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Search: Posts Made By: reed1v
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 11-05-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,860
Posted By reed1v
Re: Aluminum toe rail leak?

the tape still requires lifting the deck and that is not cheap, nor easy. personally i would just leave it alone. boats are wet anyhow. its mostly cosmetic. cover the water stains with teak slats. in...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 11-05-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,860
Posted By reed1v
Re: Aluminum toe rail leak?

be sure to specify what you want done. if its to stop leaks, a seamless gasket around the rail will do, assuming all the deck fittings are bedded well. if its to rebed the rails, then its a lot more...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 11-04-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,860
Posted By reed1v
Re: Aluminum toe rail leak?

depends. for a 40 footer probably 40-60k if the entire deck and hull need to be reattached. el cheapo way would be another alum. rail bolted down. better is a stainless rail. the flange probably...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-15-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 1,942
Posted By reed1v
Re: Little Ericsons, big problems?

i like to sail long distances to really wierd places so prefer full/cutaway keels, aft cockpit, low freeboard, split rigs. rhodes, hans christians, pacific seacraft, and other similar builders made...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-14-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 1,942
Posted By reed1v
Re: Little Ericsons, big problems?

not sure what record your referring to. folks have sailed cal 20s, an oday daysailor, and other assorted flotsam to hawaii and calif from japan. heck, you could float a log that distance(btw someone...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-14-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 1,942
Posted By reed1v
Re: Little Ericsons, big problems?

yes, sabres are way above the other two in quality and seaworthiness. imho ericsons should not be allowed on the open ocean. ok for lakes and bays. butler's catalinas have proven themselves worldwide...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-16-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 1,942
Posted By reed1v
Re: Little Ericsons, big problems?

try out the ericsons' cockpits. i found them very uncomfortable. low back rests, too cramped to brace feet against opposite lockers, and shallow cockpits(great if your going through a hurricane, not...
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-04-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 14,948
Posted By reed1v
Why is beam reach (or near to it) the fastest point of sail?

Lot of nonsense here. Beam reach has least drift. Upwind get resistance and is actually slowest point. Downwind with spinnaker can allow you to exceed wind speed and even put uld boats planning. Just...
Forum: Good Old Boat 03-09-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 40,977
Posted By reed1v
Re: The legacy of Philip Rhodes

jeffH, not sure the hunters, beneteaus, etc of today's racing standards would be considered in the same seaworthy league as the old rhodes: partly their weak construction, partly their high...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-09-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 6,617
Posted By reed1v
Re: Rhodes Chesapeake 32

just went through my dad's old files. he was involved in ev pearson's and dick fisher's forays into the fiberglass world back in the 50s-early 60s. nope. chesapeakes definitely did not have...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-09-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 6,617
Posted By reed1v
Re: Rhodes Chesapeake 32

slap, with all due respect, your statement that chessies are centerboards needs to be corrected. just went over to see my neighor's chessie. no centerboard. just a big keel. no slots. he never had a...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 03-01-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,835
Posted By reed1v
orion 27 have running backs? the ones i saw did...

orion 27 have running backs? the ones i saw did not seem to have such.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 03-01-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,835
Posted By reed1v
converting sloop to cutter orion 27

anyone converted an orion 27 sloop to a cutter rig? any structural work required?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-01-2012
Replies: 129
Views: 48,232
Posted By reed1v
Thumbs up charts

yup. a big thanks for your efforts. btw. how did you do that?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-02-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 1,942
Posted By reed1v
Always found their cockpits uncomfortable. Low...

Always found their cockpits uncomfortable. Low back rests, narrow space between lazarettes, and quick motions in a seaway
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-31-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,620
Posted By reed1v
Steel is global. Twin keels Priceless. High...

Steel is global. Twin keels Priceless. High bulwarks add safety.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-09-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,860
Posted By reed1v
PAC relies on mechanical fastenings to hold hull...

PAC relies on mechanical fastenings to hold hull and deck together. Over time they will leak and eventually separate. Expensive to reattach deck to hull but is a structural issue that needs to be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-15-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 12,330
Posted By reed1v
Also depends on sea conditions and momentum of...

Also depends on sea conditions and momentum of heeling. The c22 can quickly turtle in sudden squalls and steep chops. Hope you can swim.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-26-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 2,814
Posted By reed1v
pearson vs cheoy lee

never heard of a wanderer sinking. have heard of a lot of cheoy lees sinking. good solid lumberjack vs. femme fatale. trust me, way offshore you dont want to have ANY second thoughts about...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-30-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 9,834
Posted By reed1v
which reminds me

yup. there are a lot of "boat building" schools up here in maine. just dont understand why they teach kids to screw, nail, and glue stuff together to make a wooden boat. boats should be flexible and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-29-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 9,834
Posted By reed1v
logs bogs mud

depends on the oxygen level of the waters. anerobic conditions will leave almost any organic materials unaltered, salt or no salt. your right about salt boxes. my task as a child was to fill the salt...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-29-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 9,834
Posted By reed1v
venice?

and venice smells as such. btw: most wood that grows well in bogs resist rot. i forgot which company use to put iron stringers in their fiberglass hulls to stiffen them up a bit. great idea except...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-29-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 9,834
Posted By reed1v
hum???

my only beef with you is in regards to the luders (clipper and luder 36 sloop) and the old offshore 40(reliant design). the other cheoy lees may or may not be constructed out of compressed cardboard....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-28-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 9,834
Posted By reed1v
nope

no. i am old and real tired of misinformation people disseminate out there about boats. especially when a bunch of young folks think they know what happened before they were born. and someone...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-28-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 9,834
Posted By reed1v
no way

either your photo is a very old one, or your dreaming. i worked in hong kong back in 1971 and visited the yard often. had a cadet back then. later, in 1986 back in u.s. we cut up an old cl-40 after...
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