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Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-30-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By snorinsid
Question Islander 28 devotee

Does anyone know the precise dimension for the genoa luff for the Islander 28-2 sloop as measured from the shackle on the jib furler Harken reel to the shackle on the upper swivel? We're buying a new...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-30-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,049
Posted By snorinsid
Question Rnger 28: any good?

I'm looking at a Ranger 28. I like the lines and the equipment list is terrific. Is it a good racer? What's the quality like?
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   12-19-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,283
Posted By snorinsid
Ballasting: the numbers

The displacement of the Hunter 25.5 is 4500 lbs, keel weight is 1800 lbs, and draft is 4.5 ft. That suggests a ballast to weight ratio of 0.4, which sounds high to me at first glance. Do such numbers...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   12-19-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,283
Posted By snorinsid
Ballasting: the numbers

The displacement of the Hunter 25.5 is 4500 lbs, keel weight is 1800 lbs, and draft is 4.5 ft. That suggests a ballast to weight ratio of 0.4, which sounds high to me at first glance. Do thesebers...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   12-16-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,283
Posted By snorinsid
Ballasting

Yes, we have a CD jib furler that works well and one reef point in the main with a fast reef line rigged to the cockpit. But when we're getting overpowered there is seldom enough time to reef; What I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-15-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 10,109
Posted By snorinsid
Hunter 25.5 quality

I own a 1985 Hunter 25.5 and find it exceptionally well built except for the dinky grab rails and cabin hatch slide guards, which are laughable and which I have already replaced. In terms of cockpit...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   12-15-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,283
Posted By snorinsid
Re Ballasting

First, my thanks to those of you who responded so promptly. So far it's been constructive. You who added ballast down inside your ballast keel were lucky because the moment arm and, therefore,...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   12-15-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,283
Posted By snorinsid
Question Ballasting

My 1985 Hunter 25.5 is rather tender in anything beyond, perhaps, 15 knots of wind even for me, a veteran of many years of performance sailing. I know that this particular Hunter model was available...
Forum: Hunter   02-29-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 2,004
Posted By snorinsid
Question Traveler upgrade query

The 1985 Hunter 25.5 I've just acquired has only the primitive sail controls it came with from the factory except for the addition of a boom vang. I'm adding a jib furler and cunningham, and...
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