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Search: Posts Made By: slap
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6,754
Views: 1,679,211
Posted By slap
Re: Interesting Sailboats

It's amazing how carefully adding waterline stripes can hide high freeboard.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-24-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,236
Posted By slap
Re: Baba and Tayana 37 fans

He had that boat at the Annapolis show a few years ago. IIRC, I was told that it was much more than $500K.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-18-2014
Replies: 6,754
Views: 1,679,211
Posted By slap
Re: Interesting Sailboats

C&C was a Canadian company. They were bought by the parent company of Tartan yachts in 1995. After that point, all of the C&Cs were built in the US, to new designs.

These are a better source for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-18-2014
Replies: 6,754
Views: 1,679,211
Posted By slap
Re: Interesting Sailboats

According to the World Resources Institute, Canada has 265,523 km of coastline, and the US has 133,312 km.

From another source, the Chesapeake bay has 18,804 km of coastline.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-18-2014
Replies: 6,754
Views: 1,679,211
Posted By slap
Re: Interesting Sailboats

This depends on which reference you use. If you use the World Resources Institute values, Canada has the most coastline, with the US at number 2, with about half of Canada's coastline. Much of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-30-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 368,525
Posted By slap
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Yet some of the above claims have been refuted over and over in this thread - as an example the so called T-boning incident. And many of the brentboats have had framing added to give them more...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-24-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 368,525
Posted By slap
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

You consider information from someone with zero knowledge in stability or structural design to be useful? More experienced boat design people would consider that laughably gullible!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-23-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 368,525
Posted By slap
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Welcome Jon!

Now, if you have read through this thread and are looking for more, I'd suggest:

Origami steel yacht construction - Boat Design Forums...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-21-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 368,525
Posted By slap
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

"But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-19-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 368,525
Posted By slap
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Says the man with the "stone age" boat designs.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-19-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 368,525
Posted By slap
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

And 102 of the 103 Concordias are still around. Not bad for boats 50+ years old.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-22-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 368,525
Posted By slap
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

A couple of years ago at the Annapolis boat show I went on the Xp-38, and immediately plopped myself down at the wheel, moving around to simulate positions as if sailing. The broker onboard said I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-21-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 8,457
Posted By slap
Re: Pearson Vanguard 33 reviews?

Phil Rhodes worked for Cox & Stevens, which changed its name to Philip Rhodes Naval Architects and Marine Engineers in 1947.

I had a Vanguard for a number of years, and I agree with what Jeff H...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 07-08-2013
Replies: 1,154
Views: 62,646
Posted By slap
Re: Bob Perry's take on Wolfenzee's dream boat

THe Titanic was designed such that as long as *only* four compartments were flooded the height of the watertight bulkheads would be sufficient. But with five flooded.......
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 07-08-2013
Replies: 1,154
Views: 62,646
Posted By slap
Re: Bob Perry's take on Wolfenzee's dream boat

The Titanic had plenty of watertight bulkheads - it could survive having four compartments flooding - unfortunately the glancing blow from the iceberg opened up five compartments.

BTW, while Brent...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-19-2011
Replies: 6,754
Views: 1,679,211
Posted By slap
PT-11 Three Little Birds

One of the more notable boats at the Annapolis boat show this year was the PT-11 trimaran "Three Little Birds". It is 36 feet long.

...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-19-2011
Replies: 6,754
Views: 1,679,211
Posted By slap
Paulo - In a recent post, you gave two...

Paulo -

In a recent post, you gave two different definitions of prismatic coefficient - one was not correct.


This one is incorrect - this one is the definition of block coefficient.


...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-24-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 5,869
Posted By slap
I've deleted my posts on this thread because the...

I've deleted my posts on this thread because the thread was drifting off topic.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-22-2011
Replies: 575
Views: 81,896
Posted By slap
If you scale up the displacement of the Ericson...

If you scale up the displacement of the Ericson 39 to the same length as the Ericson 46, you end up with about the same displacement.

19000*(45.83/39 )^3 = 30833 lbs, compared with 31500 lbs...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-19-2011
Replies: 6,754
Views: 1,679,211
Posted By slap
Boreal 44

On the Boreal 44, it looks like the chain is kept near the mast - very nice.

http://i804.photobucket.com/albums/yy322/Paulo_Carvalho/Monterlagrand-voileunjeudenfant.jpg
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-18-2011
Replies: 575
Views: 81,896
Posted By slap
The Ericson 46 is very similar to the Ericson 39...

The Ericson 46 is very similar to the Ericson 39 - are you familiar with the Ericson 39 that almost sank due to cracks in the hull just forward of the keel?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-16-2011
Replies: 575
Views: 81,896
Posted By slap
Actually, Paulo is right. The S&S 34 is a...

Actually, Paulo is right.

The S&S 34 is a typical example of a good offshore boat of the time. The Open 40 is an all out racing boat meant to be sailed flat out by an expert sailor - obviously...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-16-2011
Replies: 575
Views: 81,896
Posted By slap
Where one wasn't even a Farr design - it was a...

Where one wasn't even a Farr design - it was a Cape Fear 38, and the other was where a builder put in a substantially weaker keel support structure than what the Farr office had designed. See here...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-14-2011
Replies: 575
Views: 81,896
Posted By slap
Since you have seen the results from the 1988...

Since you have seen the results from the 1988 race, you can see for yourself that what I said earlier was correct.

The Westsail 32 did better in 1990 than they did in 1994. In 1994 they came in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-14-2011
Replies: 575
Views: 81,896
Posted By slap
One boat, Wyvern, is listed as DNF - did not...

One boat, Wyvern, is listed as DNF - did not finish. Only one DNF for a race as long as this is pretty good.

But a DNF is just that, and is not considered when looking at the finish order of...
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