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Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   21 Hours Ago
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Posted By bobperry
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Scotty:
Jeff's post is correct. But there is value to your stability curve in that it was most probably produced by one of the common hull design programs and they all use similar if not identical...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   3 Weeks Ago
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Views: 54,672
Posted By bobperry
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Good for you Aeventyr. I hope you are enjoying it. I heard you did the work on Jerry's Islander. It looks extremely well done.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   3 Weeks Ago
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Views: 54,672
Posted By bobperry
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

When I was 20 years old I needed a day job to augment what I made as a musician. I walked into Jay Benford's office one morning at 10:30, showed him my drawings and he said, "Can you start after...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   4 Weeks Ago
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Posted By bobperry
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Rat:
I am happy here in my beach shack so I try hard never to go anywhere anymore. The novelty of travel wore off thousands of miles ago.
I am 1.5 hours north of Sea-Tac airport. There are no...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,214
Views: 54,672
Posted By bobperry
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Right on Smack.
I think many of my consultation clients are surprised when I start recommending boats that are not my designs. There are a lot of great boats out there.

97:
As for personal...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   07-27-2015
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Posted By bobperry
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Just got this nice email from Carol Hasse of Port Townsend Sails. Carol is a sailor's sailor and a world class sail maker. She truly knows boats and is an old friend of mine.

Dear Bob,
Thank you...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   07-24-2015
Replies: 1,214
Views: 54,672
Posted By bobperry
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

More BS from BS. Just words.

How about some boat reality: Nothing spectacular happening at the yard today. Just getting the vacuum bag ready to lay the outer carbon skin over the e glass keel...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   07-21-2015
Replies: 1,214
Views: 54,672
Posted By bobperry
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Streamer:
I am jammed right now with work. Waiting right now for my BC pal Tim O. to show up so we can decipher the three bids for the carbon fiber rigs of the four cutters. Tim has kind of an...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-18-2015
Replies: 2,155
Views: 236,212
Posted By bobperry
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

I like a nice big wheel but I'd keep it at 40" dia., maybe as much as 44" dia.. I've sailed with duel wheels starting in 1974 on the Carter 39. It was a novelty then. I think twin wheels are fine...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-14-2015
Replies: 2,155
Views: 236,212
Posted By bobperry
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Out:
You have a great boat. My kind of boat. Carl was a friend of mine.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   07-02-2015
Replies: 1,214
Views: 54,672
Posted By bobperry
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Agent:
No I would not. You have to hand it to him. he's consistent and very predictable.
I followed some of the thread on BD for a while. It was brutal. Made us look like wussies. They have a...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-22-2015
Replies: 1,214
Views: 54,672
Posted By bobperry
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Agent: I am bound at the hip to my Subaru Outback. But I'm thinking I'd like a Jag to drive in my old age. But given the terrain down the hill to my beach shack I think another Outback is in the...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-03-2015
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Views: 54,672
Posted By bobperry
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

I like to work with alu. I can shape it for the styling I want. The weight does not control the hull design parameters. I've done some great boats in aluminum....
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-01-2015
Replies: 1,214
Views: 54,672
Posted By bobperry
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

White: We launched FRANCIS LEE last year and I have been racing on it now for two years. It is a strip planked cedar hull with a composite deck. It's a rock solid boat and very, very fast....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-29-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By bobperry
Re: Which older vessels have the greatest amount of storage in the 38-42' range?

Look for boats with high displacement. Displ is volume below the DWL. Look for a D/L of 300 or higher. Look for boats with a Beam to Length ratio below 3.5. But you could end up with a voluminous...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-14-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 490
Posted By bobperry
Re: Tiller on Baba 35'

Go for it. Great idea. Real men prefer tillers.
http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad347/rhpbob/HappyBobonFrancis_zpsd6278ee7.jpg...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-12-2015
Replies: 238
Views: 18,908
Posted By bobperry
Re: My newest project

White:
Yes, that could be done and we would be happy top build one like that fr you. For now I am doing what my client likes.

97:
Fuel tanks are Fuel Cells, custom molded to fit into the keel...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-12-2015
Replies: 308
Views: 37,216
Posted By bobperry
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Smackers:
I know too well how hard those anniversaries are. Glad you are keeping the boys safe and happy. That's a fun job to have.

Re: the HTFU hat
You can keep it for those special occasions....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-15-2015
Replies: 238
Views: 18,908
Posted By bobperry
Re: My newest project

Thanks Sean I think you are probably right. I know I seem arrogant at times but I think of it like this: Imagine Frank Sinatra in the shower (shower curtain closed please). He's singing away like we...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-14-2015
Replies: 238
Views: 18,908
Posted By bobperry
Re: My newest project

This is my design ICON, all carbon hull and an all carbon deck, built 15 years ago and still going very strong.
http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad347/rhpbob/icon%20rendezvous_zpssk2lnrsx.jpg...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-13-2015
Replies: 238
Views: 18,908
Posted By bobperry
Re: My newest project

Be patient Rhap. Boats like this don't pop out like Beneteaus. Sheesh!
Grumble grumble,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Yes, and of course I did "good with her". I have very high standards. I have worked...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-13-2015
Replies: 238
Views: 18,908
Posted By bobperry
Re: My newest project

Coil:
I worked with Janeki before when we did the submarine for Paul Allen. They are only an hour away from me.

Dory:
Wetted surface has nothing to do with it. We do not need to save weight on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-13-2015
Replies: 238
Views: 18,908
Posted By bobperry
My newest project

This is a new 43'er for a PNW client. The boat has twin diesels on sail drives. The builder is James Betts in Anacortes, WA. This is a custom project and what you see is what the client wants. But...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-30-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 15,160
Posted By bobperry
Re: Rawson 30- A Blue Water Cruiser?

Woody:
I'm inclined to agree with Jon. Don't give up any sail area. But quit worrying. Your bowsprit will help balance the boat. On the other hand, 12" off "E" is not something you would ever...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-11-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 15,160
Posted By bobperry
Re: Rawson 30- A Blue Water Cruiser?

Woodvet:
I'd have to say that 26 to 35' would not be the range I would pick for world cruising. I'd probably say 37' to 43' for a couple with the Valiant 40 being the ideal.

I think doing the...
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