Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 28-01-2012, 14:23   #46
Senior Cruiser
 
44'cruisingcat's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 7,454
Images: 69
Re: Anybody Want to See a Bruce Roberts 65 Surfing at 20 Knots?!

Some high speed, low effort sailing:

Running From Cyclone Ului on Vimeo
__________________

__________________
44'cruisingcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-01-2012, 10:54   #47
Registered User
 
goldbeard's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: San Diego, CA- headed for Panama
Boat: Currently(Bruce Roberts 65)
Posts: 57
Send a message via Skype™ to goldbeard
Re: Anybody Want to See a Bruce Roberts 65 Surfing at 20 Knots?!

OZ, Dockhead, and Surfergirl/guy.....
Thanks for the support, I've never held much stock in silly neigh-sayers. However, I do value lucid, well thought out opinions.Those who know what they are talking about can tell the difference, and.....everyone <sigh> deserves a voice.

Admittedly, there are a lot of holes in my video/commentary. I posted the thing with barely enough connectivity to watch a youtube video, much less upload one. Stand by for clarification.
__________________

__________________
goldbeard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-01-2012, 15:53   #48
Senior Cruiser
 
Therapy's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: W Florida
Boat: The Jon boat still, plus a 2007 SeaCat.
Posts: 6,894
Images: 4
Re: Anybody Want to See a Bruce Roberts 65 Surfing at 20 Knots?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by 44'cruisingcat View Post
Some high speed, low effort sailing:

Running From Cyclone Ului on Vimeo

Awesome!

Charging up over those waves must have been pretty cool.

And no foulies needed either. Gotta love a cat!

Sorry about your neighbors.

PS. My boys and two friends built a trebuchet also. Great fun.
__________________
Who knows what is next.
Therapy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 09:31   #49
Registered User
 
goldbeard's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: San Diego, CA- headed for Panama
Boat: Currently(Bruce Roberts 65)
Posts: 57
Send a message via Skype™ to goldbeard
Re: Anybody Want to See a Bruce Roberts 65 Surfing at 20 Knots?!

Well, look like the thread is dieing.....here are a few photos I dug up...the hight of eye is about 11 feet give or a few inches, and you can see her flat bottom in the sling.

It was a fun dash south. The stay sail was sheeted in to help stabilize, and the main was down and sheeted so it wouldn't roll.

Thanks all for the posts and replies.


Be well.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	photo.jpg
Views:	89
Size:	423.5 KB
ID:	36785   Click image for larger version

Name:	cl.jpg
Views:	90
Size:	109.6 KB
ID:	36786  

__________________
goldbeard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 11:26   #50
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 584
Quote:
Originally Posted by goldbeard
Well, look like the thread is dieing.....here are a few photos I dug up...the hight of eye is about 11 feet give or a few inches, and you can see her flat bottom in the sling.

It was a fun dash south. The stay sail was sheeted in to help stabilize, and the main was down and sheeted so it wouldn't roll.

Thanks all for the posts and replies.

Be well.
Why do you want to keep the thread going? You were not sailing, but motoring with two powerful engines, sorry but there's nothing about this that impresses me, just a delivery skipper trying to drum up some more business.
__________________
bazzer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 11:50   #51
abh
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iceland
Posts: 53
Re: Anybody Want to See a Bruce Roberts 65 Surfing at 20 Knots?!

Is it the photos/vidoes that hide the conditions, or is it our ego that fools our minds?
__________________
abh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 12:14   #52
Senior Cruiser
 
senormechanico's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2003
Boat: Dragonfly 1000 trimaran
Posts: 5,827
Re: Anybody Want to See a Bruce Roberts 65 Surfing at 20 Knots?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by bazzer View Post
Why do you want to keep the thread going? You were not sailing, but motoring with two powerful engines, sorry but there's nothing about this that impresses me, just a delivery skipper trying to drum up some more business.
+1

This thread deserves to die. It was false on its face and a waste of time and bandwidth.
__________________
Memento,homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris.
senormechanico is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 13:02   #53
Registered User
 
goldbeard's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: San Diego, CA- headed for Panama
Boat: Currently(Bruce Roberts 65)
Posts: 57
Send a message via Skype™ to goldbeard
Re: Anybody Want to See a Bruce Roberts 65 Surfing at 20 Knots?!

It is what it is gentlepeople, a fun trip from the Columbia River to San Diego in a winter weather window. We hit 20.3 knots(see attached photo of speed log) and it was an unexpected surprise. I thought it would be fun to share, and if it drives up the youtube hits for the owner's happiness...well...guilty as charged. But the video certainly isn't crap, and if you think it is, you might want to start taking some glucosamine, because it is a long way to fall off your high horse.

