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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-30-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 6,815
Posted By cstpt
Re: Is bigger always better? Nordica 20

With the recent post, I noticed a question was put to me which I never answered.

I still have the Nordica 20, just finishing my fourth season. I've invested a fair bit of time, effort and money: a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-17-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 13,721
Posted By cstpt
Re: tillerlock vs tiller clutch

In the video it looks like the clutch is threatening to clip the helmsman's knees.
Forum: Outboard   08-16-2012
Replies: 255
Views: 65,979
Posted By cstpt
Re: Nissan / Tohatsu 6h 4 stroke

Adding to the thread that will never end: for those who complained that the motor vibrates itself out of alignment, Tohatsu makes a bracket to lock the motor straight on.

Vibration and noise...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-16-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 13,330
Posted By cstpt
Re: Tohatsu 6hp Sail-Pro Version

I've had the Nissan Sail Pro on my Nordica 20 for one season. I replaced an 8hp Nissan four-stroke that was just heavy enough that I couldn't pull my motor bracket to up to the first notch, necessary...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-05-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,635
Posted By cstpt
Re: Bimini/Boom height

Yes, I mistook that for a Nordica. In the dock shot in particular, the similarity is striking.

Cash to burn...what a concept. I'll be sailing vintage boats for the foreseeable future. Actually,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-05-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,635
Posted By cstpt
Re: Bimini/Boom height

I have the same boat. The boom clears the Bimini under sail? How are the rails attached?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-05-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 6,815
Posted By cstpt
Re: Is bigger always better? Nordica 20

>when the weather unexpectedly turns real nasty, which it can in your area, something over 30 feet makes life a lot more bearable and comfortable. <

How much of this comment refers to being holed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-05-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 6,815
Posted By cstpt
Re: Is bigger always better? Nordica 20

Living, even short term, on a 20' boat requires a special kind of person with a degree of agility. We are of compact size but at an age where the pup tent doesn't hold the same appeal as it once did....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-05-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,635
Posted By cstpt
Question Bimini/Boom height

What's the smallest boat you've seen able to accommodate a bimini while under sail?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-05-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 2,552
Posted By cstpt
Nordica/Halman 20

I posted a similar message in the General forum but it seems appropriate here. After one season I'm wondering about the wisdom of moving from a Nordica 20 to something in the range of 22-24'...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-05-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 6,815
Posted By cstpt
Question Is bigger always better? Nordica 20

As I am happily sailing for my first season in a Nordica 20, I am weighing the wisdom of investing more money into this boat (primarily considering new sails and a furler) vs. looking for the 'next...
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