• 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 brishear

  • Rank

Profile Information

  • Location
  1. Aaaand for the win for me. Keep in mind I don't have a lot of know-how on the building side…would it be possible to have something made like this with an overhung stern?
  2. GB 60 v 66

    An oversimplified explanation would be this: Do you want to live on you boat full time, spending a good amount of that time on routine maintenance and dealing with fixing breakages? Or do you want to show up to a boat clean and sparkly, provisioned, and already in the area you want to cruise? Many people don't want to spend what time they have on the boat dealing with issues from broken alternator brackets to clogged black water systems. Also, a significant part of my time is spent on the computer coordinating contractors, shipping orders, warranty items, on and on. There is a lot of "behind the scenes" going on. Rob, your crew is awesome! Jammy I believe we saw you in Block this summer? Good luck with the haul out!
  3. GB 60 v 66

    IMHO your personal preference will come into play far more than the podium finishes if your main goal is cruising. Every line has interesting features that may appeal to you. I loved the layouts and cruising benefits of the 66's, and the 60's have an interesting use of space and a futuristic look. I haven't had any experience on the 62's, but there are some seriously sexy ones out there killing it on the race course. Make a list of what's really important to you and how you plan on using the boat - family cruising, racing, kids on board, crewed vs. owner-operated, locally based vs. world cruising, etc. This will help you narrow down where you are going. Another thing mentioned above to consider is what kind of refits each of these boats have gone through. They each have their own definite personalities. Soma is extremely knowledgable about all things Gunboat, and there are others here as well with an in-depth knowledge of catamarans available in today's market. One thing I do advise, if you go over 55 (and even at that size) you should seriously consider a professional crew to deal with the down and dirty of running a boat of this size and complexity. Good luck!
  4. black cloud

    "My patronus is a quarter-tonner"
  5. HH 6601 sea trials footage

    Where's THAT footage?
  6. HH just splashed hull#1 of the new 66 line.
  7. Gunboat 66 – the ultimate fast cruiser?

    A couple of points… The 66's have interior engine compartments, ours are down the forward companionways to the cabins in their own section; There are no interior led lines; The aft walk throughs on our aft deck have doors that swing shut to close out the worst of a following sea, and some of the others only have one walk through; We are a professional couple running a 66.

    As the current captain on Flash (ex Panthera), I can say unequivocally that you are full of shit. The previous owner of Panthera, who worked with Chris, has nothing but good things to say about him. Because you don't seem like the sharpest tool in the shed, the word "unequivocally" means with certainty, which is the opposite of bullshit mudslinging, dumbass.
  9. Non B&G sensor to B&G plotter

    I purchased and installed the baroplug into my NMEA backbone. So far so good.
  10. Non B&G sensor to B&G plotter

    Thanks that baroplug looks ideal.
  11. Non B&G sensor to B&G plotter

    Has anyone hooked up a cheaper sensor to a B&G plotter (NMEA backbone)? The B&G sensor is around $700, and I am debating just adding a cheap barometer to my nav station instead.
  12. VO65 boats - what happens to them now?

    Brunel is signed up for the ARC. I think they have pay to play guests.

    I sailed on a Shipman 72 that had emergency vang release foot buttons, made a flying leap for those once or twice. Nice way to dump some power in an emergency!