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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,750
Posted By chip
Re: Problems when reefing Main Sail

A Catalina 27 will go to weather just fine on a reefed main (assuming it's reefed properly).

Here is me doing it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFAZ6HRwcyc

Charrob, as others have said,...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-29-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,610
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Running one sail

If you're thinking about entering a slip downwind in a really strong wind, the better choice is to anchor somewhere until the wind dies, because, without an engine to stop you with reverse gear,...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-29-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,610
Posted By FSMike
Re: Running one sail

Re: Maneuverability

Main sail only may be better in most situations, but if you ever find yourself forced to sail to a dock with the wind behind you, there is no way to quickly dump the main. With...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-27-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Index to Common Boat Projects

Here is another great project resource covering many items, each well documented with pictures.
Compass Marine How To Articles Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at pbase.com...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-26-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By Christian Williams
Index to Common Boat Projects

If you're renewing an old boat, you might find something of use in this blog, which I recently indexed by topic for easier reference (and so I could find things).

We all eventually wind up...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-25-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By manatee
Re: Sailing Audiobooks

If you have a device with text-to-speech capability, you can download free text files at Project Gutenberg (http://www.gutenberg.org/). They also have some audiobooks, of -----variable-----...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-29-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,238
Posted By ianjoub
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-29-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,238
Posted By ianjoub
Re: Cocaine $16M/£10M seized in Caribbean!

It is a shame that this happened. Another person persecuted for a 'victimless' crime. Victimless is quoted because there is an actual victim, the government agency that controls the 'illegal' drug...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-21-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,046
Posted By tankersteve
Re: Shipping my new-to-me boat

My final try at shipping my 1984 Cal 31 was again off a google search. I found Bill West at A-1 Haul Your Boat or RV Transportation. I submitted a quote request and got a prompt response. I then...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-27-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By Faster
Re: Best spot to park the cars on C-22 ?

For a basic starting position, imagine a line from the mid-luff, through the clew to the deck.

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc90/Faster345/file_zpsf4ed1717.jpg...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-07-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,754
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: single-hand: best time raise/lower jib?

The tiller tamer is a nice $20 piece of equipment for a 22footer or less... I always used a bungee!

Oh, and as for going to irons to reef? On a 25 footer or less? Um no... Close haul baby!!! ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-06-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,754
Posted By Minnesail
Re: single-hand: best time raise/lower jib?

Well, back on track then :)

On my little 22' boat for raising/lowering the main I point head-to-wind, either by tying the bow to a buoy or the leeward side of the dock, or by motoring into the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-06-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,754
Posted By deniseO30
Re: single-hand: best time raise/lower jib?

Surprised no one has mentioned up and down haul lines for the Jib

Jib should be in attached bag or on deck, already hanked on and the downhaul holding it down.

The jib halyard and down haul...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-06-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,754
Posted By PaulinVictoria
Re: single-hand: best time raise/lower jib?

I always raised the main directly into wind (slugs get stuck otherwise), then turned off onto a very close haul on starboard tack. Tighten the port sheet up a bit (not too much) and hoist the jib. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-06-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 894
Posted By mitiempo
Free Books Very Worth Having

http://i1314.photobucket.com/albums/t580/mitiempo1/d_zps407e1e2a.jpg (http://s1314.photobucket.com/user/mitiempo1/media/d_zps407e1e2a.jpg.html)

The 2 books above are free to download as Pdf's at...
Forum: Learning to Sail   04-03-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,210
Posted By Jhiggy
Re: Need Rigging Advice

Yep on both my Halyards that is how I attached the line. On a small boat like ours there isn't a huge amount of tension on the halyard. Although in the pictures it looks like they are using it to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-17-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,619
Posted By Christian Williams
Sewmanship--How to become a God of Sunbrella

There's a good deal of cloth on a boat besides the sails. We take it for granted until it needs to be repaired, renewed or replaced. Then we need smelling salts at the first price quote.

A great...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-17-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 14,818
Posted By flyingwelshman
Re: One Last "All is Lost " thread

We just watched it (the credits are rolling as I type).
I agree wholeheartedly with Sail Magazine's review.
There were far too many technical errors. They made it impossible to suspend disbelief....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-17-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 14,818
Posted By weinie
Re: One Last "All is Lost " thread

Sail magazine just summed it up best:

"The most anticipated sailing film of the past year, of course, was a major feature, All is Lost, starring Robert Redford as an unnamed solo sailor who loses...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-17-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 14,818
Posted By davidpm
Re: One Last "All is Lost " thread

I liked it for what it was.
It showed how a really tough competent guy who seems to have his act together and didn't let stuff get to him gradually got beat down by something much bigger than him...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-30-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 248
Posted By desert sailor
Global wind patterns

Cruising outpost has got a link to a great website showing current wind conditions anywhere on the globe. It is updated every 3 hours and is great for understanding how, for example, wind patterns...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-09-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,025
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Beneteau Loves Silicone?

My CS27, as well as Maine's CS36T have everything above deck bedded with butyl from the factory. My boat is 36 years old. The butyl still seals any hardware that is original without leaks - including...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-09-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,025
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Beneteau Loves Silicone?

I never really thought about the uses of "silicone" until I started trolling here years ago... the butyl tape is heavily discussed all over this board and I've even purchased some from mainsail......
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-09-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,025
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Beneteau Loves Silicone?

The serious downside to silicone is, while it remains flexible upon compression, it does not remain adhered well to its joining surfaces, if it is stretched. Silicon dries into a semi-rigid state. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-09-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,025
Posted By arf145
Re: Beneteau Loves Silicone?

Paulo, as Alex suspected, I definitely was not using "silicone" in any kind of generic way to mean "bedding goop." Polyurethanes, polysulfides, butyl are fine, silicone not. Silicone has those...
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