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Search: Posts Made By: THEFRENCHA
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Forgot my zinc!

Love your examples and as I always say " got to do what you got todo"
That is why I carry the wetsuit and a bottle of whiskey

But here we have a very simple solution where I avoid risks and stay...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Forgot my zinc!

Thanks everyone !

I am going for the metal wire ( plastic coated) attached to the shaft just before the stuffing box Easy to do especially as there is a direct vent for the engine room AND I have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Forgot my zinc!

Let's just say that any reply suggesting diving will be deleted !
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Forgot my zinc!

Just found my olive zinc in a drawer ! Meaning that Diver forgot to install it on shaft last time we cleaned the hull
It's now winter in Boston , boat is in the water at the marina with...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-20-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 6,119
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Sailboat Insurance

Progressive on line insurance Good prices and prompt support
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-05-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 2,369
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Cockpit Draining - Below waterline?

Same boat Same settings
Several bad experience
First a clamp failed underway ...lots of water incoming !
Second There is a fair amount of water that stays in the pipes and hoses
And mine froze...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-17-2014
Replies: 193
Views: 11,131
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: What's your favorite sailing term? One word only, no explanations.

Jump '

Like in : Jump now the dock is closer than it seems :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-13-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,026
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: keel vs deck stepped

I. Have a keel stepped
If I loose mast in nasty condition I will always have a tube where I can insert the spinnaker pole for a jury rig
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2014
Replies: 103
Views: 7,275
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Fall sailing! Brrr

Nor Easter and snow
60 mph winds
Boat on its mooring

A bit anxious but nothing I can do !
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-31-2014
Replies: 144
Views: 7,099
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Synthetic Motor Oil for my Diesel?

Also it is my understanding that once you switch to synthetic in your engine you cannot go back to standard oil
Forum: herSailNet 10-13-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,880
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Team SCA, volvo ocean race

They are leading first leg !
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 (http://Www.volvooceanrace.com)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-16-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 8,723
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: generator a good idea?

Better safe than Sorry!
I have one Just for peace of mind ...Even with battery monitoring and solar panels...accident happens and draining a battery happens fast.

In my experience , not being...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-11-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 4,836
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Coastal sailing without depth finder?

Hold on IF you plan sailing Boston than its different
Paper Charts are very accurate and you can do without a sounder
And you can always stay in the shipping lanes
But do not forget a tide table...
Forum: herSailNet 08-30-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,316
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Do You Sail Solo?

So a guy with no sails looking for advices on....Sailnet?
Forum: herSailNet 08-29-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,316
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Do You Sail Solo?

I sail my 41 footer solo about 90% of the time
It's all about practice and more practice
Get out in open water and lock your helm/rudder in a straight position
Grab your gib line in one hand the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-26-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,274
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Need help, rolling furling get stuck after unwinding 5 feet of sail

Had same problem and being lazy found an easy fix
Attached spinnaker halyard on top shrivel
Prevents from turning /keeps it aligned
Bottom part turns and roll the genoa

Works fine since ....at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-21-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,495
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Wanted: Volve Penta MS or MSB reverse reduction gear assy

PM me ! I have a friend just repowering from a Volvo MD 17
But we are in Boston MA
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-23-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 3,555
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Salts in the oil

On your translation: Grand chose " does not exist in French
On the contrary : Pas Grand chose " means " not a big deal "
Maybe the guy is trying to explain that it is a minor problem?
Forum: Chartering 07-23-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,185
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Chartering in Boston

Day Sailing trips from Boston on a 40 ft sailboat well equipped
NOT leaving at first light and ending end late afternoon to enjoy evening at restaurant on land

Sailing North : Gloucester 1 day...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 3,555
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Salts in the oil

Hello

I am very familiar with the Yanmar and I am French living in Boston( 20 years this week)

If I can help with translation let me know We can Skype 3 ways with your dealer

Thefrenchaccent...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 7,670
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Sailing around the world on a Sunfish - non stop

It is a hobbie 16 but with some added features for seating and storage
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 7,670
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Sailing around the world on a Sunfish - non stop

The most crazy thing is that this guy is actually doing it on a hobbie cat 16
Started October already half way
Planning 27 stops for rest and repair and about to succeed

Le défi d'Yvan Bourgnon...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 07-15-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-02-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 4,198
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: Arthur

http://sailinganarchy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/at201401_model.gif

Update is not good !
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-11-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 2,364
Posted By THEFRENCHA
Re: A phone call you don't want to receive

Same heart attack ! A few years ago as arriving by car at the YC I checked the mooring field and ...NO BOAT !
Rushed to the club to finally find my boat at the dock !
Mooring maintenance ...
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