Well, I have finally done it. I’ve gone and painted my topsides. And prepped my hull for a new generation of anti-foul. This is a major milestone for me. Tiare has needed a hull repaint for a number of years, slowly becoming a little more drab with each small knock the tender makes on…Details
With the starboard side rudder wood dried out. Both rudders are ready for sanding, glassing and filling ready for epoxy undercoats. The starboard back stern repairs are all done and we go through a couple of typhoons. Nothing major and I enjoy the peace of mind that comes with being on the hard in…Details
The summer heat is ongoing and slows progress down. Fortunately, I am working under the boat and in the shade but still, the humidity and heat takes the energy out of you. Replacing our metal thru hulls and valves with Trudesign Composites. http://www.trudesign.nz/marine. Learn how to remove extremely well stuck thru hulls and drill…Details
Now Tiare is out of the water, I take down our Sillette Sonic Drives to replace the anodes, bellows, shaft seals and clean and fill the corrosion pitting on the lower legs, then give acid washing a go before acid etching and a repaint. Last winter I discovered that the SB side leg had…Details
Plus I take a quick look at the Bali 4.0 and the Lagoon 42 catamarans. These are the plastic fantastics and floating apartments that talk about in the “Cat or Mono” video I posted . They may not be good upwind or heavy weather sailboats but the designers have got it right for practical design…Details
Introduction But the biggest factor that makes taking kids cruising and the level of success is you. Its how you approach the issues of safety, health, education. And it’s your OWN expectations that are going to influence your life afloat. In my mind, there is no doubt that taking your kids for an extended cruise…Details
Are Catamarans faster?
Are Monohulls more traditional and romantic?
Are Catamarans more expensive to buy and maintain?
Are Cats nothing but a modern floating apartment block or the safest way to cross an ocean?
Can a Catamaran out sail a monohull upwind?
Self-righting, sinking or floating?