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Search: Posts Made By: sprega
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-21-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 6,048
Posted By sprega
Re: Sailboat under $5000 for Puget Sound

I would still check out the 24ft Kent ranger of Craigslist. The price is certainly right and they are good boats
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-15-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 6,048
Posted By sprega
Re: Sailboat under $5000 for Puget Sound

There is a 24 ft Kent ranger on Seattle Craigslist for under $2500. A little IORish, but, neat unsinkable boats that sail and cruise quite well. Also, IMHO nice looking....
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-24-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 4,536
Posted By sprega
Re: Essential knots?

Clove hitch for tying fenders.... Tie a slippery clove , then tie a half hitch around the standing end with the bight. Looks good, is fast to tie and untie and haven't lost a fender in over 40 years.
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-24-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 4,536
Posted By sprega
Re: Essential knots?

Yes.... The cleat hitch/knot tells quite a story. The last boat I bought had plastic thingys on the fender lines to hook over the life lines. They are going in the trash and I will go back to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-24-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,176
Posted By sprega
Simrad to 10 or Raymarine st2000

I will be replacing the autohelm on my O'day 27 some time soon and am trying to decide between simrad and raymarine. The old tiller pilot is a raymarine ah800 and has not worked since I purchased the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-07-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 3,608
Posted By sprega
Re: Converting Kenyon Stove to Propane

Hi ray. Now I'm old and poor. Cindy and I just bought an old o'day 27 with an alky two burner with oven range. I'll have to give you a call to talk about your propane conversion. We are going up to...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-04-2004
Replies: 31
Views: 9,624
Posted By sprega
Singlehanding to and from the dock

One of the most useful lines you can have while docking in any situation is a breast line. You can control the boat at the dock with just this one line. Have it attached at a mid point on the rail or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-04-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 1,269
Posted By sprega
Name/Paint removal

A couple of things.... First off, I watched a guy use oven cleaner on the painted name on his fiberglass boat. It was messy and a lot of work, however, work it did!!! I would try the fiberglass paint...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-30-2004
Replies: 12
Views: 4,767
Posted By sprega
Best rig for singlehandling?

OK my boat is only 28 ft long. However, being fractionally rigged with a self tending jib, it is the easyest boat to single hand I have ever owned ot sailed on. So....... My vote. A fractionally...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-08-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 720
Posted By sprega
Anyone familiar with Autohelm 800

Its been a few years. I bought one for an Erikson 25. Took it with me when I moved up to a Tartan 30. It steered the Tarten pretty well except for off the wind in lumpy conditions. The Tartan was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-11-2003
Replies: 27
Views: 3,932
Posted By sprega
atomic 4

I have owned 2 boats wiht A4s. I had one with the very symptoms you discribe. It turned out to be carburator ice. I ran a foil tube from a warm place on the exhaust to the carb intake. Never had the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-05-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 903
Posted By sprega
Boat Wax

I''ve said it before and I will say it again.
Johnsons Acrylic Floor Wax!!!! Way cheap, Lasts way long and is easy to apply. The wax on my 20 year old hull is going on 2 years and still looks pretty...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-14-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 1,125
Posted By sprega
Hunter..or Maxi


I own a Maxi Fenix which was built in 1982. It is a super quality boat that sails very well. All of the gear is top notch. You didn''t mention price. The Hunter is quite a lot newer....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-03-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 6,724
Posted By sprega
Do you wax the non-skid suface?

I don''t use it for non-skid, but am a huge fan of Johnson Acrylic Floor Wax. Cheap, looks good, last all season and wears like iron.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-01-2003
Replies: 37
Views: 3,612
Posted By sprega
Dogs on sailing boats

Don''t know about Golden Retrievers but my Yorkshire Terror loves to sail. He get really excited when he know that he is going to HIS boat.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-30-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 1,510
Posted By sprega
columbia 31 help

Don''t know much about the Columbia, but have owned two Tartan 30s. If the Tartan has been well maintained, you can''t go wrong with it. If it still has the Atomic four, don''t let that scare you....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-13-2003
Replies: 15
Views: 2,161
Posted By sprega
To buy or not?

Please don''t let an Atomic Four put you off from a boat. A well maintained A4, espesially a fresh water cooled one, is a fine engine. I have owned three boat with them. Two were Tartan 30s....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-02-2003
Replies: 0
Views: 1,746
Posted By sprega
82 Maxi 28''''

My wife and I recently purchased a Maxi Fenix. It is a quality Swedish sloop. I have heard of Maxis for years but this is the first that I have ever seen. There is a lot of info on the internet about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-01-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 4,333
Posted By sprega
82 Maxi Fenix

My wife and I purchased a 28ft Maxi Fenix this past summer. We live in Bremerton, Washington, which is across Puget Sound form Seattle. Although I have heard of Maxis before, this is the first that I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-06-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 1,532
Posted By sprega
Self-tacking question

I have one of those European boats with a self tacking jib. It is a fractional rig with the working jib and the heavy air jib set up to sheet to a U shaped track. I also carry a large genoa...
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