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Search: Posts Made By: jeremiahblatz
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By jeremiahblatz
Re: Deck Scupper: Tiny Leak

This is the worst suggestion ever. I have no idea what I'm talking about, and this will probably not work.

As a band-aid, you might be able to put a string through the hose, tie a cotton ball or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-13-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 1,763
Posted By jeremiahblatz
Re: Chocks on the bow

I vote 1, 3 and 4. The J/24s at my sailing club have the chocks, and they're more trouble than they're worth. We, in fact, tell people not to use them, and just run the lines around the forecastle....
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-12-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,455
Posted By jeremiahblatz
Re: Vestas Wind Grounding Report Issued


I don't mean to suggest that a chartplotter will be able to display the level of detail that a paper chart has.

Currently, the way chartplotters work is that if something is too small,...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-10-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,455
Posted By jeremiahblatz
Re: Vestas Wind Grounding Report Issued

The fact that these type of issues constantly come up amazes me. All that is required is to modify mapping/chart plotting software to always show the existence of shallow water and land at every zoom...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-04-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,173
Posted By jeremiahblatz
Re: My case for Why you should ditch your engine on a daysailor

Depends on where you sail. On the Hudson River by NYC, going enginless is not a option. Fast current, changeable winds, and lots of barges and cruise ships that are the stand-on vessel mean that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-16-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,586
Posted By jeremiahblatz
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,401
Posted By jeremiahblatz
Re: Outboards: sailing with the motor down.

I sail mostly on J24s. When racing, engine is up for speed. When doing a leisurely daysail, engine is up to increase tranquility (I don't like the sound of the water burbling over the engine).
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-27-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,100
Posted By jeremiahblatz
Re: Which sportboat to buy?

If you want a boat to race, the J/24 isn't a sportboat, but have a big class, and can be had cheaply. If you want a sportboat, the J/70 and Viper 640 both have big classes, but are more expensive...
Forum: Racing 06-20-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By jeremiahblatz
Re: New zealand debate rages re ac rules and nz not entering

Nice poll choices, do you work for Fox News?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By jeremiahblatz
Re: So what do colregs say about this?

I would say the tanker truck is definitely restricted in its ability to maneuver...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-12-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,509
Posted By jeremiahblatz
Re: The impossible happened

I put tape on the halyard's shackles on the boats I sail on...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-08-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,615
Posted By jeremiahblatz
Re: What is the best beginner sailing book ?

I went from "Start Sailing Right" to books on race tactics and tuning. I think other commentors who say that any book will do are probably right.
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-07-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,518
Posted By jeremiahblatz
Re: Proper winch technique?

For avoiding the twists, I find it helps to keep a little tension on the sheet as it pulls through my hand as it eases. This tends to straighten out the line before it runs through the fairlead. As...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 987
Posted By jeremiahblatz
Re: Won't buff out!

I love the comparisons between high-performance inshore catamaran racing and... cruiser anchoring.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By jeremiahblatz
Re: Going to Catalina in Gale???

Don't go close hauled.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-30-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,756
Posted By jeremiahblatz
Re: Anchoring/leaving under sail

If you see someone on the road weaving through traffic, nearly hitting other other cars and running people down, you get to complain. (Yes, about a car driving!) Similarly, if you see someone sailing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-24-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 8,741
Posted By jeremiahblatz
Re: Lifting Keel Yachts

The seascape 27 has a 1-meter, 580kg (out of a total displacement of 1380kg) hydraulic centerboard. Looks hot. Obviously, with a boat like that, the centerboard is designed more for trailering, but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-22-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,330
Posted By jeremiahblatz
Re: Did your booze locker just get a lot deeper?

They're presumably using the method described in this patent (Patent US3956511 - Alcohol-containing dextrin powder - Google Patents (, which absorbs the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-04-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,557
Posted By jeremiahblatz
Re: Is a WW Potter 15 Good To Sail NYC Area?

I don't see why not. Hell Gate is fine if you go with the tide. (Navigating the East River - Planning Your Passage ( You'll want an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-01-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By jeremiahblatz
Re: When can i go sailing????

... I've been sailing since January.

More seriously, somewhat reasonable people are starting to put boats in the water nowish.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-28-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 998
Posted By jeremiahblatz
Re: "FrogSuit" waterproof cases for iPads

I personally don't need a waterproof charging port. Also, it seems like the end-user could just use a USB extension cable if recharging without removing was a big deal.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-25-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,179
Posted By jeremiahblatz
Re: Rigging Tape

Oh, to answer the original question, here're some things I used tape for. Bear in mind that I race of club J/24s that I have neither the permission nor inclination to make changes to, so I use tape...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-25-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,015
Posted By jeremiahblatz
Re: Osmosis conspiracy theory

Well, the hallmark of a good conspiracy theory is that it's barely plausible yet completely wrong...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-24-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,179
Posted By jeremiahblatz
Re: Rigging Tape

I use the 3M Scotch 88 electrical tape. I heard that lesser electrical tapes will get sticky or brittle, the 88 stays flexible and the adhesive lasts. Can't confirm that other tape doesn't work.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-18-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,121
Posted By jeremiahblatz
Re: 3D printing and synthetic rigging

FWIW, the cheap 3D printers that use reels of plastic rod stock do not product structural items. You can use them to make some replacement parts, but probably nothing you'd want to use in any part of...
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