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Search: Posts Made By: overbored
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,858
Posted By overbored
Re: How to get back in after falling overboard solo...

Even small boats can sail away if you fall in.
In a Catamaran race we were heading to the windward mark, 12kts of wind doing about 8 kts speed. double trapeze, crew working the mainsheet, I am at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By overbored
Re: Head intake hose problem

is the nipple threaded, then you should have a hose barb adapter between the hose and the thread. never put a hose on the threaded pipe. could it be a tapered 1/2" pipe nipple that would measure...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 860
Posted By overbored
Re: Pedro tube

must be kind of a power boat term. only time I have heard it was from the power boaters. maybe Pedro was the first one to change his Jose.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,383
Posted By overbored
Re: Pogo 50 with in-boom furling.

that would work. I was thinking of a way to tie it to the top of the stackpak a few feet back from the mast or where the lazyjack attaches to the top of the pack. it would be good not to have to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,383
Posted By overbored
Re: Pogo 50 with in-boom furling.

I am looking at this for my flattop main but what happens to the halyard? how do you keep it tight when not in use. Now I remove the halyard and clip to end of the boom and unhook the headboard to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 972
Posted By overbored
Re: First Time Buyer Questions

I don't think you have a grasp what a sailboat is all about. it might be best if you go take a few sailing lessons before you try and buy a boat. so far the boats mentioned here can range from a few...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By overbored
Re: straighten furling foil

are you sure it is bent or just laying there flexed to a curve. if it is bent it can be straightened but takes a little know how. some can be over flexed the opposite direction and will return to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 4,265
Posted By overbored
Re: Swept back spreaders

It is just a different way of doing it and has many advantages and some disadvantages. it is not done to stop pumping but that is a result. it is not done to get better sheeting angles but that is a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,383
Posted By overbored
Re: Pogo 50 with in-boom furling.

Just sailed on a Bene with the system and it works perfect did not see any negatives except for the foot of the sail is on roller and can not shape the foot of the sail. Sail maker is talking about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By overbored
Re: Dow Great stuff foam

The single part spray can foam will work but it will outgas for a few days after it is hard. and may keep changing shape for several weeks. Epoxy resin will not dissolve either styro or poly U foam. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By overbored
Re: Epoxy in coldish weather?

another way to keep a layup warm is to put on a layer of dacron peel ply on as the last ply. lay a poly plastic bag on the layup to prevent sticking and cover with an electric heat blanket. remove...
Forum: Living Aboard 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,599
Posted By overbored
Re: First boat.. need advise!!

With your screen name, do you really need to get it surveyed? normally you survey after you have made an offer and it is excepted. then you survey and if there are things on the survey you may want...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By overbored
Re: Epoxy in coldish weather?

Low temps are not a problem. the epoxy cures by chemical reaction. this reaction is sped up with higher temps. will completely cure in low temp just takes longer. some time we use the cold to help...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,660
Posted By overbored
Re: Navigation Lights

I don't understand changing it. if it ain't broke. if you have lighting strike the wiring might be the least of the worries I would think. I don't have much experience with lighting does not happen...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,660
Posted By overbored
Re: Navigation Lights

that is what I was trying to say
the red and green are on when underway
the stern light is off , white mast head on when steaming
the white mast head is off , stern light is on when sailing ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,660
Posted By overbored
Re: Navigation Lights

Convert the mast head tri color to a all white 360 degree. turn on the mast head light, the red and green and the stern light off when motoring. when sailing the red and green and the stern light are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By overbored
Re: Lewmar genoa fairlead car

Lewmar does not make the old track cars any longer. and no the roller car will not fit your track. Contact Garhauer marine and they will help you get one that fits and it will be high quality at half...
Forum: Learning to Sail 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By overbored
Re: Use of mainsail

That's great that you are going to take lessons, you will enjoy it and will learn faster the correct way to sail. get the book that the school uses and start reading. most cruising boats are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,586
Posted By overbored
Re: Anti-fouling paint under the keel

Different? No. That is where barrier coat is used. epoxy barrier coat goes on before the bottom paint to protect the Iron and lead keel. the under side of the keel had some rust from the PO...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,586
Posted By overbored
Re: Anti-fouling paint under the keel

You get what you pay for. My boat was left in the sling all weekend to let barrier coat dry on the bottom of the keel. and will be again this weekend when they spray and burnish the bottom coat under...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By overbored
Re: cabin headroom?

Price, buying or chartering,, age, condition and where you will sail will help narrow the search
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By overbored
Re: need help identifying a hobie type boat

Prindle 19 with a platform added to he bow. in that condition worth maybe 3k if you remove the bow platform. must sail like crap with all the extra weight in the bow right where you don't want it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By overbored
Re: Documentation Help

you have distinct keel. Sailboat data shows 4.5' draft really not that critical CG just wants to determine if it is at least 10 metic tonn.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By overbored
Re: Fuel Line Replacement

depends on the type of fitting. if pipe thread then use a fuel resistant thread sealer. if they are a flare seat type fitting or sealing washers then no sealer. if there are sealing washers they...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By overbored
Re: Can anyone help me ID this mystery dinghy?

there is a Mistral 4.07 and the smaller 4.04 but it looks like it has a open bow and is smaller. what is the length?
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