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Search: Posts Made By: OsmundL
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-25-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 2,994
Posted By OsmundL
Child of the Year

Anybody have a suitable 10-year old to sacrifice?

Today, Jessica Watson was named Australian of the Year for sailing solo, unassisted, non-stop around the world at the age of 16.

Don't...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-25-2011
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,759,190
Posted By OsmundL
PeterSailer, you’re looking at a perfect size...

PeterSailer, you’re looking at a perfect size range for my taste! It gives you lots of alternatives in good boats. A caveat: it is more like 26 ft in new boats and 35ft in old ones – the old shapes...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-25-2011
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,759,190
Posted By OsmundL
Yes, I was only responding to the theme of "do...

Yes, I was only responding to the theme of "do they make them any longer." As far as I know the Contessa ceased production in 1976-78 in Europe and 1990 in Canada. The Folkboat can still be bought...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-25-2011
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,759,190
Posted By OsmundL
Any smaller?

Could they come smaller?
A "Mini-Folkboat" named MF-Boat was launched only last year, by the son of the original Folkboat designer. Definitely a day sailor/fun boat, it is certainly true to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-25-2011
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,759,190
Posted By OsmundL
Not so costly

If you want a "real" and small sailboat (25ft), there is always the Nordic Folkboat, some 4000 produced so far and still in manufacture. The design originated in 1939, in wood :-)

It has its own...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-25-2011
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,759,190
Posted By OsmundL
...or good new boats...

… yes, PeterSailor, I know you wanted small full keelers; I just could not bring myself to show a photo of the smallest Nauticat 331, it is such an ugly box :-) So, here goes (my next post is more to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-20-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 5,211
Posted By OsmundL
Designing for technology?

This is probably a point to muse over without ever having consequences, but…
It could be that design and bow thrusters go hand in hand? Nobody would argue that canoe shapes, Colin Archers and boats...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-18-2011
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,759,190
Posted By OsmundL
I am a little cautious about numbers for Xp-38...

I am a little cautious about numbers for Xp-38 (and some others). Comparing the Polar Diagrams for one boat against real-world testing of another can give drastic misinterpretation. Polar diagrams...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-14-2011
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,759,190
Posted By OsmundL
This is me

I have a personal relationship with boats. There is no reason why anyone else should agree with this, I just put it out so you know where I come from:

I am a bit of a purist. If I had a Porsche,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-14-2011
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,759,190
Posted By OsmundL
This but no more

To me, that’s just silly. Why go in-between? The differences are too marginal for my tastes.




You are telling me how fast my boat sails :) :) :) Sorry, but this is where you are wrong. I do...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-14-2011
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,759,190
Posted By OsmundL
Sure. The Xp-38 I just posted, because I was too...

Sure. The Xp-38 I just posted, because I was too dumb to read threads.



I know that, of course. My reference is to sailing with one, which compromises upwind performance of the Xp-38, even if...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-14-2011
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,759,190
Posted By OsmundL
Those abstract numbers

Thanks for pushing me to look closer. Why not put some vital stats of Xp-38 alongside Ovni 395? The similarities are striking, although nuances are obvious. Luckily, the two have identical LWL,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-14-2011
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,759,190
Posted By OsmundL
Rave rave rave

Bloody good question! I have to think carefully about this, and I’m not even sure my initial response will be the final. I have the sinking feeling that it will end up with Pros and Cons.

To get...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 5,211
Posted By OsmundL
Just wondering

First, a declaration of interest: I have a bow thruster and appreciate it. Windage is a problem. Still, three separate memories prompted my question:

1. I happened across a debate on a design...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-14-2011
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,759,190
Posted By OsmundL
Apologies

Profound apologies! I actually did a Search for it in the thread just to be sure, because I could not recall it being discussed. The search came up with so many false leads - lots of mentions of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-13-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 5,211
Posted By OsmundL
Is the bow thruster an aphrodisiac?

I thought I might try this thread, expecting some interesting responses:
Are power boaters a different breed? Or, to be fair to fishermen and many old-timers, maybe a more specific question: does...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-13-2011
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,759,190
Posted By OsmundL
And a new X-Yacht

X-Yachts 38
When you want to combine performance with comfort, I think it is hard to go past X-Yachts. These Danish boats are quality throughout, and you can be fooled by their looks – they appear...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-13-2011
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,759,190
Posted By OsmundL
Farr 400 and J108

More novelties:
J-boats have a good name in the industry, and they now embrace lifting keels. The J95 (pictured below) was already available with a lifting keel and earned a Boat of the Year Award,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-13-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 3,821
Posted By OsmundL
I did type "3", didn't I? Thanks for noticing,...

I did type "3", didn't I? Thanks for noticing, capecodda.
I did of course mean "15 or more blasts" - the more the better, to scare the kidneys off the other guy :) :) :)
(That one was for you,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-13-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 3,821
Posted By OsmundL
I won’t let go of the original premise for this...

I won’t let go of the original premise for this thread, that visibility is such that you cannot determine what tack the other is on. If I could, the discussion is moot, yes?

Given that, I would...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-13-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 4,037
Posted By OsmundL
SOG - but where?

I discovered a vague point in my previous post and meant to correct it, but got distracted into this cute observation about SOG:

We sometimes mean to estimate current by subtracting SOG (Speed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-12-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 4,037
Posted By OsmundL
Some practical consequences

The “bearing” bit has been defined very clearly already – see e.g. FlyNavy and MdBee above – but perhaps this is easier to remember:

Heading and Bearing both describe angles referring to your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-12-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 3,821
Posted By OsmundL
Common sense rules

First of all, I stand by Omatako and several others in “get out of his way” – do whatever it takes to stay clear. This is after all the rule above all; collision avoidance has primacy over all other...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-12-2011
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,759,190
Posted By OsmundL
High is no advantage

We are agreed, really; without the measurements I’m just not sure that the Hammerhead 35 is so high.

The determining factor is often the height of the cockpit; you do after all need some head...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-12-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 2,592
Posted By OsmundL
Here are a few links, though you'll find that to...

Here are a few links, though you'll find that to get beyond the surface they tend to demand money :) :) :)

Gross figures do appear occasionally in the news - I saw some giving US and EU numbers a...
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