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Search: Posts Made By: PROSS
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-17-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 356
Posted By PROSS
TAMU Final Report

Well it appears a report based on actual testing, (true engineering input, not copied text from a builder) has yielded a real cause. This cannot be disputed by a home/shed/shack or general home...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 04-01-2009
Replies: 296
Views: 56,108
Posted By PROSS
Wink Point man

That report is flawed and incomplete. I do build boats, DID build the Cape Fear 38 myself without drawings as has been noted over and over. That boat was under built, PERIOD.
What he refuses to...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 12-29-2008
Replies: 296
Views: 56,108
Posted By PROSS
Jeff, I'm confused, did you have...

Jeff,


I'm confused, did you have something to do with this guy getting hired for the Cynthia Woods event?

I totally disagree with the USCG, it suddenly occured to me that this smells of...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 12-28-2008
Replies: 296
Views: 56,108
Posted By PROSS
Informal inquiry? Are we all as sailors to accept...

Informal inquiry? Are we all as sailors to accept this finding? Are we really going to allow power boat designers and engineers who have no reasonable understanding or respect for sailing, sailors or...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 12-24-2008
Replies: 296
Views: 56,108
Posted By PROSS
There is an odd fact that may or mat not be worth...

There is an odd fact that may or mat not be worth a thing. CFYW had a hard time keeping working foremen after I left. The first foreman after I left had banned Bruce from the shop for various reasons...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 12-24-2008
Replies: 296
Views: 56,108
Posted By PROSS
It is a true shame that the real issue has been...

It is a true shame that the real issue has been shadowed by that man's past. A past that has nothing to do with the fact the CF 38 was underbuilt.
As for the student's repairs to the boat, you...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 12-22-2008
Replies: 296
Views: 56,108
Posted By PROSS
This is a link to the Offshore Racing Yacht ABS...

This is a link to the Offshore Racing Yacht ABS document. It's not so easy to find online, so I uploaded it to my ftp server. Scroll to page 26, then read 7.3.1 ....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-14-2008
Replies: 155
Views: 14,828
Posted By PROSS
Prepping the bottom. ...

Prepping the bottom.
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o145/Tynaje/Tynaje%20repairs/Picture039-1.jpg
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o145/Tynaje/Tynaje%20repairs/Picture012-2.jpg
Prepping the...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 12-14-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 3,073
Posted By PROSS
A close family friend, who races with us on...

A close family friend, who races with us on Tynaje, built a 24' custom Bruce Kirby Sharpie in his home shop. The boat has an offset lift keel, lifting rudder and modern gaff as well as a carbon...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-28-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 2,024
Posted By PROSS
Try this site. You will need to register. ...

Try this site. You will need to register.
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Can't hurt to give it a shot. Are you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-28-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 2,024
Posted By PROSS
craigslist: charlotte classifieds for jobs,...

craigslist: charlotte classifieds for jobs, apartments, personals, for sale, services, community, and events (http://charlotte.craigslist.org/)
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 09-24-2008
Replies: 296
Views: 56,108
Posted By PROSS
I met Brendan a few weeks ago. I came away from...

I met Brendan a few weeks ago. I came away from the meeting with much admiration and respect for the man. He was obviously someone who has the hands on and techinical experience of a true...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 09-11-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,759
Posted By PROSS
IF you do add internal ballast, avoid loose...

IF you do add internal ballast, avoid loose stones, bricks lead shot etc., if at all possible. The last thing you want is to heel, spill the ballast and really unbalance your boat. Lead pigs, make...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 09-04-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By PROSS
Thanks, it certainly is one rugged monster. We...

Thanks, it certainly is one rugged monster. We hope this was a simple stupid prank and not a boat specific event. It was deliberate however, which is the sad thing. IF this occured because I have...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 09-04-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By PROSS
Gnat Breaks Loose/Drifts Onto Rocky Shore

Monday night my friend's 23 plywood sportboat came "untied" from it's mooring on the Thames River in New London Ct. The boat drifted out of the river, across the sound, throught the "Race" and onto...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 06-23-2008
Replies: 296
Views: 56,108
Posted By PROSS
Negative Jeff. You are completely mistaken...

Negative Jeff.
You are completely mistaken about the ease of laminating that hull. Thw mold was on a rotisserie, making laminating a breeze and reaching that part of the hull very easy. In addition...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-21-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 8,424
Posted By PROSS
I deleted my post about this boat. If it still...

I deleted my post about this boat. If it still exists, would a moderator please repost it here? I deleted the post instead of doing a spelling edit. I think the tone of the rant and some points made...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 06-19-2008
Replies: 296
Views: 56,108
Posted By PROSS
Yes the area that appears in that foil shape...

Yes the area that appears in that foil shape above.
No, the keel on Cynthia Woods is the keel designed by CFYW to replace the eliptical keels originally intended for the boats. I understand the...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 06-19-2008
Replies: 296
Views: 56,108
Posted By PROSS
That shim is the weak link here, imho. That keel...

That shim is the weak link here, imho. That keel wagged back and forth and simply snapped those bolts from friction. Just imagine all the forces on those boats in a normal seaway, boat responding to...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 06-18-2008
Replies: 296
Views: 56,108
Posted By PROSS
I wrote the response, am not a disgruntled...

I wrote the response, am not a disgruntled employee. I deleted it. I have hesitated responding here, but feel a responsibility to all in the sailing community.
I am an advanced composites builder...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-28-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 7,946
Posted By PROSS
To answer the onriginal question, yes we liked...

To answer the onriginal question, yes we liked and continue to like the boat.
As you can see, Tynaje does not have the reverse transom. I like both transoms and think both make the boat look...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-28-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 7,946
Posted By PROSS
Thank you, that was very kind. I had just...

Thank you, that was very kind. I had just finished spraying the deck for the 07 Halifax race, and found it easier to reinstall hardware without the rig in. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-28-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 7,946
Posted By PROSS
Oh no , I felt stupid, getting my numbers up.

Oh no , I felt stupid, getting my numbers up.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-28-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 7,946
Posted By PROSS
www.prossyachts.com ...

www.prossyachts.com
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o145/Tynaje/Tynaje%20repairs/Picture045.jpg
http://s119.photobucket.com/albums/o145/Tynaje/
http://www.ohlson38.de/
A new Ohlson 38 forum...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-28-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 7,946
Posted By PROSS
Well I hope this will be worth the while. All...

Well I hope this will be worth the while. All this to answer one question. I should have been posting sooner I suppose.
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