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Search: Posts Made By: baboon
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By baboon
Re: Jib will not unroll completely

The above advice is good, using a binocular you may be able to see if there is a halyard wrap. If there is no wrap and the halyard length and angle look ok then another issue may be binding of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,377
Posted By baboon
Re: How bad is this bottom issue (photo)

I agree they do not look like blisters, but it is odd that someone went through the trouble to paint over such a rough surface. Prep work is the most imporant part of any painting job, and it was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 554
Posted By baboon
Re: Washington State SailNetters: Measles Exposure Risk

Usually parents who choose not to vaccinate their kids get away with it because the majority of kids in the community are vaccinated. This is sometimes referred to as herd immunity, the idea that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-11-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By baboon
Re: Smooth epoxy base for clear coat finish

If you have let the epoxy cure between coats it is important to get rid of glossy spots, but you need to remove very little epoxy to do so. I have used a green scotch pad with good results, just...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 4,946
Posted By baboon
Re: full battens for a monohull cruiser?

My boat is 30 ft, but from the same time period and with the same small main, big masthead jib sail plan.

On your boat a full battened main is nice for controling the sail, adding lazy jacks will...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-28-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 3,538
Posted By baboon
Re: Jeanneau or Catalina

I have looked at the 379 and 409, and sailed the 409 and have some thoughts about the designs. The plumb bow is most likely more than a style issue, more waterline does increase performance and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-26-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By baboon
Sanitation hose question,

Last year I replaced all my hose for the head accept the section from the discharge seacock to the vented loop. I held off since the old hose was very hard to get off and I did not want to risk...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-23-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By baboon
Re: Looking for a village by some water

Croatia would be hard to pass up for a plan like this. Less expensive than many other options in Europe, great sailing, many small towns, Hvar and Vela Luka would be larger towns on the coast to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-22-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 849
Posted By baboon
Re: Reviving an Old Design

I am not sure, Norstar in Bellingham built the new boat, and their website is still up, but I do not know if they ever build another one.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-22-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 849
Posted By baboon
Re: Reviving an Old Design

A similar project was a new Nordic 40 built a few years ago, the boat was first built in the mid 80's. I think the new boat was built using the salvaged original molds, but updated with a drop down...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-08-2014
Replies: 145
Views: 6,248
Posted By baboon
Re: Low vs. high freeboard - benefits and drawbacks

My experience with windsurfing and dingy sailing is the daggerboard dampens healing and roll, but does not keep you upright. One the board is partly out of the water control is reduced and the boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-04-2014
Replies: 145
Views: 6,248
Posted By baboon
Re: Low vs. high freeboard - benefits and drawbacks

Low freeboard boats can be an advantage docking as well. Not only are they blown around less, but the step off on a high freeboard boat can be a problem, especaily if you visit other marinas often.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-23-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,192
Posted By baboon
Re: Last but not least, I need an anchor

I use a bruce with about the same amount of chain you mentioned. I also sail in the PNW and it has never failed me either. Since they have no moving parts and are considered an "older" anchor a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-13-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 2,758
Posted By baboon
Re: "Open the pod bay doors, Hal..."

Washington State ferries had several very expensive accidents secondary to failure of electronic controls. Most of them involved approaching the dock, sending comands to reverse the motors, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-05-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,008
Posted By baboon
Re: Mystery water in bilge in CAL-29

Leaking hull deck joint, about the only option left after you have excluded the other culprits. This is the only thing I can think of that would let water in while sailing hard but not at the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-28-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 925
Posted By baboon
Re: intervention councelor(s) needed...

In reality there almost no glass boats with structural wood. Keel sumps, mast steps, engine mounts are plastic or metal. I think Catalina used some wood for mast steps for a while, causing no end...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-26-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,411
Posted By baboon
Re: Washington State - Sailing? Living?

It is hard to top Alex's photo,

I have used AT&T for data, and Verizon for voice and data on Puget Sound from south Seattle, Bremerton, up north to the mid San Juan's without problem, although...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-19-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By baboon
Re: Corroded aluminum port light- paint before using Buytl?

Butyl does not really "bond", but rather forms a sticky gasket. I have used it on glecoat, plastic, aluminum, steel and wood with no problems. It should work with painted surfaces too, but the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-18-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 1,544
Posted By baboon
Re: All Survival Geared Up

Already mentioned, but I think one of the new handheld VHF radios with built in GPS and DSC is a great idea, can be used by guests with very little teaching, float, small enough to keep on your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-16-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,411
Posted By baboon
Re: Washington State - Sailing? Living?

I was born here and after 40+ yrs I need to point out that all of the responses so far are wrong, there is no reason why anybody from anywhere else needs to move to the PNW ever, especially Seattle. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-16-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 2,530
Posted By baboon
Re: Simrad RS35 review (VHF + AIS)

I was talking to a new boat broker this summer who stated they have good luck with Simrad electronic packages on their new boats, but specificaly delete the VHF radio because other brands are better.
Forum: Diesel 12-13-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,626
Posted By baboon
Re: Going to need to re powersomeday..

Diesel electric power has always had a strong appeal, the idea of running the motor at peak efficiency all the time combined with the generation of electric power for other uses makes sense, and if...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-26-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 6,008
Posted By baboon
Re: That's a pretty cheap boat heater!

In practice the force 10 heater will put out less total heat than the bare burner alone since a portion of the heat heads up the chimney. The loss is a small price to pay for getting the moisture...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-21-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1,121
Posted By baboon
Re: Ranger 23 Keel Wobble Advice

Another resource for this question may be found over on the cruising forum of sailing anarchy. I recall a guy who goes by memopad has a ranger with the same problem and posted about his experience. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-21-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By baboon
Re: Interior wood treatment

Poop has the right idea. Keep in mind the original poster said it is the interior that needs help. As long as the wood does not have a shiny varnish or polyurathane finish the best option is to...
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