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About beauvrolyk

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  • Birthday 11/13/1951

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    San Francisco & Santa Cruz
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    Sailing on any and everything that floats. Skiing when the rainfall turns semi-solid and white.

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  1. beauvrolyk

    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Kim & Bob, Congratulations! One more step in the process of building what will clearly be one of the most beautiful boats ever! Beau
  2. beauvrolyk

    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Kim, the Gori on S'agapo does work really well. My only complaint is the cost of the zincs - which Gori must believe are made from solid gold. I'm about to start casting my own. The 'overdrive' feature of the Gori is 'over-rated' and I've found it only occasionally useful. BV
  3. beauvrolyk

    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    BJ, That is a fun and fugly boat - however - the companionway looks like it's off-center Clearly a major hazard at sea.... wherever that is. BV
  4. beauvrolyk

    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Kim, The boat is looking really wonderful! Tanks fur da postin'. BV
  5. beauvrolyk

    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    It would sure be nice if folks were still racing boats like Bolero, Baruna and Orient off shore around here. Sadly, the current boats have become so painfully uncomfortable that I only know a few owners crazy enough to want to spend a night at sea aboard one. It wouldn't matter where one was, a night at sea - dock - anchor they would all be wonderful aboard any of these three old beauties. BV
  6. beauvrolyk

    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    The owners of Baruna and Orient begat "Barient". My first employer after college, about '73. Heaps of stories. The time the paint factory next door caught fire and burning paint was running across the parking lot, building Ti winches for 12 meters, building 10s for early Santa Cruz boats and having them bitch about "tooooo heavy!!!" Good times! A long long time ago. BV
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    I love this thread! THANK!! Great to see the farming/fishing/canning pics too, nice to have a change for boats once in a while, sort of like Austin's cow picks. A fella needs a few minutes a month away from boats.
  8. beauvrolyk

    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    I don't think the Ocean Planet rails did much, not big enough to give much "lift" to the bow and caused pretty ugly drag at moderate speeds. What we need are deployable spray shields that extend horizontally from the side of the boat to deflect the bow wave and are only extended on the windward side. After all, those race guys have canting keels, how much harder can it be to build a spray knocker-downer??
  9. beauvrolyk

    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Another "Here Here" from the back bench for Oregonarchist and even a "Huzza!"
  10. beauvrolyk

    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Great Red, You absolutely right - fast is almost always wet! I haven't bothered to do the math, but I'm guessing that one could actually predict the "spray zone" and the "water zone" and therefore the DBW required for a "dry" ride. From experience on an old gaff headed NARROW 90' cutter in big bumps in the Med, it was completely dry going upwind in 35k of wind at about 14k of boat speed once one was further than about 50 feet from the bow. The spray simply went into the mainsail and slid off the foot and leach. BV
  11. beauvrolyk

    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    nailed it. As a back bencher, I'm happy to add a "Here Here" to that.
  12. beauvrolyk

    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Kimb, Now that I can see that beautiful boat coming together I am realizing that you and I both have "center cockpit" boats. The cockpits are so far forward in the boat that in any chubby boat, as opposed to slender svelte boats like ours, there would be an entire condominium aft of the cockpit. I started thinking about this looking at the pictures of Sliver and trying to understand why S'agapo (and soon the Sliver) are such damp boats to sail upwind for their length. I was thinking: "She's as wet as a center cockpit boat." etc.... then it dawned on me that there is a critical measurement we don't put into the specs for boats when we evaluate their design. I'll call it the DBW measurement - that stands for Distance to Bow Wave. All boats make spray. Water falls at the same rate after it's been splashed up into the air. Therefore, in 25 knots of wind sailing upwind at about 7 knots the bow wave will land about 35 to 40 aft of the bow regardless of what length boat you've got. The DBW dimension will tell you how wet you're going to be... sort of. I'm sure Bob and the gang have already thought all about this and have internal guidelines for the DBW on a boat. But, I'm going to join the Admiral on the fan tail next time we're doing a long beat to windward in big seas. Let that damned OttO earn his keep. BV
  13. beauvrolyk

    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Kim, Thanks for the photos. It is GREAT to see you up and around and clearly feeling better. SWIMBO's chicken soup must work. BV
  14. beauvrolyk

    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Yipie, it's Monday and Kimb is feeling better. PICTURES!!!!
  15. beauvrolyk

    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Kim, I don't remember what you're putting on the cabin sole as a "finish", or even if the sole is wood, but I must say being able to pull S'agapo's sole out and varnish it in the garage on a rainy day is a real pleasure compared to the alternatives. BV