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Search: Posts Made By: bblument
Forum: Learning to Sail 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,976
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: backing into a slip with single screw

Barry - my previous C27 was set up a lot like your P26.

I had a very crappy, underpowered 4HP in a very...
Forum: Learning to Sail 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,976
Posted By Faster
Re: backing into a slip with single screw

Something like this might work.. looks like the area behind the traveler is a bit of no-mans land anyway? Some ball end joints on the ends of the link could absorb a certain amount of 'tilt'.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 4,903
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Flying drones

Who's "we"?
Give me one reason why anybody should assume, much less take the word of some stranger who doesn't seem to like middle aged white folks, that you're using your rich kids' toy in purely...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 4,416
Posted By Jeff_H
re: Boom Vang and Preventers (renamed)

First of all, I completely agree with the comments that a vang is a necessary piece of safety equipment for the reasons that Faster cited. I don't believe in using a vang taken to the rail for a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-05-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 1,692
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: New 1984 oday 26 advice

To generalize, two types of cracks. One is the "spider web" type crack on the surface of the outer gelcoat layer. This is generally cosmetic and can be repaired by using a dremel tool to open up...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Perfect gift for the navigator in your life

You abbreviated!!! Shame on you!

I, myself, prefer the cushion. :p its comfortable to sit on while the Auto Pilot gets NMEA sentences...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-30-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By RichH
Re: Boom bail P26

Try to arrange so that the bail is 'as close as possible' to the boom. This will prevent any tendency for the through-bolt to move back and forth in the bore holes of the boom which will tend to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-25-2014
Replies: 287
Views: 18,107
Posted By flyingwelshman
Found footage

One of the common complaints about this topic over at SA is that the video is 'boring'.

I was able to piece together snippets from the original video in hopes of livening the thing up a bit.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-07-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,341
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: I had to cut away my anchor :(

We used the same mount on our Cal 2-29 for 20+ years to mount a Fortress FX16 without difficulty. We originally used a length of Velcro to lock the Palm in the mount. Later, I drilled a 3/16" hole...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-04-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,266
Posted By asdf38
Re: Dinghy and Engine Choices

I went through a few iterations trying to find the right dingy for my Contessa 26.

I've had an $80 "Sevylor Fish Hunter 3-Person" since I bought the boat. This fits comfortably in a locker in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-03-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,128
Posted By capta
Re: Deck Fittings?

It's what I've been using since the early 60's, without a failure of any kind. I read about the butyl when I first saw it discussed on here but honestly, I haven't tried it. I have never said...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-01-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,136
Posted By tschmidty
Re: Whisker pole?

JonEisberg, that's great info.

for the OP, I'd certainly just go with the pole you are looking at. It has a straight spike at the end which you just run through the clew, no clipping in necessary....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-01-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,136
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Whisker pole?

Sorry, I think that's a bad idea... And frankly, I don't see how it's possible on anything but smaller boats, in the most benign conditions...

Well, I just watched the first couple of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-30-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,136
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Whisker pole?

I'm sure glad I didn't see the Sailnet store listing, because that pole is exactly what I have on my 25' boat, and I'm glad I bought it four years ago.

Don't sell yourself short. You're asking...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-30-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,136
Posted By weinie
Re: Whisker pole?

The fitting on the mast for the pole should be installed level with the clew of the sail when flying. Hence the pole would horizontal. The pole should be as long as the foot. If you have a large...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-30-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,136
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Whisker pole?

On my boat when I get deep the tack line/foreguy is really long (pole aft) by the time I'm ready to gybe and there is a whole lot of sail out there. Inside gybes are tricky shorthanded and I can't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-28-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,426
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Fellow Four Eyes dealing with rain

I suggest you wear an eyewear retainer. We have several on the boat for me, my wife, and guests. They look nerdy, but they've saved my glasses a few times. They're up there with pfd and sunscreen in...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-16-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 4,722
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Does a sailboat need a travler?

Do you need a traveler - no. But lets look at the entire setup for a moment. When adjusting a sail you have three objectives:

1. To adjust the "draft." This is the center of effort of the sail and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2014
Replies: 156
Views: 9,727
Posted By FSMike
Re: Give AIS a rest

If you are under sail you are going to be on either port tack or starboard tack regardless of whether you are on a run or close hauled or any other point of sail.
Which tack you are on is determined...
Forum: Pearson 08-14-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By CalebD
Re: P26 Sanitation Vent Location

Having read Peggy Hall's book(let) on "Eliminating boat odors"...
There are a few things to consider.

Ideally your vent line will be as straight and short as possible. This can be difficult on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-13-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 2,331
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Downwind Sailing

As noted above, sailing deeper than a broad reach is all about projected area. If your gennaker is larger than your main you are likely to go faster with the main down and just the gennaker up.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-13-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 2,331
Posted By Tempest
Re: Downwind Sailing

Simply put, it sounds like you were over-powered with too much sail up. The mainsail wants to drive you upwind and you have apply alot of helm ( rudder) to keep your heading downwind. Reefing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-11-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By hriehl1
Re: jib sheets + clew

Start with a 30 +/- inch rope for the tail at each jib's clew.

Attach to the clew with an estar hitch, making each jib's permanently attached tail. A bowline would probably do as well as the estar...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-09-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By hriehl1
I have a 2 foot long tail permanently attached to...

I have a 2 foot long tail permanently attached to the clew of each headsail with an estar hitch (modified buntline hitch). The jibsheet is one continuous line, with the clew-tail tied to the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 8,012
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Pros and cons for a double ender/Canoe Stern

I apologize in advance that this is quite long and I worte it for another purpose but it is a detailed discussion of double enders which starts with a bit of history.

When you look at really old...
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