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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   17 Hours Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 439
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Jib Sail Twist

Buried in the responses there is some accurate information but there's a lot of chaff with the few kernels of wheat. Many sailmakers now draw a line bisecting the angle created by the foot and the...
Forum: Diesel   5 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 993
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: If the diesel tank is done for...

Congratulations on a first class job. You won't regret it
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   6 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Melges 30 or run?

For 19 years Carroll Marine built a variety of popular raceboats such as the Mumm 36, Frers 33, 1D35, Corel 45, Concordia 47, Farr 40, Tripp 40, Farr 52, Carroll Marine 60, Farr 395, and a Wally 60....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Melges 30 or run?

Perhaps you should refer to this article regarding gelcoat over epoxy: WEST SYSTEM | Projects | Fiberglass Boat Repair and Restoration - Polyester over epoxy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By Hudsonian
How much purchase for J/27 backstay?

I 'd like to install a modify the existing backstay adjustor on a J/27. How much purchase should I build in? More purchase reduces the force required to bend the mast but increases friction and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Pop Rivets

Consider exploring fastening the standing part of the control line to the forward boom cap. If possible, it will be easier and avoid weakening the boom,
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: liveaboard near Nyack, NY

Haverstraw marina
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 835
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: How much does spending an extra 50,000 on a boat cost

If you keep the boat longer the annual depreciation decreases, When I sold a boat that I had for 18 years, the depreciation was 2.1% per annum. If 2.1% depreciation applies in the instance of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 839
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Is it possible to travel by (own) ship as a rule?

A friend recently sailed from the NY Metro area to Gambia to attend a conference and sailed back; double handed on 38' sloop. He's shooting for a low carbon footprint
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 1,700
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: replacing the outhaul

This page should start you in the right direction Harken (http://www.harken.com/content.aspx?id=3910). As you surmised there may be an eyestrap in mid-boom.

Alternatively on a 30' sloop I seen...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Flying Scot - snapped boom

Also check the Flying Scot Sailing Association Flying Scot Sailing Association (http://www.FSSA.com). In the "caveat emptor" section they have use booms for sale. If the boom comes from afar,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,750
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Annual Long Island Sound Vacation

If you were to go a little further east, Narragansett Bay has great appeal --generally cooler and breezier than the Sound; many pleasantly funky, walkable, historic communities; secluded anchorages;...
Forum: Diesel   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 835
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Yanmar Coolant Issue

A coolant recovery tank should be less than $15.00 at your local auto parts store. It's an easy install and will clean up your bilge.
Forum: Racing   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: First race in 20yrs

If you're going to run the spinnaker, practice as follows: start, four tacks, set, gybe, dowse, and repeat ten times. This should dramatically reduce boat handling errors. If, after the practice,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Need a Thistle mast

Check the classified ads on the Thistle Class Association website. Of course, you could retrofit an aluminum mast.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: How do I fix this fractured fiberglass?

Your thought that the hull has cracked due to a mooring pendant applying pressure when the boat swings seems unlikely--it's probably impact damage (e.g., piling or another hull). In any event asdf38...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-13-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 871
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: What type of boat is this?

Old Hungarian saying: "You can't make good bacon out of a bad dog."
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-12-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 871
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: What type of boat is this?

Do yourself and the boating world a favor-- junk it. Hire a day laborer, rent a wrecking saw and a 10 cu yd box, and you'll have the hulk out of your yard in a day. Wear a bunny suit, respirator,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-12-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,753
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: Lightning centerboard extraction

The going price for a used, SS Lightning CB is about $1k. If it were mine, I wouldn't touch it with a wire brush. Strip it with methylene chloride paint stripper. maybe use a 3M pad with stripper...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-08-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 8,288
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: masthead anchor light LED Help

Hang it on a line between the mast and the forestay.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-08-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,243
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: May be getting a free Thistle

Check to see if there's guidance on the TCA website. If not, chock the trailer to stop it from rolling forward, fasten the shrouds to the chainplates, feed the main and spin halyards through the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-05-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,662
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: New to sailing and thinking of getting a sailing dinghy.

Sail what they sail where you are. If there's a fleet of Lightnings sail a Lightning. If there's a fleet of Ideal 18's, sail an Ideal 18. You'll get lots of support from fleet members. If it...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-05-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,243
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: May be getting a free Thistle

Best of luck with your Thistle. The boat stiffens up when the centerboard has water flowing past it under weigh. The controls are simple:mainsheet, traveler, Cunningham, outhaul, jib sheets on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-04-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,243
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: May be getting a free Thistle

The boat is highly responsive. Your skill will improve rapidly. Consider getting some support from you local Thistle fleet. I believe there's one on Lake Sinclair. Possibly crew one or more times...
Forum: Diesel   05-18-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 993
Posted By Hudsonian
Re: If the diesel tank is done for...

Alternatively I suspect that you could pull the engine to get the tank out. If you had a good fitting replacement in hand, you could probably pull the engine, clean the engine bay, yank the old tank...
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