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Search: Posts Made By: Billpjr
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-09-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 1,047
Posted By Billpjr
kayaks, snipes, and cartop cruising

A nicly made CLC will be a constant pain in the azz to keep from damage. For rocky areas like that get a poly kayak instead. My current choice for camp cruising is a 14''6" Perception Carolina. My...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-04-2005
Replies: 44
Views: 10,419
Posted By Billpjr
Monohull vs cat on extended passage?

You have 18 yrs multi owner experience and a fair amount of miles in monos. I have 40 yrs mono ownership and a fair amount of miles in multis...32''-74''. It has nothing to do with "dock walking" and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-08-2005
Replies: 44
Views: 10,419
Posted By Billpjr
Monohull vs cat on extended passage?

...and here is an entire message reply pasted from a 43'' cat owner. I just came across it on another web site.

Posted: Sep 6, 2005 21:42:45
Quote

We daysail once a week and overnight about...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-07-2005
Replies: 44
Views: 10,419
Posted By Billpjr
Monohull vs cat on extended passage?

You sir, have a motorized condo.

Pick any length cat you want and they share commom traits only seen with multis. An 18'' Hobie and a 74'' cat share those traits. The only difference is wind and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-28-2005
Replies: 33
Views: 3,641
Posted By Billpjr
We are still here

I pop in every now and then...the content is too biased toward racing boats for me to pipe in often.

Silmaril, good luck with your rudder repair. Marina repair yards are full of boats with skeg...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-04-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 4,322
Posted By Billpjr
34'''' - 38'''' Coastal Cruiser - My wants vs. my needs.

You came to a message board where the local "experts" are of the race boat mentality. You have more experience than most of them. I wouldn''t let anything posted here sway you too much from buying a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-29-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 1,729
Posted By Billpjr
Thermostat for Atomic IV

But running a raw saltwater cooled engine at temps above 140F makes buildup in the cooling passages faster. High temps are for fwc.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-28-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 938
Posted By Billpjr
catamarans & windvanes

I sailed on an old 36'' Piver ketch with a Hasler servo-pendulum vane. That vane wouldn''t react fast enough on a hard beat. It kept letting the port hull fly too high and made the stb hull want to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-28-2005
Replies: 44
Views: 10,419
Posted By Billpjr
Monohull vs cat on extended passage?

kramer, you don''t know it yet but multihulls have the same traits. No matter what size, type, age, construction, captain or crew...power and sail.

Last but not least...The USCG uses monohulls...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-25-2005
Replies: 44
Views: 10,419
Posted By Billpjr
Monohull vs cat on extended passage?

As it gets to the bottom you have one hull high and one hull low. The wave is pushing against both. The lower hull gets buried from extra weight and forward wave motion. In big waves it can trip and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-10-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 784
Posted By Billpjr
shaft couplings

Use the coupling and don''t worry about it. Heavy rust is frequently seen on old boat couplings and they work fine. Just clean them up and paint. They have to be pitted REALLY bad to lose alignment...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-09-2005
Replies: 15
Views: 3,289
Posted By Billpjr
Pearsons

I looked at a 1978 365 last week that was hurricane damaged. The bottom of the keel was hollow a few feet forward of the rudder. It had a hole approx 10" in diameter and looked like the boat was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-24-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 3,565
Posted By Billpjr
Safety wiring shackles

I do it the same way as I32 but use galv wire. Galv wire reacts (electrolysis) less with the galv shackle, chain and anchor. I don''t know about monel but SS will eventually take the zinc off where...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 2,276
Posted By Billpjr
Sail Kits - Sew it yourself sails

Ditto with Bacon. I bought name brand sails from them that looked like they were never hanked on for less than half of new price.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-08-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 2,276
Posted By Billpjr
Sail Kits - Sew it yourself sails

What type machine do you have and what oz cloth is being sewed?

A big part of this depends on how big the sail is. Folding the sail and sliding through the machine can be challenging if the arm is...
Forum: Living Aboard 04-06-2005
Replies: 32
Views: 7,661
Posted By Billpjr
Lightning Anyone?

My 02.
I''ve lived in Florida 56 yrs and on sailboats 10+ along the ICW. Seen many boats struck and talked to people who were onboard or near during the strike. Boats I''ve looked at have had their...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-06-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1,743
Posted By Billpjr
florida marinas

starcresttoo,
I don''t keep up with marina names anymore because they change every yr or two. Harbortown on the Barge Canal is one of the local favorites. I checked liveaboard rates a few months ago...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-26-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1,743
Posted By Billpjr
florida marinas

You can go up around the Canaveral area and spend around $8 ft. Only problem is the 200 mile run north from Miami.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-26-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 4,457
Posted By Billpjr
Wet Core Repair

Boats aren''t built light enough to make that argument valid...not even close. Maybe on a composite aircraft skin it could be argued that way but not on a boat. Use whatever resin you want and don''t...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-23-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 761
Posted By Billpjr
Strange keel zinc

That''s one way for bonding thru hulls, etc but a bad installation practice if the zinc can waste away and let water in. Many boats run wire inside the bilge to the motor and tap off it''s zincs....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-23-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By Billpjr
New Cruising-related Comms

Jack,
Thanks for the excellent info.
Bill
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-19-2005
Replies: 18
Views: 2,216
Posted By Billpjr
no message

bad on me, double click
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-19-2005
Replies: 18
Views: 2,216
Posted By Billpjr
no message

Gord,
My objective was to show windspeed pressures and stimulate folks to do their own homework for pull force. It''s been a long time (maybe 25 yrs) since I pulled my engineering handbook out and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-18-2005
Replies: 26
Views: 3,540
Posted By Billpjr
Why has this board gone stale?

I kinda sorta stay away because of really bogus opinions which are written as the "word". I have to bite my tongue or go away. One small example is a post where the "expert" says anchor lines don''t...
Forum: Provisioning 03-17-2005
Replies: 21
Views: 6,013
Posted By Billpjr
Breadmaker aboard

Just put the dough in a coffee can instead of a "bread" pan. Cook same as any bread.
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