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Search: Posts Made By: SHNOOL
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,845
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: New main sail

At the risk of turning this thread over to the political section... Apparently James missed the whole housing "bubble" burst in 2008 (but then he's likely a better "investor" than me).

While house...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Bigger is better & faster?

Faster has you covered...
A smaller boat might hit your top hull speed with less wind... if they have a different shape, and their wetted surface gets bigger with heel, and their rig is powered...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Smartphone wind speed

The Beaufort Scale is free... simple to use, and probably WAY more accurate than the microphone wind speed indicator on your smartphone. Spend $0.99 that towards Navionics for your smartphone.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-10-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: questions. stern pulpit and more , new to sailing !

Impressive tough little boat.. looks pretty classy. Welcome.
Certainly looks like an around the world in 20 feet kind of boat.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-04-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: S2 7.0 vs Dehler Sprinta Sport

Given my recent experience looking at several S2 7.9... smack the deck of the S2 around chainplates and mast step with a small wrench, work your way out/around the area, listen to the sound... if it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-07-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,861
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: single-hand: best time raise/lower jib?

The tiller tamer is a nice $20 piece of equipment for a 22footer or less... I always used a bungee!

Oh, and as for going to irons to reef? On a 25 footer or less? Um no... Close haul baby!!! ...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-03-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 850
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Just set sail

The 15 to 20 degrees max is a good set of numbers to go by, HOWEVER, without an inclinometer, many over-estimate the angle of heel they are on.

I just love to heel, it's not unusual while out just...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 5,076
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Sailing around the world on a Sunfish - non stop

Ok, to the OP, you are seriously out of touch... the sunfish is too slow... you need to use a laser... Get cracking... cause this guy is gonna beat you to it...

Laser Record...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-14-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 860
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Do the Cat 22s, and the S2 26 footers, etc., use spinnakers?

S2 7.9 OD uses a spinnaker (symmetrical) as part of OD rules
Capri 25 OD uses a spinnaker (symmetrical) as part of OD rules
J24 symmetrical "" """
J22 symmetrical """"
J80 asymmetrical """"
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-08-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Anchoring in lake weeds

I'm going to go out on a limb here, and ask the obvious questions... so shoot me if this is too obvious (I am not trying to bust)... But do you have enough rode out? 5 or 6:1 at least? Do you have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 978
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Depth finder

My $75 hawkeye works fine... but then I drilled the hole too.
As an added bonus I get water temp and air temp too ;)

They make a shoot through hull model for I think $85, but it doesn't have the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Sunfish dry mooring near Phildelphia?

Nockamixon used to have mutli-year waiting lists for wet slips, and 1-2 years for dry slips... a Sunfish is pretty small they might be able to find a home for it if you beg/plead correctly... that's...
Forum: Racing 02-05-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,148
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Race Scoring Software

Sailwave seems to be most often used. Seems easy enough to use.
sailing | Welcome to Sailwave | SailwaveSailwave | Sailing results and scoring software (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-09-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,770
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Beneteau Loves Silicone?

I never really thought about the uses of "silicone" until I started trolling here years ago... the butyl tape is heavily discussed all over this board and I've even purchased some from mainsail......
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-05-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 6,578
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Solo Mast Stepping System
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-19-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,431
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Replacing Inboard with Outboard

Alex... thank you! I read through this thread and I've seen some pretty wild advice, which seems common with sailors talking about "kicker power."

I'll try to leave out emotion and talk about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-07-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 1,901
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: A mistress?

My mother's name is "Maureen"
My father had 3 boats over the years:
"Reenie Won"
"Reeine Too"
"Reeine Three"
I suppose it worked...

But seriously, this topic is near and dear to my heart.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-10-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,035
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Hull maintenance and painting questions?

Freshwater usually indicates a freshwater anti-fouling bottom... or sometimes teflon racing bottom... There are 2 big criminals to freshwater bottom paint... algae, and zebra muscles. The muscles...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-30-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,129
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Sail twist

On a nice lighter breeze day (but still with wind)...
sail close hauled (nearly as close to the wind as you can sail)...

move your genoa car backward (see how the top of the sail TWISTS?...
Forum: Cal 08-29-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: standing rigging question

Rig tuning is a complicated and detailed subject. Here are the general guidlelines for a basic tune (does not include rake, bend, prebend, etc).

Others are telling you how to check to see if your...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 08-02-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 903
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Jr. Or Sr.

Someone changed theirs to "Large Member."

Mine, was just because my boat name is "Anticipation."
Here's the clue... 25 foot boat, bright red, assigned a sailing number by the local club of "57"...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-26-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3,707
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Downsizing - J22, Capri 21, any thoughts?

it's not as big as you might expect. But yes, the trade off is it crabs through a tack some.... once you are moving though it straightens out.

But if you are planning on launching and retrieving...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-14-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Storing the mail sail

With my load-path mainsail, I DO leave it on the boom (under cover - waterproof top, open bottom)... I had a discussion with the sailmaker over it, the discussion was that basically if I continue to...
Forum: Racing 07-13-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,843
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Twist

Shock, yes and the Capri 25 fits into that category... mast-bend is very little... but the headstay sag is controlled by backstay... I've found already that cranking on the backstay tightens the luff...
Forum: Racing 07-12-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,843
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Twist

Shock I am quite glad you followed on, confirmed what I was saying and added to it... TONS more expertise than me Charles, his word is golden.. Also glad I wasn't dead wrong. I've always know to...
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