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Search: Posts Made By: owlmtn
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-14-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 2,476
Posted By owlmtn
The J24 is a fast fun responsive boat when sailed...

The J24 is a fast fun responsive boat when sailed under the conditions it was designed for. It sure as hell wasn't designed for rough conditions in open waters. It will absolutely beat you up and if...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-08-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,140
Posted By owlmtn
When in Key West The Green Parrot is the only...

When in Key West The Green Parrot is the only place to be. It's just about the last remaining locals hangout, happy hour 4-6 is a blast, the juke box is the best (no Jimmy Buffet!), blues on weekends...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-08-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,224
Posted By owlmtn
I bought a two gal. shop vac from sears, $25....

I bought a two gal. shop vac from sears, $25. It's light enough that I can attach it to my Bosch sander and, using a sling, easily carry it over my shoulder. I've used it for two years and it works...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-17-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By owlmtn
unless the speaker already has a waterproof back...

unless the speaker already has a waterproof back you might want to consider installing one. in the event of a knockdown, a hell of a lot of water can come through a 5 inch hole. Jim L
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-17-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 11,469
Posted By owlmtn
The Cape Dory 25d is a nice little boat for those...

The Cape Dory 25d is a nice little boat for those who want a traditional style. It's very well set up,considering how small it is, for a couple to cruise. I don't know how you could make it work for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 8,208
Posted By owlmtn
I don't know what the saloon table in the...

I don't know what the saloon table in the Catalina 30 is like but on our Tartan 30 it mounts on two poles in sockets. instead of cutting holes in the cockpit floor for the base sockets, i made a...
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-13-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 2,696
Posted By owlmtn
I can't say enough good things about any of the...

I can't say enough good things about any of the J-world schools. Pat and I took their 5 day learn to sail class about 10 years ago and it was a hell of a learning experience. we'd reccomend them...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-03-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,625
Posted By owlmtn
Love These threads

These re-naming threads are every bit as entertaining as the periodic teak re-finishing wars. My question would be what happens if you don't name your boat at all? Just asking. Jim L
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-24-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 899
Posted By owlmtn
Rebuilt the toilet, new waste hoses and holding...

Rebuilt the toilet, new waste hoses and holding tank. Oh and a new toilet paper holder. There's a definite theme to this. Jim L
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-21-2006
Replies: 199
Views: 90,406
Posted By owlmtn
slim, you must have some nasty weather where you...

slim, you must have some nasty weather where you sail if you've seen "many" boats capsized. Interestingly i've only seen one boat capsized here and it was a Mac 26X. Jim
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-21-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,038
Posted By owlmtn
Tom, I went to the marina yesterday. my cradle...

Tom, I went to the marina yesterday. my cradle measures 7' wide and 13'4" long. I took a couple of photos. let me know if you want them. Jim
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-20-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,038
Posted By owlmtn
Tom, I'm going to the marina some time this week....

Tom, I'm going to the marina some time this week. I'll measure and take a couple of photos. I'll be in touch. Jim L
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-19-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 5,583
Posted By owlmtn
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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-19-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 5,583
Posted By owlmtn
I'm surprised this thread keeps resurrecting. I...

I'm surprised this thread keeps resurrecting. I started it 5 years and one boat ago. Actuall I'm not at all superstitious and we just changed the name but I love these type of threads. the gift that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-15-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 641
Posted By owlmtn
Tartan 30 Rudder Removal

Need some info on removing the rudder from a Tartan 30. thanks Jim L
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-11-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 4,941
Posted By owlmtn
The T30 is a solid, fairly stiff boat. The...

The T30 is a solid, fairly stiff boat. The drawbacks that I see are: the companionway doesn't have a bridgedeck, the companionway is only about 5" off the cockpit floor, this obviously invites...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-01-2006
Replies: 113
Views: 16,768
Posted By owlmtn
If you want a sailboat you should buy a sailboat....

If you want a sailboat you should buy a sailboat. If you want a power boat you should buy a powerboat. The Mac 26x is neither. There are plenty of nice sailboats out there in the price range of the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-17-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 7,604
Posted By owlmtn
the Tartan 30 is by far the fastest boat of these...

the Tartan 30 is by far the fastest boat of these three. The Cape Dory and the Bristol are very different designs from the Tartan. Jim L
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-14-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 3,763
Posted By owlmtn
I use a 5" random orbital sander with a dust exit...

I use a 5" random orbital sander with a dust exit on it, I bought a cheap shop vac from sears. they have a 2 gal model that only costs 25 bucks or so, it's light enough to carry over your shoulder...
Forum: Chartering 09-30-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 847
Posted By owlmtn
Bareboat on Vieques

We're thinking of trying Vieques for some sun. does anyone have any experience chartering there? thanks Jim L
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-29-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 5,636
Posted By owlmtn
We've been thinking of going with an A sail too....

We've been thinking of going with an A sail too. I'm looking for advice on sizing (we sail a tartan 30). any other pros and cons wouild be appreciated also. Jim L
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-27-2006
Replies: 59
Views: 10,203
Posted By owlmtn
For us the decision to use cetol was simply a...

For us the decision to use cetol was simply a matter of time. we've done both on various boats. There was no way I had the time, after sanding and scraping all the exterior teak on our Tartan 30, to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-25-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Posted By owlmtn
We sail on the lake every chance we get. This...

We sail on the lake every chance we get. This year with the lousy weather it's been infrequent. The boat's coming out in 3 weeks and it seems like it just went in. We're looking longingly at the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-25-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 6,600
Posted By owlmtn
We have the starboard galley model Tartan 30. For...

We have the starboard galley model Tartan 30. For the type of cruising we do it has worked out well. Meal preparation is definitely enhanced. However I think if I had a choice I would go for the rear...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-24-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 6,600
Posted By owlmtn
For couples cruising and fast and responsive...

For couples cruising and fast and responsive sailing in both light and heavy air it's tough to beat the Tartan 30 in that price range. The accomodations are adequate for the period. there are two...
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