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Search: Posts Made By: sailordave
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,850
Posted By sailordave
Re: USCG Doc Renewal Fee

I'm not surprised they are instituting a fee. I would however like to see the doc. period extended to something like 3 or 5 years. Makes absolutely no sense whatsoever to have to renew every...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,790
Posted By sailordave
Re: What boat for a 10-15 year trip?

I would suggest something like a FLYING SCOT. Now before you say WTF, that's a daysailor... hear me out.
Not knowing where you live I assume you're here in our backyard on Chesapeake Bay.
So you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By sailordave
Re: CS 36 Merlin mast rake

Not sure I'm the best source, but here goes. My mast is pretty much set up vertical. That said, I do have a NAVTEC hydraulic backstay tensioner and this week the sailmaker and I were playing w/ it....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-25-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 912
Posted By sailordave
Re: hardwood plywood source

Also in the MD/DC/VA area is HARBOR SALES. Used to be in Baltimore, now on the Eastern Shore. I've gotten lots of goodies from them years ago.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 09-07-2014
Replies: 437
Views: 15,325
Posted By sailordave
Re: 2014 Sailing Season

I saw you coming in! I was powering out the channel after spending the night anchored behind WR Marina. Always love to see someone tacking their way in that channel.
I went out and played w/ my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-29-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By sailordave
Re: Lightning rigging questions

BLUETICK: THere is a drum that the centerboard control line winds around to give you purchase. You should be able to cleat it off so the board is in any position you want, however you're probably...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-28-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By sailordave
Re: Lightning rigging questions

LIGHTNINGS (http://www.lightningclass.org/)

Check out this site. LOTS of info esp under the resources tab.

Fun boat, has all the strings to pull that a big boat has. I learned to sail 40...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-02-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,135
Posted By sailordave
Re: high wind gybing technique??

Maybe I read through too quickly but you also want to get the boat moving as fast as possible; this drops the apparent wind speed significantly. Also, if you're not racing and don't have to jibe...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-02-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By sailordave
Downloading GRIBs at sea

So most of the boats I've raced offshore on have had a way of downloading GRIBs. Usually a very expensive setup too.
I'm looking for the most economical way of setting up my boat to download GRIB's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-02-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 1,697
Posted By sailordave
Re: Handheld GPS Advice Needed...

What he said! I have the Garmin 76cx (or whatever the letters are) and it's great. I also have a Samsung tablet and loaded it up w/ Nav stuff and Weather apps. Great to have.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2014
Replies: 226
Views: 13,310
Posted By sailordave
Re: Why All the Absurd Circumnavigation Threads?

Any time someone asked me if I'm going to sail around the world when I retire I always say I'm going to sail ABOUT the world. I may only get to New England, Maybe only the Caribbean and maybe only...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-04-2014
Replies: 226
Views: 13,310
Posted By sailordave
Re: Why All the Absurd Circumnavigation Threads?

Yeah, but there is at least one 32' boat out there doing it! BRISTOL 32 at that! (talk about small and tight!) SAND DOLLAR...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-02-2014
Replies: 131
Views: 13,695
Posted By sailordave
Re: Florida is at it again

A real POS! I'm surprised that nobody called the police to complain about the loud music he was playing. I would think that more objectionable then a freaking boat quietly anchored. Wonder how he...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-02-2014
Replies: 131
Views: 13,695
Posted By sailordave
Re: Florida is at it again

More and more I can't come up w/ a reason to even visit FLA.
Would seriously consider becoming a "resident" via St. Brendans but don't even want to give the state any business.

As an aside......
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-01-2014
Replies: 247
Views: 14,490
Posted By sailordave
Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

Multiple passages/races to/from Bermuda. Other trips to/from the islands and one TransAtl. so, while I'm not a circumnavigator, I've seen some snotty stuff.
I find the overnight races on the Bay...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-01-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 957
Posted By sailordave
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-28-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By sailordave
Re: Stuck Impeller

All that's left is the hub. Nothing really to grab onto.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-28-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By sailordave
Stuck Impeller

So the last time I changed the water impeller it took some work, but it came off.
Not so this time. Would not budge. And now all the vanes are torn off and I'm left w/ the damn hub stuck on and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-14-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 1,874
Posted By sailordave
Re: gate valve won't close - 1977 Newport 28

YOU are misunderstanding me. What I said, and what is NOT proper is having a ball valve ONLY screwed onto the thru hull fitting. Which is how many boats, including mine were built in the 80's. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-14-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 1,874
Posted By sailordave
Re: gate valve won't close - 1977 Newport 28

RE: Ball valves and thru hulls. It appears from reading some of the previous comments that perhaps there was some misunderstanding.

Yes, Proper seacocks have ball valves. I replace three of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-25-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By sailordave
Re: Surveyor in RI?

Peter Hunt did my survey in 2011. I was pleased. Haven't found anything that yet that he should have found.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-20-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,160
Posted By sailordave
Re: Preventer line...

Jon, I've already rigged one of these on the 44'er that I race on. Since we have end boom sheeting we just use one line on the boom and it's bungeed to the side of the boom right about where the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-20-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,160
Posted By sailordave
Re: Preventer line...

Geez guys, did you read my first post? What I was describing is exactly what most of you posted. I AM going to attach to the end of the boom and the AMSTEEL is a just a short section that stays...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-19-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,160
Posted By sailordave
Preventer line...

I've finally decided to rig up a preventer for my boat. Whilst I'm pretty adept at sailing deep angles and not backwinding the main (and the accompanying SLAM!) the Admiral isn't, and I really would...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-17-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,324
Posted By sailordave
Re: What material is best for boat yards?

I can't add much to what has already been said, but if there is bottom sanding to be done (with the accompanying toxic dust) then a catch cloth should be put down under the boat as well as a vacuum...
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