Beginners Guide To Boating Stuff!

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Vulkyn, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. lewisboats
    Joined: Oct 2002
    Posts: 2,329
    Likes: 128, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 1603
    Location: Iowa

    lewisboats Obsessed Member

    I like that... "Sailboats"... one entry only. 23 entries differentiating the types of motorboats... but only one for "Sailboats"... Snort! And not even one for human powered...
     
  2. Fanie
    Joined: Oct 2007
    Posts: 4,603
    Likes: 174, Points: 63, Legacy Rep: 2484
    Location: Colonial "Sick Africa"

    Fanie Fanie

    Sure... just don't see how a sailing catamaran can be categorized with those things that float at 45 degrees... :eek:

    The far away look them mono sailors have is dreaming of a cat and mono's being so slow they have lots of time to dream ;)

    Don't get upset, I'm just making a post since I haven't posted in a while. ALL boats are great, just couldn't figger out anything else to say from all the gazillion things one can say. Next time I'll take the mono's side :eek:
    No seriously.
     
  3. Vulkyn
    Joined: Jun 2010
    Posts: 597
    Likes: 46, Points: 28, Legacy Rep: 654
    Location: Egypt

    Vulkyn Senior Member

  4. Fanie
    Joined: Oct 2007
    Posts: 4,603
    Likes: 174, Points: 63, Legacy Rep: 2484
    Location: Colonial "Sick Africa"

    Fanie Fanie

    Thank you Vulkyn, I wasn't away or anything, just busy with other stuff.
     
    1 person likes this.
  5. maroonsneer
    Joined: Jul 2014
    Posts: 1
    Likes: 0, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 10
    Location: United States

    maroonsneer New Member


    Thanks a lot for this, I am a beginner and this would help me a lot.
     
  6. Vulkyn
    Joined: Jun 2010
    Posts: 597
    Likes: 46, Points: 28, Legacy Rep: 654
    Location: Egypt

    Vulkyn Senior Member

    I just post the links !! the experts can do the assessment ;) !

    Hope every one is doing great life has been too busy for me and i had to drop boats from my todo list for the time being but i will be back some time to continue where i left off, after all boat building is in my bucket list !

    Many thanks for everyones wonderful support, insight and patience and i wish every one great success in their boat building projects and in life.
     
  7. hoytedow
    Joined: Sep 2009
    Posts: 5,804
    Likes: 369, Points: 93, Legacy Rep: 2489
    Location: North of Cuba

    hoytedow Carbon Based Life Form

  8. Audinut
    Joined: Jun 2015
    Posts: 0
    Likes: 0, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 10
    Location: newcastle upon tyne

    Audinut New Member

    Hi all,I am a first time owner of a 17'(don't know what kind) fibre glass single hull boat.
    I have absolutely no idea about boats,but hope to learn as much as i need as i have always wanted to learn boating.
    I got a 40hp mercury outboard with the boat and would like to find out the year and if it is 2 or 4 stroke,Also,the tilt mechanism is rotten and wonder if i can get a new one as the engine looks quite old.
    I am looking forward to chatting with the members here and picking as much as i can from your brains.
    Thanks all,laters!
     
  9. hoytedow
    Joined: Sep 2009
    Posts: 5,804
    Likes: 369, Points: 93, Legacy Rep: 2489
    Location: North of Cuba

    hoytedow Carbon Based Life Form

    Welcome, Audinut. Post some pictures so we will have a clue.
     
  10. Audinut
    Joined: Jun 2015
    Posts: 0
    Likes: 0, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 10
    Location: newcastle upon tyne

    Audinut New Member

    Pics

    Sorry it has took so long to reply,been out of net range for a while,I am attaching a pic of my boat,and have worked out my outboard is 2 stroke(no oil dip stick,filler) Boat.jpg
    I (think) i have added the photo of my boat,hope it helps!!
     
  11. Audinut
    Joined: Jun 2015
    Posts: 0
    Likes: 0, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 10
    Location: newcastle upon tyne

    Audinut New Member

    I thought i would add a couple more pics of my boat,would be really usefull to know what kind of boat it is,any opinions appreciated.
    I think the front windows may have been modified
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Jul 4, 2015
  12. Audinut
    Joined: Jun 2015
    Posts: 0
    Likes: 0, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 10
    Location: newcastle upon tyne

    Audinut New Member

    power plug

    Could anyone help me with finding the power plug for my Mercury 2 40hp outboard,i cant find one anywhere
     

    Attached Files:

  13. Angélique
    Joined: Feb 2009
    Posts: 3,003
    Likes: 331, Points: 83, Legacy Rep: 1632
    Location: Belgium ⇄ The Netherlands

    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Found this enlightening website Sailboat-Cruising.com, was just reading their GZ curves page in connection with this post of Guillermo.

    Below a quote of the above second link, but much more than in the quote can be found through above links . . .

     
  14. Heimfried
    Joined: Apr 2015
    Posts: 403
    Likes: 76, Points: 28, Legacy Rep: 37
    Location: Berlin, Germany

    Heimfried Senior Member

    Online Calculator Heel, GZ Curve and Metacentrique

    On this webpage
    http://www.bootsphysik/rechner/bootxp_e.php
    it is possible to calculate some hydrostatic values for different prisms, partly boat shaped. The GZ curve can be displayed. You may shift weights on board, load or unload gear, strech or shrink the frame and look to the results.

    The buttons i are leading to information.

    Kind of tutorial in German: here
     

    Attached Files:


  15. Heimfried
    Joined: Apr 2015
    Posts: 403
    Likes: 76, Points: 28, Legacy Rep: 37
    Location: Berlin, Germany

    Heimfried Senior Member

Loading...
Forum posts represent the experience, opinion, and view of individual users. Boat Design Net does not necessarily endorse nor share the view of each individual post.
When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals. Your circumstances or experience may be different.