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Search: Posts Made By: KAYAKDAN
Forum: MacGregor 09-25-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1,517
Posted By KAYAKDAN
Vic, Probably wouldn't be an issue in light...

Vic,
Probably wouldn't be an issue in light air,but as a matter of safety,you might want to run backstays to the rear stanchions to support the load. There's info re this on the Macgregor Sailors...
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-29-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,307
Posted By KAYAKDAN
Slayer,if you can't wait till Spring,maybe you...

Slayer,if you can't wait till Spring,maybe you could sign up for a Coastal Cruising course in the Carribbean!:D

Are you planning on getting a bigger boat any time soon? If so, you might want to...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-26-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,307
Posted By KAYAKDAN
Another ASA 101 graduate from Sawyers here. Bob...

Another ASA 101 graduate from Sawyers here. Bob was laid up with heart surgery,so a friend did the class. I have sailed,wife had not,so we both did ASA 101. Nothing like doing Basic Keelboat on an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-06-2006
Replies: 38
Views: 11,890
Posted By KAYAKDAN
Here are the plans I used on my 26M. I modified...

Here are the plans I used on my 26M. I modified them slightly,using quick clip caribiners on the lines to the upper blocks. I can disconnect the lines,bungee them to the reefing hook,and take up the...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 06-26-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 2,829
Posted By KAYAKDAN
I would strongly agree that a class like ASA...

I would strongly agree that a class like ASA 101(Basic Keelboat) would be an asset. If your wife understands how sailing works,she may have a higher comfort level,and can be a valuable asset if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-17-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 677
Posted By KAYAKDAN
Make mine Solar!

I'm looking for a good solar power 12v trickle charger to keep my batteries topped up. I would need about 8-10 feet of cord and a 12v receptacle. Any recommendations?

Later,I'm intending to add a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-08-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By KAYAKDAN
Jeff, The guy you want to contact is Bob...

Jeff,
The guy you want to contact is Bob Sawyer. Bob is an ASA instructor,and he operates out of Dolphin Marine in Harpswell. He does his instruction on an Island Packet 27,which makes it...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-17-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 6,827
Posted By KAYAKDAN
I should add that the only time we "borrowed"...

I should add that the only time we "borrowed" moorings was off of Little Whaleboat Is.halekai36,I'm sure you know where I mean. The island is unoccupied(Island Institute?) and the moorings are often...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-15-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 3,538
Posted By KAYAKDAN
"We have met the enemy...and he is us." Walt...

"We have met the enemy...and he is us." Walt Kelly.

"Most misery is self inflicted." Me.

Just go out and do it. If you think you can-you can. If you think you can't-you're right!

We...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-15-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By KAYAKDAN
All this early Spring weather in New England is...

All this early Spring weather in New England is getting me into "water mode". I need a sailing fix AND a kayaking fix.
Sailing fix is easy. We bought a new Mac 26M and it needs all kinds of...
Forum: Learning to Sail 03-07-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,386
Posted By KAYAKDAN
Heave to?

So I'm a little confused. Is there a basic difference in technique between "heaving to" and heading up into the wind? Are you trying to backfill the jib and counteract with the main?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-07-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 6,827
Posted By KAYAKDAN
Mooring and Anchoring Etiquette

Still fairly new to sailing my own boat,and last season in Maine,we often dropped the hook for the night alongside an island cove,or "borrowed" an unoccupied mooring for a night. Now I am expanding...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,802
Posted By KAYAKDAN
Wayne,the SS shackles will be the same as the...

Wayne,the SS shackles will be the same as the shackle to the rode,so it should be the same strength. Seems like everybody has a different opinion of the amount of chain to use.
This boat will be a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-06-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,802
Posted By KAYAKDAN
I am going with stainless chain,so I got...

I am going with stainless chain,so I got stainless shackles. Is there any problem with combining 3-4ft lenths of 316 SS chain together?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-03-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,802
Posted By KAYAKDAN
Irwin32,thanks for the info. The rode has a...

Irwin32,thanks for the info. The rode has a thimble,so it looks pretty straightforward. I think I will splurge and buy SS shackles also.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-02-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,802
Posted By KAYAKDAN
Anchor Set Up

I need to set up an anchor for my new Mac 26M. I'm not sure exactly how the hardware is supposed to be set up.
What is the best setup from rode to anchor? I am using a Fortress FX-11,200ft...
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