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Search: Posts Made By: sassafrass
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-28-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,120
Posted By sassafrass
I have done several. yes, you can pick them up...

I have done several. yes, you can pick them up from the bottom and that makes them maintainable from the surface, but you really need trip lines for that. the trip lines will make a close circle...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-18-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,975
Posted By sassafrass
to all the items listed i would add new...

to all the items listed

i would add new sails or sails in very good condition.

narrow entry is very important.

tom
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-03-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,975
Posted By sassafrass
those same corners/weld slag can chafe through...

those same corners/weld slag can chafe through your wire pretty easily too.

something to think about or try to mitigate

tom
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 2,546
Posted By sassafrass
the saltspring island club is truely a great...

the saltspring island club is truely a great club. very down to earth. if you get a chance to stop by there on your way, do so. ganges is a great resupply place, beautiful to boot.

tom
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-17-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 2,546
Posted By sassafrass
try this on for local knowledge... ...

try this on for local knowledge...

www.saltspringsailing.ca/cruising_tales/around_van_isle.pdf

tom
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-01-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 2,869
Posted By sassafrass
you can make your own out of uhmwpe. use a...

you can make your own out of uhmwpe. use a circle cutter on a drill press and true it up on a disk sander. i used a router to make the groove, but you could use a lathe and skip the disk sander. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 2,465
Posted By sassafrass
the main advantage of runners these days is ...

the main advantage of runners these days is

in racing...ligher mast section, more sail roach, more things to adjust to think you are faster than the other guy.

in crusing...more mast...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2009
Replies: 115
Views: 11,010
Posted By sassafrass
no engine.... well i sail both ways, but...

no engine....

well i sail both ways, but cruise with an engine, mostly because my boat already has one, and i feel it displaces too much to single hand safely on a regular basis, and for many...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-10-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,193
Posted By sassafrass
mainsail, well, this is the point. i am...

mainsail,

well, this is the point. i am into a rebuild of sorts and changing the method of attachment of the bulkheads (from a few bolts to tabbed). so the deck can be lifted as high as i want...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-10-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,193
Posted By sassafrass
i am aware of the butyl tape/caulk option. i...

i am aware of the butyl tape/caulk option. i believe this is what was in the joint to begin with...some sort of non-hardening compound, as well as some "spot" repairs in a few streatches of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-10-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,193
Posted By sassafrass
plexus structural adhesive

i am currently redoing my hull deck joint (orignally 2" inward flange, through bolted 1/4" bolts on 3 inch centers with non-setting compound sealant) on my 37' boat.

i was wondering if anyone here...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-31-2009
Replies: 87
Views: 36,410
Posted By sassafrass
nice topic and great info... i race in one...

nice topic and great info...

i race in one design keel boats some of the time. rig tune is paramount to sucess. so i thought i would chime in a few fine points for those looking for them (like...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-31-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 4,569
Posted By sassafrass
my boat has the aquasignal light mentioned above...

my boat has the aquasignal light mentioned above for 10 years. there is no pitting or deterioration of the reflector as of yet (pacific NW).

seems an ok product.

tom
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-20-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 6,364
Posted By sassafrass
Jeff_H, well i think that is as best a...

Jeff_H,

well i think that is as best a recommendation of an IOR boat that might come from you. you have always proven to be open minded and re-examine your position. highly commendable!

i do...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-15-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 6,364
Posted By sassafrass
West coast ior boat owner here... i would...

West coast ior boat owner here...

i would say in the racing circuit in the PNW Peterson has a great reputation. i have a Heritage one ton, and JeffH and others have put a lot of information out...
Forum: Morgan 02-04-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 7,224
Posted By sassafrass
best that i can tell there are two others on...

best that i can tell there are two others on sailnet also (that makes 4). one hit a tree at over 6 knots and bent his rudder shaft. i don't know how many of these boats were made. my guess is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-03-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By sassafrass
i believe it is so: if you take the boom as a...

i believe it is so: if you take the boom as a line and the sheet as a line, they should be two angles, one slightly greater than 90, the other slightly smaller.

tom
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-01-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 5,988
Posted By sassafrass
great idea about relocating zinc. that should be...

great idea about relocating zinc. that should be in a book somewhere. next haul out.

thanks,
t
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-01-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,586
Posted By sassafrass
impossible. now if they are talking about the...

impossible. now if they are talking about the interior of the boat....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-01-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 5,728
Posted By sassafrass
twings are good, and they help control in...

twings are good, and they help control in building weather. take down behind mainsail for short handing. no trouble. there are lots of diagrams online concerning how to set things up.

tom
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-01-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By sassafrass
hey sam, i am hoping to cruise up to your waters...

hey sam, i am hoping to cruise up to your waters this spring/summer. used to guide on Denali many years ago. i would not agree that all lines lead aft is necessarily what you want, though it is the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-01-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 2,069
Posted By sassafrass
don't care for the evelyn. i think you could put...

don't care for the evelyn. i think you could put your foot through the deck if you weren't careful enough. the ride in big seas would be horrendous as well.

peterson has a great reputation...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-01-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 1,211
Posted By sassafrass
hi from Bellingham. moon, tell me about your...

hi from Bellingham. moon, tell me about your projects...

tom
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-01-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 3,338
Posted By sassafrass
i think rod is a matter of trust. almost all rod...

i think rod is a matter of trust. almost all rod is discontinuous. this makes it interdependant on itself. mast column failures are the result of failure of any one part. continuous rod would be...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-01-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By sassafrass
welcome from a neighbor accross the border... ...

welcome from a neighbor accross the border...

went sailing two days ago...it is actually warmer out on the water when we get those outflow winds. course the water is much warmer than the air...
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