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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-22-2014
Replies: 287
Views: 19,827
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Pearons 28 passes Beneteau 46

I view the world of sailing forums differently than many others. I still believe the interesting thing about my video post, both here and on SA, was the strong reactions it generated. That says...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-03-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 3,844
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Sailing in Near Gale Conditions

That is a very good point. If you are relatively new to sailing, welcome the challenge of sailing in higher and higher windspeeds and rougher conditions only after you feel more confident and...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-20-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 898
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Gaining Experience

Great, since you are not a sock puppet and you seem to be promoting this course of action in a round-about fashion, you would not mind telling us the cost of your trip?

What are you paying for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-19-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 5,997
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Hopes and dreams. Is this realistic?

And they went on a forum for advice from strangers?

This guy is planning to be a liveaboard. You are confusing true sailors with liveaboards.

True sailors are out there cruising and sailing. ...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-12-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 5,649
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Coastal sailing without depth finder?

Many of the posters in this thread and the previous thread seem to be missing half the issue:

A depth sounder is both a tool (1) to assist you in avoiding running aground and (2) a NAVIGATIONAL...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-11-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 5,649
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Coastal sailing without depth finder?

I am a minimalist and I, too, stick to the basics.

A depth sounder is a basic, minimal piece of equipment, like a compass and a paper chart.

The fact that it has now become debatable shows how...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-15-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 4,914
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Sailing Schools - certificated coures or 'a la carte'???

Can anyone name a single accomplished sailor - that is, a famous racing skipper/tactician or well-known, published cruising expert (not one of the self-proclaimed, certified experts advertising their...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-22-2014
Replies: 165
Views: 9,908
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!

I carry a spare mainsail (2 mainsails, 3 jibs, 3 spinnakers). It surprises me how many sailors have multiple jibs, but only one main. I would also bring some sail tape for repairs underway.

Ask...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-20-2014
Replies: 165
Views: 9,908
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!

Here are two book recommendations for you, that have helped me with my preparations:

"The Coast of Summer" by Anthony Bailey; and,

"A Visual Cruising Guide to the Southern New England Coast" by...
Forum: Diesel   05-23-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Westerbeke 30 won't start after sitting

My best guesses:

Have you checked your oil? Is there a smell of diesel fuel in the oil? (Could be the cause of the dripping oil - it has been thinned by fuel). Might be a leaking diaphragm in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-20-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,206
Posted By jameswilson29
Securing extra fuel and water tanks for coastal cruising

I have 3 portable plastic 5 gallon diesel fuel tanks and 2 portable 5 gallon water tanks, to supplement the permanent 16 gallon diesel fuel and 26 gallon water tanks on my boat for my occasional...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-07-2014
Replies: 226
Views: 17,010
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Why All the Absurd Circumnavigation Threads?

Actually, if you read the threads, they are not portrayed as "dreams", they are present intentions or plans, to be commenced in the near future, without any knowledge, experience or resources. ...
Forum: Racing   05-05-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,574
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Can my boat handle racing?

Yes, it can handle racing. Yes, it puts a little more stress on the boat, but not anything the boat can't handle.

Ideas: Try crewing on someone else's boat first before you spend money. Get a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-03-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 2,890
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: training for solo non-stop circumnav

Agree with Jon - if you have to come here to ask, you probably shouldn't do it.

Many worthwhile things require extraordinary drive and determination. You do not get that from a listserv. In...
Forum: Racing   04-14-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 3,203
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: First time crewing/racing this weekend

Your first racing experience sounds like a Three Stooges episode. The boat sounds unprepared and incompetent to the point of presenting a high level of risk to the crew. You might want to shop...
Forum: Racing   04-12-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 3,203
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: First time crewing/racing this weekend

Good luck!

Your approach shows you are an intelligent, conscientious person. If you were an irresponsible idiot, I wouldn't have advised you to do anything other than show up on time with a six...
Forum: Diesel   04-06-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 3,435
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: About to buy, nagging engine issue - seeking advice

One could buy a brand new Beta 30 marine diesel for $12K (plus installation)far better than a $12K rebuild..IMHO.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-29-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 4,622
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Don't try this at home .. ancient means of navigation

AND WE HAVE A WINNER!:laugher:laugher:laugher
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-25-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,933
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Pearson 30 Bilge Pump Recommendations?

Actually this would be a 6th hole - there are already 3 bilge pump exhausts, an engine exhaust and a fuel tank vent, plus the backstay chainplate and 2 ladder stanchion plates.

The Pearson transom...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-25-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 3,317
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Singlehanding Pedestal Steering

It is no problem. I sail solo almost all the time and fly a symmetrical spinnaker solo. You do not need to lead lines aft. You should have an autopilot and/or wheel brake.

Stand behind the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-25-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,933
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Pearson 30 Bilge Pump Recommendations?

I now believe the ultimate set up is 4 bilge pumps, each with a separate hose to the transom: 2 automatics, a manual operated from the cockpit and a manual operated from in the cabin. I still need...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-25-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,933
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Pearson 30 Bilge Pump Recommendations?

I have two Rulemate 750s with automatic switches in the bilge.

I tried to clean out the bilge with a garden hose with just a single 750 in the bilge. It emptied the water faster than I could fill...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-07-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,416
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Crew- the good the bad and the ugly

Modify your boat for sailing solo and avoid the problem altogether.

Many of the problems on this listserv appear to originate with the crew, paid or otherwise...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-01-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 3,275
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Looking at Sailboats

Start by reading Don Casey's "Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual", then buy a small weekender/keelboat with a tiller, like a Catalina 22 or J/24. After a few years of study, work and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-04-2013
Replies: 166
Views: 10,040
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Nothing has changed in 50 years...many sailors still can't navigate...

Not in the U.S. I just bought the 2014 Nautical Almanac Commercial Edition published by Paradise Cay Publications for about $20.

My Davis Mark III sextant (the "lifeboat sextant") was less than...
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