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  • I've never regretted having a drain plug in the bottom of my larger boats. This is particularly useful when you are trailering during a heavy rainstorm. On a large open boat, it's easy to wind up with a lot of very heavy water collecting in the bilges when you are trailering. I'd rather have a boat that drained to the highway than one that I had to get out an bail periodically. It...
    yonderman@gmail.com Apr 1, 2011
  • Harbor Sales Sudlersville MD 21668 Http://www.harborsales.net On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 2:24 PM, Christopher C. Wetherill < wetherillc@^$1 > wrote: Is there a source for this in the Mid-Atlantic U.S.?
    John Bell Jun 17, 2010
  • What are your rpms at WOT and half throttle? You may not have quite the correct propeller pitch. On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 8:18 PM, Maximo < grupos@^$1 > wrote: 2nd part of the building http://www.promax.com.ar/idaho/index2.htm Weight: 810 kgs (1785 lbs) (complete w/motor, gas, equipment) Max Speed: 13.5 knots Half throttle: 10 knots Honda BF20 20 HP, long shaft. Two people crew...
    John Bell Jun 8, 2010
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  • A long time ago I heard a story from Texas that a Micro got knocked down, flooded, and sank. I'm not sure there is 450 lbs of positive bouyancy in the wood structure alone to keep a Micro afloat. I don't know if it's true, though. On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 1:08 PM, Myles J. Swift < mswift@^$1 > wrote: Bruce says I just can't imagine a situation where a Micro could turn turtle. I wasn...
    John Bell May 27, 2010
  • A couple of these came on the Florida 120 last weekend. I think they represent a pretty good value for their capability. There are a lot of folks who will deride these boats as ugly and poor sailors, but I'm not one of them. Their owners really like them and seem to get a lot of use and enjoyment from them and that's what matters most. There are boats that sail better than them to...
    John Bell May 18, 2010
  • Live load, that makes sense. More mass means more inertia and less motion. Good to know. I'm assuming you mean 30-50 lbs per square foot live load? How do you go about acheiving it? On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 12:10 PM, Mike Murray < mjm@^$1 > wrote: John, We build a lot of small floating docks here in Charleston in the tidal creeks along with our larger projects on the harbor and the...
    John Bell Apr 14, 2010
  • I'd love to hear what the pros think of a 10x10 floating dock. My own experience with such small docks is they are little too 'tippy' to much more than launch a kayak or be used as a swim platform. A couple of people walking around on small floating docks causes them to lurch about uncomfortably. In my mind, an elegant dock should be able to support a table and chairs and not cause...
    John Bell Apr 14, 2010
  • A few years ago I saw an online for sale listing for a steel 48' Bolger trawler/motorsailer in Tennessee. Prolly the same design. Never heard what became of it though. On 2/16/10, graeme19121984 wrote: > > > > > In his online article Ballast Calculations 2 (15dec05) > http://marina.fortunecity.com/breakwater/274/2005/1215/index.htm Jim > Michalak makes mention that: "A long time...
    John Bell Feb 16, 2010
  • Regarding the practice of pulling off a mold from an existing design: I have a boat in my yard right now which was clearly 'splashed' from another boat. My boat is a Starfish. The hull and rig are identical in every way to a Sunfish. Only the deck is slightly different. I doubt AMF / Alcort got paid for the rights to use the design. On 2/11/10, jhess314 wrote: > Is there any sort...
    John Bell Feb 13, 2010
  • I've sold unused plans before. The plans grant a license to build one boat If a boat hasn't been built I don't see the problem *unless* the builder says the license isn't transferable. I dont recall PB&F's terms and conditions, but I don't think they've established that limitation. On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 10:05 AM, Joe H < seacoast44@^$1 > wrote: Since usually the designer makes...
    John Bell Feb 11, 2010