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Search: Posts Made By: Bobola
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-27-2002
Replies: 10
Views: 1,336
Posted By Bobola
Jeff: Before I bid . . . T30

VIEXILE,

Don Street got rid of his engine because he kept tripping over it on the way to the fridge to get another ''greenie''.......
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-27-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 2,429
Posted By Bobola
Information on the Jeanneau 52.2

The pros; low maintenance, lots to choose from.

The cons; can be holed easier than other types of hull materials, can develop blister problems.

Have you owned a sailboat????

Done much...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-27-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 715
Posted By Bobola
interior-oak strips

A cheap fix would be to buy round, plastic, adhesive backed tabs from Home Depot and slap them on.

The proper fix would be to back a screw out, counter sink the hole slightly, carefully epoxy an...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-26-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 2,429
Posted By Bobola
Information on the Jeanneau 52.2

sierra, Where do you plan to take the boat?

Any remote locations you plan to visit?

A good ''rule of thumb'' is to buy as much boat as you can afford (now) because you will appreciate every...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-21-2002
Replies: 14
Views: 2,162
Posted By Bobola
14 yr no exp. HELP!!!!!!

draco,

BigRed56 has some great advice.

Hang out in any marina where people sail their boats, get to know the dock master, get to know anyone who works there, and get to know anyone who sails...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-21-2002
Replies: 10
Views: 2,152
Posted By Bobola
Tartan 30 on the CHEAP

eric, how much are you asking for the boat? where can i see it online??

Bob....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-20-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 908
Posted By Bobola
C&C 26

A Pearson that vintage probably has a very thick hull, which is always an important consideration.

To check for obvious deck core water infiltration problems, jump up and down near the...
Forum: Living Aboard 02-20-2002
Replies: 21
Views: 4,852
Posted By Bobola
Just wanted to be the first

Hugh,
I''m envious!!
Enjoy....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2002
Replies: 17
Views: 1,384
Posted By Bobola
theft, pirates, anyone?

Lawson08,

When I was in the BVI many years ago, during check in, doing the custom and emigration thing, they asked if there was a weapon on board. I said yes, they signed for it and the ammo and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2002
Replies: 17
Views: 1,384
Posted By Bobola
theft, pirates, anyone?

Lawson08,

When I was in the BVI many years ago, during check in, doing the custom and emigration thing, they asked if there was a weapon on board. I said yes, they signed for it and the ammo and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-20-2002
Replies: 8
Views: 4,950
Posted By Bobola
Teak deck Q

I worked as a marine engineer on a number of boats that had teak decks. We always just washed them down along with the rest of the boat, and periodically lightly sanded them to keep them flat.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-20-2002
Replies: 19
Views: 1,993
Posted By Bobola
anchor systems - length of chain?

I think the standard setup is 100'' of chain, and 200'' of line.

Bob.....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-20-2002
Replies: 24
Views: 15,234
Posted By Bobola
Deck stepped Mast-Always Bad ?

Jeff,

I agree. I would take a deck stepped mast any day over a keel stepped mast.

It gets very frustrating trying to keep water out of the boat when the rain water comes dripping down the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-20-2002
Replies: 34
Views: 10,568
Posted By Bobola
Encapsulated or Bolt On Keel?

Check this site out.

It makes an argument for an integral keel, but the boat is made of steel, not fiberglass.

I donít think you could do the same thing with a fiberglass boat.
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-20-2002
Replies: 34
Views: 10,568
Posted By Bobola
Encapsulated or Bolt On Keel?

Jeff,
You brought up a good point as to the benefit of using monel as the material for keel bolts. Why donít boat manufacturers do it?

For that matter, have you ever seen monel rigging -...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-19-2002
Replies: 34
Views: 10,568
Posted By Bobola
Encapsulated or Bolt On Keel?

Bolt on or encapsulated????
Check out this site;

http://www.cliffisland.com/boat.html
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-19-2002
Replies: 21
Views: 4,155
Posted By Bobola
Looking for a quality 27-30ft boat

The old Alberg 30''s are a great boat. Cheap too.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-19-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 2,354
Posted By Bobola
hunter 34

Denr,
LOL...
I have more or less the same feeling concerning the Hunter, but I suppose they are an adequate coastal cruiser????

They sure look nice sitting at the dock.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-19-2002
Replies: 24
Views: 2,437
Posted By Bobola
buying a 60'''' steel

dancy8888,
Thanks. Yea, nothing like first hand experience. I plan to build a web site devoted to the history of the boat and to the reconstruction of it as well. Will let you know when it''s...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-18-2002
Replies: 24
Views: 2,437
Posted By Bobola
buying a 60'''' steel

Dancy8888,

I have owned a 35'' steel sailboat and am now helping a friend totally rebuild a 39'' steel sailboat.

As for my background I was a marine engineer and worked on a number of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-14-2002
Replies: 26
Views: 3,320
Posted By Bobola
Too small for offshore?

Davidk,
Yea, my scenario was a bit extreme, I guess. My point is that you have to plan for the worst and hope it never happens. That''s why we have car insurance and wear sealt belts, me thinks. ...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-14-2002
Replies: 9
Views: 3,409
Posted By Bobola
Ayrodynamics of Sailing

ZachW,
There''s a good book all about sails called "sail power", written by Wallace Ross(?)
Best thing is to get out on the water with a small boat and just ''do it''...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-14-2002
Replies: 18
Views: 2,262
Posted By Bobola
Ready to buy

adrianjg,
The Hunter is an ok boat as long as you don''t go offshor on them. The phrase, ''Life''s too short to go offshore in an Irwin'' might apply to Hunter as well.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-14-2002
Replies: 24
Views: 2,437
Posted By Bobola
buying a 60'''' steel

BigRed56, Daily maintenance on a slow melting sailing fizzy tablet?????
Ever hear of corten steel and 2 part epoxy paint????????
Steel boats rust from the inside out. If they are built right and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-14-2002
Replies: 28
Views: 2,948
Posted By Bobola
tired of cleaning my teak

Viexile, So true. Varnished teak looks great, but who wants to maintain it?
Sailboats are made for sailing.
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