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Search: Posts Made By: paulk
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By paulk
Re: binnacle compass repairs

mf70 has the right idea. Quite simple, though you will want to make sure the dome isn't cracked and won't simply leak the fluid right out again. It is more probable that the fluid has seeped out...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By paulk
Re: May be getting a free Thistle

Thistles are neat boats, and pretty besides. If it were closer, and I didn't have a 5o5 in the garage waiting for it to stop raining, I'd be very tempted to sweep in there ahead of you and snap it...
Forum: Racing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,133
Posted By paulk
Re: Rule 16 situation: Room to Keep Clear

Thanks for the clarification and the details. It shows how small things can make a difference. Better luck next time
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,979
Posted By paulk
Re: Need Help with Neglected Boat

Rat has a point. Too much neglect can make fixing a boat up not worth it, but it all depends. What kind of boat is it? Some 20' daysailers are quite simple and are built like tanks, so the abuse...
Forum: Racing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,133
Posted By paulk
Re: Rule 16 situation: Room to Keep Clear

Can't quite follow the reasoning above. What foul would be possible without (or prior to) an overlap? Starting the engine is a breach of the rules, but does not entail fouling another boat, and it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,102
Posted By paulk
Re: Painting Deck & Topside using Spray Machine

I'd think that doing the deck first would avoid most overspray problems, since gravity is hard to overcome. I repainted our deck (roll & tip) and masked our hardware in place. Spend a day masking...
Forum: Racing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,133
Posted By paulk
Re: Rule 16 situation: Room to Keep Clear

This situation is interesting because the edge of the channel creates a continuing obstruction. Rule 19.2 (b) speaks to this: "When boats are overlapped, the outside boat shall give the inside boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By paulk
Re: Club foot or genoa?

I think a lot depends upon how much you're planning to tack. We sailed up the channel to Hamilton, Bermuda once, tacking about every three minutes or so. (It's fairly narrow, and hitting a coral...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,272
Posted By paulk
Re: Cruising Gear

Just goes to show, you don't need things that break to go cruising.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By paulk
Re: Sheet to tiller for extended voyaging

If you don't like the look of a vane, try finding an old autopilot. They may even cost less than a used vane. The downside might be the power draw, but a solar panel might help solve that problem. ...
Forum: Racing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 1,190
Posted By paulk
Re: VOR "Chinese gybe"

Plus they have water ballast : two 800 liter tanks aft (P&S as far outboard as they can make them)and another 1100 liter tank forward on the centerline. Each liter weighs a kilo, and you can bet...
Forum: Learning to Sail 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By paulk
Re: Hurricane Island Outward Bound School

We saw a pair of the OB boats beating up to their anchorage at Burnt Island when we were up there last. Took them forever to figure out how it needed to be done, but that's what the program is...
Forum: Racing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 342
Posted By paulk
Re: Scatchet Head Race 2015

Looks like fun. We've been out in smoother water in wind like that with our full main, 150% genny and spinnaker up. Not going as fast as them though. Looks like they could have used a touch more...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 809
Posted By paulk
Re: Australian Yacht found by Air Canada

Nice. That's the way it's supposed to work! Make sure your EPIRB is registered properly.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By paulk
Re: Is this a hound assembly?

Picture is confusing because it is upside down, but yes and no. The hounds are where the shrouds come in and attach to the mast, so the tang with the two wires (shrouds?) attached to it are the...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 4,732
Posted By paulk
Re: Sailor missing 66 days found! Breaking News.

A lot of sketchy info in the media. His family reported him lost, but he may have been anchored somewhere on the ICW and just not been seen by anybody. In the TV interview he doesn't say how long...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,392
Posted By paulk
Re: Raising & lowering sails

Another reason to keep tension on halyards all the time is that the masthead's whipping around could make the halyard jump out of the sheave at the top of the mast. Even though you have both ends of...
Forum: Racing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 1,190
Posted By paulk
Re: VOR "Chinese gybe"

Yup. But Vestas couldn't do one in much more benign conditions to avoid hitting an island. Go figure.
Forum: Racing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By paulk
Re: High School Sailing

Sounds good! Our local High School team has 30 some students trying out... as soon as it stops snowing. (more expected tonight) They like the that the competition can be statewide against both...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By paulk
Re: high HP engine on a sailboat

Yes! You can put a 300 hp motor or whatever size you want until it sinks the boat. The problem is that unless you can get the boat to plane on top of the water, it will only go so fast, and your...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-20-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 900
Posted By paulk
Re: Help or advice on cruise planning

Nolatom (above) hits it pretty squarely on the head. We plan for a 5 knot average cruising speed for our J/36, and aiming at 40 miles can make for an uncomfortably long day. Cruising friends with a...
Forum: Learning to Sail 03-18-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By paulk
Re: Sailing clubs in CT / Long Island Sound

Yacht clubs are often eagerly recruiting new members. Many have club-owned one-design fleets that are specifically set up to offer lessons or seminar sessions in order to attract people who want to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-15-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By paulk
Re: a cup of water

First question: was the water salt or fresh? That may help direct your investigation, though fresh water might get salty from mixing with salt on surfaces too. Sponge out the water and see if you get...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-05-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 578
Posted By paulk
Re: What's Next, Pablum?

We go sailing to get away from radio, TV, cable, phone... They can be useful, but we try to use them, rather than letting them use us. We have friends who delayed their departure on a cruise...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-05-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,159
Posted By paulk
Re: Harken Traveler & other questions

I like PiV's idea about a tiller extension for standing up. It might be tricky to attach it to the tiller with the "self-steering" lines rigged the way they are. (I'd be tempted to get rid of them,...
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