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Forum: Other Brands   03-09-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 2,474
Posted By BI40
Re: In Search of Block Island 40 Owners!

Contact us at Block Island 40 (http://www.BI40.com). Thanks for the post, we are working towards having the BI40 recognized as an important Tripp design and a class worth saving and restoring. We...
Forum: Other Brands   08-21-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,474
Posted By BI40
Another BI40 On Board

"Solaris" American Boat Building Company, Warren, RI, 1961:):
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-10-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 6,272
Posted By BI40
Great informational thread! Having sailed...

Great informational thread!

Having sailed several different rigs, I think nothing goes to weather like a little Folkboat (full keel and 3/4 rig), but having said that, I don't find myself needing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-09-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By BI40
Fantastic! A great way to share your adventures...

Fantastic! A great way to share your adventures with other folks. Thanks!

By the way, is that a Selden mast on Zanshin? If so, is the aluminum anodizing holding up? We had re-masted a ketch...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-09-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3,102
Posted By BI40
Backing up is no big deal with a bit of practice,...

Backing up is no big deal with a bit of practice, but it does expose your rudder (weakest part of the whole contraption) to potential damage. Make sure it's good water all the way.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-01-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,012
Posted By BI40
Maybe downloading and save NOAA charts as a PDF...

Maybe downloading and save NOAA charts as a PDF ...then USB to your local blueprint printer. (These days not really ammonia-based blue-color plots but large black and white Xerox outputs.) No color,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-27-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,039
Posted By BI40
We re-masted an Irwin 52 cutter-rigged ketch...

We re-masted an Irwin 52 cutter-rigged ketch several years ago, not because of my or my wife's age, but so we could handle that 22 ton BAB by ourselves ...which was also home at the time. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-25-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,537
Posted By BI40
At the risk of starting a brawl, in my limited...

At the risk of starting a brawl, in my limited experience with trailering sailboats, a boat either sails well or trailers well. Albeit, my boat-trailering experience was limited to a 25-footer many...
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