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Search: Posts Made By: richard_reinhart
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-20-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By richard_reinhart
Re: Bristol Finish in humidity

I've used Bristol Finish for years with pretty good success, but this Spring I twice had to re-do the top coat because of dew issues. Instead of a high gloss, I got a splotchy matt finish.

I'd be...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-21-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 5,309
Posted By richard_reinhart
I previously owned hull #155, purchased in 1983,...

I previously owned hull #155, purchased in 1983, and kept her for about 7 or 8 years until my brother bought her.

I agree with the prior post's comments, and have a few to add.

Somewhere after...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-12-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 4,396
Posted By richard_reinhart
I took a direct hit to the masthead antenna last year at Cape Canaveral

The only bit of the SS whip antenna left was a smoking 3/8" piece that landed between my feet in the cockpit. All mast cabling was fried; as was the Icom SSB and VHF, the fuel guage and sending...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-02-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,362
Posted By richard_reinhart
Not sure why you want to buy a boat in Florida

My State has many boats, so there are many choices, but most of them are not in as good of condition as boats that are located further north.

The sailing season here is 12 months long, with sun...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-18-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 3,887
Posted By richard_reinhart
I'm not qhite in the tropics, but close.

My boat is at Cape Canaveral, and I'm replacing the Sunbrella canvaswork that I put on the boat in 2000. I had the shop use Gore-tex thread the first time, and didn't have any stitching issues. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-28-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 671
Posted By richard_reinhart

I painted my entire exterior last year, using Interlux products. I selected Perfection (a 2-part paint) for the hull and most of the deck. I used Interdeck, a 1 part paint, for the non-skid.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-06-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,429
Posted By richard_reinhart
All that's on the top of the mast is a windex, a...

All that's on the top of the mast is a windex, a tricolor light, and, until last night a whip VHF antenna. I've read mixed reviews on the various lightning devices, but I'm open to putting one on. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-06-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,429
Posted By richard_reinhart
Lightning strikes once.

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After a pleasant afternoon of club racing off Cape Canaveral yesterday I was exiting the...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 01-31-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 1,741
Posted By richard_reinhart
I read the PS article as bemoaning the current design trend of boats being

basically triangular in plan view, with a sharp, pointy beam and a wider beam carred aft to a wide stern.

The theme I took from the article is that the triangular shape can be fast, offers lots...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-25-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 3,759
Posted By richard_reinhart
Hello, neighbor.


I keep my boat just north of your place, off the Barge Canal at the northern end of Merritt Island. Based on 9 years of ownership and sailing in that area, I have a few thoughts that...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-03-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 11,357
Posted By richard_reinhart
I'm no expert on these two boats, but I've spent time on both at slips.

Although the Shannon 39 and Morris 38 seem superficially the same size, I think the Shannon is a fair amount larger. According to published data, it displaces almost 20% more than the Morris.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-02-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 11,357
Posted By richard_reinhart
Morris builds what is commonly called "semi-custom" boats.

What that term means is the hull, and usually the deck, is standardized in the various sizes Morris builds, and the rest of the boat can pretty much be built as you want it. In practice, most buyers...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-06-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,192
Posted By richard_reinhart
Cape Marina at Canaveral will allow you to DIY.

Harbortown Marina will not, and I don't think the other marinas in the Port will either.

I was on the hard at Cape Marina early this year for about 5 weeks to do a lot of painting, and I found...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-18-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 4,094
Posted By richard_reinhart
Check past issues of Cruising World magazine, within the last year or so.

As I recall, an owner wrote a review in the Classic Plastic column about the Able 32/34.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-04-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,862
Posted By richard_reinhart
Go with the cat; it's a vacation!

I own a 32' monohull, so maybe my comments will be helpful.

We've charted many times in the Caribbean and the BVIs. Early on, only monohulls, usually Bene 44 or 50 or 51.

Lately, we've only...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-02-2008
Replies: 86
Views: 10,211
Posted By richard_reinhart
There are certainly a lot of boats languishing for sale at my marina.

And bunches more empty slips than there were last year.

The fact that my marina hasn't raised annual slip rentals for the last two years (after really pounding us with increases in 2004 and 2005)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-19-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By richard_reinhart
The pontoon boat's insurer isn't necessarily liable for your damage.

I can't give you formal legal advice because I'm not admitted to practice law in your State, but I can discuss a few issues from a general perspective that might come up in your claim. However,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-17-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,587
Posted By richard_reinhart
At Cape Canaveral, my insurance rates on a boat

valued in the range of what you are looking for have gone from about 1%/year in 2000, when I purchased it used, to about 2%/year after the heavy storm season in 2004.

I do not live aboard, and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-09-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 3,235
Posted By richard_reinhart
Seanomad, I've been traveling lately and just saw your note.

Last week I saw Slow Flight was no longer listed with a broker and is now offered for sale by owner.

As mentioned above, I've never been aboard and my knowledge is limited to what I could observe...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-19-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 3,235
Posted By richard_reinhart
I don't have a clue on what to offer on a boat that's not well known in the US.

Clearly, you don't want to have too much in it as you have to look ahead to the day when it's time to sell.

I did find another inquiry on Sailnet from 2005 asking about the same boat, so my...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-19-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 3,235
Posted By richard_reinhart
I see Slow Flight all the time.

My slip is just a few feet further down the dock at Harbortown so I sometimes pass by several times a day when I'm over at the marina.

I don't know anything about the manufacturer, but I've often...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-24-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 12,062
Posted By richard_reinhart
While in Southwest Harbor looking at boats in 2000,

I stayed at a B&B downtown.

Interestingly, I met a guy also staying there who used to be a part owner in the Hank Hinckley company, and who had owned one of their boats in the past. When I met...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-19-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 7,132
Posted By richard_reinhart
I had a friend who owned an original CD 25, vintage mid 1970's.

It was a pretty small boat inside. "Stooping" headroom. Basically a daysailing/weekending boat.

The later 25D was much bigger inside, but still not a big boat, as you'd expect for a traditional...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-01-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 4,753
Posted By richard_reinhart
I moved from 21' to 32' eight years ago, and found many differences.

Much of the advice above is good, and my suggestion is to pay close attention to two factors that will bear significantly on costs, maintenance, ease of sailing and overall enjoyment:

1. What is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-14-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 3,459
Posted By richard_reinhart
Mason 33

Practical Sailor did a nice review of the 33 many years ago. It's worth taking a look at if you're interested in a boat. You can order a reprint.
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