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Search: Posts Made By: SloopJonB
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 960
Posted By Faster
Re: Tuning Standing Rigging after Mast Stepped

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/general-discussion-sailing-related/147778-medsailors-new-ride-maybe-i-am-power-boater-after-all.html
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-10-2014
Replies: 5,152
Views: 320,751
Posted By Rhys05
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

The "house" "boat" that Bob asked him about, I think. It is in his photo section.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,533
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: How much paint will I need to do the bottom of a 30 footer

From the Interlux Guide Previously mentioned.

http://www.yachtpaint.com/LiteratureCentre/boat-painting-guide-14-usa-eng.pdf
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2014
Replies: 169
Views: 10,349
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: How not to make a tricky harbor approach...

That was the 82' yacht MOJO, chartered by General Patton...

AKA the late actor George C Scott... Interestingly, his wife Trish Van Devere, was supposedly a CG licensed captain - back in the day...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-12-2014
Replies: 5,152
Views: 320,751
Posted By Brent Swain
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

On the last boat I built, I used a new idea for putting the bulkhead tabs in. I strung a piece of rigging wire from the waterline at the bow to the waterline at the stern tightened with a comealong ....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-12-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,712
Posted By Tempest
Re: USCG 6 Pack License

It's an operator of an "Uninspected" passenger vessel license

and you're limited to 6 paying passengers
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-31-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By Omatako
Re: Water Spout

It is not uncommon for ocean racing boats (Volvo RTWR, Sydney/Hobart) to have waterspouts go right over the top of them without substantial damage. I recall reading one account where two sailors...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-11-2014
Replies: 5,152
Views: 320,751
Posted By bobperry
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Jon:
VPP table and polars for Frankie sent vie email.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 12-28-2013
Replies: 212
Views: 9,141
Posted By nolatom
Re: Wow... Bernard Stamm's Open 60 "breaks in half" in the Western Approaches...

Well, yes, it is really an argument. Your rescuers will ideally be fellow racers who nevertheless take a big risk doing it, but they are "in the game" so each racer is grateful if they can assist...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 12-27-2013
Replies: 212
Views: 9,141
Posted By christian.hess
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-22-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 3,169
Posted By Foxy
Re: TITANIUM Keel Bolts in cast iron?

Safety Factor is not a meaningful term unless you know what the forces are and the limits of the materials you are using. If you are simply using the weight of the keel and applying a SF in your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-14-2013
Replies: 1,092
Views: 346,232
Posted By trkarl
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I copied the entire post from the other thread because there are some really good ideas here! And, it took me a while to find the damned thread for some reason. linky...
Forum: Diesel 11-17-2013
Replies: 260
Views: 43,808
Posted By Jacques-Andre
Re: Perkins 4.108M DIY Rebuild -- A Narrative

Don't you all worry.

He's fine, just has other things in his life than keeping us happy here! Its quite good that he managed to get that much time to devote to this project without someone...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-01-2013
Replies: 5,152
Views: 320,751
Posted By bobperry
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Jon:

Lots of composers composed for instruments they could not play. Mozart wrote a lot of horn concertos but he did not play the French horn. His buddy did.

Little Bobby Schumann could play...
Forum: Diesel 07-31-2013
Replies: 85
Views: 2,643
Posted By dem45133
Re: Conversion to oil as coolant?

Sir, I've been working on engines for better that 40 years. You are missing the point. I do not care what the boat itself is doing... that's irrelevant. The variables your cite "wind, water...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-28-2013
Replies: 5,152
Views: 320,751
Posted By bobperry
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Jon:
I'm not sure. I don't do that magic. But I know enough about those programs to figure that yes, the color change is only a click away. The hard part comes with trying to match the color your...
Forum: Diesel 07-28-2013
Replies: 260
Views: 43,808
Posted By Jacques-Andre
Re: Perkins 4.108M DIY Rebuild -- A Narrative

I don't agree with a "one answer fits all" on this topic.

There are a lot of factors that plays into the equation.

The first one is that there might be a lot of other things that need replacing...
Forum: Diesel 07-27-2013
Replies: 85
Views: 2,643
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Conversion to oil as coolant?

Efficiency is one thing, overheating is another.

With pure water you have a problem as the coolant turns into live steam and the pressure cap blows at 212F. With a 50-50a/f mix, you can take the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-26-2013
Replies: 241
Views: 15,240
Posted By bobperry
Re: Full Keel

"also most polyester hulls do not get the pox...better known as blisters."

That's not the way I see it. Vinylester replaced polyester resin to avoid getting the blisters. Polyester resin was the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-16-2013
Replies: 5,152
Views: 320,751
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Okay - all debating aside...that was a seriously douchey thing to say, Brent. You're messing with family. Sailors don't do that. Ever.

You owe Bob an apology.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-12-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,140
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Replace cotter pins with welding rod

Perhaps the shot doesn't illustrate clearly the clearance between the Allen head/locknut and the turnbuckle body, but there's no way it can rotate more than perhaps 1/4 of a turn before being...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 07-01-2013
Replies: 1,154
Views: 58,208
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Bob Perry's take on Wolfenzee's dream boat

I am not attempting to guess at the color on Bob's schooner but in the past the color that I have used for spars that are supposed to look traditional is a color called Grand Banks Beige. My take is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-07-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 575
Posted By Faster
Re: My Personal Process for Tracking Down a New Boat

As one with court-side seats to SJB's process, it's been interesting.. while it's clear the Fortune 30 was at the forefront, Jon looked at a wide variety of boats and sizes, to the extent that one...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-07-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 575
Posted By ECS-IB30
Its always a pleasure to read a longer, well...

Its always a pleasure to read a longer, well thought out thread with insightful views. Thanks for articulating you thoughts as a guide to the less pragmatic side of selecting a new boat!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-06-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,204
Posted By steve77
Re: Sloop's "New" Cutter

Beau-tee-ful. That head looks nicer than my living room.
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