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  1. Have Torqueedo Outboards Come of Age Yet

    I don’t understand how you are going to charge those big batteries Dylan. There is no way to keep them charged up in a cold climate with solar. Other options are plug in or a generator..... I would happily kick in to your fund if you need help to rebuild or remotor, and maybe we could maybe find some old retired geezer who knows how to fix things to help out ... You are a national treasure after all, we all benefit from your travels, and would like to see you come home safely.
  2. Coolboats to admire

    Hetiaros, 66.7m long. (around 200’) https://www.balticyachts.fi/yachts/baltic-197-hetairos/
  3. Coolboats to admire

    Just dropped in to our bay
  4. Coolboats to admire

    So planked boats are like redheads?
  5. Have Torqueedo Outboards Come of Age Yet

    I think it is more a motor boat than a sail boat, wouldn’t want to try to sail my way out of trouble. I like it, good for cold areas like here or Scotland...
  6. Have Torqueedo Outboards Come of Age Yet

    The ones I saw for sale mostly have old Volvo’s in them, those old models are regularly advertised for give away prices as people re engine. if it’s an early pre2000 series engine, they run forever...
  7. Have Torqueedo Outboards Come of Age Yet

    A Fisher 25 would displace 5 tons in cruising trim, so 15 to 20 hp minimum http://www.southerly.com/yachts/fisher/25/
  8. Cruising a two tonner

    Weyalan, I hadn’t considered the runners. My current 36 footer was designed by Joe Adams as a masthead cutter, I have runners but they are only needed to brace the inner forestay, so are only used when flying a staysail and pretty optional as far as mast integrity goes. IIRC that isn’t the case with most two ton runners, they have to be used most of the time, a real PITA in a short handed boat. I like your solution of a smaller main, makes sense. Some friends, a couple who cruised the East Coast in an Adams 13 said they usually cruised with at last one reef, and we usually do the same on our 36 footer.
  9. Have Torqueedo Outboards Come of Age Yet

    Rebuild the engine, it’s fun ...
  10. Cruising a two tonner

    JBE, are you suggesting a Solent stay rather than an inner forestay?
  11. Cruising a two tonner

    Was looking at a nice two tonner on Bob’s Facebook page, Irish Rose. There are plenty of old two tonners around here, well fitted out as cruiser racers in their time, but the prevailing wisdom is the fore triangle is too big for a couple. Looking at the Rose, I was wondering if it was possible to break the sail area up. The main is not a big issue, IOR mains are usually on the small size. Options would be a cutter rig, a three quarter rig, a 100%ish jib, maybe a self tracker or a jib boom. Electric jib winches would help as well. Anyone out there with any ideas or experience?
  12. Have Torqueedo Outboards Come of Age Yet

    There are oars and there are oars...
  13. X 24 class is a simplified J 24

    Then you need to put it all and more in a bulb at the bottom of the keel...
  14. I got divorced today.

    We just passed 45 years, beginners luck I guess..