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In Topic: Catalina or Hunter?

Yesterday, 11:41 PM

Tartan 37 is a nice K/CB. I think the 34 is too, not sure.

In Topic: Intro: S/V Satori, Westsail 32

19 September 2014 - 12:41 PM

Just FYI - you cannot use a folding prop on a W32, it would hit the rudder when it folded. You need a feathering prop like a MaxProp. It isn't cheap, but it is the single biggest drag reduction item on that boat. I wonder if the rudder is a proper foil or just a slab of fiberglass? There may be something to be gained there too.

In Topic: Intro: S/V Satori, Westsail 32

18 September 2014 - 09:54 PM

I see some flaws in your plan.

First off, being a n00b, you did not include naked breasts in your first post. You will be cursed by derision and bad advice until such are provided.

That out of the way, what you are doing is like turbocharging a Mercedes 240D, i.e. taking something really slow and making it slightly less slow for a fair amount of money. I would be the last one to discourage experiments and fun with boats, but anything major like a new mast is likely to be big $$$ for small gain. The most obvious things are a big asym for light air off the wind and a feathering prop.

BTW - Is this the Perfect Storm boat?

In Topic: December Sailing in Dublin

18 September 2014 - 04:21 PM

Is he going to Dublin forever or just for December?

If it is just for a few weeks I would likely skip sailing, but then again I was cold and wet sailing in Scotland in August so maybe it doesn't make any difference :rolleyes:

In Topic: Tampa to Tortugas - No night sailing.

18 September 2014 - 12:39 PM

I used the "Amish buggy driver" metaphor to calm down a terrified passenger once. I explained to her that while heeling over seemed very scary and dangerous, so did going 60 MPH in a car to an Amish horse and buggy driver. The issue was in both cases the person was not used to how the vehicle normally operated ;)