GUNBOAT updated their cover photo.
1 week ago
“For a sailor of this caliber, even in long-distance cruising mode, a full carbon rocket ship is required.”
Story about Gunboat 6803 in the Sept 2020 issue of Seahorse Sailing Magazine - www.gunboat.com/seahorsemagazine-gb6803/
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1 week ago
"You get way more comfortable by just pushing yourself over that little hill..."
Cruise Gunboat 48 VELA around Oahu with John John Florence and Lauryn Cribb in the latest Parallel Sea short film, a look at their first time double-handed sailing together, building sailing routines and confidence that will surely see these two casting off the dock lines for many ocean adventures together!
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2 weeks ago
A look at the interior of Gunboat 60 Arethusa following her recent refit!
The performance-driven upgrade to daggerboards (from center boards) included this beautiful integration throughout, reinventing these ultra-comfortable amidship cabin layouts.
The refit was completed in August and they were off! The new boards are hugely beneficial to how she sails and being thoroughly enjoyed on cruising and racing adventures alike.
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Change looks like from swing down daggerboards to just up/down shorter chord and much deeper boards. Fantastic she looks great
Guess they couldn't get the leaking stopped. GB tried rotating centerboard but had leaking issues. GB 5702 removed center boards and attacked fixed keel.
Do you have A/C ?
This is really nice. Very restful look in stark contrast to the performance parafinalia up on deck! 😎
Absolutely beautiful ☝️⚓️
2nd! I'm a bit confused. I thought all Gbs had dagger boards AND rotating masts! What do you mean by 'centre boards'? Terminology might've changed, but since I started sailing, a centre board was like a dagger board except that the fin could swing aft and up into a casing. The leading edge would then be flush with the centre line when stowed. Or are you meaning those short fixed keels you see on regular cruisers? These were referred to as "Stub Keels" back in the day. You would use a centre board if you wanted to keep the 'centre of lateral resistance' directly below the 'centre of effort' on the main sail, through all points of sailing. So full down for a beat. 75% raised for broad reach. This of couse isn't needed for apparent wind sailing, because the C of E is kept forward near the luff. In the photos, the mast looks fixed. At least the position of the halyard foot blocks makes it look that way. Is that right, or am I missing something? Is there a good reason for not converting to rotating? Sorry about all the questions, but I'm kean to know because I want to go rotating to keep the main away from the spreaders on my cat. Cheers! 😀