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Search: Posts Made By: Curtisfromcarlsbad
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-09-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By Curtisfromcarlsbad
Re: Going to try to use a kayak paddle to paddle my Snipe racing dinghy

Yes either for extended paddling in no wind or for very quick knee paddling in an emergency
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-06-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By Curtisfromcarlsbad
Going to try to use a kayak paddle to paddle my Snipe racing dinghy

I've had the Snipe now for about 2 years or so and really like the boat. I have used it as a daysailor and have rigged it with external halyards. It is possible to paddle solo with great steering...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5,054
Posted By Curtisfromcarlsbad
Smile Yeah Mike it has a nice metal extension ,I used...

Yeah Mike it has a nice metal extension ,I used it a couple of times when laying down against the green side decks. More trial and error runs to be made before I drill.:)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5,054
Posted By Curtisfromcarlsbad
Thumbs up I agree with both of you. I will have to face...

I agree with both of you. I will have to face these issues as I move forward. I will still have to be ready to quickly spill wind. I will be watching the forward part of the leeward ama in higher...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5,054
Posted By Curtisfromcarlsbad
more pics.

more pics.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5,054
Posted By Curtisfromcarlsbad
More pics. I can still trailer at 6' wide with...

More pics. I can still trailer at 6' wide with this arrangement. Once I put in the bolts through the gunwales it will only take about 5-6 extra minutes to rig/derig ,stow/unstow the pontoon assembly....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-24-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5,054
Posted By Curtisfromcarlsbad
Thumbs up Would you like the crow deep fried or grilled ?

The first trial run at Mission Bay San Diego today was a great success ! I was able to point close to the wind and achieve speeds of 4.5 MPH (GPS from a vehicle -Allow for vertical error) and tacking...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5,054
Posted By Curtisfromcarlsbad
I also added some pictures of the Snipe and the...

I also added some pictures of the Snipe and the last two pics represent my proposed attachment points on the deck/gunwales.The last pic might put the pontoons too far forward. I also need to be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5,054
Posted By Curtisfromcarlsbad
If I have enough time to figure out how to do...

If I have enough time to figure out how to do that I will definitely get pictures. I drive a taxi 90 hours a week.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5,054
Posted By Curtisfromcarlsbad
I'll be swimming distance from shore-Gonna take...

I'll be swimming distance from shore-Gonna take Monday off work. Been working too much anyway. Want to get an earlier start.Today ended up being a terrific family day! Here are some pics of the ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5,054
Posted By Curtisfromcarlsbad
I'll snap some photos of the assembled rig in the...

I'll snap some photos of the assembled rig in the water!:)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 2,970
Posted By Curtisfromcarlsbad
I was a quartermaster on a submarine during the...

I was a quartermaster on a submarine during the cold war. I learned to navigate and spent at least a year as a helmsman/sternplanesman. I am an extremely patient person,able to sit in traffic for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5,054
Posted By Curtisfromcarlsbad
Going for broke tommorow morning

Gonna do it -Mission Bay, San Diego by noon tomorrow. If I don't post up within a week (either acknowledging my defeat or gloating) look on the internet for "Sailor drowns in Mission Bay last...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5,054
Posted By Curtisfromcarlsbad
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5,054
Posted By Curtisfromcarlsbad
I think I might still be crazy enough to try !...

I think I might still be crazy enough to try ! The deck to hull connection is an area of concern to me now that MikeWhy has alerted me to this. I felt it from inside the hatches and it seems strong....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,521
Posted By Curtisfromcarlsbad
I think the Windrider has quite a bit of trouble...

I think the Windrider has quite a bit of trouble tacking due to the lack of centerboard or leeboard. It's known for horrible tacking like 80 degrees each side of the wind (160 degrees total) based on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-10-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5,054
Posted By Curtisfromcarlsbad
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-10-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5,054
Posted By Curtisfromcarlsbad
Ok, wow this might be the dealkiller for the...

Ok, wow this might be the dealkiller for the project because I am unsure as to to strength of the constuction of the hydrobike pontoon where the bolts currently come out. These bolts are affixed into...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-10-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5,054
Posted By Curtisfromcarlsbad
MikeWhy : I will do the test on the conduit as...

MikeWhy : I will do the test on the conduit as you suggest. I thank you and all others for the input. This is serious. I am not doing it as a ploy to rile everyone up. I am a very spontaneous guy. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5,054
Posted By Curtisfromcarlsbad
Excellent responses all ! I tried to bend the...

Excellent responses all ! I tried to bend the conduit at Home Depot with my legs and arms. It won't budge or bend more than maybe 1/8 ". I will initially strap the akas on the deck to around the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5,054
Posted By Curtisfromcarlsbad
I can only fit a boat that on it's trailer does...

I can only fit a boat that on it's trailer does not exceed 5' ,11.5". The Snipe was one of only boats that can fit this bill.The walkway to my back patio is 6' only the last 1 foot of a 30' span.I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-07-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5,054
Posted By Curtisfromcarlsbad
reply to denise030

Thanks Denise. One of the other sailnet members just capsized his Snipe while sailing solo - see my thread "Single handing a Snipe" page 3 to read his story. His mast broke. That is why I want to do...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-07-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5,054
Posted By Curtisfromcarlsbad
Talking Going to convert my Snipe sailing dinghy into a trimaran- Need advice f

I want to be able to singlehand without fear of capsize and go out of the bay into the ocean but stay swimming distance to the coast. The Snipe capsizes easily and singlehanded would be a major chore...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-02-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 6,787
Posted By Curtisfromcarlsbad
Reply to mocphoto

Wow ! Thanks for the detailed info. I am planning to turn the Snipe into a trimaran. I have two 10 foot "hydrobike" hulls made out of rotomolded plastic. They are thick strong plastic, and around 10"...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-26-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 3,289
Posted By Curtisfromcarlsbad
I broke the $4000 mast on my brand new $40,000...

I broke the $4000 mast on my brand new $40,000 Macgregor 26m on a tree when driving slow speed towards the launch ramp after struggling for three hours to rig the boat the first time. I was in a...
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