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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 3,353
Posted By sonosail
Re: Vivid bottom Paint

The main advantage of Vivid white for racers is being able to see how well you are doing when you're in the water wiping it down. If you do this, (or have it done) once a week, it is a plus. But this...
Forum: Racing   11-07-2014
Replies: 12
  PHRFs
Views: 1,730
Posted By sonosail
Re: PHRFs

Many PHRF fleets use time on time.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-07-2014
Replies: 107
Views: 4,887
Posted By sonosail
Re: Spinaker or Genaker - which do you prefer?

The most workable solution on a low budget.......
Get a relatively high clewed, nylon 'drifter' with an independent, low stretch rope or wire luff. If necessary, you CAN even buy a used one that is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-26-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 4,208
Posted By sonosail
Re: high tension 36?? jeff H

As of a year ago, Jac. De Ridder was still around.
A friend from Holland said that he had spoken to him 'recently'.

Sailboat designs of JacquesÂ*De Ridder by year...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-25-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,117
Posted By sonosail
Re: 16' AMF Sunbird? New! Input please

Thanks to sailboatdata.com for providing these pictures and also HOSTING them.
rb
Forum: Apps & Authors   09-30-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 3,609
Posted By sonosail
Re: New Site - Sailcraftdata

The hosting service proved to be very helpful. Normally they don't like to get involved in these disputes but, in this case, it was just so obvious.
I can only guess, but they may have just...
Forum: Apps & Authors   09-29-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 3,609
Posted By sonosail
Re: New Site - Sailcraftdata

Found the identity of the person. (programmer living in Canada.)
Still hoping he will back away from this on his own. Fighting this kind of stuff is about the most demoralizing activity I know.
Forum: Apps & Authors   09-28-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 3,609
Posted By sonosail
Re: New Site - Sailcraftdata

Complaining is OK.
Even better would be suggestions for improvement.
Since there are so many areas that need work, most useful would be something 'the first thing you should do is......" and even...
Forum: Apps & Authors   09-26-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 3,609
Posted By sonosail
Re: New Site - Sailcraftdata

Thank you CalbD. Your comment about about European boat makers is interesting. I would very much appreciate knowing about any European boat builder, designer, etc. that I have left out. (no doubt...
Forum: Apps & Authors   09-26-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 3,609
Posted By sonosail
Re: New Site - Sailcraftdata

No he didn't! He just copied sailboatdata.com
In the case of Maui Pro:
They, or their web developers have created their own lists from various sources, sailboatdata.com and others. This of...
Forum: Apps & Authors   09-26-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 3,609
Posted By sonosail
Re: New Site - Sailcraftdata

I can't agree more about about the lack of interactivity. When I first went public an eternity ago, I had a form where users could comment about certain records.
But it was a sitting duck for...
Forum: Apps & Authors   09-26-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 3,609
Posted By sonosail
Re: New Site - Sailcraftdata

This is an outright lie, and anyone who spends more than a minute comparing your site with sailboatdata.com will recognize that fact.
That's where 99.999999% or your information comes from and you...
Forum: Apps & Authors   09-26-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 3,609
Posted By sonosail
Re: New Site - Sailcraftdata

Except that you never asked sailboatdata.com if was OK to STEAL HIS ENTIRE SITE!
Forum: Apps & Authors   09-26-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 3,609
Posted By sonosail
Re: New Site - Sailcraftdata

Randy Browning of sailboatdata.com here.

The site certainly has flaws. (besides cosmetic and interface issues which are both admittedly terrible.)
Criticism has also been made, for example...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-27-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By sonosail
Re: Not impressed with Samson Ultra-Tech line

I've been using something from Samsan called Tech 12, that has lasted on a spin halyard for 20 years!!!! (Spliced to some other line at the clutches).
It used to be red and now it's a very light...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-17-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,691
Posted By sonosail
Re: 220 buccaneer

But wait. This is the Buccaneer 220 your talking about?
Pretty sure the Buccaneer 220 is a Gary Mull design. Nothing to do with a Columbia 23.

RB
Forum: Racing   06-16-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,145
Posted By sonosail
Re: 34'Bene vs Columbia 9.6 meter...who's gonna win ??

calling it
BENETEAU 345
instead of
FIRST 345
saves space?
Forum: Racing   06-16-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,145
Posted By sonosail
Re: 34'Bene vs Columbia 9.6 meter...who's gonna win ??

These boats were actually sold as the FIRST 345 (in US and Europe)
The earlier FIRST 35 (based on a 3/4 ton design) was also advertised as the BENETEAU R/C 35. (most of the ones shipped to the US...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-15-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 2,884
Posted By sonosail
Re: Joshua Slocum

'The Voyage of the Libertade' is another gem.
Allegedly the original Libertade somehow made it's way to the Smithsonian Museum, but then was subsequently lost.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-01-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 7,794
Posted By sonosail
Re: Sailing Anarchy Seized By Fed's??

Obviously not the government, but it also doesn't seem likely that this is their own little spoof. In any case, it will be a topic for discussion, once they are back up and running again.
I have to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-23-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 5,597
Posted By sonosail
Re: Ana Capri or Anacapri?

Could elaborate on this. Obviously this boat wasn't built in great numbers with mysterious origins. If you could shed some light on this it would be greatly appreciated.

rb
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-20-2014
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,932,508
Posted By sonosail
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-07-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,570
Posted By sonosail
Re: Sail condition question

These sails are NOT 40 years old.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-07-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 719
Posted By sonosail
Re: Seafarer 37

Your right. I don't think that many were built. It was introduced just before Seafarer went out of business.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-07-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 4,504
Posted By sonosail
Re: Cortez 16

Just curious..
Was wondering how you got that number (106).

I spoke to one of the original partners in the company a while back and he couldn't remember.

Thanks.

rb
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