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Search: Posts Made By: chandlerman
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-16-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,130
Posted By chandlerman
An update on my steering. I returned to the yard...

An update on my steering. I returned to the yard and had the boat pulled. The final diagnosis was a bent rudder, which had happened in the yard during the off-season. The rudder shaft (1" solid...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-19-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,130
Posted By chandlerman
cables aren't too tight--if anything, they're a...

cables aren't too tight--if anything, they're a bit loose. They will deflect about half an inch when I pull on the cable between the pedestal sheave and the outer sheave--not enough to bind, and it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-18-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,130
Posted By chandlerman
FSMike, Yes, I'm thinking that I want to...

FSMike,
Yes, I'm thinking that I want to isolate the various components. Given that I'd have to disconnect the cabling in order to access the wheel shaft, I'll be well-positioned to do both of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-18-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,130
Posted By chandlerman
Yes, the wheel brake is loosened. I'm wondering...

Yes, the wheel brake is loosened. I'm wondering if the brakes themselves are not releasing, but the knob is definitely released.

I'd be happy if it were that easy a fix
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-18-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,130
Posted By chandlerman
Stiff Steering

When I launched my C&C 35 a few weeks ago, I didn't check the steering system and noticed once it was on the water that the wheel was relatively stiff and with pretty much no helm feel.

It's wheel...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-30-2009
Replies: 444
Views: 75,225
Posted By chandlerman
You're lucky. I grew up in a Car Freak family...

You're lucky. I grew up in a Car Freak family and was the black sheep who never cared about them except as essential transportation growing up in the 'burbs.

Now, I live in The City and own a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2009
Replies: 444
Views: 75,225
Posted By chandlerman
First, I'll confess that unless it's something...

First, I'll confess that unless it's something fairly critical, I'm more of the, "I can fix it, or I can sail...it'll still be broken next week." type of sailor, so my hat is off to you for doing it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 2,166
Posted By chandlerman
Burglary rather than piracy, but it's still theft on the water

2 questioned after boat chase on Lake Michigan :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Chicago Crime (http://www.suntimes.com/news/24-7/1719664,w-boat-chase-lake-michigan-081709.article)

Police were questioning...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 4,196
Posted By chandlerman
I don't have a copy handy, but I want to say that...

I don't have a copy handy, but I want to say that in the post-race survey of the 1979 Fastnet Race, they defined a knock-down as "mast past 90 degrees."

I've also done the microburst broach like...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 7,491
Posted By chandlerman
I'll see if I can get a picture up on the bow...

I'll see if I can get a picture up on the bow where I didn't spray next time I make it out. The big juicy ones we're talking about are not quite as big around as a US quarter and it's mostly body,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-18-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 7,491
Posted By chandlerman
That's putting it mildly. It takes a power...

That's putting it mildly. It takes a power washer to really get their crap off the gelcoat, and that doesn't happen mid-season out on a can.

As to dropping them onto the dock...it's more of a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-18-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 7,491
Posted By chandlerman
As a follow-up on whether or not the Spider...

As a follow-up on whether or not the Spider Repellent worked, I'm giving it a qualified "yes."

I finally made it back out on Sunday (pathetic since I live half a block away), ten days after the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-12-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,657
Posted By chandlerman
If they are, Google couldn't find it. It seems...

If they are, Google couldn't find it. It seems that 99% of disposable CO2 cartridges are 12 grams, and any other size, regardless of purpose (25 gr for refilling bike tires, etc.) are all more than...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-11-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,657
Posted By chandlerman
At the Great Lakes Single-handed Society's spring...

At the Great Lakes Single-handed Society's spring kick-off meeting this year, a manufacturer's rep went to demo a new self-inflating jacket and it failed to inflate--it had never been enabled when...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-06-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 7,491
Posted By chandlerman
I covered things pretty well with SpiderAway...

I covered things pretty well with SpiderAway tonight along with a non-trivial amount of spider smashing. I'll update with results tomorrow or Friday.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2009
Replies: 444
Views: 75,225
Posted By chandlerman
Hmm...a previous name of my boat was "Four Star"...

Hmm...a previous name of my boat was "Four Star" and I can still faintly read the name on the transom when it's not covered in spider webs.

:eek:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-05-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 7,491
Posted By chandlerman
I'm starting eco-friendly. I picked up some...

I'm starting eco-friendly. I picked up some spider repellent (StarBrite Spider Away) at WM at lunch that seems to be basically peppermint oil. I'll try it tonight and will see if that, combined...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-05-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 7,491
Posted By chandlerman
Yep, I shake all the covers into the water every...

Yep, I shake all the covers into the water every time I go out, sweep off the webs, smash every spider I see, and yet this year they keep getting worse. I used to have a different boat closer to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-05-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 7,491
Posted By chandlerman
Dealing with Spiders?

Maybe this problem is unique to the Great Lakes, but Spider Season has hit, a little late this year but making it up in volume.

Every year at some point during the summer, the number of spiders...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-03-2009
Replies: 444
Views: 75,225
Posted By chandlerman
I'm with Cam. This is about ensuring that people...

I'm with Cam. This is about ensuring that people own their responsibilities, which includes (especially) when things go wrong. To many boat owners are effectively under-capitalized and don't even...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-29-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 7,234
Posted By chandlerman
1) Autopilot -- a must-have, as I am almost...

1) Autopilot -- a must-have, as I am almost always truly or de facto single-handing. I've got the ST-4000 wheelpilot and have come to perhaps over-rely on it in any conditions where it can hold the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-29-2009
Replies: 420
Views: 49,104
Posted By chandlerman
Right now, I'm returning via bus (free wi-fi on...

Right now, I'm returning via bus (free wi-fi on the bus :) ) from South Haven, MI to Chicago having left my boat in Michigan until the weather clears and we can return to bring it back across the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-26-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 2,133
Posted By chandlerman
Now that's a suggestion I can use. It also...

Now that's a suggestion I can use. It also teaches me to quit over-engineering things. :)

I may even bite the bullet and pay West Marine prices to get it going ASAP since I've got a reasonable...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-25-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 2,133
Posted By chandlerman
I've got two halyards, one for the jib and one...

I've got two halyards, one for the jib and one for the spinnaker, so I have to drop the jib off the furler (big PITA) to free up its halyard to use for the lift.

I I have a spare sheave and mast...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-25-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 2,133
Posted By chandlerman
Thanks to everyone for their inputs. Given that...

Thanks to everyone for their inputs. Given that I have neither a top-notch foredeck crew (sorry, guys, but I know you know it too ;) ), a death wish, nor a desire to increase my insurance needs,...
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