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Search: Posts Made By: mrkeith
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-14-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 5,642
Posted By mrkeith
thanks

these are all great posts! ....well said and have stopped me from doing something dumb also!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-29-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 5,341
Posted By mrkeith
oops i guess i should have read thru the post...

oops i guess i should have read thru the post first......sorry..:o
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-29-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 5,341
Posted By mrkeith
hi, how do you go about setting and dousing a...

hi, how do you go about setting and dousing a spinnaker by yourself? is this w/ or w/out a pole? is there any wind parameters you work w/in?
cheers
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-16-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 5,314
Posted By mrkeith
yes that makes more sense, thank you. 'the lazy...

yes that makes more sense, thank you. 'the lazy guy is the line attached to the guy' ? i thought the lazy guy was attached to the lazy sheet spin shackle
hmmmm maybe i m all screwed up...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-16-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 5,314
Posted By mrkeith
Talking yeah i was thinking that thru and i guess if you...

yeah i was thinking that thru and i guess if you are going to use the lazy guy to pull the chute down into the cabin, you need to have it outside the shrouds. i think i ve got it thought thru tho, i...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-16-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 5,314
Posted By mrkeith
Talking hi hi, thanks for all the replys i was...

hi hi, thanks for all the replys

i was thinking i need 2 sheets and 2 guys (one lazy on both depending on which tack you are on)

but i was wondering why do i really need to use the guys (not...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-15-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 5,314
Posted By mrkeith
nice video, didnt really talk about the use of...

nice video, didnt really talk about the use of guys and sheets tho did it?
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-15-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 5,314
Posted By mrkeith
As you get much over 32 feet lazy sheets become...

As you get much over 32 feet lazy sheets become the more common solution. See http://www.harken.com/rigtips/spinnaker.php for more specifics.

hmmmm. i think that link says bigger boats use guys,...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-15-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 5,314
Posted By mrkeith
spinnaker guys

probably a silly question, but......
why do people use spinnaker guys? why not just use the lazy sheet to pull the
pole back? why complicate the matter by having 2 extra lines (guys)? i would...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-15-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,345
Posted By mrkeith
i had that cross-over drain thing on my...

i had that cross-over drain thing on my thunderbird. i think the idea was that when the water got in the cockpit, there would be enough room and drop in the pipes so some/most of the water would...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-01-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 5,629
Posted By mrkeith
funny. thats exactly how i felt, i actually think...

funny. thats exactly how i felt, i actually think thats exactly what happened too. the nut blew off and water started coming in pretty fast. i had a group of non sailor guests and we were about 10...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-30-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 5,629
Posted By mrkeith
i see, continuous loops, cut at 45 degree angle,...

i see, continuous loops, cut at 45 degree angle, 3 of them and then wrapped 180 degrees opposite of the other cut. then just slide nut over and tighten?

so the only way to stop the leak at sea is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-30-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 5,629
Posted By mrkeith
We took new material and with a single turn...

We took new material and with a single turn around the shaft and cut at a 45 degree angle. Put in three of them with the cuts at 180 degree from each other.[/quote]

ok that sounds hopeful, what...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-30-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 5,629
Posted By mrkeith
yeah i think so, but if you are out at sea, is...

yeah i think so, but if you are out at sea, is there any quick fix or stopgap measure i wonder?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-30-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 5,629
Posted By mrkeith
packing gland

Hi, we had our packing gland 'fixed' last weekend and we went sailing yesterday and discovered the bilge filling up at an alarming rate, and we were unable to slow/stop the water. we tightened the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-23-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,314
Posted By mrkeith
thanks for that. the scoop is nice for standing,...

thanks for that. the scoop is nice for standing, fishing, and climbing back on board on. i never much thought about the negatives it until i thought about getting an irc rating and then the possible...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,314
Posted By mrkeith
491 sure, here you go, excuse my stupidity...

491

sure, here you go, excuse my stupidity but what are you looking for? fyi, it all sits in the water, ie no flare out of the water
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,314
Posted By mrkeith
its a 39ft boat that was extended w/ the scoop....

its a 39ft boat that was extended w/ the scoop. australian made

here is a picture of a similar backend. i don't have a picture of my boat but its pretty much identical w/ this one, although mine...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,314
Posted By mrkeith
swallowtail sugar scoop

hi, i bought a boat that has had a swallowtail scoop stern extension modification done on it, i m guessing to increase speed by lengthening the lwl. after some thought and observations, i m thinking...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-28-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 4,445
Posted By mrkeith
thanks for that. i will keep you updated

thanks for that. i will keep you updated
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-27-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 4,445
Posted By mrkeith
one other question, am i correct in believing...

one other question, am i correct in believing that when we saw the coolant come out of the exhaust, that this was a pretty good clue? meaning coolant should never come out of the exhaust right? cheers
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-27-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 4,445
Posted By mrkeith
thanks all, i will take the heat exchanger out...

thanks all, i will take the heat exchanger out again this week and have it retested. the first time we took it out there was not a leak, but they didnt pressure test it. also there were bits of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-27-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 4,445
Posted By mrkeith
ugh i m back i had the engine 'fixed' for the...

ugh i m back
i had the engine 'fixed' for the overheating, and the guy took off the cylinder heads and resurfaced them and put on a new gasket. in addition, he put on a coolant overflow tank so i...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-12-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 994
Posted By mrkeith
dropping the mast

hi, i want to check all the rigging and fixtures on my boat- its an older boat and i want to make sure nothing is fractured or wearing down. should i drop the mast and do a complete job? how big of a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-08-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By mrkeith
no bowsprit but an attachment on the anchor. i m...

no bowsprit but an attachment on the anchor. i m thinking its a blooper cuz its looks like a sideways triangle and apparently a blooper is suppose to be sailed w/ a relatively loose halyard, thus...
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