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Forum: Diesel   7 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Yanmar Coolant Issue

You could be right about that... Given the numbers the OP cited, however, I'm guessing the total loss of coolant might be considerably less than he might think - perhaps the level is simply not up to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   9 Hours Ago
Replies: 142
Views: 21,184
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Is the sailboat market really this bad?

Not to mention, he's comparing a depreciating asset with one that typically gains value, and can often prove to be an excellent investment...
Forum: Diesel   10 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Yanmar Coolant Issue

I'd suggest trying a recovery tank, if indeed it appears to be spitting out of the overflow tube... When things are working properly, the coolant that expands and is sent to the tank, will return to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10 Hours Ago
Replies: 3,060
Views: 389,598
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

How does one possibly put 26,000 hours on the engine of a 34' sailboat???

Even @ a conservative estimate of 4 knots, that's over 100,000 miles... Or, roughly 3 1/2 times around the world, under...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   2 Days Ago
Replies: 572
Views: 19,679
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Guess that must have been what happened the other day, huh?



Seems you're always boasting about clobbering stuff at hull speed... Even with tank as bulletproof as yours, you might want to...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   2 Days Ago
Replies: 572
Views: 19,679
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

C'mon, smack... Cut Brent some slack on his "relaxed style of cruising", and his penchant for routinely clouting rocks at hull speed...

A functioning chart plotter is not the sort of thing one is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   3 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Alerion 33, or an alternative for the retiree?

Have you looked at the Sabre Spirit? If I were in the market for such a boat, I think that one would be at the top of my list...

the Alerion 28 is one of my alltime favorites, but to my eye her...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   4 Days Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,586
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: visit Cuba

Interesting, that's the first instance I've heard of a yacht being impounded... Any idea why he might have been singled out?

When I was there about a dozen years ago, at any given time there were...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   4 Days Ago
Replies: 1,996
Views: 214,526
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

I'm gonna guess my personal notion of what constitutes the mythical "Blue Water Boat" might be quite different from some :-)

3 of the most important criteria in a boat suitable for extended...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   4 Days Ago
Replies: 1,996
Views: 214,526
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Yeah, but that's become an archaic notion, very few sailors "row away" from their boat at anchor these days...

:-)


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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   5 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 749
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Oriental to Ocracoke

It goes without saying, the beach on Ocracoke is as beautiful as anywhere on the east coast...

Just heard, however, there has been yet another shark attack in NC today - this one on Ocracoke...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   5 Days Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,586
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: visit Cuba

I'm guessing that for most of the scores of Americans who have been sailing to Cuba in recent years, this neverending hand-wringing on sailing forums over whether or not it is now 'permissible' to do...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   5 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 749
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Oriental to Ocracoke

I, for one, would appreciate if you'd report back on your findings should you be able to do that... It's been a LONG time since I ran that inlet, it was pretty shaky back in the day... I've always...
Forum: Learning to Sail   6 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 3,327
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Thanks for the encouragement

Ouch... Thanks very much for pointing that out...

My apologies to all, dumbass post on my part, bigtime...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   6 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Bermuda 1-2 race

Or, if the faster boat's rudder doesn't last for more than 200 miles...

Hmmm, what's that old saying?

"To finish first, first you have to Finish..."

;-)

Jonathan Green and his J-111...
Forum: Learning to Sail   6 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 3,327
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Thanks for the encouragement

Yeah, it might be nice to hear back from at least ONE of these Would-Be Circumnavigators Who Have Never Sailed Before...

Perhaps he decided to set his sights on climbing Everest, instead?

;-)
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 2,324
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Argh! - Charter Hull Scratches

No, I simply grabbed a pic of a Bristol 31.1 to illustrate how substantial the rub rail is...

If anything, I think fuel docks offer even better protection than ever before these days, given that...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,996
Views: 214,526
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

It's amazing, the number of folks out there who appear to believe that most any Average White Boat can simply be "beefed up" with a few modifications, and VOILA' - be magically transformed into a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 2,324
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Argh! - Charter Hull Scratches

A photo of the fuel dock in question would probably be helpful...

Given the modest tidal range in the Chesapeake, the typical fuel docks are fixed. I'm sure there are some, but I'm hard pressed to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,996
Views: 214,526
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Not that much money, necessarily... Your own Hunter appears to be an example that it's not only high-end builds that can have a robustly engineered and constructed hull/keel attachment... Perhaps you...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,996
Views: 214,526
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

So as you point out, how is that done exactly? Maybe I have a silly, profound misunderstanding of things - but this sure seems to be what John is calling for in his article. And this is exactly what...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,996
Views: 214,526
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

LOL! Well, if you really believe one can provide an answer to such a silly question, your lack of understanding of the myriad factors in assessing a boat's suitability for bluewater sailing or...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,996
Views: 214,526
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

You're free to believe what you want to believe, I'm content to let whoever might be reading this decide for themselves whether or not he believes these boats are fit for bluewater:



So, yeah,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,996
Views: 214,526
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Sure sounds to me like he disagrees with your contention that boats built to CURRENT Ocean Category A standards are "perfectly fine" for bluewater sailing...





Ooops, I think your argument...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 2,324
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Argh! - Charter Hull Scratches

Purely a coincidence, no doubt...
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