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Search: Posts Made By: bloodhunter
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-27-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 2,932
Posted By bloodhunter
Re: Feeling Foolish and Discouraged!

Hey Ron,
No reason to feel foolish just because you can't rread minds. A new year is almost here and with it will come new boats to look at and there ill be one just right for you.
Have a...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 12-21-2012
Replies: 1,949
Views: 116,465
Posted By bloodhunter
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

It is interesting that every dimension of Bounty II was significantly larger that that of the original except the draught which was about 14 feet for each vessel. I could make all sorts of guesses as...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 12-20-2012
Replies: 1,949
Views: 116,465
Posted By bloodhunter
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

The Bounty built in New Zealand (Bounty III) had a steel hull. It had twin turbo diesels with almost twice the power of the engines on the Bounty II. Seems like major differences between the two...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-19-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 1,466
Posted By bloodhunter
Re: Overloaded

You know what Bay weather forecasting is like. And on the plus side you managed to cope with a really uncomfortable even dangerous situation with no damage.
You made a good choice not to take...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-18-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By bloodhunter
Re: Writer Wanted

admin,
thanks for the heads up. I was a Washington correspondent for the International Herald Tribune 1971-1986 before I went into IT. I'm retiring from my day job and have wanted to get back...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 12-18-2012
Replies: 1,949
Views: 116,465
Posted By bloodhunter
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Agree 100%
The only real question -- why the Bounty sailed -- will never have a satisfactory answer. The thread seems to have been reduced to repetition and <i>ad hominem</i> attacks. IMHO it's time...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-13-2012
Replies: 140
Views: 8,735
Posted By bloodhunter
Re: An Informed Opinion about the Bounty

True, Paulo, but given the size and forecast path of the storm, how was he planning to get to that southeast quadrant without going through one of the the northern quadrants of the storm which are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-13-2012
Replies: 140
Views: 8,735
Posted By bloodhunter
Re: An Informed Opinion about the Bounty

Never considered the new regs that might arise from this tragedy -- very good point. Given the laws of unintended consequences many of us on this forum could be affected. Otherwide there's not much...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-07-2012
Replies: 140
Views: 8,735
Posted By bloodhunter
Re: An Informed Opinion about the Bounty

Was wondering about that myself. Don't believe that there is any such thing as a scudding sail per se. According to a 19th century sailing manual scudding was the practice of running before the wind...
Forum: Morgan 12-06-2012
Replies: 154
Views: 27,682
Posted By bloodhunter
Re: Starrett-Jenks Morgan45 info-opinions

Our holding tank also under the v-berth, 30 gals and vented. Six gals IMHO is way to small. Would probably last us less than a week.
BTW only our quarter-berth and v-berth have mattresses. The salon...
Forum: Morgan 12-06-2012
Replies: 154
Views: 27,682
Posted By bloodhunter
Re: Starrett-Jenks Morgan45 info-opinions

judym,
My spare jib halyard is on the same level as the primary jib halyard (double block). However a PO (enchantress had two) had a spinnaker halyard put in above the jib halyards. you might...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2012
Replies: 140
Views: 8,735
Posted By bloodhunter
Re: An Informed Opinion about the Bounty

A question. Was the captain of the Costa Concordia attacked then the same way that Captain Walbridge is now? I really don't know. I was out of the country and did not have good internet access when...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 11-29-2012
Replies: 1,949
Views: 116,465
Posted By bloodhunter
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

A question. The original Bounty was 91 feet on deck had a 24-foot beam, drew 13 feet and had a displacement of 215 tons. The new Bounty was 120 feet on deck, had a 30-foot beam also drew 13 feet...
Forum: Morgan 11-27-2012
Replies: 154
Views: 27,682
Posted By bloodhunter
Re: Starrett-Jenks Morgan45 info-opinions

JudyM
It may be that your rig is idfferent than mine. Enchantress has a big main and we've found that with the main and the 135 genoa up in the 10-15 kt winds we usually get, Enchantress will lay...
Forum: Morgan 11-27-2012
Replies: 154
Views: 27,682
Posted By bloodhunter
Re: Starrett-Jenks Morgan45 info-opinions

Kerforion,
Thanks. I rally am glad to get a good explanation. Just repeared what I had read and been told but I always wondered.
Azi
Forum: Morgan 11-27-2012
Replies: 154
Views: 27,682
Posted By bloodhunter
Re: Starrett-Jenks Morgan45 info-opinions

JudyM
We have a spare jib halyard on Enchantress. That may be what you have. On the jib I would think that given the winds in SF bay a 110 would be fine. We sail with the 110 and a full or...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 11-27-2012
Replies: 1,949
Views: 116,465
Posted By bloodhunter
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

I haven't been on this thread for a while but I figured I'd help toward the millenium mark.
I have my own questions about that tv interview Captain Walbridge gave. At the time I dismissed it a...
Forum: Morgan 11-21-2012
Replies: 154
Views: 27,682
Posted By bloodhunter
Re: Starrett-Jenks Morgan45 info-opinions

JudyM,

My wife and I own Enchantress, one of the original Morgan-built 45s before Morgan sold the moulds to S&J so it's basically the same boat you are looking at. We bought her in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-20-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,122
Posted By bloodhunter
Re: Windy day on the Chesapeake

Yeah, was a beautiful weekend on the Bay, not too cold. Judging from the white caps just outside the channel on the way to Solomon's Island true wind didn't get much above 15-18 kts with an...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 11-02-2012
Replies: 1,949
Views: 116,465
Posted By bloodhunter
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Actually we know a lot more than that.
1) We know that Sandy was reported a huge dangerous storm, long before the Bounty left.
2) We know that Sandy was headed up the east coast and prevailing...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 11-02-2012
Replies: 1,949
Views: 116,465
Posted By bloodhunter
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

That video is incredible -- I can't imagine anyone with any sailing experience chasing hurricanes in a 50-year-old wooden ship.
Seems that standard practice when facing really heavy weather was...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 11-01-2012
Replies: 1,949
Views: 116,465
Posted By bloodhunter
Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

For me and possibly many others is why was the Bounty out there in trhe first place. What compelling reason had they for sailing out into what was being forecast as a superstorm.
As for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-17-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 904
Posted By bloodhunter
Re: What was your moment?

Happened late May 50 years ago. Four of us were on a 37-foot ketch crossing the stream on our way to Bermuda. Twas the perfect day blue skies moderate wind, even the stream was behaving. We were...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-14-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Posted By bloodhunter
Re: Fresh Water Heads

One of my wife's requirements when we bought our boat was a new head that would eliminate the smell (I agree with Minnewaska, it's a very bad smell) After some research I ripped out the old head anmd...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-08-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,268
Posted By bloodhunter
Re: Galley faucets: Hardware vs Chandlery

Goldfinger,
When we bought our boat one of the many must do items on my wife's list was to replace the pitted stainless sink and the separate hot and cold faucets. After finding that a marine...
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