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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-05-2009
Replies: 68
Views: 5,974
Posted By shapka
Oceangirl and JomsViking: From the JSD...

Oceangirl and JomsViking:

From the JSD website:

3. A sea anchor cannot be designed to protect the boat. When tethered from the bow, the boat will yaw and develop unacceptable loads. The reason...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-31-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 4,928
Posted By shapka
just wanted to get on something this summer....

just wanted to get on something this summer. prices up here (BC) have not really moved yet, but sales have fallen off a cliff. this boat looked like a cheap opportunity to get on the water this...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-29-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 4,928
Posted By shapka
Yeah, considering that I have been shopping for a...

Yeah, considering that I have been shopping for a 35+ foot cruising boat for 2.5 years, yeah, I am ready for the financial responsibility.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-29-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 4,928
Posted By shapka
i was under the impression that solid glass was...

i was under the impression that solid glass was not damaged by water intrusion. no?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-29-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 4,928
Posted By shapka
Actually, my crane has been in and out of a few...

Actually, my crane has been in and out of a few marinas for random customers.
Usually, people don't mind staying on my good side, and I imagine that finding a place to launch the boat will not be a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-29-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 4,928
Posted By shapka
oh, yeah, since I own a crane, I did not include...

oh, yeah, since I own a crane, I did not include launching costs, other than the initial launch from where it is now.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-29-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 4,928
Posted By shapka
So, using your numbers, if the total was 7K (I am...

So, using your numbers, if the total was 7K (I am assuming that the sails and bulkhead would be ok, would that be an outrageous price for this boat?
When I say on the beach, I mean in a marina's...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-28-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 4,928
Posted By shapka
Rudder Repairs

Apparently, the PO put two anodes on the aluminum rudder, and there is (not clear on this yet) a hole or just some corrosion that has been previously faired by the CO. This repair has come off, and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-28-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 4,928
Posted By shapka
Hinterhoeller Niagara 30

Going to look at a 1969 Niagara 30. It is supposed to be the big brother to the Shark.
Anyone have any info? Seller says that it has solid decks and hull. True?
Won't be able to sail it first, and...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   05-20-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 5,676
Posted By shapka
Not if it was built with some clearance, and...

Not if it was built with some clearance, and tabbed to the hull in a similar way to the current system.
Sees to me that one could build a complete grid out of aluminum or stainless, encapsulate it...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   05-19-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 5,676
Posted By shapka
Why are the blades so short?

It seems that there is one advantage to a bulkhead that crossed the beam to the other side: it would resist the opposing force vectors that are trying to fold the boat together.
I am wondering why...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   05-15-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By shapka
experience

Well, as to the acquisition of experience, I remember a CS prof informing a complaining lab about the difficulty of solving a counting problem of some kind. His point was that one cannot expect to...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   05-13-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By shapka
Ambitious

Hi-
I am a 40 year old sailer who re-engaged with the activity about 6 years ago. I grew up on lake Okanogan in BC, playing with the odd dingy, but did not sail again until I took up windsurfing in...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   05-13-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,127
Posted By shapka
Summer Off, Interested in Charlottes

Hi Pinga-
I am off work for the summer, and I would love to go back to the Charlottes again. I have been there twice: once on a kayak trip, once on a chartered boat from Skidigate.
Would love to...
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