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Search: Posts Made By: bobperry
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 4,197
Posted By bobperry
Re: Hans Christian "Christina" line of boats

I think that Mari-D's post is worth reading several times.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 772
Posted By bobperry
Re: Concerned about condition of the mast before buying. Advice?!

We should talk.
The crack in the overhead is a crack in the headliner. No big deal.
Those stupid little washers can be replaced by a two piece big collar.
You might have to saw off the lower 1.35"...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,357
Posted By bobperry
Re: My teenage design efforts

Killarney:
Max was the kind of kid that read himself to sleep at night with the Atlas. His wife, Stacy, also has a degree in GIS but now she is a full time Mom to my two beautiful grand children...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,357
Posted By bobperry
Re: My teenage design efforts

Killarney:
You and my son Max. He has a degree in GIS ( I think it's called) and he works for Lockheed-Martin in their flight simulator program. I think we may have discussed this before.
He does...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,357
Posted By bobperry
Re: My teenage design efforts

Wow Killarney, what a great idea.

I hereby assign the research to you. I can't wait to see your results.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,357
Posted By bobperry
Re: My teenage design efforts

Res:
Glad you enjoyed the post. It was fun to write and remember and time when I wasn't a curmudgeon.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,357
Posted By bobperry
Re: My teenage design efforts

Kwalt:
Of course you are correct. I think Walt and I both had some of the same influences.

I like Walt. He's a very good boatbuilder. I met him years ago at the Nap show when he passed the word...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,357
Posted By bobperry
Re: My teenage design efforts

Kwalt:
Are you joking?
Are you trying to be funny?
Walter Schultz? Give me a F^&*(g break!

Walter and I are about the same age. How the hell could I be influenced by Walter when he was my age...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,357
Posted By bobperry
Re: My teenage design efforts

Paikea:
If you are talking about a "normal", ballasted 30' keel boat with reasonably healthy design characteristics it would take a real pro to "capsize " it in anything short of a full gale with...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,357
Posted By bobperry
Re: My teenage design efforts

Thanks guys. I like your responses.

$35....$350.... to a 17 year old it was the same. I couldn't afford it. I had to gas up my 1955 Oldsmobile.

Yes my keels have improved.

You are all very...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,357
Posted By bobperry
Re: My teenage design efforts

Westsail:
These boats were drawn years before the world ever heard the name Westsail.

But I was a keen student of Bill Atkin's work from an early age. I collected the MOTOR BOATING AND SAILING...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,357
Posted By bobperry
My teenage design efforts

I ran across an old tube of drawings marked "historic 1" in my archives. It contained some drawings I did between the age of 16 and 20. It was a very weird feeling to look at the old drawings and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 931
Posted By bobperry
Re: Best metal sailboat information

Talk to Wynn, my Vietnamese pedicurist. I'm not complicated and she is well compensated.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 931
Posted By bobperry
Re: Best metal sailboat information

Damn port:
You make it sound so romantic.

A few times a year I'd fill a bucket with sudsy foam, grab a brush and wail away at my grp decks. I'd give my toes a good once over at the same time....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 5,403
Posted By bobperry
Re: Boat brands to stick with for ocean rough seas?

Ron Holland is a drummer. Ted Brewer plays the squeeze box and sings!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 5,403
Posted By bobperry
Re: Boat brands to stick with for ocean rough seas?

Copa:
Of course I chased girls and I learned to play the guitar. I was very normal. I think.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 5,403
Posted By bobperry
Re: Boat brands to stick with for ocean rough seas?

Hey Maine:
That's is not my quote. I was quoting someone else here. Maybe Med. Don't recall. I cannot take credit for it. But thanks.

Here I am, 17 years old and still in high school, half way...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 5,403
Posted By bobperry
Re: Boat brands to stick with for ocean rough seas?

I was 19 and one year out of high school when I drew this boat. Note the spade rudder on a cruising boat, 1965! That black hull was a PITA to draw. I had to go back and forth with a drafting pen. But...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 5,403
Posted By bobperry
Re: Boat brands to stick with for ocean rough seas?

Kill:
Yes, Aus is right. It's all in my book and there is a quick bio version on my web site. Surely you have visited my web site?

I am self taught. I applied for my first yacht design job when I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 5,403
Posted By bobperry
Re: Boat brands to stick with for ocean rough seas?

Maybe this is not the right boat for everyone. But Heck,,,,I was 20 years old when I drew this boat. I think it's good for a chuckle on a Friday. Can't look at this and be depressed. Think of that...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 5,403
Posted By bobperry
Re: Boat brands to stick with for ocean rough seas?

Nemier:
Please drop me down to a 9.27. There is no way I can up to an "11".

I've seen a number of projects that initially had prices "too good to believe" and that was for a very good reason. The...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 5,403
Posted By bobperry
Re: Boat brands to stick with for ocean rough seas?

Nemier:
I've been looking very hard at boats now for about 54 years. I am very critical of design work, including my own. I don't see much finesse in this effort. I could be wrong. I could be...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 5,403
Posted By bobperry
Re: Boat brands to stick with for ocean rough seas?

When you get to the boat, those with high block coefficients and prismatic coefficients will be slower than those with finer hull forms, especially when seas are up.[/QUOTE]""

Who said that? It's...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 5,403
Posted By bobperry
Re: Boat brands to stick with for ocean rough seas?

I make a rule to only get "riled up" on Friday nights. I don't want to push my luck with the thought control police.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 931
Posted By bobperry
Re: Best metal sailboat information

Shank:
My guess would be Northern Europe where there is more of a tradition of quality built steel boats and more good examples of the type. They are not oddities in Europe.
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