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Forum: Pacific Seacraft   2 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By Faster
Re: Awl Grip

We did our own Awlgrip paint job.. certainly didn't turn out "Pro" but it was a huge improvement nontheless. We had a bit of a team, with spouses mixing whilst spraying. I'd say the biggest...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   15 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,557
Views: 116,067
Posted By Faster
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Watched all 6 segments.. it was 6 years, even with all the parts precut for him.

Worth checking out the last one.. pretty meticulous work and the engine space was spotless. Not sure what his...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By Faster
Re: Help with used boat ideas?

Catalina 42 MK1 might also fit the bill. Good ongoing builder support.
Forum: Boat Reviews   2 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By Faster
Re: Swiftsure 21

Where's 'near here'?

These boats were BC built, IIRC.. the 21 seems quite similar to a San Juan 21.
Forum: Outboard   2 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By Faster
Re: Tohatsu/Nissan 3.5 4 Stroke went diving ...

OK, good.. that one's a bit sneaky to find



Not certain about the actual circuit, but wondering about "running with the kill lead disconnected" - could still be an open cct that might prevent...
Forum: Outboard   2 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By Faster
Re: Tohatsu/Nissan 3.5 4 Stroke went diving ...

Not sure if the carbs are shared with the 2 stroke, but if so, did you pull the rubber plug on a small pedestal that you can see once you drop the bowl? There's a small jet at the base of that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By Faster
Re: Hard dodger strength and weight limit ?

Our pictures have those extra braces, but I'm not sure that they contribute hugely to sideways stability. Our dodger, as you can see from the pics, uses very large radius bent bows - no flat runs at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 797
Posted By Faster
Re: Grinder position for offshore.

Great point.. I could never see the logic of have a radar or plotter below at the nav stn, so we mounted radar and plotter display at the binnacle/pedestal. In fair weather that's great, but as we've...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By Faster
Re: My boat needs a new cockpit.

Beautiful work.. clever plan.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Days Ago
Replies: 222
Views: 8,760
Posted By Faster
Re: In praise of production boats!

uh.. guys... that 'Trail Hunter' video is very well done, and shows off our geography pretty well. But there's no real 'Hunter'(sailboat) connection here. The Hunter used is probably coincidental....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   3 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By Faster
Re: Looking for my first boat - PNW

I'd say your budget and your intended area of use will preclude most of your list. IMO in BC waters you need a boat that goes well to weather if you plan to sail often. Other than some strait...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By Faster
Re: Shipping small boats by rail?

I know someone who went the other way.. Ranger 28 Vancouver to St John NB and did it on a flat car (20 years ago)- but his employer paid the tab.

I think the trailer/truck route is the way to go.....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By Faster
Re: Hard dodger strength and weight limit ?

I think it will depend on how large the dodger frame is. Ours is rather small, with a large radius and no flat runs anywhere.. I think a gymnast could do some routines on our bare frame.. we do have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By Faster
Re: What is going on with this keel?! Please Help Solve this Mystery

Wow,, that's a lot of work.

There seems to be little/no evidence of water leaking into the boat at the keel joint.. and it sounds like you're confident that the joint calking/sealant is intact on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By Faster
Re: Advice needed for Landlubber

In that case you're biggest challenge will be to find that reliable broker.. It's a popular boat, esp in Europe.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By Faster
Re: Advice needed for Landlubber

Long distance dealings of these sorts are always more problematic than face to face.. But perhaps with today's technology less so.

If it's a well known and well regarded design that is sought...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 5,061
Views: 458,192
Posted By Faster
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Over a thousand NM away is rather open ended, isn't it???
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   1 Week Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 6,255
Posted By Faster
Re: Adrift sv Dagny, West End, Grand Bahama

Sheesh, Len... not exactly an uplifting tale, that one!
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   1 Week Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 6,255
Posted By Faster
Re: Adrift sv Dagny, West End, Grand Bahama

I remember that incident, but did not know that the boat was recovered and still in use.. Great story!
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   1 Week Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,646
Posted By Faster
Re: Comparing diesel vrs electric propulsion(DIY/Production) in terms of resell value

Seems to me electric propulsion will continue to be relatively limited range so it would depend on the local area and the intended usage. In areas where simply daysailing is the norm and power is...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska   1 Week Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,201
Posted By Faster
Re: Anchoring recommendations in the PNW?

I think with a couple of months and not too many weather delays/layover days you could get there and back without necessarily feeling 'rushed', though there will likely be some long travel days in...
Forum: Home Page Featured News   1 Week Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 352
Posted By Faster
Home Page Picture.. originally posted by cb32863

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Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska   1 Week Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,201
Posted By Faster
Re: Anchoring recommendations in the PNW?

Catalina 22? Bene 50? Pogo? Cigarette boat? Beaver on floats? ;)
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By Faster
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   1 Week Ago
Replies: 142
Views: 6,295
Posted By Faster
Re: 70year olds get rescued 7 times in 7 months

The cavalier attitude was kinda offensive, I thought. Hard to imagine that they would actually ever arrive if they did get too far from land for a rescue team..

This story has actually made it...
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