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Forum: Racing   07-16-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By jann
Re: double handed racing

Your mileage may vary but ...

Generally wing on wing is the most efficient at 180 deg to the wind, but then you spend a lot of effort trying not to gybe the main accidently.

Often it is easier...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-06-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By jann
Re: Problems Sizing Ground Tackle for 50' , high windage cat

the old goiot manual anchor windlass will accept 12mm 1/2" chain gypsy
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-17-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,460
Posted By jann
Re: whisker pole topping lift - to mast or cockpit?

Better to leave the halyard sheave alone ... more options ... that way you can change sails more quickly, or hoist two headsails for a goosewing configuration, or have a free flying blade jib, or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-16-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,460
Posted By jann
Re: whisker pole topping lift - to mast or cockpit?

It doesn't say what kind of boat you have ... but ... I'm assuming it's not huge.

It might be easier to rivet a small block just below your spreaders for the topping lift, and keep the spare...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-06-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,092
Posted By jann
Re: How much paint will I need to do the bottom of a 30 footer

My 45 footer takes 2 gallons for the first coat. 2nd coat goes on thinner than the first.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-05-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By jann
Re: Some information on some boats to buy

The Ovni is a fantastic boat. If you are patient, handy and have some interest in DIY it is probably a steal. As an Alu Hull it'll be undervalued outside of the EU (they're a french / dutch / german...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-05-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 4,232
Posted By jann
Re: "You make your money buying the boat, not selling it."

ahhhh ... I know this one.

It is better to buy a boat which someone has already spent money on than to buy one which you intend to "fix up". It's the same as classic cars ... the money spent...
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