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    Tied to an Island, BC
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    Sailing, riding, cruising, & tormenting the dog.

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  1. Goatish

    Lusting on Yachtworld

    I can tell you that these boats are very comfortable for long term cruising and even living aboard. The sprit really does not get in the way, you can always extend it a foot or two to clear some headroom at anchor, and the V-berth is huge (for a sailboat) at almost 7 feet long. I own a 110 with a sprit and have been living aboard, coastal cruising and club racing it for the last 6 years. They sail well, maybe not to their rating, but as a cruiser they can really knock off the miles and are easy to short hand as they are pretty stiff boats that can carry a lot of sail area (partially due to them being heavier bare than listed by the manufacturer). I know of another 110 that is currently being cruised full time by a family of 4 (they left the PNW and are in Mexico area and have been for the past 2 years), so they are quite capable. The extra 2 feet that the 115 has over our 110s would make it that much easier to handle long term, there were just none around when I was shopping!
  2. Goatish

    Solo & Looking for an R2AK Boat!

    https://vancouver.craigslist.org/van/boa/d/vancouver-25ft-us-yachts/7247367187.html https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/us-25 https://vancouver.craigslist.org/van/boa/d/port-moody-tanzer-22/7228486750.html https://nanaimo.craigslist.org/boa/d/halfmoon-bay-bayfield-25-sailboat/7241395684.html https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/bayfield-25 https://comoxvalley.craigslist.org/boa/d/comox-calgan/7237426854.html The Bayfield would be the hardest to row or pedal, but probably the best boat for single handing up the coast and then cruising the islands and living aboard. Looks like the inboard that should have originally been in it may have been removed already. Would recommend a spinnaker of some sort on it to get her moving, but the price is decent and she looks fairly well kept. The US 25 would probably be the quickest sailing boat and a slightly better light air boat due to the added waterline and sail area, but it is actually heavier than the Bayfield. Best of luck, looking forward to hearing about your progress!
  3. Very interesting article indeed. The bits about the inversion of the main are very interesting as this is something I have seen and felt on my cruiser/racer when not reefed in heavy air. I have asked a few local sail makers about this phenomena and always just been told my boat is odd and it should not happen, but the speeds and lack of heel that we have seen when this happens make me want to figure out how to make it a consistent occurance rather than one that happens occasionally for some unknown reason. Would love to have this ability on the sport boat also, so this season will definitely be playing with the controls to see if it is doable.
  4. Goatish

    LA 28 and other 8 meters with style

    Those are gorgeous! I would love a boat like that, who cares whether it is the fastest or not, style does count!
  5. Goatish

    J/111 as a Multipurpose Boat?

    Have you considered something like the J-97e? I know there is no OD class around for these boats, but to me one might fit your purposes quite well. Seem to be fairly competitive, have some decent cruising accommodations, and would be an easy boat to go out and play on for an afternoon. Overall upkeep costs would be a bit less than the 109 or 111 as well as it is a bit shorter and has smaller sails to pay for. Beautiful example for sale near you as well for about the same as the 111s are going for (I have had my eye on it in the event I downsize which won't be happening for some time) https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2016/j-boats-j97e-3561973/
  6. Goatish

    Connect with J/88 Oceanvolt owner?

    You cannot put two separate AC power generators in series or parallel to get more power from them, AC is not at all like DC power supplies. What capacity is your charger? This will determine what AC power you need. Most battery chargers on smaller boats draw less than 15 amps (AC) at full load (note that chargers are labelled based on their DC output), they are designed this way so that they can run off normal shore power. If you have a monstrous AC charger capable of running off of 30 amp circuit (with a load of more than 15 amps) then you will need to look at a much larger generator that can output that kind of power. Most likely the 2200i will do the job of charging your batteries, but may not be able to supply sufficient power to actually run the boat constantly. I have looked into this idea before and thus far have not found a way to make a hybrid that can actually operate off of a small portable generator for long periods of time.
  7. Goatish

    SH / DH Cruiser / Racer

    The J-Boats pretty much fit this bill perfectly, especially the e versions. You get a fast boat, with a comfortable yacht like interior that can be sailed shorthanded fairly easily. Budget is the biggest constraint, but there are lots of older J's out there that sail well and have nice interiors.
  8. The organizers of the RNSA race had to shut down registration yesterday as they have topped out at the recommended 50 entrants. We have 26 SH boats and 24 DH entrants, including a OD fleet of 7 Melges 24s. With PHRF ratings from 244 to -12 and a pursuit start, this may be one of the longest start sequences we have seen around here in a very long time. Should be an interesting day on the water next Saturday!
  9. Goatish

    Looking for boat suggestions

    Something like this might be worth looking at: https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1981/c-c-34-3667994/ If you read the description you will see that the photos are not all that current, notes about traveler being moved into the cockpit and they relocated a lot of winches back into the cockpit area.
  10. Goatish

    Looking for boat suggestions

    Yes, I saw the 99 posted, but figured that would be out of your price range as I haven't ever seen one for that cost. I have a C&C 110, so the bigger brother to the 99, great boats, but they do not perform to their ratings all that well as they were delivered heavier than designed. The pre 1998 designed C&C models (prior to the Tartan Designed boats) is what I would recommend looking for. The still built some of the older designs past 98 (this is why the switched to the metric length designations) which would be a good find, but regardless, all in all they are solid and well performing boats that have a long history and thus a huge marketplace to choose from.
  11. Goatish

    Looking for boat suggestions

    I've seen a lot of options posted, but note that no one has mentioned any of the C&C boats out there. They would likely fit the description above, and there are a lot of options as far as years and sizes, and most performed decently to their ratings and provide nice accommodations, so may be worth looking into? Edit, just saw the post a couple back with the C&C 32. These are good boats if you do your research and there is a wealth of resources out there on them.
  12. Goatish

    single-hand setup - beginner questions

    An option with these types of boats is to move the primary winches back to near the helm so that the main and head sail controls are all accessible from behind the traveler/wheel. I have a 36' C&C that has the primaries from the factory in the back, and the secondary winches are farther forward in the standard Primary location. This set-up works well for short handed sailing, but when flying 3 sails there is a lot of cross sheeting and moving around the cockpit, and an autopilot is mandatory when things get this busy or halyard work is required. The image here gives you an idea of what it looks like, sorry for the poor quality, original photo is not on this computer so this is just a screen grab. SH Reaching.pdf
  13. Goatish

    Shearwater (J/120) is for sale...

    Damn, wish I hadn't just dropped $50k in upgrades/maintenance on my current boat, would have loved to switch out to this one... Good luck on the sale, I'm sure it will move quickly, and good luck with the new boat!
  14. Just saw a note that the Vendee Saltspring has been moved to July 11 & 12 so that it does not interfere with the SIN Regatta and M242 NA Championships.
  15. Interesting little update from ORC this morning here: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1109014349704&ca=115cbb86-d7e1-4ab4-95c8-aff4033c4e74 " The race to Key West will be the first of the year to use the new ORC Double Handed Certificate, specially developed to meet the demand for this growing trend in offshore racing. Double Handed certificates feature lower crew weights, a simple one-page layout, and a variety of simple scoring options available to race managers to better match the ratings with the course type. " Not sure yet how this will work in relation to standard ORC scoring, ie. whether it will be usable in the same class as fully crewed boats, but interesting nonetheless! Might be worth those of us that want to race DH applying for one this year.