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Search: Posts Made By: zedboy
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,262
Posted By zedboy
Re: Cracked bow (pic), would you buy?

$2300?!?! He's got a popular boat that's only worth $3-4k in nice condition. There are a million others out there.

Offer him $1k, have in mind that you'll go to $1100. If you walk, you may get a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 4,695
Posted By zedboy
Re: Lifespan of a Diesel Engine

Question for the class: what's considered best practice, considering you are going to run for just a few minutes to get in or out? Let it warm up at idle at the slip till the temp gauge jumps? Warm...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 672
Posted By zedboy
Re: Easy Access

You guys are giving him a hard time. That's not fair.

My Siren 17 was that boat.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,070
Posted By zedboy
Re: What to take, toss, sell or store

Mike,

We had a somewhat similar experience to you - we just did a transatlantic move, and everything had to fit in a 20' container. It's amazing how much will fit in there :-) it seems to me if...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By zedboy
Re: Buying a boat from Canada

Lots of good Canadian-built plastic right across from you in central/eastern Ontario. Check kijiji.ca ... just make sure it's got the HIN or builder's plate visible, or you have appropriate...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 998
Posted By zedboy
Re: Wow how plans can change....in my mind at least!

I have trailered the super-light end of the range, a Siren 17 at about 750lbs, up to about the biggest boat you can easily trailer, my old 25' wooden ketch, at 3000lbs or more (don't know for sure). ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By zedboy
Re: Rigging

Post photos here, we'll help you figure it out. It'll be a learning experience. Doesn't get much more straightforward than a Nordica 16. Guy had one at the end of my dock, didn't even bother with a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-19-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 1,885
Posted By zedboy
Re: Major water ingress - best emergency device?

Yeah and I suppose a 25hp would be ~4 GPM = 240 GPH ... better off with a bucket.

Related question for the class: how fast is a typical "nasty leak" eg. a through-hull completely failing? Worse...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 1,885
Posted By zedboy
Re: Major water ingress - best emergency device?

The answer to one of the questions on the CG exam here is to take the raw-water intake hose and drop it into the bilge.

I think I've heard of doing such things in real life but I don't know how...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-20-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 784
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 11-25-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,713
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: 700
Views: 60,432
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: 11,437
Posted By zedboy
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-28-2014
Replies: 700
Views: 60,432
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: 2,795
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: 2,795
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: 96
Views: 5,579
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: 1,141
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: 58
Views: 4,318
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: 1,564
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: 5,585
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: 524
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: 524
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: 7,363
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: 5,585
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...
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