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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-22-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,012
Posted By Hawkeye25
We used a great deal of Jatoba for inside...

We used a great deal of Jatoba for inside mouldings (were also told it was called Brazillian Rosewood - who knows) but the wood varied somewhat in machinability and durability. We were making...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-07-2008
Replies: 220
Views: 32,629
Posted By Hawkeye25
In recent years, a flood of money into the top 1%...

In recent years, a flood of money into the top 1% of the nations population has resulted in an expolsion of activity within that strata that is punctuated by a single fundamental.

"We can do...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-05-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By Hawkeye25
Prepare early

A long time and very close friend of mine was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer about a year or so ago.

He and I had spent plenty of hours, like 'hundreds', fixing up the boat, a pristine Westsail...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-04-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,265
Posted By Hawkeye25
If you can get a line around the cables and...

If you can get a line around the cables and secure each end to your bow cleats, you then drop the anchor and use an oar or boat hook to knock it free.

With multiple cables, use a boathook to...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   09-02-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 3,086
Posted By Hawkeye25
Well, there are a lot of ways to 'pop' a...

Well, there are a lot of ways to 'pop' a polyester patch out of a hull. The one most people who do the work select is to allow the patch to pop itself out while sailing. In this way, they never have...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   09-02-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 3,086
Posted By Hawkeye25
The repair must begin by getting your head around...

The repair must begin by getting your head around it in concept so you are prepared to complete it properly once you begin. Visualize the structure of the hull and keel as well as the major...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   09-01-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,966
Posted By Hawkeye25
Iron keels are generally installed at the factory...

Iron keels are generally installed at the factory with iron rods cast into structure itself at the foundry. This iron threaded rod is extremely difficult to find any more, and might only be available...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   09-01-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 3,086
Posted By Hawkeye25
As far as I'm concerned, the seperation of the...

As far as I'm concerned, the seperation of the pans and hull must be fixed, in any situation, and you must do whatever it takes to get it right.

I had the same situation with a 30' Irwin Sloop...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-01-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 4,814
Posted By Hawkeye25
Isn't 'clueless' a word from the 'Vally Girl'...

Isn't 'clueless' a word from the 'Vally Girl' movies? Just a thought.

The world will be the same whether I approve of it or not. Concerning myself with the foibles of others leads only to a long...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-31-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,440
Posted By Hawkeye25
My boat is slow. On purpose. It's big and fat and...

My boat is slow. On purpose. It's big and fat and heavy and pisses off other boats in the elevator.

However, on certain days, with a certain set of conditions - a stiff chop accompanied by fluky...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-31-2008
Replies: 55
Views: 5,292
Posted By Hawkeye25
A friend of mine had a similar problem, so I...

A friend of mine had a similar problem, so I checked everything, including the filters (more for air leaks than dirt, as he had already changed the elements) and bled the system.

Fired right up...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   08-20-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,433
Posted By Hawkeye25
Okay, here you go. This is the best fix I can...

Okay, here you go. This is the best fix I can think of for this situation. At best, it is a compromise, but it is a promising escape from a bad situation.

First, get yourself a 3 lb sledge , a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-14-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,452
Posted By Hawkeye25
I got a feeling that you got a dirty battery...

I got a feeling that you got a dirty battery cable connection, probably the main ground cable at the engine end. If I were you, I'd TAKE APART and clean and refasten every cable, then top up the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-14-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 698
Posted By Hawkeye25
There are sound arguments in favor of both, but...

There are sound arguments in favor of both, but personally, I would go with the larger, conventional prop. It works better when docking, though you give up a smidge when sailing, but only when the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-11-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 4,651
Posted By Hawkeye25
Muriatic Acid can be found at any hardware store...

Muriatic Acid can be found at any hardware store or garden shop. Its most common use is the cleaning of concrete and stonework. It is extremely caustic and will do the job you need, but I must...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-10-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,172
Posted By Hawkeye25
Many years ago, in the days when Loran C was all...

Many years ago, in the days when Loran C was all the rage and depth sounders needed attention through a Gain knob, a friend and I were leaving the Merrimac River mouth in Massachusettes between Plum...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-08-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 17,904
Posted By Hawkeye25
About six years ago I ordered and recieved the...

About six years ago I ordered and recieved the Sailrite LSZ-1 plus the upgrade kit that includes the wooden case, the monster wheel kit, the light, the electronic variable speed, and a few other...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-04-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 2,146
Posted By Hawkeye25
Perhaps I have a different vision of some things...

Perhaps I have a different vision of some things than other people, either because I have been out here too long, or because there are too many 'real' issues to be concerned about to waste time...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-17-2008
Replies: 3,281
Views: 227,924
Posted By Hawkeye25
Thanks, Sailingdog, and yes, Rickquann, you are...

Thanks, Sailingdog, and yes, Rickquann, you are right. It is the Needles and their Marker on the western tip of the Isle of Wight.

You're next!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-17-2008
Replies: 3,281
Views: 227,924
Posted By Hawkeye25
Phooey. Didn't work and I don't know what else to...

Phooey. Didn't work and I don't know what else to do, sorry.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-17-2008
Replies: 3,281
Views: 227,924
Posted By Hawkeye25
I will try my best to get a photo up ...

I will try my best to get a photo up

http://s351.photobucket.com/albums/q475/Hawkeye25_photo/?action=view&current=Redboat.jpg

I'll try this.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-17-2008
Replies: 3,281
Views: 227,924
Posted By Hawkeye25
Hell Gate, NY

Hell Gate, NY
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-22-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 2,107
Posted By Hawkeye25
A self-furling jib is a jib that's only furling...

A self-furling jib is a jib that's only furling itself. It thinks it's going somewhere, it has big dreams and struts around bragging, but it's only furling itself, and no one else.

Or not. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-22-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By Hawkeye25
Yes, you can absolutely do the Bahamas in a...

Yes, you can absolutely do the Bahamas in a catalina 22, but you MUST have the right window for crossing the stream in both directions, and I would recommend at least a 24 hour window, though you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-22-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 4,814
Posted By Hawkeye25
A boat is born good, because it is a boat, and it...

A boat is born good, because it is a boat, and it wants to float. Floating on a boat is good.

Then someone comes along and names the boat. For a boat to float, it needs no name. It's all the...
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