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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-21-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,863
Posted By mattnj
Re: Congrat to Bob Perry

Congratulations Mr. Perry. Your designs have always been my favorites. I have a friend in the local sailing club who lives on a Valiant which he loves. My favorite of your designs, which I plan on...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   03-30-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1,843
Posted By mattnj
Modifying a Neptune 24 for more buoyancy?

As the title suggests, I am hoping to get advice/pointers from you folks on how to increase the buoyancy in the stern on my Neptune 24. I have an 8 horse outboard on the back, well within specs, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-30-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,648
Posted By mattnj
Re: Increasing flotation

Has nothing to do with motoring. The boat sits the same regardless of whether I am sailing or motoring. Other Neptune owners have told me of the same problem with their's. Just seems to be a lack...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-30-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,648
Posted By mattnj
Re: Increasing flotation

I might be incorrect in asking about flotation. It might be buoyancy that I'm looking for advice on. I am looking for ways to keep the stern up when it is loaded down with crew, gear, etc.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-30-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,648
Posted By mattnj
Re: Increasing flotation

The boat is rated for a heavier outboard. It gets really pronounced when I have several crew in the cockpit. I moved my batteries forward, my water tank is in the bow, my head and holding tank, an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-30-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,648
Posted By mattnj
Re: Increasing flotation

She rides below the water line in the stern. The boat has done this since new and is common with the Neptune's.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-29-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,648
Posted By mattnj
Increasing flotation

I have a Neptune 24 made by Capital Yachts. My problem is that it rides really low in the rear and I would like to add some flotation to address this problem. My outboard is a Honda 8HP, so no...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-15-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 13,685
Posted By mattnj
Re: Shoal-draft pocket cruiser recommendations?

Take a look at a Neptune 24 made by Capitol Yachts. Very stout boat that draws 18" with center board up. It has a pop top that gives over 6' headroom. We have had ours since new and love it. We have...
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