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    Sailing, running, reading.

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  1. plenamar


    My "nearly new" Hummingbird depth finder works of-and-on. Better on one tack than the other. Installed near centerline, aprox 1/3 from bow. Some 20 " from leading edge of keel. Is this depthfinder a POS or should I look into instalation? Any recommendation on a reasonably priced "better" depthfinder ? My boat is a modest half tonner.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Love at first sight dor me. Glad I am '000 miles away, o.w. would be very tempted to try to get hold of it.
  3. plenamar

    Jib (on furler) area rule-of-thumb

    Thanks, good advice
  4. Appreciate opinions (I do not have access to sail plan or NA) 125 % Genoa on 36 ft steel cruising boat has aprox 37 mt^2 sail area. Ketch with cutter stay. We are planning on buying a jib to put on Genoa stay (back-up sail to be used mostly in Patagonia) What size (expressed as a % or current 125 % genoa) would be "reasonable" for a jib? It is set on a furler. The current Genoa is practically new, jib would be used offshore. Thanks
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    Clipped Swan

    Vicky Agote skipper?
  6. plenamar

    do big race boats depreciate?

    You forget something: he got his money's worth because for family members, colleagues and friends (and self) he is a "yachtman"
  7. plenamar

    the greatest

    Great post! A delight to read. Have sailed the Trotter Pandora and Bries VdeS yachts.
  8. plenamar

    What custom cruiser...if money were no object?

    Nice! Give some details!
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    What custom cruiser...if money were no object?

    For me, even if "money were no object" I would still choose a relatively small boat. Coastal/some Ocean: probably 35-38 ft Ocean: No much more than 40 ft. Has to be singlehanded or double-handed by 70 year-olds in good physical shape. Shoal draft a plus. A wood-epoxy would be a joy. High-quality, HR-type. Or the Garcia Exploration shoal draft boats (nice!!) Super mega yachts seem to me ridiculous. Even if I were super rich I would never choose one. More fun in smaller boats. I would also have as a 2nd boat a Welsford dinghy for daysailing and exploring. The good thing about sailing is that the guy with the 20 ft POS is probably as (or quite as) happy & proud as the owner of 80 footer mega yacht.
  10. plenamar

    Eight Bells Brion Toss

    Met him last year in Wooden Boat Festival. A highlight of my trip, coming from faraway Argentina. Have his book.
  11. plenamar

    Heavy Weather Sailing

    Urgently needs a storm staysail on this boat and on his too
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    IOR is dead for a reason

    Runner ready to snag boom if gybes acccidentially...
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    He will be missed

    Life well lived ! Sail on Sandy !
  14. plenamar

    German Frers Webinar now

    German Frers webinar now