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Search: Posts Made By: theonecalledtom
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 901
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Replace Sails

will say that sailing with new sails for the first time in my life has been pretty special...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 901
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Replace Sails

There is potential to find something nearly right in a used sail loft (for instance Used Sails from Second Wind Sails (http://www.secondwindsails.com/) which I have never been to...) and get a local...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,164
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Boat Loan

Wells Fargo did our first loan on a 30 year old boat but it took us six months and a huge amount of hassle to get the paperwork saying we owned the boat after we'd paid it off...... completely...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 2,493
Posted By theonecalledtom
Are you saying you have a 1000 square foot sail...

Are you saying you have a 1000 square foot sail on a 36' boat?[/QUOTE]

Yes.

One thing I'm coming to appreciate is there is good light air and bad light air. Some days it's steady and attaches...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 2,493
Posted By theonecalledtom
Slowly getting better at moving in light air....

Slowly getting better at moving in light air. Sail choice is critical and our latest spin sheet is 1/8th inch amsteel with a plastic spool shackle. We recently used this to drift past a bunch of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 287
Views: 14,126
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Pearons 28 passes Beneteau 46

Sometimes I'm out with my wife and sprogs. I may have two sails up but I will be trimmed as flat as possible. Speed is not an objective, comfort is.

Sometimes I'm not.

When I pass cruisers...
Forum: Learning to Sail 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 1,435
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Comment on my trim!

The Selden guide seems mainly concerned with structural stability and a base setting, the North Sail's guide...
Forum: Learning to Sail 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 1,435
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Comment on my trim!

Thanks RichH. I'll check those articles, I've probably read some of them before (perhaps you've posted some of them) but as I keep rereading material it keeps making more sense... just picked up...
Forum: Learning to Sail 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 6,757
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Rounding Up - sail trim advice?

By this I meant bends the mast, not the boom. Pushing too hard will add strain to the mast at the gooseneck though - you often see masts broken there.
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-23-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 6,757
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Rounding Up - sail trim advice?

Sounds like fun!

Steps to flatten the boat / reduce heeling
- jib leads aft
- dump / lower traveller, a big bubble up front in the main can be fine
- backstay, until the sail shape looks flat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-20-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 3,191
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: New main sail

You might not want to go to kevlar but having fresh dacron could make a big difference in your ability to make ground upwind. A 5 degree gain further off the wind is worth more in VMG than closer to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-17-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: loosening jib halyard on roller furling

I always slack any lines that have tension on them at the end of the sail (typically the jib halyard when using a roller, backstay and outhaul).

Leave everything snug, not flopping around, not...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-16-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,435
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Comment on my trim!

That was perfect - thanks!

Q1. Would you ever push for more depth in the sail than seen in 7367?
Q2. What's the best way to approach avoiding airflow delamination in super light winds?

What...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-14-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,435
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Comment on my trim!

I guess you need to pre-size images? They look much better on the mobile version of the site as that manages size for you!

The boat is a Beneteau 36.7

What about draft depth and position? Would...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-14-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,435
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Comment on my trim!

I thought more people would bite on this...

The image size might not help - do I have to presize the images or can I rescale in the posting? They are here on blogspot...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-14-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,435
Posted By theonecalledtom
Comment on my trim!

While I'm posting this with a specific case it would be interesting to see pictures of different sail trim issues and resolutions.

I've put two mainsail pictures below. One a race sail from the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-09-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 3,191
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: New main sail

Of course you need to replace sails on old boats the hulls hold their form much longer and all things need to be in balance.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-08-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,485
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: My crappy sail today

A couple of other things that can help the furler... though there is some good advice earlier that will help me out too...

- Put some backstay tension on to take sag out of the headstay
- Make...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-11-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,479
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: New to sailing

As jwing mentions there are books to help you look at old sailboats - I'd recommend "inspecting the aging sailboat" by Don Casey. I haven't bought a small boat and there may be more appropriate...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-11-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,479
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: New to sailing

warning, you might end up sleepless planning docking procedures, thinking about provisions, trying to improve your tacks, your gybes. you will likely start talking about lines, wind shifts and sail...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: "Other" sailing mags

48° North Sailing Magazine - TurnPage48NAugust2014 (http://digital.turn-page.com/i/354728?/0)

Only just started reading this one. Has some amusing articles.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-17-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,361
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Passenger sick for two days after day sail???

Thought I was going to be sick a couple of months ago sailing deep down wind with a roly swell off the aft quarter. Eventually decided to sail higher and take a couple of hours longer. Felt fine then...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-13-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: First Time Crewing!!

I've been collecting links to videos here - 36.7: Sailing Tips (http://sailing367.blogspot.co.uk/p/trimming.html?m=1) if you find more good ones pm me the links and I'll add them
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-09-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 7,330
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: The difference in a Bene 265 & 281??? Specs are simular....

I can easily singlehand my 36.7 with the roller furler on. Currently working on learning to fly the symmetrical spinnaker as well. Next up double handing. When I bought the boat 18months ago I was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,218
Posted By theonecalledtom
Re: Getting Used To New Boat

Someone should post some pictures....

I loved changing boats. Having ten times the number of lines to fiddle with helps but I've learnt so much more about sailing once shaken from my groove and...
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