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Search: Posts Made By: watsongs
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-27-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 13,001
Posted By watsongs
Re: 28 footer recommendations (Pearson 28-2 equivalents?)

I'm on the west coast; send me his name!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-19-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By watsongs
Re: hull reinforcement.

Good. The aluminum powder added to the epoxy made a composite. Now you've got something useful. Your original post said nothing about the gelcoat removal nor the aluminum, hence the confusion.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-19-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By watsongs
Re: hull reinforcement.

Unless you put glass on the outside, those extra coats of epoxy did nothing but add weight. Epoxy by itself isn't a strong medium, it's a glue. It's no different than coating the exterior with five...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-18-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 3,927
Posted By watsongs
Re: main sail blown?

The vang is not there to bend back the mast - that's way too much work to ask of it, and more importantly, the fittings that you would be asking to work against that leverage. If you want to bend...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-18-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,138
Posted By watsongs
Re: Man over board

I've used (with a simulated 'COB') a sling by detaching the jib from the headstay, keeping the tack attached, sheeting in tight, and hitching the head to the spinnaker halyard (because of its ability...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-11-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,145
Posted By watsongs
Re: Older CCA boats with rounded robust overbuilt booms...added boom vang needed?

An easy way to rig a preventer for an accidental gybe is to rig a carabiner to the boom, then run a line rail to rail, with a Munter hitch - its basically a capsizable belay knot - (see Wikipedia;...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-11-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,315
Posted By watsongs
Re: sailing solo

As someone above said, the key is thinking things through. Figure out what needs to happen when, and what can wait.

Forget about an autopilot. Set the main at your mooring where she's into the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-01-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,145
Posted By watsongs
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 4,246
Posted By watsongs
Re: Propane dinghy engine

Actually, the products of all clean combustion are CO2 and water vapor. If you have incomplete combustion, as in corroded burners on a propane house heater, you get CO, carbon monoxide, which is why...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-21-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By watsongs
Re: used monitor windvain

Windvain... That's a nice play on words!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-09-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 3,422
Posted By watsongs
Re: Dinghy Cruising/Camping?

When I was working for Outward Bound in the Everglades back in the late 90's, a guy in his, say, late 50's came through. He had been cruising the coast of Florida; started (with his dad) at the...
Forum: Living Aboard 06-09-2013
Replies: 118
Views: 23,407
Posted By watsongs
Re: Just beginning to shop around... would love feedback/ideas...

Ahoy there -

I just came across this thread; I spent a bit of time going back and reading the history. I love your spirit! Back in the late 90's, my wife and I, along with our golden retriever....
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