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Search: Posts Made By: SHays
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-30-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 5,201
Posted By SHays
About "heaving-to" in general. I have read and...

About "heaving-to" in general. I have read and heard that this maneuver is deployed in steep seas for "safety." Is this true? Wouldn't it invite a knockdown? Does it work under a reefed mainsail and...
Forum: Chrysler 01-29-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,516
Posted By SHays
Yeah, I'll give you an Amen but I'm telling you...

Yeah, I'll give you an Amen but I'm telling you right now, that motor will never be the same when I start messing with it. If I do fix it, I will let you know, and you will mark it as a miracle,...
Forum: Chrysler 01-29-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,516
Posted By SHays
LOL, ok, now for more of the truth: the motor is...

LOL, ok, now for more of the truth: the motor is an old gamefisher, and has had 70 dollars of repairs for nothing. maybe I will try again at a different shop. About the oars business, Strawanza had...
Forum: Chrysler 01-29-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,516
Posted By SHays
Cool WHY NOT make my kicker a boat anchor?

The last time I tried to use my 5hp motor, it wouldn't crank. I went shopping for a little 5hp motor today and the first one had a price tag of 1k. Then I saw oarlocks and the brackets for them, and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-28-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 18,919
Posted By SHays
One last thought on this thread for people...

One last thought on this thread for people searching for affordable pocket cruising sailboats. In my research for affordable sailing, I have found some boats I didn't even know existed. The...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-28-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 18,919
Posted By SHays
Cool Chrysler 22 update

http://my.opera.com/SHays/albums/showpic.dml?album=726181&picture=9808671Well, this boat has turned out to be a pretty good choice for getting some sailing done. I learned that it is one of the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-28-2010
Replies: 569
Views: 136,890
Posted By SHays
Well, mine was the day I fought headwinds for an...

Well, mine was the day I fought headwinds for an hour while looking at the same spot on the bank in a "skinny water" situation. I was too stubborn to start up the kicker, and had not yet read about...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-28-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,764
Posted By SHays
Swing Keel deal.

I have a Chrysler 22 on an original trailer. The swing keel does need to rest on the trailer when travelling and not on the hull. When the swing keel is pulled all the way up, all the weight is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-29-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 18,919
Posted By SHays
Well, hang in there. I have a friend who lives in...

Well, hang in there. I have a friend who lives in Missoula, and this last bit they say is the hardest to wait through, and cabin fever starts to creep in... but you can enjoy laying out the ropes and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-28-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 18,919
Posted By SHays
Cool Well friends, I have just returned from a...

Well friends, I have just returned from a somewhat successful sailing trip on my new to me Chrysler 22. The first day out presented learning curves. I had on the large genoa, and the wind came up a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-25-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 6,951
Posted By SHays
I was researching pocket cruisers here a while...

I was researching pocket cruisers here a while back. I think the Compac Legacy would be a sweet option for you, and you could certainly raise the mast after ducking the bridge... full length keel,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-28-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 2,039
Posted By SHays
so, I am trying to understand...you are going to...

so, I am trying to understand...you are going to jack up the boat just enough to do a bottom paint job? I hope you can post some pictures of how i goes. I will need to do the same thing on my trailer...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-28-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 18,919
Posted By SHays
Thanks John... Can't wait to get her rigged up...

Thanks John... Can't wait to get her rigged up and deployed for family giggles.
steven
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-28-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 18,919
Posted By SHays
Well, I have finally purchased a trailer sailing...

Well, I have finally purchased a trailer sailing boat...after looking at many used boats, in various price ranges. I loved the Mongomery 17 after seeing a used one in person, but it was too small for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-28-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 18,919
Posted By SHays
Losing Sleep - Sanibel 18 or Montgomery 17

I have been reading everything I can about these two trailerable pocket cruisers, and am distraught over which to buy. Sanibel 18 supposedly has better sleeping space... Montgomery has better self...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 09-21-2008
Replies: 194
Views: 20,774
Posted By SHays
1977 18' Chrysler Buccaneer Daysailer. Shopping...

1977 18' Chrysler Buccaneer Daysailer. Shopping for a pocket cruiser next.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-20-2008
Replies: 569
Views: 136,890
Posted By SHays
With downcast eyes and humble spirit. My second...

With downcast eyes and humble spirit. My second sail on my own, but with my little crew. Ripping my mainsail because the batten got caught up, because I did not have the helmsman point into the wind...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-20-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 6,536
Posted By SHays
I didn't learn what to do with the heeling until...

I didn't learn what to do with the heeling until the wind got to cranking up to around 20 knots on my little daysailer. I don't have a traveller, but I let out on the mainsheet, and let the boom...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-20-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By SHays
Thanks kindly for the advice. I have found some...

Thanks kindly for the advice. I have found some Compac 23's to peruse. The new Compac Eclipse is a 21 foot boat which looks like loads of fun to sail and easy to launch and recover. But not sure how...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-09-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2,112
Posted By SHays
Thanks Pam: I hadn't heard about the Aquarius......

Thanks Pam: I hadn't heard about the Aquarius... and I do love the lines of the Montgomery17 - The Montgomerys seem to have a little more cockpit space...and less below for sleeping, but in our area,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-08-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2,112
Posted By SHays
Mike and Mike, thanks so much for your response...

Mike and Mike, thanks so much for your response and thoughts... I am looking for a used as opposed to a new boat... One huge blessing is: I have wonderful helpers with doing trailer launching, but I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-08-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2,112
Posted By SHays
I have not seen those other crafts you...

I have not seen those other crafts you mentioned... I will certainly look into them and many thanks for your kind reply.

steven
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-08-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2,112
Posted By SHays
Freeboard Considerations... Pocket Cruiser Choices...

Question: Is it true that the less freeboard you have, the greater your capability for windward performance, and the more freeboard you have, a lessened windward performance?

This is an important...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-08-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 19,528
Posted By SHays
I love my little Bucanneer 18. I have found it a...

I love my little Bucanneer 18. I have found it a little tippy feeling when you step aboard, but once people are seated in the boat she feels nice and stable... As for fast... she is as sweet as you...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-07-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By SHays
Cool Steven

Hello Everyone: I am still fairly new to the SailNet Community. I began reading sailnet forums when learning to sail my first boat, a McGregor 26S. I have sold it and bought a fast little regatta...
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