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Search: Posts Made By: jfdubu
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By jfdubu
Smile Re: This winter...

Yes, winter hasn't even begun yet. December 21 is the first day of winter and the only good thing about that is it's also the darkest day (winter solstice) of the year. I celebrate the fact that it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 6,889
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Why are wheels so big?

Ok, so I'm coming late to the party but I'll still give my 2 cents. Regarding wheel size vs autopilot. These are only loosely related.
Steering effort all comes down to torque at the rudder stock...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-25-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,618
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Boat name/graphic: Where and how big?

for my first boat 28', I had 4" letters for the name and 3" letters for the POC on the stern and it looked fine. For the second boat, 35', 3" POC on the stern and 4.5" name on the side(s). The name...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-06-2014
Replies: 131
Views: 6,667
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Do you use dinghy lights?

Interesting and timely topic. For the first time my dingy is properly registered. I did this because I plan on using it a lot more for back an forth from anchor to shore on BI and Newport. I just...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-05-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 2,076
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Most efficient 180 degree turn

I have fin keel boat and I can just about pivot/rotate the boat on the keel. Using a combination of reverse full left rudder and forward full right rudder it's easy but takes practice at first....
Forum: Racing 06-03-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,244
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Why do you race

I race in beer can series and a few weekend races. I enjoy the competitive nature both in in sailing against other boats and against myself. Chances are if one doesn't have some competitive sprit...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-31-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 972
Posted By jfdubu
Re: bilge pumps in series, ok?

CapRon,

I'm quite surprised the rule would pump thru the jabisco and the check valve downstream of it. As mentioned the regular centrifugal bilge pumps do not generate a lot of pressure. When you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-01-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Butyl Tape for mast base?

I'm not sure why you need/want to seal the SS mast plate but whatever. You really only need to seal any thru hull/deck penetration ie the bolts. I've found the butyl method to be the best and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-29-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,400
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Electrical 101

Seeing how this is an electrical 101 thread I’ll add to it.

I bought a “new to me” boat in October 2013. During the two day transit from Boston to Narragansett Bay two things happened. At one...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-18-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 2,310
Posted By jfdubu
Re: What are the pros/cons of the Max Prop

Bob,
I have a feathering maxprop. I had a flexofold folder which replaced my martec folder on my old boat. Shaft angle and orientation has no effect on the flexofold as both blades fold as one. On...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-18-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Traveler span

Bar, Most of the load on the traveler is up so something as simple as a rod going down to the cockpit floor ( with a backing plate of course) is all you need. The rod would be in tension when in use....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-18-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 2,310
Posted By jfdubu
Re: What are the pros/cons of the Max Prop

Med, My "new to me" boat came with the maxprop. If I ever have to change it I will likely go back to the flexofold.

For the record the flexofold does open 100% in reverse and one can hear the thud...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-18-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 2,310
Posted By jfdubu
Re: What are the pros/cons of the Max Prop

Med, I've had three different props on my boat(s). My J28 came with a martec folder that after 7 years I could not stand any longer. I replaced that with a flexofold two blade folder. Hugh upgrade....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-10-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,207
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Words of Wisdom; Words of Warning

Mine was not reviewing the chart because you think you know the water. Easy way to find the bottom or in my case "the rock"

John
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-26-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 2,249
Posted By jfdubu
Re: "The 2 happiest days of a boatowners life are..."

I tend to think of the days as "sad days" and "happy days". Up here in the northeast a sad day is the day in November we pull them out of the water. For the rest of the fall, winter and early spring...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-23-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,099
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Prop shaft strut repair

OK, I got pictures. The above post shows the before. In the outside pid you can see the strut canted. These are the "during" showing the box cut out and the strut removed.
Hopefully next week will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-21-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,099
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Prop shaft strut repair

Installed funny as in it was canted about 4 degrees such that it looked like it was bent coming out of the hull. I'll get the pics posted and you can see it.
BTW, I didn't start this project...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-20-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,099
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Prop shaft strut repair

Well, I failed in my attempt to post the before pic's but I will try again. I'm well into the "during" phase of this project and it's not as bad as I expected. The strut isn't bent it and it didn't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-26-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,920
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Mainsheet system

I'm going to end up with some variant of a 6:1 coarse with a fine adjustment. I post pics when I finish the design.

John
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-23-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,920
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Mainsheet system

Sandy, this is my point. I'd guess that 6:1 alone wasn't enough for your 37.5 so you had a fine leg on the end. 8:1 isn't difficult or that expensive to rig but I'm looking at about 120' of line. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-23-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,920
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Mainsheet system

Interesting system, 10:1 fine, 5;1 coarse but there was still line in the cockpit for the 10:1 purchase, yes?

John
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-22-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,920
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Mainsheet system

York, that's pretty amazing. Using the mainsail load calculator on the harken site a 600 sqft sail loads 2044 lbs in a 20 knot breeze. With a 6:1 your trimming 340 lbs?. Drop the wind to 12 knot and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-22-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,920
Posted By jfdubu
Re: Mainsheet system

This is the system I have but by lemar. completely wore out. It.s a 6:1 single or 3:1 double.

John
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-22-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,920
Posted By jfdubu
Mainsheet system

Topic for opinion, The new (to me) boat I purchased in the fall has a 6:1 mainsheet system. It's end boom sheeted with 293 sqft of mainsail. The current blocks are wore out and I've already decided...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-29-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 824
Posted By jfdubu
Re: prop wash

Dennis,
One important consideration. When powering in reverse your rudder does nothing until the boat is actually moving backward hence having the rudder hard over stops the boat from moving and...
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