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Some Purchases May Still Be Worth the Price

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In the last month or so, it has become much harder to take out our wallets without feeling guilty.

No single authority figure has told us not to spend. But people are scared, and that fear is showing up in lower sales on all sorts of big-ticket items, from autos to electronics.

Homeowners had already been feeling poorer, and the devastating investment losses have made thrift a necessity for many people. Saving every extra dollar now seems the most sensible course of action, given predictions of rising unemployment and daily mentions of the Great Depression.   more...



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Do Boaters Wear Lifejackets?

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Do you wear a life jacket when you go out on your boat? Really?

In the Mad Mariner Poll, 60 percent of boat owners claimed to wear lifejackets, but a Coast Guard study put it closer to 21 percent.: In the Mad Mariner Poll, 60 percent of boat owners claimed to wear lifejackets, but a Coast Guard study puts that number closer to 21 percent.

If you sense some skepticism, there's a good reason for it. A nationwide poll commissioned by Mad Mariner shows more than 40 percent of U.S. boat owners confess they don't wear life jackets when they're out on the water.

This suggests that 60 percent do put them on–not a bad number, considering the broad perception among safety experts that most boaters are negligent when it comes to donning lifesaving gear.   more...

 



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RE: Bahama 25 information question

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It is old enough that it is difficult to fing original info and spec sheet.  I did get a couple of pictures of it. These pics might help get the boat recognized.
 
It was not designed for a  centerboard  it has a shoal keel built in the hull  just not filled with lead as yet.  You folk are so helpfull I think I will become a supporter of your site.  I do want to say that it is great pleasure reading the articles regarding anything Michigan.  I was born in Detroit and raised there in Algonac..
 
Thanks for your assistance with information regarding this boat project. Tony was told it was a  Bahama 25," built by Clackacraft.   
 
The hull was damaged in the factory in '84, so they never finished it. It's been stored indoors, so appearances wise, it's in great shape, other than the bit of damage on the hull. Hull and deck are separated. He has the hatches, the rudder mold and the glass shells of a new rudder.
 
Larry
 
 
 
 
 
I believe this boat was designed by Chuck Paine, C.W. Paine Yacht Design, PO Box 763, Camden ME 04843, 207/236-2166, www.chuckpaine.com. If it's the design I'm thinking of, it was designed to be a cat ketch, possibly with a centerboard, for sailing in the shoal waters, especially in Florida.
 
Peter O. Allen
Rochester, New York
 
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US Sailing Rig Data on the boat is listed as
 
"I"= 30.75'; "J"= 8.25'; "P"= 26.75'; "E"= 11.5'
 
It also lists the LWL as 20.25' and displacement as 4400#.
 
I would stick with lead for the keel. More of the ballast weight would be lower in the boat improving righting moment
 
Andy Unger
Doyle Sails Detroit
24227 Sorrentino Ct.
Clinton Twp., MI 48035
586-790-7500 Fax 586-790-7515
ISO 9001 Registered Company


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Bahama 25 information question

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Have you any information on this boat my Son just bought A original hull and deck infinished and looking for any helpfull info to complete this boat It is a Bahama 25," built by Clackacraft.

The hull was damaged in the factory in '84, so they never finished it. It's been stored indoors, so appearances wise, it's in great shape, other than the bit of damage on the hull. Hull and deck are seperated, He has the hatches, the rudder mold and the glass shells of a new rudder

1. Ballast: I have an empty hull with a shoal keel that would have had lead in it, should they have finished it. A) Not being able to find any of the original specs on the boat, how do I go about figuring how much ballast I need to put in the keel? B) Do I need to go with lead? What about other materials? It's encapsulated, so I think I've got more options.

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