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Search: Posts Made By: Lancer28
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-10-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 3,926
Posted By Lancer28
Hey - don't forget to change or installl an...

Hey - don't forget to change or installl an dunder-sink water filter from your local home depot. I think they only run $20 and HOLY COW what a difference they make!

I've tried the bleach (which...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-25-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 19,431
Posted By Lancer28
If it helps - I put my two young ones, 4 and 6 in...

If it helps - I put my two young ones, 4 and 6 in the bow area sitting facing back so they can use the spinnaker sock like a backrest. My wife takes the mainsheet and I run helm next to her. Turning...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-25-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 19,431
Posted By Lancer28
I'm selling a dinghy that sounds as if it meets...

I'm selling a dinghy that sounds as if it meets all of your needs. The PHRF is 98 and it has a spinnaker. The ad is in the classifieds here on SailNet:
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-25-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 3,636
Posted By Lancer28
Here's a copy of a boat ad I am selling now PHRF...

Here's a copy of a boat ad I am selling now PHRF 98 and only $1200.00:

BASICS: This is a 1973 Dynamic 14' sailboat complete with trailer. It weighs roughly 250 lbs, draft of 6", beam aprox 5'. It...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-03-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 2,178
Posted By Lancer28
Just some feedback - NOAA doesn't have charts for...

Just some feedback - NOAA doesn't have charts for my area, and I couldn't find any online, so I had to resort to scanning them in and then using the mapclear program to align them. It is fairly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-29-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 2,178
Posted By Lancer28
Thanks guys, I'll give it a try tomorrow and give...

Thanks guys, I'll give it a try tomorrow and give feedback as needed in this thread.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-29-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 3,710
Posted By Lancer28
But seriously, what boat is it on? Most...

But seriously, what boat is it on?

Most under 30' can be stepped down on the water with the boom, two helpers, a lanyard, mainsheet and blocks and vang and blocks in less than 30 minutes.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-29-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 3,710
Posted By Lancer28
A new mast might fix that problem too... I never...

A new mast might fix that problem too... I never thought about this until now, but they do wear out, and you could have one of those "replace the mast to fix the broken wire" situations!!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-29-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 3,710
Posted By Lancer28
you'll need the mast unstepped and laying flat on...

you'll need the mast unstepped and laying flat on its side. Sorry, forgot that part. Otherwise the foam would all travel down to the bottom before it dried.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-29-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 3,710
Posted By Lancer28
If you're not planning on replacing anything...

If you're not planning on replacing anything inside there any time soon, drill a small hole in the middle of the mast and shoot expanding foam inside it every 6 feet or so. when it dries, the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-29-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 2,178
Posted By Lancer28
Seaclear II ROCKS! But can I use it inland now?

I used SeaClear II with every NOAA BSB chart known to man on our vacation and it never failed to amaze me!

The problem is now that we are home, I would like to continue to use it inland, but of...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-24-2008
Replies: 60
Views: 8,660
Posted By Lancer28
Important note for ground tackle breaking...

Important note for ground tackle breaking questions - did I mention strength of the parts? If not, here is what I've picked up:

-Oversize by 25% of the max load you expect on chain, shackles and...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-23-2008
Replies: 60
Views: 8,660
Posted By Lancer28
SD, What I'll do is go and get my hands on a...

SD, What I'll do is go and get my hands on a galvenizd Manson and a XYZ to test and add to my list. Initially when I compiled this, it was based on the most common items I found at the marinas.
...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-23-2008
Replies: 60
Views: 8,660
Posted By Lancer28
Effects of scopes on holding power: I forgot...

Effects of scopes on holding power:

I forgot to mention this. In typical places, you're anchoring at about a 3:1 because there are a zillion other people around. This only gives you the holding...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-23-2008
Replies: 60
Views: 8,660
Posted By Lancer28
OK - down to the anchoring results. Now I've been...

OK - down to the anchoring results. Now I've been working on this for over a year, but there is still more to be learned. As I do learn more, I'll happily update this thread.

Right now, this is...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-23-2008
Replies: 60
Views: 8,660
Posted By Lancer28
UPDATE WOOHOO - I've had a chance to re-test...

UPDATE WOOHOO - I've had a chance to re-test these anchoring techniques. Although your craft may vary, I even had time to do calculations on stress and various anchor rodes, tackle, chains, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-23-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 860
Posted By Lancer28
I just wanted to follow up on this thread. I took...

I just wanted to follow up on this thread. I took off the F/C and the welds actually had so much penetration they cupped INTO the joint and didn't leave but a hair of material in it.

I unbolted...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 2,286
Posted By Lancer28
Oh - and let me add this: If you have a dinghy...

Oh - and let me add this: If you have a dinghy that you want to get warmed up with or have some good fun with, Rainbow Res, 15 minutes from cheyenne (and it's two other companion lakes) are GREAT!
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 2,286
Posted By Lancer28
Thanks for the input. I've added these to my...

Thanks for the input. I've added these to my list.

From the sounds of things, I'll skip taking my BIG boat to a lake until I have a chance to check it out and sail it in my 8' el toro (cat rig)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-16-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 2,286
Posted By Lancer28
Wyoming Sailing... what in the heck?

Hi Guys

I've had my little sailboat laid up for a while after a long trip in the Gulf, so I'm only just getting started this year on sailing inland again.

I've sailed all over Colorado and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-24-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,423
Posted By Lancer28
I had a similar problem on a 15hp yanmar (1970's...

I had a similar problem on a 15hp yanmar (1970's model IIRC) the fuel pump timing and seals were shot.

Hope that helps you narrow a cause / resolution. I HATE it when major items like that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-21-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 3,087
Posted By Lancer28
If this helps any - Two years ago I had a 100sqft...

If this helps any - Two years ago I had a 100sqft sail on my dinghy and the fittings I used had decals on it that said max load 250lbs (two fittings for 500lbs?) at about 2/3 the way down the boom. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-21-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,527
Posted By Lancer28
I ended up replacing them and placing the square...

I ended up replacing them and placing the square brackets on the round pod faces. It looks nice and the gauges work flawlessly, even in the sun. I wouldn't put them on a boat that always keeps the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-21-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,335
Posted By Lancer28
ardoin - I reproduced it yesterday, and it was...

ardoin - I reproduced it yesterday, and it was too much jib / too round of a sail shape.

THANKS!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-21-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 989
Posted By Lancer28
another thought - 60 amps is REALLY high for just...

another thought - 60 amps is REALLY high for just a 20hp motor. You may be nearly killing the engine trying to recharge your batteries. If you were caught with your pants down in an emergency and...
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