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Search: Posts Made By: zedboy
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By zedboy
Re: Reality check

Lots of people out there are marina-to-marina types. Ground tackle to them is something for eating lunch or taking a dip.

But what's the question - would putting a windlass and a nice big manson...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,436
Posted By zedboy
Re: Need advice on choosing a Boat

If you buy a "what I need now" 25'-27' boat for $3-5k with a solid hull/rig, decent sails, extremely simple systems, and a reliable O/B, you will be able to explore how committed you are to your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-31-2014
Replies: 610
Views: 44,986
Posted By zedboy
Re: I hate boats...

Just have to ask: can anyone find a production inboard which is above the W/L?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-31-2014
Replies: 193
Views: 10,390
Posted By zedboy
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-28-2014
Replies: 610
Views: 44,986
Posted By zedboy
Re: I hate boats...

Just wanted to share this with the class, especially those (like me) who are struggling to understand a lot of things they have thankfully never had to deal with:

Exhaust Risers - Marine Engines :...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-05-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,547
Posted By zedboy
Re: My crappy sail today

Scratch, I guess the key is knowing how much wind you have - wasn't so clear from your initial writeup.

And obviously you weren't looking for your furling setup to go fubar :-)

Sounds like you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-05-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,547
Posted By zedboy
Re: My crappy sail today

Am I the only one here who thinks that standard procedure is always "main up first" for exactly this reason - you don't want to be stuck with a lee helm and no way to come into irons?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-17-2014
Replies: 101
Views: 5,215
Posted By zedboy
Re: Hopes and dreams. Is this realistic?

If he showed up saying, "I have $17k and no experience, I want to buy a boat and sail around the world," the majority would be saying, "That's a bad idea." They would be spot on.

Sherwood just...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-15-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,065
Posted By zedboy
Re: John Vigor's Seaworthiness

I saw that too, and I thought it was interesting, but unlike most people here I owned a wood boat for a few years. As a disclaimer, obviously he is not talking about resurrecting or even just buying...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-15-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 3,971
Posted By zedboy
Re: The New Generation

I know there are some stats that back up what James is saying, but I have to point out: speaking from experience, it's a heck of a lot easier to check out and go cruising (or even just own a boat and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-08-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,393
Posted By zedboy
Re: Exceeding Hull Speed in Flat Water: Fantastic Sailing in Ideal Conditions

Everyone here has missed the point and missed the point by a (nautical) mile:

ONLY SAILORS GET THIS EXCITED ABOUT GOING EIGHT KNOTS

(With the old boat, 5.5 was exciting)
Forum: Living Aboard 09-07-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 4,705
Posted By zedboy
Re: Is the Newport 27' a suitable liveaboard for a small family?

Right on. Any word on whether the teens were ok with the setup? I.e. did they want the government involved?

People, learn a critical seamanship lesson here: please buy a big enough boat for all...
Forum: Living Aboard 09-04-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By zedboy
Re: wintering in Greece. save ports.

Oh dear. Gotta read the fine print.

Maybe Odysseus wrote their contract. He always was tricky.
Forum: Living Aboard 09-04-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By zedboy
Re: wintering in Greece. save ports.

Can't tell you what's safe, or what you mean by safe. But this came up when browsing ActiveCaptain with Paikea:

Price List (http://www.marinaofagiosnikolaos.gr/index.php/price-list)

200 euros a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-02-2014
Replies: 126
Views: 6,486
Posted By zedboy
Re: Boat brands to stick with for ocean rough seas?

Subject of religious war. See many previous threads.



Not wood. Unless you decide to do wood.

I had a wooden boat. It was strong as all get out. I did terrible things to it.
Forum: Living Aboard 09-01-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 4,705
Posted By zedboy
Re: Is the Newport 27' a suitable liveaboard for a small family?

James didn't say, "The only way to raise your kid is in suburbia" - I think the point he's trying to make is, there are a lot of pluses to having a lawn, neighborhood friends, and the opportunity to...
Forum: Living Aboard 09-01-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 4,705
Posted By zedboy
Re: Is the Newport 27' a suitable liveaboard for a small family?

Can't quite wrap my head around this one.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 2,590
Posted By zedboy
Re: My Retirement Plan - Finding the Right Boat

Tinman,

The number you need to be looking at isn't LOA. It's beam, and LWL.

That's Islander 29 will have a heck of a lot less space than some of your other options.

The Islander 36 will be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-19-2014
Replies: 93
Views: 7,891
Posted By zedboy
Re: Jeanneau, the worst boat for the money?

Translation issue, if you can call it that.

Force 8 is a fresh gale. The broker heard "gale" and registered "hurricane".

All about the same for a guy who stays on the hard!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-18-2014
Replies: 123
Views: 10,907
Posted By zedboy
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

Yeah, but if his residence is his Cal 2-27, it may have been less than a year of his GF's rent.

We're not talking about the marina costs after you invest in a HR-53...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-11-2014
Replies: 93
Views: 7,891
Posted By zedboy
Re: Jeanneau, the worst boat for the money?

I was on a couple of 10-15 year old Jeanneaus recently, while checking out the fleets of various sailing clubs here. Under gentle usage, they were holding up very nicely - club use is basically...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-10-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 706
Posted By zedboy
Re: Knotmeter Calibration

My old-school Sumlog knotmeter wavered too much to really be able to calibrate. I put it down to old-school goodness.

Also, it read 1.5 knots high - also a good thing on my old boat, it needed all...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-03-2014
Replies: 92
Views: 6,798
Posted By zedboy
Re: VSC saved me from CG boarding

Excellent series of articles here: Coast Guard Boardings and Your Fourth Amendment Rights, Part 1 | Sailfeed...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-31-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By zedboy
Re: Just saw a gorgeous S2, 9.2A

Why not buy this instead?

1976 Pearson 30 with Yanmar diesel engine (http://baltimore.craigslist.org/boa/4575181230.html)
Forum: Living Aboard 07-29-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 4,705
Posted By zedboy
Re: Is the Newport 27' a suitable liveaboard for a small family?

I'm with James Wilson on this one - the question here is not living on a 27' boat, nor living on a 27' boat as a couple, nor doing so with an infant.

I could maybe see any of those.

The...
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