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Search: Posts Made By: oysterman23
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,735
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Daytime anchor ball

Good discussion been planning to order the ball fully cognizant of the prevailing dismissal of its use by nearly everone in my area (south shore long island ny) having read all what the hell time for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 512
Posted By oysterman23
Re: smelly sink

Thanks for the air horn technique...very appealing. Done properly quite useful After a bleach soak and timed properly it could render unsociable noisome effects :)
I use a mild bleach+soap solution...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By oysterman23
Re: New Sails arrived any tips?

Well weather permitted us to bend on the sails today and they fit nicely. I started laughing when we were trying to flake the sails to the boom bloody slippery stuff! Here come the lazy jacks! Will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By oysterman23
Re: New Sails arrived any tips?

Well im glad I asked this question cause the advice is worth the tariff. Thanks for taking the time all. I will take it abit easy and watch the boat...and the cloth. It was my inclination to rig up...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By oysterman23
New Sails arrived any tips?

Windwitch received her new sails from North this afternoon and I'll be bending them on and checking them out tomorrow. Its exciting! Boy they sure feel alot different than the ones Ive used on her...
Forum: Outboard 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 859
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Maintaining an outboard

Hi all. I have a '96 9.9 hp Mariner. First year I owned it, it was nothing but trouble. Had to clean and or rebuild carb several times. Used stabil and others. Then began running out fuel each day...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,578
Posted By oysterman23
Re: How big is too big for one man?

Wake not the ghost of Rh[emoji15]eingold.....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Glad I wasn't out sailing last night

Doesn't matter what you call it, the environment is not static, and either we accept that and accommodate to it, or die. Makes no difference really, a little death improves the species.[/QUOTE]
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 832
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Weird weird july weather.....

Well it'll subside into the usual Im sure. Ive got a short haul comin up to paint bottom and restore centerboard pennant...have redone sheaves and cable inside boat. Cant wait to have the board And...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 832
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Weird weird july weather.....

Hi Caleb and Murphy. Murph I too was a baymen into my midtwenties..interesting idea you brought up . Caleb The Narascatucks were going wild the other day just off Babylon Yacht Club during a race....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 832
Posted By oysterman23
Weird weird july weather.....

Couldnt find regional categories anymore so posted here. Im on south shore of Long Island NY. and am really surprised by the weather we have had the past couple weeks (as are other boaters I know) ....
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 111
Views: 9,717
Posted By oysterman23
Re: How far are you from your sailboat?

10 minutes by car. Very lucky ![emoji569]
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Mainsail foot is not straight

Nicely said!
One of my mains is built this way....the "shelf" was often offered with a zipper to dump air when wind strengthened...
The flattening reef is actually a nice feature particularly when...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,177
Views: 328,246
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Is this where we discuss the relative merits of local sailmaking for our ultralight submarines? Oh! And how to achieve neutral buoyancy while holding our neh new tech anchors with all chain...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 937
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Changing forward hatch direction

They are heavy bronze /chrome with stainless hinge pins. With another set of the deck mounts in the forward location the shift can be made.
I spend substantial amounts of time in the bay and do not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 937
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Changing forward hatch direction

Thanks to you all for your responses my primary motive in asking the question is still aimed at hearing if reversed hatches still do adequate ventilation. I am mindfull of the importance of secure...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 937
Posted By oysterman23
Changing forward hatch direction

Whenever it gets hot I open the forward hatch a crack and remind myself to drop it after setting sails. Too often I forget and either the genny sheets catch or some related cluster summons me forward...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 4,091
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Rediscovering one's "Self"

There's a fine bit of verbage performed with nice irony by Chief Dan George in "the Outlaw Josie Wales" refering to what the indians had done as they were repeatedly faced with white contempt and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-15-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Snapfurl CF500 Furling Jib Question!

I have a Snapfurl 500 on my Morgan 24. In the Snapfurl instructions they strongly emphasize "Only a good" #5 luff tape will work properly.....believe them...! and....no..... a #6 luff tape will not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Old mainsail design: "shelf and zipper"

Thanks for everyone's input it was as i suspected but did not have any comparative experience.

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-07-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By oysterman23
Old mainsail design: "shelf and zipper"

Hi listers. Anyone have experience with a boat once equipt with a mainsail with shelf and zipper?

Have you then gone on to use a loose footed main ?
Was the loose footed main better?
Or did...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-07-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,602
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Broke my cherry. Ran aground for the first time

I sail out of Babylon village just east of the village pool. White hull cream decks marked as m25 #160 but technically an m24. I am shooting east more and.more nice out there and have a niece out...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-06-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,602
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Broke my cherry. Ran aground for the first time

I ran aground last Sunday night while feeling my way through an important local shortcut that changes form each year known as Snakehill Channel (Great South Bay)
Made through the usual spots and...
Forum: News Feeds 06-03-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Coast Guard searches bay for survivors after sailboat sinks - Marin Independent J

If that unfortunate person was skipper of the boat too bad and regardless of circumstance it would seem unlikely we will learn much about the events leading up to the sinking...peace be..

Sent...
Forum: News Feeds 06-03-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Coast Guard searches bay for survivors after sailboat sinks - Marin Independent J

Sounds abit suspicious with no human involved in communications...someone steal and ditch the boat?

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