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Search: Posts Made By: krisscross
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By krisscross
Re: Cracks in bilge

The only proper way to do it is to drop the keel and inspect the keel to hull joint, rebuilding what has to be rebuilt. Otherwise it will all be a half-azz job.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 736
Posted By krisscross
Re: Lifespan of Fiberglass Boats

For real? I tried to trace back that story and came up with nothing. And the word play here (like "Paul E Ester" plastics engineer) suggests a spoof article, or in other words: UTTER GARBAGE. ;)
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 736
Posted By krisscross
Re: Lifespan of Fiberglass Boats

Here is a 45 year old fiberglass sailboat that I'm sure can last another 45 years with reasonable care: 1969 Sparkman & Stephens Sigma 36 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 706
Posted By krisscross
Re: Buehler Emily

That long and exposed bowsprit makes taking down or changing sails in rough weather a very dangerous job.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,018
Posted By krisscross
Re: Sacrificing virgins to pagan gods (sailing related)

It is not the ritual, nor the incantations, sacrificial animals or virgins that matter. It is the feeling of making a payment in your heart that really matters. True humility, remorse, gratitude, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 3,299
Posted By krisscross
Re: Greatest fear?

Getting into a really bad storm far offshore and suddenly taking on a lot of water to the point of sinking, or falling overboard in such weather when sailing solo.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,729
Posted By krisscross
Re: Which 27 ??

Exactly. Sailing is an extra. A hobby, not something you have to have. So you need to make it fun, getting a boat you really like, that looks good to you and makes you want to spend time (and money)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,729
Posted By krisscross
Re: Which 27 ??

It is all about your sailing priorities. All boats are a compromise. CD27 is not fast, but sailing in general is not fast. IMO for general cruising it is a good boat, safe and solid. Looks good too.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By krisscross
Re: CL 16 questions

CL16 should work for you but I think there are better boats out there IMO. CL16 has a lot of sail area which means it can be hard to handle for 1 person when wind picks up. It's construction/design...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,729
Posted By krisscross
Re: Which 27 ??

Check out Cal 27 and 2-27 as well. These tend to be very solid boats that sail well. If you like to consider full keel boats, Cape Dory 27 is an excellent choice.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 3,196
Posted By krisscross
Re: What is the most idiotic mistake you have made on a boat?

I would have a long list of bad mistakes. From picking bad spots to anchor overnight, not checking weather reports often enough, to handing bow line to my 7 year old son while my 2 other kids were in...
Forum: Apps & Authors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By krisscross
Re: Interesting book

A lot of my junk brings me joy, just knowing it's there in case I need it. But I live on a farm and have lots of space. My boats are not cluttered. They are packed with stuff I need or might need,...
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By krisscross
Re: Point Lookout to Ocracoke

There are a few places where sands shift frequently, especially near the inlets and close to shore. Keep the board down and watch your depth. It is all soft sand and mud, so if you run aground just...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 7,801
Posted By krisscross
Re: Just Go!

If all goes as planned (ha ha!), I will be ready to cast off in 4 years when I turn 60 (scary thought in itself). Planning to buy a $25-30K boat, have $15K for outfitting, and $40K to live on until...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,613
Posted By krisscross
Re: Cal 27 deal of the century or total lemon...

I have sailed on Cal 2-27 but did not own one. The design is really good: fast, safe, easy to sail. They are also quite well built by the yard. Boat which looks clean and well kept is generally a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,613
Posted By krisscross
Re: Cal 27 deal of the century or total lemon...

Very nice boat, clean and well kept. Go for it. The price is just a realistic reflection of the current boat market. They want it sold quick.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,473
Posted By krisscross
Re: What is the best sailing movie ever?

None of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies made your list?
Pffft... snobbish! ;)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 917
Posted By krisscross
Re: Using Reef Balls to make a mooring?

Thanks! Good to know that people are working on this concept.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,507
Posted By krisscross
Re: Colregs? Who cares?

What is the draft of that beast? I think that would be a lot of boat to run aground.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 917
Posted By krisscross
Re: Using Reef Balls to make a mooring?

I was thinking of chaining together 3 smaller balls to reduce the possibility to roll.
In NC a lot of folks used scrap steel engine blocks pounded into the bottom as a mooring anchor. Practical,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 917
Posted By krisscross
Re: Using Reef Balls to make a mooring?

It is the same group. I do like the idea. Everything is recycled in the Universe. :)

I know that concrete is not the best mooring media, but in a lot of places concrete slabs are used for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 917
Posted By krisscross
Using Reef Balls to make a mooring?

Recently I have run across a group making a very interesting product: artificial reef balls. Reef Ball Foundation: Getting Grants For Your Project (http://www.reefball.org/)
These reef balls are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 1,497
Posted By krisscross
Re: 19 foot SeaKing Sailboat

You can run your main sheet through a double block moving on a rope bridle tied across the transom. That is a lot better then a fixed block on your transom.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 117
Views: 4,879
Posted By krisscross
Re: Bluewater with no engine?

It is a rather large boat to be sailed without engine. Sure it can be done but it would take considerable skill to get it in and out of port. How many stops are you planning to make? What size crew?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,358
Posted By krisscross
Re: Any seaworthy swing keel, row-able boats, with cabin.

Chrysler 20 is a great little boat, with a heavy swing keel and a decent cabin. Probably the biggest boat I would want to row or scull. But I do not like the rudder on it (fixed spade).
Mirage 5.5m...
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