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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-23-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 2,167
Posted By Headman
Resheaving Main Halyard

Leon-T
Well, did it work?
Tom S.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-23-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 2,588
Posted By Headman
Splicing Sta Set X line

js,
The answer is electrical tape. You can create a fid from the tape by combing out the core and feathering the strands and then wrapping tape tightly around the core. Fit this into the end of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-23-2001
Replies: 10
Views: 3,561
Posted By Headman
What do you say to a Glander?

Thank you for the information. I agree with you about the some of the older production boats being very well suited to our needs. Another that has peaked my interest is the Pearson 35 ( the early...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-22-2001
Replies: 10
Views: 3,561
Posted By Headman
What do you say to a Glander?

We are looking for a gunkholer with a three foot draft or less. What do you think of the Glander 33? Be honest. Don''t hold back. We haven''t bought it, yet.
Tom S.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-21-2001
Replies: 5
Views: 1,641
Posted By Headman
Galley Water Pump

Maureena5
You didn''t say if the pressure was weak at every faucet on the boat or not. If it is one faucet, look for a kinked line or something crushing the line or a trapped air bubble at the top...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-20-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 2,167
Posted By Headman
Resheaving Main Halyard

Something else you might try before lowering the mast is a round lead weight on some fishing line. Drop it down and pull the line up. Lean the boat to the side where the halyard exits, and pull all...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-11-2001
Replies: 16
Views: 1,168
Posted By Headman
US Documentation for UK boat?

Thanks hamian,
I found the NVDC web site last night. I paid last time and thought it seemed expensive. From what I learned on the site last night, it doesn''t seem that hard. Thanks for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-10-2001
Replies: 16
Views: 1,168
Posted By Headman
US Documentation for UK boat?

We are thinking about buying a 30 foot vessel that is currently registered in the UK. The owner has already paid the import duty. Does anybody know what paperwork we are going to need to document...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-09-2001
Replies: 1
Views: 761
Posted By Headman
US documentation for UK boat?

We are buying a sailboat that is currently registered in the UK. The import tax has already been paid by the owner. What documents will we need to receive from the owner to facilitate US...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-08-2001
Replies: 8
Views: 4,483
Posted By Headman
Heavy Air Mainsail Trim

I went back to the original message to review the parameters that were set for this question.
If you are above a beam and below a beat, then my guess is that the boom is going to be outside of the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-08-2001
Replies: 12
Views: 2,561
Posted By Headman
First things First

To all,
Determining if a collision course exist requires compass bearings. Seeing a ship or small boats running lights only tell you their direction of travel. Lights give you no indication of...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-08-2001
Replies: 17
Views: 7,292
Posted By Headman
dousing a hanked jib

Terry,
This is so late you may never read it, but here goes anyway.
I singlehanded a 24 Columbia for two years cruising nearly 5000 miles. I tried the downhaul routine and had limited success. ...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-08-2001
Replies: 24
Views: 6,618
Posted By Headman
slugs catching upon raising main

R.
In addition to the previous advice, check the mast track for any tiny burrs. You''ll be amazed at the havock that a spur of metal can cause.
Tom S.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-08-2001
Replies: 8
Views: 4,483
Posted By Headman
Heavy Air Mainsail Trim

Escape Artist,
Most of the advice you have received is correct. However, I would disagree with tightening the backstay. That would only move the center of effort aft, thereby increasing weather...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-07-2001
Replies: 5
Views: 1,411
Posted By Headman
water tanks

Kix,
I would reccomend that you epoxy the inside surface of the tank. Then bleach the heck out of it. By the time the chlorine taste goes away, you''ll be happy with the flavor. Don''t run a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-07-2001
Replies: 6
Views: 19,355
Posted By Headman
Lazy Jack System Comparison

I designed and installed a set of lazy jacks that used a continuous catch line. The slack was always on the low side, and gravity held the hardware away from the sail so there was no chaffing of the...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   06-06-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 3,608
Posted By Headman
Lake Tahoe 40 ft Sailboat Needs Restoration

I had my address wrong in the message I sent before. Try again, if you are interested.
Tom S.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-06-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 6,726
Posted By Headman
Hunter 34

Rick and tyra,
I managed a repair yard that did Hunters warranty work. What I found was that Hunter built a good boat for its designed function. That was a spacious, comfortable boat that was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-06-2001
Replies: 6
Views: 2,074
Posted By Headman
Inner Mast Stay ??

Jeff, great advice! You seem to know what you are doing.
I would think that if dismasting is the concern, adding an additional backstay for redundency, makes more sense.
Tom S.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-06-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 4,400
Posted By Headman
Valiant Blister History?

Any vessel with extensive large blisters or overlapping small blisters, ie, they are in different laminate layers, should be considered suspect in regards to structural strenght. Peeling, glassing,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-06-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 1,064
Posted By Headman
question for those who know how to sail

jer, the really big difference is to be found in the seat of your pants. They( your pants) should be a lot more comfortable if you buy the big boat since your wallet will be much smaller. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-06-2001
Replies: 6
Views: 1,275
Posted By Headman
WATERPROOF FLASHLIGHTS

Shimshon, even if you buy the most expensive flashlight you can find, try lubrcating the rubber sealing ring with a little vasoline every time you change the batteries. Not only will it help...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-06-2001
Replies: 6
Views: 2,074
Posted By Headman
Inner Mast Stay ??

Jerry,
Adding a stays''l stay requires:
a mast attachment point
a deck attachment with a good backing plate
associated hardware
If you are trying to stabilize your mast, ie, keep it from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-05-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 3,633
Posted By Headman
Autohelm 6000 Installation

Experience counts when it comes to autopilot installs. There may be glass work, welding/fabrication, and other facilitating steps that have to be taken depending on which drive unit u use. Always...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   06-05-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 3,608
Posted By Headman
Lake Tahoe 40 ft Sailboat Needs Restoration

Sorry I missed your deadline, but I just got on line. I am a former yacht repair yard manager, sailing captain, rigger, carpenter, electrician, refrigeration/ac tech. Honestly, there is nothing I...
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