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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-03-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 3,834
Posted By aflanigan
Hobie Comptip Mast

I have an 82 hobie 16 and had a comp tip installed by Hobie back when they did this for free thru their designated dealers to try and encourate all owners (particularly regular racers) to switch to...
Forum: Racing   09-27-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 2,189
Posted By aflanigan
two collisions in one night, I''''m not happy

Noname,

Sorry to hear about your experience. Guys like this make it discouraging to go out racing. Most skippers know the rules somewhat or fairly well and try to sail by them. Seems like some...
Forum: Racing   09-09-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 2,469
Posted By aflanigan
Rules - Luffing v Sailing above proper course

Very interesting scenario. You can look at this from lots of different ways.

Geohan cites rule 18.5, but this rule only says that in passing a continuing obstruction (a seawall? An overlapped...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-08-2005
Replies: 5
  ebay
Views: 944
Posted By aflanigan
ebay

I found my boat on Ebay but I would not conduct the actual sale transaction through ebay; typically sellers set terms that are not conducive to a good sale (no provision for a sale contingent upon a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-05-2005
Replies: 18
  Sailnet
Views: 3,807
Posted By aflanigan
Sailnet

Jim,

You must be a pretty resourceful tinkerer if you can supply 90 percent of your boat maintenance needs from the big orange box store! I have yet to find any shackles or cleats there.

I...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-29-2005
Replies: 17
Views: 4,672
Posted By aflanigan
Raising sail alone

I was sailing with a fellow who owns a boat with a downhaul line for the jib. We were out sailing and he wanted me to look over his rig and set up to see how things looked. The jib downhaul is a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-12-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 886
Posted By aflanigan
will you be a transvesselite one day?

An Old Salt''s Sea Change

By Darragh Johnson

Ever since he was a boy of 10 and felt the first sharp jerk of wind filling the main, Phil Burgess has sailed.

To view the entire article,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-11-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 2,235
Posted By aflanigan
Pumping out a flat bilge

It''s hard to imagine that your boat doesn''t, as you claim, have a "bilge" even if it''s a 22 footer with a daggerboard. My 25 ft. CB boat certainly has a "sole" that you walk on, and I suspect...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-07-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 2,235
Posted By aflanigan
Pumping out a flat bilge

http://www.docksidereports.com/bilge_water_blues.htm
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-03-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 2,560
Posted By aflanigan
Mast Dimensions?

rigrite.com sells them. See their site

http://www.rigrite.com/Spars/A_spec_classes/Sunfish_spars.html
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-01-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 1,121
Posted By aflanigan
Siphon through Sink?

Newbie

The answer depends on how your plumbing is connected. If you had a simple hose connecting your sink drain to the through hull positioned so that with the boat at rest it is just above the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-28-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 2,007
Posted By aflanigan
Grey Marine-Tex Putty on fiberglass?

Jonathan,

Marine tex apparently comes in gray and white. If you''re painting over with white you could use the white. In fact whatever color the white would probably show through less.

By...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 2,653
Posted By aflanigan
Sail Kits - Sew it yourself sails

Paul,

Glad to hear everything worked out well for you. It is empowering (if not always a big money saver) to make it yourself. In some projects, particularly when you own an orphaned (no longer...
Forum: Racing   05-19-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 1,355
Posted By aflanigan
Racing basics desired

Russ,

If your racing experience is limited, aside from taking courses as Jeff suggests, I''d consider joining a racing dinghy fleet. Small boat racing is a good way to learn the ups and downs of...
Forum: Racing   05-18-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 1,355
Posted By aflanigan
Racing basics desired

Russ,

Love the last name (do you belong to the beer magnate family featured on the Simpsons?)

I''ll assume your boat has wheel steering at that size.

If you''re looking to join a typical...
Forum: Racing   05-18-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 2,114
Posted By aflanigan
Math - speed gain needed to close a seconds-per-mile gap

Stated another way, the answer you are looking for is speed dependent.

Do the math, dude. Suppose your competitor''s average speed was 5 miles per hour.

5 mph -> 1/5 hours per mile X 3600...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-02-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 2,617
Posted By aflanigan
Yacht watch help

Twolf,

Which model do you have? Sailhawk?

I have a Casio sea pathfinder that has a rotatable bezel and a compass. Even with the compass I have yet to use the bezel for anything when racing or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-02-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 876
Posted By aflanigan
Frayed Rigging

Uber,

your message is a little short on detail. When you say "some" of the wires are "starting to fray", what exactly do you mean? Which "some" wires? How frayed?

Most of the MacGregors I''ve...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-13-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 2,653
Posted By aflanigan
Sail Kits - Sew it yourself sails

Paul,

It''s likely the next "big" canvas work project I tackle will be a custom dodger/tent arrangement for my popup cabin top. There is not likely to be a source of "ready made" dodgers that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-08-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 2,653
Posted By aflanigan
Sail Kits - Sew it yourself sails

Paul,

I have not done a complete kit, but have done sail work including converting a genoa for roller furling. I would not hesitate to take on a sail kit project (although since I race my boat,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-05-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 1,031
Posted By aflanigan
Good electric start outboard?

My 25 footer has a Yamaha four stroke model T8HPZ or something like that. It was purchased in 2001 or 2002. Electric start, power tilt, long shaft, high thrust prop. Probably one of the best...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-04-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 1,110
Posted By aflanigan
vinyl lettering vs. name paint

It doesn''t matter whether you use paint or vinyl lettering, the key is preparing the surface. My opinion, if you refinish your transom properly using two part linear polyurethane paint and then...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-04-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 1,550
Posted By aflanigan
Buying a yacht

This comment by Jeff really struck me:


I strongly believe that weight, in and of itself, has no inherent virtue and is by its very nature a very serious liability.

Back when I used to have...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-25-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 5,372
Posted By aflanigan
Tiller vs Outboard for steering

I don''t think there''s one right answer, OBob.

When backing out of my slip it''s nice to be able to turn the OB when reverse thrusting because I don''t have a lot of room before I hit the boats...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-24-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 1,142
Posted By aflanigan
Sailing Expedition?

Google. It works.

www.findacrew.net
http://cruisenews.net/cgi-bin/crew/webbbs_config.pl

Or check out the boats in the Maine Windjammer fleet, they will probably be willing to take on SERIOUS...
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