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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-28-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,711
Posted By BenMP
Thanks for the helpful information. I...

Thanks for the helpful information.

I appreciate the discouragement from doing something considered unwise.

IF I wanted to do this (and I'm not sure I would) it would be for reasons like this:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-28-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,711
Posted By BenMP
Thanks for the information. I am more trying...

Thanks for the information.

I am more trying to figure out how different rigs are designed and built rather than trying to figure out if re-rigging a boat is a good idea.

As I said in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-28-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,711
Posted By BenMP
The C34 was just the first Marconi Sloop that I...

The C34 was just the first Marconi Sloop that I found a picture of.

As for why, because boats like the first one are relatively common and inexpensive. I was more interested in the practical (how...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-27-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,711
Posted By BenMP
converting marconi to gaff rig

How difficult would it be to re-rig a boat like this:
http://www.columbia-yachts.com/borabond.jpg
to a rig like this:...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-20-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,554
Posted By BenMP
Thanks for all the great replies.

Thanks for all the great replies.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-14-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 3,300
Posted By BenMP
Now that is clever, I have used it on inner...

Now that is clever, I have used it on inner tubes, and air mattresses, but I never thought to use it on a whole boat.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-14-2010
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,990,473
Posted By BenMP
That Nordship is beautiful. You are making if...

That Nordship is beautiful. You are making if difficult to be content with my budget.;)
Forum: Introduce Yourself   11-10-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By BenMP
Welcome aboard. We started on C22 also.

Welcome aboard.
We started on C22 also.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-08-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,407
Posted By BenMP
Thanks that really helps. Absolutely beautiful...

Thanks that really helps. Absolutely beautiful work.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-08-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,407
Posted By BenMP
If you don't mind my asking. How did you "scarf...

If you don't mind my asking.
How did you "scarf in" the repair? (are they dove tailed or similar joint?)
I am asking because a boat that I am thinking of getting has a cracked rib (steamed cedar I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-07-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,554
Posted By BenMP
Thanks for the info. So if I anchor 1/4 off...

Thanks for the info.

So if I anchor 1/4 off the SoCal coast and come ashore in the dinghy to visit relatives for several days, what are the chances of the boat getting towed?
are guest...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-07-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By BenMP
Thanks for all the help. Wanderingstar, ...

Thanks for all the help.

Wanderingstar,

The boat us a "Sea Witch" ketch, 36'LOD 49' LOA.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-06-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By BenMP
That seems a lot less appealing then anchoring...

That seems a lot less appealing then anchoring off shore.

I'll be looking into the other options though thanks.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-06-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,554
Posted By BenMP
Anchoring

I am new to anchoring and was wondering about what the standard procedure is in terms of how long can you leave the boat?
Do you need to leave someone on board?
How do you find out the rules for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-06-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By BenMP
Insurance for wooden boats

Does anyone know where to get liability insurance for a 36'LOD 49'LOA wooden boat?

OR

How to get around the marina's insurance requirements?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-04-2010
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,990,473
Posted By BenMP
Beautiful. I have a hard time no going for the...

Beautiful. I have a hard time no going for the small ship even when I know that for the most part they don't preform as well as newer designs.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-02-2010
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,990,473
Posted By BenMP
Those are some great looking boats. Are there...

Those are some great looking boats.
Are there any new full keel cruisers being built?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-02-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 11,101
Posted By BenMP
One other consideration is physical size. My wife...

One other consideration is physical size. My wife is on the slight side and really likes the mechanical advantage of a wheel. She has no problem using a tiller but prefers the wheel.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-02-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,077
Posted By BenMP
At least he planned ahead and installed a swim...

At least he planned ahead and installed a swim ladder on deck(not to mention the diagonal bottom paint).
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-28-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By BenMP
Welcome aboard. Good to have you here.

Welcome aboard. Good to have you here.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-27-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 5,657
Posted By BenMP
Good video. Line trowing gun anyone? :)

Good video.
Line trowing gun anyone? :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-27-2010
Replies: 115
Views: 28,056
Posted By BenMP
Whether or not you can get a boat in the...

Whether or not you can get a boat in the specified price range is going to depend more on the skills and dedication of the individual looking and the amount of time that they have to spend. You could...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-27-2010
Replies: 63
Views: 6,379
Posted By BenMP
I think that a lot of owners just like to know...

I think that a lot of owners just like to know that they COULD go out on the water if they wanted to and feel that keeping the option open is worth the price.
Forum: Electronics   10-27-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 8,169
Posted By BenMP
If you go with vector try to get one that can't...

If you go with vector try to get one that can't be over-zoomed and know the limits of the chart's accuracy.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-27-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 787
Posted By BenMP
Greetings and welcome.

Greetings and welcome.
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