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Search: Posts Made By: sahara
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-15-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 836
Posted By sahara
Re: Newb Question

I was referring to the fiberglass/composite Alden Yachts built in Rhode Island, initially by TPI, then by Alden Yachts. Very nice semicustom boats, they would include the Alden 44, 50, 54. Their...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-14-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 836
Posted By sahara
Re: Newb Question

With all due respect, the analogy misses the mark pretty badly. A Hinckley may look elegant, and have lovely woods and varnish, but Astons and Ferraris are not exactly noted for their long distance...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-09-2011
Replies: 94
Views: 10,080
Posted By sahara
I've had in mast furling for 7 years, really no...

I've had in mast furling for 7 years, really no problems. You have to pay attention and use it intelligently, but that's true of anything on a boat.

Because it's loose footed you get better shape...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-15-2010
Replies: 76
Views: 10,419
Posted By sahara
Main difference - the Sabre will be fun to...

Main difference - the Sabre will be fun to daysail upwind in a moderate breeze. That's a big difference. If a boat cannot translate breeze and water into fun, it has no reason to exist. Ask yourself...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-28-2010
Replies: 1,009
Views: 58,383
Posted By sahara
None whatsoever that I've heard. In deep,...

None whatsoever that I've heard. In deep, overpressured wells, well control is always an issue. Add that the BOP equipment is 5,000' under the rig floor, and stuff gets complicated.

In the 1980's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-16-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By sahara
We have a box in the cockpit locker - made of...

We have a box in the cockpit locker - made of 1/2" or 3/8" plywood, attached to the forward bulkhead, very simple, with a carpet lined slot for each board. The box is an inch or so shallower than the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 7,051
Posted By sahara
If you can get Gore-tex on clearance, go for it -...

If you can get Gore-tex on clearance, go for it - it really is better than non-gore-tex wet gear.

As I found out some years ago, in truly lousy weather, ski/climbing gear is not the same as FWG....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,469
Posted By sahara
My boat has no midship cleats - intentionally....

My boat has no midship cleats - intentionally. The original owner didn't want them, and I don't miss the toe stubbers.

There was no intent to save money, as 2 cleats in building a Hinckley 42 are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-10-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 2,152
Posted By sahara
If the core is wet, it's not going to get better...

If the core is wet, it's not going to get better with time.

How do you get a crack at an anchor cleat? Were the holes drilled too big? No backing plate? Was the boat being towed in bad conditions...
Forum: Boat Buyers & Sellers Forum 03-10-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,161
Posted By sahara
While they're out of business now, I would...

While they're out of business now, I would certainly add Cambria and Alden to the premium list. I know some of the Taiwan Little Harbors had deck issues, but they are generally excellent boats,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-04-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By sahara
If that doesn't work out, Gene Barnes,...

If that doesn't work out, Gene Barnes, Gloucester, 978-281-6040
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-03-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 5,346
Posted By sahara
These boats needed a lot of weight on the rail -...

These boats needed a lot of weight on the rail - when powered up for racing. Cruisers don't usually sail that way. They were broaches looking for a place to happen on a powered up spinnaker reach....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-25-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 1,804
Posted By sahara
I think it's a lovely looking boat, and I'll bet...

I think it's a lovely looking boat, and I'll bet it goes to windward very, very well. I presume you plan to cruise her?

We may disagree, but I don't think the cockpit is well designed for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-10-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 3,540
Posted By sahara
If you can find a used Trinka 10', they have...

If you can find a used Trinka 10', they have close to the capacity you list, tow, row and sail beautifully. They are heavy and expensive when new, but very, very tough and extremely well made. We tow...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-02-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 2,579
Posted By sahara
A nice vee berth is actually quite comfy at...

A nice vee berth is actually quite comfy at anchor, and a well designed one with a filler piece is certainly adequate for, if not downright conducive to, amorous endeavors. At least mine is.

Plus,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-15-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,815
Posted By sahara
Add my opinion to Denise and Rich. Empty it,...

Add my opinion to Denise and Rich. Empty it, clean it, pull off all of the old hoses. The smell will almost certainly be gone. Then replace the hoses with the best, odor proof hoses you can find. Be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-12-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 4,151
Posted By sahara
I'm sticking with PTFE packing in a stuffing box....

I'm sticking with PTFE packing in a stuffing box. I own a lot of centrifugal pumps in salt water service.

When a stuffing box starts to go it starts dripping a little faster. Tighten the nut a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-09-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 2,364
Posted By sahara
The question was posted and answered at another...

The question was posted and answered at another forum:



It's actually quite obvious when they are side by side. A few years ago I was having my (monel) fuel tank cleaned, the technician under...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-09-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 3,580
Posted By sahara
For opening ports we have oversized covers...

For opening ports we have oversized covers roughly shaped to the size of the opening port, with shock cord or elastic sewn in around the edge. This allows us to snap them over the opening port and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-09-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 6,560
Posted By sahara
If you're at Buck's Harbor, they may race...

If you're at Buck's Harbor, they may race Bullseyes, I know they race Ensigns. There are a lot of 12-1/2's and Bullseyes up and down the coast from where you are. You shouldn't have any problem...
Forum: Provisioning 10-09-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 4,126
Posted By sahara
We have a Seagull IV, it is my wife's single...

We have a Seagull IV, it is my wife's single favorite addition to the boat. completely eliminates all tank taste, and eliminates hauling bottled water to keep the Admiral happy, so I love it, too. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-08-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 6,560
Posted By sahara
These are wonderful little boats, there is also a...

These are wonderful little boats, there is also a Joel White version called the Haven.

The Doughdish, the H 12-1/2 and the Bulls Eye are all the same hull. The bulls eye has a cuddy cabin and more...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-08-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 942
Posted By sahara
Go to saildocs.com and download their Viewfax...

Go to saildocs.com and download their Viewfax grib viewer. Also get documentation from their site. Evans Starzinger also has info at his site, I think it's BethandEvans.com

It's amazingly simple,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-07-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 942
Posted By sahara
I had it for a while on a GPSmap 478 - cancelled...

I had it for a while on a GPSmap 478 - cancelled the service. Just not worth it. Expensive and clunky compared to GRIBs on a laptop. Your concern is exactly correct - that on the small screen the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-05-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,013
Posted By sahara
For serious offshore, you want to stay warm and...

For serious offshore, you want to stay warm and dry. For hands, forget the Gill and WM "cold weather sailing gloves". If it gets really wet, you'll be wringing water out of them 10 miinutes into a...
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