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Search: Posts Made By: gwilli
Forum: Chartering 03-26-2001
Replies: 9
Views: 2,210
Posted By gwilli
BVI, First Time

No, not a problem holding anchor in Key Bay. Perhaps we found a sandy patch. Our 35 lb. CQR and all chain rode (5:1 scope)held well although because of the steady strong offshore wind we checked...
Forum: Chartering 03-26-2001
Replies: 9
Views: 2,210
Posted By gwilli
BVI, First Time

No, not a problem holding anchor in Key Bay. Perhaps we found a sandy patch. Our 35 lb. CQR and all chain rode (5:1 scope)held well although because of the steady strong offshore wind we checked...
Forum: Chartering 03-21-2001
Replies: 18
Views: 4,623
Posted By gwilli
Charter in BVI

Hi, I just got back from BVI. Said I''d let you know how trip went. The weather was fabulous with daytime temps in the 80''s and a steady cooling breeze of 15 to 25 knots from the North East. The...
Forum: Chartering 03-21-2001
Replies: 9
Views: 2,210
Posted By gwilli
BVI, First Time

Just got back from BVI. Most beautiful area I''ve ever seen (rivals Hawaii) is Virgin Gorda North Sound/Gorda Sound and especially area ashore around Bitter End Yacht Club Resort and Biras Creek...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-21-2001
Replies: 12
Views: 3,598
Posted By gwilli
Help! Where to start???

Before cruising the world I''d suggest that you bareboat charter to get some off shore experience and the feel of a larger boat. Sailing a 22 footer on a small inland lake doesn''t nearly cut it for...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-08-2001
Replies: 12
Views: 3,598
Posted By gwilli
Help! Where to start???

Whether you go tiller or wheel, furling or hanked on jib depends on boat size and type of sailing you''ll do. I strongly disagree with the comment about furling being unsafe in that with furling you...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-08-2001
Replies: 35
Views: 5,977
Posted By gwilli
Extremely NEW!

I agree with the sailing school stuff if you can find one to get the basics. I''ve actually taught a sailing school for 9 years but this still just gets you started. Also, buy some easy to read...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-08-2001
Replies: 16
Views: 3,504
Posted By gwilli
Tacking

Yeah, I agree. Certainly if you''re gybing and whether accidentally or intentionally and that horizontal spar comes flying across and hits you in the head you''ll then know why it''s called the...
Forum: herSailNet 02-02-2001
Replies: 27
Views: 6,356
Posted By gwilli
On board conflicts

You might want to check out a book by Alayne Main who is from my neck of the woods and who writes from personal experience about the emotional side of extended cruising from a woman''s perspective. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-02-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 6,474
Posted By gwilli
Teflon packing material

I''m a mechanical engineer and being very familiar with pump mechanical seals and packings as related to industry I thought that switching to a premium brand pure teflon packing would be a smart...
Forum: Chartering 02-02-2001
Replies: 18
Views: 4,623
Posted By gwilli
Charter in BVI

I have a couple of friends who independently have used SunSail and from what I gathered from them it was a good experience.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-01-2001
Replies: 1
Views: 823
Posted By gwilli
Insulating noise

Noise isolation is tricky. The first check is to make sure your mounts are still resilient and not dried and hard. Make sure there are no short circuits around them for vibration from the engine to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-01-2001
Replies: 10
Views: 2,515
Posted By gwilli
Folding/Feathering Propellers

I have a Gori 2 blade folding prop on my Mirage 29 and it gives a genuine 1/2 knot performance upgrade over the original 2 blade fixed. Reverse is surprisingly good and there is little prop walk. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-01-2001
Replies: 1
Views: 1,403
Posted By gwilli
Niagara 26

I have a friend who sails one out of Leamington, Ontario. What are your questions/concerns? I can try to respond or ask him if I don''t know and get back to you.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 01-26-2001
Replies: 0
Views: 1,871
Posted By gwilli
Female 1st mate wanted.

I''m 51 years young and looking for an attractive, fit, female 39 - 51 to share summer
cruising and racing with on my 30 ft. sailboat "in the islands" of the Western Basin of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-20-2000
Replies: 5
Views: 3,261
Posted By gwilli
removing sail numbers

I just finished removing sail numbers that had been on a sail for 13 years. I used a blow dryer to remove the letters and Goo-Gone for the residue. Admittedly the glue was tough. I had to let it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-01-2000
Replies: 2
Views: 1,849
Posted By gwilli
leaky windows

Check your local yellow pages under Plastics-Rods, Tubes, Sheets, Etc.-Supply Centers (or similar). Also, many Auto Glass replacement places can do this. Just bring in the old for them to measure...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-01-2000
Replies: 8
Views: 15,296
Posted By gwilli
How to remove Vinyl lettering from Hull

Have had good success with a hair dryer where lettering wasn''t too old and a hot air gun where it was on for 12 years on virgin (unpainted) gel coat. Thought idea of gum eraser was a good one too...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-01-2000
Replies: 18
Views: 4,954
Posted By gwilli
Fuel tank problems

When you say bugs do you mean fungus which loves diesel fuel particularly in warm climates? If it is the latter, the fungus grows on whatever the fuel touches including the air space above the fuel...
Forum: Chartering 12-01-2000
Replies: 18
Views: 4,623
Posted By gwilli
Charter in BVI

Heading down to Tortola to cruise with Footloose in March 2001. I''ll let you know how we fared weatherwise, etc. Moorings is suposed to be top-notch but pricy. Footloose is branch of Moorings...
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