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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By Faster
Another summer report

Just back from our usual 6 week summer, though we had a couple of short 3-4 day trips out prior to the 'bulk' vacation. It was another pretty good one, despite 4 different occasions of day-long rain...
Forum: Cal   06-16-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By Faster
Re: Cal 31 Propeller Question

Certainly sounds like a pitch issue.. dirty bottom or fouled prop would 'load' the engine and in any case you know that's not the situation.

You say you've used the various prop calculators.. what...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-12-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By Faster
Re: What type of boat is this?

"There's no such thing as a free boat"

Said many times and always true. This one, sadly, looks beyond what would be appropriate for a first project.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-11-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By Faster
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-03-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By Faster
Re: new member can anyone help

Assuming you've already tried this:

https://www.google.ca/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=Boat+Movers+Corpus+Christi
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-29-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 946
Posted By Faster
Re: Cracks on deck? C&C

The C&C 99 or anything that sized would be a substantial 'starting' boat.40-50 feet is a LOT more boat on many many levels and would be far more appropriate with some experience under your belt.. by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-28-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,165
Posted By Faster
Re: Why Going Aloft On A Shackle Is A Bad Idea

I suspect the shackle was cut off there to get to the race in time.. The failure appears to be the pin/spring/pull tab assembly that decided to 'disappear'...

We've always tied bowlines and if the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-26-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,928
Posted By Faster
Re: To worry or not to worry… blisters? (photos)

Agree it's a really bad paint/prep/compatibility issue. Won't 'buff out' but might all come off pretty easy. What about the major divot there?

Bottom is not biggie, but the topsides is kinda...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-13-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By Faster
Re: Ericson 30-2 (Transom-hung rudder)

That's too bad... it's a pretty good position for it, esp on a tiller-steered boat. One thing to consider is to put a snapshackle on the mainsheet tackle where it attaches to the traveller car - then...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-13-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2,083
Posted By Faster
Re: "Most common" boat - Lake Ontario

BPs recommendations are solid, but the expectation of 'flipping' any boat is, frankly, a long shot in today's market unless you buy cheap and sell cheap.. which generally means you're not starting...
Forum: Diesel   05-12-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By Faster
Re: Volvo 2001B 9hp charging

If the engine is running during these checks you should be getting approx 14 volts or better.. so a 12V reading would then indicate that your alternator is not actually charging - the 'battery' light...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-06-2015
Replies: 4,983
Views: 433,971
Posted By Faster
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

I think Andrew's got it... but neglected to mention that it's Loch Ness in the background ;)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-04-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By Faster
Re: is this a Hurley 27'? please help

Even a 'custom' H27 would be unlikely to significantly change underwater profile beyond perhaps a rudder.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-04-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By Faster
Re: is this a Hurley 27'? please help

Here's a Hurley 27... similar but different...

HURLEY 27 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com (http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=4709)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-02-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,809
Posted By Faster
Re: Raw water cooling - walk away?

An aside to your RWC/FWC issue..

I really like the CS line.. the tooling was first rate and their attention to detail was good too. Handsome boats - esp the 33 and 36T, the later Castro boats may...
Forum: Living Aboard   04-29-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1,885
Posted By Faster
Re: Retiring soon...

You've got 5 years to go... spend then next 5 months figuring out what you don't know, and start to 'fix' that.

LOTS of issues with the 'dream of living aboard, fancy free'.... It can be done,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-29-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,274
Posted By Faster
Re: I don't think this mast step is correct

Don't think the integrity of the casting/weldment is at issue here.. it looks like a roughly cut-off/trimmed mast was drilled for a pin, and the entire compression loads supported on that pin. If the...
Forum: Living Aboard   04-27-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1,885
Posted By Faster
Re: Retiring soon...

Plenty of single engine trawlers that might fit your bill.. but sailing costs less if there's a breeze, and a sailboat generally gives you a better, kinder motion in a seaway, and the motor is really...
Forum: Living Aboard   04-27-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1,885
Posted By Faster
Re: Retiring soon...

Along those lines, perhaps a small bit of property in some desirable location and a decent daysailer to keep you occupied (Aileron 28 if there's some money available!)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-26-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By Faster
Re: Should I replace the headstay?

Pretty clear that the stay has been 'unwound' and I think it does need to be changed. Looks like more broken bits on the furler attachment?

Good news is the mechanical terminal end. If those are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-24-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,571
Posted By Faster
Re: Furling line death trap

The perforated aluminum toerail clearly visible in Jon's pic. ;)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-24-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,571
Posted By Faster
Re: Furling line death trap

Don't have a real good pic of this handy, but here you can see our foredeck.. I posted this pic earlier to show a 'clean' way to stow the pole between sailing days (no dust/dirt under the pole or...
Forum: Chartering   04-17-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 4,584
Posted By Faster
Re: SOBER SAILING *help*

Well... our OP has not checked in in nearly a day and has not responded to any of this. Perhaps their plans have changed??
Forum: Chartering   04-16-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 4,584
Posted By Faster
Re: SOBER SAILING *help*

That's THE question, isn't it??
Forum: Chartering   04-15-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 4,584
Posted By Faster
Re: SOBER SAILING *help*

This last is, I suspect, going to be a major issue. The 'fun factor' could be in serious jeopardy....
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