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Search: Posts Made By: COOL
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-03-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 3,295
Posted By COOL
The 'brochure' displacement figures are ...

The 'brochure' displacement figures are
invariably reported lower than actual
boat weights. In some cases the discrepancy
is a substantial amount, 10% or more of the
'as designed' displacement.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-24-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,528
Posted By COOL
They may be cheaper if you are going to use them...

They may be cheaper if you are going to use them in Hawaii.
Delivery costs to get them back to the mainland can be
upwards of $20K.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-24-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,767
Posted By COOL
I guess deep keels are highly over rated. ...

I guess deep keels are highly over rated.
Realistically a boat like that has a lot of form stability.
Additionally it functionally has quite a bit of internal
ballast in the form of the engine and...
Forum: Learning to Sail 12-24-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 4,426
Posted By COOL
As is the case with many types of sails, the...

As is the case with many types of sails,
the term spinnaker staysail has been applied
to a broad range of sails over the years.
In the late '60s a staysail flown with a spinnaker
might be...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 12-23-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 11,764
Posted By COOL
There are lots of options, but it depends on...

There are lots of options,
but it depends on your expected budget
and your intended usage.
A Ranger 23 is a great little boat, if you need
overnight accommodations.
A Sonar would be fine for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-20-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,082
Posted By COOL
I would check with Schock Boats, they may have...

I would check with Schock Boats,
they may have an idea where to aquire
a replacement.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-20-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,727
Posted By COOL
They are a good sailing boat, fairly fast over...

They are a good sailing boat,
fairly fast over a broad range of conditions.
I do not quite understand the sloping decks
around the cockpit of that vintage of
Beneteau however.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 12-20-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 1,849
Posted By COOL
Live on your boat = smaller carbon footprint ...

Live on your boat = smaller carbon footprint
Live on your boat out cruising , smaller still.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 12-17-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 1,849
Posted By COOL
Aluminum, bare unpainted aluminum.

Aluminum, bare unpainted aluminum.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 12-15-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 5,450
Posted By COOL
The history is laid out pretty well on the...

The history is laid out pretty well
on the Columbia page at the Sailboat Data site.
I can not verify that Columbia used chopper guns
extensively in their boat production, but considering
that the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-15-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,943
Posted By COOL
The Antrim 27 fits your requirements, other...

The Antrim 27 fits your requirements,
other than they generally sell for a bit
more than $30K. They have done a few
Pac Cups.
A Laser 28 may be a good option.
The Express 27 is a great boat,...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 12-15-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,291
Posted By COOL
Any measuring for a new sail should be done on...

Any measuring for a new sail should be done
on the boat itself, not on the old sail nor
from a sailplan. The benefit of working with
a sailmaker local to the boat is that they will
be able to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-15-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,570
Posted By COOL
Depending on how badly the wings are mangled, ...

Depending on how badly the wings are mangled,
the easiest option would be to reshape them.
Lead is fairly easy to work, and can be pounded
into shape and faired with a rasp file.
If I understand...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-14-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 4,896
Posted By COOL
Which explains why even some high end instrument ...

Which explains why even some high end instrument
packages will indicate a change in the True Wind
readings after a tack or gybe.
I am certain that the technology that is advancing
so rapidly in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-14-2010
Replies: 55
Views: 23,989
Posted By COOL
In the case of an 'in the mast furling' main, ...

In the case of an 'in the mast furling' main,
the picture is often worse than you paint it.
The furler requires a straight mast to work properly,
so once the sail is set you can not bend the mast...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-14-2010
Replies: 55
Views: 23,989
Posted By COOL
As long as were giving this another go around, ...

As long as were giving this another go around,
I hate in the mast furling. I can fold my main and
have the boom cover on in five minutes. I would never
compromise my boats performance for a minor...
Forum: Racing 12-13-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 3,543
Posted By COOL
33 in So. Cal

33 in So. Cal
Forum: Racing 12-13-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 3,543
Posted By COOL
I would report the change, but most likely there ...

I would report the change, but most likely there
will be no rating adjustment. PHRF committees are
quick to give a penalty for any modification that may
make the boat faster, but rarely give a...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 12-13-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 3,534
Posted By COOL
The staysails as described were both likely to ...

The staysails as described were both likely to
be intended to be flown inside a spinnaker and
would be hoisted nearly to the masthead.
These sails can also be used in place of,
not in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-08-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,574
Posted By COOL
Dacron sailcloth has resins and other surface ...

Dacron sailcloth has resins and other surface
treatments applied during finishing that would
likely prevent a dye from 'taking' evenly.
The dyeing of the fabric would have to take
place before...
Forum: Racing 12-07-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 15,437
Posted By COOL
That may be true in theory, but in practice an...

That may be true in theory, but in practice
an overlapping genoa is often faster.
There is a trend towards non-overlapping headsails,
partially driven by IRC ,in the latest generation
of Gran...
Forum: Racing 12-07-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,769
Posted By COOL
This question has many different answers...

This question has many different answers depending
the conditions you are sailing in. Given that you are
using a furling sail sheeted to the rail, you will
necessarily be footing somewhat. You...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-06-2010
Replies: 159
Views: 31,325
Posted By COOL
Yes, it is a 48V set up I assembled with off the...

Yes, it is a 48V set up I assembled with off the shelf
golf cart gear coupled directly to the Saildrive leg.
The prop is a stock Volvo aluminum 2 blade fixed, it may be
16x11 according to my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-06-2010
Replies: 159
Views: 31,325
Posted By COOL
Your posts in this thread have all been far too...

Your posts in this thread have all been far too reasonable.

I have our electric propulsion system up and running,
and thus far it is meeting my expectations exactly.
For slow speed maneuvering...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-06-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 7,752
Posted By COOL
My Islander 30's large aft raked rudder makes a...

My Islander 30's large aft raked rudder makes
a perfect skulling 'paddle', I can easily maintain
over a knot of boatspeed, in a flat calm,
and often skull into the slip when the wind drops off....
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