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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-14-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 3,665
Posted By flyingcarpet
Boasun, I salute superiors 1. The boat is not...

Boasun, I salute superiors 1. The boat is not older than I am 2. Getting close 3. Better than me
Keep a good lookout for us old codgers in small vessels!

"To young men contemplating a voyage I...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-13-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 3,665
Posted By flyingcarpet
Don't get me wrong I've sailed many from FRP...

Don't get me wrong I've sailed many from FRP boats to ferro cement to wood
many types of rigs. Some I like more than others the Westsail was slow but she was a heavy displacement boat you got what...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-13-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 3,665
Posted By flyingcarpet
I Know that he already owns a boat but it's just...

I Know that he already owns a boat but it's just like homes you want to trade up. It would not hurt if he invested in a moisture meter but don't tear up the whole deck because it had a low reading, a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-13-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 3,665
Posted By flyingcarpet
Older Sailboats are like Victorian Houses they...

Older Sailboats are like Victorian Houses they look pretty but once you start to fix the wiring you find out you have termites, then you get a cold spell and the old furnace calls it quits. And it...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-11-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 3,665
Posted By flyingcarpet
I own a built in Taiwan in 1980 a one off of the...

I own a built in Taiwan in 1980 a one off of the Valiant 43 called a Polaris a real cruising boat with a low PHRF rating. It is Cutter rigged and a very stable vessel I have been through 50+ knot...
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