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Search: Posts Made By: Jeff_H
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,870
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Advice for a young land lubber sailboat shopping

Congratulations on buying your first boat. First boats are always a major leap of faith. The Columbia 26 MK II should be a very good first boat and should make a reasonably good choice for a 26 foot...
Forum: Diesel 5 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 955
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

The other issue that I would be concerned with is that marine electrical systems are 'explosion proof' , meaning that anything that can produce a spark is sealed. This is critical on boats with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 902
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: looking for help on where to set my jib block

Neither of those responses will get you all that close to the optimal lead position. Most sails have at least two pairs of telltales on the luff of the sail, one roughly a 1/4 way up from the foot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: is this a Hurley 27'? please help

That definitely is not a Columbia 8.3. The Columbia 8.3, like all of the "Wide Body" series (as Columbia called these) had a knuckle at the stem, fin keels and partial skeg rudders, and wine glass...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Advice about a Bukh

I had a smaller Buhk in my last boat. They are comparatively simple engines to work on, and pretty reliable. Parts were quite expensive and not always available in a timely manner. I think Buhk makes...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-19-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,370
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: noob question

Gee, that's what I love about the Internet. I read the initial post and thought, the first thing this person needs to do is get aboard a race boat as crew. It's a cheap way to learn a lot quickly....
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 03-18-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Can You Tell Us About the Chesapeake and Annapolis?

I have lived and sailed on the Chesapeake for the past 30 years. I have also sailed on much of the U.S. Atlantic coast at one time or another keeping boats for varying periods of time in Long Island...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 4,685
Posted By Jeff_H
re: Boom Vang and Preventers (renamed)

First of all, I completely agree with the comments that a vang is a necessary piece of safety equipment for the reasons that Faster cited. I don't believe in using a vang taken to the rail for a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-15-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 18,341
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Boat sank at the dock

I can tell everyone that the moderators have had enough information supplied to us to be certain that this is not a troll and the general story is real. While the general interactions in this story...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-14-2015
Replies: 238
Views: 17,395
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: My newest project

Bob- Thank you for the vote of confidence.

I think that SloopJonB did a great job of explaining the terms that CCRiders was asking about. In basic engineering terms a composite is simply using...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-14-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,635
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: increasing and consolidating standing rigging size

Very few boats were built with undersized standing rigging. When standing rigging fails, it is usually a matter of a failure at a terminal, where it passes over a spreader tip, or where there is a...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-13-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,603
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Setting up a spinnaker

You have gotten a lot of good advice here, especially Faster's comments on not needing to buy guys, and Shnool's comments and green diagram.

I do have a couple additional comments as follows:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-04-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 4,545
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Sailing single handed best size, not brand

This has been a great discussion so far; not because we all agree on one proper approach, but because so many of us are short-handed sailors and single-handers, and yet we each have selected the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-01-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 4,545
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Sailing single handed best size, not brand

As you have seen, your question is pretty much the kind of "how long is a piece of string?" question which is bound to elicit a a diversity of seemingly contradictory answers. The mutually exclusive...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-26-2015
Replies: 59
Views: 3,014
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: RF Main pros and cons

I apologize that I wrote this a few years ago for another purpose. I am posting it now since it still summarizes my basic beliefs about in-mast furling. Some things have changed since I wrote this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-13-2015
Replies: 102
Views: 6,282
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: One Ship Stupid

I would like to suggest one small improvement to that. Normally one of the advantages of a properly tied cleat knot is that it does not slide against the bearing surface of the cleat and so is less...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-05-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 7,619
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Freedom Mast Pros and cons

It would appear that Gary Mull designed Freedoms from 1985 through 1987. I must admit that I cheated and looked on which is a great resource for those kinds of questions.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-03-2015
Replies: 90
Views: 6,233
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Any way to check keel bolts?

While I am speculating on why Catalina Direct would caution against a trip to the Bahamas after sistering the keel bolts, my sense is that sistering the keel bolts in a very lightly built, minimally...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 12-28-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,549
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Simple Question-How good is the sailing in the Chesapeake ?

There was nothing stupid about your question. Even if you were a knowledgeable sailor it would be a reasonable question if you had not spent much time sailing on the Chesapeake Bay. There is a...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 12-23-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,549
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Simple Question-How good is the sailing in the Chesapeake ?

I have sailed on the Chesapeake bay for the past 30 years and have sailed on much of the U.S. Atlantic coast at one time or another. While I am very partial to the Bay and think its one of the best...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-21-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: new to Sail Net

Welcome to SailNet. There are sailors of all stripes around here, and a whole lot of with backgrounds similar to yours. So welcome aboard and enjoy yhe voyage.

Forum: Beneteau 12-15-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 9,533
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Beneteau Halts Production?

When I talked to Chris this morning, he was very careful not to point fingers at anyone. Like others, my initial reaction was this has to be something really strange with the dealer, or else we are...
Forum: Beneteau 12-15-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 9,533
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Beneteau Halts Production?

Sometimes, all it takes is a phone call. I called Chris Doscher, who is the North American Sales Director for Beneteau. Although Chris does not know me from Adam, like last time I called, he called...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-03-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 3,148
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: sailing as exercise?

Add me to the list of those who loses weight while cruising (or racing).

I also want to discuss Bubble's next to last point. I too generally sleep more deeply and longer on the boat. I have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-23-2014
Replies: 152
Views: 9,305
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Why are wheels so big?

I want to address the questions about my earlier statement on autopilots. Generally boats which are designed with large steering wheels depend on having a larger portion of the mechanical advantage...
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