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Search: Posts Made By: mstern
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-24-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 821
Posted By mstern
Re: Need help to I.D. a small sailboat.

It should have a hull identification number in the upper right corner of the transom. Here are the basics:

Hull ID Numbers - (

Forum: Apps & Authors 03-07-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,192
Posted By mstern
Re: Yacht Question From Author

Boatpoker, I think that is the modern, popular definition, but I know a few old-timers who insist that the number of headstays or foresails is only incidental; in their minds, a sloop can have two...
Forum: Apps & Authors 03-06-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,192
Posted By mstern
Re: Yacht Question From Author

Cutter refers to the type of rig; the term "cruiser" (at least in this context) refers to the use made of the boat. Cutters are single-masted sailboats with the mast being located fairly far aft...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-01-2013
Replies: 2,995
Views: 380,478
Posted By mstern
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Smacktastic. Both the write up and the plan. You go boy(s).
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-20-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 4,079
Posted By mstern
Re: Why the Bristol 32 backs so poorly

I must confess that I absolutely love the look of the old Bristol and Pearson boats; makes my heart go pitter patter. But I didn't buy one for two big reasons: they don't move very well in light...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-07-2013
Replies: 1,052
Views: 181,497
Posted By mstern
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

I have way too much work to do today, but this needs a whole lot more research before I am convinced that the laws of mutiny (as quoted before) are applicable. The statutes quoted above apply to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-24-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 7,360
Posted By mstern
Re: Catalina 22 - How well do they sail?

They sail pretty good. The fin keel version sails better than the swing keel version, except for dead downwind. The fin will point higher and make less leeway. Not nearly as easy to trailer, but...
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