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Search: Posts Made By: Sailormon6
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: c&c 34 1981 Pictures, Bad?

Anything's possible, but not necessarily. I always cover my boat for the winter, to ensure that it won't develop a leak during the winter. A newly developed leak could do a lot of damage before you...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 3,651
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Catalina or Hunter?

I think Jeff tends to be a little harsh in his estimation of Catalina generally, but he is dead-bang-on when it comes to Beneteaus. The Bruce Farr designed Beneteau First 40.7, and other First...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 3,651
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Catalina or Hunter?

I owned a Catalina before my present boat, and have much respect for them, and would greatly prefer a Catalina to a Hunter, but why would you limit your choices to those two boats when there are so...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Vinyl Boat Lettering / My Favorite Source

Well, are you going to identify the website, or keep it a secret?

I have used greatlettering.com and been very pleased.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,218
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Exceeding Hull Speed in Flat Water: Fantastic Sailing in Ideal Conditions

I had a similar experience with my boat in similar conditions (strong winds and smooth water on a beam reach), and agree that it is exciting, but I think you're mistaken when you said, "This boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,231
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Mast shaking in gusts

If your boat has a backstay adjuster, you might try applying a little tension with the backstay adjuster when in the slip and the wind is gusting. A slight change in tension might be enough to...
Forum: Racing 08-08-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,078
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Choreography To Walk the Jib around the Rigging

The method described by zz4gta sounds good for a smaller boat, but it would take a very long and strong arm to sweep a #1 masthead genoa, dragging two 60 foot long jibsheets across the foredeck of a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-06-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,815
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: single-hand: best time raise/lower jib?

I have done alot of singlehanding on a 25' saiboat. If you're going to singlehand, you need a device to aid in steering briefly, while you tend to other duties. There are lots of such devices, but...
Forum: Racing 08-05-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,078
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Choreography To Walk the Jib around the Rigging

In asking this question, my interest is mostly in relation to boats in the 40 foot size range. IMO, backwinding the big genoa in light air doesn't work very well for a variety of reasons, especially...
Forum: Racing 08-02-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,078
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Choreography To Walk the Jib around the Rigging

Thanks SF! That sounds logical. So, if the boat is on port tack, and tacking over to starboard, you would be facing forward, and then grip the middle of the foot of the jib with your right hand,...
Forum: Racing 08-01-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,078
Posted By Sailormon6
Choreography To Walk the Jib around the Rigging

Can someone describe in detail the choreography used to walk a jib around the rigging in light air? (Please don't tell me about backwinding the jib. I know how to do that. I want to know the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 682
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Winch whoops..what'd I do?

A common cause of an override is tailing the line quickly before you have taken the slack out of the line. If there's slack in the line, the spinning winch can grab the line and pull it over itself....
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-12-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: First Time Crewing!!

If you crewed on my boat I would definitely invite you back! I like people who aren't afraid to go up on the foredeck and give their best effort to do something difficult that they never did before....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-06-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 1,890
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Sudden inability to sail upwind

I had weeds on the keel/rudder, and it behaved just that way. The way to get it off is to stop and back up as quickly as you can. That should clear the weeds.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: question for swing keel sailors

There are two swing keel hazards that are often overlooked. First, if the hoisting mechanism of a heavily ballasted swing keel drops suddenly (as they do occasionally), it commonly does catastrophic...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 3,064
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Kiwigrip - first experience...

It comes in white, grey, cream and blue. Both boats that I have seen used cream, which looks very nice. I suppose you could tint the white, if you know something about paint chemistry.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 3,064
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Kiwigrip - first experience...

FWIW, I have seen two boats recently that have been Kiwigripped, and they look great!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 996
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: bottom paint prep

I covered mine with 4-5 coats of Interlux 2000 barrier coat, and all it did was slow down the process. After I installed a zinc, it stopped. Installing a zinc is alot easier than applying 3-4 coats...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 996
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: bottom paint prep

If I was buying a used boat, I would ask the previous owner what kind of antifouling he used on it, and I would use the same paint.

If I forgot to do that, and couldn't find the previous owner,...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-11-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,947
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Whisker Pole Questions

Alot of the people who participate in these chats are very skilled, experienced sailors, and, as you have seen, their opinions often differ. Big boat sailors have very different opinions from small...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-10-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,665
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Problem Turning Windward

You should volunteer to crew on a race boat, emcentar. You'll quickly learn the techniques that will enable you to control the boat in those conditions, and you won't have to curse your inexperience...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-10-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,665
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Problem Turning Windward

I think Davidpm has it mostly right, but I believe you were able to point on one side of the bridge and not the other because, by unrolling the jib, you greatly reduced the imbalance that Davidpm...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-05-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 1,983
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Most efficient 180 degree turn

When you're making the pivot turn as described by sailingfool, the boat turns when you give it a burst in forward gear. When you give it a burst in reverse, the boat doesn't turn very much. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-05-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,324
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Wing n Wing

I agree with Jon that reaching downwind doesn't usually improve VMG over running DDW, but there's one technique that you can use that can be very useful. If I'm on a slow broad reach, and sail into...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-04-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,324
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Wing n Wing

Sailing wing and wing requires that you steer fairly accurately. If you steer a little too far one way, you'll gybe, and if you steer a little too far the other way, the jib will get backwinded and...
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