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Search: Posts Made By: jrcanoe
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 876
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: How much battery charge to start engine

Yes you are correct. I was just trying to point out that a compression release would be counter productive tactfully.
Forum: herSailNet 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 2,104
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: Team SCA, volvo ocean race

Yes I think they are being cautious. But I have come to the conclusion it must be the packing and stacking which they don't have to do for the in port races. Brute force in minimal time is something...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 876
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: How much battery charge to start engine

Yes diesels are higher compression and without spark plugs it is that compression that ignites the fuel air mixture.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-16-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: Renting a lakefront house with sailboat?

I love Deer Valley YMCA camp! Sailboats sunnies & jy15's sailboards 110 acre lake. 3 squares a day with no clean up. Tuck in on Mt Davis highest in Pa. Lots of other activities great for kids.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-19-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 2,573
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: Do you make guests wear PFDs?

Here in PA we have a stupid law that is based on calender dates that i don't give a rat's ass about. My rule is air temp + water temp > 120 degrees and I have personally seen you swim 1/2 mile then...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: Spinnaker % of sail area?

Thanks aloof
I bought a 4' to 8' twist lock whisker pole to use as a spinnaker pole. I think I'll just keep searching for a mirror spinnaker since I know it will fly right on my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By jrcanoe
Spinnaker % of sail area?

I want a spinnaker for my Dinghy but it has become apparent to me that I will never probably find an original or find out what size it was. Spinnakers seem to be between 60% to 80% of sail area of...
Forum: herSailNet 10-31-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2,104
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: Team SCA, volvo ocean race

I am rooting for the women. But my money is on team Brunel to win. I am only out 10$ if I lose every leg but could win 60.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-26-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: 16' AMF Sunbird? New! Input please

Cheep learner
15'9" AMF Apollo Performance Daysailer (http://burlington.craigslist.org/boa/4730936098.html)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-25-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: 16' AMF Sunbird? New! Input please

Lake Champlain is a big lake. and if you want to go anywhere and sleep on board I would offer 2k for Victoria 18 sailboat for sale (http://burlington.craigslist.org/boa/4639442177.html) and get your...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-24-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: 16' AMF Sunbird? New! Input please

A centerboard boat when you flip it, and you will flip it, you will have to swim the mast around into the wind and then swim around to the centerboard and climb on to right the boat. A keel boat will...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-24-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: 16' AMF Sunbird? New! Input please

That sunbird is a centerboard boat and most likely not self righting. In that size range I would much rather have a Victoria 18, Siren 17 or Oday mariner.
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-14-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 610
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: dinghy sailing question

You will be begging for a day like that soon. You have to learn to crawl before you can walk. The "We'' was one of your problems. you will learn to hike and counter that force with sailpower. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-07-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: A happy dog overboard story

I have never been able to teach my dachshunds to swim back towards the boat, they all take a look around and start swimming towards the nearest shore. If there is some wind it is easy to sail up to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-06-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 891
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: Trolling motor to mooring

I have a 33amp hour battery for a wheelchair (23lbs) and a 30lbs thrust trolling motor that pushes my 10ft dinghy along just fine for 2hrs.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-03-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 5,107
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: Mac Dinghy

Cornering the Mac Dinghy market. This one came with a set of new never used sails and the original sails. Had an ad in for spinnaker and the lady responded about a whole boat but still no spinnaker...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-20-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 5,788
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: Worst Event During a Sail

Had a extra long bolt that I would tuck the tiller under to sail straight on a shark cat. I loved to hang off the back and could steer with one hand and hold on with the other. Wind picked up one...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-13-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 5,107
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: Mac Dinghy

Wow Homestead to Key west that's like 160 miles. I sailed mine the other day and was moving along nicely upstream at about 4 mph but the current was flowing downstream at 4 mph so as long as I didn't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-03-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: Where do you buy resins and fillers?

I have always used system three resins for my strip built boats with good results.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-03-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,532
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: Tall ships and power lines do not a good mix make.

I once rescued a guy who tried to go under a bridge and hit a power line with his mast. First his sails caught fire. Then he threw his kids wearing life jackets into the lake and jumped in after...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-27-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 3,796
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: Mandatory PFDs

We have that stupid law here in Pa by calender. It would make more since to me if it were something like water temp + air temp must be > 110 degrees to not wear one. I don't believe in helmet laws,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,999
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: What kind of weapon to keep aboard my new dinghy?

I had this problem too untill I got me a very Dangerous WIFE!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 5,107
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: Mac Dinghy

Found a video of some kids sailing and swamping a Mac!
Fox Chapel Sailing Club- Moraine - YouTube
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: Colored fairleed?

My boat and ropes are all red so I'll just replace the green fairlead with a red one.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-22-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By jrcanoe
Colored fairleed?

I bought a pair of cleats to run a spin or 2nd headsail.
Does the green one go on the right side of the boat and red on left? or are they reversed so the green is on the left for the starboard tack...
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