• Announcements

    • Zapata

      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About sternrail

  • Rank

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
  • ICQ
  1. 28 foot cruisers?

    More detailed video of mast raising/lowering system on TES 28:
  2. 28 foot cruisers?

    The TES 28 Magnam and TES 24 are interesting sailboats if you’re after space and headroom and not sail performance. Polish made with a dealer in Canada. CE B/C certification with an optional CE A certification for fixed keel version on 28. The 28 is only a few inches wider than bmiller’s old Compac 27. Keel up 1’2”, Keel down 4’7”. Inboard optional. enclosed head, optional heating, hull and deck are glued, fastened then laminated together. Deck is hand laid Airex sandwich. Both the 24 and 28 have an interesting tripod arrangement for raising and lowering the mast at sea or for trailering. Some cool concepts in these boats, just don’t know anything about them (i.e., build quality, port/chainplate leakage, etc). 28 Magnam Specs: LOA: 28’ LWL: 26'-0" Beam: 9'-11" Head Room: 6'-1" Displacement from: 6,400lbs Internal fixed ballast: 1760 lbs Swing keel weight: 220 lbs Sail area: 380ft² Main / Jib: 223ft²/157 ft² New ones are comparable to Compac’s in price. Maybe not that many used ones around yet….. Would be interested on hearing what the forum thinks about these. Here’s some videos: Mast lowering video here (this is super cool):
  3. 28 foot cruisers?

    How about a Seaward 26RK. Not quite a 28 but: Shoal sailing, lifting keel and rudder, trailerable (no special permits required), mast raising system, enclosed head, minimal brightwork. Some have diesels, 5'9" headroom may be a problem. 26RK's are slightly over your budget but you might find a bargain. Resale value is good. Here's one on Yachtworld: http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2005/Hake---Seaward-HK-26-2627641/Point-Pleasant/NJ/United-States#.UfX06W3Byk8