Posted By Dking59
Furling Main Sails

Jeff and Jack thanks for your replies, I think they were both of value. Let me give you a bit more detail.
The Plan.
My wife and I have owned several boats from a wooden Snipe to a Starret&Jenks45....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-11-2004
Replies: 18
Views: 4,893
Posted By Dking59
Furling Main Sails

Iam looking for cruising boat to take us to the Carribean, Centeral America, etc. And some offshore work. Several of the boats on my short list have in mast roller furling.
I am conerned about these...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-12-2004
Replies: 17
Views: 3,330
Posted By Dking59
Bristol 41.1

Ian,

I have the same concern about the Brewer cockpit. It is very big and very wide. This makes it difficult to wedge yourself in on a rough day. The Bristol cockpit is narrow enough to sit aside...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-03-2004
Replies: 17
Views: 3,330
Posted By Dking59
Bristol 41.1

Ian,

My wife and I are also very intersted in Bristol 41.1 as a cruising boat and some offshore work. We are trying dig up any info we can on construction and sailing qualities. Emailed some...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-28-2003
Replies: 18
Views: 7,080
Posted By Dking59
Ketch vs. Cutter

Thanks for the reply salingfool

I guess my definition of "modern boats" is a little broader than yours. I''m considering boats such as Brewer 44, Bristol 41.1 and 45, Contest 40. All these boats...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-27-2003
Replies: 18
Views: 7,080
Posted By Dking59
Ketch vs. Cutter

I would like to hear some discussion about the advantages or disadvantages of a ketch rig on a modern cruising boat.
I''m thinking in terms of a 42 to 44'' boat handled by a couple. Traditionaly a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-16-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 642
Posted By Dking59
Brewer12.8/44

Would like to hear from someone who has had experience sailing a Brewer 12.8/44 I''m looking for a comfortable cruising boat, shoal draft and reasonable speed. There is no doubt that the Brewer has...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-05-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 10,134
Posted By Dking59
Freshwater vs Saltwater boat; ASA courses

Jay,

Not only would I look at "fresh water boats" I would try to find a "northern boat". One that has not baked in the sun, sat in the warm salt water and. most importantly, one that has been...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-05-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 2,761
Posted By Dking59
Bristol 43.3

My wife and I have been looking at the Bristol 41.1 as a cruising boat. We would be coastal cruising and some offshore work. What I''m trying to resolve is the centerboard issue. Is it an asset or...
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