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  1. SemiSalt

    C&C 66 for sale - how much cash would this burn as a couple's cruiser?

    Big boats have divided rigs for good reasons.
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    Better sailing performance on a liveaboard cruiser?

    A two-bladed prop can "hide" in the aperture. When I crewed on a Tartan 33, one crew member crawled into a locker pre-race, removed a panel to reveal the propeller shaft, and turned the shaft to a pre-marked position. He called out to the helmsman who put the engine into gear so it wouldn't...
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    Better sailing performance on a liveaboard cruiser?

    Just to add to the contradictory information already compiled in this thread, Bob Perry doesn't like a high-value yankee. He prefers a low clew as you can see here. To me, it looks like it makes it difficult to set a staysail, but what do I know?
  4. SemiSalt

    Windex & Davis

    Thanks Slick. I've seen two different bases that get fastened to the mast. I'll try to get the one that matches what's up there, and if I get it wrong, the rrigger will cope.
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    Windex & Davis

    I need to replace my masthead wind vane. I'm confused by what I see in the market. "Windex" is the name known to me, but most sellers are featuring the Davis WindTrak 15. Some call it the Davis Windex 15. Is there a difference? Has Davis purchased the Windex business?
  6. SemiSalt

    Suggestions requested on getting IP 380 from Rock Hall, MD to Hilton Head, SC

    To point out the obvious, just because you have to leave Rock Hall by a certain date doesn't mean you have to set off for HH on that date. You can find another place to wait out a week or so as needed until crew or companions are available.
  7. SemiSalt

    Junk Rigged Boats

    Honk Kong, 1970.
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    Coolboats to admire

    LFH may have been an influence for the construction plan. He developed a system of "longitudinal" construction.
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    "Open mic on channel 16...."

    If you have VHF DSC, you may be able do a radio check with a feature on the training menu. It worked for me with a CG station about 10 miles away.
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    Quite the attention-getter for beer can racing.
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    Piracy Business Model

    And the ship, the black freighter With fifty long cannons Opens fire on the town
  12. SemiSalt

    Craigslist - Not mocking

    In my backyard, so to speak. It's a great Joel White design.
  13. SemiSalt

    Best Cruising in Florida?

    I've always had trouble with left and right, too.
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    Sailboat gets caught under bridge in NYC

    William Buckley had accident with an East River bridge.
  15. SemiSalt

    Fire at Matapoisette Boatyard

    Back in the late 1960s, I was at the Concordia yard at Padanarum in the winter. The wooden boats were packed like sardines. IIRC, they had tracks from the railway that spread over the storage area.
  16. SemiSalt

    Best Cruising in Florida?

    Based on my father's experience plus some reading, I think the east coast from Tampa Bay to Marco island is pretty popular.
  17. SemiSalt

    Should I Buy a Beneteau Oceanis 38.1?

    Where are taking delivery of the 38.1? If you really are planning to spend a couple years in the Med, a lot of this discussion is irrelevant. With a couple years experience, you'll know whether you want to risk a North Atlantic storm or not. The winds do blow strong in the Med at certain times...
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    Coolboats to admire

    I totally understand if you prefer a tiller. I did remove the drive ring for the PO's defunct autopilot, and that improved the feel of the wheel quite a lot. I think the boat has a larger rudder than would have been put on a race boat, and that's a great feature. As you can see, a crew member...
  19. SemiSalt

    Coolboats to admire

    The cabin top traveler on my Hunter 28 works just fine, thank you.
  20. SemiSalt

    Drawdown of Cruising Inventory: The End is Nigh.

    There are still Pearson Tritons floating around, so someone must be insuring old boats.
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