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Search: Posts Made By: zedboy
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By zedboy
Re: Boat Trucking from Northeast Coast to Great Lakes

First thing to check is whether the canal in its current state can accommodate your draft - it had a lot of damage back in Irene.

When I lived on Lake Ontario and this was on my local bucket list,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,230
Posted By zedboy
Re: furler

I can't answer that - I've had the luxury of knowing when it's going to be nasty, and putting on the 85% blade at the dock. My old boat was about the size of yours. When it got really nasty out, I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,230
Posted By zedboy
Re: furler

It's all about the quality of your swivel - that's what's carrying the forestay tension.

A furler is not a perfect heavy-weather solution; can't easily furl the jib when it's under pressure.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,230
Posted By zedboy
Re: furler

There is some stuff online for building your own furler, basically you find some good swivel hardware and then build yourself a drum to fit on it. Could be doable for a 24' boat, not sure I'd want to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,909
Posted By zedboy
Re: Advice For Good Boat To Learn On

If neither boat is too far from you, go and take lots of pictures of everything then come back here and get the peanut gallery to suggest areas for further investigation. The key items/issues/gotchas...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 985
Posted By zedboy
Re: Ways to Get Boat From Long Island to Upstate NY

This.

Scads of 22-23 ft boats were produced in the Lake Ontario area back in the day. Be patient, you'll find a good one with a good trailer for a fair price, and tow it happily home at 55 mph to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,293
Posted By zedboy
Re: Kiwigrip - first experience...

as they say in b-more: "real noyce"
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 985
Posted By zedboy
re: Ways to Get Boat From Long Island to Upstate NY

What, free?

Oh boy, I know all about how much free boats cost.

Well, in for a penny, in for a poudn. It won't draw much. Motor it home.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 5,083
Posted By zedboy
Re: Sailing Dog's Boat Destroyed By Fire

I put a few of SailingDog's posts to good use. Especially the boat inspection thread - gave me the confidence to take the boat. My kids will have the memories forever.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By zedboy
Re: Liability for 50 year old vessel

You made need a survey, but I don't think you will have any problems.

Nice boat BTW :-)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,399
Posted By zedboy
Re: Blue water boat for the Great Lakes?

It's true the lakes can be nasty. But they're also limited in size, with lots of places to duck into for shelter and excellent forecasting. Upshot: if you end up in the middle of the lake in a big...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 642
Posted By zedboy
Re: Yet another first boat thread

I'm going to disagree with that one. Give me 26', standing headroom in the salon, and a head with a door and I'm in the lap of luxury :D
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 642
Posted By zedboy
Re: Yet another first boat thread

I wouldn't qualify any boat over 23' ("has fully enclosed head") with traditional ballast as "easy to trailer". Even with super-shallow draft, wrestling the boat onto the trailer and up the ramp is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 3,666
Posted By zedboy
Re: Boats like S&S 34

This is exactly what JamesWilson was talking about - not to knock the meaningful contributions of JeffH & others, but it's hard to believe Andyselzn is or should be seriously considering offshore...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 3,666
Posted By zedboy
Re: Boats like S&S 34

Pardon my French, but are you out of your mind? Pay a fortune to fly from a large, inexpensive market to a small expensive one?

... Do you even know for sure that you like offshore sailing?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 3,666
Posted By zedboy
Re: Boats like S&S 34

Heh. Yeah.

You can go read bluewaterboats.org. Most of the boats there tend to be heavy displacement traditional/conservative designs with a long keel or moderate fin + skeg rudder. That would fit...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 3,666
Posted By zedboy
Re: Boats like S&S 34

Anyone who thinks the Olson 34 and the S&S 34 are similar because they pop out similar numbers needs to stop thinking that the numbers capture the boat.

(In this particular case, needs to also...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,909
Posted By zedboy
Re: Advice For Good Boat To Learn On

If the tears are in the dacron itself, I would agree. If they're just along the seams, but the panels still seem solid, stitch 'er up. Check the stitching on the rest of the sail, it may be due for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,143
Posted By zedboy
Re: Fiberglassing a wooden hull

I unfortunately never met the previous owner/builder - his widow gave me the boat. The boat was converted from a lifeboat, which was apparently a common way to build a pocket cruiser in the 40s and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,143
Posted By zedboy
Re: Fiberglassing a wooden hull

I had a glassed wood boat. If the boat starts dry it can work well - mine was tight and very solid at 60+ years. That boat was bulletproof - I really abused it.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By zedboy
Re: Good build quality

Pwr call up Bob Perry (or shoot him an email), he does purchase consultation.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,909
Posted By zedboy
Re: Advice For Good Boat To Learn On

The O'Day without a motor isn't going to sell quick, so you may be able to knock a nice chunk off the asking price. If the boat's dry, the trailer's bearings/tires are good, and the tears in the main...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-06-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 2,909
Posted By zedboy
Re: Advice For Good Boat To Learn On

Tippy, or more technically, easily heeled. The opposite of "stiff".

Not what you want in a boat to learn on...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-02-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By zedboy
Re: 3 Adults in Hunter 140

HUNTER 140 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com (http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=7746)

Lotsa room in there for 3 adults.

The issue was the sail handling on a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-19-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,285
Posted By zedboy
Re: Day from Hell? Or learning experience

In all fairness, if I had known that it was blowing 25+ when you wrote your original post, I would have told you the same thing: it's very likely you had no business being out there. Even if you were...
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