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Search: Posts Made By: GeorgeB
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,468
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Battens Vs No Battens

I think that you can run a full batten main without batt cars on a 31 footer (it worked on my 34 footer). The problem with battenless is the sail maker has to take out all roach to the point of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 124
Views: 9,196
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Don't have to be rich to sail

Boasun,
Back in the year leading up to the AC in San Francisco, the cup authority had to do an environmental impact report, reputably costing into the six figures, to specifically address the bird...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 2,125
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Curse my impulsivity, I'm buying a boat! Taipan 28

Ten thousand dollars might not mean as much to you as it does to me. If I was going to buy a boat that I was going to do some very serious cruising with, I’d certainly want to know up front what I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 2,125
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Curse my impulsivity, I'm buying a boat! Taipan 28

No, the teak does not strengthen this particular deck. It is screwed on top of a fiberglass-core laminate deck that is the structural component. The moisture issues are twofold. One is moisture...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 2,125
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Curse my impulsivity, I'm buying a boat! Taipan 28

No offence North, but this is why I like to look before buying. The engine thing has me concerned a bit. No temp or hour gauge? Do you know if there even is a low oil pressure buzzer installed? ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 2,125
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Curse my impulsivity, I'm buying a boat! Taipan 28

The tap test is for delamination's in the hull. I don't think it will yield much useful information on the deck as the teak will cushion the "tap". Better to use a moisture gauge to determine how...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 2,125
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Curse my impulsivity, I'm buying a boat! Taipan 28

The problem is the owner can claim that all the necessary repairs were made and North doesn't have a way to verify that. Therefore it will be very difficult to ask for a lowering of price to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 2,125
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Curse my impulsivity, I'm buying a boat! Taipan 28

You can back-out, but you may lose your earnest money. I am assuming that the boat sails, the engine runs and the boat does not excessively leak. Just because you didn't like the "feel" of the boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 2,125
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Curse my impulsivity, I'm buying a boat! Taipan 28

Interesting that the engine was replaced with a used one. Does that mean that the hours are undetermined for the replacement engine? Do you have proof that all the repairs were done and done...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 504
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Has anyone been up the San Rafael channel recently?

North,
It will be one very short list. Long Term anchorages: Richardson Bay. Short term free: Paradise Cay, China Camp, Clipper Cove, Aquatic Park. Short term paid: Alayla Cove, Angel Is. There...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 504
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Has anyone been up the San Rafael channel recently?

If you want to anchor out, you need to go around Quarry Pt. and anchor off of China Camp. You can also anchor behind the Tiburon Peninsula at Paradise Cay.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 504
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Has anyone been up the San Rafael channel recently?

Mark,
Those are good tides, you should have no problem. For practice, still monitor the depth sounder closely and feel your way down the channel. The closer you get to downtown San Rafael, the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 504
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Has anyone been up the San Rafael channel recently?

Mark,
I wish I could give you some encouraging information. How low is the low you’re coming off and how high is the high? The San Rafael Channel hasn’t been dredged in years and is both filling...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 3,669
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Help me figure out what kind of boat I want.

North,
As they say in economics, used boats are a pretty much perfect market place – that is both parties have (close to) equal access to the boat’s condition and the asking prices for comparable...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,006
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Water tanks in series, or parallel?

Bobmcgov,
Our itinerary has us in the Northern SOC spring of ’17. We were thinking of San Carlos as a place to wait out hurricane season. Perhaps we will see you somewhere along the line. Right...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,075
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Scared of inboards and the Volvo md7a

North,
Mexico is notorious for light air. My planning numbers is to be able to motor for 48 hours between refueling. Gas engines usually don’t have as good of fuel economy as diesel. I’ve been...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,006
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Water tanks in series, or parallel?

Bob,
Can you give me a little of the backstory on your Ballard and your plans for her? Your signature indicates Wyoming, is that your cruising grounds? When I looked up the Ballard on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,678
Posted By GeorgeB
re: Cruising California. Experiences and advice.

North,
I’d love to buy you a drink at the club bar if you should find yourself here in the Bay Area. The problem with heading south from here (especially in the type and size of boat you are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 3,669
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Help me figure out what kind of boat I want.

North,
There are a lot of C30ís still around because they were so popular. Frank was ginning them out by the hundreds every year. Actually, for me and a modest budget, I would have the C30 on my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 3,669
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Help me figure out what kind of boat I want.

No Christian, it is a friend’s Cal. MrsB and I actually toyed with the idea of buying it, gentrifying, and cruising it ourselves. But what made it such a good racer would require some big bucks to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 102
Views: 3,669
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Help me figure out what kind of boat I want.

North,
Catalina didn’t exist as a company before the early 1970s. I think that Frank and company were pretty fast “learners” and there were big improvements in design and building techniques...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,181
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Mainsail and rigging questions

Ian,
The Rams Head is how you attach the new tack cringle when you reef. I’m assuming that the main’s regular tack cringle is attached by using that “strap” shackle. If you can hoist your sails...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,181
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Mainsail and rigging questions

Ian,
You have an interesting boat there. It appears to have a long and storied past. The rig has been modified pretty extensively by prior owners so let’s try and sort things out. The starboard...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6,748
Views: 1,652,947
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Interesting Sailboats

Bob, do your dinghy’s come with a dress code? Are white dinner jackets a requirement on one of your bigger boats?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,109
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Off on a delivery

Have fun! I sailed a Leopard 47 from Gran Canaria to St David, Grenada a couple years back. Great trip and a solid boat. Got some big surfs under a gennaker. This cat had really low aspect...
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