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Forum: Racing   1 Day Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By paulk
Re: New Boat

Steady wind and small waves! Had a friend get catapulted when the AC 45 he was riding in caught a leeward hull. Only dinged his finger, but it appears he was flung about 80' at 30 knots from about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,833
Views: 267,367
Posted By paulk
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Good article in this month's Woodenboat about a couple (now with two children) who've been cruising RTW for ten years. The article says their average yearly budget is $10k, including maintenance and...
Forum: Racing   1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 3,756
Posted By paulk
Re: J-29 Spinnaker Setup

Leading them inside might bend the stanchions out so you can hike better. Maybe that's why he ran them that way. We use snatch blocks on the rail near the shrouds to help control the guy and keep...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,068
Posted By paulk
Re: Broad reach close reach COB procedure

Since attending a Storm Trysail Club Safety at Sea seminar I have been a proponent of the Quick-stop method, which is quite similar to the OP's original description here. When a COB occurs, you...
Forum: Racing   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,171
Posted By paulk
Re: Around Long Island Regatta 2015

Sounds like you got a little bit of everything. Congratulations!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-29-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By paulk
Re: Sailing to Scotland...

But you were already more than half way there. It took us more than three weeks to get to Dunoon: from here on an Ohlson 38, Ireland gets in the way. The customs agents loved having to climb down...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-27-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By paulk
Re: Penobscot Bay

You lost your copy of Taft's guide? Open to the Penobscot Bay section, close your eyes and drop a pencil point anywhere on the page. You've mentioned a few nice spots. We found some others. At the...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-04-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,344
Posted By paulk
Re: Technique for tying up a jib

To keep from having to go up on the foredeck to tie & untie sail stops, many people rig a length of shock cord from the forestay to a cleat or padeye in the middle of the foredeck, or perhaps even...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-23-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By paulk
Re: Deck/Lifeline storage?

If I was going to do something like that, I'd use a 2x6 or 2x8 so that I'd be able to use it as a bumper board if I was tying up to a dock with pilings. A concern would be the potential for a wave...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-20-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By paulk
Re: 218 yr old USS Constitution is getting a refit

If you're on the East coast this summer and need a full-rigged frigate fix, (since Constitution is in drydock) try this: Hermione 2015 (http://www.hermione2015.com/#home). The 30-gun Hermione is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-17-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,407
Posted By paulk
Re: Did a dumb thing (reefing line)

A straightened -out coathanger with a sharp end bent into a J shape should be able to snag the line and bring it back to you. No need to waste gas going to a hardware store or asking around to...
Forum: Diesel   05-17-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,274
Posted By paulk
Re: If the diesel tank is done for...

By the time you figure out how and where to install new tanks, and make them, and get them hooked up, fix #1 will start to look really good. Depending upon where you have it done, it might not cost...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-07-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By paulk
Re: Stuffing Box Mystery

The idea with packing is to stick it in and then squinch it down with the packing nut: you put in a whole bunch and squeeze it to fit. That's why its called a packing nut. Perhaps use three 1/4"...
Forum: Racing   04-28-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By paulk
Re: Sea Scout Sailing

People in York are not likely to want you trailering their loaned boat to Maryland and back unless they already know you and trust you. The best bet might be to contact the race organizers and see if...
Forum: Racing   04-27-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By paulk
Re: Sea Scout Sailing

It would help to tell people where you are and when the race is. A boat in Vermont, even if it's free, is not going to help you much if you're in Oregon and the race is this weekend.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-22-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,011
Posted By paulk
Re: binnacle compass repairs

mf70 has the right idea. Quite simple, though you will want to make sure the dome isn't cracked and won't simply leak the fluid right out again. It is more probable that the fluid has seeped out...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-22-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,299
Posted By paulk
Re: May be getting a free Thistle

Thistles are neat boats, and pretty besides. If it were closer, and I didn't have a 5o5 in the garage waiting for it to stop raining, I'd be very tempted to sweep in there ahead of you and snap it...
Forum: Racing   04-16-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,305
Posted By paulk
Re: Rule 16 situation: Room to Keep Clear

Thanks for the clarification and the details. It shows how small things can make a difference. Better luck next time
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-16-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,596
Posted By paulk
Re: Need Help with Neglected Boat

Rat has a point. Too much neglect can make fixing a boat up not worth it, but it all depends. What kind of boat is it? Some 20' daysailers are quite simple and are built like tanks, so the abuse...
Forum: Racing   04-15-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,305
Posted By paulk
Re: Rule 16 situation: Room to Keep Clear

Can't quite follow the reasoning above. What foul would be possible without (or prior to) an overlap? Starting the engine is a breach of the rules, but does not entail fouling another boat, and it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-15-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,500
Posted By paulk
Re: Painting Deck & Topside using Spray Machine

I'd think that doing the deck first would avoid most overspray problems, since gravity is hard to overcome. I repainted our deck (roll & tip) and masked our hardware in place. Spend a day masking...
Forum: Racing   04-15-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,305
Posted By paulk
Re: Rule 16 situation: Room to Keep Clear

This situation is interesting because the edge of the channel creates a continuing obstruction. Rule 19.2 (b) speaks to this: "When boats are overlapped, the outside boat shall give the inside boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-14-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By paulk
Re: Club foot or genoa?

I think a lot depends upon how much you're planning to tack. We sailed up the channel to Hamilton, Bermuda once, tacking about every three minutes or so. (It's fairly narrow, and hitting a coral...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-14-2015
Replies: 24
  Poll: Cruising Gear
Views: 1,586
Posted By paulk
Re: Cruising Gear

Just goes to show, you don't need things that break to go cruising.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-08-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By paulk
Re: Sheet to tiller for extended voyaging

If you don't like the look of a vane, try finding an old autopilot. They may even cost less than a used vane. The downside might be the power draw, but a solar panel might help solve that problem. ...
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