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Search: Posts Made By: Jeff_H
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 21,114
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Hughes Sailboats

The Hinkley version came into being when a small syndicate from Manhasset Bay decided to have around a dozen built. It was the same syndicate which had the Hinckley pilot and Bermuda 40 designed and...
Forum: Learning to Sail 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,013
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Setting up a spinnaker

My 38 footer was originally rigged with the pole downhaul attached to a bridle and run back to the base of the mast. I used it that way when I first got the boat and it worked fine even in winds...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 1 Week Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 5,663
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Dumbest passage plan since the BOUNTY sailed straight into Sandy?

Jon,

Thank you for starting this thread.

Normally, when I read stories about people abandoning boats, or having a disaster on board, I read them as objectively as I possibly can, trying to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 12,570
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: C & C 30'

As others have noted, it would cost several times the value of the boat to complete a boat that only has the equipment that you describe. Losing a mast is usually enough to total a boat like this....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 16,105
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Boat sank at the dock

I can tell everyone that the moderators have had enough information supplied to us to be certain that this is not a troll and the general story is real. While the general interactions in this story...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,826
Views: 180,313
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

I don't believe that is an accurate statement. I think that the case has been made that some well maintained, and upgraded, value oriented, coastal cruising oriented, production boats, those with...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 103
Views: 5,550
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: My newest project

Bob- Thank you for the vote of confidence.

I think that SloopJonB did a great job of explaining the terms that CCRiders was asking about. In basic engineering terms a composite is simply using...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,373
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: increasing and consolidating standing rigging size

Very few boats were built with undersized standing rigging. When standing rigging fails, it is usually a matter of a failure at a terminal, where it passes over a spreader tip, or where there is a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 103
Views: 5,550
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: My newest project

Bob,


Handsome boat and a very interesting design. Its almost a very big and updated Bristol Channel Cutter. That is a very creative solution to protecting and supporting the bottom of the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,013
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Setting up a spinnaker

You have gotten a lot of good advice here, especially Faster's comments on not needing to buy guys, and Shnool's comments and green diagram.

I do have a couple additional comments as follows:
-...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 932
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Does anyone use belt PFDs?

The Coast Guard is not getting out of the labeling business. They are just moving to bring the US labeling system closer to the standards and lableing methods being used in Europe and Canada....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 932
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Does anyone use belt PFDs?

I had a couple of the belt hung inflatables back in the 1980's or 90's. They were always getting caught on something and torn apart. These days I wear an auto-inflatable harness any time that I am...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: internal halyards

The only time that I fished internal halyards with the mast down we removed the sheeves. We made up a pusher out of small diameter PVC tubing and worked from the bottom of the mast which was...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 6,841
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Freedom Mast Pros and cons

How many jetliners have you seen with cloth wings? Jetliners vary their wing shape by adjusting their flaps, whereas sails change their camber in part by varying controlling mast bend.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,211
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: To stop pitching, no not horseshoes.

(I apologize that this was written for an earlier discussion on this topic in which a similar point about where weight should be placed to minimize pitch.)

I am afraid that is not how it works,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 2,961
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Sailing single handed best size, not brand

This has been a great discussion so far; not because we all agree on one proper approach, but because so many of us are short-handed sailors and single-handers, and yet we each have selected the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 2,961
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Sailing single handed best size, not brand

That SA/D of around 23 is based on 100% foretriangle which works well when coupled with a fractional rig. It allows a sail plan that does not require overlapping headsails but can be depowered rather...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 2,961
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Sailing single handed best size, not brand

32 to 34 feet is a nice range for a single-hander. Big enough to stand up to weather, provide a stable platform, provide decent carrying capacity, have decent performance yet not too large to be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 2,961
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Sailing single handed best size, not brand

The rigging and sail loads on a smaller displacement boat generally will be considerably smaller. Where a 11,000 lb or less displacement boat might get by with a cascade vang, and backstay adjuster,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 2,961
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Sailing single handed best size, not brand

As you have seen, your question is pretty much the kind of "how long is a piece of string?" question which is bound to elicit a a diversity of seemingly contradictory answers. The mutually exclusive...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 2,664
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: RF Main pros and cons

I would agree that at some point boat size, rig size, and the physical ability of the crew means that some form of non-standard manual technology would be necessary to handle the boat. An in-mast...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 2,664
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: RF Main pros and cons

Gary,

Here are the names of spar manufacturer's that you can refer to:
ZSpar: Z Spars UK - Masts and Booms, Rigid Vangs, Spinnaker Poles, Rigging...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 2,664
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: RF Main pros and cons

Gary,

Let me see whether I can address your comments:



Here is my practical experience with in-mast furlers. I personally was on a boat when one jambed. That boat was owned by a guy who...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Trouble pointing in Alerion 28

With all due respect, unless the outhaul was way over tensioned, this makes no sense at all.

But I do think that the comments about backwinding raise a very valid point, which is the improper...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,115
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Soft hanks with roller furler

I am not sure if I understand your question. If the goal is to convert a sail with hanks to a furler, its easy for a sailmaker to add a luff tape and do that.

If I understand your question...
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