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Search: Posts Made By: Ericb
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-05-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 2,481
Posted By Ericb
on the other hand...

From what I understand the second reason to take your mast down is that in northern climes the freeze-thaw cycle with water in the little tiny cracks and crevices of the metal fittings is bad for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-01-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 2,481
Posted By Ericb
It is extra work to take the mast down but the...

It is extra work to take the mast down but the main reason to do it is that the whole rig was designed to be on the boat in the water. On shore the boat does not "give" (read "heel") in the gusts and...
Forum: Boat Buyers & Sellers Forum 08-07-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 3,352
Posted By Ericb
Thanks, good to hear. I have not discussed this...

Thanks, good to hear. I have not discussed this with the owner yet - but my wife wonders how "dry" a boat it is. I told her it should be pretty good - relatively speaking - for a 24 footer....
Forum: Boat Buyers & Sellers Forum 08-06-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 3,352
Posted By Ericb
Thanks. Design wise they are quite...

Thanks.

Design wise they are quite different. And the owners say things like "bullet proof" as far as construction is concerned. We will see.

The link for the drawings on the Owners Web Site...
Forum: Boat Buyers & Sellers Forum 08-05-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 3,352
Posted By Ericb
24' Paceship Westwind

Hello all,

All of a sudden I have a chance to purchase a 24' Paceship Westwind. I'm just looking for anyone with experience - good or bad - with this boat. I have not seen it yet - hopefully this...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-01-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 9,423
Posted By Ericb
I agree a 100, well 98%

I don't agree with your statement about it being passive aggressive behaviour but...

I also don't see that the point of my being here is to get as many posts as possible and get as high a "Rep...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-31-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 9,423
Posted By Ericb
"I am not sure why you feel the need to dig up...

"I am not sure why you feel the need to dig up old threads ..."

Hey I am new here - they are not old to me. And your posts are hard to miss - I have to wonder when you find time to work or to...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 07-31-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 30,605
Posted By Ericb
Well said

Yes as stated on my first post "A lot of things in life are a blend of different aspects of science and art, are subject to differing opinions and subject to the uninformed jumping to the wrong...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 07-31-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 30,605
Posted By Ericb
A no win situation

Yep Jeff_H has more experience sailing - as I have stated specifically in other threads. I did not mean to imply that he was an armchair sailor - it was a somewhat badly timed "sidebar" referring to...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 07-31-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 30,605
Posted By Ericb
More or less correct. The less is that my second...

More or less correct. The less is that my second comment is still true because as I said "as several of his posts can testify to". The fact that he compared two full keel boats and preferred one over...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 07-30-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 30,605
Posted By Ericb
2 cents

I do not have any experience with the Bayfield 25 or any of their line of boats and so I do not know first hand....

But I do know that Jeff_H has a major prejudice against full keel/heavier...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 07-17-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 693
Posted By Ericb
Thanks

Hello, from a fellow Firefly fan!
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 07-16-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 693
Posted By Ericb
Thumbs up Wow

That is very well done over all - although there is a typo in the line "In addition to spending nearly four decades tying (successfully) to insure..."

As I stated in my first post I designed a...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 07-15-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 5,001
Posted By Ericb
An answer of sorts

Very well said OsmundL - I wish more people would realize that a boat, a design, a specific rig will never be perfect - just do the best you can and actually do it!

"So, my question again is what...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-14-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 9,423
Posted By Ericb
Thumbs down A little knowledge

Nonkjo

I think you are referring to what is called the fairbody line and it - by itself - will tell you almost nothing about a boat...

Jeff H

I have no doubt that you have the best of...
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