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Search: Posts Made By: Chas H
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By Chas H
Re: Interlake or Flying Scot

If I were me I'd add a Lightning to the top of the list.

LIGHTNING sailboat specifications and details on (
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 6 Days Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,750
Posted By Chas H
Re: Coastal sailing without depth finder?

I was surprised to find a variety of handheld depth sounders for less than one boat buck.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 6 Days Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 3,359
Posted By Chas H
Re: “What’s The WORST Storm You’ve Seen?”

Rule #1 which my dad taught me when sailing in a blow was: stay off a lee shore!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 2,631
Posted By Chas H
Re: 50' Motor Cruiser, powered by 2 6hp outboards.

Palmer Johnson makes a tri (of sorts) called a Supersport. I saw one in the water in Sturgeon Bay, WI. Quite impressive. Click the link.

Palmer Johnson (

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By Chas H
Re: decal for dacron sail

I've seen colored dacron sewn on the sail and screen printed images.
The numbers on my mains'l was screen printed.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By Chas H
Re: going big.

I'm guessing you are sailing Milwaukee. Lots of room to sail inside the breakwater. SW winds are forecast. The water in the lake might be as flat as in the harbor.

I am more concerned about fog on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,399
Posted By Chas H
Re: Jib will not unroll completely

A gun cleaning bore snake might be exactly what you are looking for.
Hoppe's 9 - The Gun Care People (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By Chas H
Re: Travelers please help

Look at the picture and drawing of the Venture 21 on the sailboat data web site. VENTURE 21 sailboat specifications and details on
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2014
Replies: 70
Views: 8,942
Posted By Chas H
Re: Sailboat without a mast

Check out the ECO-Trawler (green hull) on D-Dock at the Manitowoc Marina. It may meet your needs better than a sailboat.
Forum: Mirage 08-15-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 354
Posted By Chas H
24 Mirage speed to windward

What speeds are you able to achieve sailing to windward at various wind speeds? Please include headsail size.
No replies for 24 footers, increase inquiry to 30 feet.

I was out today 8/15 wind...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-07-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By Chas H
Re: Rigging help needed

I don't want to confuse the issue, but I'd like to share some basics of mast tuning to help you understand the entire process. C&C Yachts - C&C Photo Album & Resource Center...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-07-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By Chas H
Re: Wheel forward in cockpit

Depends on the boat and rig setup.
I saw an S&S designed 1968 Chris Craft Cherokee 32 converted to wheel. The pedestal was a foot or so behind the bridge deck. The main sheet was off the end of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-07-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,095
Posted By Chas H
Re: How to build a holding tank

Thanks all for the information presented in this thread. This is one of the rare teachings that I will copy into a word document and file for reference.

As I was reading and concentrating intently...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-06-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 929
Posted By Chas H
Re: self contained battery powered LED interior lights Fulcrum 30016-308 9 LED Tap Light, 3-Pack: Home Improvement@@AMEPARAM@@
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-05-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By Chas H
Re: Wires in mast banging

My boat has external halyards and three cables inside the mast. I inserted two pieces of foam pipe insulation into the top of the mast with the cables inside. The top piece of foam hangs about four...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,159
Posted By Chas H
Re: Recommendations for inflatable kayak as tender

Beware of kayaks that have a bladder inside fabric. They do not dry easily and mold can develop between the layers. I have an Innova Swing Double which I purchased before I bought my current...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-01-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,038
Posted By Chas H
Re: First Boat???

Welcome to the wonderful world of sailing!
Go to boatyards, get on and inside lots of boats, look on craigslist, sailboatlistings, yachtworld, look at boats in marinas. Look at as many boats as you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 914
Posted By Chas H
Re: What do you stow after sailing? After the season?

I have a roller furling jib so the sheets help keep the sail wrapped tight on the foil. The sheets are coiled at the mast. Then I pull a loop down through a ring on the front of the mast and loop...
Forum: C & C 07-17-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By Chas H
Re: Going to be looking at a 26' C&C next week

If it has a split backstay look carefully at the castings on the rear quarters that anchor the stays. I have seen broken ones on the 26.
Forum: Mirage 07-15-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By Chas H
Re: portholes

Defender has ports from various mfgs. I've also thought of replacing the ports in my 24. I'd like to replace the fixed ports with opening ports.

Marine Opening Ports on Sale...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-27-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 3,532
Posted By Chas H
Re: First Accident What Did I Do Wrong?

This reminds me of a time sailing with my dad on our Rebel 16 when the rudder broke off at the waterline and sank as we sailed on. I asked, "now what?" My dad asked for the jib sheet. He sailed the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-20-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,160
Posted By Chas H
Re: Tuning Standing Rigging after Mast Stepped

Now for best price on a Loos.

Rigging sizes determines which gauge to buy.

Defender prices: Search Results: loos (
Please post if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-19-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By Chas H
Thinning VC 17m

I rolled one coat of VC 17 on the bottom of my Mirage 24 today over VC 17 with a foam applicator. One of the painters at my boatyard who said he does most of the VC 17 applications for customers can...
Forum: Mirage 06-18-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 208
Posted By Chas H
Mirage 24 Spreaders

Last fall I unstepped the mast for rewiring. My boatyard removed the spreaders before storage. I understand why, but I didn't expect it.

Now that I've finished the electrical part I'm wondering if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-17-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By Chas H
Re: Mast-attached winch problem

I would try Loctite before drilling new holes. If the threads on the screws are damaged it would be a good idea to replace them also.

Loctite is available in different strengths and for various...
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