Re: Best material for abrasion resistance
Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:45 pm
My wife wasn't with me on that trip when I ran aground ... thank goodness.
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I can't imagine how much more my boat would weigh if I had added 2 layers of 12 oz. No... not *can't*, but *don't want to*. One layer is already on the inside cockpit floor, in some areas. I dropped a few things already, with no worries.Cracker Larry wrote:Me too, usually oysters, usually faster than 4 kts With 2 layers of 12 oz biax, I've never even made a scratchI run aground more often than most people,
My wife has been aground on most of the oyster mounds, mud bars, sand bars, coral heads and reefs from the Chesapeake Bay to the lower Caribbean, including the Bahamas and the GOM Usually I was steering and ignoring her directions, while she was pointing to deeper water Usually, but not always I do remember once we left Lake Worth Inlet about 3 AM in a 28 Albin trawler, and was hard aground at 4 AM, and I had nothing to do with it. And another time off SW Florida, when we should have been heading for Everglades City, she and my brother were taking turns setting off course speed records in a 30 kt. Nor'easter. They we're going like hell in a 41' ketch, me sound asleep, when they piled up on Cape Romano shoals about 5 am, having totally ignored their sailing instructions and common sense for over indulgence, while crossing the GOM in the middle of the night Sure glad it was sand. They were the happiest people I've ever seen to run a boat aground, and kedge it off though. Jamaica is an entertaining island That was before LORAN was invented. We had a sextant, compass, knot meter, clock, and an AM radio we could sometimes DF with. In those days we used to bounce from island to island, sometimes not even sure what country we were inMy wife wasn't with me on that trip when I ran aground ... thank goodness.
Not much, considering everything you've put on that boat And you are building a sailboat, not a 35 mph offshore boat. On my OD18, an extra layer of 12 ounce biax on the bottom takes about 8 yards of cloth, that's 96 ounces of cloth, and 96 ounces of epoxy. That's only 12 pounds. The weight of a bag of ice, or 12 beers, or one of your modular cockpit do-dads Not even worth mentioning on a boat like the OB19 in question.I can't imagine how much more my boat would weigh if I had added 2 layers of 12 oz.
I need to exercise more...Cracker Larry wrote:KS, I really can't believe you're worried about weight
"Only two sailors, in my experience, never ran aground. One never left port and the other was an atrocious liar." -Don Bamford