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About frozenhawaiian

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  • Birthday 07/03/1989

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    Portland, Maine
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    go sailing, don't die.

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  1. the stysail on a boom (traditionally called a club) has been commonplace for over 200 years, this really isn't new or different at all, and damn near any traditional boat you find will have a club footed staysail. you're just late to the party. my staysail is on a club and it works great.
  2. yes you're going to be higher up with a CC boat but also farther forward, perhaps Bob Perry can chime in here from a more technical/ design perspective but in my experience doing a ton of deliveries over the years has been that there seem to be a point of diminishing returns for the "high and dryer" center cockpit about at around 35-36 feet because while you're higher you're also further forward and hence closer to where the spray is usually coming from at the bow. on a bigger boat the CC makes more sense I think. and yes you'll have a bigger aft cabin which will make the wife happy. all
  3. we're happy with it. it has it's downsides, it basically eats up all of our rail space on the pushpit
  4. sigh I read that article the other day. up to 20 named storms, as many as 10 hurricanes, 3-5 major ones. gonna be a rowdy season.
  5. mine are rail mounted. on brackets that hinge down when needed, the easiest is to hinge them down outboard but they can be hinged inboard as well. perhaps not the most beautiful mounting but it's functional and convenient and works well for us. between a 600 watt solar array and a wind gen on the mizzen and being judicious about our power usage we're never wanting for power.
  6. noticed that, guess we'll see how it goes.
  7. if you only need it for a short period renting the unit and a short term plan might be the way to go. we rented an iridium GO through ocens a few years ago and we were happy with both the unit and the service. this thread is super relevant for me, at the moment I'm looking at buying either an iridium Go or an inReach, trying to find out more about the ability to download marine weather forecasts on the inReach. I do have to say I'm not thrilled that voice calls aren't possible with the inReach. inReach is cheaper and easier to use for sure. decisions...
  8. jesus, this thing is going to be a monster. setting aside foiling boats the only mono I can think of that MIGHT be faster is comanche. strip out the interior I'd be willing to be this is faster than comanche. if someone had come to me when comanche was launched and asked who I thought would build the boat upstage comanche, swan is not who i would have guessed.
  9. RC is both a thankless and pain in the ass job. if them fucking up was a one off thing then yeah the commodore needs to get his panties out of twist. if it's an ongoing problem sometimes people need to get called out and the RC chair needs to do his job and make sure people are trained.
  10. can't speak to them as livaboards but I sailed on one a ton here in hawaii and I can tell you they're not afraid of a breeze or a nasty sea.
  11. I love teak decks. but only on other peoples boats.
  12. Tony Theriault did a survey for me 2 years ago and he was excellent. also a really nice guy. I can also vouch for nick patey as well. I know him well, he's a good surveyor and also an excellent systems tech and laminates guy. he did a repower and a rewire for me on my Hinckley 38 and his work was excellent.
  13. fair enough but also the new crew still has ample time to train before the race. I was more referring to the comments that the boat will end up broken.
  14. my question as well, what changed?
  15. I'm a big fan of the 2 part epifanes. it was designed to be rolled (no need to tip) I used it on my hinckley 38 and it came out looking great. yes nothing shines like awlgrip but the fact of the matter is that despite what the awlgrip marketing says it's really tricky to get a roll and tip awlgrip paintjob to come out looking right.
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