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In Topic: J boat advice

Yesterday, 04:01 PM

Typically, yes.

In Topic: Rudder Drive??? Really?

24 October 2016 - 10:46 PM

It's all compromise right? Needs to be deep enough not to cavitation, yet the deeper you go, the greater the torque on the rudder shaft and the bigger the forces exerted on the rudder bearings and surrounding structures...

In Topic: New Kids on the Block

22 October 2016 - 03:48 AM

if you're into hookers n' blow, then I guess that's a good thing... :D


If you're into teaching your kids to sail, maybe drinking kool aid is the right answer :rolleyes:

In Topic: New Kids on the Block

21 October 2016 - 04:59 PM

I'm not saying the Far East is a great boat. As with most things that come out of China the quality and durability of the item is immediately in question and absolutely subject to doubt. The Chinese really need to work on that.


That said, I'm going to stick to my position that for $130,000 the J 88 was lacking. We just rolled our eyes looked at each other and said "are you flocking kidding me?" but to be fair most new boats these days do seem to be costly.


Finally, value has nothing to do with displacement. A heavier boat that might last longer does not mean it is a good buy. (and neither does a cheaper boat)


Between the two? I would take that at FE28R

Wasn't trying to say that displacement means a boat is a better value.  Was trying to say more materials (more displacement means there is more material used to build - interior fit out, IB diesel, etc) equals higher cost assuming equal level of tech in the build...


I was also trying to say for some people there is value in capability to overnight/weekend/sleep the crew.  Therefore they might be willing to pay additional to get that capability.  


Completely understand why you would take the FE...wasn't trying to say its not the better boat for you...

In Topic: Rudder Drive??? Really?

21 October 2016 - 01:39 PM

So the piece in PBO says developed jointly by Jefa and Torqueedo...with Jefa involved, you'd have to think they've got the handle on the rudder bearing load issues...I agree with Kent H. Great idea for a great sailing day sailor, weekender (like an Alerion 28)...but on a boat like the Hanse 315, which is all about interior volume, and is not likely bought by folks that sail 98% of the time, I think the lack of range will be an issue too...