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Forum: Racing   04-20-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,305
Posted By beebopbogo
July 3 is our next race. (I'm working in...

July 3 is our next race. (I'm working in Afghanistan until then. Gotta keep feeding the boat!)

Our race results:
http://sailorslifeforme.com/racing/races/

We suck, but definitely true fact...
Forum: Racing   04-16-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,305
Posted By beebopbogo
Re: Rule 16 situation: Room to Keep Clear

I think we've solved this situation:

1) My boat behind was overtaking and thus obviously the give-way vessel. RRS-12
2) The obstruction to the left (to windward) was not a factor since there was...
Forum: Boat Reviews   04-16-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 3,612
Posted By beebopbogo
Re: Cal 39 vs E 38-200 vs Beneteau First 38

The beauty of old boats: the info is ALWAYS helpful (I wonder which he chose.)
Forum: Racing   04-14-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,305
Posted By beebopbogo
Re: Rule 16 situation: Room to Keep Clear

Good stuff here! I especially liked the reminder that I am not immediately disqualified for using the engine and making contact fending off to avoid hull damage. Nobody raised a protest flag!
Forum: Racing   04-14-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,305
Posted By beebopbogo
Re: Rule 16 situation: Room to Keep Clear

Well, this was a pursuit race with slower PHRF boats starting first, timed so that the fastest boats would theoretically catch the slow boats at the finish line.

We were obviously the give-way...
Forum: Boat Reviews   04-14-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 3,612
Posted By beebopbogo
Re: Cal 39 vs E 38-200 vs Beneteau First 38

Here's my website containing everything about living aboard my Cal 39 from Quicken expense reports to maintenance tutorials to climbing the mast (with photos): SailorsLifeForMe.com...
Forum: South Pacific   04-14-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 557
Posted By beebopbogo
Re: French Polynesia

I canceled my trip to Tahiti from Hawaii, but I've gathered quite a bit of information during the preparations! (If you're curious, the cancellation was due to engine problems and solar issues...
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-14-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,028
Posted By beebopbogo
Re: It's getting hot in here.....fridge problems

This may be a bit off the subject of cooling effectiveness, but my fridge compressor was going spastic last month. It cooled well, but was very sporadic in it's seemingly random cooling cycles.

I...
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-14-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By beebopbogo
Old Pur 40E testing

I bought a Cal 39 with a Pur 40E watermaker and did some testing with it. It had been pickled, but no idea for how long.

Anyway, I take the boat out to some clean ocean water and started her up....
Forum: Outboard   04-14-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By beebopbogo
Nisan 5HP flooding?

My four stroke dingy motor has an issue:

I start her up, no prob. 2 minutes of warm up at idle, no prob. I start off on my dingy run, no prob. Halfway across, she quits!

I put on the starter...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-14-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 233
Posted By beebopbogo
Cal 39 Owners?

Any other Cal 39 owners out there? Always nice to swap info and stories!

Adam
1978 Cal 39 MKII TM
Honolulu, HI
Relaxed racing, Inter-island cruising, Trans-Pac wannabe.
Forum: Racing   04-14-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,305
Posted By beebopbogo
Rule 16 situation: Room to Keep Clear

I have a race question from an experience a couple weeks ago. Maybe someone can help out:

The start line is in the marina departing a 0.5 mile narrow channel, wide enough for 6 boats abreast...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-02-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 6,452
Posted By beebopbogo
Mason 43 for under $40,000!

I've been shopping around for a good blue-water sailboat for about a year now and this Mason 43 just popped onto my radar for around $30-40k. My buddy was talking with his neighbor at the docks who...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-04-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By beebopbogo
30' Ericson, but head was removed!

I found a great deal on an Ericson 30 for $8000 in good shape. Owner needs to sell. It's a few feet smaller than what I was looking for (I will be island hopping in Hawaii), but it's such a great...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-12-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 6,190
Posted By beebopbogo
GeorgeB: By "fastest around a circuit", I mean it...

GeorgeB: By "fastest around a circuit", I mean it can go around a racing track quick. As opposed to reaching high speeds on the beam-reach, but can't tack worth a crap. As for steep tack, perhaps...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-12-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 6,190
Posted By beebopbogo
That Olson 25 looks like exactly the type of boat...

That Olson 25 looks like exactly the type of boat I'm looking for, but it seems maintenance costs would be higher. Also, they seem harder to find. If I'm wrong in these assumptions, please speak up....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-12-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 6,190
Posted By beebopbogo
Fun racing boat. Cal 25?

I've sailed a few times per year on the ol' Sunfish and Clark C-Lark for 15 years or so now. Nothing over 14 feet. Time to upgrade.

I'm looking for a 20 to 25 foot sailboat, fast, but good for an...
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