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Forum: Florida - Western   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By wfish11
Re: Visiting St. Petersburg end of February

I'm over on the east side of Tampa Bay a little south of downtown Tampa. I'm a member of the Tampa Sailing Squadron, Sailing squadrons are basically inexpensive yacht clubs, I keep my Cal 29 there....
Forum: Florida - Western   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By Timj1440
Re: Visiting St. Petersburg end of February

Chris,

Would be happy to get together, talk about the area. We have been here since 2000, love it. Plenty of good sailing options and housing with slips. We are also Realtors so know the market...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-09-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Comfort level improving

First of all, beautiful boat!

Secondly, lemme tell you, my brother owned a US Yacht 25, for probably 10 years. He sailed it like mad! NO its not a racer, but the design has plenty of lead below...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-20-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 3,441
Posted By jenunn01
Re: Best of these Florida cities for sailing

St. Petersburg would definitely be my choice. Lots of marinas and great support in terms of riggers, mechanics, electronics techs, etc. I have lived in both St. Pete area and Sarasota....both are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-01-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 4,994
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Cleating off Furling line?

I put one of these ratchet blocks in a few years ago :

Harken (http://www.harken.com/productdetail.aspx?sku=7402)

The main benefit is that it makes it much easier to unfurl the jib in a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-22-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,773
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Stereo Power Installation

Yellow is memory
Red is main power...
The gauge of the wire is usually visibly different too... lighter gauge is for the memory backup.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-10-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 15,421
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

I have a yarn to tell......Sorry, just had to say that. ;)

I no longer sail alone, but back when I did I used the quick tip I posted on Youtube at;

http://youtu.be/op-fczR45EM

It's an easy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-10-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 15,421
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

Here's a great book you can download for free and read on your PC, or convert it to a doc file and read it on a Kindle. http://sfbaysss.org/oldsite20131023/tipsbook/SinglehandedTipsThirdEdition.pdf ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-04-2014
Replies: 1,492
Views: 555,296
Posted By This Old Sailboat
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

If anyone's IS interested in making Sunbrella (or any other brand canvas) covers for their lifelines, I wrote up complete instructions in Lifeline cushions solution...
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-26-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,311
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Rewiring US Yacht 25

I use a bus for the negative wires. It keeps the panel neater.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-10-2014
Replies: 413
Views: 178,883
Posted By jimgo
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

Budvar, I would bet it was the finish. Not much sticks to oil (which is, actually, why you used it in the first place, though that may not seem immediately apparent).

Demon, I think you want tape...
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-19-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,311
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Rewiring US Yacht 25

If the outboard charges I would get an ACR. If you will be adding solar the ACR makes sense as well. If the AC charger will be the only method of charging most good marine chargers will charge at...
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-13-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,750
Posted By This Old Sailboat
Re: Electrical Upgrades

Hey, guys. Let's not let this thread disintegrate into yet another endless debate about LED lights, eh? That horse was beat to death long ago. Caveat emptor, okay?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-02-2014
Replies: 1,492
Views: 555,296
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

At $75 it's something like 1/20 the cost of roller furling... I think it will be nearly as convenient.

And the boat came with four hank-on head sails and I want to be use them all.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-27-2014
Replies: 1,143
Views: 295,042
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

sunset,overnight crossing of the pamlico sound
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-x9H1_k_TLOM/U4SSc2vBJkI/AAAAAAAARqQ/b1mOgLSWfkU/w978-h701-no/IMG_20140525_202417.jpg
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-18-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,852
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Electrical 101

Electrical Systems 101 Electrical Systems 101 (http://c34.org/bbs/index.php/topic,5977.0.html)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-08-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Marina Frozen

You can drill a hole in the ice with an ice auger, then purchase a cheap compressor, the same as those used in tropical fish tanks, connect enough tubing to reach down to a depth of 6 to 8 feet, put...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-08-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Marina Frozen

Well I would not use a light bulb for heat, they do not give off much, and are quite fragile and can cause fires if they break. At this point there is not much you can do. if you are in protected...
Forum: Electrical Systems   12-11-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,605
Posted By Christian Williams
Re: Replace Panel vs. Replace Switches

If you're considering plunging into a messy panel and haven't been there before, my recent experience might be of interest.

Part 1--A Novice’s Guide to Panel Reorganization - Blogs - EY.o...
Forum: Electrical Systems   12-02-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 783
Posted By Christian Williams
A Novice's Guide to Panel Reorganization

My blog about plunging into a messy yacht distribuition panel for the first time:

EY.o Information Exchange - "Thelonious" Ericson 32-3 - Blogs...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-18-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: Genoa measuring, help please.

run a tape up your forestay attached to the halyard. That gives you a good idea of the luff length you can use. LP is easily determined by measuring shortest distance from the clew to the luff. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-16-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By Alex W
Re: Genoa measuring, help please.

I'm looking for a smaller headsail now (leaning towards having a new one made) and find it useful to look at both sail area and LP. You can have 133% LP sails made to almost any sail area by varying...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-16-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Genoa measuring, help please.

This might help.

US 25 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com (http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=506)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-16-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Genoa measuring, help please.

You really should look at the headsail area. You can calculate the area using Luff x LP/2 = Area. If they give you luff, leach and foot, you'll have to do a some geometry/trig calcs to get there. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-16-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By Alex W
Re: Genoa measuring, help please.

There are two jib calculators that I find helpful:
Jib Overlap Calculator (http://sailingfortuitous.com/apps/jibcalc.html)
http://l-36.com/LP_calc.php

Both will compute LP for you given sail...
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