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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-10-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,527
Posted By huntermj
sailing solo

The sailing season is half over here on lake champlain and i need to learn to sail solo if i am going to get full use of this boat.
Riptide 31 with roller furling jib, winch on the mast to raise the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-24-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By huntermj
Re: Stupid question of the month

Well now it was a really stupid question that i should have know the answer to. i joined the Eventide owners group recently but did not read that part.
thanks for the help.
Stay tuned for more...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-23-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By huntermj
Re: Stupid question of the month

I love stupid but creative answers. But good advise on calling the sail maker, I will give that a try.
And if anybody else has a stupid question please feel free to use this space to ask it.
I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-23-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By huntermj
Re: Stupid question of the month

I knew M.G. was the designer of my boat, which was built in 1992 and that he wrote books but i did not know he was the editor of Yachting Monthly. these are the original tanbark sails. So Maybe a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-23-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By huntermj
Re: Stupid question of the month

Thats what i was thinking as well. Well mystery solved. :D
Anyway the full marking is YM with RT31 under it. In 2 foot high letters.
Its a Riptide 31 built in Onterio. So the RT31 is a no brainer. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-23-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,196
Posted By huntermj
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-23-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By huntermj
Stupid question of the month

OK, i have done all the searching i am going to do on this subject. I have found nothing, anywhere.
Why does the main sail on my boat have the letters YM?
Im sure everybody else knows the answer...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-13-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By huntermj
Re: Champlain Canal Closure

The lake level is about 99 feet right now, so it is high but not bad,
are you on a mooring or a dock?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-11-2013
Replies: 189
Views: 29,313
Posted By huntermj
Re: Pictures of your boat

http://i433.photobucket.com/albums/qq58/huntermj/DSCF1371_zps7a477344.jpg (http://s433.photobucket.com/user/huntermj/media/DSCF1371_zps7a477344.jpg.html)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-11-2013
Replies: 189
Views: 29,313
Posted By huntermj
Re: Pictures of your boat

<a href="http://s433.photobucket.com/user/huntermj/media/DSCF1376_zps4d380fdc.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i433.photobucket.com/albums/qq58/huntermj/DSCF1376_zps4d380fdc.jpg" border="0"...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-23-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,028
Posted By huntermj
Re: Jib hanging up

Thank you for the responses, i am definitely lacking experience with this. The hang up was mostly in light winds and i found it to be really frustrating. I am a problem solver kind of person and see...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-23-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,028
Posted By huntermj
Jib hanging up

so i went sailing for the first time ever this weekend, for me and on my new/old boat and except for the gust that heeled the boat way more then i was ready for everything was good except, the knot...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-16-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 2,133
Posted By huntermj
Re: Antifreeze in water line

So i dont have a good picture in my minds eye of how the fresh water tank, hot water tank and engine cooling system work together. right now i just want to be sure i dont damage the engine.
I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-15-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 2,133
Posted By huntermj
Re: Antifreeze in water line

A lot of good information here. Thank You all. Im in Northern Vermont so -20 real temp is common in the winter. The antifreeze is red so it doesnt look like its been diluted.

With the info you all...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-15-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By huntermj
Re: Riptide 31

older picture from the po
http://i433.photobucket.com/albums/qq58/huntermj/Third20Witch200351_zps8c740d60.jpg...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-15-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By huntermj
Re: Riptide 31

its in the water now so i will be getting more pics up, Thank You
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-15-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By huntermj
Re: Riptide 31

I checked his site out and he has some really cool designs
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-15-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By huntermj
Re: Riptide 31

True these are not performance driven boats. But are supposed to easy at the helm and comfortable.
I wondered where he got the name myself.
The bilge keels on this boat are only half as long as in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-15-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By huntermj
Re: Riptide 31

Thank You,
the hull is wood with a Kevlar wrap. the mast and boom are wood. And tanbark sails.
Old school at its best.
Forum: Diesel   05-14-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,123
Posted By huntermj
Re: Yanmar 3g starting

Yikes, Glad i asked, Thank You, Jim
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-14-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 2,133
Posted By huntermj
Re: Antifreeze in water line

Its a riptide 31, A Maurice Griffin design. I think i put a picture on here some where. Thanks, Jim
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-14-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 2,133
Posted By huntermj
Re: Antifreeze in water line

First sailboat and first boat with a sink, freezer, head, hot water heater, diesel engine, solar panels, wind generator, radar, chart plotter and so on.
Im a little over whelmed with so many new...
Forum: Diesel   05-14-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,123
Posted By huntermj
Yanmar 3g starting

The last diesel engine i operated was on a Bradley platform. So this little tractor engine on a sailboat is a different beast.
I started the engine for the first time today and all went well. I just...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-14-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 2,133
Posted By huntermj
Re: Antifreeze in water line

Do you mean an inline filter? Thats a good idea.
This project list is never going to be done
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-14-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 2,133
Posted By huntermj
Re: Antifreeze in water line

Yes it is red, I did not know there was such a thing. Thank you. I am going to empty it and flush the tank out.
I have so much to learn about this.
Well im off to the diesel engine section
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