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Search: Posts Made By: BruceClark
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-24-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 2,550
Posted By BruceClark
Niagara 35 website now up

If you have a Niagara 35 or know someone who does and could pass the message, a web site dedicated to these find boats can be found at
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-24-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 1,089
Posted By BruceClark
boat sails at anchor

Not sure if you are still following this, but a couple of different ideas.
1. I had a Nonsuch 30 that was very inclined to sail at anchor. Unless it was blowing, when their would be increased stress...
Forum: Racing 02-21-2001
Replies: 1
Views: 1,284
Posted By BruceClark
Playstation in The Race

Early in the Race (still in the north Atlantic) they had more mechanical problems and decided to drop out.They went to MiamiI think. I guess they decided that the number of problems they had had from...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-07-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 1,732
Posted By BruceClark
is boat capable

It would seem that you plant to use your boat in a conservative and careful fashion. I think it would be a good idea to insure that everything is working well and consider if you have all of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-03-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 3,687
Posted By BruceClark
lifeline stanchions

A recent issue of Practical Sailor investigated the issue of stanchions.You might want to look at it for ideas.I think that there are some stanchions that are solid aluminum. There are also...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-03-2001
Replies: 10
Views: 6,016
Posted By BruceClark
Best type of keel

Jeff you didn''t mention centreboards in your analysis.I have always been intrigued with Hood''s centreboard designs (eg the Bristols). How would you compare them to the others in terms of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-31-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 5,001
Posted By BruceClark
23'''' Paceship as an entry level boat?

I was always impressed with Paceship 23. It seemed to offer a good combination of price and quality.If the cost and quality (important with the age of the boat) make sense,then I would not hesitate....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2001
Replies: 10
Views: 2,454
Posted By BruceClark
How long a rode?

300'' of chain should handle most situations. I assume that you would have at least one other anchor and rode and you always could shackle the two rodes together if the situation demanded it...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-16-2001
Replies: 20
Views: 23,369
Posted By BruceClark
Great Lakes Sailing

I sailed on Lake Ontario for a few years on a Hughes 22 (also called a Northstar 22) and had a lot of fun with it. In fact, was able to gunkhole into some places not accessible in a deeper boat
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-06-2001
Replies: 28
Views: 5,402
Posted By BruceClark
Not getting caught in the pack-ice!

Sounds interesting.I have no specific knowledge of the route but would offer a couple of comments.
1) It is a very long way and I wonder if a sailboat could make the distance in one season even if...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-02-2001
Replies: 17
Views: 8,238
Posted By BruceClark
Niagara 26

I now own a Niagara 35 Classic interior and previously had a Niagara 31. They are both excellent boats but more different than they might seem and different from the Shark and 26. The latter were...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-28-2000
Replies: 5
Views: 6,953
Posted By BruceClark
Ocean Passages...

Gene, I would agree with most of what Jeff says except about the size of boat. It has been my experience that when you get to more isolated ports you tend to see a lot more boats in the 30 to 40...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-28-2000
Replies: 4
Views: 7,333
Posted By BruceClark

I have done a lot of sailing on Nonsuch 30s and think they are terrific coastal cruisers. They are well-built (I now have a Niagara 35 which has the same designer and builder). Met some people from...
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