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Search: Posts Made By: P8dawg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-08-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3,535
Posted By P8dawg
Re: 16'-18' Catamaran help

Nacra 18 square is the boat for you if you aren't going to trailer. It has great tacking due to it's large daggerboards, and it's extended width will make for hours of great solo sailing. A Hobie 17...
Forum: Other Brands 11-06-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,414
Posted By P8dawg
Re: Nowak & Williams "America" question

Went sailing again last weekend. I was able to secure the wedges at the mast with 2 big garden hose clamps(one on top, one on bottom). The boat is really a lot of fun, wish I could get more info...
Forum: Other Brands 08-17-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,414
Posted By P8dawg
Re: Nowak & Williams "America" question

1st sail, lost all the shims in the mast in a few hrs. I am considering making a 360 degree grommet/packing that will do the same thing as the shims. If anyone can tell me why this will not work, I...
Forum: Other Brands 07-30-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,414
Posted By P8dawg
Re: Nowak & Williams "America" question

Well, she has been sailed. For the 1st time in over 2 decades, Liberty Belle was sailed on El Dorado Lake, Kansas. Pictures are posted in the gallery. I miss my cat, but sailing a catboat is very...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2012
Replies: 908
Views: 63,173
Posted By P8dawg
Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??

Before I was 18, I had owned 2 Sunfish and two beachcats. Now, you can't buy a new boat, even a small one, without spending thousands. The sailboat market has overpriced itself out of business. When...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2012
Replies: 1,053
Views: 239,268
Posted By P8dawg
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/o621/P8dawg/sunsetstiletto.jpg

Sunset on what's left of Cheney Lake.
Forum: Other Brands 06-18-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,414
Posted By P8dawg
Re: Nowak & Williams "America" question

Thank you Clipwing. I don't have any such blocks, so I will begin to look for a picture, or maybe try something similar to what you have described.
Forum: Other Brands 06-06-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,414
Posted By P8dawg
Nowak & Williams "America" question

For the last few years, my father and I have been restoring a 1976 "America" catboat. We are getting close to putting her in the water, but a few questions still need answering. The Mast slips into a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-08-2012
Replies: 151
Views: 40,666
Posted By P8dawg
Re: Micro cruisers

I hope that our 1976 Nowak & Williams "America" catboat is as much fun to sail, as it is to look at. She doesn't look very fast, but we have the Stiletto 27 for that.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-08-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,569
Posted By P8dawg
Re: 1976 Nowak & Williams Outboard?

I do care, thanks for the help.
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-06-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3,277
Posted By P8dawg
Re: Will learning to sail on a Cat ruin me forever?

I sold my S2 and bought a Stiletto 27. I started on sunfish and then went to cats. I enjoy sailing on cats and Monos, but once you have felt the speed of the cat, it's hard to give it up, plus it is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-13-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,148
Posted By P8dawg
Well I just hope it's as fun as it looks. Thank...

Well I just hope it's as fun as it looks. Thank you for correcting my historical mistakes. Maybe after this summer, I will be able to carry on a more knowledgable conversation about catboats.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-12-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,148
Posted By P8dawg
Before pictures of the catboat experiment

Just bought a Nowak & Williams 1976 replica of a 1776 Herrschoff( I hope that's right) catboat. Don't have much experience with monohulls, but this boat was a great deal and it's as cute as a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-07-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,215
Posted By P8dawg
I used to own an S2 8.0b with a 7.5 horse Merc...

I used to own an S2 8.0b with a 7.5 horse Merc outboard and when the wind came up, the motor became too small for my needs. The boat in question is shorter than 27 feet. I never would take this boat,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By P8dawg
There used to be scows all over the midwest. Now...

There used to be scows all over the midwest. Now that I'm trying to recall, I think it's been 3 years since i've seen one. Great boats for brave sailors who like to go fast. Good luck, good to see ya...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-29-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 1,963
Posted By P8dawg
Anything that bolsters utilizing the wind, I'm...

Anything that bolsters utilizing the wind, I'm behind 100%. I have several coal plants in my state. They are cheap and dirty and any money we are saving now on coal, we will pay dearly for on down...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-22-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 5,576
Posted By P8dawg
I owned an S2 8.0 shoal keel. I loved it when my...

I owned an S2 8.0 shoal keel. I loved it when my lake gets shallow in August, but the rest of the time it made it too easy to knock that boat flat in a gust. It's all give and take. I had to replace...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-10-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,367
Posted By P8dawg
Please don't misunderstand me, I'm not trying to...

Please don't misunderstand me, I'm not trying to be confrontational, I just think I am much more likely to do damage to my boat falling in a gust. I have sailed(with and without the chute) at several...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-10-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,367
Posted By P8dawg
It may be that I seldom use anything but the Main...

It may be that I seldom use anything but the Main and the jib. I know the boat powers up when you point, but it seems to me that it wants to jump right out from underneath me when I fall in a big...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-10-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,367
Posted By P8dawg
I know what the books say, but i've never...

I know what the books say, but i've never pitchpoled by pointing up, and that is as violent as sailing gets. It seems to me when I am worrying about flipping over, the gusts are fairly unpredictable....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-29-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 3,416
Posted By P8dawg
The boat was my father's, so I have been sailing...

The boat was my father's, so I have been sailing it for a while. I just got a used sail from wldjibe, and I hope that eliminates some of the weatherhelm in heavy air. That being the only complaint I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-29-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 5,276
Posted By P8dawg
I was able to eliminate all the "bad luck" by...

I was able to eliminate all the "bad luck" by telling myself that I was finally helping my boat to realize her REAL name. Never thought about it again. If you have the time to do one of these...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-23-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 3,416
Posted By P8dawg
I have recently returned to the multihull world...

I have recently returned to the multihull world by moving from my S2 8.0b to a Stiletto 27. I am so glad to be back. The Hobie 18 is a very good boat, and much better for carrying weight. Had a 21...
Forum: S2 04-14-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,786
Posted By P8dawg
I bought mine last year. Even though it had been...

I bought mine last year. Even though it had been sitting in the owners backyard for over twelve years, I was very lucky and haven't had to do any real extensive repairs. We sailed her from August to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-14-2008
Replies: 49
Views: 2,885
Posted By P8dawg
I first lived on a boat at age 7. My father took...

I first lived on a boat at age 7. My father took me on an impromtu adventure across the Great lakes, down the Mississippi, and across the Gulf of Mexico on a Davidson 30 named "The Doo-Dah Dazzler....
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