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Forum: Learning to Sail   07-21-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 5,035
Posted By splitmind
Flying a Geneker

A few tips we have after learning from our mistakes...

-Make sure your sheets are at least twice as long as your boats overall length.

-Consider the use of floating polypropolene sheets. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-12-2005
Replies: 61
Views: 22,138
Posted By splitmind
the concept of unsinkable yachts

One benefit of the foam often not mentioned is the insulating effect. The hull is quieter, dryer, and more temperate than an uninsulated hull.

For cold climate sailors this is a definate plus...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-14-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 3,428
Posted By splitmind
Asymmetrical Spinnaker Tacker

Consider the use of polypropelene sheets. They float, and will stay on the waters surface. Our rigger suggested it to us and it works great.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-12-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 2,966
Posted By splitmind
Bayfield 32 Opinions

I would disagree with regards to storage on the 32.

There is more good cabin storage on this boat than on many newer yachts of similar length. The lazarettes are reasonable for a 32'' vessel.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-09-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 8,728
Posted By splitmind
Heaters: diesel or solid fuel?

Diesel hands down.

The Dickenson have a combustion fan, where you can control the speed of the air blowing into the chamber. This means lighting it is a snap, and backdrafts snuffing out the fire...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-16-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 1,686
Posted By splitmind
whitby 42

I have never owned or sailed one, however a slip neighbour I know used to own one and misses her dearly. He sailed from Toronto, to St. Johns Newfoundland, then down to the Caribean and back over a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-11-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 10,843
Posted By splitmind
Propane Cabin Heater

I have installed a Dickenson bulkhead heater this year and am very happy.

Diesel fireplace, gives a nice glow, and has very low electrical draw. The espars are better, but much more complicated...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-21-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 3,990
Posted By splitmind
Bayfield 29

Go to www.bayfieldyachtowners.org

It has hundreds of photos specs and articles relating to Bayfield Yachts.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-28-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 10,786
Posted By splitmind
yanmar ignition key

You can go to any chandelry and for $20.00 or less get a replacement ignition piece that will fit the yanmar panel, and is more robust. I replaced mine off a 2qm15 in about 15 minutes, and it works...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-17-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 1,001
Posted By splitmind
Electrical refit

Depending on the replacement materials and labour rates, as well as how much old material can be re-used will determine the cost.

Don Casey has a good book on small boat electrics worth reading...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-17-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 987
Posted By splitmind
alcohol to propane converion?

It can, but it will be a lot of work to get it right. (Propane locker, self draining, solid line to stove, without splice, propane sniffer in bilge, and bilge blower, solenoid to tank with switch at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-02-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 6,122
Posted By splitmind
V-birth cushion replacement

For an extra few bucks, we went from 3" to 6" foam that was designed for sleeping, and was pre-drilled with pin holes throughout to assist breath-ability. I think it was called "Swedish Sleeping...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-18-2004
Replies: 37
Views: 13,183
Posted By splitmind
help with lifes dream

I second the comment on island cruising in Sydney. We chartered for the first time with them in 2000 and found the yacht and all the staff top rate. I have fellow Toronto friends that have used...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-18-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 5,857
Posted By splitmind
Yanmar 2gm20 won''''t start

You should be able to clean the tank yourself, and not contract it out. My wife and I did this with an oil extractor in about on hour. Just have lots of empty 1 gallon jugs from anit-freeze, etc to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-18-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 5,857
Posted By splitmind
Yanmar 2gm20 won''''t start

Where is your fuel tank?

If it is below the engine chances are you may have an electric lift pump which gives low pressure fuel flow to the engine. When this failed on ours, the exact same thing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-12-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,342
Posted By splitmind
Best GPS/Map Under $1,500?

http://www.bayfieldyachtowners.org/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=15&Itemid=40

A review of the CP170c on the Bayfield yachtowners site.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-06-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 1,261
Posted By splitmind
Cruising to Canada

I think we are always hardest on our own people. I''ve cross the border at work maybe 200 times or more per year. I am a Canadian citizen/resident, and have always been treated with courtesy,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-01-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,012
Posted By splitmind
The Head

If the vents are all clear, consider using a head additive like candure or similar that accellerates breaking down organic material.

Failing that look at the BILGEBUSTER. We had the same problem,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-08-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 1,261
Posted By splitmind
Cruising to Canada

Customs are normally low-hassle. Have your paper work ready, and don''t bring your firearms in and it should be hassle free.

Be carefull what food you bring across the border. Certain fruits or...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-24-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 2,947
Posted By splitmind
Bayfield 29

www.bayfieldyachtowners.org

Register and ask the many owners here questions on the forums.

Where are you located? On the owners website above you can find sail-ins in Florida this month and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-21-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 5,021
Posted By splitmind
Brightside VS. Easypoxy

We refinished an old fibreglass dingy last spring. It was a true mess as the old paint was house paint, badly broken down. Most time was spent sanding and prepping the hull. The painting part is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-16-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 2,202
Posted By splitmind
Ultra-leather/suede

Thanks for the input. We found a nice polyester vevlet which was textured and looks great. It should stand up well in the marine enviroment.
We liked the ultra-leather, but weren''t sure about it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-11-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 2,202
Posted By splitmind
Ultra-leather/suede

Anyone have experiences good/bad with these materials in their yachts? Any recomendations for upholstery material.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-11-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 2,075
Posted By splitmind
Bayfield 32C Mast Clearance

My mast is a tall rig. 46'' from the step to the masthead. I would guess 45'' for bridge clearance minimum would be safe by inches.

Go to www.bayfieldyachtowners.org to learn all about these...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-28-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 4,183
Posted By splitmind
Bayfield Yacht Owners

http://www.bayfieldyachtowners.org is the new home page for the owners group.
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