WHAAAAAL. Nice video !! If you have the chance, next time, take some pics of your Doghouse and Bimini. I'm talking to dealer over the phone but we lack of pics as reference. I liked your Doghouse, as it seems very strong (two points supporting the frame). Also, your Bimini is supported on stern stanchions, so no holes on deck (not clear). All previous boats proved too weak against my little animals on board, so I need to make sure we'll get something stronger this time, and still keep barbequeue dry during tropical rain .....
Thanks. I have made as far as Solomons, MD in the Chesapeake (from S.Florida). The original plan was to go to Annapolis, but I like it here, and it is not terribly expensive to stay at a marina. I plan to explore around here for 3-4 weeks and head north again. NY is a must stop to explore location, but I don't know the area at all. I would like to spend a week or two on the hook and/or at a marina and see the city. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Don't know how far north to go yet.
I would love to sail her thru the Pacific. But, still working prt time and must retire first. Also, I am not sure how Bill would feel about such a trip. "If you do not have a dream you will not have anything to look forward to..." All the best Carle
Hey Franc, We are planning on leaving St Martin on Thursday and sailing to NY harbor. So, we should arrive sometime in the beginning on June. Looking forward to hopefully seeing you and meeting Can Drac!
What an awesome beauty Can Drac is!! Looks like you got a chance to visit your ship while she was being built ...how cool is that! Im enjoying the site so far ...and thanks for the invite! Happy Voyaging !
"CAN DRAC" We were thinking of you! We want to congratulate you on your new vessel! We can't wait to see her in the Newport Marina. When do you take delivery? Thank you for the slide show. Do you think that you could sail her into the Navesink River this season? We would love to have you as our guest at our boat club. Our daughter is in a Crew Regatta today in Oyster Bay & we thought of you! Be in touch.
Well I think it is a wonderful idea and something I would get behind.
I sail Lake Ontario but have my sights set much bigger.
when is the Annapolis
will you have some kind of booth or are you just going to the annapolis boat show?
My boat goes in the water on the 10 of May if I can find it under all the snow we have!
take care and thankyou for making a great web site
We will miss you! Brian Winter contacted us yesterday to come to the Annapolis Boat Show. He will be there. Make sure you say hello in person for us. Where can we get a couple of your SeaKnots T shirts? Have a great weekend in Annapolis! If October 20th weekend looks like sailing weather we will set sail for Newport Marina for the last time of the season.
"Thanks for all your comments my friends at Seaknots.
The halyard has been rerun without passing through the small stainless steel eye, as seen easily in the pic provided by Chris on 17th August.
All furling now takes place without any undue effort,…"
"Well at least you’ve narrowed it down to the Genoa. I doubt here’s any issue with the hull or running gear. Nor do I think the slight list you have will have an impact either as many boats have the same based on how full the water and or…"
"In the meanwhile, I performed some sailing tests trying to be as impartial as possible.
I was sailing close hauled on the starboard and port side. I used the autopilot steering the boat at 37 degrees to the apparent wind. Apparent wind was 12 to 19…"
"Sounds like your rigging may be in need of tuning?????
(Owned B43#19 for 10 years), Sailed from Mass to Tampa to Bahamas with it, great boat, no major issues at all. Boat has flat bottom basically so no need to put rails in water. I found it a very…"
"I’d also do a test using only the main. The more testing you do the more likely you’ll find the problem. I’d also check to see how much the leeward shrouds sag during all the tests. Let us know what you find. Good luck
"It is only when sailing close-hauled. Unfortunately, this is the only course, where performance really matters.
I‘m going to perform two tests:
- Sailing with genoa only (track cars on the same position). In this case any (unequal) trim…"
"Our 43 had a shaft drive. Depending on how much water or fuel that was in her she would sometimes have a very small imbalance. Nothing that would cause her to sail unevenly. Do you have the problem on all points of sail? Is it more on any particular…"