Qingdaosog

Members
  • Content Count

    32
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

1 Neutral

About Qingdaosog

  • Rank
    Newbie

Profile Information

  • Location
    Weihai China
  • Interests
    Sailing, Motorcycling . Travel. Rugby Cricket Football and Motorsport

Recent Profile Visitors

806 profile views
  1. Qingdaosog

    Seascape 27

    I believe the new version of the First 27 with Aluminium rig, and Diesel Engine will be launched soon. This will be a bit like touring on a sports motorbike. Interesting to see how that goes.
  2. Qingdaosog

    Vendee Globe 2020

    According to the latest tracking, this is a rough ride for Louis Burton. (6M waves) But if he doesnt break the boat it looks to my untrained eye that he will be in a great position after getting through the front? But can he break through?
  3. Qingdaosog

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Wont she hang around till the main flotilla is through the area safely. Surely no coincidence that she was in the area last Vendee Globe and this one...
  4. Qingdaosog

    World Sailing and China's Leadership

    Wow I stumbled onto this thread while looking for something else. The vindictiveness is astonishing. Is that really what we are all becoming? Surely sailing should be a common bond between us. I too have lived in Asia and mostly China for the last 20 years, often working in the countryside with honest hard working people whose only ambition is to improve their lives and the lives of their family. Some from abject poverty that most of us cannot imagine (and could not endure). And indeed most peoples lives have improved greatly over that time.. Of course yes there are issues. Its an extremely complicated country, with a history of instability and rebellion. At least at the moment it is moving in a direction domestically that most (I know not all) of its citizens can accept even if they don't agree with it all. They know that stability is essential if the country is to continue to develop I agree the current regime has screwed up its international relations, but that's not helped by the aggression emanating from some citadels of freedom. Please give the Chinese people some slack . China really is trying to find its way as a nation. Its one of the oldest continuous civilisations in the world yet its political structure is one of the least mature in the world. Poking the bear doesn't help anyone. I have been here for 20 years. That doesn't qualify me to be an expert. I think the more you learn the less you know. I can only speak from personal experience of a complex and complicated society that I struggle to understand but seems to be doing well for most of its people. Suppose I will now be subject to ridicule and abuse as well as Shanghai Sailor. Don't be too hard on him. He really is what it says on the tin. Trying to help get sailing kickstarted here. He doesn't just talk about it. He mentioned kids enjoying a regatta last weekend. What he didn't say was that one of the J70s sailed by the kids was his. Purchased just in time for the regatta for that very purpose. For kids to enjoy. Better put my flak helmet on now....
  5. Qingdaosog

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Just speculation with the lack of solid news but is Hugo Boss setting a course for CapeTown in the last update?
  6. Qingdaosog

    Vendee Globe 2020

    On a slightly different tack... Just been reading Pip Hare's comments on how hot and uncomfortable she is in her cabin.. How come Alex is looking cool in his black bat cave? Could the pristine Boss white polo be the secret? Or is he really in an air conditioned studio... Great to see Jack Sparrow back on form...
  7. Qingdaosog

    Seascape 27

    This all seems a sad state of affairs..... Good to hear from someone at Beneteau/ Seascape about the situation There was a lot of enthusiasm for the First 27 in earlier posts. Now that enthusiasm seems to have dissipated
  8. Qingdaosog

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Alex's data has gone dark. Latest update at 0200 UTC -- All zero. . Either a malfunction or he is trying to mask his physical activity during this 7 hours with no tracking data?
  9. Qingdaosog

    Seascape 27

    Still no news about the Aluminium rigged First 27 . Dacron sails, conventional main, backstay fixed keel . 10 hp diesel power too. Seems like it will be a very different boat to the Seascape 27, (Now First 27 SE). I am very interested to hear about progress and if it still performs in a lively way. Could be a good option for us less accomplished sailors who still want some excitement. Or we could be giving away tickets for a bus ride... Anyone hear anything yet?
  10. Qingdaosog

    Seascape 27

    Creature comforts? There is no racing round here so my J70 is sadly only used for social sailing. The lack of a loo is a problem for mixed crews.And it would be nice to be able to brew a coffee. Not sure we would do much overnighting but nice to know we can if we want. And a set of instruments would be great. Last week caught in a rising wind and rolling fog. 100m visibility .My velocitek got us back but more by luck than judgement. I really like the no-frills website but it seems he is buying the SE version . Lifting keel and all. I am hoping to find out if the basic version still works.
  11. Qingdaosog

    Seascape 27

    I am considering a change from my J70.Its a great boat amd very strong but I would like something a bit bigger with some more creature comforts.The Seascape 27 ticked a lot of boxes but the First 27 basic version now has an aluminium rig, not carbon fibre, a smaller sail plan and a fixed keel. Has that " dumbed the boat down" so its now a floating truck not a racing machine? Anyone have any experience of the new iteration? The " old" SC 27 is still available as the SE model but its a lot more expensive
  12. Qingdaosog

    Uprate the outboard on J70: Any experience please?

    Thank you all for your comments. Looks like I will have to stick with my rattly 2stroke .
  13. Qingdaosog

    Uprate the outboard on J70: Any experience please?

    Thanks I just need to know of the J70 transom is strong enough for a 26 kg deadweight hanging off the back
  14. Qingdaosog

    Uprate the outboard on J70: Any experience please?

    Thank you for your comments . I am confident that a 4hp will have the power. (Sea can get pretry gnarly here quickly).What I dont want to do is snap the transom off during one of those bouncy seas....
  15. My 3.5 hp two stroke does not instill confidence and is not very environmentally friendly. I would like to upgrade to a 4hp 4 stroke. But it weighs 26kg. Nearly twice as heavy as the 2 stroke Certainly I expect to have modify/strengthen the bracket. Can the transom take the weight? Please can anyone share any experience of fitting a 4 stroke 4hp to a J70?