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Search: Posts Made By: aelkin
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-14-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,652
Posted By aelkin
Re: Problem Turning Windward

I think DavidPM answered the questions you had for me...but I'll repeat.

1 - why does fighting with the tiller slow you down? Anytime the rudder is more than 2-3 degrees away from straight fore...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-11-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,652
Posted By aelkin
Re: Problem Turning Windward

CCriders just addressed the issue I thought no one was going to - the OP's original statement was something like 'won't sheeting the jib in tight help turn the boat into the wind?'

No - it will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-04-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 3,231
Posted By aelkin
Re: What do cruisers do?

To get back to the point of the thread, NOB, the thing that keeps popping into my head when I read your comments is the 2 words that keep repeating - 'do' and 'thing'.
I think you're growing towards...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-03-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By aelkin
Re: First Cruise

Great looking boat, Dave - easy to see why she was complimented!
Forum: Racing 06-03-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,022
Posted By aelkin
Re: Why do you race

ABH3;
Why race? Lots of reasons:
1. I'm competitive, in almost every avenue of my life. I'm too old to play volleyball, football, and some of the other pastimes I used to compete in at the level...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-01-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 884
Posted By aelkin
Re: How to SPINNAKER rig!! HELP!

Grampian;
Don't worry too much about it...I was in the same boat as you 3 years ago. Literally. (Tanzer 22, never flown spinnaker)

So - first thing, congrats on a great boat. T22's are an...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-22-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By aelkin
Re: around the world in 898

Holy Crap!!

That's the sistership of my boat!!
C&C 35-1 - great boat...

now I have proof that I can take it around the world, swept back spade rudder and all!!

take that, naysayers!!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By aelkin
Re: What's cradle worth

Not sure I agree so far.
Where I'm at, you pay for the boat storage by square footage, PLUS stand rental.
Stand rental for a 30 footer is $84 for a winter.
Cradle is likely worth about $300,...
Forum: C & C 05-08-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,120
Posted By aelkin
Re: C&C 32 vs C&C 35 mk3

OMG...There is NO excuse for not paying the extra $5K for the 35-3...(assuming all other things equal and you actually LIKE the boat)

CC35-3's are terrific boats, and will last you forever if you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 10,199
Posted By aelkin
Re: The great things about owning a sailboat that no one tells you about

There is an endless list of things to do!
I love the Marina atmosphere - so any excuse to hang out at the boat - painting, bedding hardware, sanding, varnishing, maintenance, canvas projects.

All...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-06-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By aelkin
Re: Awlgrip precautions?

Google is your friend.
I just typed 'Awlgrip product data sheets' into Google, and got an answer in 15 seconds to all your questions.

Good luck.

Andy
Forum: Racing 05-05-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,189
Posted By aelkin
Re: Can my boat handle racing?

Lisa;
It sounds like you've made a good decision that you're comfortable with. Good for you. Stick with it.
Crewing for someone else is a safe, smart choice.
If you're like me, you'll only be...
Forum: Racing 05-04-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,189
Posted By aelkin
Re: Can my boat handle racing?

Without question, yes.
most boats can 'handle' racing. Yes, you might break some gear. Yes, you will likely finish last, or close to it. Yes, you will learn more about your boat in the 6 Saturday...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-02-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By aelkin
Re: Considering a foam luff on a 150 LP cruising sail

Hey Joe!
I have a couple of thoughts...I, like you, typically sail in a light air area. Not only do I have a 155% RF Genoa, I have 3 167% sails as well. One for super-light air (cloth is almost...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-27-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,543
Posted By aelkin
Re: Hank on conversion to roller? Yes or no

Hi Alex;
Based on the very little I know about you, I suspect you are a much more experienced sailor than I am, and if you've taken care of good halyard angles and a pre-feeder, I don't know any...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-26-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,543
Posted By aelkin
Re: Hank on conversion to roller? Yes or no

Forgot to mention - you should budget about $500 per sail for the re-cut, luff tape, and UV for a 30-footer.

Andy
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-26-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,543
Posted By aelkin
Re: Hank on conversion to roller? Yes or no

Alex - as usual, I agree with you on almost all points.

To the OP - I have done the conversion on my old S2 8.0 - 26 footer. We put a Harken roller furling on, and had our moderately used 150%...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-23-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 2,175
Posted By aelkin
Re: Do I need Foulies?

There's some good advice here.
The best analogy I ever heard was on a 10-hour race across Lake Erie in June, in the rain.
I was wearing a wind suit from my athletics days, a polar fleece, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-23-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By aelkin
Re: Guess the bottom paint! —AND— How do I clean that?

Minnesail;
Plus one more opinion that the grey is barrier coat.
Looks just like the interlux 2000E I put on my boat last year.

My suggestion: (you'll need to research if your boatyard will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-22-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 6,116
Posted By aelkin
Re: What do you pay for Slip Fees??

Port Dover, Ontario on the North Shore of Lake Erie:
C&C 35-1
30' finger dock, unlimited electricity and water. Lit docks at night, secure marina.
About $2200 for the season, which runs April 15...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-16-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,804
Posted By aelkin
Re: Drilling out stainless steel screws :(

if you have a soldering iron, you could apply heat to the screws? resin should let go at that point.

Andy
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-13-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By aelkin
Re: Looking forward to season 2

Hi Bill!
welcome aboard!
I would caution you - there's no such thing as a free boat!!;)

Having said that, it sounds like it's already floated you around a bit, so it can't be too bad.
Get your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-11-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By aelkin
Re: The Purchase of a New Genoa

Hi Jeremy;
I've been in your situation - not sure how long you're going to have the boat, and not sure exactly what you're going to do with it...(race, cruise, day-sail, or some combination)

A...
Forum: Racing 04-10-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,462
Posted By aelkin
Re: First time crewing/racing this weekend

Hey James;
I re-read your post, and I owe you an apology!
I jumped to a bunch of assumptions about what you were talking about, but when I took a minute to think about it, you're right - sorry!!
...
Forum: Racing 04-10-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,462
Posted By aelkin
Re: First time crewing/racing this weekend

LOL...this is exactly why I said NOT to worry about this stuff.
I skipper a 35 footer, have been racing for 7 years, on 5 different boats, and I still struggle to figure out the favoured end,...
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