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December 22, 2009

Nautor Swan 57 Review: Sparkman & Stephens and Nautor Swan

Filed under: Reviews — Tags: , , , , — Richard Jordan @ 8:06 pm

Nautor Swan 57 PDF Brochure (Click to Download)

In 1966, Pekka Koskenkyla started Nautor in Pietarsaari, Finland. His focus was to build a quality fiberglass 10m sailboat. That dream became the Swan 36 by Sparkman & Stephens. With the success of the 36, Nautor and Sparkman & Stephens partnered on 37, 38, 40, 41, 411, 43, 431, 44, 47, 48, 55, 67, and 76 Swan models. In 1977, they introduced finally the Swan 57. A former Nautor Swan broker told me about the history of this design. He explained that “many people do not realize that the Swan 57 was at the centerpiece when Nautor and Sparkman & Stephens fell out.” Arguments about the design and build of the Swan 57 culminated in the separation of these two mighty companies. From Nautor’s inception in 1966 until the introduction of the Swan 57 in 1977, only Sparkman & Stephens designed Swans. Since the 1977 introduction, Sparkman & Stephens has never again designed a Swan sailboat. Continue reading “Nautor Swan 57 Review: Sparkman & Stephens and Nautor Swan” »

December 21, 2009

Keel Types – Full, Deep Fin, Bulb, Wing, Centerboard, Canting

Filed under: Yachting — Tags: , , , , , , , — Richard Jordan @ 5:47 pm

A keel balances a monohull in the water. The keel is a large flat shape with a aerodynamic leading edge. They come in six general variations: full, fin, bulb, wing, centerboard, and canting. Continue reading “Keel Types – Full, Deep Fin, Bulb, Wing, Centerboard, Canting” »

December 15, 2009

Keel Construction – External Bolt-on, Internal Encapsulated Ballast, Fiberglass Stub

Filed under: Yachting — Tags: , , — Richard Jordan @ 2:41 pm

Builders choose whether to use a bolt-on (external) or encapsulated (internal) keel on a sailboat. Neither choice is necessarily right. The five main trade-offs are cost, maintanance, tankage, repair, and performance. Continue reading “Keel Construction – External Bolt-on, Internal Encapsulated Ballast, Fiberglass Stub” »

December 8, 2009

Cabo Rico 38 Review: The Golden Goose

Filed under: Reviews — Tags: , , , — Richard Jordan @ 4:18 pm
Cabo Rico 38 PDF Color Brochure (Click To Download)

Cabo Rico 38 PDFColor Brochure (Click To Download)

One of the first passages I made was a delivery of a 38 Cabo Rico from Fort Pierce to Fort Lauderdale. Like all family adventures, it was an epic journey. My father, mother, brother, and I started out down the Intracoastal. Soon with a hankering to test sail her and get some peace and quiet from the interminable bustle of boats and bridges, we headed out the cut. It turned out to be blustery day and even with her legendary soft motion soon I, a green legged sailor, was soon sea sick. But my father forged on like Captain Bligh roaring commands to his incompetent crew. By the time, we arrived at midnight in Fort Lauderdale my furious father swore never to take us along again. This was just another day as we all thoroughly enjoyed the trip.

Introduced in 1977, the 38 is Cabo Rico’s most successful and longest running design. Though usually credited to W.I.B. Crealock, her real lineage is slightly more complicated. Dennis Garrett, the production manager at the Costa Rican factory, reworked Crealock’s 36 Tiburon by adding a counter stern and new cutter rigged, deck mold. The result has been what Kevin Bray, Cabo Rico’s latest project manager, calls their “Golden Goose,” a design with tempid demand that never goes out of style. Down below is a symphony of honey-colored teak and stunning joiner-work. There is not an inch of fiberglass in sight. Over the 30+ years of production, she has come in XL, Custom Offshore, Classic Convertible aft cabin, and a Pilot version. On a limited basis, Cabo Rico still makes 38’s. Please see our Cabo Rico Models Pagefor information about other Cabo Ricos. Continue reading “Cabo Rico 38 Review: The Golden Goose” »

December 4, 2009

Pearson 422 Review: What Everyone is Looking For

Filed under: Reviews — Tags: , , , , — Richard Jordan @ 9:44 am

Pearson 422 PDF Brochure (Click to Download)

The Pearson 422 is the last of a series of four variations (390, 419, 424, 422) on a same basic Bill Shaw hull design. With her center cockpit and centerline queen aft, she is the most prized. Pearson produced 39 hulls from 1982 to 1986. Years ago we sold a 422 which attracted unforgettable interest. A broker in-house says, “If only we could clone that boat. The number of showings, the calls were unbelievably. I’ve never seen anything like it.” The 422 is one sought after design. In 1959, the Pearson cousins, Everett and Clinton, introduced the first mass produced fiberglass sailboat, the Triton 28. It was a hit, and Pearson Yachts quickly expanded. In 1961, Grumman bought the company and funded ever increasing production. They introduced a flurry of classic designs like the 35 Alberg and 44 Countess. By 1966, corporate politics forced out both the cousins. Bill Shaw took over. In the late 1960’s, he finished up the cousins’ designs and planned for his own. Then, Shaw started reshaping Pearson in his vision. Continue reading “Pearson 422 Review: What Everyone is Looking For” »

November 30, 2009

11th Avenue Snow-Reed Swing Bridge – New River, Fort Lauderdale Bridges

Filed under: Navigating — Tags: , , , , , , , — Richard Jordan @ 6:14 pm
The 11th Ave swing bridge is a historic landmark of the New River.

