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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-19-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,657
Posted By swallace11
Re: Recommendations for inflatable kayak as tender

I've had the Sea Eagle 370FT for several years now and used it quite a bit. Strictly as a tender would rate it very good--stiff floor, tracks well enough, handles chop well, stores well on side...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-06-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 2,396
Posted By swallace11
Re: Most efficient 180 degree turn

Something not being mentioned much here is the impact of a tailwind. Would routinely do this--start turn, through in reverse, gun in forward--to make 180 in my fairway with my Tartan 30. Simple,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-15-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 3,192
Posted By swallace11
Re: Stove options

Newhall,

I also use a Coleman multifuel burner--the more advanced Exponent model. Works well. I've fashioned kind of crude gimbels for it and can use it in cockpit as well as cabin. In addition...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-03-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 3,291
Posted By swallace11
Re: Draining Water from Rudder

Thanks for reply. If/when I do serious cruising, I may well cut an inspection hole at a post/rudder arm bracket just inspect weld integrity for corrosion. Loosing rudder action very scary thought. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-02-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 3,291
Posted By swallace11
Re: Draining Water from Rudder

I drilled holes in bottom of my Tartan 30 rudder to drain at winter layup and sealed with epoxy in spring for first two years of ownership. Core still seemed to fill with water during season even...
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