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Search: Posts Made By: luck66
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By luck66
Re: Need a headsail..what to go with?

Get the 155 genoa. You can use it furled about 4 turns, and as your skills improve let it out. You will have more fun and your skills will quickly get better. If you go with the 110 it may be several...
Forum: Learning to Sail 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,873
Posted By luck66
Re: Should I learn the sextant?

Sailing can be a life time of learning. Sailing has a long history and the sextant is a part of that history. I would vote for learning celestial navigation and all things related to sailing.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 264
Views: 11,359
Posted By luck66
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

Tropic Cat you posted "No where in my post do I advocate any thing." You are in your original post advocating catamarans. Spew all you want.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-11-2014
Replies: 264
Views: 11,359
Posted By luck66
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

Tropic Cat, the question asked by "Solon" wanted to know about catamarans. "Solon" is doing home work, just as all of have done. That's why the best boat in the world is the one you own and sail. The...
Forum: Learning to Sail 03-06-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By luck66
Re: Learning to sail videos

Free Sail a boat videos are very good, I would suggest any one learning to sail or want to improve their skills take a look at link posted above by Charlz0.
Forum: Learning to Sail 03-05-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By luck66
Re: Learning to sail videos

Your free videos did not look free to me.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 3,231
Posted By luck66
Re: What did you learn to sail on?

Learned to sail on a Sunfish while I was stationed in Puerto Rico, 1968. Was the sailing instructor after that.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2014
Replies: 264
Views: 11,359
Posted By luck66
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

Some years ago while sailing Mexico, we were out in 40 + Knts doing fine. There was a large Cat out at the same time. They had lots of trouble pointing, and the wind keep pushing them broadside to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By luck66
Re: CNN on Rogue Waves

I think the movie "White Squall" documented monster waves pretty well. Now that satellites scan the earth, they have pinpointed several locations where these monster waves are common.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-23-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,905
Posted By luck66
Re: north sail vs doyle

I've used Lee sails, they make sails that are less expensive.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-16-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,419
Posted By luck66
Re: Robert Redford, Sailor

It is a movie, it's value is partly what you bring, and the entertainment you experience, and like art what you gain while viewing.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-16-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 697
Posted By luck66
Re: Opti BFS!

Wish I had started sailing at that young age. Good sailing video.
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-28-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,824
Posted By luck66
Re: Going ashore while on the hook

Anchoring out is scary, like most things we do the first time. Do it a few times in your local area, and like all new things you grow into it, and all the what if's will fade. Do your homework and...
Forum: Temporary SN Changes Forum 08-22-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 2,765
Posted By luck66
Re: Feedback and questions please...

Obsolete I.D.'s. I have an obsolete I.D. in addition to my current one. When I came back to SN I found I could not use my old I.D. So I got a new one. I think there are obsolete I.D.'s like my old...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By luck66
Re: Marina Fuel Nozzle Too Big

I have had this same problem. I was told that the fuel station was for large commercial boats ( D class ships) and the large nozzle is to pump fuel faster. A funnel comes in handy.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-12-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 692
Posted By luck66
Re: If I had to get one new sail, what would it be?

I've got a 110 jib and a 150 jib. I use them both, but like the 150 best. When the wind picks up I let the main out some, which allows me to play the guests. Go with the 150. I sail solo most of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-30-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 712
Posted By luck66
Re: Fiberglassing Attempt

More epoxy coats work best for me, also course or fine cloth weave makes a difference. Sanding the dried epoxy can be a problem as it gums up on the sander.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-28-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,468
Posted By luck66
Re: Blisters, OMG

Fixing blisters is very important. If you let them go they will grow over time and damage the first fiberglass layer. If that happens it is a very big job to skin off the damaged fiberglass and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-28-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By luck66
Re: Self bailing cockpit?

I have self bailing on my dinghy, but self bailing does not work very well when going at slow bells. I agree with "Seaduction," self bailing means do it your self.
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-27-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,082
Posted By luck66
Re: Extreme Weatherhelm

It does seen strange that you go into irons with just the main when the wind is up. The only thing I can think of that has not been talked about is; the size of the rudder may be under sized for...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-20-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By luck66
Re: Free Sailing Lesson

fearless or nervous it does not matter much, being out on the water is just fun. Nice looking family.
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-17-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,558
Posted By luck66
Re: handling gusts

Pinch (pinch her) pointing too high to windward. Pinching could cause your boat to stall, or at the least drop some speed. To correct heel it might be better to let the main out, and stay on course.
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-17-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,603
Posted By luck66
Re: Too big for a sunfish?

Sunfish, Sailfish, Snark are all fine boats and fun to sail. After a season or two you will want to move up to a larger boat, and they just keep getting more fun.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-05-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By luck66
Re: Navagation by refraction patterns

I've heard about this over the years, and always wanted to know more. Now I can read about it.
Forum: Diesel 04-04-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,310
Posted By luck66
Re: Fuel Cleaning Service - Yes or No?

Some years ago, I got some bad fuel. I had to replace the filter all the time. I was not able to find a service to clean the fuel, so I put a hole in the top of my tank and cleaned it myself. I...
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