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  1. Ridiculously Overpriced Boats

  2. So..... anticipated speed?
  3. Curious- been for sale for a long time, seems a reasonable deal for a project. Damage history, or just wrung out? http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listing/pl_boat_detail.jsp?&units=Feet&id=2262174&lang=en&slim=broker&&hosturl=worldyachtsinc&&ywo=worldyachtsinc&
  4. Keel Blocks Winter Storage

    I wonder how much of current blocking theory is a carry-over from wooden boat days. Seems for a wooden boat with frames and planking it would make more sense to put the weight of the keel on blocks and have the pads only for stability. That way the keel would be pushing the framing structure and planking up much the way the water would be when immersed. Since most all boats are a monoque structure now such blocking wouldn't be as much of an issue? Just a wild thought...
  5. Rushour on its roof.

    Glad everyone is safe and you were able to recover the boat. Bottom line is this is why I'll never own a big cat for serious voyaging. I'd rather get rolled, maybe lose the mast, then limp home than float around with no hope of recovery in some remote place. Sure, the cat won't sink but just how inhabitable is an upside down boat? And you have to wait for rescue since you're never going to sail it anywhere. Seems to me every reasonable consideration was taken and still....
  6. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Oh My Gawd! So......he's a stud!? What the hell- GO RIMAS!
  7. Well I'm from Seattle, not SF, so it's certain I don't know the big picture. Given the moorage shortage around here I'm always going to side with the more moorage is better group. It's like an automatic response/defense.... But, given that (more moorage is always better) what wins me over to the other side is that there are alternatives. Indeed, perhaps better for all, win-win type alternatives. Best of all- maybe a smaller more inclusive plan can be made for the cove and the mega luxury marina can be built further down. Here's to people, especially those in charge, really thinking this through before acting.
  8. Hey Hunter- I get that you're against this but I'm not buying all your arguments. So the slips are going to be larger- that just means bigger boats will be moving from other marinas. That's still a hefty amount of dock space for the little guy that opens up. No rule that says you can't divide an old 60' slip into two 25s. And looking at the map/overlay while it's clear a chunk of currently open water will be taken up there still seems to be enough to take care of everybody. No reason why the sailing center can't be negotiated into the development on a permanent basis. Just seems to me this is a great opportunity to get more moorage- and there really aren't any other issues that can't be favorably worked into the deal. THAT should be the focus of those concerned about the direction this may go. Don't try to kill it- work on shaping it.
  9. Not really familiar with the issue, and I recognize the automatic anti-development response. But that looks like a whole lot of new slips, not a bad thing. I doubt they'll all be filled by new boats- most will come from other marinas opening up moorage opportunities all around the bay. The last major marina developed in the Seattle area took over a decade to approve and construct. You have to be looking at the long game to play developer when water of any sort is involved. Seems to me if these guys want to go for it and accept the risk we should applaud. More slips/supply is never a bad thing for those of us who want to see the sport grow, or would just like to see costs contained so we mere plebes can afford to keep a boat.
  10. What Is It? NW Salvage- One HellOf A Rig!

    Looks like it is a Wylie- but with mods. Link to the only one I could find with the engine over the keel. Nothing with the Hoyt jib boom. Still quite the rig. Yup, PHRF of 108 nothing special. Don't see any damage- wonder what the story is? http://www.thunderbirdmarine.com/boat-info.php?ID=3984
  11. https://www.iaai.com/Vehicle?itemID=25531456&RowNumber=13
  12. Swede 55

    New listing just showed up in one of my Yachtworld searches.... http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1977/Swede-55-3117909/Shelburne/VT/United-States#.Wb-Yt7pFycw
  13. It seems it wouldn't be that hard to make up a series of stackable ribs with fabric/mylar/etc. attached that slide up and down a freestanding carbon spar. Reefing wouldn't be much different than it is now and the performance gains would be significant. I'm just surprised more folks aren't revisiting the concept in light of new materials and technologies.
  14. Twenty five years ago guys like Eric Sponberg were creating plenty of free standing masts. Some were even wingmasts in a basic way. Why didn't they catch on? Maybe now that foils are everywhere- even Beneteau has its foiling Figaro 3- they'll be making a comeback? Lots of better materials out there now- gotta open up some new possibilities. Project Amazon, Eric Sponberg- 1996?
  15. Roberts 54 PHRF number

    R' is the rating as predicted by the formula: R' = 610-8.36*(SA/Disp^.333)+0.0000511*(SA^2)-55*(P/(J+E)) -30.8*(LWL^.5)-602*(DR^2/SA) where SA= .5*(I*J)+.5*(P*E) DR is draft. Measurements in feet. Displacement in pounds.