Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 49

Thread: Pacific Coast Shorthanded Boat

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Posts
    1,601

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BobJ View Post
    I know non-overlappers are all the rage but I'd really miss being able to fly a #1 when it's light - and even sometimes when it's not. A bigger jib on a reaching lead (or JT) and reefed main is the bomb on my boat in the ocean.

    When you guys get done describing your perfect boat it's a J/92 . . . but I'm biased!
    Just because I want a small foretriangle doesn't mean that we can't have overlapping headsails!

    BTW, I would also instigate a rule that said something along the lines of... "5 sails, maximum, plus a storm headsail if the rig carries a headsail, may be on the boat at the start of every race". OK, maybe 6 sails.

    Something like the Class 950, but really an 850 to keep the costs down as much as possible. I'm honestly thinking back to how many years of combined SSS racing and thinking that the Moore 24 and the Express 27 were the most popular boats. There are reasons, obviously. So what would an Express 27, designed NOW, specifically for single or doublehanded sailing, look like?

    Hey, just because the Wyliecats are practically unbeatable in the Bay doesn't mean a thing, right?
    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    San Mateo
    Posts
    124

    Default

    A very nice offer Pat thanks. I've sailed on one and I do think there the perfect boat for short or single handing. I'm just not smart enough yet to own one.
    Alan, the 650 mini class only allows eight sails. One must be a trisail and one a storm jib. You gotta have a main so that leaves five. Most have a code zero. So that leaves room for two jibs and two kites or what ever you think you might need.

    The more I think about that Wyliecat...

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    3,069

    Default

    I think the biggest advantage to the WylieCat is the number of them in SSS and the chance to race one-design. That potential exists for the J/105's as well, perhaps as a double-handed division. If most of the 105's who've done our races came out together there would be enough. OD racing, especially on SSS-type courses, is more fun than racing handicapped.

    Regarding what a modern-day Express 27 might look like, I could see it being a sprit boat to make solo spinnaker work easier, and maybe more nicely finished inside, but it's a great boat as-is. I'd really want an inboard though.

    I know the Moores do fine offshore but that three extra feet in the E-27 makes a huge difference.

    If I couldn't own my boat I'd probably own an E-27 or Olson 30 - but I'd still want the sprit. It has spoiled me.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Santa Rosa
    Posts
    578

    Default Wyliecat, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil MacFarlane View Post
    A very nice offer Pat thanks. I've sailed on one and I do think there the perfect boat for short or single handing. I'm just not smart enough yet to own one.
    Alan, the 650 mini class only allows eight sails. One must be a trisail and one a storm jib. You gotta have a main so that leaves five. Most have a code zero. So that leaves room for two jibs and two kites or what ever you think you might need.

    The more I think about that Wyliecat...
    Alan, There are two on the market, "Sylkie" (see Lat. 36 Classies) and mine (quietly if the right buyer comes along). What I'd really like is a Wylie-style boat around 21/22 feet. A "drop keel" so I could keep it on a trailer, day sail/race. I'm pretty much finished with any ocean racing beyond the Farallones or HMB.
    Gordie and I have been talking about converting an appropriate hull, but haven't come to any definite conclusion. I thinking something like a Venture 21 hull (I know, I know! But a well-prepared and sailed V21 will plane.), but Gordie's not very enthused. I have a Merit 22 someone donated to the cause, but I'm not sure it's the hull form I'm looking for
    In the meantime if you'd like to join in on a GGYC or SYC Mid-Winter in Jan/Feb/March, let me know.
    Pat

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Posts
    1,601

    Default

    How about a Wyliecat 27 with a long strut/bulb for a keel?

    I hate to lose the spinnakers, though.
    Wyliecat 27 with a relatively ginormous sprit and a fractional assy?
    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    3,069

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    103

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by AlanH View Post

    Personally?

    27-29 feet
    large mainsail, small foretriangle, running backstays not really wanted but I'd deal with it if the rig had to have them.
    skippers choice of asymmetrical or symmetrical chutes
    balanced performance... not just an offwind rocket
    no canting keel, no water ballast. Simple boat
    Disp/Length 120-150
    sleeping facilities for two, some way to set up a stove at sea, an actual chart table, or nav station of some kind.
    relatively small cockpit
    coachroof extends 2 feet back over cockpit to form an alcove so you can be on deck, but really out of the spray.
    tiller-steered
    I really like this list. Down here we do spend a lot of time going upwind. Offshore. In Winter. I'd like more waterline. Also, I really like a place to stand up down below. My back can only take so much.

  8. #18
    pogen's Avatar
    pogen is offline Sailing canoe "Kūʻaupaʻa"
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    922

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by AlanH View Post
    what would an Express 27, designed NOW, specifically for single or doublehanded sailing, look like?
    Like a Figaro II?

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    2,396

    Default

    Jim Antrim is building a boat with Cree Partridge at the Berkeley Marine Center for the SF2SF race in 2015. Of course it's bigger than 27' by a bit.

  10. #20
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Reno, NV and Alameda, CA
    Posts
    111

    Default

    The Seascape 27 looks pretty promising. Even "affordable" (60k sans sails & electronics, not including shipping or and import duty if any).

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •