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Search: Posts Made By: Jeff_H
Forum: Learning to Sail 1 Week Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 3,707
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Does a sailboat need a travler?

ZVZephyr said, "in a gust raise the traveller ( to make the sail less efficient) and lower it after the gust"



No, SVZephyrs (paraphrased above) quote is not right on several counts and is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 16,020
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Anyone familiar with the J/28?

To put the J-28's and its 7900 lb displacement in perspective, the Laser 28 (which was designed a little before the J-28) has a design weight 3,950 lbs. (I actually owned one and mine actually...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 3,901
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Sorry, you are about to get slammed. First question: bowsprit

Thank you for the kind words. I have been very fortunate to have owned several really beautiful boats, Indian being the prettiest, with my old lapstrake Folkboat a close second. I have also owned a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 3,337
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Catalina or Hunter?

The one thing that I would say is that at various times I have looked at Hunters, Catalinas and Beneteaus of the same era. Generally, the Beneteaus were in better condition, had nicer details, and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,366
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: My teenage design efforts

I really enjoyed seeing Bob's early work and reading his story. It struck a real cord with me, since when I was growing up I too wanted to be a yacht designer, and would scour the pages of books and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 3,901
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Sorry, you are about to get slammed. First question: bowsprit

Based on my bias from my masters degree in architectural structures, the Fb of wood that I quoted is the allowable bending stress of these materials (fir and oak) and with a few safety factors thrown...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Mainsail Issues

Just as a minor point, on boats of any size, the downhaul for a sliding gooseneck generally had a block and tackle on it which allowed the luff to be tensioned without having a main halyard winch so...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Mainsail Issues

The picture that we need to see is what is happening at the masthead. Catalina masts have a reputation for varying in length over the years. You may have a stock length mainsail on a slightly shorter...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 3,901
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Sorry, you are about to get slammed. First question: bowsprit

As much as I am a big fan of Douglas Fir, fir not stronger than the white oak being recommended. (and yes there is not a typo on the Fb or compression)
Fb Oak 15200 psi Fir heartwood...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 3,901
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Sorry, you are about to get slammed. First question: bowsprit

A bowsprit experiences forces in almost every direction except a force pulling it forward:
The forestay pulls the forward end of the bowsprit upward and to either side with a large amount of force...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 3,901
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Sorry, you are about to get slammed. First question: bowsprit

I would think that S/V Auspicious is exactly right, and from your description you are probably buying somewhere around 4 1/4 to 6 board feet depending on whether its 5/4 stock (actually 1 inch thick)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 3,901
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Sorry, you are about to get slammed. First question: bowsprit

Denise,

I had good results using 2 thin coats epoxy as a primer/sealer on white oak when I built a replacement tiller for my Laser 28. I used the tiller on that boat for 10 years afterward and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 3,901
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Sorry, you are about to get slammed. First question: bowsprit

A couple quick thoughts here; You have gotten some good advice and some pretty poor advice. The good advice included attaching and tensioning your Jib halyard to a strongly attached cleat before...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 5,448
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Boat brands to stick with for ocean rough seas?

I think that it is a good thing that this thread has in part drifted from naming brands to broader discussions of how to prepare to cruise and what are the factors that make a good offshore cruiser,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,005
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: tabernacle/deck stepped discussion pro & con

This will be brief since I had hand surgery and can only type with my left hand but here is an old discussion on this....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 2,483
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Anyone ever sold at a profit?

I don't want to start an argument here but I have to say that based on my experience with folks who have done this, that would be the perfect example of how to lose money on a boat.

I have made...
Forum: News Feeds 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Sailboat finds new life in final resting place - MiamiHerald.com

That is one of the bizarrest stories. I cannot imagine what would possess two wheelchair bound people who had never sailed to build a 43 foot ferrocement boat and sail from South Africa to Fort...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,627
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Tallyho, the hunt is over?

While true catboats are prone to heavy weather helm, these are cat ketches. Between adjusting the centerboard, and the two sails, it should be easy to balance out the helm and so there should be no...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Ho-hum... sorry, another fabulous (dry) summer in BC...

Absolutely fabulous. Thanks Ron. Does the heart good to see......
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,627
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Tallyho, the hunt is over?

Congratulations....One word of caution on the carbon fiber masts. Probably 10-15 years ago there was a lot of discussion about possible fatigue issues with the carbon fiber free standing masts. I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 5,936
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: How to go for 1 or 2 year cruise?

I swore I wasn't going to do this but this was the last straw....Having read quite a few of your posts, it would appear that your standard response to any questions is "Get a Mac 26 with water...
Forum: Learning to Sail 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 3,707
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Does a sailboat need a travler?

I apologize for the fly-by comment last night. I was tired from sailing to the anchorage and was typing my post on my wife's Ipad, which is not as convenient as responding on a full sized screen with...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-16-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 3,707
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Does a sailboat need a travler?

Heaving to in a Bermuda rigged schooner would be virtually the same as heaving to in a Bermuda rigged ketch like your boat. In both cases, the helm is locked dead down (so the boat tries to turn...
Forum: Boat Reviews 08-15-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Kirby 30 vs. Catalina 27

The Kirby 30 and the Catalina 27 are extremely different types of boats. I have raced both. I owned a Kirby 25 and have sailed on Kirby 30's on a number of occasions. If you are looking for a very...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-13-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Re-build cost if you have just the hull

As others have said there is a big difference in cost between simply putting one into sailing shape for day sailing and weekending, vs putting one into a condition where it can be reilably counted on...
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