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Search: Posts Made By: Minnesail
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,293
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Sudden inability to sail upwind

this works 80% of the time or so...the other 20 onvolves going under or buying a long brush type wooden pole and putting a small serrated knife or hook so you can go under and clear it.:)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,293
Posted By blt2ski
Re: Sudden inability to sail upwind

You picked up some junk that slowed you down, or some other equal as you say.

Marty
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,293
Posted By erps
Re: Sudden inability to sail upwind

That would be my guess too.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By mmazour
Re: Sailing South Dakota Style

They do but I've heard the sailing is not nearly as good there as it is at Lewis and Clark. With prevailing SSW winds in the summer and NNE in the fall and the fact that the lake lies east / west for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,171
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Winching power for MOB

look at what I found...

West Wight Potter P-15 Sailboat Owners (http://www.wwpotterowners.com/SailingStories75.html)

maybe some tips and things we can learn from this experience on a wp19
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By erps
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By Peter Janker
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,292
Posted By travlineasy
Kiwigrip - first experience...

I've been working on getting the decks and cockpit painted for the better part of two months now, beginning with the slick surfaces that were done with Petit two part expoxy paint, the first...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-03-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By nwsaildude
Re: Notes on a thru-hull replacement

For G-10 and other sheets of fiberglass I use a Jig Saw. Lots of different blades available including carbide tipped. If I wobble a bit on the circle part - I use a small bench / belt sander to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-02-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 1,685
Posted By TQA
Re: First boat advice - Mpls to Great Lakes

I sailed/cruised a Cat 22 swing keel for a couple of years including a trip from Troon to Stornaway and back on the West coast of Scotland. I had some fairly rough seas to contend with and never felt...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-02-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 1,685
Posted By Lou452
Re: First boat advice - Mpls to Great Lakes

The Catalina-22 has a keel lock down bolt but I would think if it is that ruff out you may be pushing it ?
I have spent Three nights on mine this year with two adults one child They are a great...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-28-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,450
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: Pictures of the icebergs of Lake Superior

Oh hell yeah!!

http://www.bfsshop.com/Posts/SmackTalk/ST_G/BFS_certified.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-14-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 1,631
Posted By gbgreen59
Re: 1st big project, bronze thru-hull

I do a rough cut with the sabre saw...outside the line. Then finish shaping by sanding with the tools mentioned above.

I've used the method you mentioned too and work just fine. The really big...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-13-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By chip
Re: Catalina 22 Headsail Selection

This isn't my experience either. I move on just my main. I find that shortening the main helps more with heeling than shortening the jib, and if I'm to the point where I'm only going to have one...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-11-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 1,631
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: 1st big project, bronze thru-hull

It is not supposed to work but MANY builders simply choose to IGNORE the safety standards and connect NPT valves to NPS thru-hull fittings..

The proper method, is as shown, with a proper flanged...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-10-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 2,739
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

No real downsides that I can see. The only thing you have to make sure of, is that the blocks on underside of the spreaders will be mounted securely. My spreaders are aluminum, so drilling and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-09-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 1,631
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: 1st big project, bronze thru-hull

Decouple the tee from the valve with a length of hose that gets it above static waterline. If it is in a safe location that would be okay but best to come off the valve with hose, then to the tee...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-09-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 1,631
Posted By Ritchard
Re: 1st big project, bronze thru-hull

I am just thinking that some chopped mat added to your thickened epoxy makes that part of the repair much stronger. Remember, epoxy hasn't much mechanical strength on its own. It's the glass that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-09-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 1,631
Posted By tommays
Re: 1st big project, bronze thru-hull

I don't believe the way to go is mixing epoxy super thick it needs to flow somewhat ?

But a picture of what your trying to change would allow better advise
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-09-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 1,631
Posted By Faster
Re: 1st big project, bronze thru-hull

Look at the diagram in step 8 of the link...

WEST SYSTEM | Projects | Fiberglass Boat Repair & Restoration - Repairing machined holes in fiberglass...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 2,739
Posted By christian.hess
Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

should of stated BIGGER boats where the weight of the boom and SAIL is substantial

for example big boats you sometimes have to stand on the boom, I know I have sometimes and my weight plus the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 2,739
Posted By gamayun
Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

Why do you want to get rid of the pig tail? Does it catch when you're sailing? There're ways to fix this. Personally, I would get the lazy jack system for ease of dropping or reefing the sails, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-30-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By Ferretchaser
Re: Google search on "Reinforced Hose" gone awry

Vetus clear hose is the one to use. It is reinforced with a stainless steel wire spiral and comes in all sorts of different sizes. Yup it has a blue tracer in it as well. If you can't find it online...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-22-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By chef2sail
Re: Variable speed polisher recommendation

Well had a 60 dollar Roibi from HD which I used for many years. Took forever to do the job and i thought it was a good job.......thats until.....I read Mainesails sticky and recommendation. Having...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-18-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By tommays
Re: Groco Seacocks BV vs. FBV

http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss91/tommays/Seafever/2011_03130024.jpg (http://s565.photobucket.com/user/tommays/media/Seafever/2011_03130024.jpg.html)

IMHP the BV is far better due to the...
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