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Search: Posts Made By: john1066
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 4,008
Posted By john1066
I don't know your boat specifically but: A...

I don't know your boat specifically but:
A deeply rolled large genoa is very inefficient and should probably have been rolled away and stowed before you get to 20k. A smaller rollerfurling jib could...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2011
Replies: 2,852
Views: 319,106
Posted By john1066
Rig failure - badly set up and maintained. Fairly...

Rig failure - badly set up and maintained. Fairly moderate conditions according to my son-in-law who was aboard.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,208
Posted By john1066
Good advice above. It's a babystay. A Jack...

Good advice above.

It's a babystay. A Jack Stay runs fore and aft and you clip your harness tether to it. It keeps the Jacks (sailors) from falling overboard.

A piece of plastic pipe around...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2011
Replies: 2,852
Views: 319,106
Posted By john1066
Excellent adventure, Smackman! The hooks in and...

Excellent adventure, Smackman! The hooks in and set - your life will never be the same again.

About five years ago I was invited to crew on a Galveston to Padre Island race but had to decline due...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-11-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By john1066
Mount the Windex on the VHF antenna (Metz and...

Mount the Windex on the VHF antenna (Metz and Windex AV, for instance), dispense with the bottle brush.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-09-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 4,844
Posted By john1066
Let us know how you get on. My plan on...

Let us know how you get on.

My plan on Adriana was always that, having thrown all the floatables overboard and deployed the life sling and somehow got alongside the MOB, to haul them up on a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-09-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 3,444
Posted By john1066
I'm with JE and the other anti-swivel guys on...

I'm with JE and the other anti-swivel guys on this one. Keep it simple by using a bow shackle.
I put the pin of the shackle through the anchor. Some people don't do this because if you use a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-07-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 4,817
Posted By john1066
Do you have an autohelm? Freedom from the helm is...

Do you have an autohelm? Freedom from the helm is the most important step towards singlehanding, in my opinion.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-07-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,009
Posted By john1066
I'd fill the screw holes with a thickened epoxy -...

I'd fill the screw holes with a thickened epoxy - West 403 or 406 - and 'stipple' the surface with the end of a paint brush to try and match the deck surface. When set, touch up with the appropriate...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,238
Posted By john1066
Screw a temporary batten across the front of the...

Screw a temporary batten across the front of the disc to hold it in place on the outside. Fill all round with thickened epoxy and allow to set. Unscrew the batten, fill the screw hole and the two...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-24-2011
Replies: 2,852
Views: 319,106
Posted By john1066
Well said, Smack, you got it in one. Take care of...

Well said, Smack, you got it in one. Take care of your boat because at some point you're going to need her to take care of you. A good boat can stand up to the most incredible abuse - and keep going...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-24-2011
Replies: 2,852
Views: 319,106
Posted By john1066
It was a South African designed and built 42'...

It was a South African designed and built 42' boat very similar in appearance to a Swan 42 of the 1980's. Flush teak decks, sloop. Her underbody was a long fin and skeg, quite a bit fuller than the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-24-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 4,406
Posted By john1066
I've had Marelon seacocks and wouldn't hesitate...

I've had Marelon seacocks and wouldn't hesitate to have them again. I'd recommend you change the thru-hulls at the same time unless you know for sure the existing thru-hulls are bronze, not brass,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-24-2011
Replies: 2,852
Views: 319,106
Posted By john1066
I don't think I posted this before. It probably...

I don't think I posted this before. It probably doesn't qualify in any section of the BFS competition - it's old, it's in South Africa, I'm British, too complicated. Anyway, one of my most memorable...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-23-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 3,528
Posted By john1066
Run the 6' to 8' securing line through a piece of...

Run the 6' to 8' securing line through a piece of flexible plastic pipe,leaving enough line protruding from each end to tie off at the dinghy and at the larger boat. The pipe will prevent the dinghy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-18-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 9,166
Posted By john1066
Three-strand nylon. Springs the length of the...

Three-strand nylon. Springs the length of the boat, bow and stern lines 2/3 length of the boat as a minimum.
1/2" is enough for your boat but 5/8" will give better 'hand'. I'd pick 1/2" because it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-11-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3,268
Posted By john1066
Set it as tight as is necessary to get the...

Set it as tight as is necessary to get the forestay tension but use the gauge to be sure you don't exceed 20% of the breaking strain of the backstay wire. The geometry of monohull rigs is such that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-10-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 3,408
Posted By john1066
When I started sailing I was taught to never...

When I started sailing I was taught to never leave the winch handle in the winch after tacking or trimming. The reason was to avoid injury should the pawls fail and the sheet tension spin the handle...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-10-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,538
Posted By john1066
I was once (actually, many times) in a discussion...

I was once (actually, many times) in a discussion about the ultimate cruising boat and was pontificating about the need for it to take the ground without damage. I think I over-made my point when...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-09-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,481
Posted By john1066
Here you go: ...

Here you go:

http://www.saltyjohn.co.uk/resources/Rig%20tensioning%20using%20the%20Loos.pdf
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-09-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,387
Posted By john1066
I wouldn't be contemplating a South Florida and...

I wouldn't be contemplating a South Florida and Bahamas sojourn in September and October - it might be the end of the hurricane season but it's by far the most active time. That might just me being...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-09-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 4,459
Posted By john1066
I like lee cloths secured under the cushion a...

I like lee cloths secured under the cushion a little way back from the edge, as others have suggested. This tends to lift the cushion slightly when the cloth is secured at the top tending to roll the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-04-2011
Replies: 214
Views: 27,769
Posted By john1066
Yes. I decided these forum anchor wars need a...

Yes. I decided these forum anchor wars need a reallity check once in a while lest they get completely out of hand - and a picture is worth a thousand words.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-04-2011
Replies: 214
Views: 27,769
Posted By john1066
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s187/JohnS_019/...

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s187/JohnS_019/ar-2.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-02-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,695
Posted By john1066
Most sailboaters who don't have an electronic...

Most sailboaters who don't have an electronic tiller pilot either just lash the helm or use a device such as a Tiller Tamer or a Tiller-Hand to hold the helm while they go forward.

Your version...
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