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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By Irunbird
Re: Indy Canvas Charleston, SC Unprofessional Unresponsive

I had a very similar experience with Indy Canvas, but I lived in Charleston at the time. I knew another boat (Swan 56) and he did really good work outfitting that with two dodgers and a bimini, so...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-20-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 2,488
Posted By Irunbird
Re: Hi everyone

He posted this just a few days ago on Facebook, so at least his sense of humor is intact!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-11-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,020
Posted By Irunbird
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-11-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,020
Posted By Irunbird
Re: Question About Accidental Gybes

Most of the autopilots racers use when singlehanding allow you to sail to an apparent wind angle that allows some safety while sleeping. The wind does shift around, and when you throw in a mix of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-02-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,048
Posted By Irunbird
Re: Can bleach damage FRP

Not terribly bad on FRP, but it will corrode metals (eg. keelbolts). You can dilute it out and it will still kill mold/fungus, but I'd limit the extent you expose anything metal to bleach solutions...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-19-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By Irunbird
Re: Henri Lloyd Ocean Explorer Jacket Sizing

I have that same model of jacket/bibs (1 year old now) and they are sized like the guys above say- a bit big to accommodate a couple of layers underneath.

Ray
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-01-2014
Replies: 126
Views: 8,077
Posted By Irunbird
Re: Boat brands to stick with for ocean rough seas?

What he means is that it all depends. It depends on the kind of sailor you are. You could probably sail anywhere on any boat (and as you point out, people have), but what you do with it and in what...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-13-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,074
Posted By Irunbird
Re: cam cleat removal

There are several methods used (including screw extractors, assuming you can gain no purchase on whatever is left of the screw shank), but what has worked for me for the vast majority of those is to...
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