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In Topic: J-24, Merit 25, Capri 25, what's fastest?

20 May 2016 - 10:58 AM

The Capri will crush the other 2 in light air, sailed properly.  As soon as it's over say 8-10 knots true, the J will lead until things start to really heat up.  Then its the Merit.


IF there is any wave action at all, the Capri will be dead last.


Or you can buy an S2 7.9 and crush them all (same rating).


Oh and you run your halyards back to the cockpit, so no reason to go forward, except to change headsails, which you should do often on the Capri 25 (masthead).

In Topic: Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

05 May 2016 - 02:25 PM

Holy crap I can't believe this dumas went BACK OUT! this thread grew to epic proportions, and I figured it was the endless speculators about his next trip, I had NO idea the guy got out again, and made landfall again.  You KNOW it's a matter of days before he sets out again.  Nobody is keeping this guy down.


I'll chip into the fund to track him!  Who is setting it up?

In Topic: Bad Boat Names

22 April 2016 - 01:34 PM

Oh, prior boat (when purchased) was "Happy Flapper."  Yeah trailer hadn't even left an impression on the front lawn before THAT was sanded off.

In Topic: Bad Boat Names

22 April 2016 - 01:22 PM

"Odyssey" - for cripes sake, the boat was not named Odyssey.

In Topic: S2 7.9 Questions

15 April 2016 - 04:59 PM

Just removed rope clutches from the roof of my 7.9... an owner bedded it with house grade silicone.  Somehow the core was STILL dry there. 

I overdrilled the holes (noting the nice yellow balsa sawdust as I drilled), then overfilled with resin... and will be gelcoating up to match... but those clutches were there at LEAST 10 years (boat sat for 8 before I bought it), that could have toasted the roof.  Now I'm highly suspect of the rope clutches on the starboard side.


So I'm just saying Crash is right.  Sure the builders might have not built the boats to stay dry 30+ years on their own, but then owners didn't exactly help the situation. 


The one core problem I had, was the boat sitting outside in MI in such a way for water to stand on the cockpit seat... freeze and thaw cycles created spider cracks in the gelcoat, that eventually allowed water to work its way to the core.  Can't blame the manufacturer for that one either.


I wouldn't want to do a recore on a whole deck, but spot repairs I'd be OK with.