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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,728
Posted By Shockwave
I think I would listen to Maine Sail....

I think I would listen to Maine Sail....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-04-2015
Replies: 91
Views: 5,520
Posted By Shockwave
SJB, you know our boat. :)

SJB, you know our boat. :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-04-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Tinted 1/2" Acrylic Companionway Sections

Plastic Sheets, Plastic Rods, Plastic Tubing - Plexiglass & More (http://www.professionalplastics.com/)

Very good prices here: 2064 is light grey.

Cast machines easier then extruded but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-04-2015
Replies: 91
Views: 5,520
Posted By Shockwave
Re: How Old is Your Boat

41 years young, second spar, third or fourth engine, countless sails, 3rd ap, 4th set of instruments......boats are just an amalgamation of bits and pieces and can be kept going for a long time. If...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-15-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 7,153
Posted By Shockwave
Re: How did you get your spouse to embrace the cruising life?

Lucky, my wife loves sailing and looks forward to being aboard. She doesn't mind snotty weather and is always happy to sail the boat anywhere. We have raced/sailed together for many years and know...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-15-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,221
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Pogo 50 with in-boom furling.

With racks and lazy jacks the main should stay on the boom and not droop over the sides when reefed. Our main is slightly larger and we have used those systems for years with good effect and if the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-01-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By Shockwave
Sometimes jib sheets need to live on the clew if...

Sometimes jib sheets need to live on the clew if the jib lives on a furler. We coil and hang ours from the pulpit but they are still in the weather. If you can coil and store out of the weather...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   04-01-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,963
Posted By Shockwave
The algea can be bad by late summer depending on...

The algea can be bad by late summer depending on how much rain (run off from the farms) we experience. The lake can produce square waves, NE is generally the worst, not uncommon to see 6 footers...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-24-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 4,698
Posted By Shockwave
Ortho home defense, spray every couple of weeks. ...

Ortho home defense, spray every couple of weeks. It works well and allows the fresh water sailor a chance of staying ahead.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-23-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,011
Posted By Shockwave
We have flagship, they have been problematic and...

We have flagship, they have been problematic and flagship service has been lacking.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-13-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 4,996
Posted By Shockwave
The vang doesn't flatten the main unless you...

The vang doesn't flatten the main unless you drive the boom into the spar hard enough to bow the rig. Dinghy's do this, cruising boats don't. The vang on a cruising boat is simply twist control.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   02-21-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 8,955
Posted By Shockwave
Often, people don't know what they don't know. ...

Often, people don't know what they don't know. If you haven't sailed in truly crappy conditions how would you know?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-26-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 6,965
Posted By Shockwave
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-26-2015
Replies: 59
Views: 3,228
Posted By Shockwave
Re: RF Main pros and cons

My fear with in mast furling is being unable to roll away the sail when required. In mast furling can jam and then what?

We use a full batten main with slab reefing and and don't find it an...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-20-2015
Replies: 141
Views: 9,827
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Just Go!

There seem to be four camps.

1) The young who can go with a small simple boat that doesn't cost much, they're young and hardy. They can afford to take time off since they are early into a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-19-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,575
Posted By Shockwave
Rigging stretches, might want to ask a rigger to...

Rigging stretches, might want to ask a rigger to take a look?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-19-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,382
Posted By Shockwave
Tdf are great till they aren't. When things go...

Tdf are great till they aren't. When things go bad a large crew will be needed to sort the mess. A sock is a bit more bullet proof. YMMV
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-05-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 6,194
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Canvas Costs

If you decide to make your own I've found Mark Hoods tutorial to be one of the best.

Patterning a California dodger - Marine Fabricator...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-03-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 6,194
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Canvas Costs

East Coast Dodgers (http://www.newjsi.com/east%20coast.aspx)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-27-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 2,642
Posted By Shockwave
Open flames, hot oil, all on a moving platform. ...

Open flames, hot oil, all on a moving platform. What could go wrong?

Maybe carry out? Bob Evans has the best mashed potatoes and gravy.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-24-2014
Replies: 152
Views: 9,779
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Why are wheels so big?

We often use this wheel. It's very small and easy to get around.

http://whautopilots.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/HC_2A_2-129x300.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-24-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 5,806
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Really, $1000.00 for foulies?

I think it depends on where you sail and what you do. If you're taking the dog for a walk on rainy summer day Wal-Mart has just the jacket for you. If it's 50 degrees, raining and you're standing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-11-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 4,295
Posted By Shockwave
Old sails get deep, draft moves aft and become...

Old sails get deep, draft moves aft and become round, all of which are slow. An old sail is fine for reaching around the bay but the if goal is upwind the old sail will be thoroughly beaten upwind...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-10-2014
Replies: 287
Views: 19,442
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Pearons 28 passes Beneteau 46

Wow!
Do they actually make hats large enough to fit your head?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-08-2014
Replies: 107
Views: 5,060
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Spinaker or Genaker - which do you prefer?

We've found over the years dark color kites tend to last longer and single colors are preferred. Multi colors have slightly different stretch and can result in a "quilted" look to a kite. Regarding...
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