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Search: Posts Made By: RayMetz100
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-23-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,733
Posted By RayMetz100
Sailingdog and others, Thanks for the great...

Sailingdog and others,

Thanks for the great forestay info.

"The white line and the steel cable are to temporarily hold up the mast until the headsail is raised"

What do I do with the white...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-22-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,733
Posted By RayMetz100
Look at the 9th photo here: C420 SSA Fleet Boat...

Look at the 9th photo here:
C420 SSA Fleet Boat 2005 (http://www.apsltd.com/CustomDocs/OneDesignPhotos/Club420SSAFleetBoat/index.htm)
In the vanguard parts lists and at APS, I don't see any...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-22-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,733
Posted By RayMetz100
Club 420 Headstay

I bought about a 20 year old Vanguard Club 420 that's been sitting in the weeds for 10 years for $50. It seems to have everything except for a gudgeon, mainsheet, and spreader tip so now I'm up to...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-10-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 3,857
Posted By RayMetz100
good tips. I don't have a harness yet and on a...

good tips. I don't have a harness yet and on a Catalina 22 I don't think the line could be short or tight enough to keep me out of the water. That doesn't mean I shouldn't seriously consider...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-08-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 3,857
Posted By RayMetz100
thanks for the tips. hopefully I'll get to sail...

thanks for the tips. hopefully I'll get to sail again this sunday afternoon. maybe not singlehanded though.

For sailing back and forth in front of the breakwater I don't think I need a float...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-07-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By RayMetz100
Notice Titling Services of Florida listed here: ...

Notice Titling Services of Florida listed here:
http://www.americanvessel.com/active-members-list.htm#Florida

I would call American Vessel Documentation Association, Inc. at 888-832-AVDA (bottom...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-07-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 3,857
Posted By RayMetz100
I did my first solo sail.

Last weekend I took out a Catalina Capri 22 by myself. Winds were about 10knots.

The hardest part was getting out of the slip. The charter boat was buried under a J-22 rafted to it on the inside...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-31-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 2,381
Posted By RayMetz100
I'm 6'0" 285lb. I have the West Marine "Third...

I'm 6'0" 285lb. I have the West Marine "Third Reef" jacket and bibs for daysailing near Seattle. I think there would be plenty of room for someone 4" taller and a little lighter. If you're a lot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-31-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By RayMetz100
Sailboat for 50 people?

My department is taking suggestions for a reward trip. There's about 30 people in the dept and their spouses, so maybe 40 total would be able to go on a given weekend. Is there a common sailboat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-31-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,071
Posted By RayMetz100
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/...

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/01/31/MISSING.TMP
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-30-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,071
Posted By RayMetz100
SF bay - lost boat

A day sailing trip to the Farallon Islands to scatter his mother's ashes...
...left early Sunday in his 40-foot C&C yacht, Tenacious, from a marina near San Francisco's Fort Mason.
...
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-26-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 3,157
Posted By RayMetz100
Thanks for all the tips. I'll have a look at the...

Thanks for all the tips. I'll have a look at the video links and keep on practicing.
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-22-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 3,157
Posted By RayMetz100
yes, we ran over it twice when just the main was...

yes, we ran over it twice when just the main was up I think.

I don't own a boat. I learned at Seattle Sailing Club last Fall and passed my ASA 101 and 103 there. They have about a dozen boats...
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-22-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 3,157
Posted By RayMetz100
Man overboard

It sure is good to be sailing again after the holidays. I got to go out yesterday and the Sunday before.

We got back to our Marina too early yesterday and decided to try a man overboard drill. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-03-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,689
Posted By RayMetz100
14yo sails Atlantic alone on trailer boat

14 year old sails Atlantic alone on retractable keel trailer boat

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070103/ap_on_re_eu/britain_sailing_record
http://www.sailmike.com/YACHTS.htm
http://www.tide28.com/
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-28-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By RayMetz100
PM me your password and I'll give you a copy of...

PM me your password and I'll give you a copy of MY avatar.

Edited by Cam!! Take that you rascal!!!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-26-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 2,020
Posted By RayMetz100
Thanks. I found the dozen or so tabs on the back...

Thanks. I found the dozen or so tabs on the back cover now. That helps a little. I don't think they used a computer to mark it up as a complete book. I found many hand drawn bullet points, lines...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-26-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 2,020
Posted By RayMetz100
Royce's Sailing Illustrated

My inlaws gave me Royce's Sailing Illustrated (http://www.amazon.com/Royces-Sailing-Illustrated-Vol-Sailors/dp/0911284087/sr=11-1/qid=1167181319/ref=sr_11_1/105-6535721-4362011) for christmas. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-26-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 2,037
Posted By RayMetz100
I got a Red West Marine Third Reef jacket from my...

I got a Red West Marine Third Reef jacket from my wife then a sailing book and light pullover smock from her parents. My grandpa got me money for the NOAA charts I said I wanted.

My brother wants...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-18-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By RayMetz100
Rails wet?

Sailing the freeboard listing 60 degrees to port (http://www.wftv.com/slideshow/news/2691965/detail.html?qs=;s=24;w=480)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-14-2006
Replies: 113
Views: 16,859
Posted By RayMetz100
Good idea Faster. If I win the lottery that way,...

Good idea Faster. If I win the lottery that way, I promise I'll buy a MacGregor. Their web site says it does 22 mph under power so I want to spend the lottery money on the big motor too. Hey, if...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-14-2006
Replies: 113
Views: 16,859
Posted By RayMetz100
This thread has been around too long. :) You...

This thread has been around too long. :) You want impressions?

My impression is that it's a piece of crap. I think MacGregor should add 4 wheel drive so you can take it off road and wings so you...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 12-13-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 519
Posted By RayMetz100
Seattle, Wed Dec 20th

Anyone want to go for a daysail near Seattle Wednesday, December 20th 2006? I have access to several boats but can't sail alone, so I'm looking for 1-3 people to come along. I can train so no...
Forum: Learning to Sail 12-13-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,630
Posted By RayMetz100
I know it didn't have an adjustable backstay and...

I know it didn't have an adjustable backstay and I think the headstay was attached to the top of the mast.

Thank you for all the suggestions. Much of it is still too technical for me, but more...
Forum: Learning to Sail 12-12-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,630
Posted By RayMetz100
Thanks for the great tips. The 22 knts at the...

Thanks for the great tips.
The 22 knts at the end was true. Graph here (http://www.sailnet.com/forums/learning-sail/26668-rolling-up-genny.html).

Good point about the current. I think it was...
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