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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Days Ago
Replies: 95
Views: 3,337
Posted By harmonic
Re: What type of Keel do you prefer....

I like any keel that is welded on it can be steel or aluminium im not fussy,keel bolts give me the shivers,old wooden boat moored behind me had its keel drop off,bolts had corroded.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   2 Days Ago
Replies: 2,541
Views: 115,564
Posted By harmonic
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

jon its a distance thing a lot more miles to head north
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   12-07-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,341
Posted By harmonic
Re: Cutter Rigs

I have a solent rig with the inner forestay taken back to where a normal staysail would be it works well and a seperate inner stay which is attached just under the inner furler which is undone and...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-09-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 3,298
Posted By harmonic
Re: Reefing Downwind

If you have too much main up downwind you will most likely broach and end up beam on to the swells anyway,get the bugger down early.mines lashed to the boom in any downwind situation over 25...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   10-13-2015
Replies: 2,541
Views: 115,564
Posted By harmonic
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

I cruised up the pacific in the eightys on my Dads steel boat with a ply and teak deck,Great boat Alan Mummery design,very fast 37 footer round bilge fin keeler.Terrible rust issues where the ply was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-07-2015
Replies: 113
Views: 4,205
Posted By harmonic
Re: Steel boat care

Spray on foam is a big no go in steel boats it was tried for a few years over here,most of the boats got water under the foam and had massive rust issues,just use polystyrene sheet it can be cut to a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-06-2015
Replies: 113
Views: 4,205
Posted By harmonic
Re: Steel boat care

I have been involved with steel boats since I was a kid my dad built one and we have sailed tens of thousands of miles in them,your one looks like a real battle ship, in a good way.She will be a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-04-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 1,337
Posted By harmonic
Re: Reduce Size of Bilge?

Deep bilges are there for a reason to keep water out from the rest of your boat,have an electric bilge pump in the bottom with a float switch and an alarm,my young son almost sunk my boat last monday...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-04-2015
Replies: 113
Views: 4,205
Posted By harmonic
Re: Steel boat care

I have found wire brushes leave little flecks of steel everywhere which show up after you have painted the deck best to avoid them and never use an angle grinder unless you have isolated the area I...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   09-25-2015
Replies: 2,541
Views: 115,564
Posted By harmonic
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Great to see a boat with no clutter around the stern very pretty boat
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   09-15-2015
Replies: 2,541
Views: 115,564
Posted By harmonic
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

here she is in all her glory
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   09-10-2015
Replies: 2,541
Views: 115,564
Posted By harmonic
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

I would swap my boat for a Valient 40 anytime ,they one one of the only true modern classics.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   09-09-2015
Replies: 2,541
Views: 115,564
Posted By harmonic
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Hi Bob yes she is narrow with a beam of 2.75 metres and the lee helm is only a problem in light airs once shes moving it goes away.Its not a problem if I use the inside furler,both foresails are...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   09-08-2015
Replies: 2,541
Views: 115,564
Posted By harmonic
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

hi there bob my yacht is a 31'Lemster Zeekruiser carena built by the kuiper yard in holland in 1964 i do have the paper plans but they are quite big would be happy to send you a copy if i knew how...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   09-07-2015
Replies: 2,541
Views: 115,564
Posted By harmonic
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Thanks Viking i will ask my kids how to do it
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   09-07-2015
Replies: 2,541
Views: 115,564
Posted By harmonic
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

I really like my steel boat there are some images in my profile i am not sure how i put them there as i am computer illiterate,she is one of the prettiest boats in nelson,and yes I do spend a bit of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-03-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 3,053
Posted By harmonic
Re: Squatters at dock!?

maybe put it on ebay 1 dollar reserve
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-02-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,574
Posted By harmonic
Re: new anchor feedback

i have a 33lb bruce on my 32 foot keeler its a great anchor have dived on it often and have only seen chain coming out of the sand,it also usually sets hard within 2 metres of hitting the bottom.I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-05-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,586
Posted By harmonic
Re: Port tack is faster than starboard tack? Why?

I have found the same thing when one of my water tanks is empty,may just be a weight issue
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-04-2015
Replies: 2,541
Views: 115,564
Posted By harmonic
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Hi Bob Dennis Ganley was a steel yacht designer here in New Zealand,Unfortinately he and his wife were killed in a car crash,he designed some great cruising boats that sailed very well,One was called...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-03-2015
Replies: 2,541
Views: 115,564
Posted By harmonic
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Bob there are some very pretty Ganley steel yachts in my marina and some ugly ones,there are also some pretty glass boats and some ugly ones,Being steel doesnt have to mean its ugly.I own a pretty...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-31-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By harmonic
Re: We don't need no stinking GPS!

turn your windex around then you will be fine
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-18-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 2,551
Posted By harmonic
Re: solid vs inflatable dinghy

I have both,I find I use my hard dinghy more as it is nicer to row and I can fish out of it,it is hell on my paint though when the kids are about I bring the inflatable out it is a lot more stable...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-16-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,315
Posted By harmonic
Re: Best way to make fenders easy to use...

clove hitch is fast to tie and easy to adjust
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-04-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 22,454
Posted By harmonic
Re: Topping Lift

Its major function is to hold the boom up while you reef
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