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Forum: Monohull Sailboats 31-12-2016, 12:18
Replies: 24
Views: 5,466
Posted By Lokiyawl
Re: Did I set the tension right on my rigging?

Hello, More than 40 years of tuning masts of all types. Perhaps the best bit of advice is to avoid excessive tension and tune to keep the mast straight under all conditions. Setting the mast up...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 30-11-2016, 13:31
Replies: 179
Views: 19,373
Posted By Lokiyawl
Re: Can sailing upwind in 20 knots be fun?

There were trips made across the Atlantic with the early S&S designed Dorade that were intentionally routed so that they were to windward because the motion on the boat was so nice on that point of...
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 04-09-2016, 07:37
Replies: 5
Views: 2,188
Posted By Lokiyawl
Re: On the hard wintering ideas - Sicily, Sardinia or the Italian west coast

Thanks, that is a big help to me.

James

SV Sueno, Amel Maramu
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 03-09-2016, 14:35
Replies: 5
Views: 2,188
Posted By Lokiyawl
Re: On the hard wintering ideas - Sicily, Sardinia or the Italian west coast

Hello,

Can you tell me if the Nausika shipyard in Sardinia will allow the owner to work on his/her own boat? If not do you know of any other shipyards in Sardinia (preferably on the East...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 22-07-2016, 10:36
Replies: 51
Views: 5,200
Posted By Lokiyawl
Re: Is your boat "completely finished"?

A boat is only completely finished if it sinks in water too deep to be recovered...
James
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 17-05-2016, 08:04
Replies: 47
Views: 13,097
Posted By Lokiyawl
Re: How To Eradicate My Sailboat Of Spiders

While it seems to be less effective on spiders, I have found that keeping a good number of boric acid tablets about eliminates any bugs (especially roaches in Florida) setting up shop on the boat...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 15-05-2016, 18:48
Replies: 25
Views: 2,850
Posted By Lokiyawl
Re: Protecting Paint System Inside Chainlocker

Don't paint fibreglass, use a hard polyester coating that will adhere much better and be hard. Regular gel coat with proper additives can work ok but , Prestec (by Simtec)
or something...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 15-05-2016, 18:33
Replies: 26
Views: 3,306
Posted By Lokiyawl
Re: Boat costs? 39' (12 m)compared to 49' (15m)?

Ingo,

According to Beth Leonard. The costs of a boat approximately double with each 10' increment. I am sure that this is not exactly true in all cases but it does show the fact that the...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 03-05-2016, 16:36
Replies: 56
Views: 4,215
Posted By Lokiyawl
Re: Canadian citizen, VAT paid vessel and cruising

The VAT has been paid on this boat. So I would only need to have proof of that payment to keep the boat itself in the EU for as long as I wanted? I will be buying the boat located in Italy soon via...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 03-05-2016, 16:17
Replies: 56
Views: 4,215
Posted By Lokiyawl
Re: Canadian citizen, VAT paid vessel and cruising

Hello, Thanks for the information. I think that the first 2 seasons will only be for 2-3 months. The third season could be longer than that. I was planning to flag the vessel in the US. Would...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 03-05-2016, 08:55
Replies: 50
Views: 5,493
Posted By Lokiyawl
Re: Why did wooden ships never get much beyond 300 feet...

Even with the modern materials we have, wood is still a wonderful material for structures. But to answer your question, the size limitation that you speak of is mainly due to the mechanically...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 29-04-2016, 19:06
Replies: 56
Views: 4,215
Posted By Lokiyawl
Re: Canadian citizen, VAT paid vessel and cruising

Thank you, that is very helpful to me. I agree with your suggestion to not risk an overstay and if I need to stay longer I will look into spending time out of the EU as you suggested. Best, James
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 29-04-2016, 15:52
Replies: 56
Views: 4,215
Posted By Lokiyawl
Re: Canadian citizen, VAT paid vessel and cruising

