Start off the year right with the New 3-Color Logo Hats
Add a new hat to the top of your spring check list of things to do before launch! Get this new three color hat for captain and crew & support
YOUR Paceship Website at the same time!
And don't forget to get some decals while you are at it!
They won't have to ask...they will know you and your crew are Paceship! This high quality hat is 100% cotton in solid black which allows this original logo to stand out brilliantly!Click the hat to the left to order now!
Expertly embroidered with the Paceship Logo on the front. Self-cloth strap with antique brass flip buckle and grommet. Adjustable to fit all sizes! The colors of the original 3 color logo are red, white and silver.
Order now to get them in plenty of time for your your launch!
What’s the Big Keel?!
By Jay Moran
This article is derived from a posting I placed on the Paceship forum a few years back. I thought I would bring it to the forefront and expand a little on the subject “What’s the Big Keel” (or what's the big DEAL about KEELS!).
There is a lot of misconception about the purpose of the keel and even more about those so called “Keel/Centerboard” rigs common on sailboats both new and old.
As a start let’s examine the purpose of a keel in a sailboat. The most important purpose of a keel is to convert to forward motion the sideways motion of the wind and to counteract the leeward force of the wind. In ballasted boats a secondary purpose of the keel is to provide ballast to lower the center of gravity of the boat thereby providing a righting moment to stabilize the boat against capsize.
Without a good keel, sailboats would be relegated to sailing mainly with the wind as did the old square riggers. Even the earlier schooners had relatively poor performance sailing to windward. Trial and error ultimately improve the technology of keel designs resulting in the high performance sailboats of today. Read more!
Please Welcome These New Members to Our Group!
Below are the newest 12 members that make up our now 1217 active members! Click "View" next to the member to learn about them!
If you live in the same area, have the same model boat or for any reason,
don't be bashful; Send a welcome message to any one of the new members. JUST say "HEY" gang! Community starts right here! Please make your fellow Paceshippers feel welcome.
How about YOU? Got a Story? Send it in and we'll publish you to the world!
Support YOUR Paceship Website Buy Paceship Decals
TPW is a non-commercial FREE website but it DOES take money as well as lots of volunteer time to operate. So rather than rely solely on the occasional donation we try to provide something of value to you when you help support the website. In this case we had our artist redraw the high resolution graphics needed to make a great decal to replace those old worn out or missing ones!
Get your own set of these great high quality decals AND Support YOUR Paceship Website at the same time. [more info]
A page on the TPW helps you keep up with activities of your fellow Paceships owners and enthusiasts in a flash. We have added a page that allows
you to see the most recent FIVE events on The Paceship Website systems. So whether you are looking for new members, recent updates to member PPP's, Items Wanted of For sale or Logbook or link entries see it all on one page by clicking the "Most Recent" logo above!
Got any Stories or News???
The season is a great memory but don't loose it and SHARE your adventures with fellow paceshippers and the word right here on the Paceship website!
that's right, you write it and we will post it for the world to see along with any photos you may have to share. Whether it is a thrilling adventure, goof on the high seas or a project you are working on, the rest of the gang will love to see it!
So give us a holler and get started today!
Join the growing list of Paceshippers Worldwide on one of the largest sites of its type in the world. We are all about community and Paceships are a great way to meet other people who share your passion for sailing and Paceships!!
Can you send us a measured drawing?
If you can help us with a measured drawing of your rudder or centerboard it will be appreciated!
Many of our members every year loose one or the other as a result of some mishap.
Before the boat hits the water for another season, please take a few minutes and give a sketch with measurements. We'll even draw the thing up from your sketch if you can help.
You won't believe the folks who will be eternally grateful for your help. Hold your mouse over the menu like KNOLWLEDGE AND INFO>>>PARTS & INFO>> RUDDER & KEEL SPECS. for the ones we already have. All others not shown need your help!
Got any news to share with the world?
The Paceship Website is a site developed by and for Paceship owners and enthusiasts alike. So take advantage of it and also share your news items with the rest of the Paceship family!
If you have any newsy items that you would like to tell your fellow Paceshippers about, please contact us here! We will give you an address where you can send text and photos if you have some! If you are a member login and click the send email to paceship button!
Now is a great time to write that article you have always meant to send in to TPW! Yes, Be a PUBLISHED writer for all the world to see!
Meet Mark & Donna Bell
Savannah, GA US 1977 PY26 Joined 6/3/2008
Click the pic!
For Sale Ad!
Boat - Sail: East Wind 25 Project Free to a good home Great sturdy boat - needs work & TLC $1 Cocoa Beach, FL
Parts: PY23 Need a hatch Looking for a hatch $??USD Kalama, WA
Notices to Mariners!!
Although the old paceship forum is shut down to new posts, it will remain as a resource for folks all over the world.
Paceship members help one another with tips and ideas to make their boat and sailing even better. Just go to The New Paceship Forum and register.
Everyone is welcome to look about. Check the site for sailing and maintenance tips that can relate to most any boat. The new forum allows members to post pictures and files and even has a chat feature where members can have live online sessions! So Join in the fun at: http://paceshipforums.org/forum.
Web page Format
Now you as a member have your own Paceship Personal Page (PPP) "virtual website" with multiple pages that are created "on the fly" depending on the features that YOU personally use.
In the new system, everyone has a "Home", a "Boat Info" and "Contact page" (the latter where our server will handle email requests from web users for you to help reduce spam). Other pages will also appear if you use other functionality in your member login panel including things like Photos, Site Photos Logbook and personal links...and a NEW PPP feature, member boat reviews!! (see the announcement below)
Now you can write a review of ANY Paceship models for which you have some information to share with the world. Whether you have sailed them or have a knowledgeable commentary now's your chance to express your view! See the new David Salt and Hank Schut reviews under the the PY26 and 32/28 boats respectively!
New Photo Section
Remember as well the new website photo system give you to chance to feature YOUR photos for use in the site as examples of specific boat models and features. The idea is to create a standard set of pictures that can be added to each model to best display its features and accessories.
The Log system has been reworked and again is operational. Here you can keep track of you daily sails or voyages digitally from home or your smart phone and make them available (or not) to to other Paceship members and enthusiasts on the the public site. So give it a whirl and, PLEASE help us by reporting ANY problem you find on the log system or the site in general. ________