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Search: Posts Made By: Brent Swain
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,908
Posted By Brent Swain
Re: How do you stretch your season in the northeast

Lots of insulation helps a lot. Most stock boats have none. Carpet is no substitute for 1 1/2 inch foam.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 1 Day Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 867
Posted By Brent Swain
Re: Drogues and Sea Anchors

Most sloops,tied by the bow, tend to tack around the rode, or lie beam on to the swells. I have always ran my drogue from the stern quarter. Running it from the stern quarter lets the boat lie at...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,730
Posted By Brent Swain
Re: Best metal sailboat information

The environmental impact of the building of my boat was a one shot deal ,30 years ago. Since then, my environmental foot print has been microscopic, compared to what it would have been, without my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By Brent Swain
Re: Update from LaPaz, Baja, Mexico

After seeing what being in the warm latitudes can involve, man, it so much easier here to deal with the weather by simply throwing another log on the fire.
An argument van be made here for every...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,163
Posted By Brent Swain
Right on

Great post! Right on!
That is why I design all my boats with an outboard rudder.I also run my inside steering by the trimtab . It lets me put my autohelm below decks, hooking it to the trim...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,730
Posted By Brent Swain
Re: Best metal sailboat information

My boats, and their design success, have as good a reputation as any cruising boat out there, among those who sail them, far better than most. Their only critics are guys who know nothing about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,908
Posted By Brent Swain
Re: How do you stretch your season in the northeast

Friends with lots of cold sailing experience told me that, for years , until they experienced their first inside steering. After that, they changed their tune 180 degrees.
Sailing with a large...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By Brent Swain
Re: Mooring question

When I tried this, the boat, tacking around, pulled the rope back and forth thru the mooring, chafing it thru quickly .It was an 1 1/2 inch dia line ,which didn't last long. Better use separate lines...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,163
Posted By Brent Swain
Re: wind vanes and LOA

A QME would work on a boat that size. The simplest of windvanes, and easy to build. A couple of arms slanted upward at a 45 degree angle, in place of the big pulley, would give you a lot more power...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Days Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,730
Posted By Brent Swain
Re: Best metal sailboat information

Do a search under origamiboats ( yahoo groups) for a wealth of information on steel boats and the most modern methods of building them, from people who actually get their hands dirty building and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 1,169
Views: 376,746
Posted By Brent Swain
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Strips of innertube make great gluing clamps. Be careful. Too much can crush wood.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,908
Posted By Brent Swain
Re: How do you stretch your season in the northeast

The more exposed you are the poorer decisions you tend to make.
Dodgers only protect you going to windward. They don't keep cabin heat in. Facing hypothermia a few inches from a warm cabin, is not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,908
Posted By Brent Swain
Re: How do you stretch your season in the northeast

An inside steering station in a wheelhouse with a good wood stove, stretches my season to year round, here in BC ( winter cruising in a T shirt).
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 1,169
Views: 376,746
Posted By Brent Swain
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Bicycle inner tubes, looped over a cleat, make a great exercise machine, one you can carry in your pack sack.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 5,888
Posted By Brent Swain
Re: Worst Sailboats Ever!

A friend bought a Bucaneer for $100. That was years ago. Since then she has made many trips the length of Georgia Strait and has had many summers of enjoyment out of it, along with many winter...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 5,888
Posted By Brent Swain
Re: Worst Sailboats Ever!

Here is an interesting post from a freind who has been cruising the S Pacific in one of my 36 footers for decades, from the origamiboats site. He has seen a lot of boats coming thru.
Quote!
An...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 3,323
Posted By Brent Swain
Re: Catalina or Hunter?

Simple .Look for a better boat. There are better boats out there, for cheap.
Anyone buying a production boat should know the pitfalls.
Stanchions should be easy to replace with longer ones. I am...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 5,531
Posted By Brent Swain
Re: Single handed anchoring questions

Pretty close. The difference is like nitpicking flys**t out of pepper.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,895
Posted By Brent Swain
Re: Prep boat's INTERIOR for possible knockdown

All the bunk bottoms on my boat are a single lift up lid, with strong hinges along the outside edge. I have ropes run thru them, which I can exit thru the bunk face and tie a knot in, holding the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 3,323
Posted By Brent Swain
Re: Catalina or Hunter?

Here is a post from the origamiboats site, from an experienced Catalina owner. I don't think Hunters are any better.When I see the 24 inch high trip wires they call lifelines, I cant help thinking...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 3,709
Posted By Brent Swain
Re: Collecting Rain water

I have crossed the Pacific several times without taking shore water, relying entirely on rain water.If you can see an island ten or more miles away, the air is clean, and so will be the rainwater. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,169
Views: 376,746
Posted By Brent Swain
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Motorcycle crates or window crates come in fine tropical hardwoods, free for the taking.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,169
Views: 376,746
Posted By Brent Swain
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Used plywood is far more reliable than new, especially if it has been out in the weather a while with no sign of delamination. An angle grinder with a sanding disk ,or a belt sander will smooth it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 5,531
Posted By Brent Swain
Re: Single handed anchoring questions

Backing down on your anchor ful throttle will test it to as much load as any wind you can motor into.
I have had problems geting out of a narrow anchorage singlehanded ,until I started leading the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 3,891
Posted By Brent Swain
Re: Sorry, you are about to get slammed. First question: bowsprit

An A-frame bowsprit makes a lot of sense. A good place to put a platform on, and no whisker stays. A single almost 180 degree bend in a piece of sch 40 stainles pipe, a couple of plates at the hull...
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