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Search: Posts Made By: Waterrat
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-25-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 3,015
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Salts in the oil

It was probably covered by the lab but did you consider your sampling method contaminating your samples. What method did you use? It is possible sea water or even previous oil samples came in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-24-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Bent Mast Advice

Small boat means small forces but bending an aluminum mast will significantly reduce the strength of said mast. Drastically increasing if not ensuring your chances of mast failure. The shape of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2014
Replies: 86
Views: 4,304
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Tiller or Wheel for Solo?

Granted less to do with sailing but for the other 90% of your time on the boat a tiller folds up and a wheel is always in your way. You cockpit on a offshore boat is generally smaller and a wheel...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 07-24-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Best Spots on the Great Lakes for family cruisers.

Beaver Island and surrounding islands in Northern Lake Michigan are fascinating. North Channel in Northern Lake Huron is breath taking. Petoskey and Harbor Springs, on Little Traverse Bay, in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-18-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,082
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Need Help With Fix Up

When did any of us think we were going to make money on our boats? Is there value in taking a decent boat and making it usable, while receiving the reward in the DIY aspect, and learning that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-18-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,082
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Need Help With Fix Up

Hog wash!

Wood boats are wonderful especially in this size range. Though it does depend on the condition and quality of original construction.

West System has an excellent PDF document for...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-06-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,820
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Sailboat that can be beached???

Actually the centerboard is generally used to create lift. It does offer some stabilizing effect but crew weight and placement is that ballast that keeps the boat upright. So with a little...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-05-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By Waterrat
Re: standing rigging replacement

One more little piece of advice. Don't tape you rigging. Stainless needs oxygen to resist corrosion.
Justin
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-05-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 5,947
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Smallest sailboat to use in blue water safely

Twenty Small Sailboats to Take You Anywhere: John Vigor: 9780939837328: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ECj%2BqZSfL.@@AMEPARAM@@51ECj%2BqZSfL

This is a good...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-24-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,683
Posted By Waterrat
Re: Tartan 30 or Ranger 29 for cruising?

Given you previous minimalist sailing, and your desirer for efficient sailing in thin waters I recommend you check out the Tartan 27. If looking for faster, well built and even more offshore able I...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 12-23-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 5,485
Posted By Waterrat
Interesting stuff. Your point about all eggs in...

Interesting stuff. Your point about all eggs in one basket seems like an important trade off if you are a cruiser but no big deal if you are just weekend sailing on the bay. They might be a great...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 12-23-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 5,485
Posted By Waterrat
Wishbone Boom

Just curious to what folks have to say about the wishbone booms on boats like the Nonsuch. What are the advantages and disadvantages? I sailed wind boards for years and never thought about putting...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-17-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 39,234
Posted By Waterrat
Fair enough Giu. I can't even begin to dream...

Fair enough Giu. I can't even begin to dream about any of these shoes. I stick to the little ones.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-17-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 39,234
Posted By Waterrat
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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-17-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 39,234
Posted By Waterrat
I rarely even look in this price range because...

I rarely even look in this price range because even if I had 800 K to spare I wouldn't spend it on my boat but since we are dreaming. Maybe the Cherubini 44 (LOD). she sure is pretty and would even...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-17-2008
Replies: 82
Views: 39,234
Posted By Waterrat
Big K forgive the others but they get these vague...

Big K forgive the others but they get these vague questions about what is the best blue water boat all the time. Most who ask are dreamers with no chance of ever reaching their dream or at least a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-24-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 7,118
Posted By Waterrat
Kawalt I will take a look at all you have listed....

Kawalt I will take a look at all you have listed. Thanks for the info. All is helpful.

John I don't feel I can make anything besides capability of the vessel as a requirement on my budget. I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-23-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 7,118
Posted By Waterrat
Well I have been gone for a couple of days but I...

Well I have been gone for a couple of days but I have made some possible advances in my quest for a baot. You all have offered some good suggestions and I have my eyes peeled and feelers out for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-23-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 7,118
Posted By Waterrat
I knew the smell test worked to know about fuel,...

I knew the smell test worked to know about fuel, and head problems but who would have know it could protect you from those Portuguese boats. :D
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-20-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 7,118
Posted By Waterrat
These are all great suggestions and if I find any...

These are all great suggestions and if I find any in my region within my price range I will definitely check them out. I realize that most boats of this size have inboards and I definitely feel for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-20-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 7,118
Posted By Waterrat
The SC are beatiful boats. Not finding many in...

The SC are beatiful boats. Not finding many in my price range but I will keep a look out. I find it hard looking for boats. Based on my price range it really increases the price when if I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-19-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 7,118
Posted By Waterrat
Great info. I have looked at James Baldwins site...

Great info. I have looked at James Baldwins site but it has been awhile and had kind of forgot about it. I feel a conection with Baldwin because he is or was a Michigander. There are some great...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-18-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 7,118
Posted By Waterrat
I love the PSC 25 and if I found one at the right...

I love the PSC 25 and if I found one at the right price and with the right survey for sure.

Everyone should check out the photos on sfbayfolkboasts.org/ very beatiful girls. Maybe a little...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-18-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 7,118
Posted By Waterrat
Salty Boat any ideas

Some boats just stir something in us that make us love them. I love the salty folk boat look. I have picked out a few types to illustrate what I am looking for and am hoping that with a little of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-18-2008
Replies: 209
Views: 23,421
Posted By Waterrat
I will spare you the long winded advice. Keep...

I will spare you the long winded advice. Keep going. Good work. You will not fit where you used to fit before you left. Not bad not good but different.
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