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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 828
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: What type of boat is this?

Old Hungarian saying: "You can't make good bacon out of a bad dog."
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 828
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: What type of boat is this?

Do yourself and the boating world a favor-- junk it. Hire a day laborer, rent a wrecking saw and a 10 cu yd box, and you'll have the hulk out of your yard in a day. Wear a bunny suit, respirator,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,641
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Lightning centerboard extraction

The going price for a used, SS Lightning CB is about $1k. If it were mine, I wouldn't touch it with a wire brush. Strip it with methylene chloride paint stripper. maybe use a 3M pad with stripper...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 7,662
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: masthead anchor light LED Help

Hang it on a line between the mast and the forestay.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,179
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: May be getting a free Thistle

Check to see if there's guidance on the TCA website. If not, chock the trailer to stop it from rolling forward, fasten the shrouds to the chainplates, feed the main and spin halyards through the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,222
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: New to sailing and thinking of getting a sailing dinghy.

Sail what they sail where you are. If there's a fleet of Lightnings sail a Lightning. If there's a fleet of Ideal 18's, sail an Ideal 18. You'll get lots of support from fleet members. If it...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,179
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: May be getting a free Thistle

Best of luck with your Thistle. The boat stiffens up when the centerboard has water flowing past it under weigh. The controls are simple:mainsheet, traveler, Cunningham, outhaul, jib sheets on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,179
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: May be getting a free Thistle

The boat is highly responsive. Your skill will improve rapidly. Consider getting some support from you local Thistle fleet. I believe there's one on Lake Sinclair. Possibly crew one or more times...
Forum: Diesel   05-18-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 583
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: If the diesel tank is done for...

Alternatively I suspect that you could pull the engine to get the tank out. If you had a good fitting replacement in hand, you could probably pull the engine, clean the engine bay, yank the old tank...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-18-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,179
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: May be getting a free Thistle

I'm happy for you. great boat and a great community of sailors.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-15-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,206
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Swapping jibs sailing solo with no autopilot

It will help if you rigged a downhaul on the luff of the old sail and you have the new sail in a hot dog bag. Use the down haul to lower the old sail and lash the sail to the stanchion bases or toe...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-12-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By Hudsonian
Soft shackles on spin sheets

I'm thinking of using Yale P. H. D. for a spin sheets so I can form really tight eyes to capture soft shackles. Any thought or experience?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-12-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,222
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: New to sailing and thinking of getting a sailing dinghy.

Laser. You'll have fun and there's an established market when you want to exit.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-12-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,294
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Carabiners as jib hanks? (and other uses)

You can make soft shackles. Soft Shackle | How to tie the Soft Shackle | Splicing Knots (http://www.animatedknots.com/softshackle/index.php)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-11-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,191
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Should I fix it, or scrap it?

Do yourself and the boating world a favor-- junk it. Hire a day laborer, rent a wrecking saw and a 20 cu yd box, and you'll have it our of your yard in a day. Your local junk yard may supply a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-30-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: How do I repair a hole my cleat ripped in my deck?

G10 fiberglass boards make excellent non-corrosive backing plates for high load deck hardware. G10 fiberglass is made of a special glass epoxy laminate that has extremely high strength. G10 boards...
Forum: Chartering   04-29-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Four to six week Charter out of Grenada

I'd like to explore keeping a boat in Grenada for winter use but I'd rather not jump in with both feet. A charter of a couple of months along with a week at either end to explore the boat market and...
Forum: Chartering   04-27-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By Hudsonian
Four to six week Charter out of Grenada

I'd like to explore a longer bareboat charter-- at least four weeks, maybe eight. I'm thinking Jan-Feb, 2016. My first thought is Grenada but I'm open to alternatives. Do any of you have...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-24-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,179
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: May be getting a free Thistle

My first sailboat was a Thistle. My wife and I would take it out after work -- jamming our infant son's car seat between the centerboard trunk and a flotation tank. Fifteen years later I crewed for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-24-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Land sickness ?

One night when driving home from a multiday race, I found myself accelerating up nonexistent hills and braking while going down nonexistent descents. It's funny looking back on it but I consider...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-22-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,179
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: May be getting a free Thistle

The Thistle is a responsive boat. Our local club has Thistlers from 15 to 85 years old but the crew has to be nimble and attentive You'll get a great reward for your effort. If you get the boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-30-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 5,964
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Rotten Deck

As stated earlier, a Fein Multimaster or other oscillating tool will be helpful to cut the top deck. A rigid scraper blade on the Multimaster will clean out the old core quickly. Wear ear plugs.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-29-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,363
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: What is the best sailing movie ever?

Wind?, You've got to be kidding. Favorite lines:
"In this final and deciding race both sides have agreed to set aside the rules."
"Break out the whomper."
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-27-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,700
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Ideas for a small, simple, offshore, family cruiser.......

Since your "vision is to go as small and simple as simple as possible, without losing seaworthiness" try a Tartan30. I just saw a very nice example go for <$10K.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-27-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,013
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Convert Cooling System to Closed Loop

Consider using an electric pump to circulate the coolth; they're kits built with reservoirs. This arrangement eliminates adding another pulley and mounting and alignment problems.

Consider...
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