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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-27-2015
Replies: 96
Views: 7,592
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Jon Eisberg's Passing today...

I am devastated. I have known Jon for close to 25 years and consider him a very close friend even if we only saw each other every few years. Jon and I met through the old Cruising World forum in the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-20-2015
Replies: 4,892
Views: 358,369
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

These are good questions. As I typed the words 'reasonable weather window' I thought to myself that phrase might need further explanation so that my purpose in saying it was put in context. In the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-19-2015
Replies: 4,892
Views: 358,369
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Smack,
I don't think that your summation of Sean (seaner97) comments fairly represent what he is saying. Sean and I have had a series of in-depth and thought provoking conversations on the subject...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-18-2015
Replies: 4,892
Views: 358,369
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

On the alcohol issue, I would agree that tyhe old fashioned pressure alcohol stoves are more dangerous to use than propane, and put out less heat.

As we have discussed in seemingly endless...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-20-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 953
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Off-season Boat Buying

In-mast furlers, especially with mainsails with hollow leeches, tend to kill the leech area of mainsails very quickly, especially if the boat has been sailed much in heavy air. It is not all that...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   10-09-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 2,082
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Rescue in progress in puget sound

One-design versions of the Farr 30 do not have furlers and they have a single cyl. Yanmar with an outdrive and a very small fuel tank. Their racing sails are pretty light weight aramid or similar...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-03-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Seeing opinions on 1980 Morgan 321

I don't know what numbers you are looking at, but boats behave as a system such that simple numbers rarely tell much of the story. When you talk about motion, there are no simple numbers that are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-01-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 1,281
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Wood hull question

Regret might not be the right word, but I would have been way ahead of the game by not buying the Folkboat and not trying to restore her.

This was in 1973 right after I got out of college. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-18-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Triton and Vanguard dates?

Bronze and chromed bronze hardware was an option for as long as both boats were in production. The Triton had very few boats with Marinium (Merriman's proprietary aluminum alloy) hardware, and that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-10-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,884
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Is this mahogany, how to seal it?

Looking at the grain pattern, the photos show what is almost definitely is a 'mahogany', and most probably is Philippine mahogany or lauan.

If so these species do not lend themselves to being...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   09-04-2015
Replies: 2,538
Views: 115,214
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

I swore that I would not open SailNet for the rest of the day, but I think this is the article that Bob is referring to:

QUANTIFYING SEAKINDLINESS: THE SAILING COMFORT LENGTH INDEX
Copy right...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   09-04-2015
Replies: 2,538
Views: 115,214
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Outbound,

I found this piece which I wrote around 2000 or so, and so is out of date when it uses the term "modern". At the time, I was applying that term to boats derived from the IMS and Volvo...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-28-2015
Replies: 260
Views: 14,400
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Refurbishing CCA boats

THE PROBLEM WITH CCA ERA BOATS:

I already know that this is an absurdly long post. It is strung together from articles, and posts that I had written for other purposes, but if someone is really...
Forum: Bristol   08-19-2015
Replies: 92
Views: 5,346
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Bristol 34 - blue water boat?

I think that you missed my point. Boats like Columbias, Pearson's and Bristols of the 1960's were not built to what were already understood to be a proper standard of that day. There were builders...
Forum: Bristol   08-18-2015
Replies: 92
Views: 5,346
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Bristol 34 - blue water boat?

In the 1960's, I think that some of the European yards were way ahead of the US on these types of quality control issues. LeCompte's ads of the era did a great job of explaining these kinds of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-11-2015
Replies: 62
Views: 3,058
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Compromises

The skills are the ability to adjust the various sail controls to the conditions. That includes knowing when and how to blade out the sails, and how and when to use the backstay adjuster and so on....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-11-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 21,028
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: My Peak Sails Experience

Judy,

Thank you for the kind words above. I cannot agree with you more about the need for a skilled sail designer at the controls of the design process. There seems to be a belief in the public at...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   08-10-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 8,875
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Tragedy near the Bay Bridge

Shawn,

You should be very proud of yourself. People respond to emergencies in all kinds of ways; some becoming unraveled as they try to figure out what to do first, and by the potential pathos of...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   08-06-2015
Replies: 2,538
Views: 115,214
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Thomas,

I am not Mr. Perry, and frankly, as much as I hate to admit this, I don't do all that well at concise answers. Hopefully, I can at least try to answer your questions in a logical manner. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-03-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 21,028
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: My Peak Sails Experience

jblumhorst,

Thank you for the thoughtful response. I agree with most of what you wrote, and learned something. For example, I did not realize that online sail makers had their boat owners provide...
Forum: Bristol   07-31-2015
Replies: 92
Views: 5,346
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Bristol 34 - blue water boat?

I think that Pearson and Bristol evolved as the industry changed. The early 1960's Pearsons were pretty crudely built by any standard. The glass work on our Vanguard was really sloppy. We hit a rock...
Forum: Bristol   07-31-2015
Replies: 92
Views: 5,346
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Bristol 34 - blue water boat?

The Halsey Herreshoff designed Bristol 33/34 (The 34 was the better boat of the two in a number of ways mostly related to improvements to the rudder shape and rig.) is one of my favorite boats of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-30-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 977
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: us yachts?

This is a decade old thread, but since it came back to life, here is my understanding about these boats. I briefly worked for a dealer who sold these boats prepping them and helping buyers learn to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-28-2015
Replies: 4,892
Views: 358,369
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

I have a bunch of questions directed at me that I have not answered.

Starting with Outbound's question about my sail cloth, it is panel constructed Aramid with sheet polyester skins (Mylar),...
Forum: Morgan   07-27-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Morgan 22?

I can't definitively say whether that is a Morgan 22 since there were a number of similar boats in that era. (A side profile view would help a lot.) But if it is a Morgan 22, they were one of the...
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