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Search: Posts Made By: PeterSailer
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 1,732
Posted By PeterSailer
Re: Preparing to Beat Jesse martins World Record

77 years old, see the link for the article:

World's oldest sailor arrives home in Japan after solo journey around globe - Telegraph...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 1,732
Posted By PeterSailer
Re: Preparing to Beat Jesse martins World Record

I think that if you would be serious about this, you would have enough knowledge and experience to choose your own "ship"
Forum: Living Aboard 09-27-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 4,824
Posted By PeterSailer
Re: Considering doing Live Aboard. (Need Advise)

You should probably get your self a sailboat with standing head room, this makes living aboard much easier.

Pierre
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-27-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,840
Posted By PeterSailer
Re: Boat Builder Reputations (who makes good boats?)

San juan 21
Catalina 25
Tanzer 22

The tanzer's have a good reputation and you can get them for quite cheap.
San Juan and Catalina's both have good reputation but they are usally a bit more...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-27-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3,739
Posted By PeterSailer
Re: Should i use a radar reflector

Would you need a radar reflector on a steel sailboat? or is the steel hull good enough?
Or maybe the hull it self is too low in the water to get picked up properly?

In the older days they used to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-26-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 4,344
Posted By PeterSailer
Re: Small boat voyaging

Tristan Jones has some great books, and if I remember right, he lost a leg at some point in his life but he keep single handing his sailboat!

A few years ago I met a guy whos family personally...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-25-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 4,344
Posted By PeterSailer
Re: Small boat voyaging

Some people even push it further...have you guys heard of April fool?
Hugo Vihlen crossed the Atlantic from Casablanca, Africa to Miami, Florida in a 6' sailboat!

He wrote a book about it, it's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-25-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 4,344
Posted By PeterSailer
Re: Small boat voyaging

Here is a great video of a guy crossing the Atlantic in a contessa 26:
Solo Transatlantic [complete] - YouTube

And here is the same guy going from Antigua in the Caribbean to New York city:
Solo...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-25-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 4,344
Posted By PeterSailer
Re: Small boat voyaging

Google Lin and Larry Pardey and there is Tristan jones, and many others.

Lots of folks went around the Globe with the contessa 26.

Like misfits said, Most of them are sailing under the radar.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-24-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By PeterSailer
Re: More Tsunami Debris

One more good reason to have a steel boat ;)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-24-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 2,314
Posted By PeterSailer
Re: Frameless steel construction

That just might be the hardest part of this hole thing :)



I've never heard of it, what I'm woundering is if the paint used in this process would double up as a good marine paint?

I've also...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-24-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 2,314
Posted By PeterSailer
Re: Frameless steel construction

Here is a picture os the home made blocks:

12256

They look just fine to me, the only thing is the chain link...the guy didn't make the pad eye on the deck big enough, thats it.

Here is a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-24-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 4,270
Posted By PeterSailer
Re: WTH Chuckles? A freakin' mono????

Is it common to install windvane self steering system on cats?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-22-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,369
Posted By PeterSailer
Re: Tidal grids with fin keel boats

Most boats rest on their keel when stored on the hard, except maybe the newer hight performence machine with very skinny but deep keels.

Cheers

Pierre
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-22-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,191
Posted By PeterSailer
Re: What else could I have done?

I never heard of it but it might be possible to moor your boat with all chain? The end would be stainless steel so it wouldn't stain the boat. Wouldn't help for the broken bow roller but at least it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-22-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 2,314
Posted By PeterSailer
Re: Frameless steel construction

It's not the first time I heard that Moitessier had "issues"... But he was a hell of a good sailor, we have to give him that...And I bet his telephone pole mast was heavier then the steel mast I'm...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-22-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 4,270
Posted By PeterSailer
Re: WTH Chuckles? A freakin' mono????

Learned something today :)

Pierre
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-22-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 4,270
Posted By PeterSailer
Re: WTH Chuckles? A freakin' mono????

I know this might sound like a dump question but I really don't know much about multihulls...Is it possible to hove-to with a multihull?? I'm gussing not but like I said, I don't know much about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-22-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 2,314
Posted By PeterSailer
Re: Frameless steel construction

If I recall correctly, Bernard Moitessier outfitted the interior of Tamata realy simply.
Unfortunally I don't have his books with me so I don't know the extent of the "simplicity" of his cabin...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-22-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 6,055
Posted By PeterSailer
Re: Water Ballast Boats ?

And even if any water gets in, as long as the companion way is closed, all the waster will drain very fast since the the boat has a open transom.

And hey, I guess they don't sink either ;)
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-22-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 951
Posted By PeterSailer
Re: Moving a steel cradle

You could always cut it in a few pieces, throw it in the back of the truck and weld it back together later on...

Pierre
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-22-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 6,055
Posted By PeterSailer
Re: Water Ballast Boats ?

A guy that I know who owns a MacGregor 26 said that he uses Javex bleach once in a while in his water ballast tank. But he says that it's no big deal because he usally empty he's ballast after each...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-22-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 2,314
Posted By PeterSailer
Re: Frameless steel construction

My goal is to have my boat built and ready to leave for a unknown amount of time in about 20-25 years. After that much time in the military, I'll have a pension wich will provide more then enough...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-22-2012
Replies: 2,869
Views: 332,004
Posted By PeterSailer
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Luckily you guys had some good weather...would of been quite scary in a blow!

Pierre
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-22-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 2,314
Posted By PeterSailer
Re: Frameless steel construction

The basic shell of the BrentSwain 36 has been frequently pulled together in a matter of weeks. It is clearly stated in Brent's book and on the Origamie forum.

Pierre
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