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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-05-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 13,245
Posted By seabreeze_97
Re: Pearson Vanguard 33 reviews?

"Big ships fine. Rowboats, long in tooth, make big noise, go nowhere."-Confucius.

Couldn't have said it better myself.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-28-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 13,245
Posted By seabreeze_97
Re: Pearson Vanguard 33 reviews?

My mistake on the opinion comment. I let the Vanguard and another thread (a newbie asking about which of two small boats would be better) bleed together. In both, you posted extensive replies. What...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-24-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 13,245
Posted By seabreeze_97
Re: Pearson Vanguard 33 reviews?

Jeff, you know of no boat company that used vacuum bagging? Don't take that "bag" reference too literally. The SCRIMP process is consistent and repeatable—ideal for one-design boat building." SCRIMP...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-22-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 13,245
Posted By seabreeze_97
Re: Pearson Vanguard 33 reviews?

Jeff H. You were speaking on the construction materials and it appears you said this about the Vanguard?

"Shorter fiber lengths and more brittle resins meant a very flexible and at the same time...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-21-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 13,245
Posted By seabreeze_97
Re: Pearson Vanguard 33 reviews?

He said it was basically what you'd expect. Better for maneuvering, backing, racing, and catching stuff, but in some decent waves it'd ventilate and lose tracking, so it depended on your use and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-21-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 13,245
Posted By seabreeze_97
Re: Pearson Vanguard 33 reviews?

If you ever feel the need to mod your future Vanguard, check out what this fellow did. The ad is expired, but the pic is still there. He said the rudder mod made a huge difference, so much so that he...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-21-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 2,956
Posted By seabreeze_97
Re: displacement/ballast ratio

Comfort is a relative term, but between the two, I'd give the nod to the Sonic.
Forum: Diesel   01-14-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 10,162
Posted By seabreeze_97
Re: diesel engine oils

Any chance on getting a refund on those books?
Forum: Diesel   01-14-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 10,162
Posted By seabreeze_97
Re: Engine Oil for Marine Diesel

The thing to watch is the older engines had flat tappet camshafts, and the new gas-engine oils no longer have the anti-scuff zinc additive, so the cam lobes will fail, or at least wear much more...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-29-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 3,798
Posted By seabreeze_97
Re: Do I have to know swimming to sail?

Being a good swimmer in the scenario you pose probably means if you go overboard, you'll just die tired.
Live like Sonny Crockett? Afraid of the ocean? How about alligators? ;-)
The trip could be...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-23-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 4,150
Posted By seabreeze_97
Re: Why the Bristol 32 backs so poorly

Agreed, and that goes to what I was saying. There gonna be a trade-off. So where do you want the function to be best, a few minutes here, or the rest of the time out there? Don't get me wrong. I...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-22-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 4,150
Posted By seabreeze_97
Re: Why the Bristol 32 backs so poorly

Found it. It is a 1963 Pearson Vanguard 33. Check out that rudder mod.
Pearson Vanguard 33 yacht for sale (http://www.sailingtexas.com/spearson33c.html)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-22-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,341
Posted By seabreeze_97
Re: UAV Recon Possibility

Seems to me these UAV's, particularly the longer-legged ones, would be ideal for searching for endangered missing persons. I mean, if they can look for, and actually attack people in other countries,...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-22-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 4,150
Posted By seabreeze_97
Re: Why the Bristol 32 backs so poorly

I think it's just a bad place for a rudder when backing is the issue. I had seen a boat a couple years back that was, I think, an Alberg 30. It was a Texas boat and was for sale. On the hard, it was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-22-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,801
Posted By seabreeze_97
Re: Lewmar Lofrans Maxwell -Oh My -What Windlass to Buy

T-o-u-c-h-y. Sheeesh.
I have no dog in this hunt. Gotta say Hess, to some, your reply might be seen as a tongue-in-cheek poke at Rob about wanting a power down option. Then, maybe Rob read it before...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-21-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 892
Posted By seabreeze_97
Re: Fat Boat rollout. F-46 reveal

Always love to see your work. CNC machinings, injection moldings, and laser cuttings are kewl, but you once again prove that it is with skilled human hands that the greatest things are done.
Forum: Bristol   12-21-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,628
Posted By seabreeze_97
Re: A Bristol 32 curiosity.

Far as I knew, (even on Intrepid's website) hull #3 (Intrepid) was a one-off customized job for the boss (Ted Hood) to give more maneuverability. It was said to be the only one with a fin. From...
Forum: Bristol   12-21-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,628
Posted By seabreeze_97
A Bristol 32 curiosity.

For years now, all I have seen was that the Bristol 32 was built in full keel with a cutaway forefoot, and centerboard models. There is hull #3 (1967), built as a custom model for Ted Hood, with a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-24-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 4,520
Posted By seabreeze_97
Re: Thinking of Losing My Inboard

He seems to like it:
Re-powering Jean-du-Sud (http://www.capehorn.com/sections/Pages/remotoriserAng.htm)
Also presents an alternative method regarding placement.
As much as having one less...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-03-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 5,718
Posted By seabreeze_97
Re: WTF is this?

Having recently seen "The Fifth Element" again, I wouldn't press the little red button.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-23-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 3,605
Posted By seabreeze_97
Re: Eighty-year old wooden full keel boat beats new "Interesting Boats" in Transpac

"So while her win is impressive, recognize it for a wonderful feat of seamanship and boat handling that it was, but don't try to make it more than it is."

Seriously? What it is, is 1st place...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-21-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By seabreeze_97
Re: hull reinforcement.

Just wondering why you feel the need to do that?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-21-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By seabreeze_97
Re: Prop walk in FORWARD?

I'd expect the vibration/roughness to be somewhere south of the engine, the prop in particular, that whacked blade specifically. It's possible you managed to get your engine a little loaded on diesel...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-21-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 3,034
Posted By seabreeze_97
Re: What makes a sailboat go to weather well?

Then you definitely need new sails.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-20-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,309
Posted By seabreeze_97
Re: Beat the Heat - Cooling Vest Experience?

They work. Girlfriend has heat intolerance which can trigger seizures. Her packs last 4-6hrs, depending on conditions. Her service dog is the only one that runs through packs in 2 hrs, but with a...
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