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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-26-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By e-27 sailor
Re: PHRF Rating Vs Miles/Day

Thanks everyone. I know there are a hundred factors that make a great cruiser, with speed just one of the many variables, and compromises. And I souse that if your longest passage 3 weeks, a couple...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-26-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By e-27 sailor
Re: PHRF Rating Vs Miles/Day

I've been following Webb Chiles latest voyage in his Moore 24, rated at 150, which is equal, if not faster than many cruisers. Without plotting his actual progress, it looks like he's averaging...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-26-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By e-27 sailor
PHRF Rating Vs Miles/Day

When reviewing all the criteria for a good cruising boat, is there a loose correlation between a PHRF rating, to an average 24hr daily distance made good?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-10-2010
Replies: 374
Views: 151,893
Posted By e-27 sailor
I've spent the last several weeks re-bedding a...

I've spent the last several weeks re-bedding a lot of hardware, removing deck coring, filling with epoxy, re-drilling fastener holes, and remounting with butyl tape. In the past, I've used other...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-07-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,663
Posted By e-27 sailor
I had a local canvis shop make ours, using...

I had a local canvis shop make ours, using Sunbrella and hi-density foam to keep them thin (about 2") and stiff. To keep them from sliding around, we use rubberized carpet non-skid mats.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-07-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,084
Posted By e-27 sailor
I've always wondered if you could get an already...

I've always wondered if you could get an already infated PFD on, bobbing in the water, with 4-5' seas.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-20-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,103
Posted By e-27 sailor
You might try Simple Green. I think it will strip...

You might try Simple Green. I think it will strip the wax right off. I used a little on my transon last weekend, and no more wax shine or water beading. I alo cam recommend MEGUIARS Boat & RV Wash,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-31-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,220
Posted By e-27 sailor
Here's another approach that I used successfully....

Here's another approach that I used successfully. Identify 3 or 4 boat types that really interest you, and then find out everything you can about each one; e-mail the class president/class members,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-16-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 3,071
Posted By e-27 sailor
Olson 29 with a modified keel.? I think the...

Olson 29 with a modified keel.? I think the Olson 29 originally had an elliptical keel & rudder, but this on looks like the keelís trailing edge is straight.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-05-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 2,257
Posted By e-27 sailor
Vinyl Boat Graphics

I'm having the name of the boat redone, currently LP painted on the side. Vinyl lettering seems like a bullet proof approach, but wondered if there was anything I should ask for (or avoid), before I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-06-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 2,616
Posted By e-27 sailor
Thanks all for your advice & help. I'll keep my...

Thanks all for your advice & help. I'll keep my GPS MAP 76 and get the cable & try it out. And I'll get the NNMI # .
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-06-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 2,616
Posted By e-27 sailor
Handheld GPS interface w/ VHF DCS

Are there any handheld GPSs that have a NEMA output to connect to a VHF radio with DCS?

While I primarily day sail in protected waters, I occasionally do some coastal sailing where DCS might...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-24-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 4,632
Posted By e-27 sailor
Handheld VHF

You might consider going with just a good handheld VHF. If you are primarly day sailing, and in protected waters, it's probably all you'll need. You can clip it to your PFD when you're solo, or stow...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-06-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,588
Posted By e-27 sailor
I've used Acetone with good results.

I've used Acetone with good results.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-11-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,496
Posted By e-27 sailor
If your Pearson 26 keeps you awake at night think...

If your Pearson 26 keeps you awake at night think about places to go; projects to do, it's doing is's job. It's only human nature to think about the "next" boat, but I can assure you that with the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-22-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 8,897
Posted By e-27 sailor
Your girfriend eats chicken wings? Does she like...

Your girfriend eats chicken wings? Does she like beer & football?
Lucky Man! She's a keeper!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-05-2005
Replies: 13
  J-Boats
Views: 3,834
Posted By e-27 sailor
J-Boats

I''m sure Jeff_H will have some comments concerning the Laser 28. As far a "vary light boats, and vary lightly built", there are a lot of truely outstanding boats that embrace both of these concepts,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-15-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 1,479
Posted By e-27 sailor
Powerwashing the deck & hull

Bruce, I''ve tried a lot of products, but I''ve had the best luck with ''Simple Green''. It really cuts through the dirt & grime. But if you really need to bleech a white hull & deck, Oxalic Acid...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-26-2004
Replies: 15
Views: 1,769
Posted By e-27 sailor
$1800 head

And here''s another thought. How offen do you think you''ll use your new head? I''ve owned a 27'' boat with a porta poti for a couple years now, and it''s never been used. If you''re a day sailor,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-16-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 1,715
Posted By e-27 sailor
Getting Varnish Off Of Gelcoat

Here are a couple of postings on this message board.

http://www.sailnet.com/messageboards/schmessage.cfm?Forum=4&Topic=8560
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-16-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 6,937
Posted By e-27 sailor
Feedback on Tiller Tamers

In a previous posting under "Single-Handing from the dock", I mentioned the ''Tiller Tamer'' to assist in boat handling. The product I should have cited is called a ''Tiller Stay''...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-08-2004
Replies: 31
Views: 9,971
Posted By e-27 sailor
Singlehanding to and from the dock

I''d encourage you to SAIL in and out of your slip as much as possible, starting out on lite wind days with crew to build confidence. I sail in & out of my slip exclusvely, and it''s very rewarding-...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-17-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 2,113
Posted By e-27 sailor
Dingy lifting

The spin pole & end fitting are only designed for compression loads. The bridal keeps the pile ''in-column'' under compression loads.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-06-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,585
Posted By e-27 sailor
Battery Charging Question

I think there are a few different issues here. 1st, think about how much you really use or need your battery. If you''re a day sailor, you might need it for running lights about once or twice a year....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-02-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 3,822
Posted By e-27 sailor
Pacific Seacraft

Well said Woosh. I''ve always liked the looks of the Pacific Seacraft line, particularly the PS 37, which I think was their flagship for a number of years before the 40, and 44 were developed. And 20...
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