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In Topic: Aground

06 January 2016 - 04:02 PM


Pretty Boat,
No. 6. So I take it you have never run aground?

Depends. Have I ever grounded a boat without knowing that it was a possibility? No, not really. Have I ever dragged a keel through the mud? Sure. Most commonly getting in or out of a slip and perhaps touched mud or sand by getting a wee bit close coming into a mark or trying to cut out some distance sailed. Even touched a time or two when gunkholing. That said, never full stop, hit a brick kind of grounding. When charged with navigation duties, I tend to avoid going where the water gets skinnier than draft of boat plus 10 foot margin. There really is no excuse for not knowing where you are.


Sounds like running aground to me...

In Topic: Yet another rules questions!!!

16 November 2015 - 04:21 PM

Sheep stations?

In Topic: Mainsheet Loading

05 November 2015 - 11:21 PM

A data point for comparison:


On the J/29 (40' luff, 12'boom) we used a 6:1 sheet with cam cleat on a fiddle block.  

At times there was a 3:1 fine tune on it as well, depending on the trimmer.


This was with mid-boom sheeting.

In Topic: YouTube vid: Single handed NZ to Fiji

23 October 2015 - 06:13 PM


Many thanks for making my design look good. Glad you enjoyed your trip.I love the video and the underwater shots. It's truly humbling to have been a small part of your adventure.

Thanks again.


Jeez, Bob, do you always have to be so nice?


[just kidding]

In Topic: Looking for boatyard recommendation in San Diego for bottom paint

15 October 2015 - 03:11 PM


Maybe not worth it for an F-24, but we had the bottom done at Baja Naval in Ensenada.  Great work, and about a third the cost of doing it at home.


If you don't mind me asking...  How long ago?  What price per foot?



Off-line for a while.


Was in 2012, worked out to about $30 per foot.  Included 220 wet-sanding and buff and wax on the topsides.  Separately, I brought the paint myself.


Bob - I did most of it by phone, and had good luck.  Left the boat there Monday after Ensenada race, picked it up Friday in time to overnight to San Diego for Yachting Cup.  Saturday's racing was a long day.