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Search: Posts Made By: Brent Swain
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-29-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 3,651
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Why don't boats have headlights?

Wow!:eek: I'm really surprised at the emotion and rancor raised by headlights of all things.... Really? Ok.

I get the argument that you can ruin your night vision, but beyond that the backers of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-29-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 3,651
Posted By MUSIC40
Re: Why don't boats have headlights?

Not gona read all this and I'm gona guess that this has been mentioned?

One of my two boats is a 80's searay 24 power boat with a spotlight on the bow-it helps out and I wish my sailboat had one!
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 04-28-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 8,894
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Another boat lost in Atlantic

Yup, that's it... Well, if you classify a rudder breaking clean off and floating away as "a major rudder problem", that is :-)

Damn, no insurance, either... that's gonna hurt... Makes being in...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 04-28-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 8,894
Posted By smurphny
Re: Another boat lost in Atlantic

The term "engineer" had a different meaning back when capability rather than a piece of paper determined who designed things but many of the great engineers also had a degree from a good college. The...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 04-28-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 8,894
Posted By joethecobbler
Re: Another boat lost in Atlantic

engineers, the Erie canal employed zero engineers in it's initial digging /construction.
I'll put my trust in a seasoned tradesman, with a apprentice background before a book taught engineer working...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 04-28-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 8,894
Posted By smurphny
Re: Another boat lost in Atlantic

It seems like everything is built with less attention to quality than to profit nowadays. It's puzzling because there are those few companies that have figured out, as the few have throughout...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-27-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 3,190
Posted By jimgo
Re: Mandatory PFDs

Brent, that gives a new meaning to "safe sex".
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-26-2014
Replies: 5,247
Views: 349,694
Posted By Dirtyfloats
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Well, to me what really makes the deal is using a material you enjoy working with! Whether building a boat or buying one, we all know that you will have to work on it (well maybe not some of the more...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-25-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 3,381
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Theft-proofing your tender and outboard...

Bingo, the captain of our boat I was crewing on did exactly this to a brand new yamaha 8, painted it matt black and dark colors...the dinghy he had it all covered with a matt ocre covering that hid...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-25-2014
Replies: 5,247
Views: 349,694
Posted By Dirtyfloats
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

For me, I wouldn't want anything BUT solid lifelines.
No reason in the world that I can see to not be as safe as possible.
They also make getting in and out of a dinghy tremendously easy.
And...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-24-2014
Replies: 5,247
Views: 349,694
Posted By Dirtyfloats
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Life without a woodstove where I live would be unfathomably horrible.
Wether on land, or in a boat, The damp will get you up here without one.
Theres nothing more peacful to me than rowing ashore...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-23-2014
Replies: 5,247
Views: 349,694
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Cinderella and her sisters had different realities too. Building your own vessel and heating it with wood on the coast is so far from others realities the twain shall never meet . And just as well...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-23-2014
Replies: 5,247
Views: 349,694
Posted By Dirtyfloats
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Half inch stainless plate welded to the back section of cockpit seats.
Gotta be able to hammer somwhere...
Certainly wont dent that....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-23-2014
Replies: 5,247
Views: 349,694
Posted By Dirtyfloats
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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But that's my point - why on earth would you actually build one of these things??? You'd lose tens of thousands of dollars AND years of your life. Totally not worth it.

If you HAVE to have a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-17-2014
Replies: 5,247
Views: 349,694
Posted By SloopJonB
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-15-2014
Replies: 5,247
Views: 349,694
Posted By shank32095
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Bob,

First congrats on the little guy! A while back you commented on obtaining stability calculations on my new boat Crusoe. I have been unable to contact the builder but maybe you can take...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-11-2014
Replies: 5,247
Views: 349,694
Posted By sonsunmandelin
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

since, i am on a rampage i will note, that every swain owner i have met, witch is lots, all say the same thing "safe", i only have a columbia 36, right now, because of convenience according to my...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-11-2014
Replies: 5,247
Views: 349,694
Posted By sonsunmandelin
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

locally i see 3 of your boats within a 30 mile radius of victoria, im a big fan! sounding like a freak, but, i have sailed pearl song and she was awsome, although no motor was a downer in the gulf...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-08-2014
Replies: 5,247
Views: 349,694
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

the t34 is what destroyed hitlers dreams of that massive barge of a tank I forget the name...he so wanted to rule the world

point aside

I cruised on a steel boat halfway around the world

I...
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