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Search: Posts Made By: Tom3
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-08-2004
Replies: 12
Views: 1,707
Posted By Tom3
Need Help have a Few ?''''s about a ship my father left me

Get over to the woodenboat forum there are a lot more people able to give good advice to some one in your position over there.

Start at

Good luck
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 2,075
Posted By Tom3


You should post this over on the wooden boat forums, people there will have the answer.

The 120'' fishing schooners I have sailed on used worm gears. Much larger than your boat but they...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-23-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 875
Posted By Tom3
Wood for Bowspirt?

I have a real sail carrying bowsprit its fir but its also 8" by 8" (for real, not like a 2"x4" that is actually 1.75" by 3.5")at the base.

White Oak is strong and rot resistant. Hoduras mahogony...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-23-2004
Replies: 17
Views: 3,347
Posted By Tom3
Suggestions for a stiff boat

I have a Quoddy Pilot sloop that is very stiff. Cannel Paige and Paine have a Ketch version of the same boat on thier web site, it may be called an Eastport Pinky. I am not suggesting you buy it one...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-22-2004
Replies: 18
Views: 4,983
Posted By Tom3
38-42 cruiser recomendations

Do a search on Ralph Munroe and his sharpie designes. They are very good boats and some of them are in your size range. Munroe lived in Florida (his house is now a state park) and designed with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-13-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 1,179
Posted By Tom3
Holding Tank Pump Out Not Working

If the vent is blocked the pump will be trying to pull against a vaccum and it will fail.

Clean the vent with a screwdriver first and see if the pump works.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-13-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 1,792
Posted By Tom3
Shortage of slips

In Marblehead habor the wait for a mooring is 156 months give or take a few.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-13-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 1,758
Posted By Tom3

I am a confirmed monohull sailor but yes multihulls can be safe offshore just like monohulls. Both can be dangerous too it depends on the boat.

You will get better quality answers if you tell the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-12-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 1,792
Posted By Tom3
Shortage of slips

The real story is that the US is a huge country with tens of thousands of miles of shoreline. You can''t make generalizations about conditions in America as a whole.

Ask us about the place you...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-12-2004
Replies: 19
Views: 19,393
Posted By Tom3
Ketch/Yawl Handling

Here is a review of a Yawl that might be helpful: though I think the reviewer is a bit friendly,

This site has a lot of writing on boats and boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-24-2004
Replies: 23
Views: 4,249
Posted By Tom3
accidental gybe

(Just noticing the charter) I will add that the captian had some responsibilty to tell you about the danger from the boom and should have reminded everyone on board when the boat started running...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-24-2004
Replies: 23
Views: 4,249
Posted By Tom3
accidental gybe

If your looking for some one to blame yourself it saves others a lot of trouble.

If your looking to correct the problem of getting smacked up side the head with the boom you also need the mirror. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-22-2004
Replies: 12
Views: 7,185
Posted By Tom3
Help me find my budget dream boat!

You said:

I''ve discounted a Folkboat because of the wood (weaker than GRP and needs more attention).

The assumption that wood is weaker than GRP is not a safe one where boats are concerned. ...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-16-2004
Replies: 14
Views: 8,324
Posted By Tom3
knock downs

I was sailing with a dingy sailing freind on a 30'' lwl 9 ton gaff rigged sloop coming into Portland Maine. The day was perfect, the sun was out, The wind was strong, 20-30 miles per hour, we were...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-10-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 1,166
Posted By Tom3
Wood or Glass?

Do you like working with wood? Do you have either time, skill or money? If the answer to the first question is yes and you have any of the second 3 then look hard at wood.

Also be aware that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-04-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 1,888
Posted By Tom3
gybing a big gaffer


Post or link to photos?

Over on the woodenboat forum they call this trolling for boat porn...

Speaking of which you might get useful answers from posting your questions on:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-03-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 1,888
Posted By Tom3
gybing a big gaffer


What a gorgeous boat you are going to have.

I have to agree with Jeff she was not built with short handed sailing in mind but so it goes. Most of the gaff rig sailing authors I have...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-18-2004
Replies: 37
Views: 12,911
Posted By Tom3
help with lifes dream

Charter something for a weekend

If you like that charter something else for a week

At this point getting out on the water will do you a world of good. Theory is very helpful and I read...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-17-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 806
Posted By Tom3
R.I. & CT. where to stay

Mystic is very nice and you can go to the seaport which you really should do if your in the area and have the time.

Stonington is pretty and quieter than Mystic.

I don''t know RI that well...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-17-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 2,579
Posted By Tom3
Attributes of a Coastal Cruiser


I get the impression that you have not done a lot of sailing, forgive me if I am wrong.

What you should look for:

Books, in the library, there are tons of them on buying a boat. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-17-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 1,632
Posted By Tom3

I would try asking the army corps of engineers since they might administer the grants.

You could also ask your marina how they paid for the pumpout station that is going in. If they got a grant...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-16-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 17,957
Posted By Tom3
Wing vs Fin Keel

Also if you like shallow draft look at centerboards or leeboards.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-16-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 17,957
Posted By Tom3
Wing vs Fin Keel

I think that evaluating a keel based on its ability to cope with a major screw up like leaving a keelboat in a slip that has no water at low tide is the wrong way to go about it.

If you really...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-13-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 929
Posted By Tom3
Selling a special boat

Try Messing About in Boats, its a small magazine but its read by the type of person that would buy your boat and the ad will be cheap.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-13-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 7,183
Posted By Tom3
Bristol Channel Cutters

I reccomend reading "More Good Boats" by Roger Taylor it reviews the Bristol Channel Cutter and then looks at Jolie Breeze as well. Taylor pretty much agrees with Jeff but provides much more detail...
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