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Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   4 Days Ago
Replies: 526
Views: 17,536
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Bob

I was just making a little joke and meant no foul. If I presumed anything it would be that you are distracted with company this weekend.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Waterrat
Re: World record-holding sailor Jon Sanders rescued

I guess I can not forget his double, non-stop single handed circumnavigation on the S & S 34.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Waterrat
Re: World record-holding sailor Jon Sanders rescued

Three times solo around the world. With all those miles I guess Neptune finally dished it up.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Days Ago
Replies: 2,781
Views: 251,398
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Sounds great Mike

In the USA there is free camping on federal land and most state land if not posted otherwise. That includes national forests, Bureau of Land Management and many Wilderness...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   4 Days Ago
Replies: 526
Views: 17,536
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Thanks Mike! That clarified it for me. Bob might have missed your second half. Bob kept posting about some party at his place all weekend so who knows how much rum or scotch is involved. Cheers
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   6 Days Ago
Replies: 526
Views: 17,536
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

MikeJohns That plot from "Molland's tome on control surfaces. "

Could you or one of the other knowledgeable folks explain why the skeg-rudder dips instead of consistent rise. Is this drag on skeg...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   6 Days Ago
Replies: 526
Views: 17,536
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Bob

I am not sure what Jeff H does for a profession but I know he is the resident expert in these parts. I have read many of Jeff's posts multiple times to absorb his concise, accurate and...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   6 Days Ago
Replies: 526
Views: 17,536
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Smack That video was fantastic. What a treat to have meant such a man of unique character with a spectacular sailboat. Thanks for posting that.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,716
Posted By Waterrat
Re: This guy should have known better

I have cross almost twenty borders and many multiple times. The only border I have ever had a problem crossing and been what I would consider harassed is the USA. They are unreasonably a pain in...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   1 Week Ago
Replies: 526
Views: 17,536
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Agentjohnson you may also find value in reading Dave Gerr "The Elements of Boat Strength" it does well illustrating novices like me many of the idiosyncrasy of most boat building materials and...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   1 Week Ago
Replies: 526
Views: 17,536
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Dirt

That is funny Bob. From what I have learned that is like me telling you to build your boats out of plastic. I wish it was so easy and cheap. Though when we spend this cash on horses, and...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   1 Week Ago
Replies: 526
Views: 17,536
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Is there a typical layup? Vinyl-ester resin, poly-ester resin, epoxy, biax, triax, foam core, wood core, e glass, s glass, Kevlar etc etc. Big boat, little boat, fast boat slow boat etc. I don't...
Forum: News Feeds   1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Coast Guard rescues woman after sailboat runs aground in Chicago to Mackinac ...

She could have almost swam to the finish line. That is very sad. Seems like a helicopter was excessive and put both the helicopter crew and skipper at significant undue risk. Does anyone know if...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   1 Week Ago
Replies: 526
Views: 17,536
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

As more of an observer I think it may be the extreme conspicuous consumption and consumerism that is a getting Brent fired up and who can blame him. I am often disturbed with the selfish extreme...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,061
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Rowing Dink?

Here is an example at 66 pounds. Shenandoah Whitehall Whitehall page (http://gentrycustomboats.com/Whitehallpage.html)

It is still too big for the 8.5' your looking for. Many boats this size can...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,061
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Rowing Dink?

Have any of you considered skin on frame construction? Very light and very durable and easily repairable. Consider the two following links for videos showing the durability of skin on frame boats. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 2,228
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Safety considerations for Great Lakes solo sailor

Excellent post with great info except the last paragraph. Sharks not in Lake Michigan. Are you sure? Bull sharks have been found in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois. So I would be surprised if...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   04-05-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 7,045
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Sailor missing 66 days found! Breaking News.

Jerry
As I said it is a generalization that would totally depend on your exposure. I can see a time where survival with out protection is in minutes and where it may be days or never but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-05-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 4,184
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Missing Sailor Rescued

Holly crap batman where do you get your herb? That is some expensive stuff. Even super high end Sativa doesn't cost that much. Maybe 50 or 60 if you don't know anyone anywhere or are paying for...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   04-04-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 7,045
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Sailor missing 66 days found! Breaking News.

As with most of these stories about being lost at sea for 30, 60 or more days, folks always say this person looks too good to be lost at sea that long. I have heard some use the generalization of...
Forum: Electrical Systems   03-06-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 67,792
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Battery Confusion - Amp Hours vs. Reserve Capacity

Excellent stuff I missed this post the first time around. I just have one problem. It sounds like there are a few hypothesis on how to determine Ah from RC and no theories. I know picky picky it...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-25-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Adventure sailboat build help, recomendations?

Longer and narrower is more efficient and faster at low power. You could look at Sail Calculator Pro v3.54 - 2800+ boats (http://tomdove.com/sailcalc/sailcalc.html) . At the bottom of the page you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-23-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 2,501
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Do you have to be wealthy to own a sailing yacht?

If you are in a position to own, and maintain a boat for only your leisure enjoyment. You also have a computer and can post on the internet then I would say you are pretty wealthy. That would put...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-20-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Which anchor?

Danforth with 20 foot of chain and three strand is more then adequate. In fact it may be too much weight depending on your expectations and usage. You have a 700 pound boat with less then a 2 foot...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-20-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 884
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Wood selection

By the way nice work on the ladder. Looks good.
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