I have been delighted with the other video responses, it has been an absolute joy to view them, and that was the spirit of the post...... To get people to share their video experiences. Because, what is the point of it all, if there is no one to share it with?! If this rubs you the wrong way....I suggest you post your own video, that I will happily like, and we can continue enjoying the camaraderie of our forum, OR, go jump in the lake
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	photo(3).jpg
Views:	76
Size:	389.0 KB
ID:	36805  
__________________
goldbeard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 14:18   #54
cruiser

Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,132
Re: Anybody Want to See a Bruce Roberts 65 Surfing at 20 Knots?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ozbullwinkle View Post
Ok, here is another video for you on the monohull racer that I crew on this time. This was from a race we did off Sydney and we were hit with a Southerly storm at a solid 50 knots with gusts to 60 knots. The footage starts off a bit shaky but it gets better - the boat loved it by the way she really comes into her own when the conditions are heavy & right on the nose.

Wow. Now THAT is a BFS!

Nice vid Oz.
__________________
smackdaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 14:26   #55
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 584
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ozbullwinkle

Ok, here is another video for you on the monohull racer that I crew on this time. This was from a race we did off Sydney and we were hit with a Southerly storm at a solid 50 knots with gusts to 60 knots. The footage starts off a bit shaky but it gets better - the boat loved it by the way she really comes into her own when the conditions are heavy & right on the nose.

This is a great video, but haven't you Ozzy's heard of PFD's? Or safety tethers? I noticed that the main is just reeled at the clew and the tack with the foot Baggie and dragging! But still Ike the idea of a good hairy sail. None of this pussy motoring stuff.
__________________
bazzer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 14:27   #56
Senior Cruiser
 
44'cruisingcat's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 7,454
Images: 69
Re: Anybody Want to See a Bruce Roberts 65 Surfing at 20 Knots?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by bazzer View Post
Why do you want to keep the thread going? You were not sailing, but motoring with two powerful engines, sorry but there's nothing about this that impresses me, just a delivery skipper trying to drum up some more business.
How else was a Roberts 65 ever going to get anywhere NEAR 20 knots?
__________________
44'cruisingcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 15:12   #57
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 584
Re: Anybody Want to See a Bruce Roberts 65 Surfing at 20 Knots?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by 44'cruisingcat View Post
How else was a Roberts 65 ever going to get anywhere NEAR 20 knots?
I've got no idea, but looking at the out of water shots, it's little more than a motor sailor....Fine it you like that kind of thing, but imagine the cost to overhaul the motors in a few years, or to update them to Californian emission standards.
Now show some video of actual sailing.
It kind of reminds me of the saying, " There are old pilots and bold pilots, but there are not any Old Bold Pilots" Nah, he won't be sailing my boat.
Oh, Im done with this thread........
__________________
bazzer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 15:29   #58
Registered User
 
Celestialsailor's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: In Mexico, working on the boat
Boat: Hallberg Rassy 35. and 14ft.Whitehall pulling skiff.
Posts: 8,013
Images: 5
Re: Anybody Want to See a Bruce Roberts 65 Surfing at 20 Knots?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by bazzer View Post
or to update them to Californian emission standards.

What would be the point in that? It's not required.
__________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: Wow - what a ride!"

http://wwwjolielle.blogspot.com/
Celestialsailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 16:33   #59
Registered User
 
Surfer Girl's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 159
Re: Anybody Want to See a Bruce Roberts 65 Surfing at 20 Knots?!

Goldbeard,

It seems the unhappy few still feel the need to bash you, drag you down, etc.

That Roberts 65 is obviously a fine ocean going vessel. The fact that you chose to motor is your business; you were the skipper and it's your call to make a decision that takes the safety of all crew on board into account (regarding sailing experience & what they can handle) and looks after the vessel you were delivering. Setting a stays'l stabiliser was a good idea. That's what a good skipper does - unselfishly puts their crew first and minimises the stress to the vessel. It's a delivery not an ocean crossing....

Thanks for posting photos of the yacht safely at her destination and good luck to you!
__________________

Surfer Girl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 16:36   #60
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Boat: Able 50
Posts: 3,057
Re: Anybody Want to See a Bruce Roberts 65 Surfing at 20 Knots?!

I would prefer to fall of a high horse than resort to fakery in order to gain attention.
__________________

__________________
savoir is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bruce roberts

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cairns to Perth Part 1 Bartlettsrise Sailor Logs & Cruising Plans 1 11-09-2011 00:38
For Sale: 65' Steel Bruce Roberts / $150,000 beenthere Classifieds Archive 9 18-08-2011 23:57



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 22:08.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.