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Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-04-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By Ogele
Re: Books on sailboat design?

Ordered myself one of these from the local bookstore for 20$. Should be here on the 24th. Thanks guys!
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-03-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By Ogele
Books on sailboat design?

Not sure if this is the right section, but here's hoping :)

As is assumed; I'm into sailboats and enjoy sailing. I also like reading about sailboats, history, and enjoy reading why things are the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-02-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,480
Posted By Ogele
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-02-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,480
Posted By Ogele
A Couple Simple Questions Regarding Dinghies

So I'm new to all this, but I've recently gotten quite interested in dinghies (weird eh?), and I have a few questions about dinghies themselves and the loading and unloading of dinghies.

Firstly,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-14-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 4,955
Posted By Ogele
Re: How come pilothouse sailboats are so expensive?

I understand that they take a little more wood, metal and glass to make, but... the price difference just isn't there. I see over $20,000+ over a similar non-PH simply for the PH. I thought 20k worth...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-13-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 4,955
Posted By Ogele
How come pilothouse sailboats are so expensive?

So my favourite type of sailboat are pilothouse sailboats; it's actually the kind of sailboat that I would preferably like to own in my future-- but the thing is. Why so expensive?!

Producers of...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-10-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,690
Posted By Ogele
Re: New Member (in need of a few opinions :) )

Ah... Not exactly ocean-crossing... Though this type of seems perfect... I wonder if there's a ship that's ocean-worthy and a bit bigger... That'd be perfect :D

Edit: Ah that's what they're...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-10-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,690
Posted By Ogele
Re: New Member (in need of a few opinions :) )

Uh... I don't know what half of those acronyms mean :o Can any of them cross oceans? That's all I wanna know xD and thanks for the names, looking into them :)
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-10-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,690
Posted By Ogele
Re: New Member (in need of a few opinions :) )

Brilliant! That's almost perfect! (It's just a bit small :( ) I didn't even know that a sailboat/trawler existed (I mean, I'm sure I've seen them before... I just never thought of them for some...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-10-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,690
Posted By Ogele
Re: New Member (in need of a few opinions :) )

Thanks chuck for offering to help me out.

Well first, I can't really give you an MPG, because if you give me such an open ended question I'm gonna say something crazy like 20 MPG :laugher So just...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-09-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,690
Posted By Ogele
Re: New Member (in need of a few opinions :) )

Yikes! I forgot a number! I ran the numbers more times than I can count, but for some reason, the number just hit me now...

So what I've been proposing is that it takes usually about 2kW per ton...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-09-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,690
Posted By Ogele
Re: New Member (in need of a few opinions :) )

I go away for lunch and come back to replies, amazing :D

@chuck

I heard nowhere that they are limited range, and have heard that they are very seaworthy. The thing is; diesel. Diesel is limited...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-09-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,690
Posted By Ogele
Re: New Member (in need of a few opinions :) )

Oh wow :D Four replies rapidly, thanks for all the support guys!

@jsa
Yes, I also love the feeling of being pulled by the wind and heeling over; and trapezing is a hell lot of fun too! (Even if...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-08-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,690
Posted By Ogele
New Member (in need of a few opinions :) )

First, sorry if this is the wrong section or annoying... but continuing on:

Hey there guys, pleasure to be a newbie on Sailnet and if you guys could be so awesome to give your opinions on a few...
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