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Search: Posts Made By: Brodie78
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-07-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 6,581
Posted By Brodie78
The weather helm is a function of the steeply...

The weather helm is a function of the steeply raked rudder post and old-style rudder shape. There are several quick things you can do to help, and a few more major ones.

Easy things:...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-12-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 10,739
Posted By Brodie78
I also think which boat depends on what you want...

I also think which boat depends on what you want to do...those are three pretty different boats. I'd say the Hunter if you want to daysail, race and cruise, the Catalina if you want to daysail and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-08-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,103
Posted By Brodie78
I also read the Practical Sailor report and they...

I also read the Practical Sailor report and they said the only thing it did was make the bottom bumpier.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 10-05-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,855
Posted By Brodie78
Almost.... I had the same problem. I still...

Almost.... I had the same problem.

I still think it's some sort of Drascombe, maybe not a lugger. I've never seen another boat with a transom like that. It's possible that the artist just didn't...
Forum: Orphan Brands 10-05-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 6,285
Posted By Brodie78
The outboard bracket was a huge pain. It took...

The outboard bracket was a huge pain. It took the paint and filler off down to the bare fiberglass and left me with this:
http://gsosun1.gso.uri.edu/~brooke/Commissioning/P1040332.JPG
It required...
Forum: Orphan Brands 10-05-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 6,285
Posted By Brodie78
What the boat looked like when I got it....note...

What the boat looked like when I got it....note the lifelines (on a 23' boat??), winches, the outboard bracket. What isn't so visible here are the tears in the sail cover, the 3 strand line that...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 10-05-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,855
Posted By Brodie78
Looks like a Drascombe lugger to me.

Looks like a Drascombe lugger to me.
Forum: Orphan Brands 10-05-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 6,285
Posted By Brodie78
Cape Cod Marlin 23' refit

Took me a while to figure out where to post this...;)

I have a 1965 Cape Cod Marlin. Not the most common of boats, although mine is hull #78 so they built a few. It's basically a modification...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-04-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 3,577
Posted By Brodie78
In the first pic, definitely. Too much freeboard...

In the first pic, definitely. Too much freeboard IMO to not have a bootstripe or two.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 1,336
Posted By Brodie78
it kinda depends what kind of sailing you're...

it kinda depends what kind of sailing you're looking to do, which you didn't really specify. For racing and cruising combined the Chesapeake and the Northeast are hard to beat. I live in RI and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-04-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 3,577
Posted By Brodie78
It certainly looks better in the water than out. ...

It certainly looks better in the water than out. While I don't think the Hunters can be compared to classically beautiful boats (at all), from a functionality perspective they do what they are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-30-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,252
Posted By Brodie78
My number one suggestion would be to take some...

My number one suggestion would be to take some sailing lessons first. See if sailing is really for you, get some good instruction, then you'll know more what you want, and you'll be less likely to...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 09-29-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,211
Posted By Brodie78
Ooh, that's purty. Anyone know what it was...

Ooh, that's purty. Anyone know what it was before? I definitely see what Giu means about the Alerions....good idea but I don't think they quite pulled it off aesthetically. I always look at them...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 09-28-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,211
Posted By Brodie78
That might be a better option for me to think of....

That might be a better option for me to think of. There are a lot of nice old hulls out there that could be converted, saving the cost of building the major structure.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-28-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,575
Posted By Brodie78
I agree, most of the stuff you can do yourself. ...

I agree, most of the stuff you can do yourself. Personally I'd let someone else deal with the engine, but the water system, batteries, rigging and cover I do myself. (well, not the water system as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-28-2008
Replies: 359
Views: 40,321
Posted By Brodie78
My poor boat has had three names that I know of,...

My poor boat has had three names that I know of, and I'm sure many more over its 43 years. Two owners ago it was called Lemonade, when I bought it it was called Ribbit, which absolutely had to go,...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 09-28-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,211
Posted By Brodie78
Yeah, and for the $250k it would cost I could...

Yeah, and for the $250k it would cost I could have something custom built, which is what I want, but can't afford.

The Alerions are kinda what I want but I really want something less modern. My...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 09-27-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,211
Posted By Brodie78
The closest thing would be something like an...

The closest thing would be something like an Alerion 28 but a little bit more of a "boat" (i.e. heavier), a little less modern looking, but still retaining the large cockpit/small cabin slant. I'm...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-27-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 3,806
Posted By Brodie78
I'd agree, I think it sounds like a good deal. ...

I'd agree, I think it sounds like a good deal. Fix the core and enjoy the boat. I sail a 43 year old 23' daysailer that is in fine shape and should still be sailing in another 43 years.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 09-27-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,990
Posted By Brodie78
I'd be more inclined to sort out the rigging...

I'd be more inclined to sort out the rigging issues with the current rig. A well designed gaff rigged sail of that size should be a piece of cake to handle. See if you can find a Doughdish or...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 09-27-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,211
Posted By Brodie78
There isn't, though, which is why I asked. I've...

There isn't, though, which is why I asked. I've looked a lot, and what I want doesn't seem to exist. I don't really like many of the current production boats (plus there are so few in the <30' size...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 09-26-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,211
Posted By Brodie78
cost for custom build

Does anyone out there, maybe someone in the marine industry, have a ballpark figure (either by length or displacement)for a custom build that isn't a huge gold plater? Seems like the only custom...
Forum: Morgan 09-25-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 641
Posted By Brodie78
Try North Sails direct, they carry stock...

Try North Sails direct, they carry stock asymmetrical gennakers. I have one from them and it is very easy to fly and a real boost in light air.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-25-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 6,581
Posted By Brodie78
Hey Cortona, I can't see the pics so I'll wait...

Hey Cortona, I can't see the pics so I'll wait for the Mrs. to post them. At least you have an engine, my boat has a 2 hp outboard that I try to never use as it is loud and annoying, not to mention...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-25-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 276
Posted By Brodie78
Boat nut in RI

Hi there,
Thought I'd introduce myself. I joined the board because I noticed that someone else had posted who had the same kind of sailboat I have, which is unusual as I have not seen another boat...
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