Bull City

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  1. Bull City

    Have Torqueedo Outboards Come of Age Yet

    It is billed as a 3 HP. I don't agree. So far it's working well for me, and I'm very happy with electric vs. gasoline power. If I wanted to spend big bucks, I would get the bigger OB model and battery bank. That's what they have on the Tartan Fantail (a 26-footer).
  2. A friend forwarded this to me. Looks like a worthwhile reason to go to "Bah-stin." https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/herreshoff
  3. That is an awfully congested bow. Looks like he used a bowline, which is right for securing to a "reversed horns" or "inward horned" cleat which are recommended for tight spaces (And you thought it was a chock!).
  4. Bull City

    Have Torqueedo Outboards Come of Age Yet

    The cross-threading will cause an error. I got the error once, and it was easy to reset. The connection is not that hard to get right, you just have to be careful. The other cable, from the tiller to the battery is easy to connect. I also recall getting an error when I was making a tight turn at full throttle. I think there's some discussion of that in this topic. As I recall it had something to do with the fact that my 1003 is on the transom with the swivel or pivot locked since I steer with the boat's tiller.
  5. Bull City

    Have Torqueedo Outboards Come of Age Yet

    I have had no problems with the Travel 1003. The only issue is a small one: connecting the motor cable to the battery. You have to align the fittings just right, and then turn threaded collar. The connection could be better from a design standpoint. Dylan may have a comment. I am using it on a 3200 lb. keel boat, on an inland lake. Speed-wise, it's not quite as fast as the Honda. I have the 500Wh battery that it came with, and a 900Wh. No range issues so far. I have the remote throttle, since my boat has a long after deck. I stow the batteries and motor below when at the dock. I got a 3-blade propellor from Torqeedo and I think it's better - just a feeling.
  6. Bull City

    Searching For The Right Boat

    Yes, yes, yes. Our first "cruiser" was an 18' Alberg Typhoon. In our twenties, we "cruised" Biscayne Bay and the upper Keys. After a 25 year hiatus, my girlfriend is a reluctant sailor but a great deck ape, who also knows how to make an overnight on a small, skinny 27-footer a success. God bless her!
  7. Norse, no doubt you are referring to the practice of your sea-going ancestors, the Vikings, who, after a cow & bull raid on peaceful herders in England and Ireland, would nail the animal's heads to their floating dock (the floats being made of inflated animal intestines and bladders) and would secure their dock lines to the horns. I was not able to find a photo of this practice.
  8. DDW, are you developing some new products? Without cutting us in?
  9. Bull City

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Is it really aluminum?
  10. Bull City

    1976 Dufour 24 - Anyone know about this boat

    Whoa! Too bad about the Dufour. Chrysler makes shitty cars and made shitty boats. Wheel on 27' is well, kind of pretentious. It looks tubby. Don't do it. Runaway! You'll thank me.
  11. Bull City

    Searching For The Right Boat

    Avoid high ultra-violet, warm water areas. Concentrate on New England.
  12. Uhmm... that is what they were designed for. Bull rails, not so much.
  13. Bull City

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Yes. I want to pay $5,000 for some "amas" that some unknown kook built, but I can rest assured in the secure knowledge that I will have "some Sitka stringers." How should I make out the check?
  14. Bull City

    Show your boat not sailing

    Nebe, winter is coming for fuck's sake. We need history, lots of pics, come on. New thread!!!
  15. I think you're right! It's in Canada after all.
  16. I neglected to provide the caption to this photo: "Pope John Paul II waves to the crowd assembled on the edge of the Rideau Canal from his Papal barge in Ottawa, Canada, Sept 19, 1984. (AP Photo/Gianni Foggia)"
  17. Another earlier Papal Barge. Note Papal Line Handlers in lower left corner, but, alas, no Papal Bull Rail. Judging from the man amidships, leading the oarsmen, I don't think they are Catholic oarsmen. Probably Protestants.
  18. Papal Bull Rail (not shown) for securing the Papal Barge
  19. Bull City

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    It was this photo that stimulated my olfactory organ.
  20. Bull City

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Very good photos of the interior. I can almost smell the mildew and must.
  21. Bull City

    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Good luck, Bobby. Wish you a full recovery. - Bobby
  22. Bull City

    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Hmmm... sounds like a bunch of old farts talking about their maladies. I feel right at home!
  23. Bull City

    S&S Design 2096 rebuild

    The new paint and toe rails are just beautiful. Well done!
  24. Bull City

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Is this Atkins the boat designer or Atkins the diet expert?