Yes it is! You've never heard of a make and break?
Stan Rogers - Make and Break Harbour (if you've never heard his voice give it a minute)
Similar device was used by fishing dories on the east coast of Canada. Just a trunk in the bottom with a U-joint at the front end. Easy to beach. They used 1 cylinder "make and break" diesels..
Similar system. Looks like the strut has a pivot point. The skeg in front isn't connected to the...
Because as a moral choice taking your baby on the ocean is no different than driving on a highway up a mountain pass in winter. Or taking them hiking in the backcountry in a kid carrier.
We rescue people in both situations when something goes wrong. One might be more dangerous - but if you...
When we were at St. Helena in 2016 we visited a Leopard 40 being delivered to the Caribbean. The delivery skipper and one of the crew had taken a 44 (46?) from S.Africa to Thailand the year previously. The big front flat window popped out half way across the Indian Ocean. Interior got really...
Yes really great quality. Very much at the top of the list at the time when I was involved.
I think so too. Hulls and amas in molds. But the crossbeam had exposed carbon on the underside which suggests it was built maybe in a 3 sided mold (top+sides). Raised saloon all looks to pieced together...
Showing up on a Friday afternoon with a case of beer just as the day is ending is also appreciated in some cultures.
Really hard to tell from low resolution Youtube videos but yeah that looks like a lot of lumpy carbon. Might be a mix of good and less good laminators. Some of the taping I saw...
In 2013 I hauled out and did my own work at the yard near the mouth of the Brisbane River, in the Hemmant area. They had a little travelift and a great big one for commercial vessels.
And in 2014 here in Mackay. Nobody cared about me replacing a cutless bearing or painting the bottom.
Yes he has a lathe aboard. But his favorite tool seems to be a table saw that he stands right in line with the blade so if any piece of metal ever kicks back it's going right into his gut.
~4 knots in well over 10 knots of wind is not very good for a 74' BST.
You'd think so but I don't think they are settled. New CFD tools etc mean newer prop designs are often better in one or more ways.
From a Yachting Magazine August 1959 which a colleague gave me:
From the web Michigan Wheel's site, 2023:
This is a very garden variety prop.
This is a...
I suspect the fundamental reason 95% of cruising boat rigs come down is a busted wire or a busted chainplate. Not something dramatically wrong with the boat that is very fundamental and requires a lot of thought. Replace your rigging wire from time to time. Pull and inspect...
Me: kids, here is some candy. Sit there and fetch tools as I need them.
Mom takes care of the baby.
Get the whisker or spinnaker pole and/or the boom, and start jury rigging. They probably have a staysail you can rig horizontally.
If I have 2 poles I'm going to make an A frame or lash them...
From: Christopher Dillard <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, Mar 24, 2023 at 8:26 AM
Subject: EMERGENCY - niniwahuni demasted
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I just got a text from Travis and shawna of...
Ha. I agree YOUR supervisor/inspector is your representative and should have your interests at heart and understand what you are trying to achieve.
But, for the builder - honestly what you as the owner might write in the spec will be interpreted by the builder as the "easiest simple cheapest"...
It's a BOAT simple hydraulic cylinder.
More seriously it's made of corrosion resistant parts compared to an off the shelf cylinder by a small company. No economies of scale.
Get one of these and cover it with a cover, repaint it every season.
Cassette rudders are way better. Bolt a very nice solid chunky cassette to the transom above the waterline. It has the tiller attached either side of the cassette.
Then slide the rudder blade quickly in place. Instantly ready to use. No fighting.
And I disagree that a plywood blade can't work...