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Search: Posts Made By: DonScribner
Forum: Learning to Sail 3 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 3,195
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Fair Winds Sailing Course BVI

PM me. STILL didn't come out! Something to do with the formatting?
Forum: Learning to Sail 3 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 3,195
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Fair Winds Sailing Course BVI

Dude, I had a whole paragraph that didn't come out.

Joann Higgins <joann@visailing.com. Great rates, nice boats, well maintained, people easy to deal with. Provisions delivered to boat from a...
Forum: Learning to Sail 3 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 3,195
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Fair Winds Sailing Course BVI

H,

Call Joanne at Visailing.com ( Joann Higgins <joann@visailing.com ). Rates are very good, service was greats, people were very helpful. The boats can be viewed on line, some as old as 10...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Boom as gin pole. How?

Our mast rests on supports while traveling. The rear-most support has a roller. I pick up the base, roll it rearward and drop it into the tabernacle. Then I have a dedicated gin pole, about 7 feet...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Hi sailnet! I need help finding a good trailer able sailboat that is ocean worthy

If it helps, we launch our Lancer 25 in 3 feet if water, Shoal keel so she draws only 30". We've done a complete setup and launch in 30 minutes, but that was quite motivated. We regularly sail 5-10...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,086
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Anyone Cruising The BVI's...

Last year and MAYBE this spring, but right now you're on your own. If you get to Garner Bay, tell Cynthia that Pam and Don say "Hi". And if you find our boat hook out front of her place you can keep...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,245
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: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 15,245
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Outboard Motor Bracket "not for use with 4 stroke engines"

The one rated for a 20hp 2 stroke will no doubt work fine for a 9.9 hp 4 stroke. It's already built for more weight and more torque. You can find the info online to make yourself feel better adout ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,462
Posted By DonScribner
Re: sailing as exercise?

Exercise? Give it up Chief! Unless you're one of these 20 something hydrofoil moth racers! But more good has been done hand-to-tiller than butt-on-shrink's-couch any day. Should you exercise? ...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 755
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Hullo There. Dad Gave Me A Boat.

Ahh, a ruse. I get it. I though the story a bit prosaic, mosaic or psychotropic. I began to flash back for a moment.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 8,663
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Acrylic or Polycarbonate for windows

Acrylic expansion is approximately 9% greater than polycarbonate. And whatever figure you find on line, double it if you're looking at gray, bronze or another dark color. It's HARDER than poly so...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 755
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Hullo There. Dad Gave Me A Boat.

Erin,

In a more direct manor, let me congratulate you and welcome you to the family! The El Toro was s kit boat I believe; a nice little sailing dinghy; lots of fun and many chances to swim. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,067
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Replace Sails

"Not bad" is a relative term. I usually ask how big the boat is. That determines the threshold of not bad. A guy sailing a 25 footer, not unlike myself, sees $1100 as a no-go scenario. $300, maybe...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,067
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Replace Sails

What size of boat, have you? Difficult it is to comment if this information I have not.

Have you considered making your own? Sailrites "kit" is about 1/2 the cost of a finished sail and most of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,201
Posted By DonScribner
Re: 2014 Sailing, another season almost finished...

Nice pics, lovely girls.

It was 24 degrees this morning. Boat should have been covered a month ago.
Forum: Chartering 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,149
Posted By DonScribner
Re: bareboat vs. Flotilla for 1st time in BVI

D,

Are you a sailor? Go it alone. Don't worry about it. The GPS will keep you off the reefs. The folks are friendly. It's a fairly safe area. The islands are what . . . 5,6 miles apart? How can...
Forum: Learning to Sail 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,497
Posted By DonScribner
Re: New, Scared, Excited, and in love with the the Idea

Jack,

You say "we" so I figure there is probably an estrogen fueled constant to this equation. Think about buying a "first boat" for about 1/3 your budget. Something that you can trailer but also...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By DonScribner
Re: keel vs deck stepped

If you loose you deck stepped mast in a blow, there will probably still be a hole in your deck.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,595
Posted By DonScribner
Re: What to do with 450' of 1" line that -- ready for this? -- floats!

I'm with Chris,

Rather than toss what must have been a dukes ransom, weight it with oval fishing weights every 25 feet or so. Twist the line to open, insert the weight, and sew thru the eyelet. ...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By DonScribner
Re: need sails

Rive,

14 feet isn't a huge boat. It might be reasonable to get a kit from Sailrite and sew your own. I've read reviews from people who have done that and are quite pleased with the results. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,673
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Suppose you ran around on a falling tide

One night, after a rousing game of Yacht-zee and a refreshing Sam Summer, or two, we bedded down for the night. The Admiral read for a bit while I attempted to drift off, a term that is more...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-12-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Overwhelmed and Anxious/New

I've read good seaworthiness in the Westsail 32. Not the fastest boat or the most nimble, but built like iron. A little more than a Catalina 30 but might fit your bill. But make sure you do your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-11-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 5,770
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Planar Heater Install advice

Have you discounted bulkhead heaters? Solid fuel or propane models can be installed for less than $1k. I'm a Mainah and I like seein' open flame. My pellet stove has just been roarin' all night.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-09-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By DonScribner
Re: port light gasket material

Check the compressibility. McMaster stuff is sold in several durometers. You don't want it like camper tape but you don't wand it like tire material. Neoprene, Santoprene, silicone should all be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-09-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,190
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Do I even need a spinnaker pole?

I asked myself the same thing about a whisker pole. I answered me "No!" and went about making one from a boat pole, a number of clips, eye bolts and the like. The geometry and function was flawless....
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