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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,251
Posted By Stumble
Re: Actual maintenance experience.

So of the things you listed...


Power winches - we had three on our cruising boat. Installed in 1990, the boat was totaled in 2005 (Katrina) we never had any issues at all other than annual winch...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,403
Posted By Stumble
Re: Compromises

I had to look this up, but at least two 130's have been/are used as distance cruisers. One Sirocco was listed for sale in 2013 For Sale: J-130 Performance Cruising - Cruisers & Sailing Forums...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,403
Posted By Stumble
Re: Compromises

We generally raced with 9-10 but for distance races would take up to 15 people. With that much crew it is highly uncomfortable, but for a few days it was fine. Frankly re rigging a J-130 wouldn't be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,403
Posted By Stumble
Re: Compromises

One in Mexico, one in Wisconsin, and like I said there is one here in New Orleans that the owner has really stopped sailing much.

1994 J Boats J/130 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-30-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By Stumble
Re: Adding mast fittings

I am with Greg on this one. Rivnuts where possible are the best way to go. I do recommend using the ribbed ones, and slather the threads with loctite so you can eventually remove the parts down the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-25-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By Stumble
Re: Halyard Tension vs Turning Block Size

While I love harken, I have recently started using Karver blocks. And would highly recommend them.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-11-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By Stumble
Re: Reliance 44 chainplate replacement

DC,

I wouldn't even begin to guess. Once you have to remove cabinetry the cost is just up to the local yard. There is no general rule I could suggest to you.

What I would suggest is while you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-23-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 4,272
Posted By Stumble
Re: Why buy new rigging?

Pretty much.

It is actually a little more complicated than that based on salinity and average temperature. But inspected vessels are required to be inspected every two years. Every six years...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-23-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By Stumble
Re: Frozen cotter pins...HELP!

A pair of high quality vice grips (ie, not harbor freight ones) can normally get enough of a grip to spin the clevis pin out. If that doesn't work then use the dremmel to cut flats in the head. This...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-17-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By Stumble
Re: Question regarding purchase contract

Well,

It is primarily an incentive not to sue unless you are pretty sure you can win. If anything it would decrease the likelihood of suing so I am not sure your specific concern is warranted. But...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-16-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,517
Posted By Stumble
Re: Ceramic knife review

For kitchen knives I am a huge fan of Shun. The three I have are easily my favorite knives. The Hinkle's are now relegated to the back of a drawer.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-16-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,517
Posted By Stumble
Angry Re: Ceramic knife review

I follow the directions from Phil (the guy who makes the knife). I am quoting below.

SHARPENING ADVICE
YES it is much more difficult to sharpen ceramic blades due both to the extreme hardness...
Forum: Diesel   05-07-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,145
Posted By Stumble
Re: Should I dump my fuel?

My vote would be to shock it and then have it commercially polished. Or build your own polishing rig.

It won't be perfect, but if you can get it good enough to get ahead of the problem you can...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-04-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,864
Posted By Stumble
Re: Chain Plates

Any corrosion would be negligible at the worst at least as between the titanium and stainless. Between the stainless and aluminium you might get some. But I think they are sleeved with a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-28-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 870
Posted By Stumble
Re: Pole end jamming

I am not familure with that specific end, but it is a pretty common issue with this type of end. Pulling it all the way apart, greasing the parts with a dry lubricant can help, but nothing in my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-27-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,462
Posted By Stumble
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

Keep in mind this regatta is on an inland bay surrounded by land on all four sides. The cut into Mobile Bay is narrow enough to throw a baseball across. These boats were not expecting or really...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-26-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,462
Posted By Stumble
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

The race wasn't in open water. It runs inside a fully enclosed bay. At no point in the bay are you more than five miles from shore. It really is almost custom designed for small dinghys and beach...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-11-2015
Replies: 139
Views: 6,973
Posted By Stumble
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

I am with Sal on this. Car top able is nice in theory, but there are very few boats that are actually light enough to reasonably lift onto the roof. The few I can think of are either whole unsutable...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-29-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,620
Posted By Stumble
Re: Lashing lifelines

I ignored the minimums and use the largest size I could fit thru the lifeline grommets of my boat. I think it was 1/4" but it may have been 5/16 or 3/8. It is an intersting issue since the chaff...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 662
Posted By Stumble
Re: need help identifying a hobie type boat

The value really depends on the boat. If it's a Hobie 18 then its a little on the high side, if it's a F-18 then its a pretty good deal assuming everything is in good condition. But that broach float...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-21-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,511
Posted By Stumble
Re: noob question

Use your GI Bill to take a class in diesel mechanics, low voltage electricity, and if you can find one fiberglass repair. If you can log the time (180 days at sea) then a six pac license would also...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-19-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,511
Posted By Stumble
Re: noob question

I would recommend a race boat as well. Just be careful with what boat you go with. The goal is a low stress boat that would like to win but isn't driving the crew hugely to do so. There is just no...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-16-2015
Replies: 123
Views: 7,157
Posted By Stumble
Re: Can anyone give me a valid reason to carry a firearm?

I don't see the advantage in the Carribean. Even assuming you know how and are willing to use a gun, the reality is that in most places where you might need one you should just avoid. And in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-13-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,062
Posted By Stumble
Re: Rusting lifeline - what to do?

http://www.ussailing.org/wp-content/uploads/DARoot/Offshore/SAS/Dyneema%20Spectra%20Lifeline%20Revision%20Jan%202014.pdf
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-06-2015
Replies: 108
Views: 7,638
Posted By Stumble
Re: Sugar scoop transom safety in big seas

And let me points it th to big race boats DONT rely on crew muscle to do anything. You can't the loads are too high. They rely on the best deck design money can buy, and installing the right deck...
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