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Forum: Morgan   02-08-2011
Replies: 148
Views: 31,780
Posted By Leither
Well, if you have as much fun as I've had over...

Well, if you have as much fun as I've had over the past two and a half years with my Morgan 30, then it will be worth every cent and every long hour!

Enjoy

Stuart
Forum: Morgan   07-12-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 939
Posted By Leither
Donnie Sounds like you are already making...

Donnie

Sounds like you are already making progress and have had a good offer of help.

Just to let you know, I have a Morgan 30 (1971) based at Flag Harbor in Calvert County, MD. I have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-05-2010
Replies: 47
Views: 3,094
Posted By Leither
Mine was taken on the first outing of the new...

Mine was taken on the first outing of the new boat almost two years ago. The man behind the camera is my wife's ex, who has been a good friend now for many years.

How civilized is that?!

Stuart
Forum: Morgan   05-16-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1,153
Posted By Leither
Your portlights sound identical to those on my...

Your portlights sound identical to those on my 1971 Morgan 30. Prior to re-sealing mine, I removed one to see what the coachroof core was like. getting it off was easy (remove the white plastic...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-16-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By Leither
Thanks for the stunning photo. It gave me a rush...

Thanks for the stunning photo. It gave me a rush of nostalgia for my home country of Scotland where sailing with mountains coming down to the sea is also possible. Here on the Chesapeake, the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-16-2010
Replies: 81
Views: 5,545
Posted By Leither
I agree absolutely. I guess my phrase "polite...

I agree absolutely. I guess my phrase "polite but insistent" was intended to be interpreted as just that in an ironical way......

Stuart
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-16-2010
Replies: 81
Views: 5,545
Posted By Leither
I must admit I would find that unacceptable and...

I must admit I would find that unacceptable and take over the helm. I would probably be polite but insistent. :) I know that coming into our marina requires full attention and the potential for a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-12-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,556
Posted By Leither
Amazing! That must have been a jaw-dropping sight...

Amazing! That must have been a jaw-dropping sight for these guys.

Many years ago, I remember sailing down the River Clyde to the west of Glasgow in Scotland and coming across a Minke whale in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-06-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,212
Posted By Leither
I agree with xsboats - definitely a flooding...

I agree with xsboats - definitely a flooding problem. Could certainly be a sticky float valve or simply too much choke on starting?? Anyway, as long as it doesn't keep doing it, you should be OK!...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-05-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By Leither
To answer the question, it won't do the pump any...

To answer the question, it won't do the pump any harm since it is a flexible diaphragm type and therefore requires no lubrication.

However, I agree with others about sorting the source of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-05-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 2,849
Posted By Leither
Wow! Wonderful photo, Dog. It took me a moment...

Wow! Wonderful photo, Dog. It took me a moment or two to orient myself and locate the steersman!

As to tiller vs wheel, well its largely a matter of taste and practicality and the important...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-05-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 3,478
Posted By Leither
I also use SeaClear II on an Acer netbook and it...

I also use SeaClear II on an Acer netbook and it works really well (Windows XP). I have it attached to a handheld Garmin and it has been a thoroughly practical and effective navigational tool. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-05-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,628
Posted By Leither
Wow! That's an exciting prospect for you guys -...

Wow! That's an exciting prospect for you guys - look forward to hearing how it goes.

Since you have decided on the big C, you have probably lost interest in the cost of moorings in Europe, but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-05-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By Leither
Great photo, but I am somewhat surprised by some...

Great photo, but I am somewhat surprised by some of the responses. I sailed for many years on the East Coast of Scotland where drying harbors are the norm. Every day at low tide, it was normal to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-28-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By Leither
Great stuff and very interesting. I had a friend...

Great stuff and very interesting. I had a friend in the UK who had an elderly wooden fishing boat (50' long, 16' beam) and I often helped him with restoration work. With some (amateur) experience...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-26-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 685
Posted By Leither
Yep, just keep wiping on that oil until it stops...

Yep, just keep wiping on that oil until it stops soaking in! I certainly wouldn't recommend sealing it with PVA. However, you might want to think later about letting the oil dry out and then using...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-23-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,986
Posted By Leither
In 40 years of sailing on numerous boats of my...

In 40 years of sailing on numerous boats of my own and other people's, I have never experienced a broken clamp or had a hose attached to a thru-hull come off or leak. The secret (IMHO) is in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-19-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 2,162
Posted By Leither
I'm not familiar with this make of furler, but I...

I'm not familiar with this make of furler, but I assume that it has the halyard attached to a collar which slides up and down the foil and is free to rotate where it is attached to the jib. This may...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-19-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 742
Posted By Leither
When the mainsheet is hauled in tight, then it...

When the mainsheet is hauled in tight, then it does hold the boom down, of course. However, no matter where the mainsheet is attached to the boom, as it is eased out, then its holding down...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-17-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By Leither
Hah! Seves me right for assuming that your fuel...

Hah! Seves me right for assuming that your fuel filler was in the same location as mine - slap bang in the middle of the cockpit floor! However, I must admit I posted mainly for the entertainment...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-09-2009
Replies: 115
Views: 13,461
Posted By Leither
I'm with Denise on this one - keep looking. ...

I'm with Denise on this one - keep looking.

The idea of a motorless existence may have some superficial attraction, but it sure wouldn't be for me. On the basis that, no matter how careful and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-05-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 3,130
Posted By Leither
Too right!! Furlers do have disadvantages, but...

Too right!! Furlers do have disadvantages, but in my opinion the advantages outweigh by a huge factor. :)

If this is indeed a plastic foil you are dealing with, then I agree with a previous...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-05-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 4,987
Posted By Leither
Cap'n You are absolutely right, there is...

Cap'n

You are absolutely right, there is nothing like the actual experience of crawling all over boats to give you a feel for the complex decision making involved before buying. If you read...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-05-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,808
Posted By Leither
I have a Morgan 30 (1971 vintage) and would have...

I have a Morgan 30 (1971 vintage) and would have no hesitation in recommending her as an offshore boat. This is a pretty seakindly design with good sailing manners (although the centerboard does...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-02-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By Leither
Just a thought. I have the same boat with the...

Just a thought. I have the same boat with the same set-up and I use a wooden stick gauge which cost me precisely zero and there were no installation problems. I have it marked out to indicate...
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