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Search: Posts Made By: lans0012
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-17-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By lans0012
Re: Can I reef with this furler

Thanks for the pearls of wisdom :) and yes I am aware that there are quite a few of these out there. I'll definitely take a much closer look at the furler and line if I get that far. This boat has...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-16-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By lans0012
Re: Can I reef with this furler

Thanks for the replies. From what I could find is that it is a hood unit that is supposed to be able to be reefed...but they no longer make that type anymore for some reason...Curious to see if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-16-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By lans0012
Can I reef with this furler


I'm made an offer on a 34' Catalina that was promptly rejected. I'm considering upping the offer but am checking on a couple things.

The boat had a furler that I wasn't familiar with. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-28-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,234
Posted By lans0012
Re: Catalina 275 sport

I got on one at the St Petersburg Boat show last year and I thought it was an awesome design. The cockpit was huge and would be great for solo or with friends. Plenty of room to sprawl out, swim...
Forum: Chartering 11-15-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By lans0012
Re: Considering SWFYacht Charter

We made the trip down to Charlotte Harbour area twice over the last three years in our 27' Cal from St. Petersburg. It is a great cruising area and the shallowness is not that big of a deal, you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-06-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 205
Posted By lans0012
dinghy valve help

Gang, I'm trying to replace the valve on my Walker bay genesis' ffloor. I'm using the tool with the floor inflated and he the valve spins but does not loosen. I've tried to loosen while deflated...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-12-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,200
Posted By lans0012
Re: Check out my sheet to tiller steering

I'll see if I can put something together or take some pics this weekend. There are actually no bungees on the tiller in the pics. I couldn't find them yesterday and still can't. When it is windy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-12-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,200
Posted By lans0012
Re: Check out my sheet to tiller steering

The small line tied to the mainsheet is going across the cockpit and routed to the tiller on the windward side. It is attached to the tiller via a slip knot one of my rock climbing buddies showed me...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-11-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,200
Posted By lans0012
Check out my sheet to tiller steering

After reading some threads on here about sheet to tiller steering I had to try it out. I finally found some blocks that could snap on to the genoa track and also to the stern pulpit and got the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-26-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,759
Posted By lans0012
Re: Repair Guestimates? (Ericson 26/Yanmar 1GM

Plenty of boats are donated because the cost to repair the boat or make functional greatly exceeds the value of the boat in decent condition. If the motor needs replaced or rebuilt you will shell...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 4,087
Posted By lans0012
Re: Solar panels vs. wind or forget it?

Your energy needs sound very modest to me. Get LED cabin and anchor lights and that drastically reduces the amount of power you need. Wouldn't worry to much about the fans. Just get a small one to...
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-02-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,734
Posted By lans0012
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-01-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,698
Posted By lans0012
Re: Two dumb anchoring questions

I just got back from a week charter in the BVI's. Never even opened the anchor locker. We picked up moorings every night. They are charging $30 now almost everywhere we went. Most of the boats...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-27-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 1,933
Posted By lans0012
Re: What engine do I need?

just checked a certain website that sells outboards online. They have a Nissan 9.8 XL shaft (25") for $2300 with free shipping and a 3 yr warranty

If my Yanmar 1GM goes I wouldn't even think...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-27-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 1,933
Posted By lans0012
Re: What engine do I need?

You are looking at a huge bill if you need a rebuild and can't do it yourself. A new engine installed could cost you up to 10k.

A friend of mine had new yanmar installed on her Catalina 27 and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-21-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 3,732
Posted By lans0012
Re: To all my Northern Sailing Friends...

Hey it's full on winter here this weekend in Florida. Here in St. Pete we're supposed to have a high of 58 and 20-25kts on Friday. I might even have to bring a windbreaker on Sunday. It's a good...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-19-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,183
Posted By lans0012
Re: Best Beginners sailing grounds?

I'll give another vote to the west coast of FL. We sail year round out of St. Petersburg. There are active sailing communities from Clearwater down to Naples.

We've been making two and three...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-03-2012
Replies: 5,316
Views: 392,792
Posted By lans0012
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Gotta chime in on why people go from small aluminum boats to relatively larger fiberglass one's especially fishing boats. I'm from MN and have had both. Now I've converted to sailing a 27'...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-02-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,559
Posted By lans0012
Re: Help for DIY fiberglass hatch cover

Your post hits close to home. Last year I made a new fiberglass hatch for my 1985 Cal 27 from scratch. The old hatch was torn out of the deck by a wayword jib sheet and sunk in the bay.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-12-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By lans0012
Re: Sailing in Georgia

I got into sailing on Lake Lanier. It's a great lake for sailing and there is ag great sailing club called Passport Sailing Club. I highly recommend checking them out. 4 or 5 years ago when I was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-27-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 5,288
Posted By lans0012
Re: Sailing alone??

Is there any way that you can leave the boat setup on the trailer near the landing or on a mooring in the lake? Maybe someone near the landing will rent out a parking space for you, or even give it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 2,535
Posted By lans0012
Re: marina etiquette question

I try to carry a stash of fives for this stuff. Marina guys and gals go the extra mile to give you an extra push, an extra long reach for the hose, fend you off the bad piling, or whatever. In FL,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-02-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 3,545
Posted By lans0012
Re: 6 HP Tohatsu hard starting

Sounds like a carb issue. Probably some gunk because of ethanol in the fuel. If I were you and the engine is new I'd take it to the shop you bought it at and have them clean the carb. They may...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-18-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 2,130
Posted By lans0012
Re: Inflatable PFDs in the south: Manual or Automatic?

THat was a good write up. Last year on a perfect May afternoon in calm conditions I had a guy pass out and nearly go over the railing without a life jacket. He ended up on the cockpit sole and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-23-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,018
Posted By lans0012
Re: Replacement Depth finder Display

I recently had my head unit fail on a Navman display that has been discontinued. The thought of mounting a new transducer, wiring etc was making me mad but I hit the forums and discovered that most...
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