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Search: Posts Made By: jblumhorst
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: straighten furling foil

I'm pretty sure it's a Schaefer SnapFurl. I'm not sure whether it's a CF-500 or CF-700 from the picture.

I am an authorized Schaefer and CDI distributor for many years, so I have extensive...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: Mainsail Replacement Quotes and 3 Choices

John,

+1 about the advantages of a loose footed sail! Footed sails are pretty much a throw back to the days of low-tech sailcloth. IMO, There are no compelling reasons for them other than to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: Mainsail Replacement Quotes and 3 Choices

(Full disclaimer: I am an independent rep for Hyde Sails Direct and I support Sailnet by advertising on this site.)

Sail cloth is the biggest contributor to the price of the sail. If I were you,...
Forum: Atomic 4 11-19-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By jblumhorst
Referral for A4 mechanic in San Francisco/Alameda CA?

Do you know a good A4 mechanic to do annual service/checkup on my A4?
Thanks in advance!
Judy
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-20-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 3,834
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: New main sail

The picture isn't very clear there, is it?

What you've circled is the finishing details of the leech line. There's a piece of webbing and an alloy cleat there. I don't see a reefing-sized ring...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-20-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 3,834
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: New main sail

Gene's sail doesn't have a flattening reef. It's loose footed. A flattening reef is superfluous on a loose footed mainsail. The outhaul on a loose footed mainsail does everything that a flattener...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-19-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 3,834
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: New main sail

I would suggest there's a more relevant test of sails' serviceability: how well does your boat handle when close hauled in moderate to strong winds, or in gusty, variable conditions?

Even a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-19-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 3,834
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: New main sail

Hi everybody,

Thanks to Gene (aka Sprega) for posting a picture of his new mainsail and his kind words, and everybody's thoughtful comments. I'd like to add some comments of my own to the...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 01-24-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,288
Posted By jblumhorst
Thumbs up Re: Can a new member recieve PM?

I have absolutely no intention of ever taking a 19' boat to Hawaii. That's not fun, in my opinion. That's hardcore hardship. :eek: and :puke

I'd prefer a 40-60' boat with a first mate that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-19-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 987
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: McLube AntiFouling Speed Polish?

Hi Matt. I'm thinking about using this for my 19 foot trailer sailer. Little deuce sloop lives most of her life on the trailer. She's in the water for a few weeks at a time. I have 2 questions....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-19-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 987
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: McLube AntiFouling Speed Polish?

Hi Matt. I'm thinking about using this for my 19 foot trailer sailer. Little deuce sloop lives most of her life on the trailer. She's in the water for a few weeks at a time. I have 2 questions....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-19-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 987
Posted By jblumhorst
McLube AntiFouling Speed Polish?

This is something new from McLube. Just announced. Has anyone tried it? And does anybody know where I can actually get some? Thanks in advance.

Judy
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-18-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 2,645
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: Clean bottom how much?

Matt, you are right! I just paid your bill and I checked! it's $2.25.

Your service is worth every penny, my friend. 10+ years of flawless service.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-18-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 2,645
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: Clean bottom how much?

Deleted.... because it's duplicate
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-18-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 2,645
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: Clean bottom how much?

$2.25/ft plus $10 labor for each zinc. That's on San Francisco Bay for a narrow 27 footer with really good anti-fouling paint. With good paint, we on SF Bay don't get awful fouling. If I used cheaper...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 01-17-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,288
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: Can a new member recieve PM?

Wow! I just found a new rule

"This forum requires you to wait 30 seconds before you post again"

WE ARE THERE!!!!! 16 Posts!!!!
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 01-17-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,288
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: Can a new member recieve PM?

Are we there yet??

(15 posts?)
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 01-17-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,288
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: Can a new member recieve PM?

Answer: 400 sf of asymm on a sprit on a 19 foot boat
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 01-17-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,288
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: Can a new member recieve PM?

Riddle me this: what is "fun on a stick"?

See the next post for the answer
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 01-17-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,288
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: Can a new member recieve PM?

how about posting a vague question about the advisability of taking a 19' pocket cruiser from San Francisco to Hawaii single handed? Will people think I'm nuts? (I would, but I know people who have...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 01-17-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,288
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: Can a new member recieve PM?

Testing my new sig and avatar
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 01-17-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,288
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: Can a new member recieve PM?

Message #10.

that's it. I've run out of interesting things to say and I don't have enough posts to my credit to post a pic.

:worthless:
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 01-17-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,288
Posted By jblumhorst
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 01-17-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,288
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: Can a new member recieve PM?

I've been a member since 2002, but still don't have 15 posts. Sheesh. Help, I'm a prisoner in the lurker category....

(this is #8)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-29-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 5,013
Posted By jblumhorst
Re: Advice on SF Bay summer sailing

Hi Chris,

Alameda Marina is a good place to be for a first year sailor who is teaching himself. When it's blowing too hard for comfort out on the bay, you'll be able to "pick you windspeed" by...
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