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Forum: Orphan Brands   05-12-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 25,567
Posted By southbound
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

No, you never HAVE to throw the boat away. No matter what issues a boat might have, there will always be a dollar figure that will save it.
Forum: Orphan Brands   05-12-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 25,567
Posted By southbound
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

All depends on the boat. Many have cored hulls above the water line and I can't think of a worse idea than through-bolting through a cored hull. But other than that (and the fact that, to me,...
Forum: Orphan Brands   05-07-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 25,567
Posted By southbound
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

I was seriously looking at Frasers at one point until it appeared that most had glassed in chainplates. If true, this strikes me a bit like welding an engine into an automobile. When even the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-26-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,666
Posted By southbound
Re: Going to look at a new to us boat.

It had been on my cruiser list before I actually got on one. Seems like it would be a great boat to race but there wasn't nearly enough headroom for me to comfortably spend a lot of time on it (at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-26-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 2,553
Posted By southbound
Re: Melting Glaciers Lead to the Freak Phenomenon Of "Dead Water"

Depends on what definitions of good and bad are being used. Many people would say that "It Sucks!" and "It's Bad!" can be used interchangeably. True, from the largest perspective, there is no good or...
Forum: Living Aboard   01-31-2015
Replies: 516
Views: 45,314
Posted By southbound
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

The nerve of effing poor people! Why can't they just stay out of sight so us respectable folk don't have to see and smell them?
In my experience the wealthy are a far more annoying, self righteous,...
Forum: Living Aboard   01-25-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,625
Posted By southbound
Re: boats with the most head room

I'm not sure what "plenty of headroom" could mean if you can't stand up in it. Is that like the crawl space under the house has plenty of headroom because you can, like, crawl? In any case, that's a...
Forum: Living Aboard   01-25-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,625
Posted By southbound
Re: boats with the most head room

Yeah, a few more parameters would be helpful. If you have unlimited funds (and you didn't say you didn't) I'm pretty sure that most anything over say, 60 ft, would have good headroom for you. At the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-15-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,087
Posted By southbound
Re: Best place to buy a secondhand sailboat

There are very few boatyards around where those running the boatyard do not have some sense of the worth of a boat. No marina is going to give away a boat that has enough value that they could make...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-12-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 774
Posted By southbound
Ericson 38-200 BUC Value

Could someone give me the BUC value range (BUC condition) for a 1989 Ericson 38-200, deep draft, 32hp Universal, Northern Pacific Coast? My subscription ran out and I'm resisting shelling out the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-25-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 891
Posted By southbound
Re: Wauquiez 42 vs Lafitte 44

Well said. Instead of deciding what particular model you are going to buy, decide what particular features you need, and then look around to see what available boats meet those needs. And be happy to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-13-2014
Replies: 98
Views: 8,608
Posted By southbound
Re: Anyone ever buy bigger or new and regret it?

Sure, there are some behavioral differences in gender that often hold true. There is also a huge amount of in-group variation. Some women take to roughing it way better than some men. Why make...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-13-2014
Replies: 98
Views: 8,608
Posted By southbound
Re: Anyone ever buy bigger or new and regret it?

Uh, I was trying to be magnanimous when I implied that my opinion might not be worth much. It isnt hard to make statements sound silly when you take them out of their original context and apply them...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-12-2014
Replies: 98
Views: 8,608
Posted By southbound
Re: Anyone ever buy bigger or new and regret it?

Some opinions are about matters of fact and can therefore be more or less correct or incorrect. For example; "So you admit your opinions are worth nothing." is an opinion about what I said that is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-11-2014
Replies: 98
Views: 8,608
Posted By southbound
Re: Anyone ever buy bigger or new and regret it?

Not one to take your own advice I see.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-10-2014
Replies: 98
Views: 8,608
Posted By southbound
Re: Anyone ever buy bigger or new and regret it?

Sorry, the line was just there for the taking. Hey, being between boats at the moment, I wouldn't mind at all having a Cat. But I don't think I'd be tempted to do something like go offshore in it....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-09-2014
Replies: 98
Views: 8,608
Posted By southbound
Re: Anyone ever buy bigger or new and regret it?

To me it seems like more of an insult to Clorox bottles, but whatever boats your float.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-08-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 6,408
Posted By southbound
Re: Sorry, you are about to get slammed. First question: bowsprit

I was looking at a Downeaster 38 once with bowsprit issues and was told then that they are very expensive to replace. Yours looks quite a bit simpler. As was said earlier, looks like a 2X12 in some...
Forum: Orphan Brands   09-04-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 25,567
Posted By southbound
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

Good idea. A carpenter's stud finder maybe. Thanks
Forum: Orphan Brands   09-03-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 25,567
Posted By southbound
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

I forgot about Spencer taking over the molds. Have you heard anything about whether or not they laid the hulls up as heavily as DeKleer?

So it sounds like the chainplates were sometimes installed...
Forum: Orphan Brands   09-02-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 25,567
Posted By southbound
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

One more question: Do you know when DeKleer stoppped building the 41 hull? The broker on the one in Seattle I was thinking about checking out thought that it came out of the factory around '92. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-01-2014
Replies: 124
Views: 8,063
Posted By southbound
Re: Why do people still use depth sounders?

Yup, same thing. Except for the fact that they are completely different. If using an electronic depth sounder was comparable to using a lead line why would anybody take the trouble and expense to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-01-2014
Replies: 126
Views: 9,188
Posted By southbound
Re: Boat brands to stick with for ocean rough seas?

The fact that many people have done it doesn't mean they are the best tools for the job. People generally make choices based on the limitations at hand and not necessarily on what would be ideal if...
Forum: Orphan Brands   08-30-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 25,567
Posted By southbound
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

Many thanks! Sounds like it doesn't have any special issues. I guess the main thing will be sorting out the owner builder variations. I suppose I'd be concerned about how (in some cases) thousands of...
Forum: Orphan Brands   08-29-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 25,567
Posted By southbound
Re: Fraser Built Sailboats

Hi Ray,

Having recently added the Frasier 41 to my potential boat buying list, I've really appreciated going through the information that you've provided in this thread. As it isn't a boat...
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