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    Another keel goes astray...French sailor survives 16 hours in an air bubble inside his capsized boat off Spain

    That’s potentially a better way to do it but if everything is “right” you don’t need it and that adds weight and makes it so you can’t drop the keel for putting the boat in a shed frequently and put the keel back in again without fairing and paint each time. With 9ft draft, dropping the keel...
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    Another keel goes astray...French sailor survives 16 hours in an air bubble inside his capsized boat off Spain

    That’s my point, you can come up with whatever loading assumptions you want…….. but they all depends on perfect construction and assembly. With hand calcs you calculate the tensile, shear and bearing stresses separately. That gets you thinking about how bad any voids in the laminate there would...
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    Another keel goes astray...French sailor survives 16 hours in an air bubble inside his capsized boat off Spain

    I work as a mechanical engineer though not on highly loaded structures but my feeling is that all these software simulation programs every engineer uses these days are partially to blame. Almost nobody does hand calcs anymore. You ball park the design based on your experience and run it...
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    1983 Passport 40 - For sale in Seattle

    They don’t make boats like they used to though. That’s one reasons to resurrect an older boat. They were built like TANKS back then. My Dad bought the cheapest and worst Crealock 37 to have ever been sold, spent 4 years restoring it and we sailed it to Australia. A family there has been sailing...
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    How much rode do I need at anchor?

    It’s not until you drag. Scope in my experience is often dictated more by how crowded the anchorage is then how much you would like to have out. Only place I’ve ever drug was in Tahiti at the anchorage by the airport. Lots of boats, lots of moorings, often windy, reef on all sides. 2 boats...
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    Racer Cruisers for Tall People

    Maybe this is the true origins of “a man’s yacht in ft should match his age”.
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    Racer Cruisers for Tall People

    Done well, a slightly higher coach roof could be lighter and a higher coach roof is always going to improve the Self righting ability…… assuming the water stays on the outside. I’m not going to take a chain saw to the coach roof any time soon but to say it’s unsafe to add 3 to 6 inches is...
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    Racer Cruisers for Tall People

    I’ve built enough carbon race car parts and helped with enough blister jobs I’m sure I could do it……. Just not while working full time and paying lay days. Way back in Highschool I got to hang out at Gino Morelli’s shop as part of an internship program and that was pretty awesome to learn some...
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    Racer Cruisers for Tall People

    And there in lies the problem I’m having. The boat I have now is built quite well. It has a low hour Yanmar, new fuel tank, new electrical, new cushions, new Force 10 stove, recent deck hardware etc. Some new sails, some paint here and there, a few bits and bobs and it’s a really nice boat…...
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    Racer Cruisers for Tall People

    We are over at Catalina at the moment. Picked the perfect week for it!
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    Racer Cruisers for Tall People

    Beautiful boat Maui! Options really open up over 40ft but short handed, especially with only 1 experienced sailer, 40ft seems about my limit. I’ve done ~15,000 miles off shore with my father but it’s a new experience being the captain. Weight matters also, some day I may be able to talk her...
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    Racer Cruisers for Tall People

    Doing so would solve my headroom issue. Dehler 39 might work……. looks to have a sail drive though. Maybe I’ll get over hating those. While on boats with sail drives but still cool boats, J109 looks interesting. Not sure on the headroom though and underwater balsa core………. serious...
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    Racer Cruisers for Tall People

    Maybe an older Beneteau First is ok but seen too many structural issues on newer production boats to get excited about one. Something nice about semi custom builds with no interior pans and structural fiberglass framing vs plywood. The construction on the Farr is pretty first rate as you would...
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    Racer Cruisers for Tall People

    My Dad and I sailed a Crealock 37 Hull number 18 to Sydney Australia. Awesome boat for ocean passages but not a light air So Cal boat. PSC must have lightened them up a bit as ours was over 20,000lbs according to the travel lift. Can’t think of another boat ft for ft I’d rather be on in 40kts...
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    Racer Cruisers for Tall People

    I find myself having to evaluate boats with a new consideration for which there isn’t a lot of data, headroom. My Fiancé is 6ft 2in and she can’t stand up fully anywhere inside my Farr 1104…….. there is also talk of wanting a larger galley, water tank and V birth. Some of these things can be...
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    IOR landfills?

    I also have a 1104….. a NZ Glassyachts race built one that never had gelcoat with the engine right behind the mast. It seems like water ballast is what it needs….. or a keel bulb…… or 6 guys on the rail which I never have.
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    Where is Afterburner?

    Kiwis and Aussies are crazy. Our Boat Broker in Pittwater (just north of Sydney) when we sold our boat there in 2017 was a bit of a local legend as he had sailed a Hobie 18 to Hobart and his own home built engineless 31ft Catamaran (similar to a Reynolds 33) to San Francisco with his wife. 
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    Breaking up is easy to do

    I think that's a bit harsh. They go pretty well with 20kts+ of wind and track well enough to be easy on autopilots. Crossed the Pacific with a few in 2017 that we kept pace with but then I was on another boat you probably don't like, a Crealock 37.  Horses for courses but sometime a brick shit...
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    Breaking up is easy to do

    I was surprised how quickly it broke up also. Westsail 42s have a lot of glass in them. 
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    Identifying boats in movies

    I was in Vunda Point, Fiji after they were done filming Adrift and the boats from the film were still tied up there. The Hazana stand in looked like a really nice boat before they attacked it with a chainsaw trying to replicate hurricane damage. Not all that unusual though for the yard there...
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