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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 836
Posted By okawbow
Re: Jib sheets too short, splice on extra line?

In a pinch; I've used hardware store polyester rope for small boat sheets. Not as good as "real" sheet line, but costs about $.20 a foot and can be picked up on the way to the boat.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,317
Posted By okawbow
Re: tiller pilots: simrad or raymarine????

I bought a Simrad TP 10 in 2008. I used it in about 5000 miles of cruising in a Bristol 24 sloop, and then a Cheoy Lee 31 ketch, over the next 4 years. I always kept a waterproof cover on it, and it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-13-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,510
Posted By okawbow
Re: Single cylinder deisel help!

I find that I can hand crank my YSE8 and easily start it in any weather. I had the same problem with a replacement starter also. However; mine starts even with the slower starter, after I replaced...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-23-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 3,390
Posted By okawbow
Re: Why buy new rigging?

I tend to replace things on a sailboat that are critical items, such as standing rigging, more often than some recommend, because I sail the boat hard, and like sailing in rough weather.

That...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-15-2015
Replies: 144
Views: 9,062
Posted By okawbow
Re: Blue Water Boat vs. Production Boat Which one will you book passage on?

I get motion sick fairly easy. Most newer designs are not as motion friendly as older full keel boats. A comfortable boat in a seaway is very important to me. For that reason, and the fact that I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-01-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By okawbow
Re: Trailer for Contessa26

There is a Contessa 26 on eBay right now. It sits on a commercially made trailer. The center between the axles is lined up with the front edge of the rear port.

You might want to check out the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-10-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 14,239
Posted By okawbow
Re: Encapsulated or Bolt On Keel?

I love old school full keel, encapsulated ballast sailboats. No problems with crab pots, nets, and debri. Soft and even minor hard groundings are less stressful.

It's hard to avoid all the things...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-25-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 1,876
Posted By okawbow
Re: I need more horsepower

I second the idea of checking the prop. I did a 3500 mile trip in a Cheoy Lee 31 ketch, in rivers, ICW, and open ocean, with an Albin diesel rated at 16 hp. I had a 14" 2 blade prop, on a 1" shaft....
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   04-20-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 5,140
Posted By okawbow
Re: Crew Needed: Chsapeake Bay to Panama

Experience can be over rated. Ability, self reliance, and resourcefulness are more important than experience. One can practice poor sailing long enough to call ones self experienced.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-09-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,591
Posted By okawbow
Re: Sweet....

Thanks.
It has the settee.

If you can't find a hatch any where, you can make one as strong or stronger than the original, easily out of plywood and teak. Take a look at how other wooden hatches...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-26-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,591
Posted By okawbow
Re: 1976 Bristol corsair 24

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3906/14637418170_6b0243d625_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oisAsN)bristol242012 (https://flic.kr/p/oisAsN) by okawbow (https://www.flickr.com/people/20524843@N03/), on Flickr...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-26-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,591
Posted By okawbow
Re: 1976 Bristol corsair 24

I took the icebox drain out, and glassed the hole. I let the icebox drain into the bilge. I put a new hose on the sink drain, and secured the top of the hose to the bulkhead, so it could not fall...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-25-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,591
Posted By okawbow
Re: 1976 Bristol corsair 24

The opening, when measured from below: 16 1/8" front to back. 19 1/4" side to side. The opening is not perfectly rectangular. Those are the measurements of the widest part at the center of the hatch....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-24-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,591
Posted By okawbow
Re: 1976 Bristol corsair 24

I'll get in to the boat Wednesday morning. Do you need the measurement of the hatch opening only?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-23-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 14,114
Posted By okawbow
Re: Flying Scot - did I buy the wrong boat?

Flying Scott's are fun to sail and stable for centerboard boats. However, if you just want to sail off the dock and take it easy, no racing; then a small keel boat will feel more solid and safe to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,591
Posted By okawbow
Re: 1976 Bristol corsair 24

If no one else gives you the size in a couple of days; I have a 1976 Corsair in storage. It will give me an excuse to check on it.

Do you have a diesel in yours?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-29-2014
Replies: 2,833
Views: 266,777
Posted By okawbow
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Living on a low income is a skill that can be acquired if you have the will. One can even live well on little money if they are resourceful.

I've lived well on income that is barely over the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-05-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,472
Posted By okawbow
Re: A GOOD multimeter (that won't break the bank)

For the simple things I use a multimeter for, I like to keep several cheap ones around. That way, I always have one handy, and if the one I'm using craps out, or the batteries run down, I have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-13-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 14,944
Posted By okawbow
Re: Spade Rudders vs. Skeg Hung

Your post kind of makes my point. I've never caught anything with a full keel fully enclosed prop, and rudder that was hung on the back of the keel. (I believe some Island Packets have a rudder that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-13-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 14,944
Posted By okawbow
Re: Spade Rudders vs. Skeg Hung

After sailing up and down the east coast for several thousand miles, in what seemed like one continuous crab and lobster pot field; I wouldn't try it in a boat with a spade rudder and exposed prop...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-01-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 675
Posted By okawbow
Re: cutting down a rig

The spreaders on the larger mast could cause a problem. Can you use your old spreaders?

I once cut down an aluminum mast to replace the wooden mast on a Cheoy Lee 31. The spreader mounts were...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-20-2014
Replies: 102
Views: 13,753
Posted By okawbow
Re: Worst Sailboats Ever!

I sailed a Mac 25 for several years. It was a good boat to learn on, but was down right scary in strong, gusty winds. That caused me to stay at the dock too often. It was an epiphany when I started...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-08-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,482
Posted By okawbow
Re: Last one for tonight. Tiller pilots

It's really not the displacement that counts, but how well your sailboat balances under all conditions. I used a Simrad TP10 on my Cheoylee 31 ketch, for several thousand miles of cruising, without...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-01-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,230
Posted By okawbow
Re: Boat won't come up into wind

The OP never said the sailboat falls off when the helm is released. Maybe the sail plan is perfectly balanced?

My little Privateer 26 schooner will balance to the point where I can let the tiller...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-25-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,170
Posted By okawbow
Re: $3500 inexpensive bluewater cruiser

The Cascade 29 has good performance numbers for it's size. That's a good deal if it is a solid boat. I would consider that model if I were single handing a bluewater passage.
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