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  1. watermanmax
    thanks for the feedback on my ol boat project....your the only one that actually gave me some calculations... I have a different question ....on a trimaran why do the outer pontoons sit a little higher? I mean why not have them a little lower than the main fusalage to have them up on water first.
  2. Pendragon35
    Hi there, I saw you're at Anchorage Marina too... I'm Jim, my wife is Jacquelyn, we have Pendragon an Alberg 35 in slip E24. We live in Albany, NY and sort of commute to the boat. Come say hi sometime or give me your slip number and I'll do the same
  3. Pete7
    Zach, what did you choose in the end?

  4. Pete7
    Zach hi, I rate the DP C-Breeze highly as a really nice fabric and indeed we have just ordered a main in the same material from the same sail loft, Kemps. Sanders sail loft rate the material as silver quality, which I think is fair, its a balance between quality and price. In the UK Marblehead is a similar price. The main is now 4 years old and still feels very new and slippery when I put it back on the furler the other day. There is no chaffing and no noticeable change in shape.

    Now, I have never had a Marblehead sail. I know its a really good quality sail with a very tight weave and been around for over a decade, so tried and trusted by a lot of lofts.

    Since like us you are coastal sailing actually i don't think there will be much in it and either material will provide a very nice sail for a decade. Probably comes down to which loft you prefer and what they will offer in little extras like UV strip, re-enforced clew ring, reefing marks etc.
  5. Wannabe Sailer
    I am on a website called On it people list they have a house that needs someone to care for and the dates, etc. There are others who are looking for a place to visit and stay. They pay there own way to your house, stay there, take care of it and any animals while you are gone and when you come back they leave. I am doing that now in Montana and in Dec I will be going to Australia for six weeks to do house sitting.
    You mentioned a mortgage. Can you sail and still pay for the mortgage? (Can you have your cake and eat it to?). If not then you will probably have to either rent or sell, or maybe an arrangement can be made with someone on the website. Are you close to a college or university? Maybe a visiting professor or older perhaps married student. I'm not far from Notre Dame but I wouldn't want an undergrad taking over my house. Good luck.

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    1975 Tartan 41'
    Vessel Name
    North East USA


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