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Search: Posts Made By: Alex W
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 574
Posted By Alex W
Re: Help me figure out what kind of boat I want.

Has your Bristol been totaled?

A good choice for you seems like the Yankee 30

It's a heavily built but fast (due to a big rig) boat, plenty of comfortable room for living aboard solo, common in...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By Alex W
Re: Why no activity?

Threads from this subforum don't show up on the homepage, so I rarely see them. I know who the PNW regulars are and try and usually notice their threads when posting to other subforums.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 1,831
Posted By Alex W
Re: Hood 705 Continuous Line Furling System Question

I've been using it for almost two years now (of sailing 1-2 times per week year round) and am a very happy customer. The furling action is very smooth, sail changes are easy, and quality seems to be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By Alex W
Re: Avoid "diegoscustommarine" on eBay for custom canvas

I know that they are hispanic. However they are hispanic and living in Seattle, where the cost of living is much higher than the cost of living in El Salvador.

I can say that this cover was at...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 862
Posted By Alex W
Re: Moving up in size. Suggestions?

You might want to read the thread again, I read multiple suggestions.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By Alex W
Re: Avoid "diegoscustommarine" on eBay for custom canvas

It's not surprising to me that labor costs are different in El Salvador and Seattle.

What does 46" wide Sunbrella cost per yard down there? There is 4+ yards in a sail cover for my boat, and at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By Alex W
Re: Avoid "diegoscustommarine" on eBay for custom canvas

eBay customer support has been completely unhelpful. I appealed (including information that all correspondence was done by email and with tracking numbers showing the return and replaced cover). ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By Alex W
Re: Avoid "diegoscustommarine" on eBay for custom canvas

There is, but the cover is too short and stretching the back out an inch or two won't make a difference. The cover needs to be at least 6" longer. It will be fixable, but I'll be rebuilding the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By Alex W
Re: Throttle won't hold position!

My boat has the clamp to add friction, but the throttle still slips. As the engine warms up it gets enough friction to hold at 2800rpm.

I'll check to make sure that both springs are on there. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By Alex W
Re: 2QM20 alternator wiring question

The B terminal on the starter and the B terminal on the alternator do not need to run to the same battery.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By Alex W
Avoid "diegoscustommarine" on eBay for custom canvas

I needed a new sail cover recently and checked eBay because I had good luck with an eBay-sourced cover on my last boat.

I selected "diegoscustommarine" because they were local, had good feedback,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 862
Posted By Alex W
Re: Moving up in size. Suggestions?

If you are looking at modern and performance-oriented mass produced boats you should also look at the J/boats that have more cruiser features like the J/109.

It has the modern "european" layout...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By Alex W
Re: Catalina 25' keel

That is called the Catalina smile.

It's not a big deal unless the plywood that is embedded in the joint gets wet. If that is wet then it is a big deal.

There is a ton of information available...
Forum: Pearson 3 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By Alex W
Re: Pearson 323 repower - what prop?

What was your old transmission ratio?
Forum: Learning to Sail 4 Days Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,449
Posted By Alex W
Re: Does a sailboat need a travler?

I go hove-to on my boat by turning the wheel hard into the wind and turning on the wheel brake. This is the same as lashing the tiller on a tiller boat.

Boats hove-to differently, it really takes...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By Alex W
Re: Setting up a 24v solar charging system

A battery monitor (or even just an amp meter) will do the job and give you a good idea of how much charging you are getting out of the system.

On my 30w panel if I shade one cell in bright...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By Alex W
Re: Setting up a 24v solar charging system

60w of solar is barely going to make a dent in the power requirements of an electric outboard motor. Your outboard probably used 300w to 1000w when in operation. If it is 300w (under half a...
Forum: Learning to Sail 5 Days Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,449
Posted By Alex W
Re: Does a sailboat need a travler?

A traveler allows you to bring the boom to the centerline of the boat when close hauled. If you just have a main sheet on the centerline of the boat then you can't bring the boom in this tight. On...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By Alex W
Re: Mast weight

2.5-3.5 lbs per foot
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By Alex W
Re: Battery location

Put big heavy weights (like 83lb L803 batteries) as close to the center of the boat as possible. Is your under the v-berth location or your under the aft-berth location closer to the keel (fore/aft,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By Alex W
Re: Reefing stop?

Usually it is a wire halyard with a little metal ball swaged on at the right point.

Look at step 41 in the Tasar manual, they show it pretty well:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By Alex W
Re: Reefing stop?

That is a halyard lock. Your halyard should have a knot or fixed ball that stops there under high tension. It takes the load off of the halyard and eliminates mast compression, but requires access...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 957
Posted By Alex W
Re: Extra rope/lines for a new boat

Both of the boats that I race on are setup with two jib halyards to allow jib peels. One has two spin halyards, one of them only has a single one. I've never done any long distance racing, so I've...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By Alex W
Re: Dinghy Transom Flaps

I think that is a modern Rondar 505.

Did you try an internet search for "transom flap" or "transom bailer"? These two useful hits show up quickly:
Transom Flaps & Accessories - Hull Fittings -...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By Alex W
Re: Dinghy Transom Flaps

These are used to drain the floatation tanks on dinghies, but are far too small to quickly unload the boat of water. Transom flaps are big and dump water very fast. Here is an example from an image...
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