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Search: Posts Made By: Jeff_H
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Fiberglass experts/engineers answer please

There was an excellent study of the effect of time on fiberglass that was sponsored by a Marine Insurance association and performed by a composites testing lab. It used to be available on line but I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Installing Origo 3000

Origo makes a great gimballed mounting kit for their stoves. What is neat about it is that it can be lowered very quickly which allows the stove sit on a flat surface when not being used so it does...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: What percentage of boats are sold for competition vs sport?

I would suggest that you contact the NMMA (National Marine Manufacturers Association) to get those stats for the US. I would also try BoatUS who gathers these kinds of statistics for their lobbying...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Docking questions

I would suggest that you do a couple things.
-Make up your spring lines so that they are attached to each other and have an eye at the location of the midships cleat.
-run a piece of low stretch...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,111
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: What material is best for boat yards?

If I had to design a paving material for a marina working area, I would use a based of a foot or two of a self compacting stone like #2 rock. I would then put down filter cloth to make future...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 2,282
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Is a Vang Really Useful on a mid to Large Boat?

I am reading this thread and shaking my head at some of these responses. I would have expected some of these responses back in the 1960's but not today. Like my estemed colleagues Ron, (Faster), Bob...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-24-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,195
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: 22ft on Lake Huron

As I have read through this thread, it seems like KejaGrad, the original poster could be left with more questions than answers. After all there seems to be a number of 'drivers' which could help to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-24-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 876
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Cement Ballast - Pros/Cons

While there have been a number of boats which have had cement ballast, there is nothing good about cement ballast and if that is really the case it would normally be a deal breaker for me.

As Bob...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-22-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 1,557
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: displacement/ballast ratio

That last sentence probably would have been clearer if it has said, "The smaller D/L of the longer waterline boat would perhaps suggest that it is a lighter boat and therefore as viewed by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-10-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,728
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Low friction rings for single-line reefing

I have never seen a single line reefing system which actually worked very well. There tends to be a lot of friction, much higher line loads, and an absurd amount of line to haul. I have actually...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-09-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 902
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Getting into sailing

There is a lot of good advice in this discussion, but at the heart of it, I would strongly back the suggestion to buy a small inexpensive boat for your first boat and sail the living daylights out of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-18-2013
Replies: 4,564
Views: 228,755
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats


You are asking some interesting questions. I have been thinking of creating a thread which is intended to provide a place to discuss, "What about this idea?"'s I hope that you don't mind I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 2,307
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Excessive stern "tuck" under power

As many have said, you may be over reving your engine. Cruising boats are often equipped with engines that produce more power than the boat can use in flat water and calm winds. The extra horsepower...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-09-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,827
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: masthead versus fractional rig?

I apologize I wrote this for another purpose and is a bit long, but it discussed the pro's and cons of masthead vs fractionally rigged sloops, as well as the cutter rig.

Sloops and Cutters are...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-22-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Hello all, I'm a new user but an old sailor


I was not able to quickly find the Cynthia Woods discussions, but from memory (and Kiko can certainly correct me if I have this wrong) the published investigation concluded that the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-02-2013
Replies: 4,564
Views: 228,755
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

While there has been a lot of interesting give and take in this tread, I must admit that it concernrs me a little that this thread has gone so far off the rails. This seems like a very worthwhile...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-06-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 7,329
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: How Far Do You Heel...?

(You really asked for this? Same apologies as above.)

While tensioning the backstay on a fractional rig puts a lot of parts in synchronized motion, inherently, far less happens automatically in a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-31-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,017
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Weather Helm

My experience with the Bristol 32, like many boats of that era, was that it did tend to develop a lot of weather helm. But I would also think that the stuck CB would not be helpful. It was not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-21-2013
Replies: 108
Views: 4,029
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Choosing the Perfect Boat

I agree that the speed of a trimarran is exhilarating and boats like these can be a thrill to sail on a short passage. I also think that a boat like the Explorer 44 looks like a great boat in certain...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-21-2013
Replies: 108
Views: 4,029
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Choosing the Perfect Boat

The Atlantic is the easy part. I have no doubt that the Explorer could do the Gibralter to Panama part. Its the long Pacific legs that seem questionable. But more to the point, chosing to this boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-20-2013
Replies: 108
Views: 4,029
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Choosing the Perfect Boat

I apologize that this is really long and that I wrote this for another discussion on the math of cruising weights and so some of the detail may not specifically apply to this discussion. I still...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-18-2013
Replies: 108
Views: 4,029
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Choosing the Perfect Boat

As you are probably starting to see, just as the boat suggestions reflect the personalities of the people making the suggestion, the choice of the perfect boat is heavily dependent on the personality...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-17-2013
Replies: 108
Views: 4,029
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Choosing the Perfect Boat

The boats that people chose tell you a lot about their personalities.

If you hero is adventurous he might buy an old race boat like a obsolete single-handed distance racer like an Open Class 40...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-16-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Author in research mode needs help

Fire away! We all seem to like getting questions.... its only the answers that seem to turn into a school yard brawl.

By the way, you live in New Zealand for goodness sake. That is the land of...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-28-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,393
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Frustration unable to beat against steady wind & current Narr Bay

As others have said, 3 knots is a lot of current to beat against.
More so since you were beating into it in a narrow river since you lose a lot of ground on each tack.

You don't say whether your...
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