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Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-05-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 733
Posted By sailingbud
Re: Electric Propulsion.

Hi Terry,

I am interested in converting a boat I am rebuilding to electric. The boat is a Nantucket Clipper a 32' 7.5 ton yawl. The original diesel is a Sabb 10hp thumper. It is miserly on fuel...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-08-2011
Replies: 78
Views: 4,783
Posted By sailingbud
Paradise

The place where refinishing the peeled bottom on my boat is completed, splashed and sailing off into the sunset.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-28-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 3,704
Posted By sailingbud
The only time I worried about something falling...

The only time I worried about something falling on my head is walking under the trees where the Mexican black birds perch.

Some places are very dangerous and you have to watch out. I was out one...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-27-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 3,704
Posted By sailingbud
Your right, the Baja roads are not good for a...

Your right, the Baja roads are not good for a large trailer. I thing traveling on the main highways would be Ok. The toll roads there are better than most in the US and they insure damage from...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-27-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 3,704
Posted By sailingbud
My boat is a Nantucket Clipper, 31' LOA with 9'...

My boat is a Nantucket Clipper, 31' LOA with 9' beam. I just hauled it from Me to Ar with no problem except dealing with oversized permits due to the baeam. I don't think 9' width is a problem in Mx...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-26-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 3,704
Posted By sailingbud
I think this thread has gone on too long but...

I think this thread has gone on too long but there are people posting here who are lost in the media propaganda and are spewing these mistaken views as if they have first hand knowledge
A lot of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-23-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 4,486
Posted By sailingbud
Mooring blocks. I just saw some granit mooring...

Mooring blocks. I just saw some granit mooring blocks in Lubec Maine and they were close to 5' long and probably 3'x3' in width and ht. They would not be 100 or 200 lbs. I bet they are pushing more...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-23-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 3,704
Posted By sailingbud
Trailering into Mexico. Be sure to have all your...

Trailering into Mexico. Be sure to have all your ownership documents in order. I know you need to have Mexican insurance for youir car and they will know what insurance is needed for your trailer and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-21-2010
Replies: 77
Views: 6,491
Posted By sailingbud
If it's real, it says a lot for having a steel...

If it's real, it says a lot for having a steel hull. The artical also says it is a steel mast but looks more like carbon fiber.
Makes you wonder what is the correct action if you looked up and saw a...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   07-20-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,677
Posted By sailingbud
finishing to original

The more I have inspected this hull the more I believe it could use another layer of glass to bring her to the original thickness. It appears that more glass has been taken off. Looking at the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-06-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 4,365
Posted By sailingbud
Not Saab

Don't confuse Saab with Sabb. The Sabb diesel engine is one of the most simple and dependable diesel ever built. They were used as lifeboat engines as they could be started on the davits and let run...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-15-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,677
Posted By sailingbud
How thick does a hull need be? Or is more glass always better?

I am refinishing a Nantucket Clipper built in 1971. The gelcoat has been removed, ground off, and I am deciding how best to redo the hull. There are some blisters in the bulge of the hull below the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-03-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,353
Posted By sailingbud
Accounting

To do this move I had to balance needs and assets. I sold an old Bronco which I had used as a farm truck then became the funds for my new project. It was always cool to drive but marginal as a work...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-03-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,353
Posted By sailingbud
Pictures

If anybody wants to see some pictures, I posted some in the Members Gallery under sailingbud. It kind of hits the highlights of the trip. Some of the things you don't think about involved making sure...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-02-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,353
Posted By sailingbud
Owner hauled 32', 9wide mission accomplished or: Single handing Maine to Arkansas

Last fall I bought a Nantucket Clipper and have been planning the move ever since. First I got quotes from pros, ($7000) from Maine to Arkansas. Then I bought an old diesel truck, a big trailer and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-06-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
Posted By sailingbud
Licensed and qualified

My truck is registered for 25000 lbs, trailer rated at 14000 lbs and boat weighs less than 8000lbs since I've already pulled out the engine. I'm getting all my own permits because calling a permit...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-06-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
Posted By sailingbud
My home location is north of the steep grades in...

My home location is north of the steep grades in Arkansas. The most direct route from here to there is Mo, I-44 to St Louis and I-70 to Columbus then north to I-90 across NY to Mass then over to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
Posted By sailingbud
Self haulers, roads to avoid, Me to Ar?

I posted last fall asking advice about moving my boat. A lot of folks said don't do it but a few said go for it and I'm ready for a road trip. Now the snow has melted, grounds hard, I got a 1 ton...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   11-14-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 483
Posted By sailingbud
Boats keep growing

Greetings Sailnet Community,

I seem to be getting drawn to fascinations from my youth. When I was a kid my sister had a little sunfish and I started sailing that with no instructions just an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-14-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 975
Posted By sailingbud
Epoxy resin

Last year I recored a flying scott and bought my supplies from FiberglassSite.com They were very helpful with all of my questions and had a great variety of various mat and cloth. The epoxy resin was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-13-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 5,435
Posted By sailingbud
I am in Northwest Arkansas just south of...

I am in Northwest Arkansas just south of Fayetteville on I-540. My situation is very flexible as of now. The boat is tucked away in her barn where I can leave her until Spring. I am anxious to get...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-13-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 975
Posted By sailingbud
Bondo resin is meant for auto or home...

Bondo resin is meant for auto or home applications and has wax premixed so it will finish smoothly but you have to sand the surface between layers. Use the Epoxy resin, you can shop around for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-05-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 5,435
Posted By sailingbud
Rik, Sailing on the lock and dam system of the Ar...

Rik, Sailing on the lock and dam system of the Ar River is some of the best inland sailing I know.
Arch, those are good points. I have never been comfortable trusting people with jobs I think I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-05-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 5,435
Posted By sailingbud
StarboardYacht, I'm glad to hear that somebody...

StarboardYacht,
I'm glad to hear that somebody else has taken this route. By the way, I can't wait, I'll be driving there Thanksgiving to bring home template parts I need to fab as well as the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-05-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 5,435
Posted By sailingbud
Snow bird sailboats. I have never thought about...

Snow bird sailboats. I have never thought about that. That is a good point and one I will explore. I bought this boat as a project and understood the first obstical would be the move. I am also...
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