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Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-13-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,028
Posted By hpeer
Re: Dutchman Boom Brake Installation

I use a Dutchman instead of preventers on our big boat.

I attached the turning blocks to the top of the gunnal through a scupper (remember steel boat). That worked fine. I also ran the adjusting...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-03-2015
Replies: 1,479
Views: 67,737
Posted By hpeer
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass


Brent's not trying to do what you do. He's about something entirely different. I love your your boats, really do. But they ain't for me.

I once heard that Bugatti refused to sell a...
Forum: Living Aboard   04-27-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1,936
Posted By hpeer
Re: Retiring soon...

Sailing ain't retiring, it's taking up a new career.

If you like challenges to keep the brain and hands busy, welcome aboard!
Forum: Living Aboard   02-02-2015
Replies: 492
Views: 36,609
Posted By hpeer
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?


FWIW I grew up poor too. Dad was a waterman in NJ, tonger. Back when there were clams there. Later he was a janitor at my high school. I graduated college at 39.

Just cause you were...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-26-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,465
Posted By hpeer
Re: What Questions Would You Want Answered?

When and how do I sign up?

Very topical for us.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-23-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,891
Posted By hpeer
Re: Van De Stadt 40 - steel hull - preliminary inspection

While a good survey is important, I think tp the really best survey is the one you do yourself. Get a good light and knee pads and take a couple of days to go over the boat very closely inside.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-11-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,052
Posted By hpeer
Re: Canadian Maritimes, winter 2015

From the site listed above......

This is a pure crock of class A #1 BS.

Some are good, some are horrible. You need to see to verify.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-10-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,052
Posted By hpeer
Re: Canadian Maritimes, winter 2015

Halifax is a wonderful place. Love it. Plan to be there on Brusters week. Halagonians are a hoot and a damn nice crowd.

But there is a fatal flaw with this idea of over wintering in Halifax. ...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   10-29-2014
Replies: 1,479
Views: 67,737
Posted By hpeer
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Those two threads are something. The usual suspects.

I suggest a better use of effort would be this ebook.

Metal boat maintenance-A do it yourself guide by Scott Fratcher (Paperback) - Lulu...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-09-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,344
Posted By hpeer
Re: Shipmate Kerosene Heater 701CH ( They ship international

Never used them but looks promising

Or just google primus kerosene parts
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