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Forum: Introduce Yourself   3 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By CLucas
Re: Checking in...

Welcome, Ray. Lots of good advice here... and plenty of experts ;)

Cheers,
Chris
Forum: Introduce Yourself   4 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 578
Posted By CLucas
Re: Need help/advice sailing from NYC to Marthas Vineyard

Well... keep in mind the original poster is new on this forum and is someone we know nothing about in terms of experience, etc. Nobody has said anything that isn't readily apparent on a chart. The...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   4 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 578
Posted By CLucas
Re: Need help/advice sailing from NYC to Marthas Vineyard

From Sheepshead Bay, you're not going to lose any time by taking the inside route. On the plus side, you'll have dozens of options on both sides of LIS for protected harbors, mooring fields and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 786
Posted By CLucas
Re: First sailboat, the search continues...

Too bad you lost out on the San Juan 7.7. How handy are you? How much work are you looking to put into it? You'll get the most bang for your buck by considering boats that are in need of at least...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 857
Posted By CLucas
Re: Jib sheets too short, splice on extra line?

Sounds as though you are new to splicing -- I suggest practicing first on a piece of scrap line. Is the sheet in its current form long enough for the working jib? If yes, I'd suggest putting the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,042
Posted By CLucas
Re: Silly : Exercises balls as insubmersible sailboat device ?

In the spirit of "All is Lost", while you are blowing up your exercise balls, I will be figuring out how to set my liferaft on fire. :)
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,042
Posted By CLucas
Re: Silly : Exercises balls as insubmersible sailboat device ?

All that buoyancy (345kg per ball) pressing upwards underneath the deck may cause its own issues. Just sayin...
x25 balls = 8625kg or just over 19,000lbs. The math isn't perfect here but I'm...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 6,765
Posted By CLucas
Re: Tragedy near the Bay Bridge

You're a real hero. Lucky for the five you were able to rescue that you were in the area and knew what to do -- not everyone could do that.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-24-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By CLucas
Re: needs used sail

Check Bacon Sails & Marine Supplies (http://baconsails.com) or http://atlanticsailtraders.com
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-17-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By CLucas
Re: whisker Pole Locks

I replaced mine using the Forespar repair kit. I used a propane torch to soften and work them out. It's an easy repair and yes, the propane torch absolutely works. You're looking to heat it up...
Forum: Racing   06-15-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,008
Posted By CLucas
Re: Lazy sheet in your lap as rail meat?

To this point, if the lazy sheet is under the rail meat's bare legs, taking in that slack is going to be difficult, a distraction to your trimmer and likely to result in rope burns or potentially...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   06-03-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 939
Posted By CLucas
Re: best boat to drag down to the beach

How many kids? How old? Budget? Do you expect to be able to sail it, too? Does it need to be trailerable/car-top-able? Would you consider a boat they they would outgrow in a couple of years, or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-28-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,232
Posted By CLucas
Re: How much wind to knock down a Tartan 30

I singlehand my P30 most of the time. The key is planning, always thinking ahead and rigging your boat in a way that minimizes unnecessary trips to the mast, etc. Properly 'choreographed' moves and...
Forum: Diesel   05-27-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By CLucas
Re: Funny throttle mechanism ... help!

When you reconnected the cable, were the levers and throttle in the same position as when you disconnected it?
Forum: Diesel   05-27-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By CLucas
Re: Funny throttle mechanism ... help!

A photo would help here. Is the second lever the transmission?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-26-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,232
Posted By CLucas
Re: How much wind to knock down a Tartan 30

That's easy. Tell her the keel is much less likely to fall off than the windward shrouds letting go and losing the mast. ...or the rudder falling out. ...or a seacock failing (while you're asleep)....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-26-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,232
Posted By CLucas
Re: How much wind to knock down a Tartan 30

Be patient and respect her fears -- she won't want to sail if she feels she's having a near-death experience on every outing and hanging on for dear life. Over time, she'll learn that the boat is a...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-08-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,642
Posted By CLucas
Re: New sailor going from Key West to Cancun: HELP!

For all the reasons already listed, I would suggest driving north to San Antonio, then Interstate 10 East to I75 South.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-06-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,193
Posted By CLucas
Re: How much of your punch list gets done before launch?

I'm a list guy and keep a running list of items to address in the fall after hauling or even next winter. As my launch date gets closer, the lists becomes more of a schedule with certain tasks...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   04-06-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 7,855
Posted By CLucas
Re: Sailor missing 66 days found! Breaking News.

Perhaps the front fell off. (https://youtu.be/3m5qxZm_JqM) ;)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-06-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 708
Posted By CLucas
Re: Lil' ghosties ?

It may drown out the noise, though. Just sayin'...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-31-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By CLucas
Re: Jib/Genny sheet question

I replaced my genoa sheets this winter after finding a great deal on NERopes VPC -- low-stretch and won't absorb water. Taught myself core-to-core splicing and spliced a small eye into each sheet --...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   03-31-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By CLucas
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-30-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,272
Posted By CLucas
Re: Mainsheet and jib lines needed

This page contains all the specs for running rigging from the manufacturer: http://www.precisionboatworks.com/parts/parts.php?boat=P-165.

Jibsheet is spec'd at 1/4" x 26' and mainsheet is 5/16" x...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-29-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,525
Posted By CLucas
Re: What is the best sailing movie ever?

Not sure whether it's my favorite, but "Wildeyes - The Abby Sunderland Story" is excellent. Captain Ron is hard to beat ;)
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