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Search: Posts Made By: sterilecuckoo58
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 4,279
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Re: Cam cleat placement for jib sheets?

G'morning all - what a way to start. A quick search for a pic and sure enough, the jam end is forward hence the starboard sheet must makes a 1-1/2 turns about the cleat, which is what I do now...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 4,279
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Re: Cam cleat placement for jib sheets?

Sorry Faster - Thank YOU for the pic.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 4,279
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Smile Re: Cam cleat placement for jib sheets?

Sailormon6 - Shoot, if it holds on a 35, surely it'll do on my 24... I like it


RT?R1956 - and a picture is worth an awful lot of words.... got it....

I don't think my cleat is turned,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 4,279
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Re: Cam cleat placement for jib sheets?

Thank you RHR1956 - I like the location you showed further back in the thread and that's the approach I'll take.

Sailak - Moving the horn cleat is thinking further outside the hull than I was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 4,279
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Re: Cam cleat placement for jib sheets?

That is what I'd expect to do, and you have confirmed it is so :-) I thank you
Now I need to review the thread and see where you put them (coaming wall or top)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 4,279
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Re: Cam cleat placement for jib sheets?

Hi Itsaboat

What did you finally do and is it working out? I am in the same, er, boat and appreciate your having asked the question. I am thinking that, as with a rope clutch, you need to take...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-17-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,489
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Re: Need to rig my main halyard

Shucks Paul, now I have to go visit the top of the mast before the weekend... and not via the bos'n chair lift... low tide here we come.

By the way, your epoxy products were great....

Jimgo - ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-16-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,489
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Re: Need to rig my main halyard

For others looking at switching from wire-rope to all rope, here's $0.03 on experience so far: changed 1/8-wire x 3/8 braided rope to all 5/16 braided rope. No problem feeding new 5/16 rope and no...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-03-2013
Replies: 572
Views: 149,203
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

That's a haul... I couldn't do that, I am forever forgetting something and I don't think the bus would oblige a turn about to go fetch it. Fortunately I was able to get an outdoor spot for my...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-03-2013
Replies: 572
Views: 149,203
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

The principle of OPM is, of course, the heart of this forum. You seem to be a fairly careful and thoughtful person so less likely to have a qualifying entry here. Uh-oh... I see a boneheaded...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-03-2013
Replies: 572
Views: 149,203
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

The weather is the problem with PNW - after all, if it wasn't for that you'd have more good weather time for the repairs, coatings etc. and get in the water sooner. Heck, friends might even come...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-03-2013
Replies: 572
Views: 149,203
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

I don't think so, but as a consolation it does qualify you for the looney bin and a variety of other receptacles where straight jackets are employed. You're living out one of my dreams (well, drop...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-25-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 9,942
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Re: outboard for sailboat?

For what its worth, our 1970 Vivacity 24 has had an extra long 25" 9.9 2-stroke Johnson for 16 years, had the proper pitched prop so my folks experienced improved performance. Its predecessor was a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-25-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,801
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Re: Winter Storage Covers

My boat winters in the water. The first winter I used heavy duty tarps and all... not the best solution. AT the boat show we saw boat covers... and bought from one that hit all the right notes:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-11-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2,454
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Re: stripped thread in lower unit oil fill hole

When going to a larger bolt, consider a headless stud for Allen wrench. That would eliminate the head clearance problem in the well. But I don't know if the head is needed to secure a gasket...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-05-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 32,633
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Re: Teak Oil vs Varnish vs Cetol

I was introduced to Sikkens by a motor yacht owner across the dock from my winter slip and we very much like the durable look of the finish in my compass box. Have now bought the quart of Natural...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-10-2012
Replies: 102
Views: 19,028
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
There is a lot to be learned in a wet boat

I learned to sail in 1976 in a Tech Dinghy and I now have something a little bigger. Not much bigger, but I can't trailer it real easy. Little boats are great fun to learn the finer aspects of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-07-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 3,686
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Lots of food , er PVC, for thought here. We have...

Lots of food , er PVC, for thought here. We have an 8' ? Achilles with a 3 section wood floor and a 24 Vivacity. We have discovered if you leave it in the water by the dock it grows things on it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-11-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,698
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
For the benefit of others looking at the thread...

For the benefit of others looking at the thread who have festoon type bulb holders (a metal pointed cap at each end of cylinder, typically 44, 42, 31 mm long). I bought festoon type bulbs with 6 and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-11-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 32,633
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
How do I bed wood trim on the fiberglass deck? ...

How do I bed wood trim on the fiberglass deck? Wingnwing confirms my original plan to oil every bit of wood on my Dad's ole boat. I have several of the pieces removed like the strips that keep my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 5,910
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Our Vivacity 24 came with a 20-inch which was...

Our Vivacity 24 came with a 20-inch which was promptly stolen and then replaced by the same Johnson 20". In a following sea, and inlet chop crew would routinely sit on the stern rail to weight the...
Forum: Electronics 05-23-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 3,905
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Do you have what is called a "cored" hull? In...

Do you have what is called a "cored" hull? In other words, it is not solid resin and fiberglass all the way through. To my understanding, this inside of hull transducers don't "shoot" through the...
Forum: Electronics 05-23-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 3,905
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Any thoughts on NASA Clipper Duet knotmeter and...

Any thoughts on NASA Clipper Duet knotmeter and depth sounder setup, similar to the Raymarine ST40 bidata? I see some posts about issues with the paddle wheel for the Clipper, and a host of...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-12-2011
Replies: 572
Views: 149,203
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Sabreman, I am sorry, you are not the only...

Sabreman,

I am sorry, you are not the only one who can flip a boat in a dead calm. I can do it too, and without the advantage of the open seas or river. At the Community Boating pavilion in...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-11-2011
Replies: 572
Views: 149,203
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Okay, I have gotten to page 11, and I feel a...

Okay, I have gotten to page 11, and I feel a little better, a little wiser, and a little less agnostic.... there seems to be a little bit of intervention going on. But then sometimes I know there...
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