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I can answer questions regarding fresh and salt water Catamarran Sailing, techniques and equipment. I can also answer questions regarding the repair of decks and the updating and installation of running and standing rigging on mono-hulls

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I have sailed catammarans in fresh and salt water for over 16 years. I currently own and sail a 30 ft monohull out of Kemah on Galveston Bay, on which I carried out a complete refit.

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2015-07-25 phantom tiller replacement:

I have read that the Phantom uses the same tiller as the sunfish.  Have you contacted them to see about the interchangeability of the parts?    I saw one on Ebay but the sale was discontinued.    You might

2015-03-05 17-18th century sailling speed:

As I stated in my original answer, it would depend on the time of year.  A sailing ship would make about 7 knots and if it had favorable winds it would take about 8-9 days, but if it had to sail up wind

2015-03-04 17-18th century sailling speed:

Ignacio:    Most fluyts were around 80 feet long.  So calculating the theoretical maximum speed:      (80 x SqRt)x 1.34 = 12 knots    Now that is assuming excellent sailing conditions and a clean hull

2013-08-14 Discharging and loading bulk cargo square rigged ship:

Again:    Technology employed would depend on where the work was being done.  For instance, the Donkey engine was in use on the California coast for hauling out trains of redwood tree sections, replacing

2013-08-14 Discharging and loading bulk cargo square rigged ship:

Rob:    The 1800s saw a lot of changes what with steamships making great strides. Square rigged ships still used flush decks and hatchs through which cargo was loaded, though later in the century, some


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