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Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,136
Posted By theTopsail
You could consider using something as simple as...

You could consider using something as simple as Google Docs which is like Microsoft Office but for free from Google. Last time I checked, they have apps for iPad and iPhone. Just set up a Google Docs...
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2018, 04:35 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,172
Posted By theTopsail
Interesting few videos on the SS UNITED STATES on...

Interesting few videos on the SS UNITED STATES on the "SS UNITED STATES Conservancy" website. It's sad to see a ship like her waste away but she was really built at the end of the ocean liner era. If...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 01-17-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,082
Posted By theTopsail
Videos like this make me think of if we need any...

Videos like this make me think of if we need any kind of boater's test to ensure competence on the water.
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,121
Posted By theTopsail
I am quite vocal about my boat porn addiction....

I am quite vocal about my boat porn addiction. Whether it be going down to the local marine or spending a night paroozing the seemingly endless pages of yachtworld, I spent quite a lot of time...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,442
Posted By theTopsail
It's always interesting to see what various...

It's always interesting to see what various manufacturers' factories look like, especially ones that are in regions such as the Far East.

Gotta admire the phenomenal workmanship that goes into...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,091
Posted By theTopsail
I think it would be difficult to find a good...

I think it would be difficult to find a good place to put the wind generator on a trawler style yacht, or most motor yachts for that matter, due to the inclusion of large cabins above deck which are...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2017, 04:59 AM
Replies: 10,942
Views: 1,388,822
Posted By theTopsail
Large "Interesting" Looking yacht behind us at Isthmus, Catalina

Don't know if I am a huge fan of the large windows aft of what I think is the bridge. Also not a huge fan of the downward sloping sheer on the bow. https://i.imgur.com/3h3gzAt.jpg
Forum: General Discussion 11-22-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,169
Posted By theTopsail
I get that the Americas Cup is trying to advance...

I get that the Americas Cup is trying to advance sailing technology however with the high tech boats they use, is it really true sailing? At this point, its almost more like number-crunching than...
Forum: Welcome Mat 10-30-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 824
Posted By theTopsail
Welcome! Such a beautiful boat.

Welcome! Such a beautiful boat.
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2017, 04:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,216
Posted By theTopsail
Suppose the NH56 motor sailer is a good boat to...

Suppose the NH56 motor sailer is a good boat to look at when you can compare the price of the NH56 vs another trawler of the same size, even a NH55.

Looking at a listing for a 2010 NH56 on...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2017, 05:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,216
Posted By theTopsail
I should have been a bit more clear. I was going...

I should have been a bit more clear. I was going for dual helm stations where you are able to control the sails on say hydraulic or electric winches form inside or outside. So this would manifest...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,216
Posted By theTopsail
I guess there are not very many motorsailers that...

I guess there are not very many motorsailers that have dual helm stations with one being outside and another being in an enclosed pilothouse. I imagine most of the sailors would object to sailing a...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,216
Posted By theTopsail
Switching from a Trawler to a Sailboat

Greetings.

It is my understanding that people frequently go from owning a sailboat to owning a trawler for various reasons. I was wondering if anyone who owns a trawler has ever thought about...
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,555
Posted By theTopsail
This video might help: ...

This video might help:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0PGkDY2EXc
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 09-07-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,256
Posted By theTopsail
try looking at Boats for Sale - New and Used...

try looking at Boats for Sale - New and Used Boats and Yachts - YachtWorld.com (https://yachtworld.com). They allow you to search for various types of boats in select areas.
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,158
Posted By theTopsail
Willard 40?

Willard 40?
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,195
Posted By theTopsail
The schooner is "Lynx". She's a baltimore clipper...

The schooner is "Lynx". She's a baltimore clipper style tops'l schooner :). I have always loved how flemings look on the water.
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 08-11-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,753
Posted By theTopsail
I won't argue about how the captain should...

I won't argue about how the captain should receive most of the blame for the collisions. I am just intrigued by the coast guard boat that is standing by whilst the collisions are taking place. I hope...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,226
Posted By theTopsail
I told that the first time I docked a boat....

I told that the first time I docked a boat. Probably some of the most sound advice anyone has told me.

Like many have said before me in this thread, practise makes perfect. The more you know...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 08-11-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,753
Posted By theTopsail
Quoted from the gcaptain article... "The Red Bull...

Quoted from the gcaptain article... "The Red Bull event organizers were also issued a warning for underestimating the crowd size and blocking the waterway, and the Coast Guard shut down the event...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-06-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,526
Posted By theTopsail
It might be easier for you to visualize stuff if...

It might be easier for you to visualize stuff if you make a quick sketch.

I would agree the chart plotters, radar, and autopilot are important. I would also try and have the VHF close so you can...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,354
Posted By theTopsail
For school last year, I developed a diesel hybrid...

For school last year, I developed a diesel hybrid system for an 18m yacht. The system alone added 525,000 to the boat's price! I am sure big commercial outfits that are looking to make hybrid or...
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,715
Posted By theTopsail
Function over form?

Function over form?
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,579
Posted By theTopsail
Always a crowd pleaser in my experience :thumb:

Always a crowd pleaser in my experience :thumb:
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,579
Posted By theTopsail
Not thinking about a wife quite yet so I guess I...

Not thinking about a wife quite yet so I guess I will continue to cook and clean :)
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