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Search: Posts Made By: JonEisberg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,084
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Roller Furling Answers and Opinions Desired

LOL! "Young pup", eh? Don't I wish... :-)

Argyle already covered some of this, I agree with his take... In my opinion, low stretch line is important in a furling line... It's well worth spending...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-13-2014
Replies: 144
Views: 6,554
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Synthetic Motor Oil for my Diesel?

Yeah, I've always been very impressed by D'Antonio's stuff. Reminds me of Maine Sail, and is usually illustrated with explanatory photographs. I understand that he's about to publish a book along...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-12-2014
Replies: 144
Views: 6,554
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Synthetic Motor Oil for my Diesel?

How, exactly, will a far coarser full-flow filter do "a far superior job of filtration" than the 1-2 microns most bypass filters are rated at?

Seems to be some misunderstanding out there as to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2014
Replies: 287
Views: 15,756
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Pearons 28 passes Beneteau 46

ccriders summed it up pretty well...

However, the example I mentioned, was the one of people sailing DDW under headsail alone, without the use of a pole... One way to try to improve the situation,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-08-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 2,473
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Anchor swivels... yea or nay?.. and how?

Not sure what sort of swivel you might be using, but how would you propose to inspect the concealed, internal shaft on any of these popular swivels?

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-02-2014
Replies: 144
Views: 6,554
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Synthetic Motor Oil for my Diesel?

Nice to see you back around here again, christian... :-)

That's something I will never understand, amazing how many small diesels have no oil pressure gauge, what the hell are they thinking?

Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-30-2014
Replies: 1,167
Views: 141,173
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Well, I haven't said that, of course... I'm only saying that in many situations, sailing DDW can be the much preferred, simpler, and safer option... A few examples from recent trips that happened to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-21-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 5,348
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Annoying Halyard Slap

Couldn't agree more… Somebody's gotta say it - Ordinary bungee cords have no place aboard a proper yacht…


Whenever I jump on a boat to be delivered, I know I might be in trouble if I find...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-21-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Rogue wave antenna

In this particular case, I wouldn't count on it… :-)

The first wifi antenna I ever purchased, several years ago, was the original model offered by Rogue Wave…

had a bit of difficulty...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-18-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Boom brake advice

My experience with a boom brake is limited to my Dutchman, have only looked at the Wichard. Aside from the dual preventer setup seen on most Valiants, i don't think I've ever delivered a boat...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-17-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 5,124
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Production buckets and the limits

You've got it, they're virtually indestructible…

Cut out the bottom, replace it with clear plexi, and you have yourself a handy Look Bucket, as well…

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-12-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 6,413
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Annapolis Sailboat Show

What, you guys with your smartphones, you can't find your cars without them? :-) Hell, I park on that same block every year, I could have found it in my sleep...

Shawn, and Dave, (and of course,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-01-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,798
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Whisker pole?

Sorry, I think that's a bad idea... And frankly, I don't see how it's possible on anything but smaller boats, in the most benign conditions...

Well, I just watched the first couple of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-30-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,600
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Which ones have ship wheel/helm and no tiller?

Well, what they're really meant to do, is simply to look beautiful sitting at a dock or mooring in front of a waterfront estate... :-)

But, yes - these boats really are all about the sailing. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-30-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,600
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Which ones have ship wheel/helm and no tiller?

Yeah, that would grow old pretty quickly, trying to stay perched atop that little box in a seaway, while fighting the wheel using arms and shoulders alone... :-)

One thing I'm seeing more and more...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-28-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,600
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Which ones have ship wheel/helm and no tiller?

The Allied Seawind strikes me as the only one that might have been equipped with a wheel as standard...

There's a good reason for that, I can't imagine how a wheel would be an improvement over a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-28-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,197
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Fellow Four Eyes dealing with rain

I have a dive mask with prescription lenses, I think it's a really good thing to have aboard for any sailor who wears glasses...

But wearing it on deck is probably a bit overkill for most...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-27-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,054
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Funding retirement boat

Damn, and I was starting to think I was the ONLY person out there who thought like you, and Greg... :-)

Admittedly, my attitude is perhaps a bit more colored than most, by the simple fact that I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-19-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 4,557
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: When Do You Reef?

That's a very nice selection, but I think you need at least one more by Don Casey...

Really a pity that this one never gained the wider readership it deserved...

Sensible Cruising: The Thoreau...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-19-2014
Replies: 101
Views: 5,184
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Hopes and dreams. Is this realistic?

Well, except for the sailing, and cruising... :-)

CRUISING CALIFORNIA would have to be one of the briefest cruising guides ever written. On other place in America has so many miles of coastline,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-16-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 7,968
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: generator a good idea?

No, you don't... and, you already have the means to "make electricity", it's called your engine... :-)

I'd suggest holding off on getting a Honda, until you actually feel the NEED to have one... I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-04-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,299
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: New or Old?

A budget is of primary importance, alright, and you're certainly on the right track to apply it as your starting point... Never ceases to amaze, how many of these "Best Bluewater Boats for a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-20-2014
Replies: 2,640
Views: 197,548
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Well, that was my point... He hasn't gone anywhere yet, but his budget has now been ratcheted up to $700/month... :-)

Probably just me, but I've always been wary of such "pre-announcements" with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-05-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 3,913
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Arthur

I prefer to cross from Nantucket Sound, heading out thru Pollock Rip or Great Round Shoal Channel...

Thanks, I came thru OK, but it was a long night, and a bit more 'interesting' than I was...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 07-03-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 3,028
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Malo 45' loses rudder, pulls an All is Lost

The owner of a Malo 41 has chimed in over on CSBB...


Hadn't heard about it, quite a story, I can add to speculation...
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