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Search: Posts Made By: JonEisberg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 91
Views: 3,152
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Boat Us conducts anchor tests

Exactly… the supposed methodology of this one IS a bit of a head-scratcher…

Hmmm, let's see… A Boat/US anchor test, "Sponsored by Fortress Anchors", just happens to be conducted in the soft mud of...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid 2 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 527
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Electric repower ideas

LOL!

I've been talking with a guy over the last couple of weeks regarding moving his newly-purchased Nonsuch 33 from Annapolis to NJ… The boat is electrically-powered, same deal, "just enough to...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid 2 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 527
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Electric repower ideas

Well, I'm no expert, but that strikes me as a rather 'optimistic' outlook, to say the least…

:-)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 2,568
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Annoying Halyard Slap

Couldn't agree more… Somebody's gotta say it - Ordinary bungee cords have no place aboard a proper yacht…

:-))

Whenever I jump on a boat to be delivered, I know I might be in trouble if I find...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Rogue wave antenna

In this particular case, I wouldn't count on it… :-)

The first wifi antenna I ever purchased, several years ago, was the original model offered by Rogue Wave…

had a bit of difficulty...
Forum: Weather 2 Days Ago
Replies: 100
Views: 7,538
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Tropical Storm Gonzalo... Ooops!

LOL! Yes, I have…

Well, a few times, anyway… But never for Hurricane Season in the Eastern Caribbean, I'll admit…

:-)
Forum: Weather 3 Days Ago
Replies: 100
Views: 7,538
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Tropical Storm Gonzalo... Ooops!

That was a VERY shrewd move…

I was wondering how you managed to score such a favorable position, good on 'ya…

:-)

My experience with Hurricane Arthur back in July pales in comparison with...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid 3 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 527
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Electric repower ideas

Do you foresee ever selling the boat?

Such a modification could really narrow the field of potential buyers...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,582
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Sailing Magazines

Well, it's long been a popular sport, and a virtual staple on sailing forums, for folks to gripe about how crappy the current crop of sailing magazines are :-)

However, I sometimes have to wonder...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 2,568
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Annoying Halyard Slap

LOL!

There will ALWAYS be some component of sailors/boaters who will just NEVER learn…

One hundred years from now, halyards will still be slapping in marinas…

And, people will STILL be...
Forum: Other Brands 3 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Allied Chance 30-30

Sorry for the delay in following up…

My boat is actually Hull #1… If you've read the Allied history of the boats, she was originally launched as BOOMERANG, and had a very impressive racing record...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Ditch bag vs Ditch box

No reason it won't be a good solution, in my opinion…

My life raft lives inside a large Pelican case… If I ever have to bail out, my plan would be to use the Pelican storage case for all the last...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Boom brake advice

My experience with a boom brake is limited to my Dutchman, have only looked at the Wichard. Aside from the dual preventer setup seen on most Valiants, i don't think I've ever delivered a boat...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 5 Days Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,150
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Production buckets and the limits

Pretty sure it was 1/4", just from some scrap I had lying around… But I'm sure you could go a bit thinner, no problem…

Just double check that whatever sealant you use, will not be of the type...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 998
Views: 122,409
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

My experience on an H-R is limited to a single trip, running 43 up from Trinidad to Annapolis…

Dave is right. I was VERY impressed, she trucked along like a freight train, very impressive...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,150
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Production buckets and the limits

You've got it, they're virtually indestructible…

Cut out the bottom, replace it with clear plexi, and you have yourself a handy Look Bucket, as well…

...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 998
Views: 122,409
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Hell, we all know those folks who sail Tayana 37s and the like are an ornery bunch, to begin with… :-)

Without a doubt, I would have LOVED the opportunity this summer to have stretched out and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 998
Views: 122,409
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

No reason any boat cannot strike a reasonable balance, and have both… Unfortunately, that balance has become skewed in many cases today, with boats being designed around their interiors, and the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 663
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Advice on changing a cutlass bearing

Here's a good piece by Tom Zydler in a recent CRUISING WORLD re cutless bearings…

Cutless Bearings | Cruising World (http://www.cruisingworld.com/how/shaft-bearings)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 998
Views: 122,409
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Great post, as usual, Tom…

As myself and others continue to argue, "Design" is the fundamental starting point of the wide array of "Characteristics" that make certain boats more suitable for...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 998
Views: 122,409
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Sounds fair enough..

I provided a measure of the "rough waterness" of my boat.. according to you.. same as "Blue Waterness" So problem solved. This measure works for any boat. Here, I repeat if...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 998
Views: 122,409
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

You guys really should stop trying to analyze the great lakes.. you are totally insulting yourselves..

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You should stop trying to equate the swell that can be generated on Lake Superior...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 998
Views: 122,409
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Nor does everyone understand those who speak in tongues, with a heavy dose of condescension thrown in…

Time to put up, or shut up… Show us how you "quantify" the "Blue Waterness" of any small...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 998
Views: 122,409
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Well, then you might want to take that up with one of your fellow Hunter owners, he's been tossing that designation around for awhile, here...

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/969653-post250.html
...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 998
Views: 122,409
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

I think you're dreaming... :-)

Ask these folks on the Beneteau BLUE PEARL, which sank last spring enroute to the Azores, about their "safe return", after the boat was "broken"... Their 'home', now...
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