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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-12-2015
Replies: 673
Views: 52,085
Posted By ccriders
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

A pair of heavy duty gloves for the bow man, not those light weight sailor types made of fabric with no fingers.
Also, at 50+ knots you are into "storm anchor" sizing. What sizes are your anchors?...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-03-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By ccriders
Re: new member can anyone help

Call House of Boats 361-729-9018 or 1-800-566-2253. They are located in rockport Tx about 45 miles north of Corpus on the ICW and the closest haul out facility at this time. You might also call the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-19-2015
Replies: 139
Views: 7,111
Posted By ccriders
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

Wow, this is getting complicated, so let me add more useless yak to the discussion. Looking forward to that 35 foot cruiser, you will want a tender, one that can be towed or stored on deck. So maybe...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-19-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 4,998
Posted By ccriders
Re: How to get back in after falling overboard solo...

There is a YouTube video of a guy testing his ability to get back on his boat via a trailing rope ladder like affair. While he was successful there were some lessons learned.
First, from mid-ship...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-10-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 3,575
Posted By ccriders
Re: What to take, toss, sell or store

Oh, and one more caution. When I was buying my boat I spent four days at the brokerage and there was a guy putting his boat into brokerage. They told him to remove all his stuff from his 30 foot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-06-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 3,575
Posted By ccriders
Re: What to take, toss, sell or store

I recently read an interesting little book titled "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up". In it the author describes a method of determining that which you will keep. Her fundamental criteria...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-20-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 2,907
Posted By ccriders
Re: Best of these Florida cities for sailing

I don't know from personal experience, but a friend regularly crosses the gulf to hand out in Ft. Meyers and recommends it highly.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-13-2015
Replies: 238
Views: 19,169
Posted By ccriders
Re: My newest project

Mr Perry,
Would you explain from a yacht design perspective the differences in these terms:
S glass
and carbon fiber.
It seems to me the cost differential between "carbon fiber"...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-30-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,659
Posted By ccriders
Re: Would it be feasible to put a sail on this boat

I didn't think of out riggers. That would be a pretty simple solution. Remove able too.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-05-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2,300
Posted By ccriders
Re: First time Owner

Lots of freeboard. Take a close look at the boarding ladder and make sure it works great. Wooden treads, solid attachment, good hand holds at deck level. Even if you have to spend money on this, it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-13-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,544
Posted By ccriders
Re: Using sails of another boat?

So, the research says:
I for the Tanzer is 2.6 feet greater than the Catalina.
J for the Tanzer is 0.5 feet greater than for the Catalina.
Therefore the Catalina Jib should be slightly smaller...
Forum: Cruising Videos   11-14-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 4,615
Posted By ccriders
Re: Solo sailing

Did you make these videos? If so, can you tell us about your equipment and how you edited them? They seem much better that typical GoPro videos.
Forum: Racing   11-14-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,796
Posted By ccriders
Re: Help needed to develop fun sailing events for a small club

Maybe a real navy cockswain can help out here. I once observed a navy competition of precision boat driving. It was much like a poker run, but there was no chance element and speed was the ability to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-12-2014
Replies: 287
Views: 20,162
Posted By ccriders
Re: Pearons 28 passes Beneteau 46

I have known many "lifestyle cyclists" who regularly brought their bikes to me for maintenance. Surgeons, lawyers, district attorney, bank managers, mud logger, dentists, anethesiaologist....
Forum: North American Yachts   11-12-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By ccriders
Re: broken headstay turnbuckle under sail .

Just saw this. Go to rigging only. They have good stuff at good prices. Pack up everything and ship it to them, then work with them on the phone to choose exactly what you want.
Another approach...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-12-2014
Replies: 287
Views: 20,162
Posted By ccriders
Re: Pearons 28 passes Beneteau 46

Mock outrage? I don't think so. Offensive name calling, false bravado, arrogance? Yes maybe. Remember, there are people here at every skill level - rank beginners to circumnavigators. The latter...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-21-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 5,855
Posted By ccriders
Re: Help the "new generation" pick a cruising boat

One of the things Mike said above is really important: "built for a short handed cruiser".
Another issue is "the plan". It is really hard for me to imagine that three twenty something year olds...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-18-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 3,169
Posted By ccriders
Re: Problem Turning Windward

Re lazy jacks. After I have lowered and secured my mainsail, I stow the lazy jacks, that way they do not interfere with raising and adjusting the shape of the main.
I believe you have a Cruising...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-09-2014
Replies: 673
Views: 52,085
Posted By ccriders
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

If the cable that comes out the top of the mast is different than the cable that comes out the bottom in the bilge, then bite the bullet and replace. Judging from you photos one cannot have any...
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-03-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 943
Posted By ccriders
Re: Ethnic electricity

Do you really think it is a lack of knowledge? The description of his boat sounds like what a lot of live aboards look like.
"Boatowner's Illustrated Electrical Handbook" by Charlie Wing certainly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-15-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 6,120
Posted By ccriders
Re: Hopes and dreams. Is this realistic?

Over my years I have noticed the decline in craftsmanship. In fact it has become crapmanship too many times. When I do find highly skilled craftsmen (women) I see that they are well paid...
Forum: Provisioning   08-23-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,863
Posted By ccriders
Re: Biscuits on board

Ok. So I'm not a doctor, but...
I think you would benefit by talking with a nutritionist and learning how to navigate restaurant menus and grocery store isles to find healthy food choices. But be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-12-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 9,480
Posted By ccriders
Re: Pros and cons for a double ender/Canoe Stern

I know Sam seems to have closed this thread, but I've been thinking about your comments and then I watched the video "Germans Like It Wet" and feel a need to expand on my observations.
First, while...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-08-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,157
Posted By ccriders
Re: Bottom paint

You need to check the UV sensitivity of barrier coatings before deciding not to paint. Epoxies normally have to be coated with a UV protecting layer or will deteriorate rather quickly.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-03-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,714
Posted By ccriders
Re: Just set sail

If your boat has a fixed keel, you probably cannot capsize it in Barnegat Bay, as it takes a combination of wind and wave, both pretty severe, to overcome the ballast of a fixed keel. While wearing...
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