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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-28-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,079
Posted By coldandhardy
Wow what a feeling!!!

After 2 years of looking at boats I/we finally took an irreversable step forward.

As a boy I always wanted to sail the oceans and explore the world. I was born on the Canadian prairies (nearest...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By coldandhardy
Electricity (European to American)

I have found a couple of Privilege cats that I am planning to travel to see. One is set up with standard North American power 110V 60 hz and the other one is set up with 230-240V / 50 hz. I have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,788
Posted By coldandhardy
Re: attaching UHMW PE sheet to wood. While the...

Re: attaching UHMW PE sheet to wood. While the glue would stick well to the PE the expansion and contraction forces in the plastic would almost surely rip it away from the wood (the bond to the wood...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-21-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,788
Posted By coldandhardy
I am not so sure that CF will only cause galvanic...

I am not so sure that CF will only cause galvanic corrosion when used below the water line. I think it may cause corrosion where it comes into contact with another conductor. Again from an airplane...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-21-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,283
Posted By coldandhardy
My wife and I recently looked at a Cheoy Lee that...

My wife and I recently looked at a Cheoy Lee that was around 50 ft. or so. It wasn't that old. On the outside the boat looked really nice. Inside was clean but ceiling panels sagged from above and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-21-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,788
Posted By coldandhardy
While I do know quite a lot about glass fiber...

While I do know quite a lot about glass fiber sizing and wet out etc. I do not know much about the surface treatment of carbon, aramid and UHMW PE fibers other than what I wrote about regarding the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-20-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 3,744
Posted By coldandhardy
Thank you Camaraderie. In the past they may have...

Thank you Camaraderie. In the past they may have been sold quickly but they must have slowed down lately (probably industry wide for all brands). I have been watching Privileges on Yacht World used...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-19-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 3,744
Posted By coldandhardy
Privilege catamarans

I am looking at the purchase of a 45-50ft. Privilege or Broadblue/Prout cat. When I tried the search engine on this blog site for boats I was surprised to not find many comments on the Privilege...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-19-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,788
Posted By coldandhardy
I have only worked with UHMW PE fibers on one...

I have only worked with UHMW PE fibers on one occaision which required a lot of research but only a week or so of real aplication so I do not feel qualified to reply to your question technically. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-18-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1,788
Posted By coldandhardy
Advanced fibers in boats???

This is an old thread and I am new to this forum (in fact it is my first post) but I believe that I have something of credibile interest that could be added here. To the non-technical this post will...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-18-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 2,812
Posted By coldandhardy
Kevlar in boats

This is an old thread and I am new to this forum (in fact it is my first post) but I believe that I have something of credibile interest that could be added here. To the non-technical this post will...
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