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Search: Posts Made By: freddyray
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-08-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 3,275
Posted By freddyray
the idea behind that is that the engines...

the idea behind that is that the engines typically don't run enough to clean them out good. Just give is a good long run once in awhile and shut if off when sailing.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-08-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,869
Posted By freddyray
It came factory with the roller furler. The boat...

It came factory with the roller furler. The boat is over at the lake so I will need to get the name brand. I have tried it with both jibs and it does it with both jibs. I have lubed it and as I said...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,869
Posted By freddyray
roller furler issues

bought a 17 ft Siren end of last year and it came with a roller furler. When unfurling the sail it gets hung up about half way out and binds up. We have to go forward to straighten it out. It furls...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-08-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By freddyray
I have a sister in Toledo so I can make it a two...

I have a sister in Toledo so I can make it a two fold trip. I know about Put in Bay, but just wondered if there was one particular marina around Toledo someone recommended.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-26-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By freddyray
toledo OH sailing spots

I am looking for a spot to go spend a few days sailing next year around Toledo. I want to stay on the boat overnight in a slip and also have walking access to showers and toilets. Any ideas on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-28-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By freddyray
I will just leave it as is then. Still rather new...

I will just leave it as is then. Still rather new to sailing so still learning. Thanks.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-27-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By freddyray
slack in forestay

I just picked up a new to me 17 ft Siren. I have noticed when sailing on a run the forestay has a lot of slack. The mast only has one side stay on each side and the forestay. It would seem to me by...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-26-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 4,747
Posted By freddyray
sold a day sailor about two weeks or so ago. The...

sold a day sailor about two weeks or so ago. The couple who bought it were very new to sailing and my wife and I took them for a test sail. We were in 18-20 mph winds sailing along with already a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-01-2009
Replies: 266
Views: 72,280
Posted By freddyray
st louis mo area I can look at them for you.

st louis mo area I can look at them for you.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-20-2009
Replies: 58
Views: 5,783
Posted By freddyray
I put trailerable boats you can launch from a...

I put trailerable boats you can launch from a normal ramp there are many around here for sale in the 2000 dollar range in the 22-25ft category. Once you get bigger you start getting boats that are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-20-2009
Replies: 58
Views: 5,783
Posted By freddyray
why do we want to watch a video of someone riding...

why do we want to watch a video of someone riding a motorcycle?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-20-2009
Replies: 58
Views: 5,783
Posted By freddyray
their is nothing wrong with the Macgregor's that...

their is nothing wrong with the Macgregor's that I know of. Many people around here sail them, but not that model. It tries to be all things to all people and it turns out to be nothing to any. Get a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-19-2009
Replies: 58
Views: 5,783
Posted By freddyray
I have also heard the 26M does not sail or motor...

I have also heard the 26M does not sail or motor well. If you want a motor boat get one or a sail boat get one, but both would not imo work well.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-17-2009
Replies: 48
Views: 4,195
Posted By freddyray
quite new to sailing, but as I understood the...

quite new to sailing, but as I understood the original post I took him as the stand on vessel also and the racer as the give way. Overtaking is overtaking. If a vessel is coming up from behind and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-02-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 2,223
Posted By freddyray
portables are used all the time on shore and when...

portables are used all the time on shore and when used judically no problem although technically it is illegal.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-20-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 5,736
Posted By freddyray
I have one. My wife and I are beginning sailors...

I have one. My wife and I are beginning sailors just last year and can rig it and have it in the water in about a half an hour.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2126/2813201833_ed36d92a2e.jpg

we...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-19-2009
Replies: 59
Views: 4,131
Posted By freddyray
seems to me Rule 3 general definitions apply here...

seems to me Rule 3 general definitions apply here as a boat can be underway and still be restricted in her ability. The position of the sails and the lack of movement from the boat should have...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-19-2009
Replies: 59
Views: 4,131
Posted By freddyray
again not to belabor the point and forgive me as...

again not to belabor the point and forgive me as I am just learning, but last week in our lessen we learned to hove to. My instuctor described it as usefull for putting your vessel at a standstill to...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-18-2009
Replies: 59
Views: 4,131
Posted By freddyray
pretty new sailor here, but hove to is not under...

pretty new sailor here, but hove to is not under movement. You are the stand on vessel under the rules as I under stand them.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-15-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By freddyray
might just leave it then. Just learning and...

might just leave it then. Just learning and trying to get a bit more sail adjustment besides just the main sheet so thought a traveller might work well. I suppose if my traveller was above the tiller...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-15-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 4,556
Posted By freddyray
If you keep that one arming up you will go blind....

If you keep that one arming up you will go blind. And for a guy who says he doesn't talk about his member you seem to be quite open about it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-15-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By freddyray
moving the main sheet

and possibly adding a traveller. The main sheet on my boat is attached to the floor. I would like to move it back to the back deck and also possibly put in a traveller, but with my set up I cannot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-15-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 3,376
Posted By freddyray
I agree about not using the last 4 of the soc. it...

I agree about not using the last 4 of the soc. it really does not matter what number it is as long as it is recognizable in some way to you. It can be any random number as long as you can document ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-15-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 13,970
Posted By freddyray
another pic of the back of my boat shows good...

another pic of the back of my boat shows good storage back there and some of the seating.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3043/2814053270_fd482d31db.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-15-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 2,223
Posted By freddyray
common practice here in the midwest US is to use...

common practice here in the midwest US is to use the handheld on the dingy. I would not personally use one on shore as technically that is illegal, but like others have said it is tolerated if not...
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