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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 1,110
Posted By RookieHunter
First Time out under sail

I posted what a tough time I had my first trip out under motor not too long ago. Well I had the first time out under sail last weekend and the pain and suffering of motoring to new harbours and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 2,346
Posted By RookieHunter
No Boom Vang?

Is it possible to not have a boom vang. I have a hunter 23 and the mast was replaced by a prior owner. The Mainsheet connects on the most aft 1/3 of the boom. I had it out sailing and it seemed to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-03-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 895
Posted By RookieHunter
Small engine repair

Someone heard the prices that the local marine stores wanted per hour and wondered why a small engine repair shop couldn''t do the work on small outboards. Any thoughts?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-02-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 9,224
Posted By RookieHunter
Do you wax the non-skid suface?

I just washed and waxed my boat this weekend. By the way, I believe most "for-boat" items such as cleaners and waxes are overrated. Are they a necessity versus an auto item such as turtle wax. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-02-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 5,505
Posted By RookieHunter
Who makes the best outboard?

Apparently I may be in the market for a new outboard. Since I am learning, I can''t afford to be left on the seas with no emergency route home. I have a 5 hp Nissan that threw me a curve ball this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-02-2003
Replies: 17
Views: 9,447
Posted By RookieHunter
Recommendations for Depth finder

I bought the piranha 3 and read the part about mounting it on the inside of the hull. I first placed it in water in front of the keel and tested the sensitivity. It was spectacular. I dried out...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-02-2003
Replies: 17
Views: 2,262
Posted By RookieHunter
Good Portable GPS

The Garmin 76 has barometric pressure? What page/selection is it found under?
Forum: Learning to Sail   01-10-2003
Replies: 18
Views: 9,000
Posted By RookieHunter
Major Tuning the Rigging

I have a bad habit of digging into subjects and asking questions until I learn a little bit. I''ve asked so many people about this tuning that I have a basis for the original sail and I''ll read up...
Forum: Learning to Sail   01-09-2003
Replies: 19
Views: 15,570
Posted By RookieHunter
FLushing an outboard

I have a Nissan 5 hp outboard and the anticavitation plate (as they call it) is vertically located in the fin above the foot of the motor. Those little muffs you buy to flush a motor out of water...
Forum: Learning to Sail   01-09-2003
Replies: 101
Views: 13,178
Posted By RookieHunter
The perfect Sailing Song

DuaneIsing:
I think you hit on a good one there. Before I learned a few sailing terms I had no idea what Crosby, Stills and Nash were talking about in "Southern Cross". The whole first...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-09-2003
Replies: 14
Views: 4,009
Posted By RookieHunter
Paddle wheel transducer

Hey You actually did make it make a lot of sense with the analogy of moving with the tide. If I am using GPS with the tide moving 5knot and the boat hull speed is 10knot and my GPS is showing 10...
Forum: Learning to Sail   01-09-2003
Replies: 18
Views: 9,000
Posted By RookieHunter
Major Tuning the Rigging

Paulk,
Thanks, that is definitely the type answer I''m looking for. Now you said you put almost a foot of bend in the mast in heavy air, I would think that the top was forward and the curve is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-09-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 1,379
Posted By RookieHunter
Will the boat swing in time?

Two questions from a rookie.... A tide range of 9 feet is incredible, does that happen much. Also a Boat that drafts 20 feet is very limited in which bay they can manuever isn''t it? How many boats...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-09-2003
Replies: 11
Views: 2,559
Posted By RookieHunter
Climbing the mast

I found a very inexpensive and almost effortless way to repair my lower shrouds recently. I stepped the mast and a washer moved allowing the starboard lower shroud to partially come out of the mast....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-09-2003
Replies: 14
Views: 4,009
Posted By RookieHunter
Paddle wheel transducer

I don''t understand why overall speed is not the intended purpose. I have a handheld Garmin GPS 76 (not the map version) and when I walk, it updates nearly every step with an applicable change in...
Forum: Learning to Sail   01-08-2003
Replies: 18
Views: 9,000
Posted By RookieHunter
Major Tuning the Rigging

Thanks very much. You are exactly right. I perceived rake to be bend. But it sounds like it means more to lean. I''ll read the paper again and jot down some more notes.

I can work out the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-06-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,422
Posted By RookieHunter
New Message Board Title

Is there anywhere on the message boards where people talk about specific locations of sailing (i.e. Panhandle of Florida, Carribean etc.)?

Would anyone else like to see a message board of such?
...
Forum: Learning to Sail   01-06-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 2,171
Posted By RookieHunter
ASA Sailing School

I took a local course on the panhandle of Florida as well. With very limited boating experience of any type prior to the course it was incredibly helpful. Others in the area told me to read a book...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-06-2003
Replies: 21
Views: 2,284
Posted By RookieHunter
Costs of Sailing merchandise

I knew I was in for an investment when I purchased this boat, but costs are rising. Other than sailnet are there any great discount places to find rope and hardware (i.e. cotter pins, shackles and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-06-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 1,288
Posted By RookieHunter
Hints on Depth Finder

I am about to mount a Hummingbird Piranna 3 in a 23 ft Sailboat. I tested the transducer by submerging in water within the fore hull section (just forward of the keel) and received an excellent...
Forum: Learning to Sail   01-06-2003
Replies: 18
Views: 9,000
Posted By RookieHunter
Major Tuning the Rigging

I''m not talking about the finer aspects, I want the majors so that I''m not at risk. The best answer that I can get for how to tune the rigging is "it depends on who you ask" and "it can get as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-02-2003
Replies: 17
Views: 9,447
Posted By RookieHunter
Recommendations for Depth finder

I bought the Hummingbird Piranha 3. It is active up to well above what I have to worry about (I think 250 or 600-I don''t have the instructions with me right now) and it has the basic bottom detail...
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-31-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 1,348
Posted By RookieHunter
Second Day Out Continues

The first day ended at a marina that was labeled private. I stayed because I knew a resident that was sympathetic to my cause with the understanding I should find a marina and move it soon. ...
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-31-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 2,854
Posted By RookieHunter
First time out nightmare

Everyone tried to warn me that no matter how much you prepare your first trip out will be one to remember. I attempted to launch my 23 ft boat from the deepest ramp in the area. It drafts 2''8". I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-31-2002
Replies: 17
Views: 9,447
Posted By RookieHunter
Recommendations for Depth finder

I need a cheap depth finder. I bought a boat with a small hummingbird strictly depth that is about 2" diameter but you can''t read the face due to age. I looked at the pirrahna 1 and 5 (spelling is...
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