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Search: Posts Made By: ultraclyde
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: smelly sink

Holy crap! I totally fat-fingered that! PLEASE don't use 30%, you are right retail is 3%.

Did I say trust me? LOL. Sorry. TGIF.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: smelly sink

They are right about the bleach, and about using it sparingly.

If you are concerned about the bleach you can also use hydrogen peroxide to kill smells and it is harmless to most pipes and such,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Mast crutch for 14' trailer sailer

For more than a few reasons!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Mast crutch for 14' trailer sailer

Yeah, another 3 feet between the winch jack and the hitch would be ideal, but that's not happening anytime soon. I hear what you're saying about the danger of having the forward point low, even with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Mast crutch for 14' trailer sailer

Excellent info guys, thanks. I've drawn up a couple designs that sit on the transom and lock into the gudgeons, but I also drew up one that's much simpler to build that rests on a foot in the bilge...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Mast crutch for 14' trailer sailer

Thanks for the pics. I think I can work something similar - something that rests on the transom but uses the gudgeon as a locator. Do you rely on the mast weight to keep the crutch in place, or is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By ultraclyde
Mast crutch for 14' trailer sailer

I've just started sailing and I bought small boat, and '81 Vagabond 14 fiberglass sailing dingy. It will spend a lot of time on the trailer going to and from the water since I live almost an hour...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Trying to ID this small sail/row boat

Looks a lot like an AMF Force 5, but not quite right. Cockpit's too long. I don't think it had a full rowing bench as there aren't visible mounts on the sides for the ends of the board. I'd bet...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 3,399
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Sailing around the world on a Sunfish - non stop

You can get by with two AA batteries for the fridge, but you're gonna need 16 sq feet of solar panels to keep 'em charged.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2014
Replies: 1,092
Views: 346,974
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Thanks. I did cut off the tapered part that normally goes into the axe head, and I cut and sanded what is now the top & bottom to make a flat surface for mounting hardware.

I took the boat out...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2014
Replies: 1,092
Views: 346,974
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

The Vagabond 14 I just bought almost qualifies as a low-buck project as a whole at $600 for boat and trailer, but like most cheap boats it needed some repairs before getting it wet again. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Confused by the lines on my 12' sailboat

My 14 has a standing pulley with a cleat on a pivot for the mainsheet, but it's mounted at the back of the centerboard trunk, aft of the centerboard, not at the mast step. Probably 24" aft of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Confused by the lines on my 12' sailboat

Your main sheet rigging looks almost identical to the one on the Vagabond 14 I just bought. You can compare the block setup here: Untitled Document (http://holder14.com/parts.htm) (refer to the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-06-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 274
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Sail newbie in Central Georgia

Thanks guys. Did I mention I got the boat AND trailer for $600? I'll probably have about $1300 in it, grand total, to get it on the water and that includes replacing running rigging, a brand new...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-05-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By ultraclyde
Daysailer AGM Battery - what's good?

Hi All,

I just bought my first boat - a Vagabond 14 day sailer -and I'm getting some repairs done to get her back on the water after many years sailing a trailer around someone's back yard.

One...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-05-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 274
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Sail newbie in Central Georgia

And now that I've post-whored my count up to ten, I'll post a pic of my boat in celebration:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20368279/Vagabond%2014_small.jpg
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-05-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 274
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Sail newbie in Central Georgia

A man and a simple machine working in harmony to achieve something extraordinary, and the appreciation of a slower, hands-on way of doing something. Sounds like sailing, I think.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-05-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 274
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Sail newbie in Central Georgia

So I guess all those things probably contribute.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-05-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 274
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Sail newbie in Central Georgia

The times it's not better usually involve driving the H*** out of a car - autocross racing or something like that. Pushing the limits of capability and speed, man and machine working together.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-05-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 274
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Sail newbie in Central Georgia

I've always doing things the manual way and working with simple mechanisms is a source of great joy. I'd rather ride a bike than drive a car when possible. Easier? No. Better? Usually.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-05-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 274
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Sail newbie in Central Georgia

And I've been a Parrothead ever since. I even played in a JB cover band for a while. But more than that, something about the ropes and the rigging and the feel of a boat on the wind seems to...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-05-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 274
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Sail newbie in Central Georgia

How about this...WHY do I want to sail? I mean besides the whole sitting-on-a-boat-drinking thing? Well, when I was about 13 years old someone gave me a tape copy of Jimmy Buffet's You Had to be...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-05-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 274
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Sail newbie in Central Georgia

So... what should I post about?
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-05-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 274
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Sail newbie in Central Georgia

I guess I'll have to start working on posting something.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-05-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 274
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Sail newbie in Central Georgia

Thanks Andy. I'm really looking forward to learning. I've been watching sailing videos on Youtube while I get the minor repairs done on the vagabond.

I think the lake you remember is Lake...
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