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Search: Posts Made By: jameswilson29
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Addressing rudder vibration

It is gratifying to finish the job and to try to do it right. Every time I work on the boat I learn more about particular systems: this time it was primarily the steering system, but I also learned...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By jameswilson29
Addressing rudder vibration

I spent the month of August 2014 working on the rudder on my '77 Pearson 28-1, which had developed a twitch/vibration. After my most recent trip to Cape May, I decided I would rather haul and miss...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 1 Week Ago
Replies: 268
Views: 9,465
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

I agree, the northern Bay is really beautiful. You really see the full contrast in shoreline with a Delmarva cruise.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 2,682
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Sailing Schools - certificated coures or 'a la carte'???

Sorry, Dave, you don't qualify as an UNDISCLOSED commercial interest. You are a FULLY DISCLOSED commercial interest, and I certainly appreciate your comments and those of JonEisberg, MaineSail, Bob...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 2,682
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Sailing Schools - certificated coures or 'a la carte'???

Where did you come up with this one?

Any factual basis for this statement?

Can you back it up by naming one person who fits your assertion?

:D

Is it just a coincidence that a banner ad...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 2,682
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Sailing Schools - certificated coures or 'a la carte'???

There are none. He just made it up to sell sailing schools, which is the purpose of this thread.

There are many undisclosed commercial interests on Sailnet. They start threads to advertise their...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 2,682
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Sailing Schools - certificated coures or 'a la carte'???

Sorry Malyea - welcome to an internet forum - you can't control the responses to a thread for your specific purpose.

If you could, that would be a commercial, not a discussion.

This isn't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 2,682
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Sailing Schools - certificated coures or 'a la carte'???

Can anyone name a single accomplished sailor - that is, a famous racing skipper/tactician or well-known, published cruising expert (not one of the self-proclaimed, certified experts advertising their...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 2,682
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Sailing Schools - certificated coures or 'a la carte'???

This thread would be a really good disguised commercial for sailing schools in general, and sailing certifications in particular!!!

I am so glad I was able to read this very important...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 2,682
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Sailing Schools - certificated coures or 'a la carte'???

If you are reasonably intelligent and can read, you do not need to take any classes. If you like that sort of thing, fine, spend your money that way, but there are plenty of opportunities to learn...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 268
Views: 9,465
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

Tell us about the Delmarva coast portion:

1. How far out did you go?
2. Which sea buoys were you near?
3. Did you see any other boats?
4. Was there any wind for sailing?
5. Finally, did...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 268
Views: 9,465
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

You going straight up the Delaware Bay, or will you be stopping in Cape May, too?
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 268
Views: 9,465
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

I like Still Pond and Rock Hall. At Still Pond, I have anchored outside, in the far South corner leading to Churn's Creek, and inside, near the Coast Guard station - it is a bit thin and there were...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 268
Views: 9,465
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

Conventional wisdom is to not enter any of the inlets on the Delmarva coast, except Ocean City, Maryland in benign conditions. See Shellenger, "Cruising the Chesapeake"; MapTech Embassy Guide...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 268
Views: 9,465
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

Go ahead and finish the trip!

You have already completed a difficult part of the trip - the narrow portion of the Bay from Annapolis to Potomac River - approximately 60 n.m. You are only a few...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: The Grand Adventure

Is it really possible to erase every post you have ever made here?:rolleyes::laugher
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Temporary fix to deck cracks?

Most boats that age have spider cracks around the stanchions. These do not necessarily allow water in. Large cracks that would allow water ingress indicate a more serious problem. It is always a...
Forum: Living Aboard 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,820
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Is the Newport 27' a suitable liveaboard for a small family?

Are you looking for an endorsement of your parenting? Meet with a child psychologist or family counselor to discuss your plans.

Worried about violating the law? Consult with a family law...
Forum: Diesel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 908
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Universal M25 Knock?

Here is another possibility - you inadvertently added diesel with low cetane. You could try a cetane additive to determine if it makes any difference. Did you buy the fuel from a different source...
Forum: Diesel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Diesel engine

Check eBay motors - buy "This Old Boat" by Don Casey and replace the engine yourself. You should be able to find a operable used diesel for about $2K.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 2,335
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Bayway Marina NJ

From usharbors.com:

"North of the Cape May Canal are several creeks. The first of any importance to navigation is Bidwell Creek (39°07.7'N., 74°53.4'W.), a drainage canal 12 miles...
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: This video is absolutely riveting...

Yes, I replaced 6 rivets in less than 10 minutes. Both ends are now tightened up, after becoming quite loose. The forces are spinnaker pole ends are shearing forces, so a rivet is perfectly...
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By jameswilson29
This video is absolutely riveting...

Replacing old corroded rivets on spinnaker pole with new rivets:

Replacing corroded rivets on spinnaker pole with new rivets - YouTube
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 945
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Chesapeake Bay Anchor Holding Power test

Why don't you pick a test vessel closer in size and displacement to that most of us sail?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,479
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Catalina 275 sport

O.K., sure, how much did you pay for the boat, including all options?

Did you negotiate the price?

How much of a discount off the list price did you obtain?

Did you pay cash, use the...
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