SailNet Community - Search Results

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Search Forums
 Not a Member? 


Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.12 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: asdf38
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,661
Posted By asdf38
Re: New favorite interior teak oil-Weiman vs. Formby

Sold! Just added to my Amazon cart. My (limited) teak has nothing.


Next question - what would people recommend for a floor panel? I'm wrapping up a solid teak and holly (maple) panel for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 2,953
Posted By asdf38
Re: Ugly Boats

Oh come, you're picking on the little 23' pilot house? Heh that isn't fair.

The 27 I definitely like.

You also have to admire them for staying in businesses and continuously producing a 27.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 5,574
Posted By asdf38
Re: possible to buy a seaworthy sailboat under $20000 that requires very little fix?

I did a couple "dives" on my boat this year.

Got a lesson about the little shrimp that hang onto the bottom - I climbed out of the boat and looked down - 100's of little brown squrming things all...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 2,371
Posted By asdf38
Re: My crappy sail today

That matches my experience with the genny only. After the boat gets up to speed it balances reasonably close to center. But the tacks are a bit rough.

On the other hand with my small jib - a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 2,371
Posted By asdf38
Re: My crappy sail today

I've definitely felt trapped before when I chose to raise the headsail only and have either 1) had useless crew and/or 2) had the auto-pilot fail.

With lee helm a headsail only configuration...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,581
Posted By asdf38
Re: Dinghy and Engine Choices

I went through a few iterations trying to find the right dingy for my Contessa 26.

I've had an $80 "Sevylor Fish Hunter 3-Person" since I bought the boat. This fits comfortably in a locker in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,937
Posted By asdf38
Re: Lexan/polycarbonate vs acrylic

Like what kind of polish?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,611
Posted By asdf38
Re: Whisker pole?

On this subject I just wanted to put a good word in for forespar.

My boat came with a whisker pole, probably late 70's era, that had pretty well ceased up. I found no markings on it whatsoever...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 748
Posted By asdf38
Re: Flush Outboard

Seems like a 2-stroke wouldn't care which way it was so long as the fuel could run downhill. A 4-stroke might have issues with oil running up. Though I might be missing something.

But anyway, if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 2,937
Posted By asdf38
Re: Lexan/polycarbonate vs acrylic

Just a couple comments

1) I've used VHB tape in a bunch of places. It's not suited for everything but it's good stuff. It's currently holding my VHF to the cabin ceiling among a other things.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 4,028
Posted By asdf38
Re: Question: Do you close your seacocks when leaving the boat?

Those numbers are good things to be reminded of. A lot of people probably take too much comfort in their auto bilge pumps.

On the other hand I bet many (most?) cases don't involve a hose popping...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,682
Posted By asdf38
Re: Funding retirement boat

Financially this is pretty straightforward: Home equity loan.

A boat loan is higher interest and taking money from an IRA is nearly always a bad idea.

That ignores the question of whether it's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 902
Posted By asdf38
Re: hardwood plywood source

Well to expand on what I said earlier I realized that if I'm doing solid wood I might as well think about inserting holly (or a lookalike). That lead me to this:

Teak and Holly Tongue and Groove...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,581
Posted By asdf38
Re: Dinghy and Engine Choices

Seems like everyone is always searching for the right dingy. I know I went through 3 this spring.

One thing to consider is how the manufacturers build the engines. They have less actual designs...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 4,028
Posted By asdf38
Re: Question: Do you close your seacocks when leaving the boat?

As said, the best reason I think is to exercise the valves. And generally getting your eyes/hands into the various corners of the boat on a regular basis is also a good thing.

The downside to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 902
Posted By asdf38
Re: hardwood plywood source

I'm thinking about stopping at Boulter today!


For what it's worth I'm planning on doing the exact same job (replacing the plywood panels in the sole) and am thinking I'll just go solid teak.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,493
Posted By asdf38
Re: Boat name/graphic: Where and how big?

I may be in the minority but I've always hated large text/graphics on the side of the boat. Keep it small and simple on the transom.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 967
Posted By asdf38
Re: Traveler Alternatives

Tommays what size line is that, and are they each 4:1?

Like I said above I have a hard time imaging another whole mainsheet kicking around the deck. Though I think my 7/16" and 4:1 is overkill.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 967
Posted By asdf38
Re: Traveler Alternatives

Well not quite. Our current setups are essentially always pulling to the exact center. It's equivalent to a traveler that's dead center. The sliding bridle slides...so it's pulling to different...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 967
Posted By asdf38
Re: Traveler Alternatives

Right so it was the possibility of bending the boom, or more likely, popping the vang hardware out of the boom/mast (I've done this once) that concerns me. The vang is mounted at roughly the 1/4...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 967
Posted By asdf38
Re: Traveler Alternatives

Right I had sort of been forgetting about the vang in this context. One reason being that it's at the mast, but the other reason is that it doesn't have a lot of mechanical advantage in terms of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,201
Views: 391,795
Posted By asdf38
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Depends on the size of the boat.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 967
Posted By asdf38
Re: Traveler Alternatives

No, the problem is the transom hung rudder. So the tiller swings over the entire transom.

Here is an example of a custom traveler solution. This one is pretty decent, but I'm not willing to do...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 967
Posted By asdf38
Traveler Alternatives

For better and worse my Contessa is basically stock all around - hank on jib, lines at the mast, no traveler.

While sailing upwind yesterday I was eying my main shape and lamenting the amount of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 14,453
Posted By asdf38
Re: Place to buy solid wood tillers

I'm a bit torn here. My current tiller is probably original and solid. But after probably many sandings/refinishes, including by me last year I think it's thinned out a bit. Now it bangs around a...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:23 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.