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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-24-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 4,029
Posted By ByrSac
Re: 1982 Dufour 40'' Ketch

It's helpful to post, even for old questions such as this: someone else will inevitably be looking at the same boat someday. HOWEVER, the link posted above is for a much later-model sailboat (from...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-11-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 8,433
Posted By ByrSac
In theory, in practice....

With all due respect to JeffH, he should know better than to generalize about performance when it comes to specific sailboats. He says Rhodes' short LWL/ cutaway forefoot/attached rudder design...
Forum: Good Old Boat   10-21-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 45,197
Posted By ByrSac
I owned one of the early Meridians, single-digit...

I owned one of the early Meridians, single-digit hull number, from the DeVries Lentsch yard in Amsterdam. Wonderful boat that steered herself on just about any heading --- no need to tie the tiller...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-13-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 9,737
Posted By ByrSac
Been there, been done by that

My experience :eek:, for what it's worth, is that it's not so easy as you might think to find the "right" boat. Of course, my wife says I'm way too picky. ... Since we lived in an area with few...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-02-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 22,555
Posted By ByrSac
Owned an early '60s Flying Scot --- very solid...

Owned an early '60s Flying Scot --- very solid boat. I was surprised to find on a windy day she was easy to keep upright even singlehanding. She had no sailing vices but my wife found the seats...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-30-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By ByrSac
Bung it!

No doubt the problem has been fixed, but for the record, why not plug the hole from the outside to stop the drip?
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