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Search: Posts Made By: AdamLein
Forum: Learning to Sail 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,024
Posted By AdamLein
Re: Setting up a spinnaker

This one? (https://www.youtube.com/embed/Zt53cic5vOw)
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By AdamLein
Re: Travel plan in Mediterranean Sea

Sicily to Tunisia is only 80 nm, Pantelleria under 40...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By AdamLein
Re: Moving aboard with new baby??

What do folks think about tether and harness as an alternative to lifejacket? Don't know about other states, but in CA, tethering is allowed in lieu of a lifejacket...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 1,003
Posted By AdamLein
Re: Soft shackle with jib sheets

I sail a Catalina 27 and also have sheets cow hitched to the clew. Instead of pulling the sheet off the sail for sail changes, each sail has a dedicated sheet. The PO set it up this way. One downside...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-19-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 877
Posted By AdamLein
Re: New Puget Sound Sailor needs jib advice

Nope, actually my boat is in Vancouver. And ours is just plain white. Well, speckled gray. Okay I guess there's the occasional dull orange spot.



Agreed, that's the only way to do it. We...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-15-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 877
Posted By AdamLein
Re: New Puget Sound Sailor needs jib advice

In light wind, unless the 150 is of lightweight cloth, it's just going to droop. Around here you really need a light-air sail (we have a hank-on drifter, 155% and nylon).
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 08-15-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,148
Posted By AdamLein
Re: Books to get kids interested in sailing?

Captains Courageous, by Rudyard Kipling. Grand Banks fishing schooner.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-08-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 4,002
Posted By AdamLein
Re: Solar Power for catalina 27

Where'd you get these clamps?
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 05-29-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By AdamLein
Re: Indian Arm Weekend Trip

We have anchored just off the shoreline on the Belcarra side, at the intersection between Indian Arm and Burrard Inlet, a few times. It was pretty much where we ended up getting to after leaving...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-28-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,578
Posted By AdamLein
Re: Rigging question - What's this for?

The only odd thing about the double-ended mainsheet theory is that the sketch in the original post also shows a traditional mainsheet set up on a traveler.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-29-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 2,409
Posted By AdamLein
Re: Forces on a dockline while docking....

Can we have a Google Maps link showing your slip and approach?

Or at least a diagram showing your slip and approach?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-07-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 7,898
Posted By AdamLein
Re: Origo/CookMate gimbals

That's my best guess. In the first photo in my last post, the stove is showed in the low/nonmoving position. To get it there I lift the stove by the until the slider "disengages" and then push...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-05-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,960
Posted By AdamLein
Re: Repair 4 hp two stroke ?

My two-stroke Evinrude 9.9, aka "the lawnmower", is the same age as my regular crew, who incidentally has loaned me his basement for repairs a couple of years ago. We keep it going, it gets us in...
Forum: Extreme Sailing Videos 02-14-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 3,933
Posted By AdamLein
Re: 35 knots- dingy sailing

I do like the position of the camera at the end of the boom... seems to always have the best view.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-24-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 3,092
Posted By AdamLein
Re: Halyard Stretch

Size and friction. Is it possible to buy just a polyester cover, or do you have to buy some double-braid and pull out the core?

Anyway I just picked sta-set as an example. I'm sure you could use...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-24-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 3,092
Posted By AdamLein
Re: Halyard Stretch

Agree.



Disagree. Sta-set has less than 4% elongation at 30% working load. That's less than half an inch of elongation for every foot of line above the belay point.

If you have a small...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-22-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 3,092
Posted By AdamLein
Re: Halyard Stretch

Ah... good things to look for next time I head up the mast.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-22-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 3,092
Posted By AdamLein
Re: Halyard Stretch

Half-wire, low stretch? All-rope, cheap and easy? I thought?

In my case, I've got a not-quite-securely-closing shackle in the pressed eye on my main halyard wire, which unfortunately can't be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-22-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 3,092
Posted By AdamLein
Re: Halyard Stretch

The half-high-tech halyard solution is pretty intriguing. I currently have half-wire and have been wanting to go to all-rope. Do you think I could keep the same masthead sheaves (for the wire) and...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 01-21-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,298
Posted By AdamLein
Re: What and where in Vancouver and Vancouver Island?

One of my favorite Vancouver restaurants to bring visitors to is Shabusen, and excellent sushi and yakiniku house. Every table has a barbeque or two built into the table. You order meats, they are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 7,137
Posted By AdamLein
Re: sextant practice

I agree. Let's consider the image that's at 26°-and-something (attached). I've marked two vernier ticks with red and blue marks. The red-marked tick (6') is clearly too far to the left of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 7,137
Posted By AdamLein
Re: sextant practice

For celestial bodies that have visible discs, the Almanac lists coordinates for the center of the disc. However, it's hard to line up the center of the sun with the horizon when you do a real sight;...
Forum: US West Coast 01-17-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By AdamLein
Re: Holy crap

Looks like the ridge on the west coast will persist long enough to fend off the storms.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 3,108
Posted By AdamLein
Re: Getting to enjoy the benefits of the South African healthcare system

I googled "degloving". Definitely not for the faint of heart.

To Killarney, best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery, and thanks so much for sharing the tale with us.
Forum: Catalina 01-14-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By AdamLein
Re: any one have a Idea to hang a few poles?

OHHHHHHHHHHH.

Man, do I feel stupid.
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