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Search: Posts Made By: sfchallenger
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-07-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,101
Posted By sfchallenger
Re: Challenger 40..... A good foundation?

Hey Captaindad,

I'd be interested in having a look at your documents, I have a Challenger 40' ketch rig. I'm in the sf bay too, so perhaps we could meet somewhere and I could photocopy if you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 6,493
Posted By sfchallenger
I would agree with dry ice for the shaft and...

I would agree with dry ice for the shaft and boiling water for the coupling. What about some bar or 'c' clamps (gently) applied rather than a hammer? I would be carefull not to overdo it, but I'd...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-29-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 3,413
Posted By sfchallenger
I'm having a hard time gybing my spinnaker...

I'm having a hard time gybing my spinnaker singlehanded while offshore after the breeze picks up over 25 knots on my 40' boat. Also, my friend says I need tethers and jacklines, what are those?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-26-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,434
Posted By sfchallenger
The Fein sander (multitool actually) suggested...

The Fein sander (multitool actually) suggested above is well worth the investment. It's a fantastic piece of equipment and will speed up your project dramatically.

Cheers,
h
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-24-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,417
Posted By sfchallenger
Oh no, not another anchor thread! I have a...

Oh no, not another anchor thread!

I have a 65# cqr with 200' of chain behind it. It seems to hold my 29,000# boat just fine.

People have very strong feelings about ground tackle, I think the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 722
Posted By sfchallenger
Hi Eric, Many racers employ a short length...

Hi Eric,

Many racers employ a short length of shock-cord attached to the centre of the two hooks, with a loop that can be slipped around the hook opposite the one the fore-sail in tacked to. In...
Forum: Provisioning 02-15-2012
Replies: 158
Views: 10,112
Posted By sfchallenger
Forget earthquakes, I'm stocked up for zombie...

Forget earthquakes, I'm stocked up for zombie attacks. Bourbon and bullets.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-15-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 945
Posted By sfchallenger
Hi Greg, Bill Melbostad was very helpful...

Hi Greg,

Bill Melbostad was very helpful for my own pre-purchase survey of my present boat - he also helped me out with a supplemental report for my insurance company evidencing that I had...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-14-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 3,737
Posted By sfchallenger
L124C, Respectfully, you should think a...

L124C,

Respectfully, you should think a little bit about the concept of navigation. Yes, sure, fine, blow up all the rocks, remove all the bridges, while you're at it, why not get rid of all the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-11-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 11,376
Posted By sfchallenger
Yes, I have West Marine foulies already, they are...

Yes, I have West Marine foulies already, they are not appropriate for extended offshore use in these latitudes.

Thanks for the insight so far, I was looking at the Helly Hansen onesie last night,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-11-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 11,376
Posted By sfchallenger
Foulies - anything other than Musto worthwhile?

Well hello sailors,

I'm in the market for some new and better foul weather gear. The new Musto HPX jacket is going for about $900 US, with bibs clocking in around $600. They also make a drysuit...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-11-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,545
Posted By sfchallenger
When I had a tiller boat I used to tie a length...

When I had a tiller boat I used to tie a length of line close to my boat length to the tiller with a rolling hitch, then take the bitter end forward with me to the foredeck. With a well played flick...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-05-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,043
Posted By sfchallenger
I've explained the survey process to non-boat...

I've explained the survey process to non-boat types like this. It's a little like a home inspection, except that an overlooked problem with your house isn't likely to kill you in a hurry.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-05-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 10,358
Posted By sfchallenger
How about you leave the phone in a dry bag in the...

How about you leave the phone in a dry bag in the cabin? Don't you go sailing to get away from the thing anyway?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-02-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 1,917
Posted By sfchallenger
I dropped everything for a chance to live aboard...

I dropped everything for a chance to live aboard a boat that needed plenty. I haven't ever been happier. You don't need a dream yacht, you just need a vessel that suits your needs, whatever it is...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-01-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 3,737
Posted By sfchallenger
Harding Rock and Little Harding Rock are actually...

Harding Rock and Little Harding Rock are actually the bounderies of the shipping channel. Most of the shipping channels are 80 + feet deep. I'd add that while the rocks the italian captain hit were...
Forum: Provisioning 02-01-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,092
Posted By sfchallenger
ehhh, ruhm.... How about: Sailor's...

ehhh, ruhm....

How about:

Sailor's Manhattan

3 oz. bourbon (Knob Creek, Woodford Reserve, or equal)
large pinch white pepper
small pinch grated ginger
two shakes Angostura Bitters
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-31-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 3,737
Posted By sfchallenger
Upon approach to the SF Bay, large ships are...

Upon approach to the SF Bay, large ships are required to meet a pilot ship at the vicinity of the lightbucket or 'SF' buoy, about 16 nm from shore. A local pilot is then transported aboard and is...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-28-2012
Replies: 137
Views: 8,048
Posted By sfchallenger
I'd suggest that MOB drills ought to be a...

I'd suggest that MOB drills ought to be a suprise. Because losing someone overboard surely will be. If you can't handle picking up a hat that's fallen overboard, how will you deal with the situation...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-28-2012
Replies: 137
Views: 8,048
Posted By sfchallenger
Glad your convo went well. If you aren't already,...

Glad your convo went well. If you aren't already, do regular man-overboard drills. It's best if it isn't planned out, so maybe ask you wife to take the helm, go fiddle with something on the foredeck,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-28-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,135
Posted By sfchallenger
Hi MedSailor, I believe 24" is standard...

Hi MedSailor,

I believe 24" is standard height, it's nice that you can remove the stanchions easily! I'd go with uncovered line myself, covered is a little nicer to handle but you can't see...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 12-30-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,729
Posted By sfchallenger
"I would also suggest that bulkheads are often...

"I would also suggest that bulkheads are often lightly tabbed to the hull to allow flex and prevent hard spots on the hull."

Really? I always thought that was just sloppy scribing of the bulkheads...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 12-30-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,729
Posted By sfchallenger
Well I have a furler (came with the boat), but it...

Well I have a furler (came with the boat), but it works with my hanked on sails. I have a 110 jib that is appropriate for winter conditions and a #3 that I use in the summer on the bay. Furling is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-30-2011
Replies: 107
Views: 16,730
Posted By sfchallenger
I bought a boat last year from a broker that had...

I bought a boat last year from a broker that had originally been listed over 120k. Out of state seller, clearly ready to dump it, was listed at 40k when I bought it. I paid 30. It has some issues,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-30-2011
Replies: 92
Views: 6,410
Posted By sfchallenger
I sail alone about 60% of the time I'm out. It's...

I sail alone about 60% of the time I'm out. It's relaxing, good for your body and mind, and a hell of a lot of fun. I generally wear a PFD, and offshore, use jacklines. I don't have halyards run back...
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