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Search: Posts Made By: jrcanoe
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-07-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: A happy dog overboard story

I have never been able to teach my dachshunds to swim back towards the boat, they all take a look around and start swimming towards the nearest shore. If there is some wind it is easy to sail up to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-06-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: Trolling motor to mooring

I have a 33amp hour battery for a wheelchair (23lbs) and a 30lbs thrust trolling motor that pushes my 10ft dinghy along just fine for 2hrs.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-03-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,836
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: Mac Dinghy

Cornering the Mac Dinghy market. This one came with a set of new never used sails and the original sails. Had an ad in for spinnaker and the lady responded about a whole boat but still no spinnaker...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-20-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,875
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: Worst Event During a Sail

Had a extra long bolt that I would tuck the tiller under to sail straight on a shark cat. I loved to hang off the back and could steer with one hand and hold on with the other. Wind picked up one...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-13-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,836
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: Mac Dinghy

Wow Homestead to Key west that's like 160 miles. I sailed mine the other day and was moving along nicely upstream at about 4 mph but the current was flowing downstream at 4 mph so as long as I didn't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-03-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: Where do you buy resins and fillers?

I have always used system three resins for my strip built boats with good results.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-03-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,349
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: Tall ships and power lines do not a good mix make.

I once rescued a guy who tried to go under a bridge and hit a power line with his mast. First his sails caught fire. Then he threw his kids wearing life jackets into the lake and jumped in after...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-27-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 3,197
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: Mandatory PFDs

We have that stupid law here in Pa by calender. It would make more since to me if it were something like water temp + air temp must be > 110 degrees to not wear one. I don't believe in helmet laws,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,503
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: What kind of weapon to keep aboard my new dinghy?

I had this problem too untill I got me a very Dangerous WIFE!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,836
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: Mac Dinghy

Found a video of some kids sailing and swamping a Mac!
Fox Chapel Sailing Club- Moraine - YouTube
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: Colored fairleed?

My boat and ropes are all red so I'll just replace the green fairlead with a red one.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-22-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By jrcanoe
Colored fairleed?

I bought a pair of cleats to run a spin or 2nd headsail.
Does the green one go on the right side of the boat and red on left? or are they reversed so the green is on the left for the starboard tack...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-12-2014
Replies: 92
Views: 3,574
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: Am I my Brothers Keeper?

This question and answer is older than the English language.
Caveat emptor!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-05-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: Any Catamaran sailors out there?

I camped at Bear Run. Ate at Brown's Country kitchen sailed out of Davis hollow a 20ft shark. and kayaked slippery rock if there was no wind. Good Times!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-02-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,605
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: Sleeping preference?

Play hard, Eat well and you won't care where you sleep.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-20-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,441
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: My new sailboat, El Toro?

I did a search and saw many new sails for about 450$. When i was looking for an extra sail for my mac dinghy I saw a used main that might work for you at Atlantic sail traders for 210$ stock # 43563...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-08-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,836
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: Mac Dinghy

A flag for my Dinghy I'v been working on.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a182/jrcanoe/Mac%20Dinghy/PICT0634_zps11f84949.jpg...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-03-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,836
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: Mac Dinghy

Mac Jib 8' 7" x 4' 3" x 7' 10.5"
Intensity sails has a Pico sailboat jib for 80$ that is only missing a couple sq/ft where the foot is angled up more. I like it because it helps to see under it.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 3,836
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: Mac Dinghy

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a182/jrcanoe/Mac%20Dinghy/PICT0627_zpse080f844.jpg (http://s11.photobucket.com/user/jrcanoe/media/Mac%20Dinghy/PICT0627_zpse080f844.jpg.html)
My Mac
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 3,836
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: Mac Dinghy

I think i'll make a short wood dagger board and a long aluminum board and stainless board for different wind conditions.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 3,836
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: Mac Dinghy

Got her tarped and in the back yard so wife can have her garage back.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 3,836
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: Mac Dinghy

Thought about bad ass bilge pump between the daggerboard trunk and transom as an inboard jet.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 3,836
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: Mac Dinghy

Planning on two small trolling motor batteries on each side of daggerboard trunk
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 3,836
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: Mac Dinghy

Shopping for 1/4 stainless steel plate to make a keel/daggerboard.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 3,836
Posted By jrcanoe
Re: Mac Dinghy

Made a bow spirit out of a wood hand rail. Hope to find a jib from a JY FJ 420 ect to run dinghy as a cutter.
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