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  1. Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Greetings. I am looking at buying a 2013 Elan 450, initially for coastal cruising and then a trip across the Atlantic. I know Elans are designed by Rob Humphries and they are a well-regarded builder but all products are not the same. Any thoughts, comments, perspectives would be much appreciated!!
  2. Orphan Brands
    We are looking at a custom Roberts Offshore 44 built by Vannoy Boatyard in Washington State. I know BRs were all custom but I can't find any hint of information about a Vannoy yard. Has anyone here heard of that yard or know anything about fiberglass boat building in Washington State during the...
  3. Learning to Sail
    Hi everyone The sails that came with The Walrus looked in pretty good shape 2 seasons ago when I picked up my PaceShip PY23. This winter I decided to leave them at a local loft so they could have a good inspection by qualified sail makers. Any repairs or maintenance needed can be done in the...
  4. Cal
    My boat is a 76 cal 34 mkii. She needs a dodger and I am considering building a hard Dodger. Looking for tips on this type of project, links or pictures would help. I do have fiberglass experience just not sure how to get started thanks. Ron
  5. Gear & Maintenance
    I purchased my first boat this summer, an Irwin 10/4. The boat is missing a centerboard. It has a shoal keel with 2000 lbs of ballast so it sails ok, but doesnt go to winward that well and the wheel has to be attended to at all times as she tends to wander. I have the boat out of the water...
  6. Gear & Maintenance
    Hey guys, just about a year ago I picked up this 28ft no name sloop, built and sailed from Dalmatia, Croatia. 28ft with a 10ft beam, The hull is built from 1 1/2" thick white oak planking and the frame is built from Dalmatian Pine. The boat is in really great shape overall and doesntt need much...
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