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Search: Posts Made By: oysterman23
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By oysterman23
Sailing opportunities near Rockport ME.

I'm currently away from Windwitch while doing a working vacation near Rockport Me. And just beginning to tourist about abit when time permits. Earlier today caught a glimpse of Penobscot bay from Us1...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Turning turtle

Clorox bottle bailer on light lanyard...cut to make flat end to scoop when pressed down will not scratch!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,393
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Jib will not unroll completely

Ive come to rely on correct pendent lengths to reduce the problem and it works well. I made up a variety of them in amsteel blue and have soft shackles in a variety of sizes. Different combos produce...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 355
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Morgan 3/4 Tonner

Cant help much is there a hull # available? Judging by the foredeck and interior looks like she was intended for racing. Morgan made a variety of custom boats as racers have you sent a copy to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Rust stains on non-skid

Hi Bruce and all. On off in the gel form is great for vertcal surface such as the scum line it also comes in a liquid which works great in a small garden sprayer. It is a combination of oxalic and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-11-2014
Replies: 2,868
Views: 330,104
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Hmmm.....less than resonant...if this was a truth or fiction thread i fear i'd vote nay....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-25-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 1,947
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Daytime anchor ball

Good discussion been planning to order the ball fully cognizant of the prevailing dismissal of its use by nearly everone in my area (south shore long island ny) having read all what the hell time for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-25-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 666
Posted By oysterman23
Re: smelly sink

Thanks for the air horn technique...very appealing. Done properly quite useful After a bleach soak and timed properly it could render unsociable noisome effects :)
I use a mild bleach+soap solution...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 849
Posted By oysterman23
Re: New Sails arrived any tips?

Well weather permitted us to bend on the sails today and they fit nicely. I started laughing when we were trying to flake the sails to the boom bloody slippery stuff! Here come the lazy jacks! Will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 849
Posted By oysterman23
Re: New Sails arrived any tips?

Well im glad I asked this question cause the advice is worth the tariff. Thanks for taking the time all. I will take it abit easy and watch the boat...and the cloth. It was my inclination to rig up...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-22-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 849
Posted By oysterman23
New Sails arrived any tips?

Windwitch received her new sails from North this afternoon and I'll be bending them on and checking them out tomorrow. Its exciting! Boy they sure feel alot different than the ones Ive used on her...
Forum: Outboard 07-22-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 1,718
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Maintaining an outboard

Hi all. I have a '96 9.9 hp Mariner. First year I owned it, it was nothing but trouble. Had to clean and or rebuild carb several times. Used stabil and others. Then began running out fuel each day...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 2,877
Posted By oysterman23
Re: How big is too big for one man?

Wake not the ghost of Rh[emoji15]eingold.....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 995
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Glad I wasn't out sailing last night

Doesn't matter what you call it, the environment is not static, and either we accept that and accommodate to it, or die. Makes no difference really, a little death improves the species.[/QUOTE]
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 883
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Weird weird july weather.....

Well it'll subside into the usual Im sure. Ive got a short haul comin up to paint bottom and restore centerboard pennant...have redone sheaves and cable inside boat. Cant wait to have the board And...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-08-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 883
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Weird weird july weather.....

Hi Caleb and Murphy. Murph I too was a baymen into my midtwenties..interesting idea you brought up . Caleb The Narascatucks were going wild the other day just off Babylon Yacht Club during a race....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-08-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 883
Posted By oysterman23
Weird weird july weather.....

Couldnt find regional categories anymore so posted here. Im on south shore of Long Island NY. and am really surprised by the weather we have had the past couple weeks (as are other boaters I know) ....
Forum: Polls 07-07-2014
Replies: 112
Views: 10,093
Posted By oysterman23
Re: How far are you from your sailboat?

10 minutes by car. Very lucky ![emoji569]
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-03-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Mainsail foot is not straight

Nicely said!
One of my mains is built this way....the "shelf" was often offered with a zipper to dump air when wind strengthened...
The flattening reef is actually a nice feature particularly when...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-02-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 368,967
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Is this where we discuss the relative merits of local sailmaking for our ultralight submarines? Oh! And how to achieve neutral buoyancy while holding our neh new tech anchors with all chain...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-27-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,010
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Changing forward hatch direction

They are heavy bronze /chrome with stainless hinge pins. With another set of the deck mounts in the forward location the shift can be made.
I spend substantial amounts of time in the bay and do not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-26-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,010
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Changing forward hatch direction

Thanks to you all for your responses my primary motive in asking the question is still aimed at hearing if reversed hatches still do adequate ventilation. I am mindfull of the importance of secure...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,010
Posted By oysterman23
Changing forward hatch direction

Whenever it gets hot I open the forward hatch a crack and remind myself to drop it after setting sails. Too often I forget and either the genny sheets catch or some related cluster summons me forward...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-25-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 4,444
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Rediscovering one's "Self"

There's a fine bit of verbage performed with nice irony by Chief Dan George in "the Outlaw Josie Wales" refering to what the indians had done as they were repeatedly faced with white contempt and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-15-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Snapfurl CF500 Furling Jib Question!

I have a Snapfurl 500 on my Morgan 24. In the Snapfurl instructions they strongly emphasize "Only a good" #5 luff tape will work properly.....believe them...! a #6 luff tape will not...
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