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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-19-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By wristwister
Re: Dump Tiller Pilot Question

On my Tartan 30, I made a bumper by attaching a small plate to the tiller bracket attached to the shaft, then attaching a stack of rubber washers to the bottom base of the tiller. Not only does it...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska   06-16-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By wristwister
Re: Sequim to Seattle - Novice Sailor, Advice Needed

Weather's great, you should have a nice low stress trip. Sounds like you've got the currents thing figured out, that's probably the main concern.

Keep away from the shipping channels if at all...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-26-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By wristwister
Re: Montague Bakery Boat

... and speaking of the Hummingbird Pub, I just tried to go to their web site to make sure the bus will be running when I get there, and it appears to be non-existent! PLEASE tell me they're still...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-26-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By wristwister
Re: Montague Bakery Boat

I'll be at Montague in a few weeks. This bakery boat thing sound awesome! Someone make that happen STAT!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-26-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,904
Posted By wristwister
Re: Minimum electronics for coastal cruising

Depending on where this cruising is taking place, might want to add AIS to the list. Up here in the Puget Sound, my AIS has been indispensable in gauging all the ferry and shipping traffic,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-26-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,223
Posted By wristwister
Re: How much wind to knock down a Tartan 30

Do NOT do what I did. I told my wife "Don't worry sweetheart, the only way this boat could capsize is if the keel falls off". Now she's scared to death of the keel falling off.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-21-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,433
Posted By wristwister
Re: Compass is Off

Back when I was young and stupid (OK, it was just a few years ago, and I'm probably not much brighter now), I installed a stereo speaker too close to the compass. Totally screwed up the compass...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska   05-09-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 6,733
Posted By wristwister
Re: PNW - Cruising Guides.

Foojin, thanks for resurrecting this thread. Very timely, as I'm planning to cruise north as far as I can get the end of June. This guide looks perfect, as I can load it on the same tablet I use for...
Forum: Racing   04-02-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,332
Posted By wristwister
Re: Race to Alaska/R2ak

Yes, I know this race is the real deal. I was goofing off in my reply above (it was 4/1 after all). I've been following the formation of this race closely, and chatted to the organizers. I think it's...
Forum: Racing   04-01-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,332
Posted By wristwister
Re: Race to Alaska/R2ak

Ha ha ha, that's hilarious. Good one, one of the better 4/1 pranks I've come across today. Yeah, right, like someone would really be looney enough to organize an engineless race through some of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-31-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,744
Posted By wristwister
Re: Navigation App for Tablet

Make sure your Android tablet has true, standalone GPS capability. Many tablets don't and rely on either wifi or cell signals. My Galaxy does (a few years old), and I'm loving the Navionics running...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-21-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,313
Posted By wristwister
Re: Freedom 30 - Worth a look?

Just out of curiosity, why Port Angeles? If your goal is the San Juans and the Gulfs, it seems like quite a slog to get there from Port Angeles. I keep my boat in Anacortes, great marina and the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-13-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 5,115
Posted By wristwister
re: Boom Vang and Preventers (renamed)

SVAuspicious, I like your preventer arrangement. Beats the heck out of snapping another boom in half (see my above post). This has me also thinking about the jack lines I want to install on deck for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-12-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 5,115
Posted By wristwister
re: Boom Vang and Preventers (renamed)

I used to use the vang as a preventer by moving the snap shackle to a stanchion base. Then one day I busted my boom in half. My boat is boom end sheeted so this makes perfect sense: 4:1 force pulling...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-26-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By wristwister
Re: Swing arm bracket ?

I bought this one on Amazon. Well made, rugged, works great.

Amazon.com : National Products RAM-109V Marine Single Swing Arm Mount : Outboard Boat Motor Brackets : Sports &...
Forum: Chartering   02-18-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By wristwister
Re: Anacortes Charter Company to list boat with

While I haven't chartered with San Juan Sailing, I've been to their open houses several years and chatted with many of the sailboat owners. Invariably they had nothing but glowing things to say about...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-16-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By wristwister
Re: Wanted: Kenyon AW-100 Apparent Wind Indicator

Windseeker, I have a pair of Kenyon wind instruments on my Tartan, one for wind speed and one for apparent direction:
...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-12-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,569
Posted By wristwister
Re: Getting Started Cruising?

1. Move to a very sailing-centric area (I HIGHLY recommend the Seattle area)

2. Buy yourself a cheap learner boat, live on it, fix it up and maintain it

3. Sail the crap out of the thing. Start...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-08-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 4,593
Posted By wristwister
Re: Sailing Alone Better?

I love sailing solo. I also love sailing with complete newbies, whether they want to learn or would rather just sit back and enjoy the experience. The people I DON'T like sailing with are the ones...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-04-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 762
Posted By wristwister
Re: Stereo install

One more piece of advice, keep the speakers and the stereo faaaaaar away from the compass. Don't permanently mount anything till you see what the effect on the compass is. Yes, I learned this one the...
Forum: Islander   11-24-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By wristwister
Re: Rudder bent

Yeah, I guess I should have mentioned I did all that at a boat yard with the help of one of their guys, and they had this stuff available. Cost me a couple hundred bucks for their time, but well...
Forum: Islander   11-23-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By wristwister
Re: Rudder bent

I'll assume this is a freestanding spade rudder rather than a skeg or keel hung rudder? I'll further assume it's not the rudder that's bent, but rather the rudder post between the rudder and lower...
Forum: Chartering   11-18-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,120
Posted By wristwister
Re: San Juan Islands May 2015

Favorite anchorage: Shallow Bay on the west side of Sucia Island

Best hiking: Eagle Harbor on Cypress Island

Must get: T shirt at Stuart Island treasure chest

Best kept secret: Vendovi...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-31-2014
Replies: 193
Views: 12,556
Posted By wristwister
Forum: Learning to Sail   10-07-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,112
Posted By wristwister
Re: recommendation, Puget Sound sailing instructor, Puget Sound area

Matt, might want to check out the Puget Sound Sailing Group, The Puget Sound Sailing Group (Seattle, WA) - Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/Puget-Sound-Sailing-Group/). Just a local meetup group with...
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