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    Where is Everybody?

    Should be a thread
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    Schock 35 dilemma - I could use some help, or....

    I am really enjoying this thread. I'm no expert on this boat, this series of engines or much of anything. but, I've been told by others that most of the marinized versions of diesels, regardless of branding, for boats in this size range, (other than Yanmars), are rebranded Kubota's (or...
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    Macgregor 26 4th Mode

    The conundrum..... Some hate it for what it is not, others love it for what it can do. Do you take offence at a fat girl who can dance?? Or do you like a ballerina who can not tie her own shoe laces? Beauty is n the eye's after all.
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    SC50 Chasch Mer Auction 7/16

    How the worm does turn... At least once, or maybe twice I was hauled out at Ala Wai Marine when Chasch Mer was being prepped for a TransPac. I'm not sure as to how her results show up in the results as she changed names according to who was sponsoring her, but she was or at least appeared to be...
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    Coolboats to admire

    It's not the speed.... It's the sudden stop!!!
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    i done did it

    WoW!! & I thought my Moore was pristine!!! What a boat, I had seen the video but had forgotten it.. Probably never meet you Mr. Ed but damn, match made in heaven! Wish you only great times and more stories!!!
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    Not Gloating, I'm just a lucky bastard!!

    Windy calling for 9 -11 N/E, gusts to 15 - 17. Rig the boat & wind veers to onshore S by S/W, "you guys going out? There's no wind!!!".  Something I learned quite awhile ago, "you don't know unless you go out!", my boat partner/buddy had just finished cleaning the bottom and it's getting...
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    under new management

    Damn'it, "Mr. Tempesta", Scot if I may?... Well Done.....
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    Hawaiian Sailing

    Good information from those who posted above. For many years there was a "circuit" of sorts here for beer cans. Wednesdays at Keehi, (Sand Island), Thursdays, at Kaneohe YC, and Fridays at the Alai Wai, both HYC and Waikiki YC. Your best bet will be to hang out around the piers at the Ala Wai on...
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    Departure Wx- Chesapeake to Maine

    Yeah or Maybe, Yeaahh, Quahaugs, Little Necks, Mussels, Soft Shelled Crabs, Razorbacks,.. Did I mention Mussels? The Calamari State?? If I was just passing through, maybe an assortment but that contradicts specialties doesn't  it? If the weather is not co-operating, why not stop and taste the...
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    Departure Wx- Chesapeake to Maine

    If you decide to take the LIS ride down and have the chance to pull into a spot at the entrance to Seven Mile Pond, or whatever they call it now, by Point Judith in Rhode Island/Blue Collar side of Narragansett Bay, there is, or at least according to Google Maps, still is, a restaurant named...
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    what was it?

    As mentioned above it must be a centerboarder - draws only 5.7" for a 54 footer. From what I learned from my earlier post there were at least two keel types, one a longish fairly shallow keel with a centerboard, and another, more like a 12 meter of the period with a much deeper keel with a...
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    what was it?

    Sure looks like a Morgan 54 to me. My 1st post in SA was trying to locate a Morgan 54' "Silverswoard" I crewed on for day sails in the early 90's. SLB & S4B, GRS, and a few others gave me great feedback but I never did locate the boat, (last I knew it was on its way to Thailand with a...
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    Surfing vs. Plaining

    Thank you all!!  I've heard  surfing and planing, thrown around for a long time, big grey area for me, and I figured if anybody had or knew of actual/measurable, distinction between the two, you or they they might be here. I guess it's like porn,.. You can't really define it,...But, you know...
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    Sport boats easy to single-hand and will accommodate 5 for daysails

    I know it is 2' longer than the OP's desired size range, but how about the Colgate 26? Easy to rig and launch, massive cockpit, stiff but also forgiving to sail, I don't know about planing, but it's no slouch, heck it's a training boat!! Also well built (from what I understand).
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    Surfing vs. Plaining

    Sooo... We now get to throw swell into the mix. Unless I missed any earlier posts, most of us have been relating our past experiences, mathematical knowledge, formulas & whatnot.  There have been references to three dimensional thought, however many of us are thinking in two dimensional...
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    Surfing vs. Plaining

    One of the most noticeable differences between "surfing" on a surfboard, body board or body surfing at a surf break and, surfing on a boat on open water swells, (uh-oh swell vs. wave discussion forthcoming), is the shape and length of the wave/swell.  Unless it is a sandy bottom you...
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    Surfing vs. Plaining

    Thank you all for the clear and concise responses. They allow me to hone in and clarify my inquiry. Obviously dinghies & multi-hulls have different parameters for "surfing vs. planing", and to muddy the water, (sorry for the pun), there is now so much development in lifting foils, T-foils...
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    Surfing vs. Plaining

    How do you separate surfing vs. plaining? Over here the ocean swell runs at approximately ~ 14 knots.  In blue water  you hear that number often. To me, if your boat speed/swell speed is similar, you are "surfing". When you start launching into the backs of waves in front of you, you are...
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    Talk me out of buying this Santa Cruz 50

    WoW!! The information on this thread is amazing and fun and let's not forget the best part, it's not about explaining the realities of a dream to  some numbnut, It's fun because someone (you), more knowledgeable than many, is asking experienced and qualified sailors if this dream that rings a...