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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-11-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By mad_machine
Re: A 100 year old gaffer

I love old wooden boats.. shame most of them have vanished from the Jersey Shore
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-30-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,659
Posted By mad_machine
Re: Which ones have ship wheel/helm and no tiller?

If you really need to.. you can also sit behind the wheel when your legs splayed over the housing..

But to be honest, how many 20ish foot sailboats are more than Coastal Cruisers or daysailors...
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast   08-26-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 4,661
Posted By mad_machine
Re: New York to Cape May ok for beginners?

I grew up in OCNJ.. back before it became a haven of McMansions. Friends of ours owned the now defunct 59th street pier and we would go surfing in Corson's inlet. With an outgoing tide, it would...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-25-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By mad_machine
Re: Tall Ships

I have been aboard the Pride of Baltimore.. it is really a much different type of sailing.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-13-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 10,587
Posted By mad_machine
Re: Pros and cons for a double ender/Canoe Stern

well, now you hit upon a different issue with Canoe sterns. When is the last time you saw a brand new one? As noted in a previous posting in this thread, Fife's "Ellad" is basically a Swedish...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-11-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 10,587
Posted By mad_machine
Re: Pros and cons for a double ender/Canoe Stern

One of the things I like about the Frances 26.. is it is the boat that Chuck Paine Designed for himself. While one of his early designs, it was everything he knew (at the time) on how to make a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-10-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 10,587
Posted By mad_machine
Re: Pros and cons for a double ender/Canoe Stern

Maybe it is just me.. but I consider Canoe Sterns as being different from Double Enders.

IMHO a Double Ender needs to have an outboard rudder like a Westsail32, Ingrid, or a Frances 26.. and a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-06-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,029
Posted By mad_machine
Re: adhesive for foam (DIY cushions)

horizontal.. like a sandwich. If you glue two sheets of foam together as if they were naturally laying atop each other, the seam will not come apart. if it is vertical (end to end) the stress of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-29-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 847
Posted By mad_machine
Re: Rigging repair -atlantic city

where are they tied up or moored at? I work at the Borgata. I can't do anything tomorrow.. but I can run them either way on Tuesday.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-25-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By mad_machine
Re: Round The Island Race 2014

glad you had fun.. sorry about the saildrive.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 2,786
Posted By mad_machine
Re: Advice on redesigning cabin layout

I would start with a drawing of your boat from the top down.. so you can see the space you have to deal with. Then I would look at the interior of boats you like... and see how you can work those...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-28-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 4,807
Posted By mad_machine
Re: Alternative to Solar

But.. if mounted to the area with the most amount of movement, it would not need as much weight to get the same amount of energy (assuming a weighted pendulum effect is going on)
Forum: Multihull   02-26-2014
Replies: 307
Views: 31,332
Posted By mad_machine
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

However.. Monohulls can't do this

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-19-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 969
Posted By mad_machine
Re: Dreadnaught

they are based on Atkin's Tahiti ketch.. Just stretched to 32 feet and given a slightly better underwater shape. I believe they also upped the sail area to around 800sqf
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-15-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2,378
Posted By mad_machine
Re: DIY Bowsprit

I will have to find the article. I had dreams of rerigging my SS23 into a cutter :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-15-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By mad_machine
Re: Flush Mount Ventilators

I will be adding some Dorades to my sprite.. and a couple of mushroom vents on the aft deck.

I think properly built and oriented, they should fit right up against the front of the cabin and not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-15-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By mad_machine
Re: Flush Mount Ventilators

solar fans are as simple as they come. There is one on my Sea Sprite from when I bought it last year. The boat came to be abused and in much need of a full refit.. yet the Solar vent on the fore...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-17-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By mad_machine
Live wind Map

Only Covers land areas, but should give you an idea how the wind is in your area

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-03-2013
Replies: 216
Views: 14,165
Posted By mad_machine
Re: Sailing, safety, & size

Actually, White objects reflect ALL light. It is darker and black objects that absorb light
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-08-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 859
Posted By mad_machine
Re: Busy busy busy, sanding sanding sanding

My boat is 50 years old. I have found three distinct colours of paint on her. A blue, a green, and several layers of white. I am taking them off back down to the gelcoat.

The gelcoat is another...
Forum: Diesel   07-28-2013
Replies: 85
Views: 4,446
Posted By mad_machine
Re: Conversion to oil as coolant?

I posted up a link earlier to Evans. They make a waterless coolant that is biodegradable and non-toxic. You run it straight and it's boiling point is high enough that you do not need to pressurize...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-13-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 3,168
Posted By mad_machine
Re: Great White spotted near Key West

To judge by the number of people attacked who survive with only a bite.. they must not like the taste of people.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-10-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,454
Posted By mad_machine
Re: Marine Paint vs Automotive

in reality, above the waterline it is all about prep. I do find that automotive paints are thinner than boat paint, but if you are spraying, you can do many many coats to give your hull a good bit of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-22-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 3,328
Posted By mad_machine
Re: Pigtail Adapter: 30A to household 15a plug

I think I see what you are saying. Your boat has the 30a shore power receptical, but the only thing availible at the dock is 15a house power?

I think I would be more tempted to run off of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-17-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 980
Posted By mad_machine
Drowning Doesn't look like drowning

The new captain jumped from the deck, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed straight for the couple swimming between their...
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