Hello,
Thanks for explaining the 90 day rule. So the boat should be fine, the question is whether I will be able to use it more than 90 days at a time.. My home is in St. Peters, but I actually...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 29-04-2016, 15:48
Replies: 56
Views: 4,215
Posted By Lokiyawl
Re: Canadian citizen, VAT paid vessel and cruising

Thanks for the reply and excuse the ignorance but can you explain the 90 day rule?
Best,

James
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 29-04-2016, 10:47
Replies: 56
Views: 4,215
Posted By Lokiyawl
Canadian citizen, VAT paid vessel and cruising

Hello,

I am looking at purchasing a VAT paid ketch in Italy. I am a US/Canadian dual citizen. I would like to cruise the vessel in the Med for two to three seasons before sailing her back to...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 01-03-2016, 11:42
Replies: 42
Views: 4,294
Posted By Lokiyawl
Re: Would adding .5 metre to keel be worth it?

Bob Perry frequents the Sailing Anarchy Forum, maybe run all of this by him and see what kind of feedback you can get. He really knows his stuff and has a very reasonable consultation service for...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 01-03-2016, 11:11
Replies: 42
Views: 4,294
Posted By Lokiyawl
Re: Would adding .5 metre to keel be worth it?

You seem to be getting some pretty good advice on your project, I especially liked the response by Stumble. I would also recommend that you do some stability calculations/ simple tests to verify...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 28-02-2016, 13:36
Replies: 86
Views: 73,543
Posted By Lokiyawl
Re: Difference between Amel models

One of the reasons that I like the Amels is because of the Ketch rig so no interest in the sloop. I can see how the ketch rig fits into the design philosophy of the boats quite well.

As to the...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 26-02-2016, 06:18
Replies: 86
Views: 73,543
Posted By Lokiyawl
Re: Difference between Amel models

I note that the pre 1985 Maramu's had more sail area since these boats did not have the in mast furling. I was thinking that with some full battens and a little roach that the sail shape could be...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 11-02-2016, 21:03
Replies: 91
Views: 7,553
Posted By Lokiyawl
Re: Replacing Traditional Wood Masts with Alloy

If you are going to import the paint, I personally would use the Epifanes Werdol primer cut about 30 percent for the first coat, apply and sand until you are happy with the smoothness, then overcoat...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 31-01-2016, 12:01
Replies: 23
Views: 2,724
Posted By Lokiyawl
Re: Chainplate Inspection

Just buy 655 bronze from a reputable supplier like Atlas Metals and no issues with the quality. As to machining, bronze can be cut on a band saw even with wood blades..super easy to machine,...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 15-01-2016, 13:53
Replies: 76
Views: 7,492
Posted By Lokiyawl
Re: Ask me about Taleisin...

Eben,

Congratulations on your new purchase! We hope that Lin and Larry will be able to continue sailing, the news of them selling Taleisin caught me by surprise!

My suggestion would be...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 13-01-2016, 11:08
Replies: 110
Views: 13,089
Posted By Lokiyawl
Re: Would 4hp outboard push 36' monohull?

I used to tow my 15,000 lb. 35' Cheoy Lion with a 1.2 HP Sears Gamefisher using the dinghy but we used sailed 99% of the time. Obviously a larger engine would be better but in reality if you are not...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 08-01-2016, 08:42
Replies: 1
Views: 1,218
Posted By Lokiyawl
Mason 53

Hello,

I was hoping to get input from people who have sailed the Mason 53/54. Recognizing that she is full keel with a cutaway forefoot, am not expecting her to turn like a more modern...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 31-12-2015, 09:26
Replies: 27
Views: 4,296
Posted By Lokiyawl
Re: Batterie Gel or AGM

I use and recommend the German made gels. The Prevailer I have in my boat is about 17 years old and no apparent loss of capacity. The energy density is lower than the AGM's by about 10% I believe...
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