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Forum: Introduce Yourself   3 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By gamayun
Re: Bought it, now what?

Congrats and welcome to sailing! I have a sailboat that I live on part-time and race and cruise a lot. Every time I take it out of the slip, everything (!!) has to be battened down/put away/stowed...
Forum: herSailNet   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 5,953
Posted By gamayun
Re: Is it safe to sleep overnight at the marina?

I don't mean to make you more paranoid, but I've gotten myself into many gated and locked marinas, either by someone holding the gate open or scaling the fence -- "security" is just another way to...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   11-11-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By gamayun
Re: Introduction and boat search: Freedom 27.

Welcome, Tongo! Good luck in finding your Freedom.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-03-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By gamayun
Re: Nonsuch 36 vs Freedom 35

Try posting your question on Freedomyachts.org. I don't know anything about Freedom 35s, but I love my F38. Very solidly built. She has some issues for a 28-year-old boat that had never been...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-28-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By gamayun
Re: Not so new...

It's beautiful :) Just apply the "25-foot rule," which I use all the time for similar repairs.

There's lots of good info on the interwebs about mold/mildew issues, if you have these, too. That and...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-28-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By gamayun
Re: Not so new...

Make sure you air out that big sail in the middle of the boat.

As often as you can.

Congratulations and welcome :)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-18-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 817
Posted By gamayun
Re: Learning the right way: advice needed!

I skipper our club's Cal 20s for people who want to sail. Just last weekend I took out a couple with a 3-year-old. The man wanted to learn more about handling the boat so I put him on the tiller. The...
Forum: herSailNet   07-26-2015
Replies: 248
Views: 27,572
Posted By gamayun
Re: How many women here own their own boat?

At the risk of resurrecting an old post, but one which I've enjoyed reading again over the years, I would like to make an observation and see if I can get consensus because I will be the keynote...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-07-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,537
Posted By gamayun
Re: Wetsuit recommendations

You should base this on temperature, your tolerance to shivering, and how "water tight" the wetsuit is. You're always going to lose body heat, but those who stay warmer generally become less fatigued...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   03-30-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
Posted By gamayun
Re: Thought there was something strange..

Same thing has happened to others going under the the new span of the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. Maybe it has something to do with a different type of steal?

I don't trust my old AP right now...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 989
Posted By gamayun
Re: San Fran to Marina del Rey delivery

Down wind is your friend, but I've done a handful of passages to Half Moon Bay and one to Monterey where I was mostly motoring because drifting was just too painful and would take too long. A...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-24-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 3,031
Posted By gamayun
Re: Let's see your electronics! (for science)

I'm currently rewiring my boat to separate AC from DC, which are now all on the same panel at the nav station. I got an 8 slot Blue Seas panel (egads, that was expensive). The switches are for shore...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-13-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 3,044
Posted By gamayun
Re: Topside Paint Color - Flag Blue or White?

As long as you keep it waxed (but don't let anyone over buff the paint - they need a light touch), then a fresh water rinse won't streak. If you don't rinse the salt water off, then it will show the...
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-27-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,815
Posted By gamayun
Re: How do you start from nothing?

Meet ups. Most of the opportunities to sail are free.

Welcome to SN :)
Forum: Diesel   06-30-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,178
Posted By gamayun
Re: Diesel engine

I had a lot of rust on mine from a leaky water pump. Don't ditch it until you get some good advice. It doesn't take that much to clean it up, change the belts and impellers, change the oil and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-15-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 5,690
Posted By gamayun
Re: Inflatable PFD Failures?

It would be a necessary and timely article. I've been thinking about this and other PFD issues a lot over the past 3 years; however, I'm not sure what inferences you'd reliably be able to make about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-10-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 6,337
Posted By gamayun
Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

Here you go, Christian. The openings are attached with velcro that is slated to be replaced this evening....

http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/ab66/SeaJay1234/sailcover1_zpsea6752a2.jpg...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-07-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 6,337
Posted By gamayun
Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

Why do you want to get rid of the pig tail? Does it catch when you're sailing? There're ways to fix this. Personally, I would get the lazy jack system for ease of dropping or reefing the sails, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-28-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 5,421
Posted By gamayun
Re: Cleaning/Sanitizing fresh water holding tanks

I've used the Peggy Hall method to get rid of the "old" taste in the tanks, but since I use the tank water often, it's no longer a problem. Generally water straight out of the tap is good. Or you...
Forum: Diesel   04-17-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,240
Posted By gamayun
Re: 3 GM 30 Yanmar, White Powder

That sounds like an easy fix. After having scraped quite a few old gaskets off the same type of Yanmar, it does sound like the gasket has failed and you'll probably find it practically welded to the...
Forum: Racing   04-14-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 3,451
Posted By gamayun
Re: First time crewing/racing this weekend

Yeah, this is how most boats operate. As I understand the history, though, this is one of the reasons why the Northern California Offshore Racing Council was created. Post-accident reviews from when...
Forum: Racing   04-09-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 3,451
Posted By gamayun
Re: First time crewing/racing this weekend

Ditto all the above - great advice! Here are some other things: Be on time; don't bring too much extra gear so you might want to ask what's best; be prepared to be wet so bring dry cloths for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-05-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,225
Posted By gamayun
Spinlock PFDs

What do you think about the 2013 Islands Race accident report that found "four of the five Spinlock deck vests failed to work properly." The report also said that: "The panel recommends that Spinlock...
Forum: Chartering   10-21-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 853
Posted By gamayun
Re: San Francisco in January?

Ha, yea, anything less than 10 knots is a kinda slow day on the bay. I'm posting here so if you check back in January and my boat is in the vicinity at that time, you're welcome to come along, too....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-02-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 5,132
Posted By gamayun
Re: Tips or Suggestions, Sailing from San Diego to San Francisco

It's funny how many people say not to go north, or go to Hawaii first, etc., when that's generally just not feasible. This is not a trip to be taken lightly but you would think there would be more...
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