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Forum: Learning to Sail   03-08-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,983
Posted By mr_f
Re: Mainsail twist & traveller position

You may find this write-up by Jeff_H useful:

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/42955-post6.html
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-18-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,466
Posted By mr_f
Re: Tayana 37 vs Corbin 39

I believe hotdogs point was this:

For a 24 second difference per mile to equal a 15% increase in speed, assume the following equation (SPM = seconds per mile):

SPM + 24 = 1.15*SPM

Or, more...
Forum: Chartering   01-12-2015
Replies: 129
Views: 7,205
Posted By mr_f
Re: Head dumps directly into sea?

Squirrels crap on your lawn, why shouldn't I?

Birds crap on your car, why shouldn't I?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-29-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,275
Posted By mr_f
Re: Removing/Cleaning/Replacing DataMarine Transducer

Datamarine is long gone, but the service personnel formed a new company, DMI marine, and will service old datamarine instruments.

I used them to rejuvenate failing datamarine wind, depth, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-20-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 4,349
Posted By mr_f
Re: Some people's children...

For those attempting to keep a tally:

Gary was vague about whether he desired the green coconut margarita or his Barbie-like companion to be "bottoms up".

Chistian is without his trousers,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-15-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,253
Posted By mr_f
Re: Tartan 3700 issues, PLEASE!

because you asked:

http://my.boatus.com/consumer/pdf/2009-01-DefectAndItsAftermath.pdf

more info:

http://my.boatus.com/consumer/pdf/2010-12-ItsTheSolutionThatCounts.pdf
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-15-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,750
Posted By mr_f
Re: Buying my first boat please help

What circumstances would occur where having a contract before survey end up costing extra money? This has not been my experience in any of several boat or house purchases. The contract is written so...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-15-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,750
Posted By mr_f
Re: Buying my first boat please help

You forgot a few important steps:

You arrive at the boat and realize it was grossly misrepresented by the ad/broker.

You find another boat to go look at.

Repeat many times.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-25-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,435
Posted By mr_f
Re: Annapolis live-aboard

When I priced ALM and Port A last year, both were nearly the same for a 38' boat (40' slip) once the liveaboard fee was added in (one was slightly cheaper slip, the other slightly cheaper LA fee)....
Forum: Chartering   09-01-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 4,321
Posted By mr_f
Re: Starting from Scratch, want to bareboat in BVI in the spring...need advice

Here is an oft posted educational video about chartering/anchoring in BVI.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-18-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 1,991
Posted By mr_f
Re: foreign customs and warrants

I don't have any knowledge about warrants and foreign ports, but I do have to say I am growing incredibly curious about your story. A year ago you posted that you were looking for passage out of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-10-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 3,296
Posted By mr_f
Re: New halyard: Sta-Set or Sta-Set X?

I used New England ropes VPC for halyards on my last boat and strongly preferred it to the Sta-Set-X I have on my current. The VPC was far less stiff and much more "winchable".
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-08-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 4,455
Posted By mr_f
Re: anchor tips to get it to catch?

Apparently this really isn't true.



http://www.petersmith.net.nz/boat-anchors/catenary.php
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-06-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,596
Posted By mr_f
Re: 1981 - Catalina 30' or Sabre 30'?

Random thoughts. Take them for what they are worth.

I may have misunderstood you, but Sabre is still in business and their customer support is excellent (although they are currently not producing...
Forum: herSailNet   04-17-2013
Replies: 358
Views: 29,251
Posted By mr_f
Re: Is Sailing Sexist?

My wife and I are relatively new to cruising size boats. She is a more competent sailor than I am, having grown up around boats, and probably should take the "captain" role. She is also smarter than...
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