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Search: Posts Made By: Thunderbolt
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-08-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,942
Posted By Thunderbolt
I have my new tack hook installed and the...

I have my new tack hook installed and the quick-release shroud adjusters just arrived. Should be in business by the week end. New trailer arrived about the same time so I'm fussing with that. Still...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-28-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,942
Posted By Thunderbolt
One last thing. I'd like to put one of those...

One last thing. I'd like to put one of those "hooks" (looks like a a short bent stainless rod) on the bow for the foresail that uses a rubber "keeper". With that, I can just slip the jib tack(?)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-27-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,942
Posted By Thunderbolt
These are perfect! They'll make setup and...

These are perfect! They'll make setup and tear-down a breeze. Thanks.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-26-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,942
Posted By Thunderbolt
A little duct tape and some sheet rock screws got...

A little duct tape and some sheet rock screws got me sailing last night for an hour. When I had her back on the trailer I noticed the forestay turnbuckle was missing. Gad. Those things are a pain. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-25-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,942
Posted By Thunderbolt
I remember the "Captain Cook Fir" I saw in...

I remember the "Captain Cook Fir" I saw in Hawaii. Very tall and straight. Well over 100ft. Legend has it they were planted all over the Pacific as a source of mast and spar material. I had to google...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-25-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,942
Posted By Thunderbolt
I wouldn't have guessed a soft wood like spruce....

I wouldn't have guessed a soft wood like spruce. But it makes sense. Nice and light. Just goes to show ya. Does it need treatment of some kind? Is there a preference of which way to orient the grain...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-24-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,942
Posted By Thunderbolt
Need to replace my boom. What's good wood?

This is a 17' "Whitehall-like" boat. The mast and boom are wood. The boom is 8' long and completly rotten. It has a T rail hanging on a few rusty screws. I'd like to build a replacement. What's good?...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-11-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,174
Posted By Thunderbolt
Thanks for the references and kind words. I'll...

Thanks for the references and kind words. I'll check them. It's very docile sailing.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,174
Posted By Thunderbolt
After comparing the Cape Dory and Whitehall Dory...

After comparing the Cape Dory and Whitehall Dory photos on their respective WEB pages, I think the Whitehall comes closest. I'll pursue that.
Thanks Jeff and Hawkeye.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-10-2006
Replies: 3,269
Views: 466,053
Posted By Thunderbolt
NW Oregon, TIllamook Bay, Columbia River.

NW Oregon, TIllamook Bay, Columbia River.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,174
Posted By Thunderbolt
Please help identify this boat

I bought this boat and had the hull repaired. I even sailed it a few times so far this summer. No one seems to know what kind of boat it is.

It has a swing down centerboard and is 17ft long. So...
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