The 11th Ave swing bridge is a historic landmark of the New River.

The 11th Avenue Snow-Reed bridge spans the North Fork of the New River from Riverside to Sailboat Bend. She runs from north to south. The western bank is Riverside, the Gill Isles. The eastern bank is Sailboat bend. Downriver of her, the receding fork passes by the Argyle liveaboard Apartments and then navigationally ends at the Broward Boulevard fixed, low bridge. Upriver, the water combines with the south fork heading out into the Intracoastal. Built from 1924-1925, the bridge is the oldest in Fort Lauderdale and only operational swing bridge left in South Florida. Over her 84 years, the bridge has been a divisive, controversial structure. She is a historical icon. Currently 2010, she is undergoing a rehabilitation. Dane from the city of Fort Lauderdale is the SW 11th Ave swing bridge rehabiliation project manager. Dane says, “Current fixes require the replacement of damaged structural steel, new railings, new grating, new mechanical system, new electrical system, new fender, new control house, and repaired bulkheads.”

  • Vertical Clearance: None
  • Horizontal Clearance: 20’0″
  • Depth: slight over 9’1″
  • Type: Warren Pony Swing Metal Truss
  • Opens: On demand 24/7
  • City of Fort Lauderdale Operated: (954) 828 5000

Continue reading “11th Avenue Snow-Reed Swing Bridge – New River, Fort Lauderdale Bridges” »

November 18, 2009

Kadey Krogen 38 Review: Tandem Centerboard Gunkholer

Filed under: Reviews — Tags: , , , — Richard Jordan @ 5:32 pm

Kadey Krogen 38 PDF Brochure (Click to Download)

This shallow draft cutter was designed for the personal use of the most ornery, knitpicking, demanding, hypercritical client I’ve ever had — me. Jim Krogen 

In the early 1970’s, Art Kadey started a yacht brokerage in Coconut Grove, FL. Here, he ran into Jim Krogen, a local yacht designer. They used to hang out with other locals, drink beer and talk about their problems and their dreams. Eventually, Kadey came to Krogen with ideas for a trawler. Kadey dreamed of retiring and cruising the Caribbean on a full displacement trawler. Kadey was serious and gave some crude drawings of what his dream trawler would look like. The drawings intrigued Krogen, and he decided to fine out the lines and add in the missing pieces for what would become the 42 Krogen. There also are wood motorsailer 42 Krogens with 12 hulls produced. In 1976, they joined with a Taiwanese yard to produce these 42′ Krogen trawlers. The design caught on, the company grew, and before they knew it, they were boat builders, Kadey Krogen Yachts. 

But, the Jim Krogen was more of a sailor at heart. While he designed trawlers, his dream boat was a sailboat. Kadey agreed that they should next build Krogen’s dream boat. He went and designed a unusual gunkholer, the 38′ Kadey Krogen. As Bob Perry writes, “James S. Krogen designed this yacht for himself and is presently having it built in Taiwan… you can be sure that all the features of this design have been honed to near perfection over the years.” Production started in 1981. From 1981 to 1992, they would build eighty five of these 38′ sailboats. Continue reading “Kadey Krogen 38 Review: Tandem Centerboard Gunkholer” »

November 10, 2009

Bow Style – Clipper, Spoon, Raked, Plumb

Filed under: Yachting — Tags: , , , , , — Richard Jordan @ 12:20 pm
Assorted Bows (Understanding Boat Design by Ted Brewer)

Assorted Bows (Understanding Boat Design by Ted Brewer)

The boat bow is the leading edge of a ship. The bow pierces oncoming waves. While all styles taper laterally to a knife, their more general horizontal and vertical shapes are either clipper, spoon, raked, or plumb. Continue reading “Bow Style – Clipper, Spoon, Raked, Plumb” »

November 4, 2009

Boat Navigation Lights – Anchor, Steaming, Side, Stern Lights

Filed under: Yachting — Tags: , , , , , , , — Richard Jordan @ 11:36 am

Collision requirements (colregs) require you have certain lights on during low visibility times like at night or in a fog. The running lights change based on if you are under power as well. Under sail, a boat is allowed to conserve energy by running a minimal set of lighting. The lights involved are the anchor, steaming, side, and stern. Masthead light is an ambiguous term I will avoid. Continue reading “Boat Navigation Lights – Anchor, Steaming, Side, Stern Lights” »

November 3, 2009

Self-Steering Systems – Wind Vane, Wheel/Tiller, Below Deck Pilots

Filed under: Yachting — Tags: , , , , — Richard Jordan @ 5:01 pm

Self steering keeps a boat on a course with no body at the helm. On long voyages, self steering is not a luxury but a must. It protects from boredom and corresponding fatigue. Simply put, self-steering may save you and your crews’ lives. Once setup, the system will maintain a compass course. The system adjusts to wind and wake. It comes in three variations: wind vane, above deck wheel/tiller, and below deck pilots. Continue reading “Self-Steering Systems – Wind Vane, Wheel/Tiller, Below Deck Pilots” »

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