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Search: Posts Made By: oldironnut
Forum: Racing 05-18-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,033
Posted By oldironnut
Re: tacking angle

This is another question rather than a reply. My boat is a 22' Oday shoal draft (23"). My problem is leeway when pointing as high as possible. It seems that I have to bear off a little more than my...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-18-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,095
Posted By oldironnut
optimum heeling angle

I have a 22' Oday shoal draft (23"). I go noticeably faster at a slight heel. Why? and how would I determine what heel angle is best, besides just trying different angles which up until now haven't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-29-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 6,322
Posted By oldironnut
outboard for sailboat

I have a 22' Oday. I recently replaced my 8hp 2 stroke Suzuki with a 4 hp Tohatsu 4 stroke with f-n-r transmission (my minimum requirement). It is very convenient for docking. It has the option of...
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-20-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,142
Posted By oldironnut
VMG-velocity made good

I have a handheld gps-a Garmin GPSmap 60Cx that has vmg built in. You give it a destination and it will calculate a number of categories for you. It constantly updates data. Speed, vmg, eta, heading,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,148
Posted By oldironnut
ethanol fuel

For all the benefits proclaimed for using alcohol in boat fuel I have heard that it is hydroscopic. Which is dandy for absorbing small amounts of water and burning it up as the engine runs. On the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-08-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 9,268
Posted By oldironnut
Phenomenon at sea

I saw two sailboats going the same direction on different tacks less than 50 yards apart. Probably for less than a minute. Micro-burst?
Forum: Provisioning 10-05-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 7,183
Posted By oldironnut
knife sharpening

For coarse work-cutting heavy line etc. I like to have one blade with an edge that I get from the coarse side of the oil stone only. For most other work I will shape the edge with the coarse side...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-03-2010
Replies: 49
Views: 5,608
Posted By oldironnut
Kids are great with electronics. Have them find a...

Kids are great with electronics. Have them find a treasure with a gps (look up geocacheing.com-it's an unlimited source of stuff to find). Or have them locate a "secret" cove that you have entered...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-03-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 7,815
Posted By oldironnut
I have a 50hp mercury 3 cylinder 2 stroke that...

I have a 50hp mercury 3 cylinder 2 stroke that didn't pee. It turned that a mud dobber tried to make a nest in the rubber tube that went from the block to the external opening. I removed the tube,...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-30-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 13,488
Posted By oldironnut
I've owned my 1974 22' Oday for about 4 months...

I've owned my 1974 22' Oday for about 4 months and I like it fine. It was in very nice shape so I didn't have to do a lot of work on it to go sailing. It was equiped with a main, 2 storm jibs and a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-12-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,322
Posted By oldironnut
traveler and standing rigging on 22' Oday

I recently bought my first "real" sailboat-a 1974 22' Oday. Apparently it was built as a budget model. It doesn't have a traveler. The mainsheet is attached to a small triangle on the backstay. It...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 03-13-2010
Replies: 214
Views: 16,670
Posted By oldironnut
I often have problems replying to a particular...

I often have problems replying to a particular post, as others obviouly do. I read the comment or request for help. When I reply to it and they get back to me, It is often a comment that is meant for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,327
Posted By oldironnut
I investigated new stuff for a 27' with and...

I investigated new stuff for a 27' with and existing no good inboard engine. I found that an engine-trans is around 6K and a new engine-saildrive is closer to 9K. I imagine the repower for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 4,821
Posted By oldironnut
Math question: I don't understand all I know...

Math question: I don't understand all I know about this. Longer waterline length means faster boat. And why does a smaller boat with the same proportions (beam/wll, sail area/displacement) always go...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2010
Replies: 72
Views: 17,490
Posted By oldironnut
Search and Rescue (American Falls...

Search and Rescue (American Falls Reservoir,Idaho)- bless their heart. They came and got me one day after I capsized my Zuma in high winds. I came back the next day to retrieve my boat and the wind...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2010
Replies: 72
Views: 17,490
Posted By oldironnut
I once sailed on a Mac 26 with water ballast tank...

I once sailed on a Mac 26 with water ballast tank (filled) when we encountered 55mph plus gusts, took water over the rail into the cockpit (no capsize no damage) and went on sailing. We did drop the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 3,733
Posted By oldironnut
Don't stop asking questions until you know...

Don't stop asking questions until you know everything.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,080
Posted By oldironnut
Just a couple of points come to mind. I owned a...

Just a couple of points come to mind. I owned a motorcycle that absolutely could not use (according to the user manual) alcohol in the fuel- it would melt the styrofoam float in the carburator....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-12-2010
Replies: 128
Views: 32,301
Posted By oldironnut
I too have looked at free or almost free boats....

I too have looked at free or almost free boats. If you like to work on old boats I say go for it. That being said, I think a professional survey would the best and cheapest part of a restoration. A...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-10-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 7,245
Posted By oldironnut
Question outboards: 2 stoke or 4 stroke

I am going to buy a new outboard motor in the 5hp to 10hp range for a trailor sailor. I have heard that laying a 4 stoke on its side will cause oil to go places inside the engine that it shoudn't go....
Forum: Chartering 03-10-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,693
Posted By oldironnut
I don't understand all I know about this but have...

I don't understand all I know about this but have been told that when working with components (such as speakers) that they must be compatible. If your receiver output is 4 ohms then you need 4 ohm...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-10-2010
Replies: 171
Views: 24,890
Posted By oldironnut
Not one to belittle the true dangers of sailing....

Not one to belittle the true dangers of sailing. I have been in danger while sailing so I know a little bit about it. Danger notwithstanding I think sailing (within ones ability) is worth the risk. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-09-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 4,036
Posted By oldironnut
Newb here:Often single handed sailing. Other than...

Newb here:Often single handed sailing. Other than self tending and less sq. ft. What are the pros and cons of club foot jib.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-09-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,173
Posted By oldironnut
Leland, I remember a quote from Henry Ford (or...

Leland,
I remember a quote from Henry Ford (or it could have been some other old rich guy). One of his friends commenting on his riches told him,"You're one of the luckiest guys I know." Ford...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-09-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 4,821
Posted By oldironnut
How about a sailboat equiped with a sail like I...

How about a sailboat equiped with a sail like I saw on a windsurfer. It had a short mast-probably 4 or5' with a boom (I'm not sure what you would call it on a windsurfer) that is attached at its...
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