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Everything posted by Coquina012

  1. totally agree. Some boats look bad and need little. Others look good and cannot be brought back from the grave.
  2. The crazy cheap stingy route? I have bought a dozen boats in the $500-$1000 range. And some of them worked.
  3. This one does. Thanks for remarks. I think they are popular in Europe--only based on reading right now. New one for $800 with nice trailer. I think she needs a sunfish or laser, but not getting any gratitude for suggestions.
  4. Any experience with these--clarification--not the trapeze. Experience with the Flying Tern?
  5. Would a Flying Tern be too hot for the above purposes? That looks like a trapeze boat to me...Any experience with those?
  6. Thanks for replies, All. No go. Junk boat. We will continue our search, which is lots of fun.
  7. It's a bit far. 4 hours roundtrip. Boat is free--price is $500 for almost new trailer. HMMM>>>
  8. My wife is looking for a planing dinghy which can be used this summer on her own--either by herself or with two small children. This is warm water sailing, and she will pick and choose winds. She will probably go out between 5 and 10s, and would not go out over 12 or so. On our Flying Dutchman and Wayfarer, she tends to crew rather than helm, and she wants to teach herself to handle the tiller. When we switch, I tend to coach and she starts to complain about being told what to do. Her requirement is that she can step the mast and rig either alone or with minimal help from an 11 year
  9. THAT's what I am talking about. I want to find out about the guy who has sailed a Moth out and back. I am taking time off from my usual past-time of looking at naughty things on the internet (I mean motorcycles) for this.
  10. No myth and legend? huh. https://www.riverdavesplace.com/forums/threads/whats-the-smallest-boat-youve-taken-to-catalina.47792/
  11. The other day I was sitting around thinking up stuff, which is always dangerous, and it occurred to me that SURELY, someone has sailed some small dinghy type boats out to Catalina and back. I am aware that people do it on catamarans, some as small as 16s, and plenty of smallish keelboats, like Cal20s. I am talking about Dutchmans (the plural of a Flying Dutchman), Coronado 15s, Lightnings, O'Days, etc. I then spent two or three days on the internet "researching" and learned that (1) fisherman with motors do it all the time, and the grey aluminum 14s and 15s are not uncommon, and (2) someone
  12. rcbrds, thanks for that article. It is your opinion that the boat in the article is the FL boat? We have a Bob Hoare that is grounded at the moment in the backed up line for repairs and projects with my boats--I am going to glass and carbon fiber in and out. We live in the Sierra Foothills but I have a place in TN that needs (another) boat for use down in New Bern...I wish I had a week off. As we all do.
  13. That Force 5 is free and the new sail is what you are paying for. I have always liked the look of those. I have never sailed one. Seems like that would be a good boat to put in a truck when you don't have the time or inclination to deal with a trailer...Here in NorCal trailers are 55 mph max, and you must drive in the rightmost lane, which means that every damn exit and entrance will back you up. So there is a necessity for avoiding trailers when possible, though I presently have and use three. I sold a glass FD like the one in Boca Raton. It's a lot of work to put something back togethe
  14. Does it seem like the FD is wooden? I am nowhere near the boat so just curious. I suppose it could use gelcoat repair on a deck but seems contradictory.
  15. Yes, agreed, and this design (the CL 16, Wayferer copy) puts the PSI onto the inside of the CB case. This means the board constantly works it, until it loosens, or something gets damaged. If I did a real restore, I would change the way the CB hangs, or perhaps put in a different CB. I have at least three laying around, one of which is a 505 board. If I went to that trouble I would sell it and build an Oughtred Fulmar and not spend that much time on it. But I don't want to derail the OP's thread into a discussion of my boat. As they say, "it's all good." These are first world problems.
  16. thanks for the description and photos if you get to it. A distorted or loose CB axle gasket will cause water to pour in, as you mentioned. I generally do a light tighten every trip, if I remember it. We sail this boat more than our Flying Dutchman and our Coquina, because it planes, and it is mostly less trouble than either of our two wooden sailboats. When I first got the boat I didn't realize there was an additional drain on the hull, at the bottom of the CB case, which is reachable only through the ports in the CB trunk. So I filled the boat up for a while out of ignorance. That was m
  17. I have a cl 16 that will act waterlogged sometimes, and has a fracture on the top of the CB case that needs repair. I am more experienced on working on wooden boats than GRP, but this needs to get done. Any chance you could post some photos of your cockpit demolition, removal, and re-install? I know it's not rocket science--but my motto is, for every solution two problems. I have a backup on repairs going on right now and streamlining this one would be a big help to getting boats on the water as Spring moves in.
  18. damn, I sure would like to do that in my Wayfarer.
  19. Regarding the Cl14, I am told they are out of business now. I have a Cl16, the Wayfarer clone. Legend has it they were a licensed builder of wooden Wyfrs, and when the company was sold and the woodies phased out, they requested permission to keep building them using existing patterns. When no answer was received, they began building glass versions. I pieced this together from several websites describing their somewhat bastardized work product. I would not think ours would be competitive as racers. I think they are rugged, overbuilt, and the boat has been a real pleasure to own and sail
  20. If you go on the Woodenboat Forum and post, A question for the sail makers... or similar...Todd Bradshaw will likely appear, the author of the above book. He is a presence on the Forum and a wealth of knowledge. Do not bring a knife to a gun fight it you want to dispute his advice. He has helped many amateur sailmakers.
  21. He mentioned it was for a 22kg Yamaha--that certainly passes the test! I thought this was an interesting approach. Coming from building wooden boats, I would have put together something out of locust and ply, so this was a departure for the way that I might have approached the repair, given my status as a perpetual advanced beginner. I hope any comments will be respectful to the builder. Thanks to Ian Worrallo for the photos and the information.
  22. this might be better under the fixit/repairs section but on FB, on a Wayfarer group I belong to, a guy put up an interesting solution for a purpose built motor mount. He used pultruded grp box sections. On mine, I bought a cheap $50 motor mount and put a ply knee on the inside...this might be either a more elegant or a lighter way to go for certain craft. It looks to be more expensive; the OP apparently had some laying around from working on catamarans. Anyway, here is the website in the UK but I note many similar products here across the pond, as they say. Form his posts, I am concludin
  23. Tiempo is an amazing boat (your video posted). I forget the guy's name that built it but he is on the WoodenBoat Forum from time to time, goes by Mac. I don't know about the East Coast but on the Left Coast wooden windmills pop up from time to time for around $750 or so and they are planing hulls, which may or may not interest you. I can't speak to condition. If I were to build another skiff (I have built three, one without plans rack of eye) I would build an Arch Davis Laughing Gull. If you like skiffs, and I think they are highly under rated, your best bet might be a Lightning, Comet, o
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