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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-27-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 5,167
Posted By Ocarina II
You must be very new to sailing to be just now...

You must be very new to sailing to be just now discovering such common superstitions.
I do belive someone is mistaken in thinking that a boats name is ever carved into the keel. There may be some...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-18-2011
Replies: 91
Views: 15,111
Posted By Ocarina II
I knew someone who owned a coin operated car wash...

I knew someone who owned a coin operated car wash and had the audacity to name his Wellcraft Scarab, 'Quarters'. The pharmacist in the same town named his sail boat 'Drugrunner'. Obviously he lived...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-17-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,837
Posted By Ocarina II
I may have found a clue. The first America's Cup...

I may have found a clue. The first America's Cup champion was America sold to the Brits and renamed Camilla. Seven other A.C. boats including: Colonia, Cambria, Livonia, Genesta, Galatea, Thistle and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-17-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,837
Posted By Ocarina II
Can anyone shed any light on the subject?

Can anyone shed any light on the subject?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-17-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,837
Posted By Ocarina II
Yacht names.

Some time ago I read in an article about classic yachts that 'proper' yacht names should be seven letters long and end with a vowel. I have no idea why, but I have noticed a lot of early racing...
Forum: Hunter   12-17-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 36,528
Posted By Ocarina II
I agree with Vsk1,Hunters are no worse than...

I agree with Vsk1,Hunters are no worse than Catalinas or Benetaus etc.
Thing is once you see the bottom fall out of a Hunter or here of the keel falling off another while the boat is being craned it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-15-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,574
Posted By Ocarina II
What will you do without your boat for the next...

What will you do without your boat for the next year?
Forum: SailNet FAQ   12-14-2011
Replies: 0
  Bolo
Views: 1,152
Posted By Ocarina II
Question Bolo

I'm wondering if any cruisers out there have sighted a Canadian 48' double ended flush decked pilothouse cutter called Outsider. Last I heard from him he was departing Fla. for Cuba 10 yrs ago.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-14-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 4,558
Posted By Ocarina II
If you like Florida references in your fiction...

If you like Florida references in your fiction try John D. McDonald. His character, Travis McGee lives on a houseboat in Ft. Lauderdale's Bahia Mar Yachtclub. I sailed into Bahia Mar from Tortola a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-14-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 4,117
Posted By Ocarina II
A guy at my marina has an aluminum 32' sloop from...

A guy at my marina has an aluminum 32' sloop from the late 60's claims it was owned originally by Norwegian Royalty. I think there must be a broker somewhere named 'Norwegian Royalty'
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-14-2011
Replies: 111
Views: 14,183
Posted By Ocarina II
I have attended the Toronto Boat Show annually...

I have attended the Toronto Boat Show annually for more than 30 years and worked it the last 5 years straight. Sailboats have been in decline as long as I can remember, but powerboat sales have...
Forum: C & C   12-14-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 3,483
Posted By Ocarina II
The c&c smile is not the seam between keel and...

The c&c smile is not the seam between keel and hull,but an athwartship (across the boat) surface crack some times several feet long running upwards(towards the topsides) just ahead of the keel. It is...
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-14-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 34,051
Posted By Ocarina II
If you own an older boat,than I suggest 'This Old...

If you own an older boat,than I suggest 'This Old Boat' by Don Casey, subtitled 'How to take a run down fibreglass boat and turn it into a first class Yacht'.
I learned more about how to sail a boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-14-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,966
Posted By Ocarina II
Small Houses

Friend of mine builds self contained eco friendly shipping container homes.
They have solar electricity, super insulation and composting toilets. Natural and sustainable materials like cork and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-14-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 4,640
Posted By Ocarina II
The abrasive coated dowels look like somebodies...

The abrasive coated dowels look like somebodies idea for a disposable reamer or perhaps for sanding the undersides of the handrails if installed in a screw gun? Don't try that!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-13-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 8,141
Posted By Ocarina II
Do yourselves a favour and pick up a copy of...

Do yourselves a favour and pick up a copy of Casey's 'This Old Boat'. I consider it the best DIY guide available. Informative and inspirational. Many jobs on boats call for rather specific techniques...
Forum: SailNet FAQ   12-13-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By Ocarina II
If you are able to scrape that adhesive off you...

If you are able to scrape that adhesive off you might have to paint that whole area.But don't worry, new paints like Interlux 2 part 'Perfection' will give great results. Just don't go gluing on more...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-13-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 9,999
Posted By Ocarina II
Another vote for interprotect 2000. The poster...

Another vote for interprotect 2000. The poster who mentioned soap and water was referring to removing analine blush from the surface of fresh epoxy between coats.Not neccessary with Interprotect...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-12-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 6,895
Posted By Ocarina II
I love my boat and would never replace her. New...

I love my boat and would never replace her. New designs leave me cold.
With epoxy a boat will last forever to say nothing of the teak and bronze.
I don't think modern boats can become heirlooms due...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-12-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 9,288
Posted By Ocarina II
I built a wood tool chest with a bunch of trays...

I built a wood tool chest with a bunch of trays and partitions and tarted it up with cast brass corners and antique style leather trunk handles. I worked the boats name into a sheet brass oval and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-12-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 3,584
Posted By Ocarina II
I have a couple buddies with C&C 30's and I can...

I have a couple buddies with C&C 30's and I can tell you they are good boats. Racing with one of them we usually placed first overall. However keep in mind that the are frequently raced very hard and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-12-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,148
Posted By Ocarina II
Have someone holding the stem end of the furler...

Have someone holding the stem end of the furler and foil as the mast comes out. Keep the foil undercontrol as the crane swings around and sets the mast down horizontaly. Try to keep the foil out from...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-12-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 8,454
Posted By Ocarina II
Dear tropical escape, Congrats on the new...

Dear tropical escape,
Congrats on the new boat and your obvious good taste!
'A particularly nice example' you say? Tell me more.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-12-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 8,454
Posted By Ocarina II
hi Chris, my boat had a clunky old steel box...

hi Chris, my boat had a clunky old steel box shaped multi pin connector inside the mast foot. There is an oval shaped access plate on the side to facillitate connection. It was prone to corrosion and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-12-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 8,454
Posted By Ocarina II
Smile Ballast material

Command Yachts used lead and I would be surprised if anything else could work and still allow her to sit on her designed lines. Try holding a powerful magnet up to the keel or a magnetic compass. No...
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