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  1. Pictures would be helpful...
  2. J/29 Shopping

    Yes, if you sail in light air, the MHOB is the preferred boat. Balsa cored. wet core in the decks is the standard problem in this era of jboat.
  3. Tool kit must Haves

    I would add rescue tape... very useful! good sized dead blow hammer hose puller
  4. Bye Bye to AGM

    I agree. Everything I have read and experienced say that AGMs hate being partially charged. I went back to flooded lead acid and have been much happier and saved a lot of money.
  5. Something different for CA

    The Deere 6068s have been run in both the Nordhavn 52 Dirona and in most of the FPB 64s. That's a lot of mid range rpm miles under the keel and no complaints that I have seen.
  6. Something different for CA

    Congrats Kim and Bob. Looks like a fun project. I have to say that I love a good flybridge. The view, the open air, etc. we never run the power boat from below. Things you might consider, if you already haven't: wind protection. 16 knots into 10-15 knots is 25-30 apparent, which can really wear you down. A good Venturi wind deflector helps a lot. Also, standing up higher while running can get really tiring as you roll through a wider arc and hang on. Have fun and thanks for sharing.
  7. we have have the ability to put 1000# of sea water on the rail in a 6000# boat with an 11.5' beam. It is amazing the difference the ballast makes in not just only heel angle, but motion. The boat goes from more a light, on top of the water feel, to more of a freight train, through the water. I can't imagine retro fitting anything like it. Ours was done as part of the build, so we ended up giving up a little stowage and obviously added some weight to close in the integral tanks and for plumbing and a pump.
  8. clearcoat on cf sprit failing

    If you paint, be mindful of the tolerances to the bearings. Learned the hard way that painters like to prime and fill and add layers to make the paint job deep and glossy, which makes the pole diameter grow... which can lead to some stickiness. We painted boat our mast and sprit black after the clear coat started to go. Thought about white, but we were used to the black carbon look
  9. My newest project

    If you want an investment, buy land or company shares or leave the money in a bank (preferably not an origami bank). Boats are not an investment; they are about pleasure. They all lose capital value, and instead of paying cash dividends they have significant running costs. Even Dylan Winter's 1ksb loses value and requires upkeep. That boat has cost its owner a lot of cash. Like any boat, the return was always going to be in poetry rather than prose ... but that looks to me like fine poetry. I completely agree. I was just responding the OP which indicated surprise that it hadn't sold for the price. Like I said before, you see it with houses, classic cars, boats and more. People put money in on an emotional basis and then when they try to sell. they seem to believe that they should recoup a much higher percent of their investment than the actual market will bear. There is a house around the corner from me where a lady from California paid $1.2mm and estimates are that she put another half a million to make it to her tastes (way over improved). Then she decided she missed her friends and family back in Cali, never moved in and is trying to sell. She started at $1.7mm, which the broker told her was a pipe dream for a 100 year 3 bedroom Tudor. A year later, the house is still sitting empty and the price is down to $1.4mm. There's nothing wrong with spending money on your dream, it's just foolish to expect to get much,if any of your money back. The boat is the floating version of that house. Eventually someone will buy it for cents on the dollar compared to what was invested and have a very nice boat. BTW, Rives runs and owns part of the yard... maintenance on Carina is probably a bit different than for the rest of us.
  10. My newest project

    James McCurdy had a really good eye. Always liked his designs, How can that boat possibly be selling for that low price???? this is a same story over and over. Someone buys a boat because they love the lines, etc. They get sucked into spending an incredible sum of money that they will be lucky to get 10 cents on the dollar back. If I recall correctly, he started asking $350k or more and I'm sure he has even more into that. At the end of the day you still have an old aluminum boat that is going to be a bit of a maintenance beast. A good friend of mine looked at this boat when it was up on the north shore of Mass, then named Stewball IIRC, and was considering a much lower budget refit and he walked away. I think the SC 52 carbon rig is a bit of an issue, really too much for the boat. And let's be clear, so far that boat hasn't sold for that price, so it is likely going lower. I'd guess $125k. It's a lovely boat, but it's real value never justified the money that went into on a purely economic basis.
  11. Bob - isn't Betts shop full of Oracle guys who learned and advanced how to user carbon fiber on Dogzilla and are now using that knowledge and skill on the carbon cutters?
  12. Express 37 Rudder Removal

    Please be sure to support the hull around the lower bearing and the deck around the upper bearing before you continue to beat the shit out of it... all that force is going somewhere....
  13. Be careful not to be too exuberant when you brace underneath. The skin can flex and distort if you put too much pressure on it.
  14. Alcatraz

    Nice. Looking forward to seeing pics.
  15. Chain stoppers - does anyone have one? Find useful?

    I do find that they are fairly common. As has been pointed out, they are important for two purposes . 1) safely securing the anchor while underway. It's not the only way to do this, but they are quick and effective for this purpose 2) to prevent high loading on the windlass when setting or breaking the anchor free. Everything I have seen and read says that you should not put excessive load on the windlass and a good chain stopper provides an easy way of having a readily available and easy strong point to take the load off the windlass. 'Cause if it's not easy, it won't get used. Personally, I don't like setting the anchor on a snubber due to the rubber band effect, so we set the anchor with the chain stopper and once satisfied that it is properly set, we put the snubber on and let out another 10-20 ft.