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Search: Posts Made By: ctl411
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-06-2014
Replies: 145
Views: 6,251
Posted By ctl411
Re: Low vs. high freeboard - benefits and drawbacks

Bob what do you use to set the scale mast height, loa, something else?
Forum: Diesel 12-08-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By ctl411
Re: Perkins 4.108, Stop solenoid failure

I'm having intermittent problems with mine. It's a Perkins 4-154 I tied a small line to the shutdown lever the solenoid pulls. When the electric doesn't work I can just open the engine room door...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-18-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By ctl411
Re: Porta-bote as tender/dinghy

Look around, you can find them used much cheaper. Check rv camping forums craigslist etc. I've had a 12 foot and now have a 14 foot. I put a 15 HP two stroke on it but can't use full throttle. It...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-07-2013
Replies: 502
Views: 88,899
Posted By ctl411
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

15000 for the 37.5 17900 for the 37c. The 37 usually came in a little heavier.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-07-2013
Replies: 502
Views: 88,899
Posted By ctl411
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Smack, check out "Seaworthiness the forgotten factor" by CA Marchaj. Not a production vs blue water argument but a size/design thing. I already loaned the copy I have out or I would loan it to you. ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-06-2013
Replies: 502
Views: 88,899
Posted By ctl411
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Nice write up on your choice of boat. We sold our Hunter 37 last fall and bought a Gulfstar 50 ketch. The sail on the ketch you saw is called a mule sail.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-26-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By ctl411
Re: Double vang? Rigging question from a beginner

Yes vang/ preventer, they are clipped to the staysail tracks to keep the side decks clear at dock side and sailing at higher angles. They would be moved to the rail more off the wind.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-13-2013
Replies: 241
Views: 14,314
Posted By ctl411
Thumbs up Re: Full Keel

Bob I'm sure you had nothing to do with the race results :D. You are correct in that a "slow" boat sailed well makes others take notice. Everyone expects a J boat to be fast.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-11-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,224
Posted By ctl411
Re: Boat Buying By The Numbers

Also check to make sure your sail areas are measured the same. Sometimes on cutters or ketches they don't list the stay sail or mizzen area. A place to check sail area is Sailrite web site they have...
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