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Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   01-31-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 12,169
Posted By HR28sailor
Re: Gunboat 55 Dismasted, Abandoned off Hatteras...

Nice boat, but not a hand hold fitted anywhere in the cabin. just an observation. Glad all are safe. lucky very lucky...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-30-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,041
Posted By HR28sailor
Re: Delamination: I did this ..any comment?

I recommend you counter sink your through bolt holes slightly, and make a o ring out of butyl for your through bolt points. when you reseat the fitting the pressure will seat the butyl o ring and it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-30-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,041
Posted By HR28sailor
Re: Delamination: I did this ..any comment?

doing it from the topside, would be easier but as you have antiskid, blending it in would be a bear. I did this on my old boat but I put down kiwi grip on top. As the repair it is not going to be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-30-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By HR28sailor
Re: Windows in canvas?

The window does not need to be very big 12in x24in would suffice. a canvas cover for it would be a good idea when at anchor/berthed. I would use zippers myself. velco will wear out and the male side...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-27-2015
Replies: 200
Views: 17,862
Posted By HR28sailor
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

Sell 'em on evil bay for a buck a piece:D
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   01-27-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,713
Posted By HR28sailor
Re: Lifespan of Fiberglass Boats

The big ticket items for boats of that era will depend on how well the boat was cared for. from my experience it has been power plants and electrical, sails, standing and running rigging typically...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   01-27-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,713
Posted By HR28sailor
Re: Lifespan of Fiberglass Boats

The jury is still out. Most boats built up to 1972 were solid fiberglass. The energy crisis of the 70's saw the innovation of cored hulls. Which some cored hulls were plagued by osmosis, C and C come...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-17-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 6,177
Posted By HR28sailor
Re: Largest Trailerable Sailboat

I have had the pleasure of sailing on one. Great boats. The Catalina 27 is a more modern design than the Alberg. Faster, and better to wind than the Alberg 30. A Navy colleague of mine sailed his...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-17-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 6,177
Posted By HR28sailor
Re: Largest Trailerable Sailboat

I do like the Nor sea 27. any of those classic designs are good boats, Falmouth cutter, Dana 24, Flicka 20, are all sturdy no nonsense cruisers. But I must say I am an ardent Alberg 30 fan. Always...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-16-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 6,177
Posted By HR28sailor
Re: Largest Trailerable Sailboat

yes Alberg 30. some of the boats I have found that have been trailer launched are of similar draft. yes a 9000lb lb sailboat, but with long sloping ramp and extension this is possible. A few years...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-16-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 6,177
Posted By HR28sailor
Re: Largest Trailerable Sailboat

Steve

The OP is no longer with sailnet. but few of us are still here keeping the tread alive debating the feasibility of trailer sailing keel boats. Some good info has been presented so to that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-16-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 874
Posted By HR28sailor
Re: Buying a US Sailboat.

Cradles for your size of boat are quite easy to come by. Also have a look at Kijij for boat trailers. You could probably even have one made for 4K brand new..
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-15-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 6,777
Posted By HR28sailor
Re: Whats your best bit of kit??

I made a Polaris out of a chart rose, made a sight for it out of brass. I love taking relative
bearings with it.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-15-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 6,177
Posted By HR28sailor
Re: Largest Trailerable Sailboat

Much appreciated. My Alberg project, which is on the trailer, is still, well, a project. About a year out from competion. None the less I do appreciate your kind offer. It would be a good test. Gan...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-15-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 6,177
Posted By HR28sailor
Re: Largest Trailerable Sailboat

MedSailor makes a good point. Sometimes with bigger boats it is better to let the pros do their thing. especially early on in a sailors career, moving even midsized sailboats with crane\travel lifts...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-15-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 874
Posted By HR28sailor
Re: Buying a US Sailboat.

The Albin Vega weighs about 5000lbs. and is 8'1 beam so no special permit for towing. the cheap DIY option (assuming it is on a cradle), rent a car hauler trailer and truck from uhaul, load it on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-14-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 6,177
Posted By HR28sailor
Re: Largest Trailerable Sailboat

Common sense must prevail. I agree with you. Proper tow rig is essential. But sometimes common sense isn't common....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-14-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 6,177
Posted By HR28sailor
Re: Largest Trailerable Sailboat

Yeah Capt Crusty I get an idea sometimes and it just takes over to the chagrin of my wife the Admiral. I do concur with your observations. It is not common for keel boats, quality of the ramp is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-14-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 6,177
Posted By HR28sailor
Re: Largest Trailerable Sailboat

Capt Crusty

Gananoque boat launch is capable. I use that quite often help launching my buddies boats and have checked it out for this purpose. I think Portsmouth is possible also but I only had...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-14-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 6,177
Posted By HR28sailor
Re: Largest Trailerable Sailboat

That is exactly right. obliviously the crew in the video are experienced haulers. But I think
challenging convention and necessity being the mother of invention encourages innovation.
Some keeners...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-14-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 6,177
Posted By HR28sailor
Re: Largest Trailerable Sailboat

After watching this video on you tube of a hunter 37 being recovered by trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66-OsYNyjds

Of course The Hunter 37 10K+ sailboat being towed by a dually so...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-14-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 3,345
Posted By HR28sailor
Re: latest and greatest binoculars?

I have a pair of 7x50 as well. Blue body not bad. west marine sale item last year. But when I started sailing I had a pair of army surplus bino's. it had a scale built in the view for judging...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-14-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 874
Posted By HR28sailor
Re: Buying a US Sailboat.

Good Choice on a boat btw, That is a long way to sail a boat even with experience. Although once you are out of long island sound and past Hells Gate in NYC the journey could be doable. if you...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-14-2015
Replies: 200
Views: 17,862
Posted By HR28sailor
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

you should put it on ebay, collectors love them. one sold recently for over 500.00 bucks no joke...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-13-2015
Replies: 200
Views: 17,862
Posted By HR28sailor
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

It perked my curiosity so I took a look at the spirit burner forum see if I could find any info. nothing specific but my feeling is the O ring is metric.
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