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In Topic: H-Boat Renovation Project

Yesterday, 04:45 AM

It must have been fun unwrapping a brand new boat.  For most of us of our first days of boat ownership involved trying to figure out how to get rid of all the left over junk and mold.

In Topic: Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

19 November 2015 - 04:42 PM

Take a look at the Rocna to make sure it fits your roller, they have a big shank with a bend in it.  On my boat the pin on the roller does not come close to fitting and there are clearence issues with other deck gear.  The mantus is similar but with a strait shank.  It is a held together with bolts so might be more storable, but having to put it together in an  ugent situation is not a great idea. 

In Topic: Anchor Geekdom

19 November 2015 - 04:05 PM

Great info, Steve. I plan to have my boat on the hard for some (extensive) glass work in the next 12 months or so and will happily lend you my 85# Mantus if you want to test it.

I am considereing a mantus so that would be great, have you had good luck with it?  I did notice that their recomended anchor is 10-15 lbs heavyer than the Rocna or Manson, but the mantus looks like it will fit my roller better.

In Topic: J112E

13 November 2015 - 07:31 PM

Based on the photos it looks to be a nice evolution to the 109.  A little more plumb bow, more light in the interior, more moderne looking cabinets.  The question always is is it different enough with so many 109s on the market used?  I understand a lot of J owners like to step up to new boats, but I always think of the racers doing this more than cruisers (in which case the 111 looks to be the way to go).  I have not seen any underwater profiles so there may be bigger changes in that regard.


The big wheel is still used, the stern looks a little too narrow for twin wheels, but the big single does get in the way of cruising activities.  In terms of performance sailing feel and keeping things simple the wheel makes sense, but a tiller would be a nice option.


It would also be nice for J to come up with a better saloon table, I looks the same as the 109 which is to say big and in the way.  There has to be a way to have a functional table that can be folded or otherwise minimized when not needed.  The house batt is still most likely in the table.

In Topic: Boats that I would buy

05 November 2015 - 01:42 AM

Staying in budget mode- new diesel, sails, rigging- $1500?





Although it looks promising you have to ask the same question that has come up on these threads before.  If it is so little effort to get the motor running, why didn't he do it?  A new 15 hp Yanmar is $5000 plus, sails perhaps another $2000, so this is either the deal of the year at $1500, or there his hidden badness lurking.