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Search: Posts Made By: Sailormon6
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-12-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: First Time Crewing!!

If you crewed on my boat I would definitely invite you back! I like people who aren't afraid to go up on the foredeck and give their best effort to do something difficult that they never did before....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 3,062
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Kiwigrip - first experience...

It comes in white, grey, cream and blue. Both boats that I have seen used cream, which looks very nice. I suppose you could tint the white, if you know something about paint chemistry.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-10-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Adjusting your rig

You can't expect absolute, metaphysical exactitude when you are dealing with something in a fluid environment. "Close" is close enough. Why isn't it important that you get it perfect? Because,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-19-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,331
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Sewmanship--How to become a God of Sunbrella

Thanks for the tips Christian and Multihull Girl! I made lots of stuff with a home sewing machine, and recently upgraded to a Sailrite, and wish I did it long ago. I'm self taught, and your tips...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 1,961
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Cam or Clam Cleats, re: Jib sheets

On a smaller boat, below about 30', I think most serious sail trimmers would prefer clam cleats - not the cheap plastic ones that wear out quickly, but the aluminum ones. A serious sail trimmer is...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-04-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,583
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Closer to the wind question

It sounds like you were in the groove.

Generally, the difference in sail trim, between 6-8 and 10-15, is that, at the higher wind speeds, you'll want to trim the jib even a bit flatter. That...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-02-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,583
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Closer to the wind question

That depends on the particular boat and sail. For most boats that I have sailed, a 150% generally works best at about 5-6" off the spreader. If it is sheeted too flat, the 150% loses too much...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-22-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,780
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: How to comfortably seat passengers on small sailboat?

The first boat that I crewed on in races was a Chrysler 22, about 40 years ago, and, on that boat, I sat in the manner that Sal described.

The reality is that a sailboat is not an easy chair. ...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-14-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 3,186
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: sailing on 'headsail'

Think about it this way, Jim. Most of us have sailed a Sunfish or similar lateen-rigged sailboat. The Sunfish has only one sail, and is easy to tack back and forth, even for beginners. The CLR of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-27-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 949
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Backstay tension

An adjustable backstay doesn't make the boat sail any faster or point any higher to windward than it would be capable of sailing without a backstay adjuster. The ability of a boat to sail to...
Forum: Racing 07-10-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,066
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Sizes of genoas

I just looked at the West Florida phrf Rules, and APPENDIX C addresses Adjustments To Ratings. Paragraph 1.0 says a sail measuring more than 155% and up to and including 165% has a -3 adjustment. ...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-21-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 5,000
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Flaking the Main Sail

First, I hang all the sail ties around my neck. I ease the topping lift, to lower the boom enough so that I can reach it comfortably from the cockpit. Then I tighten the mainsheet, to limit the...
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