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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   2 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Safety in crowded anchorages?

Try anchoring somewhere with lots of French boats. You will be anchored in a crowded spot with barely adequate space around you and some guy with a Tri-colour will happily anchor directly in front of...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   3 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 571
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Need help/advice sailing from NYC to Marthas Vineyard

I guess I am a safety weinie too - at least for myself. Obviously we have done some challenging passages, but have always weighed the odds. In this case, with a new to me boat I would take the inside...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,877
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: new anchor feedback

Full disclosure, I should say from the start that I am on old CQR hand but used a Manson for our RTW trip. If you notice most anchor discussions have two groups of participants - those who are happy...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Crossing the Pacific in a Liveaboard?

Good thing is you have lots of time to do your research and save your money. The boat you might choose to live on - a good idea given where you are living, might not be the same as the one you take...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   5 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Buying a boat with deck delam

I think I would only take on a job like this if a) the boat was special and b) the price reflected the need for a major repair. There are lots of boats out there.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   6 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,361
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: This is why we can't have nice things...

If you Ultra-Suede they clean up very good. The admiral took them off the foam and put them in the washing machine. Everything came out except some rust stains (don't ask). Those stains are on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,147
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Looking for some opinions on our shortlist of boats!

You seem to have priorities that conflict or at least make it difficult to find one boat that works. If you really want decent performance then something like a J37c makes sense (5' draft). They are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 3,146
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Why are Nonsuch's so much?

Davidpm, that boat was not rigged correctly. I had a 30 and the end of the boom was never close to my head. If you were motoring you could have raised the topping lift. When you are sailing the sail...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,329
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Why Not?

Be sensible but go for it. I am on Lake Ontario. Thirty years ago the annual commodore's cruise at our yacht club would be to an American port across the lake - something like 30 to 40 miles...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 3,146
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Why are Nonsuch's so much?

As a former Nonsuch owner and circumnavigator (not on the Nonsuch) take my word for it that a Nonsuch of any size would not be a good choice to 'take anywhere'. As was stated you have few sail choice...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 2,465
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Refurbishing CCA boats

I think it makes sense for this thread to deal with rebuilds on older f/g boats in general. CCA was a rating rule for racing and not all boats of the time were built with an eye on this rule.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 2,465
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Refurbishing CCA boats

George Hinterhoeller left C&C because he got fed up being told by MBAs how to build boats. He took his share of the company and created the second incarnation of Hinterhoeller Yachts (Nonsuchs and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Bobbing For Bottles

"What kind of gun do I need to take with me when I go cruising?"

" Is one of these new generation CQR anchors any good?

"Is this a bluewater bottle or not?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Current production small boats

I think a high quality, offshore 24' boat might cost something like $50,000+. Not much of a market at those prices.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,414
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Compromises

A Tartan 4100 was the first boat we looked at seriously before buying our Bristol. My wife really like it. After looking at several other boats he comment was that she was really glad we had not gone...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,026
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Buying a live aboard sailboat

As someone who has a 45 footer on the Great Lakes let me tell you that you don't want a 45 footer on the Great Lakes. Our boat was wonderful for sailing around the world, but on most of the Great...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,026
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Buying a live aboard sailboat

I assume you are using Yachtworld. There is also a private Yachtworld that brokers can access that shows what boats actually sold for. WRT the time frame, market conditions in 15 years are likely to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Aluminium

I say 'aluminum'; my wife who studied in Manchester says 'aluminium'. I imagine she said it and heard it more than a few times since her dissertation was about conversion coatings on aluminium. She...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Seeking info on centerboard cable length

For ours, with a winch to raise the board, I just measured the distance from the board to the winch and then figured out (roughly) how many turns there were on the winch when the board was down and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Boat life hack, bottom paint.....?

In some places in the world you don't have access to a travel lift and there may or may not be a suitable crane and then it becomes a very complex job since you have to take the mast(s) down. Local...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Boat life hack, bottom paint.....?

A boat did this in Ecuador when we were there and the keel shifted on the rail ties he had the boat sitting on (it was also tied to the dock). When the boat fell the mast broke. Ecuador is not a good...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Oops! Learning From Our Sailing Debacles

Charts in Indonesia are next to useless when you want to enter an anchorage that is not large enough for commercial shipping to use. In one place we turned on a track on the plotter and felt our way...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: I'm starting my own navy

I started sailing with a Mirror kit 45 years ago. Came with a how-to-build book and a how-to-sail book (i had never built anything nor sailed at that point). It won't take you all that long to build....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 11,474
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Best boat for 25 grand for coastal cruising and going from east coast to Caribbea

We have a 45.5 which is obviously a very different boat but it came from the same factory at more or less the same time. This generation of Bristols are very well made. Within the limitations of its...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,414
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Compromises

I would disagree with the comment that racing is tougher on the boat than extended offshore cruising. Obviously a cruising couple is not going to push the envelope at all, but at times you can out in...
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