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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-15-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,478
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Interesting Sail plan...and boat

Back in the 1970s, there had been a lot of experiments with this basic rig. Usually the main mast (mizzen) was further aft than on this design. In reality, based on what the design world understands...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-04-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,806
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Heavier better motion comfort ?

It seems about time for me to weigh in on this. In and of itself, weight does nothing good for a boat. In and of itself, weight does not make a boat stronger, it does not make it more seaworthy, it...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   04-29-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 12,533
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Another boat lost in Atlantic

Well, if the views of people like Steve Dashew, Bob Perry, and Evans Starzinger haven't made any impression, I certainly don't expect that anything I might say will :-)



I am saying that a...
Forum: Multihull   03-15-2014
Replies: 307
Views: 26,227
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

When a cat driver says they don't like to heel, mono drivers say that's your choice.

When I mono driver says they prefer the stability of a deep weighted keel in a storm to a cat, it's like...
Forum: Multihull   03-14-2014
Replies: 307
Views: 26,227
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

That is patently false, and it does little to further the discussion to spread such blatant disinformation...

I just happen to have a copy Kim Taylor's 1994 PACIFIC STORM SURVEY, published in NZ...
Forum: Multihull   03-14-2014
Replies: 307
Views: 26,227
Posted By MikeJohns
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

Pitchpoling and inversion occur in heavy weather, they are not common but common enough to start to show some disturbing trends. We should look at why they are not common. For example itís not common...
Forum: Multihull   03-13-2014
Replies: 307
Views: 26,227
Posted By MikeJohns
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

I'm afraid you have incorrect information about the QB storm. Haven't you posted this before on another site and been corrected and given references?

Every catamaran in the survival area was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-13-2014
Replies: 401
Views: 21,614
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: Rescued at Sea - Are You Prepared?

I think this is very well stated, Dean.

At the end of the day, judging by the back-and-forth above, I think many of Doug's viewpoints are relatively sound. The problem is - this is a very, very...
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