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Search: Posts Made By: Faster
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By Faster
Re: Bigger is better & faster?

Horsepower (sail area) vs weight and wetted surface (drag) and overall length are all factors that dictate ultimate speed, along with the ability (or lack thereof) to break out of displacement mode...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 4 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By Faster
Re: Anyone here in Virginia? looking for sailing experience

Can't help you sws, (unless you move out west ;)), but I've clarified your title and moved the thread out of 'companionship' to 'crew available'.

Good luck!
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 5 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By Faster
Re: Newbie Reef Navigating

I think that's right, vtp.. the North swell can roll around the top of Barbuda making that 'leeward' anchorage uncomfortable, giving the nod to the lee of the southern point and Gravenors.

Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 6 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By Faster
Re: Newbie Reef Navigating

We've been into that anchorage on a boat that drew 7 feet - it was a very slow go getting in and out.

Killarney makes some great points.. a forward observer, good hand signals that both/all...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By Faster
Re: has anyone made a homemade catamaran and cross a ocean yet?

Look for Wharram catamarans.. I'd expect a fairly high number of them have done this since their introduction back in the '60s (maybe '50s?)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Poll: cleats
Views: 1,084
Posted By Faster
Re: cleats

Moved from Site Tech support to Gear & Maintenance...
Forum: Beneteau 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By Faster
Re: 2002 Beneteau 50 Wiring Diagram

This link was found on a previous Sailnet thread for a similar inquiry.. may not be enough detail in here but there's some electrical info. Even if it's not the identical model there may be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,650
Posted By Faster
Re: Sleeping Accommodations --- is there a thread?

Sounds like you're looking for a 'pullman' berth - one with an open side. Not likely to be found on a 30 footer.

There are a variety of ways to make a settee on one side or the other a 'pull-out'...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By Faster
Re: Chopped Strand Mess

Wear mutiple layers of gloves so you can peel off one layer as it gets too sticky to work with, leaving fresh gloves to carry on with.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,316
Views: 370,813
Posted By Faster
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Well, it was fun for a while but it's wearing pretty thin of late.

In our opinion, this thread, which is certainly no longer representative of its title, has run its course. We have received a...
Forum: Diesel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By Faster
Re: Vented siphon break

You need both venting and a place to dispose of the occasional dribble (depending on water flow and exhaust geometry) so I think the cockpit drain makes sense. Seems I've heard some discharging into...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By Faster
Re: Best spot to park the cars on C-22 ?

For a basic starting position, imagine a line from the mid-luff, through the clew to the deck.
Forum: Electrical Systems 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By Faster
Summer solar experience

Finally bit the bullet and went with some Solar supplemental power this past summer.

A bit of an impulse buy, actually, bumped into some friends early in July and noticed his 'new to him' panel....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 859
Posted By Faster
Ho-hum... sorry, another fabulous (dry) summer in BC...

Just back from another delightful summer's cruising up and down the BC Coast, our travels ranged from our home near Vancouver to Desolation Sound, south to Victoria's inner harbour, and many points...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-26-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,020
Posted By Faster
Re: Changing forward hatch direction

Our boat had such a set up when we bought it - certainly reduced the ventilation possibilities, esp on the hook, but I think a benefit is that a boarding wave is more likely to push the hatch shut...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-24-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 827
Posted By Faster
Re: mainsail batten

Two things - as you've said yourself, don't cut it too short; and use a file or sandpaper to clean up the cut edge - not your fingers. Fibreglass slivers are no fun.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-23-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By Faster
Re: Is this second track necessary?

I suspect the shorter was original.. someone simply added something longer, and perhaps moving it back avoided some cabintop chafe. Since the original didn't leak they left it?? ;)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,160
Posted By Faster
Re: Tuning Standing Rigging after Mast Stepped
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,701
Posted By Faster
Re: What's the *second* best way to keep spiders off your boat?

Can't say we have any kind of significant spider issue, very occasional much as we might see at home.

Thinking back, though, for some years we moored in an old river estuary that was quite...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-09-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 2,571
Posted By Faster
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By Faster
Re: converting a jib to rollerfurling

If you do forgo the UV cover and choose to remove the sail between trips, fitting hooks to the sail as shown below will drastically reduce the number of shackle pins dropped overboard!!

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-06-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,676
Posted By Faster
Re: Broke my cherry. Ran aground for the first time

Maybe not a real good thing to post in a public forum??? ;)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-23-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 446
Posted By Faster
Re: in the news today

Already a thread running on this, Jack

To avoid clutter I've closed this one...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-12-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 4,721
Posted By Faster
Re: Help me find a 40-ish foot pilothouse

Med... Can't recall, but did you ever look at the Cooper/USyachts 416/42 PH sailboats? Should be a few available here in the PNW..
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-09-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 1,731
Posted By Faster
Re: 1st big project, bronze thru-hull

Look at the diagram in step 8 of the link...

WEST SYSTEM | Projects | Fiberglass Boat Repair & Restoration - Repairing machined holes in fiberglass...
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