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Search: Posts Made By: loomaz
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-29-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,359
Posted By loomaz
Halyard up the mast

Was out on my Rhodes 18 alone and when gusts became more than I wanted to handle, I lowered the main. Unfortunately, my halyard ran up to the top of the mast. Any suggestions for getting it down...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-02-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,912
Posted By loomaz
I did try backwinding the jib and it does help. ...

I did try backwinding the jib and it does help. I had a much easier time of it this weekend although when I use the big jib, it tends to get hung up on the mast when I do try backwinding it. Thanks...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-23-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,912
Posted By loomaz
Thanks sailing dog, sounds like a good idea and...

Thanks sailing dog, sounds like a good idea and I'll give it a try
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-23-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,912
Posted By loomaz
Rhodes 18

Sorry, I forgot to answer Comraderie's question about the Rhodes. It is in pretty good shape for an old hull. No damage but it could use a new gel coat. I just rebuilt the floor this winter and it...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-23-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,912
Posted By loomaz
Rhodes 18

Thanks for the suggestion about backwinding the jib and easing off on the main to help bring my Rhodes 18 about a bit quicker, however, and this may sound stupid, but how do you "backwind" the jib? ...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-22-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,912
Posted By loomaz
Coming about in a Rhodes 18

I seem to be having a difficult time bringing my Rhodes 18 about. I just acquired this boat and hoped it would have the same sailing characteristics as the Rhodes 19 I once owned. That boat was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-27-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 15,068
Posted By loomaz
mast raising video

I went to the site and tried to play the videos but all three show only the construction of the device. The videos showing the actual raising and lowering of the mast just repeat the first one.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-27-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 15,068
Posted By loomaz
Mast raising system

Do you know where I can buy an A-frame setup or plans to make one. I have a Rhodes 18 that steps on the keel so the mast needs to be raised verticle and dropped into the hole in the foredeck.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-27-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 15,068
Posted By loomaz
no luck reaching sail-trialer

I went to that web site and tried calling the number. I sent an e-mail and received no response and I tried telephoning the number but it is apparently disconnected.
Forum: Good Old Boat 02-22-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 28,465
Posted By loomaz
I have a Rhodes 18 which I believe was built in...

I have a Rhodes 18 which I believe was built in 1957. It has a registration number on the bow but I didn't see anything on the transom. Is there any way to verify the age of the hull?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 4,611
Posted By loomaz
How did you prepare the surface. It looks like...

How did you prepare the surface. It looks like you have some kind of undercoating that you are painting over. Or did you just sand down the old finish completely. I"m interested in the prep you did...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-01-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By loomaz
Roller Furling for boats 18' and under

Where can I find decent and relatively inexpensive roller furling for my 18' Rhodes?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-27-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,259
Posted By loomaz
Hull refinishing

This past spring I purchased a Rhodes 18 which was manufactured in 1957. The guy I bought it from did refurbished it somewhat but paint he used to refinish the hull is peeling off in spots. The...
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