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Everything posted by Sail4beer

  1. Good for you guys! I wanted to develop an 18’ electric launch back when we were just guys on the Yahoo electric motor group, but I was young and not very mathematically inclined. Can’t wait to take the survey and see what you guys(and girls) can do!
  2. Come on now, nobody would float test a boat. What is this, 1933 and we have to soak up the planks and see if the seams have taken up?. I’d feel like an ijit galoot if I built fiberglass boats and had to float test every one to make sure my crew didn’t miss anything.
  3. New boats and commisions always have a shakedown cruise to look for any problems. It is common practice. You found your problem, however, and the repair has been done properly and can now be used. It was a really simple problem. That said, Beneteau could have tried to get you to a repair yard in China long ago.
  4. Besides that a couple of grand bites into profit and that boat manufacturers don’t build with expiration dates, Beneteau may have shipped a boat with a problem, but Q has zero knowledge of boat repair and if the boat had been in Europe, it would have been an easy repair.
  5. Production boats are most often NOT constructed by people familiar with sailing or any marine environment. If the boat were still in France, your warranty may be valid and the company would hire an artisan like me to subcontract an easy repair based on the problem described. Delivered to China, the warranty is void by a couple thousand miles.
  6. I had a boat built in China and it had some damage including the stanchions. I was told that the company didn’t really know how to sell parts or offer a repair warranty. I understand that they are in a “new” industry. A bad Beneteau would be hard to repair in China unless you know someone who works in a boat building factory.
  7. Don’t know the exact problem that causes the water ingress, but hiring a private boat marine artisan, AKA repair guy like me for an option, could have saved you delay. Once a boat is sold, it is a headache for many dealers. An outside opinion is invaluable in the marine industry…that said, I’m glad your main problem is resolved.
  8. We have E Scows around here that are the fastest boats on the bay.
  9. I think he means that it is a Herreshoff design. I have a Cape Cod Gauntlet, built by Cape Cod Shipbuilding. The boat is a Herreshoff design. Herreshoff Manufacturing Company sold all their rights to CCS when they shuttered the business. I’m asked what it is and I answer “It’s a Herreshoff design built by Cape Cod. That’s the way the owner should describe that very nice B&G beauty.
  10. @pironiero Welcome back! I like the U berth forward, lots of room and one buoyant bow design!
  11. If they’re splining the bottom, I’d suspect the boat is at least 60’s era or earlier that’s been properly maintained but the seams have finally opened up a bit too far and splining fills the gap and allows for fairing… Maybe Santana can ask them or tell us what yard and I could call them…
  12. Why would you endanger an Anarchist? Are you as mad as douG?
  13. I’ll take either one, but I’m not coming back!
  14. Could be a Flatfish. Joel White’s take on the 20’ Hereshoff Fish class. Here’s a Flatfish and a Hereshoff Fish class
  15. boo boos are always way more expensive in the boat owner’s eyes and your $300,000 coverage for their $500 deductible cost for a possible several thousand dollar repair shouldn’t make you pay $$$$ for a policy. Bad wording, but you get the idea. Now get policy hunting!
  16. I’d caulk those seams! Looks like a Joel White 23’
  17. Oh yeah, and request quotes from several agencies. I use Geico through BOATUS, but their prices have risen. Allstate and Progressive might have better rates now. Gowry insurance is another to contact.
  18. Won’t cost much and covers your ass if your boat causes a boo boo to some rich guy’s boat. Probably $150-$250 for the year tops.
  19. I’m glad for our side that they didn’t agree to sell land to China or allow them to build a naval port.
  20. I never saw that boat on the TomsRiver, and I’m on it a lot. Too bad for the owner
  21. That took long enough !!! you made my day
  22. Mercury 8 long shaft would push that boat up a waterfall.
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