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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-10-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 896
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Chesapeake Sailing Vacation Planning


Thanks for all the advice. We just returned from our trip. Here is where we ended up:

Day 1: Late start from Patapsco, hopped to Annapolis for the night on mooring ball. We know Annapolis...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-16-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,272
Posted By engineer_sailor
Getting sold boat prices from broker

Another approach is to gather current price data from several sources such as Yachtworld, Sailboat listings, Craigslist, and Spinsheet. Take note of price and age. Plot prices (y-axis) as a...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-02-2015
Replies: 1,893
Views: 89,672
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Outbound: Thanks for the pointer to Naranjo articles, they were great.

So from a performance perspective, ( ignoring cost, maintanence, manufacturing limitations, etc,), the key issue with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-28-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,317
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Are NADA Values accurate ?

A broker can provide Soldboats data if you inquire.
Data from Yachtworld gets you in the ballpark. I found sale prices (e.g. Soldboats data) to be between 6%-18% lower than YW asking prices....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-19-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 4,331
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Catalina 27 compression post

I have a C27 1985. A few items to consider:
1. The white spots look like epoxy (maybe 5200). Guessing the larger spot not by bolt was drilling the stub core to let it dry out. Doesn't look like...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-30-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By engineer_sailor
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   09-28-2014
Replies: 528
Views: 24,603
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: 2014 Sailing Season


I heard recently that the once free pier in Fells Point is either no longer free or soon won't be free. Rumor has it someone bought the deteriorating building and it's going to be a high-end...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   08-18-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,318
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: VERY dissapointed with Mustang Lil' Legends lifejacket!

We have two of the now earlier Mustang Lil Legend jackets for our 4 and 2 year olds.

We experienced a similar fit issue with both out kids between ages 1 and 2. Now that the older one is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-25-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,123
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Pearson 30 Bilge Pump Recommendations?

The worst part about the auto bilge pump install is cutting into the nice wood bulkhead to install the switch in a proper location.

I have a strong aversion to cutting holes in the boat

Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-24-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,123
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Pearson 30 Bilge Pump Recommendations?

I just installed a Whale SuperSub Smart IC Automatic bilge in our Catalina 27. It's long skinny low-profile form factor, no need for extra switch, and ability to pickup close to the bilge floor were...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-18-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 9,359
Posted By engineer_sailor
Annapolis Sailboat Show Observations & Notes

I recall someone asking if Hallberg Rassey was at the show. HR had a single boat tucked away and not a big presence. It was an HR40 that was being sold by a broker. Unlike any other boat I saw,...
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