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In Topic: My newest project

Yesterday, 12:33 AM

What beautiful workmanship. It must be a joy to work with a yard like that.

In Topic: Vacuum Pump

23 June 2016 - 02:04 PM

Found one of these for $100.  Works very well.



In Topic: Transitioning from racing to cruising/low key racing

23 June 2016 - 11:01 AM

My client has a Tartan 37. I have sailed it. I think you can do better in terms of performance with an Express.

That is,,,,,,,unless you want a ride in the WAY BACK machine.
Come on kiddies let me take you to a world called the IOR world. Hang onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

The express rates a minute a mile faster, it's going to be a quicker ride then a tartan 37. The express rates the same as the j35, shock 35, c&c 41, Thomas 35. Of the group mentioned it was a more finicky boat to race well. The J or the shock were the easiest to sail well consistently.

In Topic: Transitioning from racing to cruising/low key racing

23 June 2016 - 10:49 AM

Not sure of prices in the USA, but I would consider the first 310 by Beneteau. It is the same hull as the first figaro I but boat was tamed down for cruising. Hence it is very seaworthy and fast for a cruising boat.

How well does this set up do upwind. Criteria is split between speed/comfort/ease...? Also, on a cruiser...continually hammering on leeward rudder in a twin rudder set up...I dunno...I'd rather have one big rudder.

Not that well, we raced against one two weeks ago on a tartan 33r with Chinese cruising sails. It was quickly left behind.

In Topic: boat recommendation for single-handing / sf bay / offshore approx 50k

22 June 2016 - 08:01 PM


some recently that i've been considering are the yankee 30 and the ericson 32-3.  I think my preferred size is in the ballpark of 30-34 ft, approx 10-12,000 displacement.

As the current caretaker of an Ericson 32-III, I'm a big fan. I think it's a great choice. 32.5 LOA, 6' draft, 9800 pounds empty, sails well, comfortable, and I've found it quite easy to single-hand when set up appropriately.

Prior owner sailed her to Kauai and back, has moved up to an Ericson 38 but still refers to the 32-III as "the best all-around boat I ever owned".


Ha! I was going to post that video and here you went and beat me to it.  But since you bought the boat it should be you who posts the video!