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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   6 Days Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,587
Posted By sailingfool
Re: To worry or not to worry… blisters? (photos)

The measure for a good awlgrip job is the $150/foot or so you'll pay to a professional, so you get more like a $4,500 number for that yacht-quality result. I'd be surprised if the boat is otherwise...
Forum: Tartan   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,363
Posted By sailingfool
Re: T30 ...spinnaker pole... And short pole next to it...

You dont see many reaching struts nowadays. First the symmetric spinnaker has fallen out of popularity, most racing is done with asyms. Secondly use a set to tweakers provide the same benefit as the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 929
Posted By sailingfool
Re: "Acceptance of the Vessel" question

Your quote does not make sense. Perhaps you meant to say 'the acceptance of yacht is subject to satisfactory survey and sea trial'? If your document is the YBAA contract, all that should be needed as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 2,248
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Bad Survey - Sue for Return of Deposit?

The closest (only?) thing to a standard agreement is the Yacht Brokers of America Association (YBAA) contract. You can find a copy of that document linked from the web page Brokerage Services in MD |...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,516
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Sequence for offer/buying

Making an offer based on a % off asking price is a completely unthinking concept. The seller may or may not have an idea of the value of the boat, he make put it on the market asking 50% more than he...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By sailingfool
Re: New idea for stern thruster in sailing boat

This concept seems like a solution looking for a problem to solve. The key thing to understand about a thruster is it only serves to rotate a boat, it does not move the boat sideways. You prop wash...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Finally some footage of me sailing

The starboard jib trimmer bracing her foot on the toerail is a giveaway, someone felt the boat was more horizontal than not...I've usually found the additional reef when required, results in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Short account+video from Lightship 2015 race

I'd offer the skipper a couple of suggestions. The first is in such conditions to add another reef so the boat is not going upwind with the rail in the water. Large angles of heel tend to result in...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   04-27-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,375
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Just another "heave to" question ...

In general in flat water, my experience is when hove to you can adjust the riding angle of the boat to the wind with the mainsheet. With the mainsheet fully eased, most boats will sit in the area of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-21-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 867
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Hard tiller steering Cal 36

The actual effect in play is prop walk, being the tendency of a right-hand prop when in forward to move the stern to starboard. Normally when in forward gear, the propwash force on the rudder...
Forum: Racing   04-16-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,819
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Rule 16 situation: Room to Keep Clear

..unless the next mark is rounded to starboard, in which case this overlap earns you room.
Forum: Racing   04-14-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,819
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Rule 16 situation: Room to Keep Clear

FWIW, unless you are a much larger boat you generally wont benefit from "ducking" the boats ahead, that is likely to leave you parked in their their lee. If there's another rounding mark ahead, which...
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos   04-03-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 390
Posted By sailingfool
Replacement Buttons for Cushions

We are cleaning the interior cushions from our 1987 Pearson 31-2 this spring and while we are at it, we want to repair the three cushion buttons that have lost their fabric covers. The attached...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-03-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,684
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Questions about borrowing a friend's boat

Event thought there is not money exchanging hands, I would think you would need to go through the same process a charterer would, where her insurance company issues a rider covering your use of the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-01-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By sailingfool
Re: "Good Old Boat" From NE or FL Preferred?

Generally a boat from NE may be in use six months a year, versus twelve months in Florida (under a lot more sun). So all other things being equal, I would expect a NE boat to age materially less than...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-31-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,051
Posted By sailingfool
Re: PS37 genoa -- what size?

To me the crux of your question is the role/design of the staysail. Is the staysail a strong material sail that serves as your heavy wind jib? At what wind speed will the boat perform satisfactorily...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-27-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By sailingfool
Re: sealing cabin sole

I did this project last year with MAS low viscosity epoxy with the slow hardener and I found it excellent for this purpose. You have good...
Forum: O'Day   03-19-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By sailingfool
Re: O'Day 31 Bimini

Unless the bimini is designed for your model boat, I don't think you are likely to get much of a fit from a generic size, whether from online or Amazon. Not as bad as fitting a dodger, but even a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-18-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 969
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Help needed with keel (some pics inside)

After prepping, I would cover with two coats of straight West Systems 105 epoxy or similar, I find that finish much harder than Interprotect. I've finished lead keels with Interprotect, but for iron,...
Forum: Electronics   03-13-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Lookin' for a new HANDHELD VHF

My last ICOM36 also stopped working, just out of warranty, the cost to have it looked is too close to buying a replacement, so its trash. Meanwhile an old West Marine handheld that came with my boat...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-13-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 6,188
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Do I tip the instructor?

Instructor typically get about $20/hour, so $ income is at best a limited compensation for the experience and energy delivered by a good instructor. The students' sincere appreciation for a job well...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-11-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Boston Area Recommendations?

North East Rigging (NER) pretty much handles Boston and areas north, last year they replaced my standing rigging at Boston Harbor Shipyard. Seems they're in that yard once a week or so...

If the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-11-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Main halyard clutch, line slippage

Does the clutch hold when you are setting a reef? If yes, maybe the line cover is worn, try taking up a few inches of halyard at the head and see if a fresh cover section holds or not?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-11-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,437
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Buying sails on line or from a local shop

A few years ago I ordered a new main from FX Sails. I received a sail smaller than I ordered, due to confusion between the order-taker and the sail-maker. After months of emails and back-and-forths...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-25-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,207
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Anchoring and Mooring Rules and Regs

1000 pound cement won't keep much more than a laser in place. Cement is not a good mooring alternative.
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