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Search: Posts Made By: glassdad
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-16-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By glassdad
Re: Alado Furler

We have the Alado on our Cat 30. We love it. The only issue I have with it is that the is no good way to attach the furler's halyard. You have to tie it off to the drum and wrop the excess. We...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-27-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,318
Posted By glassdad
re: Can I get rid of the Bow pulpit?

This will cost you big time at time of selling. Not may people will buy without the pulpit.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 4,563
Posted By glassdad
Re: When Do You Reef?

I tend to reef at 15 to 20 knots. It is more of a feel thing. If the boat feels overpowered, I will furl the Jenny. If it seems too windy, I reef when raising the main. It is easier to shake out...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-01-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,000
Posted By glassdad
Re: Skipping CA tax ?

The OP states "keep the boat until next Summer (full year) in CA and sail it" That is use in California. He does not want to pay the tax but he wants to use the CA facilities. Pay the tax! Who...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-13-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By glassdad
Re: SoCal -- Santa Ana Winds

Santa Barbara, Channel Islands Eastern portion...NE winds 15 to 25 kt. Western portion... NE winds 5 to 10 kt.

It is breezy.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-09-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,116
Posted By glassdad
Re: Just getting back from Catalina!

Looks like a good trip. The pic of the sun (rising), was that Isthmus or Cat Harbor (sun setting)?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By glassdad
Re: Going to Catalina in Gale???

Check the wind direction. Avalon harbor can be dangerous during Santa Anas. Tuesday and Wednesdays winds are projected to be strong from the northwest. You should have a hard beat to weather for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-22-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,356
Posted By glassdad
Re: $854,400 in Fuel Spill Liability?

Buy the insurance. What happens if your tank leaks when you are anchored out in a nice deserted cove and the tide take the fuel into the tidal zone. The cleanup and fines will be quite expensive.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-05-2014
Replies: 272
Views: 22,091
Posted By glassdad
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

I am not being disrespectful but am asking. How do you steer and and navigate from outside? I have a GPS on a swing arm visible from the wheel. To plot a course, I either sit outside or sit inside...
Forum: herSailNet 03-30-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2,346
Posted By glassdad
Re: Circumnavigation with partner

You need to have one captain to make the final decision in any situation BUT the captain needs to listen to and take into consideration the other person's concern. If your boyfriend can listen to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-30-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 247
Posted By glassdad
Most memorable sail

What was your most memorable sail. I don't necessarily mean the most exiting or best sailing day but the one that in your heart you remember when describing sailing to other people you meet.

When...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-30-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 3,606
Posted By glassdad
Re: What made you buy your boat?

We bought our Catalina 30 because it was big enough to take the whole family, two of us and three older kids but small enough for the two of us to handle ourselves. We needed a boat that we could...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-29-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,822
Posted By glassdad
Re: Wave powered propeller

Will it interfere with my Mr. Fusion?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 975
Posted By glassdad
Re: Fuel Tank size error

That's something I wondered about. I did not have to bleed the system. When it ran out of fuel, we shut everything down. Since the gauge was on empty and the engine died, I assumed we were out of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 975
Posted By glassdad
Re: Fuel Tank size error

Thanks for all your suggestions. I'll have to put some more investigation into it. I'll let you know if I learn anything. Meanwhile, I'll sail based on a 12 gallon range.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 975
Posted By glassdad
Re: Fuel Tank size error

I am fairly confident about my tank capacity being 18 gallons. but holding only 12 usable gallons. So my real question is, do you think I could have 6 gallons of algae, shmootz, dirt, gunk built up...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 975
Posted By glassdad
Re: Fuel Tank size error

The tank shape is such that the bottom of pick up tube is lower down than the bottom of the sender.

#2 Sailboats heel and slosh back and forth in a sea thus exposing the pick up to air.. As tanks...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 975
Posted By glassdad
Fuel Tank size error

I have a 1985 Catalina 30 with the MX25 diesel. The tank does not hold the full amount of fuel it is supposed to. The tank is stamped that is holds 18 gallons. When i measured it, I calculated its...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-13-2013
Replies: 126
Views: 5,161
Posted By glassdad
Re: insurance/survey

I am going to come out and say what a lot of people on this board are thinking. You cant afford this boat. You NEED liability insurance. If your boat sinks or leaks, the environmental cost is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-09-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By glassdad
Re: Where to donate boat in So Cal?

Cal State Channel Islands has a boating center in Channel Islands harbor (Oxnard). If it is in decent condition, they may take it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-23-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 4,219
Posted By glassdad
Re: Admiral wont let me name the boat "Bikini Bottom"

If you want her to be a parter on the boat and use it a lot, listen to her. Come up with a name that you both like. If you don't care and want the boat to be a point of contention and conflict, then...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-17-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 3,379
Posted By glassdad
Re: Things lost in the water

We lost two whisker poles in Westlake. We had a new C14.2 and tried out racing. Running down wind and approaching the mark, my wife takes the pole of the sail and flings it over the side. We just...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-14-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By glassdad
Re: Adventure Sailing

Why pick on electronics as technology you don't like. How about excluding fiberglass. It is too high tech. How about excluding aluminum masts? The old timers would have loved an aluminum mast. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-25-2013
Replies: 1,053
Views: 173,935
Posted By glassdad
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Does any know if they got the boat back for Hawaii? If so, how did the return trip go?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-03-2013
Replies: 209
Views: 18,361
Posted By glassdad
Re: I had a great sail today.

We had a perfect sail on Sunday. Winds were predicted to be 10 knots or less and it looked like less. We went out figuring the motor if necessary out to Anacapa Island. It was a perfectly clear...
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