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Search: Posts Made By: sailingfool
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-04-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,077
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Mounting hardware on Boom

Congratulations on selecting a beautiful boat. I've always considered my fondly-remembered C&C 30 the best instance amongst my boat ownerships. Enjoy.

I expect the main halyard does not come back...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-18-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 956
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Rigging Failures

No offense to the OP intended, but his speculation as to the causes of the problems that occurred seem to reflect a limited understanding of sailing, and the blames assigned to the skipper need other...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 489
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Genny sleeve

I doubt that the dacron UV shield that Doyle glued to our new 135% adds even a pound to the weight of the sail and it certainly has no effect on the general use of the sail. I'm not sure what the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 489
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Genny sleeve

I've used genoa sleeves on a set of sailing club Harbor 20s. The use of a sleeve adds about 15 minutes to the getting underway/closing up time and I considered this practice a real pain. These...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 11-04-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,550
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Midship Cleats...

Ideally use the same cleat that you have for your other dock lines. Be sure to have a plan to prevent the sheets hanging up on the cleat. I am planning to install a set of folding cleats for that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-20-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 3,719
Posted By sailingfool
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-21-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 1,483
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Boston By Air

This thread has a lot of good area info, you wont have any trouble enjoying your month:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-21-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 1,483
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Boston By Air

If chopped liver is not for you, I think this operation seems to provide a good sail experience:
Adirondack III - Boston Harbor Sailing, Sightseeing Boat Trips, Romantic Sunset Cruise, and Sail...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-26-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,996
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Should someone avoid buying a cruiser that was used for racing

In General you will reduce the cost of your investments if you buy a boat which has been used the same way you intend to use it: racer, daysailer, coastal cruising, bluewater, dock condo.

Buy a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-12-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,339
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Boat Too Cheap to get a Buyer's Broker?

FWIW, readers will understand the post better - the right adjective is "documented", not "registered", and the result is a certificate of documentation, not a title. Registering and a title relate...
Forum: Racing 07-10-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 971
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Sizes of genoas

Here's how PHRF NE sets adjustments:
PHRF New England - Handicapping - Handicap Adjustments (

In these area rules there is in fact a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-09-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,219
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Cape Cod Canal vs sailing around

Travel along the Canal edge and the adverse current pretty much disappears.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-10-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,904
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Outboard on 1974 Pearson 10m?

Pretty bad idea, see if you can get a loan and have a inboard installed.

FWIW, a former member ran a P36 with an outboard, see SV Distant Star in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-11-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 1,243
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Please recommend sailboat museums NE US

USS Constitution Museum, Old Ironsides, Boston, MA (

MoY at Fort Adams...
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