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Search: Posts Made By: IslanderGuy
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-27-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,823
Posted By IslanderGuy
Re: How much wave/swell is too much?

Depends a lot on the time between swells as newhaul said. A rule of thumb I've heard is when the height gets more then the period, it's getting bad. 10 feet at 16 seconds is rolly, but not bad. 8...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-13-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By IslanderGuy
Re: Help from someone with the New Instant Boats Book

Thanks for the heads up! My normal browser (Chrome) had no issues, so I didn't notice, but IE did. *Should* be fixed now. I hate that sort of thing, can't believe it was MY site this time!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-12-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By IslanderGuy
Re: Help from someone with the New Instant Boats Book

I FOUND IT!

Oh course, minutes after posting, I found the image I needed online, it was just hard to find with my poor internet connection. It's here, in case someone needs it later and finds...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-12-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By IslanderGuy
Help from someone with the New Instant Boats Book

OK, I have an odd request...

I need a little help from someone with a copy of Harold Payson's "Build the New Instant Boats" book.

I am currently in Cobo San Lucus with my family on a one year...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-05-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By IslanderGuy
Re: Waste deck fitting stuck

Just remember the other half of the deck fitting is attached to the deck. To much force and you could turn the whole thing instead of just the cap. PB Blaster, Vinegar, light tapping on the cap...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By IslanderGuy
Re: Barkley Sound, West Coast Vancouver Island

We took our 32' Islander up the west coast of Vancouver Island last year in June and had a great trip. We went mostly straight up to Tofeno, up into Clayoquot Sound, and back down through Barkley...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-06-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By IslanderGuy
Re: Celebrity 20ft Fiberglass hull 1977.

I'll agree with Denise on the "It's not that hard to DIY" comment. Things like this used to scare me to, until I started doing them. It's really not that hard, and if you DO mess it up, it's not that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-05-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,284
Posted By IslanderGuy
Re: Screw on the mast, Mast Steps

I used the aluminum ones (here (http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1|118|319697|311636|312069&id=1280218)) and love them. Never get sheets or halyards caught, and it's so simple to climb up...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,607
Posted By IslanderGuy
Re: Slow water output at exhaust

Although I have never experienced it myself, these seem like similar symptoms I've read about that happen when the rubber part of the exhaust hose gets old starts to delaminate on the inside. You can...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 889
Posted By IslanderGuy
Re: This is awesome, I'm sailing.

Another option for rocky conditions like that is to use a stern anchor to turn you bow or stern into the waves. Of course this depends allot on the situation, how much room you have, how deep it is,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-29-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,722
Posted By IslanderGuy
Re: Tying stern-to to shore

Here's what we did the first time, and it worked great.

Came into the small anchorage. Floated around in the middle for a bit. Pointed all over and looked confused. Started for a space next to a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-26-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By IslanderGuy
Re: Thoughts on SPOT and inReach?

I recently bought an inReach, but haven't used it yet, so I can't give to many details. There are a few things I noted that are different then what's in the article you sited on you blog (could just...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-13-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,133
Posted By IslanderGuy
Re: What do you wish you had known before buying your first boat?

Also, I wouldn't say never offer the asking price. Offer what you think it's worth based on comparisons to the market, your budget, etc. Some people do actually *gasp* offer there boat for a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-03-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By IslanderGuy
Re: Which thread was it?

NOTE: This is an honest question, I'm not being a smart-donkey... and not directed at you, just something I think about a lot that your comment brought back to mind...

This has come to my mind on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-03-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By IslanderGuy
Re: Which thread was it?

Great video! Thanks! 2 1/2 hours with 4 (or 5?) experienced crew and they couldn't get the mast back on board, but 2 newbies are idiots for cutting theirs loose after trying for several more hours?...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-03-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By IslanderGuy
Re: Which thread was it?

Wow, lots of strong opinions from people I assume only read the simple news article. Here's their blog, which has more info...

Life on a Sailboat Blog - Brian Currier and Brian Thomas sail the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-03-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 1,483
Posted By IslanderGuy
Re: What is the lightest wind I can sail in?

Also, there are lots of currents in the PNW. Assuming your in the Puget Sound somewhere? If you get a 2 - 4 knot wind on the beam while sailing with a 2 knot current, it can feel like your getting...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-29-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By IslanderGuy
Re: 26 feet long and at 4 tons

Agreed, depends on where you are anchoring, how deep it is will determine the total length, and whats on the bottom will determine if you can use rope or not. I like rope with some chain myself, as I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-29-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 1,774
Posted By IslanderGuy
Re: Canadian sailing + heating ?

More seriously though, I've sailed on a friends boat a few times who installed a hydroponic diesel heater. Diesel heats hot water, which circulates through the boat to registers with fans. Assume...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-29-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 1,774
Posted By IslanderGuy
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-29-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,296
Posted By IslanderGuy
Re: Boat for Pacific Passage - yes or no?

Odd, I got the opposite impression, he knows what draft and hull speed are, and generally sounds like he knows about sailing, just looking for recommendations on boats, others he may not have come...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-22-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,371
Posted By IslanderGuy
Re: Cruising vs. Voyaging

I agree that there aren't hard definitions / boundries for the two words, but just for fun I'll tell you what thoughts they bring to mind for me...

For me, cruising isn't about the length of time,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-22-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 1,602
Posted By IslanderGuy
Re: How do you tie a cleat hitch?

For the sheets and halyards while sailing, (No self tailing, regular horn cleats only) I never put on a locking hitch, I just take three wraps around the base of the cleat, nothing over the top. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-15-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,161
Posted By IslanderGuy
Re: Ideas and/or guidance

As to California, the reason the haha leaves in November is that's the end of the hurricane season in Mexico. IIRC, it starts up again around June, so your January to April time frame would work out...
Forum: Provisioning 02-13-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 1,573
Posted By IslanderGuy
Re: toast/toasted bread aboard?

The perfect toast recipe...

1. Fill glasses with tasty beverages
2. pass around to all people on board
3. Raise glasses and say something inspiring, corny or funny, doesn't really matter.
4....
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