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In Topic: Annapolis Boat Show

11 October 2016 - 04:59 PM

I scored some new foulies.  Sunday the forecast was calling for gusts of 48, which is a bit too much for my 23' modest yacht.  I had to pay for an extra day and sail the boat home yesterday. 


Great show. I liked the aluminum monon hulls.  The owner was hanging out on one of them with a slide show from his Greenland trip.  Really neat to talk to.

I agree the Allures were impressive boats. The production boats were all pretty much identical.  The electric winches in front of the wheel would make traditional winches almost impossible to operate.  I would seriously consider the Allures 399 for cruising. 

In Topic: New low lat. Caribbean Hurricane - paging Mark !

04 October 2016 - 01:36 PM

Forecast for my house in New Bern on Saturday, probably a bit underdone as it is still a long way out.  Time to start getting ready.

In Topic: Annapolis Boat Show

12 September 2016 - 06:44 PM

I am. I'll be there with my daughter for her Fall Break.  We'll be there for Saturday only, quick trip. 

Darn, we are heading up there Sunday after the San Juan Eastern Nationals - I know you have one for sale - JP has it in her mind she wants to get a ginormous catamaran and go distance cruising.

In Topic: Schock 35 vs J35

08 September 2016 - 05:32 PM

Best one ever on that boat, they lost a halyard and sent someone up the mast to get the halyard, while he was up there they ran aground.  No problem mon, start the motor.  The end of the halyard for the guy up the mast had fallen overboard and wrapped around the prop, so he couldn't get down and they had to send someone overboard to unwrap the prop.


Owner now has a boat yard and is doing a great job with it.  

In Topic: Schock 35 vs J35

07 September 2016 - 02:32 PM

Back in college I crewed on a highly modified Schock 35 that had a extended fin bulb keel and a taller carbon mast.  Boat was stiff as a steel I-beam but it still lost on corrected (and sometimes on time) to the local J35 that was so waterlogged that the headsail fairleads would pull the deck up a few inches when fully trimmed going upwind.

I raced on and against that boat, it wasn't the boats fault most of the time.