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Search: Posts Made By: donlofland
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 07-18-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By donlofland
Re: Charts for circumnavigating Canada's Vancouver Island

And thank you Brent Swain! I hadn't seen your response before my previous reply to all, and just looked up those charts-WOW! I'm considering that circumnavigaton again...

Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 07-16-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By donlofland
Re: Charts for circumnavigating Canada's Vancouver Island

Thank you to all of you gentlemen!

So this may sound kinda weak/mellow/whatever, but this little chart issue has changed my plans, (even though Capt Len generously offered to lend me his). Instead...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 07-15-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By donlofland
Charts for circumnavigating Canada's Vancouver Island

I'm hoping for & planning a 4 week sail around Canada's Vancouver Island this summer. I checked on-line with the Canada Hydrographic Service for info regarding appropriate charts, (I'd bought the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-25-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,092
Posted By donlofland
Re: Replacing standing rigging

Mine is a catalina 27, so we were able to unstep the mast on our own and trailer it to the back yard, where I leisurely replaced all the rigging and lines.

Next time I might hire the yard crane to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,370
Posted By donlofland
Re: Moving sailboat to Savannah from Seattle...

I might be in the same boat before too much longer. I checked with U Haul about towing my ~9000-10,000 boat/trailer across country, and they had no problem with that with their larger trucks, (which...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By donlofland
Re: life raft

We just learned a lot talking to salesmen at the (Seattle) boat show-once you buy one, the 3-year clock starts ticking to when it needs recertification.

So the Winslow salesman suggested ordering...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-12-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 4,439
Posted By donlofland
Re: Deception pass with the current? Bad idea?

Though I've typically tried to pass the pass on a slack current, more often than not I'm ~an hour late, with the current in my favor. No problem then, with the current adding 2-3 knots to my knot...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-06-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 3,371
Posted By donlofland
Re: Keel Bolts

No kidding-I chiseled the wood off the gray lead keel! Isn't that what yours looked like? What did your fiberglass look like?

And I thunked it with my hammer and it was solid-I couldn't believe I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-06-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 3,371
Posted By donlofland
Re: Keel Bolts

Kindred spirit! I just did this job! (Well almost.)

On my 27, when I chiseled out the keel stub plywood, I was looking directly at the top of the lead keel!

Good news that I could see the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-15-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 3,146
Posted By donlofland
Re: Keel J bolt replacement in lead keel

I'm wondering, since the bolts look good for an inch or so up from the keel, about using bolt couplers to do the repair without having to put new j bolts in the keel.

And I do mean wondering-I had...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-22-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 4,205
Posted By donlofland
Re: Why so many unused boats?

I hope if I ever lose interest, or when I begin to lose ability, I sell mine to another eager beaver to enjoy, sail and maintain before she wastes away...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-30-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,130
Posted By donlofland
Re: DIY Rigging Replacement

Ditto above about unstepping the mast-I did this with my Catalina 27, and tha 's how I'd do it again.

There's a U Tube video showing unstepping the mast with a spreader-height 2X4 A frame...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-24-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,435
Posted By donlofland
Re: Simrad to 10 or Raymarine st2000

I've been pleased with my ST2000 on my Catalina 27-
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-19-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 4,233
Posted By donlofland
Re: Hinged Mast Step OR Tabernacle

I followed Judy's method in your link, and raised the mast with that, and it's been up ever since-so I can't say how it goes taking it down.

But-sinking the stainless steel inserts in epoxy to the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-06-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By donlofland
Re: Learning on a cat?

In my early teens I learned in an Optomist Pram, and then had a 16' monohull sloop, and about then Hobies were coming out, and I got one as soon as I could.

If you have the option of going that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-24-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,781
Posted By donlofland
Re: Anchor roller on a cluttered bow?

So what I ended up doing was cutting a hole in the forward part of the foredeck for a chainpipe, and running the rode through that, where it is led down and stored under the V berth. It's easiest...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-22-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,505
Posted By donlofland
Re: Setting up a spinnaker sock

I've mostly flown my spinaker singlehanded, after a couple of learn-as-you-go screw ups sailing with crew.

It's more difficult getting it down when the wind dies and it's dead calm-I have to tug...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-18-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,060
Posted By donlofland
Re: Advice Sought for minimalist coastal navigation

Here on the west coast I've been happy with paper charts, and a handheld GPS for the 30 mile trip across the Strait of Juan de Fuca-plotted the GPS position on the paper chart every 30'. Usually the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-18-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By donlofland
Re: Where in the world to learn in August?

I don't think they have a liveaboard program, but OCSC in Berkely gave me great instruction in the early 90s, and it's a great get-away in the Bay area...and August is great for sailing there-windy,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-31-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,017
Posted By donlofland
Re: painting aluminum spars with Perfection

That's what I used ~3 years ago-I'm pleased with the results, and so far it's held up fine. Though I don't remember the details, I do remember downloading the instructions from the company and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-25-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 5,084
Posted By donlofland
Re: Advice on SF Bay summer sailing

I took my sailing lessons at OCSC in Berkely, and on day one they were teaching us to reef sails, (make the mains'l smaller). It's a standard part of sailing there, and is key to managing stronger...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-24-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 3,263
Posted By donlofland
Re: Over Powered in 30 knots?

Ditto above.

And when day sailing I'll usually go the difficult direction first, (up wind/up current, etc.), and coast the easy way home. Going upwind always seems to take longer on the way home...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-19-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,251
Posted By donlofland
Re: Near miss on Lake Michigan

Yeh-weird that a keelboat would capsize and swamp-they should of been wearing their life jackets, but even so it doesn't look as though they could have bailed it out and self rescued.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-10-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 1,630
Posted By donlofland
Re: Need help finding perfect boat!

There's probably a lot of sailboats that would suit your needs-I'm looking forward to getting my Catalina 27 back there-4' draft doesn't limit things too much, could putter out to the reef in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-17-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 3,304
Posted By donlofland
I bought a used foresail for my Catalina 27, a...

I bought a used foresail for my Catalina 27, a bit smaller than my 110% "lapper"-I'd guess ~80%.

It has reef points, though I've never reefed it. It's made of ~6 oz material, so it's heavier for...
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