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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-18-2005
Replies: 26
Views: 3,871
Posted By dpboatnut
Why has this board gone stale?

I was going to write something with a similar subject title a whule ago, but refrained, thinking it was just me or something.

I''ve rather enjoyed listening to the "experts" calmly and rationally...
Forum: Racing   10-12-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 1,946
Posted By dpboatnut
Mainsail Controls for conditions

"Sail Power" was written in 1976, no? How current is it, or can it be? How does it compare to Bethwaite''s "High Performance Sailing"?

Has anybody else read both? I was about to grab a copy of the...
Forum: Racing   09-25-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 2,062
Posted By dpboatnut
yet more proper course questions

Paulk,
In my case, it wasn''t a "what if" argument, but a real situation that I had found no answer to in the time since it happened. Clearly, the other boat thought as you do, that the overlap...
Forum: Racing   09-21-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 2,062
Posted By dpboatnut
yet more proper course questions

First, the rule:
17 ON THE SAME TACK; PROPER COURSE
17.1 If a boat clear astern becomes overlapped within two of her hull lengths
to leeward of a boat on the same tack, she shall not sail above...
Forum: Racing   06-15-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 3,677
Posted By dpboatnut
Flying an undeclared oversized jib as a spinnaker

There are different definitions for headsails and spinnakers. Generally, the mid-girth (the distance between the half-leach to the half-luff) needs to be less than half the foot or LP dimension,...
Forum: Racing   06-14-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 3,748
Posted By dpboatnut
Proper Course

Like the original question, perhaps someone can help me understand another issue related to proper course:

The Sailing Instructions for the Newport-Ensenada race contain the phrase "The jury will...
Forum: Racing   06-11-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 3,748
Posted By dpboatnut
Proper Course

Proper Course: A course a boat would sail to finish as soon as possible in the absence
of the other boats referred to in the rule using the term. A boat has no proper course
before her starting...
Forum: Racing   03-20-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 1,564
Posted By dpboatnut
Core covering for stripped lines

I''ve spliced up some eyes in 1/8" Endura braid for some light air spin sheets, and I''ve got some Tylaska spool shackles on the way.

Has anybody ever added a cover to one of the small, slick...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-18-2004
Replies: 15
Views: 6,466
Posted By dpboatnut
what''''s up with sail twist?

You''re seeing the the rates change differently, and the area between the two curves builds then diminshes. Think of the extremes of say boatspeeds of zero, 3 kts and 100 knots. At zero, there should...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-10-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 2,371
Posted By dpboatnut
36 Cascade 1988

I have a Cascade29 that I use for island cruising in SoCal and that I also (pathetically) race. Most of these boats were owner finished, so fitting out quality can vary wildly. The maker is reputed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-08-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 1,509
Posted By dpboatnut
Need a small piece of Teak

Assuming your tiller is straight (or you don''t want to recreate the existing curve), and your 1" dimension is the actual rather than nominal thickness, then a two-piece lamination of store-bought...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-01-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 1,819
Posted By dpboatnut
Fire damage to my bowsprit!

Indeed, inexpensive but fresh skil-saw blades are perfect. The ideal surfaces inside the kerfs will be a little rough and maybe even slightly hairy. Avoid good carbide blades, which could leave lots...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-27-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 1,819
Posted By dpboatnut
Fire damage to my bowsprit!

From my woodworking experience, the advice on the bowsprit is probably wrong, and the cracks are likely reapirable.

For the sprit, you''re going to have a tough time getting your 7 inch section to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-26-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 6,493
Posted By dpboatnut
Santana 30/30

I''ve considered the J29 and J30, both of which can be found the same price range of around $20k. The J29 is hardly more than a daysailer, with the same rating as the Santana 30/30 (actually, the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-26-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 6,493
Posted By dpboatnut
Santana 30/30

These have come up at the periphery of a couple of discussions over the months, but not specifically addressed, as far as I can tell.

The usual: anybody have opinions about, and especially...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-17-2004
Replies: 27
Views: 12,820
Posted By dpboatnut
Kiwi prop --- feathering

I was in Martec''s office two weeks ago picking up my reconditioned prop, and saw the kiwi-prop literature sitting on the office desk. I asked about it, and the gal said that they had sold one, and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-17-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 5,098
Posted By dpboatnut
Islander 30

In looking at my PHRF rate list, I noticed that there''s a listing for an Islander30 at 138, then a mark2 at 180, mark 3 at 168, and the bahama at 174. Most boats get quicker as new releases are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-10-2004
Replies: 12
Views: 2,754
Posted By dpboatnut
biologists looking for assistance

Out of curiosity, why not examine the contents of the ballast water transported by tankers between ports? I recall reading recently that they were actually a large contributor to the spread of...
Forum: Learning to Sail   02-06-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 1,194
Posted By dpboatnut
Check my Plotting...

I guess this exchange illustrates the importance of using your eyes, instead of half-remembered rules, sliderules, and gadgets. I''ve never gotten the var/dev thing wrong with a compass rose in front...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-02-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 4,653
Posted By dpboatnut
Santa Cruz boats

Thanks for the replies. I was thinking of moving toward something a little quicker, but with at least a minimal cruising interior. My wife and I are perfectly happy "camp-cruising" at the islands for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-01-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 4,653
Posted By dpboatnut
Santa Cruz boats

Okay, the subject of these has recently been raised on another discussion, mentioning the Santa Cruz 33.

There''s one of these for sale on "Mr. Merlin" Bill Lee''s (www.fastisfun.com) website, and...
Forum: Racing   01-24-2004
Replies: 11
  PHRF
Views: 4,982
Posted By dpboatnut
PHRF

While I think the replies above offer good advice, to me they don''t directly address the question of why some boat types might not do well phrf racing.

First, I think that due to the regionally...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-22-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,399
Posted By dpboatnut
Choosing New Sails

I''m not familiar with the boat, but a peek at:

http://www3.sympatico.ca/rodney.brandon/serendipity.htm#Specifications


idicates that there were lots of changes to the boats over the years.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-21-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,399
Posted By dpboatnut
Choosing New Sails

If your boat had 25 year old sails, I''m guessing racing isn''t part of your plans. It sounds like you have a 15-18 foot daysailor / pocketcruiser?

If you asked "how much for a main for a Blank...
Forum: Racing   01-21-2004
Replies: 16
Views: 7,032
Posted By dpboatnut
Reaching struts

Thanks for the replies. My boat is an older CCA rule boat, with an 8'' beam on 29'' LOD, and only a 10'' J dim. The guy starts getting on the shrouds pretty quick as the boat reaches up. I''ve tried...
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