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Search: Posts Made By: sailordave
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 267
Views: 13,240
Posted By sailordave
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

Was that the microburst in Aug/96? I was on the ferry heading to Block when it hit. Gusts to 80! Boats dragged all over the harbor. Not a pretty sight. And on the ferry I saw it coming and went...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-30-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,681
Posted By sailordave
Re: Any Solo Sailors?

Agreed. ONE of the reasons I converted my single line reefing to regular Jiffy reefing. (aside from the fact that single line reefing sux)
If I ever get a'feared of going forward then I might as...
Forum: Learning to Sail 03-25-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,737
Posted By sailordave
Re: Mainsail twist & traveller position

$700 +/- I just put a High Beam track w/ the car and ends on my boat. Not a very long traveler at 29" between the cockpit seats but a big improvement over the previous one.

One of the boats I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-23-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,015
Posted By sailordave
Re: Lights for boat without a battery?

NIGHT SAILING ROCKS! Some of my best summer sails have been overnight races; cooler, better wind, awesome skies.

Even better when you're sailing home solo after a long day of racing and can just...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-22-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,015
Posted By sailordave
Re: Lights for boat without a battery?

Not cheap, but they work GREAT. And get the rail mount too.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-22-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,083
Posted By sailordave
Re: Embarrassing

Yeah, I had a DOUBLE TAKE moment w/ CW arrived and I saw the cover.
SWMBO works in advertising and used to buy images for the company. There are many different ways to "buy" a picture. It is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-22-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,015
Posted By sailordave
Re: Lights for boat without a battery?

I've got these ( for backups...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-19-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 2,377
Posted By sailordave
Re: what to check for before boat delivery?

In addition to all those extra RACOR fuel filters.... make sure you have a strap wrench to take them off! (yes I forgot a strap wrench)

On the delivery of my boat that had been on the hard for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-16-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,623
Posted By sailordave
Re: Allied 42

Okay, so it's an old thread. But to my mind the XL is even prettier than a Hinckley B40!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-14-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By sailordave
Re: Hampton VA to Herrington Harbour South in June

Lotsa lights moving=stay clear!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-14-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,807
Posted By sailordave
Re: Rusting lifeline - what to do?

Do you really have to ask? Bare wire. ISAF just amended rules and Dyneema is no longer permitted for Cat 0, 1, 2 races. Use your own judgment.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-14-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 745
Posted By sailordave
Re: Water maker in the Chesapeake Bay

WHY would you even consider using Bay water?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-05-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,669
Posted By sailordave
Re: Splicing double braid

There are lots of good videos (and some not so good) on You Tube that show how to do this. You can also use the New England ropes Splicing Guide (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-25-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,528
Posted By sailordave
Re: Death of in-mast furling/new mast

One moment while I put on my crusty curmudgeon hat...

There. Okay, maybe I'm just grumpy but I really DON'T like in mast furling. And while I have limited experience w/ them I don't like the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,835
Posted By sailordave
Re: Best inflatable pfd with harness.

On my boat at least, I leave the tether clipped on to a folding padeye in the cockpit and unclip the tether from my PFD when I'm safely inside the cabin standing on the companionway. Leave the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-19-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,835
Posted By sailordave
Re: Best inflatable pfd with harness.

I've got a couple of WM inflatables w/ integral harness and an SOSpenders, but when I was at the boat show last fall I saw the Survitec. It fits REAL nice, even better than the Spinlock and was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-06-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,562
Posted By sailordave
Re: For sale: Ideal windlass, B&G gauges, misc

Um LORAN was decommissioned years ago. That's a paperweight now. what's the dimension of the Edson pedestal? Diam. and spread of the legs.
Forum: Other Brands 02-03-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 3,232
Posted By sailordave
Re: Allied Chance 30-30

I just saw the article/pic too. 'Bout spewwed all over the magazine when I saw your name!

Bravo Zulu!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By sailordave
Re: Seacock installation/backing plates

So you want to drill a larger hole where there already is a hole.
1. Get a 5/8" hole saw and drill into a piece of 3/4" plywood. You'll be left w/ a wood plug that is pretty close to 1/2" in dia....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-18-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 4,351
Posted By sailordave
Re: Sailing Alone Better?

I like sailing alone. So much so that I'll be doing a lot of it come June.

I also like sailing w/ my wife. She REALLY likes sailing, to the point that she has gone offshore and stood watches.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-16-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 6,993
Posted By sailordave
Re: Sailnet 2014 Lost at Sea

Court appearance this week. Not sure if this link...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-10-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,477
Posted By sailordave
Re: synthetic rigging

I've got one of these! LOVE IT! And a bunch of cheap plastic handled ceramic knives for the boat, my splicing bag and the kitchen.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,638
Posted By sailordave
Re: Sailing a winter sport?

Raced my Laser yesterday in the Hangover Regatta. We had 26 Lasers show up to race on the Potomac right by National Airport. And while I totally SUCKED it was fun. Hard getting out of bed this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-29-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 3,921
Posted By sailordave
Re: Cleating off Furling line?

See the hole on top of the drum? That is what you want to look for. Mine is an older style furler, but you can put a 1/2" pin (I think) through and then a cotter pin to secure it in place. It...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-29-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 3,921
Posted By sailordave
Re: Cleating off Furling line?

Check to see if your furling drum has holes in it so you can "Pin" the drum in place. My old style HARKEN does and when I leave the boat I almost always lock it in place. Don't have to worry as...
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