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  1. JPD

    Frers 30

    I would think a good boat for light air.
  2. JPD

    Frers 30

    Knew the owner of 'The Dance' many years ago, a beautiful dark Blue 30. He was a Naval Academy grad and not the average sailor. Last time I saw him he was being interviewed and was a Rear Admiral- Pacific Fleet. I remember him flying around the course like under power one day in a light air/no air race. He cleaned up with that 30.
  3. A friend bought a 28.5 to race when the boat was first introduced, and was beaten up weekly by a person 26, a P 30 and various Catalinas. He was a decent sailor. He threw new sails at it, a stern scoop to add water line (nobody pushed for a rating review ), but eventually gave up and bought another boat.
  4. My 73 Ranger 33 taken last fall finishing a race. Solid glass hull. Your right about the moisture. If the inevitable leaks were ignored, the deck will be a nightmare.
  5. My wife brought an inflatable dingy home. Bought a 16ft sailboat the following week. No idea how to sail but thought it would be fun...That was 1979 and still sailing.
  6. I have several but this was the best. 80's something I signed up for a 200 miler on a Peterson 34. I didn't know the owner well and had just begun sailing. Forecast was for possible remnants of a tropical storm hitting the fleet. Decent start in NY harbor at 2 pm with winds of about 15. Its one long reach to the first mark about 100 miles away on the ocean, at the tip of Long Island. About 10 pm I'm down below and I hear the skipper yelling that were nearing a mark ....and "gentlemen we are flying". Not a mathematician but i knew we weren't doing 12 kts. Skipper tacks, against all adv
  7. I went for the fuller at 66 on a 33 footer with a masthead rig. Its great provided it doesn't jamb. I solo about 70% of the time. Lazy jacks for the main make life easier but i dislike them, and now that my main is a few years old, I don't use them. My dock mate has a Sabre 45. He sails with his wife.....which he says is like sailing solo...hes got the stack pack and loves it, in contrast to lazy jacks.
  8. We loved our 23 - last one built #739. We liked the boat so much we moved up to the 33 we've had 30 + years.
  9. JPD

    C&C 115

    Two well sailed 115's in this area clean up under PHRF. One developed a crack at the top of the carbon mast, discovered by chance. The extrusion had to be replaced.
  10. JPD

    Another reef

    I rarely see more than 25 true, and have one deep reef. I had an older main with two reefs but never used the second reef so didn't have a main built with two again. We reduce head sail often and that usually does it on our 33 ft boat. At times, when feeling lazy, in 20 ++ I sail jib only depending on the point of sail etc.
  11. I bought a 3di sail 2 years ago for a 33 ft boat thats raced on occasion. The sail weighed a ton and not a good shape out of the box..... putting it mildly.....could not be flattened. The sailmaker was on the boat a few times and Its been tweaked twice. The shape is far better and its 'fast' for what it is. Despite the issues, and trying to separate this stuff out, I have the impression its a very durable sail. We'll see. I paid less than half of what you quoted for a similarly sized boat.
  12. Thats a steep price for a mainsail. My thought exactly
  13. I own the R33...never had a problem with the Ericsson 35 2
  14. Raced against a couple of 35s through the years in a Ranger 33. Always interesting.
  15. Rudders are complicated. Forget taking one from another boat and using as a bolt -in for an easy fix. Things like, rudder bearings, quadrant gear geometry, bolt patterns, wall diameter etc etc can suddenly become big issues. I agree with other comments above. Reduce sail and do what you can to keep the boat flat.
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