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Search: Posts Made By: Faster
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 689
Posted By Faster
Re: Would it be feasible to put a sail on this boat

That shape would have some form stability but without ballast under sail it won't be enough. The bigger issue will likely be the tendency to 'skate downwind' with no keelplan to resist that, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By Faster
Re: Been Away a While...

Welcome back! Good to hear from you.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 3,321
Posted By Faster
Re: Needed: Customs & Immigration 101

"How lucky do you feel?"...;)

Many of the countries in typical cruising areas have little/no patience with anyone who flaunts the rules - often especially the paperwork. Worst case could well be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,022
Posted By Faster
Re: Tayana 37 vs Corbin 39

Was the Corbin factory or owner finished? Many of them were sold as hull & deck kits. Even if a master joiner bought a kit some of the non-woodwork aspects of the rest of the boat should be carefully...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 5,889
Posted By Faster
Re: Whats your best bit of kit??

Mark.. in many cases when the test points are close together with practice it's works well to hold both probes 'chopstick fashion' in one hand, leaving the other hand free to hold the meter or the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By Faster
Re: The four sails

What you've labeled the 'main' actually looks quite 'new'. It seems to have batten pockets but looks almost more like a jib with it's limited roach.

You likely don't have a 'staysail', probably 2...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By Faster
Re: 1971 Cal 27(Jense mar) RIGGING

The track up the front of the mast, with the ring fitting on it is for your spinnaker pole.. it's meant to move up and down to 'level' the pole depending on the conditions and how 'high' the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By Faster
Re: 1971 Cal 27(Jense mar) RIGGING

It looks like you got an older headfoil setup.. but not roller furling.

The two hooks are 'tack hooks', the tack cringle on the headsail is meant to go onto those hooks. There are two of them so...
Forum: Morgan 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 472
Posted By Faster
Re: 79 Morgan-starrett sloop

From another thread on these boats:

This is from a thread way back in 2008. Jeff may ring in again.

Here's another older discussion:
Forum: Chartering 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By Faster
Re: Martinique: Sail North or South?

I'd go North.. Les Saintes, Marie Galante, Pigeon Beach (snorkeling), Des Haise - a bit more variety close at hand, I think... and as mentioned Dominica is special too. (rent a car if you dare ;))
Forum: Apps & Authors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By Faster
Re: Lady author, lady heroine - Night Watch by Linda Hall

Quite enjoyed 'Night Watch'. Nice to read a book with a strong boating/sailing aspect that wasn't full of unlikely/impossible events and bad terminology.

And a properly 'slimey' bad guy too!! Well...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 923
Posted By Faster
Re: Removing/Cleaning/Replacing DataMarine Transducer


By 'display' I was referring to the actual LCD module itself, not the entire display head. The module is around $60US, I've ordered a couple of them over the years from Signet in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 2,167
Posted By Faster
Re: Major Hull damage - Cheoy Lee Ludders

Ahem.... er.... post #6 ;)

Forum: Cal 12-13-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By Faster
Re: Turnbuckles Cal 30

There is a wide variety of turnbuckle styles and configuration.

"Matching" what you have now should be safe enough, but sometimes doing so is difficult if the original manufacturer is out of...
Forum: Racing 12-05-2014
Replies: 147
Views: 8,772
Posted By Faster
Re: Team Vestas Wind grounded in the VOR

Steve... welcome to the world of internet experts... :rolleyes:

These forums are mostly similar in that regard.. I think of it as a virtual neighourhood pub where a group of like-interested people...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-30-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By Faster
Re: Third / starting battery?

We have a bank of 4 T-105s, plus a 'starting battery', all charging sources go to the main bank, with a Blue Seas ACR between that and the starting battery. It's been working very well. The ACR is a...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 11-28-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 844
Posted By Faster
Re: Question for Boat Builders

Done.... you're going to have to frame your questions more specifically if you expect helpful responses.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-28-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By Faster
Re: Drilling out bungs

Sailordave's self tapping screw trick can work well but only if the bung has not been glued in with anything more than some varnish, and providing it's deep enough for the screw to get a grip.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-23-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By Faster
Re: Seaquest 32 - Electrification and aircon?

With non AC/electric stoves/microwaves there should be little need for a generator even for a liveaboard.. Solar, good alternator & battery bank, and even a Fuel cell may well make more sense. Air...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-23-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,166
Posted By Faster
Re: Van De Stadt 40 - steel hull - preliminary inspection

Link to listing?

VdStat is a recognized and prolific designer in that genre, but you need to find out more about the builder - I imagine a number of these may have been 'home'built or from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-23-2014
Replies: 143
Views: 7,358
Posted By Faster
Re: Why are wheels so big?

To further illustrate these latest comments...

Our current boat (36" wheel) is 1.5 turns lock to lock, and the rudder turns through about 80 degrees.. The larger wheel on our previous boat (60")...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-21-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 3,374
Posted By Faster
Re: Full keel or larger boat???

I think that that's a pretty brawny, big boat with a great interior and you'll be rather astounded at the improvement in 'solidness' you'll feel over the old C 27. Similarly a Catalina 36 would keep...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-18-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 3,558
Posted By Faster
Re: Datamarine S-200DL Deph Sounder replacement

Starboard can be machined/rabbeted to fit into the old hole, leaving a low profile 'cover' into which you can install the new RM units. I did this when replacing an older round Signet DS with a RM...
Forum: Other Brands 11-15-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,918
Posted By Faster
Re: What make is this boat? Any ideas please

None that I can see... suggest you upload your pics to, them copy and paste the IMG code link option directly into the body of your post. Works better for everyone. Free to join, no...
Forum: Racing 11-14-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,279
Posted By Faster
Re: Help needed to develop fun sailing events for a small club

Adding a social/BBQ 'apres race' component often brings in more people. One of the clubs we used to race at (relatively serious Weds nights) was followed by a BBQ dinner, the club sold steak/chicken...
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