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Search: Posts Made By: lmitchell
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-15-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By lmitchell
Used Genoa question.

I am considering buying a used genoa. The luff is 18 inches shorter than my current blown out sail. If I choose to buy it where do I want the sail on the headstay? Do I put a pendant at the head or...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-31-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,173
Posted By lmitchell
Mooring Question

There is a mooring at my club that is available for rent. My question ... is a 1/2 inch chain strong enough for an 18,000 lb boat. I'm being told, "no problem" but my instincts tell me that seems on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-19-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By lmitchell
To answer some questions... Important to...

To answer some questions...

Important to note: these pictures are of the starboard side...
the port side is identical... Hmmm?

The boat is an '87 Pearson 39-2.
It does not appear to leak....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-18-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By lmitchell
More Spring Projects...

Whoa!
I pulled the teak frames that were velcroed over the fixed portlight off. Revealing a very ugly, globby mess. See attached link...

http://isurus.mote.org/~lmitchell/Periwinkle/DSCF1997.JPG...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-17-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By lmitchell
Another spring project... Help Please.

OK... I get it. The projects never really end.

In light of that I've pulled down the poorly fitted bimini and dodger. And will be taking off the mounting hardware. How should I fill all the little...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-12-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 2,105
Posted By lmitchell
a bear...? Why? Shouldn't I just sew the new...

a bear...?

Why? Shouldn't I just sew the new line to the but of the old line and pull it through? Or am I missing something obvious? Do you think there would be any advantage to using a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-12-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 2,105
Posted By lmitchell
The boat is a Pearson 39

See this link for current set-up.

http://pearsoninfo.net/36-2/Isomat_Jiffy_Reefing.gif

Thanks,
Lawson Mitchell
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-12-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 2,105
Posted By lmitchell
Line Choice for Single-Line Reefing

I am going to replace my worn mainsail reefing lines on my Pearson 39. The current single-line system tends to get twisted in the boom. What line choices do I have to best utilize this system?
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-13-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 829
Posted By lmitchell
Messy Cetol on NonSkid

The PO did a pretty sloppy job of applying Cetol to the toe rail. Some splatters are on the non skid. Any way to remove it? Also, if I wait will the Cetol eventually degrade off the toe rails or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-10-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,270
Posted By lmitchell
Thanks for all the help folks.

I think i'll try moving the sheet to a block just aft of the vang, then run down parallel to the vang and on ...

Will the load on the mast base block be too high?

Much thanks for all the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-08-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,270
Posted By lmitchell
Mainsheet rubbing vang...

The mainsheet is rubbing on the rigid vang. Should this be a concern? Should I reroute the mainsheet to run down parallel to the vang rig? See pic:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-14-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 1,104
Posted By lmitchell
solent rig with double headsails downwind

I was intersted in doing something like the following to a 1987 Pearson 39...

I added a solent stay to my 382 last year It runs from near the top of the mast (about 12" below the forward stay...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-09-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,590
Posted By lmitchell
How much draft is too much?

I've heard lots of folks down here on the Gulf coast of FLA throw around lots of different numbers for how much draft I need in a boat. Everything from no more than 3 feet to no more than 7 feet! I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-27-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,043
Posted By lmitchell
Looking for...

Thanks for the reply.

Basic looking for guidelines are:

Capable bluewater boat for crossings...
Capable of coastal cruising in light airs...
Not too much of a slow poke...
A boat that...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-27-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,043
Posted By lmitchell
Dazed & Confused... Boat Speed.

OK,...

How do I determine how fast a boat is?
Example: I've been told a Tartan 37 is faster than a Tayana 37.
I've been told a Tayana 37 is faster than a Tartan 37.
I've been told a Tartan 37...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-19-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,681
Posted By lmitchell
Thanks for all the input!

Appreciate your input. FYI: this particular Cabo Rico has had the teak decks removed... still lots of brightwork... Will the Tartan handle Atlantic crossings?
I am confident the other two boats...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-14-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,681
Posted By lmitchell
Crunch Time ... Must Choose ... Help!

I need to make decision before the skipper decides to keelhaul me...
or maroons me on some interstate right-of-way.
Down to three ... '85 Cabo Rico 38, '80 Valiant 37, and '85 Tartan 37.

Goal:...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-30-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,001
Posted By lmitchell
How old is too old?

Looking at a 1973 Allied Mistress 39 ... 6 year old standing & running rigging ... Is a '73 to old? What should on look out for on a boat this old?

Thanks
Lawson
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-29-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 1,352
Posted By lmitchell
79 Cabo Rico 38 ... What to look for?

Anything I should be looking out for on an older cabo rico 38?

Thanks
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-25-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By lmitchell
Iron Ballast

I understand that the '79 Cabo Rico 38 i am considering has cast iron instead of lead in the keel. What problems should I be looking forward to?

Thanks
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-24-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 2,701
Posted By lmitchell
Looking for info on ... Alajuela 38, Cabo Rico 38, Vagabond Westwind 38

Looking for any info, opinions or resources on the following boats:

Alajuela 38
Cabo Rico 38
Vagabond Westwind 38

Thanks,
Lawson
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-21-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 922
Posted By lmitchell
Boat Opinions : )

OK, Here is yet another post from someone interested in buying a first cruising sailboat. We are a couple looking to sail the caribbean, central american pacific, and points beyond as our skills...
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