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Search: Posts Made By: Steve in Idaho
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,155
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: New or Old?

A budget is of primary importance, alright, and you're certainly on the right track to apply it as your starting point... Never ceases to amaze, how many of these "Best Bluewater Boats for a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,113
Posted By CalebD
Re: Humbled

Thanks for sharing that Beej.

I learned to sail on Sunfish as a teen. Now in my mid 50's I act as an instructor for a teen Sunfish sailing program. The program has about 20 old Sunfish hulls...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By Alex W
Re: Oru Kayak: A quick review

I'm not that worried about the creases. They didn't score the material (cutting one of the two walls) anywhere but on the seat which is replaceable. The material feels pretty beefy and I think it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-23-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By Alex W
Oru Kayak: A quick review

Quick background: I was into kayaking before sailing and am a pretty experienced paddler. Other kayaks that I've owned include the Valley Nordkapp, Wilderness Systems Tempest 170 Pro, Dagger Alchemy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By AllThumbs
Tohatsu 4,5,6 HP Tiller Lock Fix

I have made a minor modification to fix the silly tiller lock issue that seems to plague most of the small Tohatsu 4 strokes. (Also Murcury and Nissan)

I created a blog post about it: Tohatsu 6...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-14-2014
Replies: 123
Views: 4,124
Posted By MedSailor
Re: What do you do for food on a day cruise?

For me it depends, and food tastes vary so much, what works for me, possibly won't apply to you at all. I'm a middleweight foodie, and I tend to want to eat better when out on the boat than when at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 2,347
Posted By outbound
Re: I Equate it to Driving in a Bad Snow Storm!

Christian there's a flip side to your post. I have single line for first two reefs and two line for the third. All lines spectra. Blocks integral part of sail as sail built for this set up. Deck runs...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 2,347
Posted By christian.hess
Re: I Equate it to Driving in a Bad Snow Storm!

so what system do you have? you said single line and jiffy too?

may I offer the advice of starting with what the boat came with, get the process down then think about reinstalling the jiffy system...
Forum: Other Brands 06-15-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 4,480
Posted By j24j
Re: c-lark rigging

And, to finish this post, the Forespar pole kit is a perfect replacement, but it comes with a plastic pad-eye. Instead I bought a 420 mast eye, which is metal and a perfect fit for the C-Lark's mast.
Forum: Other Brands 06-03-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 4,480
Posted By j24j
Re: c-lark rigging

I bought the Forespar dinghy spinnaker pole kit, which comes with 6' of 1" OD tubing - this allows one to cut to size. I'm going to a cross check the proposed pole length to the j measurement...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-04-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 6,799
Posted By czarnajama
Re: Trailer sailer

I have done a lot of sailing over the past five years on such boats - in Poland! There are thousands of boats there which are trailerable, have lots of room below, drop and raise masts UNDER WAY in 5...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-04-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,585
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Closer to the wind question

It sounds like you were in the groove.

Generally, the difference in sail trim, between 6-8 and 10-15, is that, at the higher wind speeds, you'll want to trim the jib even a bit flatter. That...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-02-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,585
Posted By SchockT
Re: Closer to the wind question

6 inches is what we would consider "footing" for speed rather than max pointing. We would only ease the sail that much to accelerate out of tacks, or punch through some powerboat wake.

Every boat...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-02-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,585
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Closer to the wind question

That depends on the particular boat and sail. For most boats that I have sailed, a 150% generally works best at about 5-6" off the spreader. If it is sheeted too flat, the 150% loses too much...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-02-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,585
Posted By bobperry
Re: Closer to the wind question

I use 40% of luff length up from tack through the clew for my sheet location. I start there.
I like to have my genny "kissing" the spreader tip when beating. Just gently bouncing off and on the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-01-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,585
Posted By Faster
Re: Closer to the wind question

When you're trying to trim in your 'overlapping' headsail, with most boats the sail should probably be within 2-4" of touching the shrouds. The sheet lead is important too, start with a position that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-21-2013
Replies: 98
Views: 5,199
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Missing Boat Found- No Skipper

I find it interesting non the less that the editors who are usally very safety oriented found that he was extremely well prepared...I have in many occasions sailed the bay solo and untethered however...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-21-2013
Replies: 98
Views: 5,199
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Missing Boat Found- No Skipper

steve in idaho and others...perfect example of what you are just talking about just happened...middle aged man...couldnt get back on board his boat...being dragged, holding on for dear life...
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-05-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By Zanshin
Re: More Japan News

While this debris from Japan certainly exists, the article in blogs.discovermagazine.com is rather misleading. Among other things, it states

If one actually follows the hotlink to NOAA's report it...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-22-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Front or back grommet to attach main halyard?

Headboards are generic hence they have to be adaptable for the different halyard arrangements on the yachts on which they might/will be used. On some yachts, the main halyard passes through a block...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-02-2010
Replies: 171
Views: 25,210
Posted By tweitz
I love sailing and most of the time regard it as...

I love sailing and most of the time regard it as a very safe activity. BUT... there are certainly situations we get into which involve risk, and sometimes those situations are not easily avoidable. ...
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