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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-14-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 479,325
Posted By Martinjf
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

For small and pretty I like:

Eastport Pram -- Ultra-light 8-foot Rowing and Sailing Dinghy -- The Perfect Cruising Tender! (http://www.clcboats.com/shop/wooden-sailboat-kits/eastport-pram/)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-31-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 479,325
Posted By Martinjf
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Yup I understand it for electrical curcuits, but it is a dimensionless number between -1 and 1 and has nothing to do with compasses. I supose you could talk about the current induced in the compass...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-31-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 479,325
Posted By Martinjf
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Trying to follow this, forgive my lack of understanding. What is compass power factor?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-21-2013
Replies: 5,316
Views: 479,325
Posted By Martinjf
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

I always liked Kanter aluminum boats myself.

http://www.kanteryachts.com/kanter.html

Their mission statement says it all!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-18-2013
Replies: 5,316
Views: 479,325
Posted By Martinjf
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Okay I am mostly a lurker who sailed a lot growing up in many different kinds of boats who hopes to get back to sailing in a year or so. A lot has changed since I last owned a big boat (in 1994) and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-17-2013
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Views: 479,325
Posted By Martinjf
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

As was has been famously said:

“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”
― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-14-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,264
Posted By Martinjf
Re: Two large holes in transom

In my dingy racing days we called them ”Transom Flaps” they are used to:
Drain large amounts of water from the cockpit after a capsize, if you are racing a high performance dingy capsizes are just...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-11-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,299
Posted By Martinjf
Re: Ovni 435

Many thanks for the video.


I grew up in Portsmouth and spent many days sailing in the nearby harbours and the Solent. Good to see them again.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-01-2013
Replies: 3,090
Views: 398,637
Posted By Martinjf
Re: Big Freakin' Sails - Thanks for your write up.

I started sailing many years ago in dinghies, did a lot of round the cans racing in dinghies, various IOR boats and some cruisers; I even mixed in a bit of offshore work. I owned and sailed a C30 for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-25-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By Martinjf
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-19-2012
Replies: 1
  Hello
Views: 278
Posted By Martinjf
Hello

Now that the kids have gone and I have only 1.25 years of college to pay for I am looking to get back into sailing. The boats look safer and there are a lot more education opportunities available...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-13-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By Martinjf
Re: Just back from a week on the Solent

Great advice, I did while we lived in Connecticutt and too the family (2 kids) sailing for 5 years of great summers until a job move to a landlocked state dictated that we sell the boat and go skiing...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-11-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By Martinjf
Re: Just back from a week on the Solent

Looks great, I grew up sailing in that part of the UK so it brings back great memories.
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