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Search: Posts Made By: DonScribner
Forum: Introduce Yourself 6 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Just Introducing Myself


Plenty of boats to choose from but what about a price range? When you consider buying, be sure to add mooring, launch, haul and maintenance. Maybe it's already in your plan but it adds up...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 6 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Greetings and Salutations

Welcome Cuda,

Doin' it right! I'm a huge fan of trailerables, at least for a while. Not familiar with a Converse but 22 feet is a good size boat to start with. Small enough to make mistakes and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By DonScribner
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,002
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Extra rope/lines for a new boat

I always have a 100 foot length of 3/16 StaSet. Easy to work with, cheap and strong enough for just about any emergency fix. Tensile strength is around 1900 lbs. Double it up and replace a shroud....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 741
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Business Cards for your boat

Nice story.

We anchored at Damaricove Is and hunkered down for a blow. Next day, wind was down a little so we tried to leave. 1/2 mile out, wife in tears, my shorts nearly soiled, we limped back...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By DonScribner
Re: From the "what were they (the designers) thinking" category.

I'm an architectural designer and one thing that I freely admit, and the shop guys have all heard this from me in the most self deprecating way, "it looks good on paper". The fact that they addressed...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By DonScribner
Re: When to go Maine to Bahamas

I don't. I sail into November. Always bring a mummy bag in case somebody goes swimming. Worst part is we trailer and I have to go mid thigh to launch. Best part is I have the place to myself.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-26-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 1,894
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Daytime anchor ball

I read about a guy getting "pulled over" by harbor patrol Boothbay as he motored out and raised the main. Just got a warning. Can harbor patrol actually ticket? Or would this have to be marine...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-25-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Herniated jibsheets


How are you currently attaching the sheet? I use a lark's head and to make things easy, I have some whipping twine at the very midpoint of my sheet. (I re-rig every sail) So, in kind, could...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-24-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,531
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Ice Box Rebuild

Check to see if it's moisture cured. Some expanding foams are. If it's too thick, the outside keeps the inside gooey for years.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 1,894
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Daytime anchor ball

Am I the OP???? Inland waters? I don't think so. As soon as I get out of the river, I'm in the open Atlantic. That's 15 minutes off the dock. Only sailed a lake once. Quite boring. I dodge oil...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-23-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By DonScribner
Re: New to Sailing


There's some good advice for you. I was waiting to the old "You have to take ASA 101 through 10bazzillion, crew for 30 years at yacht club, then buy a 3 foot dinghy for best feedback, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,531
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Ice Box Rebuild

I don't think so. There are 4 companies that own the rights of distributorship nationally, mine being one of the. I'm planning on a 5 fingered discount. Sheets of aerogel filled glazing are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-22-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 1,894
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Daytime anchor ball

OK, that's what I figured. I had in mind to make one out of hoops and cloth. Hoops would pivot, arranged like longitude lines. Flatten one way to store. Flatten the other way to create a cone....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-21-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 280
Posted By DonScribner
Bulkhead compass

Considering replacing my compass with one that is marked around the perimeter, rather than the disk. Anybody have one collecting dust that they would be willing to part with or know of a salvage yard...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-21-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 1,894
Posted By DonScribner
Daytime anchor ball

Anybody use them? How about the motor-saill marker? I have in mind to make one that does both. Is this a viable product for, say, $29?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-21-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 3,661
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Sailing around the world on a Sunfish - non stop

I once cirumnavigated in a tiger striped thong and a wide brimmed hat for a sail. Wiggled my ears to trim. Skipped beer and food, Opted for krill.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-21-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 801
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Appropriate Size cockpit tank for small outboard

I went through 13 gallons motoring on dead seas and dense then fighting 25 knot winds and 5 foot seas when a guy named Arthur passed by on the 4th. If you really don't have a huge sailing area, a...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-21-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Just joined


Buy the boat and start sailing. Don't loose even a second of sailing time with your kids. If you have some knowledge and common sense, it's time to complete your Triple Crown and get...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-16-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By DonScribner
Re: In need of experience :)


Can't help you but she's a fine looking boat.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-15-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Tig welders

I found this. Not sure what to make of it. I don't need to weld, myself. Anything I need, I mention to the guys in the shop at my company, and before lunch it's on my desk. Nice to be liked.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-13-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Sailing Pants

I sail almost entirely in shorts and barefoot May thru November. No many in Maine will do that. Especially since I have to go at least to mid-thigh to launch. But, on occasion, like small craft...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-08-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 631
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Fiberglass Bow Tip Repair

I know this isn't exactly the same thing, but my bow cap was destroyed; not by me but the PO. He had hidden the damage with black silicone so it looked pretty good, no, really. But as things aged...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-07-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Butyl tape for port light sealing

My portlights have been watertight and sound for 5 years using 3M VHB tape and Dow 795 silicone. This is basically the same combo that keeps skyscraper windows from killing pedestrians. If your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-06-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 1,834
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Sudden inability to sail upwind

OK, try this one.

Ghosting alone, maybe 2 knots. The sails pull taunt. My son and I look at each other, then the boat heels hard to port and swings 30 degrees on its own. Then, rights itself and...
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