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Search: Posts Made By: harmonic
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,420
Posted By harmonic
Re: solid vs inflatable dinghy

I have both,I find I use my hard dinghy more as it is nicer to row and I can fish out of it,it is hell on my paint though when the kids are about I bring the inflatable out it is a lot more stable...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,275
Posted By harmonic
Re: Best way to make fenders easy to use...

clove hitch is fast to tie and easy to adjust
Forum: Learning to Sail 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 19,215
Posted By harmonic
Re: Topping Lift

Its major function is to hold the boom up while you reef
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By harmonic
Re: Finally some footage of me sailing

sails looked about right to me if your over powered boat heels more and slows right up,boat was moving well through the water.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,086
Posted By harmonic
Re: Gremlins in the chain locker

If you end for end your chain every six months it will last longer.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-05-2015
Replies: 238
Views: 17,498
Posted By harmonic
Re: My newest project

would the winglets help stop the boat pitching as well ?
Forum: Racing 04-01-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By harmonic
Re: Race to Alaska/R2ak

looks like great fun if I was over that way would be as keen as.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-30-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,789
Posted By harmonic
Re: Any Solo Sailors?

I mostly solo enjoy the solitude,you just have to think ahead and dont rush anything.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-24-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By harmonic
Re: Will 5 hp work on my 25 Catlina.

My old 26 foot keeler an old quarter tonner had a 5 horse honda on it ,and that was enough could cruise all day at 5 knots,more than ample to get you out sailing
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-06-2015
Replies: 108
Views: 6,200
Posted By harmonic
Re: Sugar scoop transom safety in big seas

Have delivered a sugar scooped yacht up the west coast of the north island,got 50 knots from astern,first wave tore the plywood stern doors out of her ,they were slip in ones,and second wave blew the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,586
Posted By harmonic
Re: Manual Toilet Questions

Have bailed out a few electric toilets so cant recommend them outlet hose too small,Jabsco make a great product I would buy a new one of them very simple and robust,just dont use too much paper and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 2,426
Posted By harmonic
Re: Do you have to be wealthy to own a sailing yacht?

owning one is easy maintaining one is what costs the big coin and if you dont maintain them they loose value fast.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,022
Posted By harmonic
Re: Docking under Sail - Beam reach approach

Sail in under a small headsail if your boat is controlable under it,go in slow and let sheet go when you can coast in,mainsail only is no good as you cant luff it if wind goes aft of your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,014
Posted By harmonic
Re: Outboard rudder and vane gears

Maybe a shiny one looks cooler.Im with you cant see the point.Lots of extra weight as well.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-13-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 22,890
Posted By harmonic
Re: Those new fangled Mantus Anchors..Bought One...Why

Hi smack I agree with you about the anchor looking good but how many times have you used it to get a comparison against any other anchor?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-08-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,933
Posted By harmonic
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-04-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,325
Posted By harmonic
Re: To stop pitching, no not horseshoes.

Usually I would change anchorages,Just saying.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-01-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 4,600
Posted By harmonic
Re: Sailing single handed best size, not brand

Problems on boats increase with size bigger boats bigger issues,I can store 3 months provisions on my 32 footer which is any amount,larger boats are more comfortable and sail faster.But the sails are...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-31-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,573
Posted By harmonic
Re: Celestial Navigation

Used to use CN 30 odd years ago then sat nav came along then gps,Have forgotten how to do sights now and miss it not one bit.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-28-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,138
Posted By harmonic
Re: Is rusty metal infectious??

best way to stop chain rusting is to use it a lot.Steel rusts a lot slower underwater.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-25-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 3,951
Posted By harmonic
Re: Greatest fear?

Getting run down by a ship is my greatest fear have had a close shave once they just dont see you.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-18-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 4,399
Posted By harmonic
Re: Sailing Alone Better?

I enjoy the complete freedom of single handing do what you want when you want reef early no one to tell you you are doing anything wrong,I also enjoy taking my kids sailing but find it tiring and a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-18-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 3,596
Posted By harmonic
Re: What is the most idiotic mistake you have made on a boat?

winched my old trailor sailor up onto trailor when it wasnt straight on thought rollers would pull her around no ,a roller punched hole through hull.Winched her on straight next time .
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 6,753
Posted By harmonic
Re: Whats your best bit of kit??

My garmin chartplotter is my favorite toy no DR no sextant sight and tables while feeling seasick,just follow the purple line.Second is my Aires windvane best crew ever no arguements or answering...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-04-2015
Replies: 118
Views: 6,153
Posted By harmonic
Re: Bluewater with no engine?

Sailing amongst reefs and entering passages is hard enough without a motor unless you are very experienced.If I was you I would pass plenty of good cheap running boats elsewhere.
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