Re: Just when you thought you had seen it all.....
- You have probably all read this article, but if not it's an article
on painting boats in general, and latex paints in particular.
--- In Michalak@y..., "paxton_consulting" <Bill@P...> wrote:
> You can not convince me that any boat is worth the danger and
> of a big lead keel. I think it is an outdated concept. Ok, maybe
> a transoceanic voyage....
> > Chuck
> Amen to that!
> There's a remarkable story in WoodenBoat #161 about designer R.
> Spaulding Dunbar. He built shoal draft cruising boats that crossed
> oceans. One of his designs SEA GOOSE was 43' LOA with a 13' beam
> only 3' draft. As to her performance at sea, Dunbar wrote "Now I
> know that a good shoal boat is not only safe, but a whole lot more
> comfortable and easier-motioned than a keel boat of the same size
> under the same conditions."
> An interesting side note: he loved to paint his boats with latex
> house paint. As a designer he was a real maverick. Too bad more
> builders didn't follow his lead.
> Bill Paxton
- ...and I have sailed my Caprice off shore in 4-5 ft swells, and I can
tell you that the Caprice will easily take way more than I will. You
can not convince me that any boat is worth the danger and bother of a
big lead keel. I think it is an outdated concept. Ok, maybe on a
>Thanks a lot for your opinions (Micro + Caprice) I'd choose Caprice
as JM said in one of his articles that Micro was not too easy to
build and I think Caprice would be easier. Water ballast tanks can be
a nuisance (rot problems, space lost) but are perfect for trailering.
How could that aspect be improved? Sand bags, stones?
- Shape the hull ala catboat, and put a short rudder on it, so when you pass a
certain point the hull becomes asymetrical, the rudder comes out of the
water, and the boat heads up HARD. No ballast needed.
(but I'm prejudiced)
- Chebacco Richard
----- Original Message -----
From: "pepcruells" <pepcruells@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 6:53 PM
Subject: [Michalak] Re: Just when you thought you had seen it all.....
> build and I think Caprice would be easier. Water ballast tanks can be
> a nuisance (rot problems, space lost) but are perfect for trailering.
> How could that aspect be improved? Sand bags, stones?
> Hasta luego!
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- refering to the
> attachment process as, "dogging." When Even sailers will beimpressed, because who enjoys the
> esoteric bon mot more than sailers?Hi Pete,
Should that be esoteric bon mutt? How are you going to distinguish
this dogging from the time honored "dogging the hatch"?
Good looking boat, BTW.
- Fair enough. Altho, you might confuse big-ship
sailors like me, to whom 'dogging' means securing a
watertight door or hatch- see:
but, please, don't let me stand in your way- sounds
like a fun idea:)
> I would like to propose a nautical term for this__________________________________________________
> system. I personally
> will be calling these collars "Max Collars", and
> refering to the
> attachment process as, "dogging." When attaching my
> sail, I will say to
> all within earshot, "Almost ready. Just have to dog
> the max collars to
> the mast." Even sailers will be impressed, because
> who enjoys the
> esoteric bon mot more than sailers?
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