Sailing other people's boats is far cheeper than owning your own.
Next cheaper is joining a charter club/school.
Crewing on a race boat is the...
That's the ticket
Yes . Gelcoat is rarely labeled as "laminating". "Waxed" had wax added. Wax free is usually not labeled.
I suggest buying regular gel
The problem is HP is a measurement of work.
Square footage is a measurement of area.
Wind speed is a measurement of energy.
To convert from...
I think asking how much HP per square foot of sail is equivalent to asking how much HP per gallon of fuel.
Depends on the engine it is pumped thru
I would treat it like a spinikar. Pole in until the luff breaks. Then pole out just a bit.
Lift + drag will out run drag alone.
Warning I have an extreme distaste for cetol. I think it looks awful and is brightwork hersey.
Cetol is varnish and can be combined or inter...
It certainly has a massive amount of RM to be close hauled with no heeling
Get the lights or speakers first.
Verify that they will cover a large enough access hole.
Use the removed section for testing.
Painting next year will require exactly the same prep process as painting today
After some additional thought I'm amending my approach.
An overhead light would be welcome in most cockpits. Of you could find one which covers...
I don't want to recommend a course of action that requires skills or equipment you don't have. So here goes another round of twenty questions....
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As there's always several ways to skin cats.
- attache a 1/2 inch thick aluminum backing plate to the inside top...
Repainting a portion of the hull is more common than repainting the entirety. Common splitting is at the tub rail and a chine.
We're out of my area of expertise.
The smallest inboard engine I can think of is the Universal Atimic Four or it's diesel replacements. They're...
Building your own boat is the expencive way to obtain a boat like object.
Cobbling together a drive train is...
It is checking if the oxidation pits ate deep. The deeper they are the more gelcoat needs to be removed to bring the surface profile even...
Try the following surface tests
Rib cotton balls on surface
If cotton balls shread then there is little hope of reviving without adding clear...
You are the only person who claims gatfers are easily handled performance rigs. Yes, when compared to the square riggers they replaced...
The photo was too of resolution to show oxidation on my screen.
High pressure washing will do more harm than good.
Without knowing exactly how bad...