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Search: Posts Made By: farmboy
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-24-2010
Replies: 80
Views: 18,828
Posted By farmboy
Smack, Well said in your last post. I would...

Smack,

Well said in your last post. I would add that some days the clouds can be very helpful in reading the wind. On those days when you have patchy dark clouds with defined edges and bright...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-14-2010
Replies: 60
Views: 10,141
Posted By farmboy
Thanks, Snort. That was a great article. I've...

Thanks, Snort. That was a great article. I've found that bringing the traveler up and easing the main makes me sail faster and flatter, and now I understand the theory behind it. I'm going to pass...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-24-2009
Replies: 50
Views: 4,178
Posted By farmboy
Chris I'll second the book that the dog...

Chris
I'll second the book that the dog recommended. I got it last year and it has helped me out a lot. I've been sailing for a few years now and I've never had any formal instruction (lots of...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-04-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 892
Posted By farmboy
You'll need a fairly steep ramp and a good tongue...

You'll need a fairly steep ramp and a good tongue extension, probably in the 10' to 20' feet range, but it can be done. Friends of mine just pulled and launched a Viking 28 (4'6" draft) in order to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-28-2009
Replies: 102
Views: 5,870
Posted By farmboy
Unfortunately, there are no new pics because the...

Unfortunately, there are no new pics because the boat is still in the barn. My girl and I moved into a 100+ year old house that needs a whole load of work. We started to get the house under...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2009
Replies: 102
Views: 5,870
Posted By farmboy
Hey Smack, Interesting numbers. Good to see...

Hey Smack,

Interesting numbers. Good to see this place thriving. Here's my 2 cents:
I've kinda turned into a lurker because I drop in on the site less regularly. I don't like to jump into a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-27-2009
Replies: 444
Views: 76,726
Posted By farmboy
Without really knowing you situation, this is...

Without really knowing you situation, this is what I'd try. I think you need the smallest flush hose possible (without hurting the pump) to create as much pressure as possible to really blast the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-11-2009
Replies: 233
Views: 50,942
Posted By farmboy
Not nearly as dramatic as some of the others, but...

Not nearly as dramatic as some of the others, but this was our boat when we bought it:

http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/pp97/farmboy_100/Boat/Sailboat.jpg

Notice the name VooDoo, which looked...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-01-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 2,296
Posted By farmboy
Thanks, bubb!

Thanks, bubb!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-29-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 2,296
Posted By farmboy
Things are good, smack, but the boat is still in...

Things are good, smack, but the boat is still in the barn. But I'm starting to think about getting her in the water for a very shortened season. But enough about me. I can't wait to see those pics.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-28-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 2,296
Posted By farmboy
Hey bubb and smacky. I just read this thread,...

Hey bubb and smacky. I just read this thread, and I gotta say, its great to read about great sails, new friends, and good parenting.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-20-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,828
Posted By farmboy
No problem, dryclean. Glad I could help. There...

No problem, dryclean. Glad I could help. There are some other good posts about this that I can't find right now, but if come across them, I'll post links to them in this thread.

Jeff, thanks for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-20-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,828
Posted By farmboy
There has been some major discussion on this...

There has been some major discussion on this before. If you spend some time searching and reading, you should find some good advice. Here's one post that has helped me out a lot:...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-14-2009
Replies: 420
Views: 51,050
Posted By farmboy
I'm 30, and my better half is 26. We bought our...

I'm 30, and my better half is 26. We bought our first boat a couple of years ago. I knew that I would love it, but she didn't have much experience. It was a big chance for her when she agreed to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-14-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 4,263
Posted By farmboy
We have launched our Shark24 off the trailer a...

We have launched our Shark24 off the trailer a couple of times, and it hasn't always gone well. We dropped the wheels off the concrete ramp into the mud, and got really stuck. Luckily our sailing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-30-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 945
Posted By farmboy
We used Star Brite teak cleaner on our boat and...

We used Star Brite teak cleaner on our boat and were very happy with the results. There was no metal to worry about, but we did get some on the deck. We anticipated this, so as my better half...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-01-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By farmboy
Surprises, eh?!

Here's one for you. We used to launch/haul with our trailer. 2 years ago, the water in Lake Ontario was very low and we didn't launch until mid season because of work on the boat. The boat came...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-28-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By farmboy
MHB, Good advice given here. Although I...

MHB,

Good advice given here. Although I have no firsthand experience, I have been advised to avoid electric or surge brakes on a boat launching trailer. They may become more trouble than they're...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-18-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,636
Posted By farmboy
Spiritman, Any shop that installs trailer...

Spiritman,

Any shop that installs trailer hitches/light hookups should have dielectric grease.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-16-2009
Replies: 95
Views: 8,880
Posted By farmboy
About 5 years ago in late summer we headed out at...

About 5 years ago in late summer we headed out at sunset on my buddy's Viking 28. It was pretty mellow until midnight, but as it was a clear sky, the air cooled quite quickly. Then the wind really...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-16-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By farmboy
How do you envision your usage of the boat? Do...

How do you envision your usage of the boat? Do you want to overnight, or are you just looking for a solid daysailer? How many people will you be taking out? Are you starting from square one as far...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-14-2009
Replies: 95
Views: 8,880
Posted By farmboy
We are definitely keeping the Shark. We love...

We are definitely keeping the Shark. We love that boat so much. It can really handle the bigger winds, yet it takes only a little puff to ghost that boat along. It is so versatile. The only time...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-13-2009
Replies: 95
Views: 8,880
Posted By farmboy
I'm around. I read just about every weekday. ...

I'm around. I read just about every weekday. Pearls of wisdom pop up on this site when you least expect them, and I need all the help I can get. In fact, just yesterday I stumbled across a book on...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-12-2009
Replies: 95
Views: 8,880
Posted By farmboy
I'm not sure, Smack. But I have been advised to...

I'm not sure, Smack. But I have been advised to put a stitch in the end of the batten pockets so the battens won't fly out when raising the main in stronger winds. I did this, but neglected to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-29-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 2,572
Posted By farmboy
I believe someone hit the nail on the head.

I believe someone hit the nail on the head.
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