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Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,893
Views: 89,530
Posted By bobperry
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

On the keel question:
You may be falling into the trap of isolating various components of the design when you need to stay focused on how all the design elements work together. Read the keel...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   09-04-2015
Replies: 1,893
Views: 89,530
Posted By bobperry
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Jeff's post is correct. But there is value to your stability curve in that it was most probably produced by one of the common hull design programs and they all use similar if not identical...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-02-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By RichH
Re: partiallyfurlled jib good or bad

All sails cut and assembled from FLAT sail fabric material are 'broadseamed' near and towards the luff portion of the sail. Broadseaming is the 'tapering' or narrowing of the 'width' of the panels...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-28-2015
Replies: 260
Views: 12,916
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Refurbishing CCA 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: Gear & Maintenance   08-26-2015
Replies: 260
Views: 12,916
Posted By mstern
Re: Refurbishing CCA boats

If you want to know what types of upgrades/improvements can or should be made to a classic plastic, I highly recommend that you review Tim Lackey's work. Tim's business is all about restoring...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-12-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,121
Posted By Lantau
Re: Dutchman Boom Brake Installation

I like simple. OK did you attach the lines to the boom vang?

Answer: No, the lines are attached (simply tied) to the aft-most eye (u-bolt) of the mainsheet system (mine has three eyes on the...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   03-30-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 998
Posted By gamayun
Re: Thought there was something strange..

Same thing has happened to others going under the the new span of the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. Maybe it has something to do with a different type of steal?

I don't trust my old AP right now...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-13-2015
Replies: 75
Views: 5,435
Posted By Omatako
Re: this puts the price of boats into perspective

The real estate market in the US is obviously different but we have twice used equity in our real estate to fund our next boat.

It's a matter of borrowing against the mortgage at 7% instead of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-27-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,589
Posted By nolatom
Re: Trouble pointing in Alerion 28

I've sailed one once or twice, but know nada about getting them to point high.

But this article I Googled, just might?

Tech Corner | San Francisco Bay Alerion Fleet...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-08-2015
Replies: 1,241
Views: 91,374
Posted By captain jack
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

ok. this is my very favorite post. classically awesome.

reminds me of a song by the Kingston Trio
Forum: Cal   12-13-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By Faster
Re: Turnbuckles Cal 30

There is a wide variety of turnbuckle styles and configuration.

"Matching" what you have now should be safe enough, but sometimes doing so is difficult if the original manufacturer is out of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-01-2011
Replies: 280
Views: 89,888
Posted By rgscpat
Summary of Book Viewing Volunteers and regional sorted list

I mean boat, not book!

(And everyone remember this thread is for volunteering to help, and you know to PM people with any questions or requests, right?!)
(Use a private message for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-03-2005
Replies: 24
Views: 18,094
Posted By PCP
Steel vs Fiberglass

Nice post Whoosh, but perhaps I was misunderstood.

I have not said that fiberglass boats will not continue to dominate the market. I think they will, because they will continue to be the cheapest...
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