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Search: Posts Made By: Jeff_H
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 5,172
Views: 326,423
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Actually, I have had some dealings with Beneteau's service department and it has been amazingly great on each occasion providing information and parts at very reasonable prices (even obscure...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By Jeff_H
re: Minor mishap with my Phantom sailing dinghy

You just needed to do the right kind of lashing and the block would be oriented fore and aft, and the combination of friction and the remnants of the bail would have kept it from sliding.

Jeff
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,251
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Do I need new sails

Christian,

I agree with much of what you say but disagree with your comments on rake. Believe it or not, many of these 1970's era trailerables were actually designed with little or no rake or even...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Sailing around the world in a small sailboat

I would disagree that "once heeled they stry there". CCA boats were purposely designed with a minimum of form stability at any point of heel. Like any boat they tend to heel until the reach...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,251
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Do I need new sails

Thank you for putting up the pictures of your sails. In some ways the sails do not look quite as bad as I expected, but on the other hand these are not very useful pictures to access the overall...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: PHRF Rating Vs Miles/Day

PHRF makes a lot of assumptions about the condition of the boat and crew. It assumes good sails, clean bottom, proper sail changes, a full crew and so on. Few cruising boats come close to meeting the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,251
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Do I need new sails

That matches my recollection as well. By the mid-1980's, I stopped seeing new sails with taped luffs sans roping. I also agree that the taped luffs were a poor choice for anything other than a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,251
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Do I need new sails

Rich, That is a very well written article. I am not sure it applies here. Factory supplied sails on boats as big as 30 feet often did not have bolt ropes during the 1970's . Instead they would fold...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,251
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Do I need new sails

As others have said, without pictures it is hard to say anything definitive. But that said, I think that it is highly likely that new sails would greatly improve the way your boats sails especially...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 2,284
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Tiller or Wheel for Solo?

I am not sure that is a valid argument. I suggest that the reality of a small boat is that the autopilot is likely to be a 'wheel pilot' if there is wheel steering and so will be equally as exposed...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 5 Days Ago
Replies: 5,172
Views: 326,423
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Murray Peterson's Coaster series schooners were about as beautiful as a boat can get. When I was a kid, I carved a half model of one, painted it the color of one a Coaster named 'Herandis', which was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Sail Drives?

For what it is worth, most saildrives have a double or triple bellows with a water sensor between each layer that is hooked to an alarm. Assuming it is working, you do get a lot of warning.

Jeff
Forum: Learning to Sail 6 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: New to Sailing

Welcome to SailNet and welcome to the sport of sailing. As to your questions;

Better to learn on a small or large boat?
It is generally easier to learn on a small boat. Small boats tend to be...
Forum: Living Aboard 6 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,433
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Boat Sitting - Is it really an outrageous proposition?

When I was fresh out of college, I did almost exactly what you were proposing, except for the live aboard part. In my case, most of the boats that I made deals with were owned by comparatively new...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 2,284
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Tiller or Wheel for Solo?

Your comments are very valid, and relevant to the discussion at hand. I personally welcome and am interested in your comments and would have even if they did not essentially concur with my own. ;)
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 2,284
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Tiller or Wheel for Solo?

I have heard the "non-sailor freaks out on a tiller" argument for all of my life and while there have certainly been some landlubbers who never get using a tiller, the reality is that I have sailed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Sail Drives?

I had a Buhk saildrive on a boat that I owned for 14 years. As a broad generality, I found that the saildrive worked fine in general usage. There was noticably less propwalk which took some getting...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 2,284
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Tiller or Wheel for Solo?

I have single-handed for a long time and on a lot of different types of boats both with and wheel and without wheel locks. I also did a lot of single-handed racing. For me below a 35 feeter, a tiller...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,354
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Help me find my boat please.

You should have more flexibility in how you are able to sit with a tiller than you do with a wheel if you use a tiller extension. A tiller extension allows you to steer from almost anywhere in a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5,172
Views: 326,423
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

One of the things that I have consistently heard from surveyors is that Hunter does a particularly good job at designing and installing their systems in a manner which makes them easy to inspect, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,549
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: How big is too big for one man?

When you talk about a reasonable sized boat to do a circumnavigation I would suggest that you size that boat by its displacement (weight) since weight more than length is the best indicator of 'how...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: 1979 Santana 35

Santanas were constructed by WD Schock. WD Schock is still in business and claims to support their older models. W. D. Schock ‚ÄĒ Setting the Standard Since 1946 (http://www.wdschock.com/index_b.php)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 2,058
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Single line reefing question

The way that I have seen this done is with block on the lift and a block on the downhaul so that both are double ended. With the lift line there was a double sheave block on the mast and one lift...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Diver for bottom cleaning and Zinc replacement - In or Near Kent Island

I have used Kyle Sobeck (divemutt@gmail.com) for the past few years and have been exceptionally pleased with his service. I don't know whether Kyle works on Kent Island but he has been very...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 2,058
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Single line reefing question

There are certainly differences between different boats in terms of when to reef, and how flat the reefed sail needs to be. But as a broad generality there comes a point at which a flat-reefed sail...
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