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In Topic: Facnor Mainsail Furler

09 February 2016 - 12:47 PM

What kind of boat??


You will likely have to give up any shape you have in the main. Of course no battens and quite a bit of weight aloft.

Given your circumstances I think a powered winch and a stack pack system might  be a better choice but I can see how you have to find a solution to this problem.

In Topic: Small Boat, Large Headroom

06 February 2016 - 10:39 PM

Take a look at any of Bob Perry's boats...Bob is at least 6-3 so his designs are tall sympathetic. Our Mirage 33 has at least 3-4 inches above my head and I'm almost 6-1.

In Topic: extremely evil Great Lake wave

01 January 2016 - 09:32 PM

That just has to be Superior...cold and hateful, even in July.


(that is even a bit spooky)

In Topic: 6 months sabbatical - How to find a boat?

01 January 2016 - 05:16 PM

Jill and I have been 12 years sailing, cruising and racing on an inland lake known for nasty weather...and I wouldn't even consider biting off what you are considering without putting us through at least 2 years of hard work off shore.


Sailing isn't hard as long as things are going well...when thing go to hell, sailing is VERY hard.


This is a very bad idea.

In Topic: 2hp outboards

31 December 2015 - 02:56 PM


I must be the only person who finds his little 4 stroke very very reliable...fresh water environment maybe??


I don't think that has a lot to do with it. How you care and service it and probably most importantly what you feed it come into play. Do you have 10% ethanol fuel?







Yes, but if you buy Premium gasoline it has no ethanol. The word has been out for sometime here that all small engines get premium fuel...I am guessing in the US & UK all grades have ethanol??