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Search: Posts Made By: DonScribner
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-01-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Tanzer 27...New to Sailing


this the only time you'll thank a friend for giving you a disease!

A 27 footer, IMHO, is a good starter boat if you're looking to cruise. Many say that you are better off starting with...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-27-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Draft-constrained marina

We really enjoy our Lancer 25. 30" draft and fairly stiff, trailerable and sleeps 4 easily. Best of all . . . it has an actual head. Bought ours in sail away condition for $2200. Another $1200 for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-25-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,136
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Replacing Headliner in Tartan 41 (1974)

Great article in Good Old Boat on this subject this month. Might we worth $5.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-17-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 772
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Re-bedding Windows on a LF38

795 is a structural silicone (reformulated a few years back to be so) and is what professional glaziers and skylighters use. The best thing to do is search this forum for instructions on how to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-17-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Wing keel in a shallow slip

Our Lancer sports a wide shoal keel but the same relationship. We once anchored along a channel. During the tide change we swung over the shoal and set down. We were in 12" of water! That's 18" deep...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-03-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,889
Posted By DonScribner
Re: How will nanotechnology improve sailboats and sailing?

OK, so if it pushes water out of the way, will it do so until the boat hits the bottom? You have to think about such things.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,185
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Your Favorite U.S. Coastline

This one's for Oyster Man. Penobscot Bay for 9 days. Yeah, I'm jess bein' mean.

So, throw the Maw-g'n on a trailah, and haul the bast'd upta Rockland. Takes 'bout ten owahs ta get he-ah. ...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-19-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Ahoy! I'll be mostly just lurking here for a decade or so.


Have you not sailed before? If this is true, start out with something smaller and, well, disposable. In that, I mean the Mac 26 is fine as well as most trailerables. That way if the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-14-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Toerails replaced with "StarBoard"?


For what it's worth, I think they did a great job, especially using the non-skid Starboard-AS. The material is UV stabilized and abrasion resistant. It will probably outlast you and me.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-27-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 380
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: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,988
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) 06-27-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 4,182
Posted By DonScribner
Re: First Accident What Did I Do Wrong?

Caberg has a bit of an edge but he follows my train of thought. Do you need classes, years of careful mentoring, thousands of dollars in gadgets, years spent on a sunfish on a lake feeling the boat....
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-24-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Hello SailNet...


take the grand or so that you'll spend on 103 & 104 and put it towards the boat. Let me suggest a trailerable in the 25 foot range. Be sure of a shoal or swing keel for your thin water....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-28-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Mast Step Repair

So . . . the tabernacle is pulled up from the cabin? And it's attached by screws going into the fiberglass? I'd be surprised if it ins't thru-bolted into the plate atop the compression post inside...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-22-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Flat glass into curved frames Pearson 26

Are we talking glass or plastic here? Plastic (polycarbonate, acrylic) . . . bend away. Don't heat it, just bend it. It's formulated to be cold formed. Glass, even tempered glass has more give...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-20-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,630
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Convert "wifi only" iPad to backup chartplotter?


as a back up I would assume that you don't need all the bells and whistles. Well, maybe one bell and a whistle or two. Consider the cost of all the added gadgetry, then consider an Android...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-24-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By DonScribner
Re: 19mths till we walk the plank.


I envy you, retiring at such a young age. I have a year or two on you and I won't retire until my 70s, at best. MegaBucks lottery not withstanding.

The question that you ask is too...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-03-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Life's Next Adventure


Welcome to the ward. Pudding painting at 3:00.

I always give this advice to the newbies, as I was once and not that long ago.

Consider buying a trailer sailor in the 23 foot...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-06-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 775
Posted By DonScribner
Re: radar gun

A mast light is not the same as a laser, even though they both emit light in the visible spectrum. A radio can receive radio signals as well as a wireless router but they perform different...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-20-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Corroded aluminum port light- paint before using Buytl?

We use butyl on mill aluminum at work (skylight mfg) with no problems after years of service.
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-24-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 3,221
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Very n00b questions from a prospective sailor.


I bought a boat, no trailer, no truck, no experience. Sounds moronic, I know, but it was part of a plan, sort of. Bought it in December, took a Sailing and Seamanship class in January,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-28-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Cutting an aluminum boom

I work in the skylight industry. We work with extruded aluminum all day long. A 40 tooth carbide Home Depot blade will work just fine for a couple of cuts. Clamp the boom so its square and tight....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 900
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Can I use a differently shaped mast?


The strength of a section lies in the location of material, not (necessarily) the weight. Case in point, my company supplies, among other things, two sizes of aluminum rafters. A 6" capable...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-01-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,657
Posted By DonScribner
Re: plastic porthole windows


Some folks have deeper pockets than others. Are you looking to do the job yourself? The photos seem to indicate that the glazing is adhered to the metal frame with w structural joint. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-12-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By DonScribner
Re: trailerable boat


Pick up a copy of The Complete Trailer Sailor by Brian Gilbert. Lots of great stuff on the subject but more important for you right now is the treasure trove of trailerables he lists in the...
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