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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-20-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 3,806
Posted By greenrayled
LED running lights and VHF radio

I am the designer and mfg or the firststarled.com LED navigation and cabin lights.

Yes our lights are a Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) design, a variant I call a Variable Pulse Width (VPW) LED...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-11-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 2,327
Posted By greenrayled
20 Year Old Needs Boat Buying Advice

Keep in mind that in the hurrican hit areas, deals can be ahd right now, somebody here by Pennsacola FL just bought a 5 year old 28 footer that had lost its mast, he paid 1,500, the engine works but...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-11-2004
Replies: 26
Views: 9,086
Posted By greenrayled
more on old IOR boats

Yes, most S&S boats at any rate were noted to be upwind witches and the NorthStar 500 is indeed close winded and powerful. Also wet, if you insist on putting your nose into the blow. But I have no...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-11-2004
Replies: 26
Views: 9,086
Posted By greenrayled
more on old IOR boats

Well, I''ve owned sailed and lived aboard mine for over 25 years, and the guy I bought it from was the original owner, in his 70''s then, now dead it seems. But she does have the A-4 with vee drive....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-11-2004
Replies: 26
Views: 9,086
Posted By greenrayled
more on old IOR boats

Yes, she is a NorthStar 500. And yes, I have had the rudder break free a few times...but I wouldn''t consider 40 degrees ''flat'' for that, many modern cruising boats will have the rudder lose its...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-10-2004
Replies: 26
Views: 9,086
Posted By greenrayled
more on old IOR boats

I own a S&S designed 25 ft ''73 IOR boat, have sailed her all over and lived aboard over 25 years now. I can say that not all boats of this era are the same. This boat is very well found, and with...
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