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Search: Posts Made By: byr0n
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-05-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 630
Posted By byr0n
Intrepid is for sale

Islander 36 INTREPID (http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/boa/2876995726.html) which Zac Sunderland sailed around the world is listed for a reasonable 59000. Interesting boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 6,663
Posted By byr0n
As an Alberg 30 owner myself, I can say that in...

As an Alberg 30 owner myself, I can say that in my refit plans I too pondered a roller furling headsail but decided against it based solely on the fact that i have always had hank-on sails and am...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 5,008
Posted By byr0n
I treat my parachute as an anchor through and...

I treat my parachute as an anchor through and through. The loads are relative to being anchored. The anchor is lashed on deck, chain stoved, and the rode is passed through the bow roller with chafing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-20-2009
Replies: 57
Views: 4,289
Posted By byr0n
I wear a Victorinox Dive Master 500M...

I wear a Victorinox Dive Master 500M (http://www.swissarmy.com/Timepieces/Pages/Product.aspx?category=divemaster500m&product=241041&). I have had it a couple years and have not had an issue with it....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2009
Replies: 104
Views: 9,511
Posted By byr0n
I travel 4 hours to my boat every week and still...

I travel 4 hours to my boat every week and still get giddy as a kid at christmas as I get close to her. I truly appreciate and love that I own my boat (outright even. Woohoo!).

One thing I have...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-28-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,320
Posted By byr0n
I think regularly about this. I think if I was in...

I think regularly about this. I think if I was in a >50 foot vessel I could convert a center-forward cabin to a bench-shop with adequate ventilation (for varnishes etc), but I don't think space is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-28-2009
Replies: 63
Views: 5,273
Posted By byr0n
I would suggest running (and using!) decent...

I would suggest running (and using!) decent jack-lines & lifelines. Put 'em on and travel the deck to handle sails/reefing etc so you know what hangs up where. Lines lead aft, but problems don't ;) ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-21-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 4,789
Posted By byr0n
Thanks Sailingdog, I am on the lookout for this...

Thanks Sailingdog, I am on the lookout for this book, as it is out of print, yet referenced a great deal in my googling for information of the subject of self-steering options
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-21-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 4,789
Posted By byr0n
Yes, however an electronic steering system keeps...

Yes, however an electronic steering system keeps you on a course, which is not necessarily on the wind. The wind is a fickle thing which in many places is just plain undecided so course-keeping vs...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-21-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 4,789
Posted By byr0n
yes, QME. That's what I envision. Thanks for...

yes, QME. That's what I envision. Thanks for that.



Thanks. Yeah, Norvane is a nice rig. Did you choose it for the added ability to have an emergency rudder attached? The pain is still in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-20-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 4,789
Posted By byr0n
Yes, yes I am aware of such new-fangled...

Yes, yes I am aware of such new-fangled contraptions. I do own an ST2000+ for my cal. That was not the point of the discussion.

The point of the discussion is whether it is reasonable to utilize...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-20-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 4,789
Posted By byr0n
If this were the case, then there would be no...

If this were the case, then there would be no need for a self-steering system across the board, big or small boat, offshore/inshore. The point is that self-steering traditionally is there to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-20-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 4,789
Posted By byr0n
Just using that as a visual queue. "She'll track...

Just using that as a visual queue. "She'll track if'n I tie a t-shirt to the mast!" the point is to ponder something simple, with parts simple and available to fix (as all things will disintegrate)....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-20-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 4,789
Posted By byr0n
Let's talk self-steering systems...

I am having a hard time finding good information on self-steering systems other than patents and DIY stuff (or blog posts like "mary monitor steered us 'round the world").

It seems to me that a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-19-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 2,105
Posted By byr0n
God on ya Brad! It is really so awesome seeing...

God on ya Brad! It is really so awesome seeing others other there sailing solo.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-19-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 3,714
Posted By byr0n
I have single-handed my (cal 29) boat since the...

I have single-handed my (cal 29) boat since the day I got it. "Absolute responsibility" has led me to have a good amount of self-respect and a fair slice of humility...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-19-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 5,026
Posted By byr0n
Fando, The advice of many here is passed on...

Fando,

The advice of many here is passed on from experience. I too have grand plans (circumnavigation, some legs single-handed, some with help). Preparation is key and practice,practice, practice...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-16-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 10,101
Posted By byr0n
Isn't this is why they invented "Tall Ships"? ;) ...

Isn't this is why they invented "Tall Ships"? ;)
fyi, 6'3" on a cal29 - certainly going to cross an ocean or two in it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-26-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 667
Posted By byr0n
on my 29', the Hull ID is hidden but visible...

on my 29', the Hull ID is hidden but visible inside the port locker in the cockpit. I had to hang my head in there with a flashlight and look up inside the locker to see it. It was almost at the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-01-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,210
Posted By byr0n
Good on ya'! The first solo trip is really the...

Good on ya'! The first solo trip is really the best, and you did it in such a stylish boat to boot!
Forum: Cal 09-01-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 6,780
Posted By byr0n
I sail a '77 Cal 29 and will second Sara's...

I sail a '77 Cal 29 and will second Sara's statement that they are laid out really exceptionally and spaciously. I am 6'3" and I fit in my boat :) whereas I have friends who have 32'+ sailboats ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-04-2009
Replies: 51
Views: 2,888
Posted By byr0n
I did my first shakedown cruise on Scotch Mist...

I did my first shakedown cruise on Scotch Mist this weekend (detailed post on signature link)! The results is that I now have a new list of 20+ "things" to be done/changed/installed/removed/adjusted....
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-27-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 585
Posted By byr0n
Red face Hello from a cal 29 in Sidney, BC!

Hi all!

I, being a lurker around here for a while now, thought I should introduce myself and say thanks to all of you. This is a bit of an article so you may want to skip it. I don't mind....
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