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Search: Posts Made By: Survivor
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-12-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,302
Posted By Survivor
Question about self tacking jib

I've thought about a self tacking jib but really cant afford the track etc.nor do I want to spend the money to set it up the way I've read about it. What is the reason that the jib boom has to be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-27-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 2,450
Posted By Survivor
Here on the Columbia river at Kalama, WA, it is...

Here on the Columbia river at Kalama, WA, it is close to flood stage. The water height isn't a problem, It's the large logs and debris that is the problem. I'm not sure how long it will be that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-24-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,874
Posted By Survivor
Best way to tighten closed body turnbuckles

The turnbuckles on my Catalina 27 are the closed body type with the small hole in the middle of the body. Outside of a vice-grip that leaves scratches, what do you suggest for turning them? Is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-17-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,843
Posted By Survivor
Harbor Freight trickle charger

If monitored for water level in the battery, will a Harbor Freight trickle charger work to keep the battery up?

Harris
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-17-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 366
Posted By Survivor
Using 13' Livingston for dingy?

I just picked up a 13' Livingston with an 8hp OB for fishing. I have a 27' Catalina and sail on the Columbia river. Does anyone see any problem in using a dingy this size pulled behind my sailboat?...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-29-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 4,938
Posted By Survivor
Long shaft or extra long shaft?

I have a 76 Catalina 27 with the cut out in the stern to mount an outboard. I would like to know if a long shaft at 20" is OK or should I get an extra long shaft. I will be getting a 9.9 hp. Haven't...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 04-04-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,376
Posted By Survivor
I was hoping for a reply from someone who had...

I was hoping for a reply from someone who had made the trip

Harris
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 03-31-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,376
Posted By Survivor
Port Orchard WA to Kalama, WA

I just bought a Catalina 27 with a 2001 15hp Honda 4stroke for power in Port Orchard WA and will sail it down the Washington coast to Astoria and then up the Columbia river to to Kalama, WA. I would...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-27-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,837
Posted By Survivor
Cheap boom gallows

Yes, my name should be Rube Goldberg. I'm on the Columbia river and have a Lancer 25. However, since I am as cheap as can be and would like to have a boom gallows to drop my boom onto, I was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-27-2010
Replies: 49
Views: 11,051
Posted By Survivor
Would it be possible to put it over or in a...

Would it be possible to put it over or in a larger bucket that could be drained out of the boat. That would be perfect for those of us that don't get down to the boat every weekend during the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-23-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By Survivor
Maint. charger for deep cycle

I bought a maint charger for my deep cell battery and hooked it up. I'm at 12.66. however when I read the instructions after word (yah I'm a guy) It said "Not recommended for deep cell batteries". ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-12-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 4,235
Posted By Survivor
I picked up an organizer at Harbor Freight. It...

I picked up an organizer at Harbor Freight. It actually has top and bottom trays that are hinged and have removable seperators. I was able to organize a pretty extensive collection of screws and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-03-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 961
Posted By Survivor
I've had 2 of these over the years and they are...

I've had 2 of these over the years and they are fine sailers. very solid boats. of course getting something like that is always more work than you plan for but if the hull is solid, and you're...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-28-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 641
Posted By Survivor
General questions painting non skid and regular surface

I have a 25' Lancer which has previously been painted. The topside non skid is painted green and it is chalking. The sheer stripe and boot stripe are also painted green. I think the white hull has...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-20-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By Survivor
Trouble coming about

I have a new 135% furling headsail on my Lancer 25.which was all the way out in 10 - 15 winds. Yesterday, I couldn't get the boat to come about. In the past I had trouble until I figured out that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 7,399
Posted By Survivor
Finally a font that my wife and I agree on. ...

Finally a font that my wife and I agree on. Steamer it is. Seeing as it's her name, Katherine Marie that's going on the name board, I'm estatic that she agrees at last.

Thanks to those who...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-17-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,995
Posted By Survivor
Question on running jib sheets

I've always run my jib sheets outside the lifelines but a friend of mine who has sailed the west coast and Bahamas has suggested that I run them inside the lifelines. He says that since I can pull...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-17-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 7,399
Posted By Survivor
Nautical fonts for name board

I'm re-naming my new boat (I can't see where it was named before) using a 3' x 9" wood name board in gold leaf letters. I want it to look nautical but can't decide on a font. I do like the ******...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-12-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,426
Posted By Survivor
Thanks smack but it won't work on hp pda.

Thanks smack but it won't work on hp pda.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-12-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,426
Posted By Survivor
Need inexpensive navigation software for pda

I have a HP1955 pda and use it for my gps in the car. How do I use this for a navigation system on my boat.

Harris
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-04-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 2,622
Posted By Survivor
I just got a new roller furling sail from...

I just got a new roller furling sail from Atlantic Sail Traders and they were great. I couldn't find the used sail I wanted and the new sail wasn't much more than some of the used sails around. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-23-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 858
Posted By Survivor
Question about butyl tape

I am noticing other questions about butyl tape. What applications are you using it for. Can it be used to seal chainplates and stantions and other drilled holes topside?

Harris
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-21-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,618
Posted By Survivor
Unless I am mistaken, you are experiencing...

Unless I am mistaken, you are experiencing weather helm which is normal when the wind is overpowering the way you have the sails set. Ease off on the sails.

Harris
Forum: herSailNet 06-20-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,600
Posted By Survivor
Cate... I have a Lancer 25 with my 8hp Honda in...

Cate... I have a Lancer 25 with my 8hp Honda in a rear cut out well. What I have done, while not beautiful, has been to make an "L" with pvc and attached the lower part of the "L" to the shift...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-10-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 1,985
Posted By Survivor
Coast Guard treated me great.

I was motoring on the Columbia River about 40 miles down from Portland Oregon, near Kalama, WA. My motor quit with a 4 knor current running and no wind or I would have been sailing.

Thank...
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