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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 2,948
Posted By Plumbean
Re: Do You Pole out your Jib?

If you can store the pole on the mast, that gets it out of the way very nicely. Mine lives on the mast at all times other than (i) when it is in use or (ii) when racing.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 2,948
Posted By Plumbean
Re: Do You Pole out your Jib?

Casey:

I am pretty sure that DDW with the pole out will be faster than gybing back and forth. You might go out and experiment next time you have the opportunity. With the smaller headsail...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,281
Posted By Plumbean
Re: tiller pilots: simrad or raymarine????

I have a TP10 on a 13,000 pound sloop with a skeg hung rudder. Never been a problem power wise, although my use is pretty light. No cover. Came with the boat in 2008 and still working fine.
Forum: Electronics   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
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Views: 788
Posted By Plumbean
Re: Vhf

Icom just came out with a handheld that charges using a micro USB plug (the M25). I currently have one on order from Defender (they are backordered there but supposedly coming in this week) but some...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-01-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,719
Posted By Plumbean
Re: Raise the main sail while still at anchor

I do this all the time. Ease off the vang in addition to the mainsheet.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-20-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,760
Posted By Plumbean
Re: solid vs inflatable dinghy

Anyone try one of these nesting RIBs yet?

Nesting, Portable, Folding Boats & Dinghies UK - Nestaway Boats Ltd - F-RIB Folding hull RIBs...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-14-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,190
Posted By Plumbean
Re: Rudder Replacement Problems

I had this problem until I replaced my rudder bearings. There was enough play in the old bearings that the prop wash would push the rudder out of alignment and the boat would go hard right. New...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-10-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,696
Posted By Plumbean
Re: Dinghy and Engine Choices

Here is an interesting option: a folding/nesting RIB. Anyone have personal experience with these? First time I've heard of them.

Nesting, Portable, Folding Boats & Dinghies UK - Nestaway Boats...
Forum: Racing   10-07-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,928
Posted By Plumbean
Re: Spinnaker shackles

From Tylaska's website: "Ideal for halyards and sheets." I've also seen them used for babystays and solent stays.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-24-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 6,030
Posted By Plumbean
Re: When Do You Reef?

Casey: As you know, same boat as you (S&S 34), MKI and with a double spreader tall rig.

I downsize my headsail first. I've got a 135% genoa that I use in up to about 15 - 17 knots. Above that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-21-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 9,035
Posted By Plumbean
Re: Headed for LI Sound and Beyond

Would love to, but while I live on Port Washington, I will be out in Montauk then. Enjoy.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-18-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,531
Posted By Plumbean
Re: RI Broker?

Try Glenn Walters at Bluenose Yacht Sales in Newport.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-09-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 9,035
Posted By Plumbean
Re: Headed for LI Sound and Beyond

Chef:

You probably already know this, but the town of Port Washington maintains about 20 moorings for transients. I believe they are even free for the first 24 hours on weekends, and 48 hours...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-28-2014
Replies: 86
Views: 6,186
Posted By Plumbean
Re: Tiller or Wheel for Solo?

If you are looking to do solo stuff, take a look at FoolishMuse's book. He has some very well thought out information in there.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-28-2014
Replies: 86
Views: 6,186
Posted By Plumbean
Re: Tiller or Wheel for Solo?

Don't waste your money converting a tiller to wheel if you find a boat you like with a tiller. You can spend that on much more useful stuff. FWIW, my S&S 34 had an Edson conversion done to it, but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-27-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By Plumbean
Re: Halyard Flag Clips

I use these: http://newcontent.westmarine.com/content/images/catalog/full/14225_F.JPG
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-12-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,677
Posted By Plumbean
Re: Rigging knife

I have a Camillus that is similar to this one, but with a serrated section of the blade. I've had it for at least 15 years now and it is bomber. Beautiful knife.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   07-08-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 4,259
Posted By Plumbean
Re: Malo 45' loses rudder, pulls an All is Lost

How many rudder bearings does the Malo have? Or for that matter, what is typical for a skeg hung rudder?

On my boat, there is a shoe at the bottom of the skeg that is bolted through the skeg,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-14-2014
Replies: 89
Views: 7,564
Posted By Plumbean
Re: Boats like S&S 34

Ilenart and JeffH have identified some of my favorites that are similar to the S&S 34. For what it is worth, the displacement numbers that are kicked around online for the S&S 34 have always been a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-20-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 4,364
Posted By Plumbean
Re: So, What about this idea?

I thought that was how most modern boats were already designed, just that they forgot to include the feature about sliding them back in!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-16-2013
Replies: 531
Views: 129,371
Posted By Plumbean
Re: Pictures: Those perfect moments

Just read this from the beginning. Makes me jealous all of the beautiful places some of you are sailing in! Here are few special ones for me:

First is my father. Probably the last multi-day...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-31-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 716
Posted By Plumbean
Re: anodes for Yanmar saildrive AND Gori prop?

Yes, two anodes. One pencil style up inside the boat on the port side -- for me I've only changed this once in five years, but I hang on a mooring so don't have the same issues as someone in a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-09-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 4,142
Posted By Plumbean
Re: GoPro - What do you think?

Once you familiarize yourself with the controls you don't spend a ton of time futzing about with it. If anything, I've found that I shoot too much video because it is so easy to carry the thing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-09-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 4,142
Posted By Plumbean
Re: GoPro - What do you think?

When I researched this, a lot of the negative reviews about the Hero 3 edition of the GoPro seem to have been resolved by a software update they released. I haven't had any problems.

The camera...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-07-2013
Replies: 173
Views: 31,041
Posted By Plumbean
Re: Violent attack, Cruisers injured, St Vincent & Grenadines, Union Island

Has there been any description of what happened leading up to the attack? To me, it is one thing to be confronted by a violent attacker who doesn't say "hand over the money" first but just starts...
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