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Search: Posts Made By: overbored
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-07-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 953
Posted By overbored
Re: From one style boat to another Mono/Multi

I have sailed and raced on both. for me and for where I sail I would like a CAT. but since I don't have an unlimited budget I sail a small CAT and bigger mono. CATs are 4 times more money to buy....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-23-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 1,341
Posted By overbored
Re: loose footed main

99.99% of all race boats use loose footed sails. that should give you an idea if they work better
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-06-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By overbored
Re: Why would a hank-on sail have a pendant?

it may have had an early furler that wound the sail around the forestay with hanks, no foil.
Had one on a small Catamaran years ago.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-21-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 3,858
Posted By overbored
Re: Thinking of Losing My Inboard

Don't do it. the best reason for buying a boat with an inboard is that it does not have an outboard motor to deal with.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-17-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By overbored
Re: Does anyone have the owners manual for the Watkins 27 ft sailboat

there is a watkins owner web site. Watkins* Owners Home Page (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-14-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By overbored
Re: Jib halyard too tight

From Harken manual
Halyard Tension
The jib halyard should be firm, but not too tight.
Tip: The luff foil system supports sail along its length so halyard tension is used only to shape sails, not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-24-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,525
Posted By overbored
Re: Lightnings vs Scots vs Snark vs Sunfish

it has more to do with your launching and storage requirements then how the boat sails. will you launch single handed? will you use a trailer or car top? do you need power to get home if the wind...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-24-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By overbored
Re: Jib Roller Furler

It is a Plastimo Furler but dont know much about them. they are still in business.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-19-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 850
Posted By overbored
Re: How Do I Replace a Cntinuous Furling Line??

this is a good video. I use Samson trophy braid as it is a bit rougher and does not slip on the drum. very easy to splice.
end to end splice part one - YouTube
end to end splice part two - YouTube
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-12-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By overbored
Re: Broken Roller Furler Foot attachment

looks like a harken Mk IV. there should be a shackle with the pin through the hole where you have the key ring.
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-04-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,578
Posted By overbored
Re: Attach Rope to Becket?

Tie a bowline. most of the line we have these days is way stronger then needed in the size that is easy on the hands so even if the knot makes it half the strength of a splice it will still be way...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-31-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,146
Posted By overbored
Re: How hot does your diesel run?

you are getting steam from the sea water at the exhaust elbow this means it is starting to get plugged. the exhaust gas temp is constant, sea water temp is constant so the only way to make steam is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-30-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,986
Posted By overbored
Re: Top Down Furlers

The flatter the sail the better they work. A Gennaker does work better then a spinnaker. a Gennaker is really a asymmetrical spinnaker. they both have a soft luff. if you are using a reaching...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-29-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By overbored
Re: Tank replacement

install a rubber bladder tank if you can cut a hole in the tank large enough to install. they make stock sizes and custom sizes. cost is less then the labor to remove the old one. they make them for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-28-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By overbored
Re: Gennaker downhaul on CS27

add two tangs on the existing forestay pin and angle to match the pulpit upright. lash it to the upright and a soft attach tack block either forward or aft of the pulpit. the tangs will take the load...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-26-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,340
Posted By overbored
Re: Transom Gelcoat Cracking Repair

looks like the gelcoat cracks are in the area where the mold line was. when the hull is molded the mold is in two halves and the crack between the halves leaves a bump in the gelcoat. the flash is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-24-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,424
Posted By overbored
Re: RR Halyard Wrap..and SNAP! Help Needed.

the halyard deflector looks like early Facnor. it is on up side down probably because it is worn on the edge so they put it on up side down but now it will hold water. the new ones have holes to let...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By overbored
Re: Kells 23s

Sailed on one when I was a kid it was new at the dealer and i washed it a few times to make a few bucks. fixed keel model as I remember. simple boat not much rigging. there are some web sites with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By overbored
Re: Cooling problems - Help please

free manuals Yanmar motoren, motors engine | manual download (
free parts manual
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-26-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By overbored
Re: What sort of valve is this?

Products - W&O - Marine Supplier of Pipes, Valves, and Fittings ( there is a picture of the same valve near the bottom of the page....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-15-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By overbored
Re: Depth Transducer back plates and mounting locations.

A little more info would help what are you connecting it to. most of the newer transducers are mounted in the hull and transmit thru the hull. no hole in the hull. what type of boat and hull...
Forum: Racing 07-10-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,021
Posted By overbored
Re: Sizes of genoas

what was your measurement your boat should have LP for a 155 of 6850 mm
J= 14.5"/ 4419.6mm times 1.55 = LP 22.475' /6850.38 mm
Forum: Racing 07-10-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,021
Posted By overbored
Re: Sizes of genoas

in most PHRF rules the the boats are rated with a 155% genoa. 155.1 to 160 cost you 3 points and 160.1 to 170 another 3 points
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-01-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By overbored
Re: Rotted Core: Is it safe?

The tiffany Jaynes had a balsa cored hull and deck. it would depend on how much of the balsa core is wet but you could use injected epoxy in smaller sections. balsa core is strong even when wet , but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-28-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 5,509
Posted By overbored
Re: Cost to Replace Chainplates? Should I Walk Away?

Water jet does not leave stress risers because the surface is cut with an abrasive. leaves a smooth but slightly wavy surface. machining, laser and plasma cutting leaves stress risers that need to be...
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