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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-26-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 8,106
Posted By Chas.
Re: C&C 40 or Soverel 41

Thanks, everyone, for your recent responses. I was directed to it just now looking for more info on a C&C 38, and to my surprise, I found and reread my own old post.

I am in fact the original...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-10-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 1,763
Posted By Chas.
Re: Fiberglassing a wooden hull

capttb, And did that boat have any problems with rot?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-10-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 1,763
Posted By Chas.
Re: Fiberglassing a wooden hull

Thanks, Folks. That's what I thought. I've been seeing these rather nice old boats that had been glassed, and wondered what good that did in the long run.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-10-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 1,763
Posted By Chas.
Fiberglassing a wooden hull

Is fiberglassing a wooden hull a good, bad or indifferent thing? I'd think it would keep the water out, but then I would also promote a lot of rot, and make rot harder to repair. Drying out the...
Forum: Oceania   11-12-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 683
Posted By Chas.
Re: Guam to Fiji Route?

Hi. Thanks for responding. Actually I meant a sailing route from Guan to Fiji. As I recall, I figured I'd have to go to Japan, then Hawaii, then down to Fiji. But I wondered if there was a surer,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-17-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By Chas.
Re: Roberts 38 pointing

The boat rounded uncontrollably once for certain when I had a full 90% jib up and a full medium loose main. It was nothing to slack the main and let her round out again, but it was what I call a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-17-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By Chas.
Re: Roberts 38 pointing

The mast has almost no rake. It is most likely postioned to the Roberts specs. (I didnot build it, but I trust the builder to have slocely followed the drafts.) I don't know how old the sails are. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-17-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By Chas.
Roberts 38 pointing

I have an Offshore 38 cutter that I have only sailed a couple of times and without the staysail. It had a strong weather helm when the wind blew from 60 degrees off the bow, but won't point unless...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   02-17-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,375
Posted By Chas.
Determining storm distance by wave freq. or ampl.

Hi, All,

I think that years ago I heard there was a rule of thumb for estimating the distance of a storm by measuring the wave frequency or amplitude. Does anyone know something about this? ...
Forum: Oceania   11-16-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 683
Posted By Chas.
Guam to Fiji Route?

Anyone know the fastest safest route from Guam to Fiji?
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