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Forum: Learning to Sail   07-29-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,477
Posted By aferlazzo
Barberhauling is very effective in heavy air but...

Barberhauling is very effective in heavy air but I think you mean "pull the clew AWAY from the centerline" (or outboard). I think the only situation in which you'd want to barberhaul the clew in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-26-2010
Replies: 81
Views: 20,566
Posted By aferlazzo
As someone who is a potential future Gemini...

As someone who is a potential future Gemini owner, I hope the specific problem with the subject boat is eventually identified and the cause of the problem determined. I fear the new owner may be...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-27-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 817
Posted By aferlazzo
For me, the guides to boat values published by...

For me, the guides to boat values published by BUC and NADA are pretty useless. I have far more faith in my own assessments, but unlike you I have been looking at used boats for a long time.

Best...
Forum: Good Old Boat   05-18-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 44,834
Posted By aferlazzo
Skipper John, do you happen to be familiar with...

Skipper John, do you happen to be familiar with how the Rhodes Continental 22 came about? I ask, because it was my first boat and when I later became familiar with Phil's other designs, I had...
Forum: P30   04-29-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 9,266
Posted By aferlazzo
Thanks everyone for the Pearson 30 steering...

Thanks everyone for the Pearson 30 steering comments and for the D&R Marine link. I'll leave the wheel for now, maybe go back to the tiller which I am sure I will prefer, next year. But if I do go...
Forum: P30   04-29-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 9,266
Posted By aferlazzo
My new (to me) Pearson 30 has a wheel which I...

My new (to me) Pearson 30 has a wheel which I plan to remove. in favor of the tiller, which is also aboard. I was discussing this with a fellow who is a very competent sailor, and he told me that...
Forum: P30   04-29-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 9,266
Posted By aferlazzo
I am also a new P30 owner. I may have to replace...

I am also a new P30 owner. I may have to replace the rudder bushing, or at least adjust it because it does not appear to be properly seated. Can you tell me where you got the replacement bushing?
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   04-28-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 2,320
Posted By aferlazzo
For the conditions you mentioned, you will...

For the conditions you mentioned, you will certainly want a boat that is rugged and very seaworthy, with the standing rigging in very good shape and maybe oversized. In general, I think both Tartan...
Forum: Her Sailnet Articles   04-26-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 36,911
Posted By aferlazzo
It is a weight that you attach to your rode to...

It is a weight that you attach to your rode to make the rode pull on your anchor more in the horizontal plane to reduce the risk of your anchor dragging. You can make one up by attaching a weight of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-26-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 10,604
Posted By aferlazzo
Miramar YC in Sheepshead Bay is less than...

Miramar YC in Sheepshead Bay is less than $2k/yr., or less if you are young enough. Nice club, good people. Sheepshead Bay YC is right next door and a bit more expensive, I believe.

As for the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-18-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2,726
Posted By aferlazzo
One more comment: I think this is a...

One more comment: I think this is a Perry-designed boat? He is still quite active and you might consider contacting him to get his insight on the boat and what it might need. It might be a good...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-18-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2,726
Posted By aferlazzo
Re. the teak decks. If they are currently in OK...

Re. the teak decks. If they are currently in OK shape, I would put a very low priority on getting rid of the teak. When it's time to replace them, everything will depend on what's underneath. If...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-13-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,784
Posted By aferlazzo
What was your friend's boat? I recall racing...

What was your friend's boat?

I recall racing on a 40 ft. boat many years ago, in maybe 15 knots of wind and the fiberglass supporting a turning block blew up. It was not due to cross sheeting...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-12-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,784
Posted By aferlazzo
I agree completely. I see no additional...

I agree completely. I see no additional possibility of damage to winches as a result of cross-sheeting.

When I raced J-24's we cross-sheeted all the time, so the genoa trimmer could always be on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-12-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 3,759
Posted By aferlazzo
Where will you be cruising? How many people on...

Where will you be cruising? How many people on the boat, most of the time?
Forum: Pearson   10-04-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 8,021
Posted By aferlazzo
Since Pearson ceased operations so long ago, I...

Since Pearson ceased operations so long ago, I doubt very much that such a list could now be found.

If you really must know, I recommend removing all the bottom paint in a small section and then...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-02-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,853
Posted By aferlazzo
You may not want to hear this, but I don't think...

You may not want to hear this, but I don't think you are on the right track, because you are looking for too big and complicated a boat for your first boat. Lots of people make this mistake and end...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-29-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 2,663
Posted By aferlazzo
If you have not yet been to Block or Newport, I...

If you have not yet been to Block or Newport, I would spend the entire 4 days visiting one or both. Both places are a lot of fun and just great cruising destinations.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-28-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,519
Posted By aferlazzo
OK first, Westbrook marinas. You can find some...

OK first, Westbrook marinas. You can find some others via google, but you might as well just tie up at Brewer's Pilot's Point:

Brewer Pilots Point Marina, Westbrook CT...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-28-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,519
Posted By aferlazzo
A handheld gps is what you need. Something like...

A handheld gps is what you need. Something like this:

Garmin GPSMAP® 76 GPS Receiver -Slightly used - eBay (item 130333169254 end time Sep-29-09 12:23:32 PDT)...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-26-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,519
Posted By aferlazzo
You will probably need two days, assuming no...

You will probably need two days, assuming no night sailing. I assume you have a good outboard for when the wind dies. Try to head east on the sound on an ebb tide, the current will help you, and if...
Forum: Alberg   09-15-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 2,043
Posted By aferlazzo
Never sailed an Alberg, but my understanding is...

Never sailed an Alberg, but my understanding is that Alberg's boats don't need much steering once the boat is set up on course and the sails are correctly set. So I'd hate to see you pass on a nice...
Forum: Tartan   09-15-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 9,160
Posted By aferlazzo
ehmanta, thanks. I passed on a bargain Cat 30......

ehmanta, thanks. I passed on a bargain Cat 30... decided that its advantages were not consistent with what I'm looking for. T27 is still a possibility but what I would really like is a T30.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-14-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 14,227
Posted By aferlazzo
That looks like a very nice boat, but the...

That looks like a very nice boat, but the stowaway mast is not something I would want if I wanted to do what you propose. I think the ideal mainsail for your purpose might have the top battens as...
Forum: Tartan   09-12-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 9,160
Posted By aferlazzo
Hi, in case anyone's still paying attention to...

Hi, in case anyone's still paying attention to this thread....

T27 owners and former owners... I see PHRF ratings of 210 - 230 for the boat which surprises me. I thought the boat would be faster...
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