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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   7 Hours Ago
Replies: 660
Views: 49,892
Posted By smackdaddy
I don't know about all those particulars. What I...

I don't know about all those particulars. What I can say is that it seems to work okay - even after 26 years. Take that for what it's worth.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   18 Hours Ago
Replies: 660
Views: 49,892
Posted By smackdaddy
A J24 is a bit of an extreme example don't you...

A J24 is a bit of an extreme example don't you think? I've sailed a J24. It's not something I'd take on a multi-day offshore run. Ever.

I've also sailed Pearsons, Pacific Seacrafts, Benetaus,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   22 Hours Ago
Replies: 660
Views: 49,892
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Crossing an ocean isn't necessary to determine whether a "blue water" boat is more "comfortable" than a production boat. You can figure that out pretty quickly in steep, short-period, lumpy seas...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Day Ago
Replies: 660
Views: 49,892
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

I honestly think the "motion comfort" thing is, in general, a load of crap.
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   1 Day Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,769
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: Electric Propulsion, Anyone Using It?

If you've drifted in the becalmed ocean for a few hot days, you might describe that thinking as flawed. I've done it, and I definitely prefer options.
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   1 Day Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,769
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: Electric Propulsion, Anyone Using It?

This.

I dipped my toe into the electric world by buying a 55lb thrust electric outboard for our dinghy. I'll post some video on how well it drove the dinghy - which wasn't bad - but after using...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Days Ago
Replies: 330
Views: 31,010
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: Advice From Young Punks

Hey! Another couple of Young Punks out there doin' it up!

http://youtu.be/6p9F4sSzMW0
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   3 Days Ago
Replies: 1,118
Views: 51,060
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Wow. She's looking kinda rusty, dude.

And definitely not fair. I thought you said these things required no filler to be smooth and the weld joints were super solid. What you smokin man?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,017
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: Brisk sail! And hair dye in the gelcoat…

You really should ask JonE about getting out stains. If I remember correctly, he had a brown one on his seat at the helm after running into 20 knots on his last outing. It was stubborn.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,017
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: Brisk sail! And hair dye in the gelcoat…

Exactly. It's a great story...the Boat Bruise.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   4 Days Ago
Replies: 1,118
Views: 51,060
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

There's interest. Definitely. Keep it coming.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Days Ago
Replies: 660
Views: 49,892
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

That's a great way to put it. A book I'd highly recommend is Hal Roth's "Handling Storms at Sea". He makes this same point as you do above based on is quarter-million miles of sailing - but also...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   5 Days Ago
Replies: 660
Views: 49,892
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

You bet! Just let us know when you're in the hood.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   5 Days Ago
Replies: 1,118
Views: 51,060
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

I actually wish some of the guys over on his origami site would post here. They are definitely passionate about the method and material, but they at least are honest about it all. It's clear that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   5 Days Ago
Replies: 330
Views: 31,010
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: Advice From Young Punks

Man, if CF can give one a sore arse - one's got very, very little cowabunga in his/her blood.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   5 Days Ago
Replies: 660
Views: 49,892
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Hey Matt. Yeah it sucks, but it's part of the territory. We all know our engines will break at some point - we just hope it's the next guy. I was just the next guy for this one. Oh well.

As for a...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   5 Days Ago
Replies: 1,118
Views: 51,060
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Piggybacking on a horrible tragedy just to try to sell your products - when you have absolutely NO evidence to support the "conclusions" you're making...THAT'S what's immoral and irresponsible....and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   6 Days Ago
Replies: 330
Views: 31,010
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: Advice From Young Punks

Maybe they wanted to out the guy? Worked.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   6 Days Ago
Replies: 330
Views: 31,010
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: Advice From Young Punks

You do realize it's the Gray-Hair Skipper making the Young Punk Crew help him toss the barrel?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   6 Days Ago
Replies: 660
Views: 49,892
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

My pleasure Marc. I really appreciate the comments and I'm honestly glad it's been a benefit. I love it. Stay tuned - we ain't done.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   6 Days Ago
Replies: 1,118
Views: 51,060
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

This is a good one. Just wanted to hang on to it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 660
Views: 49,892
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Everything is legal land right now. So I can't really talk about it. That's all. I need to give everyone a chance to work it through and do the right thing. Trust me, it's a very compelling story -...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,253
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: What to do when conditions get really bad?

Oh hell yeah!!

http://www.bfsshop.com/Posts/SmackTalk/ST_G/BFS_certified.jpg

Reef, heave-to, motor - whatever you need to do to keep the boat under control and upright. Make sure she's...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,118
Views: 51,060
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Your own Yahoo forum. It's full of this exact evidence. Do you not read the posts from your own customers? Or, worse, do you think they're lying too?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 3,090
Views: 398,023
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

WOOHOOO!!!! That is definitely a BFS, Jack.

I can't wait for the stories. Have a great trip. Do you have a SPOT or any way for us to follow along?
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