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Search: Posts Made By: CalebD
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-06-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By CalebD
Re: Need info about new sails

Sailmaker will probably suggest this but for the jib/genoa, have them sew extra foam in the luff so it furls with better shape.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-27-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By CalebD
Re: I need a used keel for a 22 foot catalina please help.

First of all, welcome to Sailnut!

I'd posit that the OP did not literally mean that the keel was stolen; I believe it may be a centerboard model. A replacement centerboard shouldn't be too hard...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-21-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,058
Posted By CalebD
drive train: cutless bearing, shaft, shaft log hose etc

We did this job on our boat several years ago in the Hudson Valley of NY. Started out as a simple cutless bearing replacement but ended up going with a new shaft as well.

Special tools: steering...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-05-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,715
Posted By CalebD
Re: My crappy sail today


Sometimes we learn the most from when we f-up the most. You survived so not so bad in any event.
Fall winds in cooler temperatures are stronger than the winds of 80F summer days. ...
Forum: Apps & Authors 09-26-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 2,961
Posted By CalebD
Re: New Site - Sailcraftdata

I checked the data on both websites (sailboatdata vs sailcraftdata) for my boat: Tartan 27' and yup, the information is exactly the same, down to the free form comments.

I am not an Intellectual...
Forum: Atomic 4 09-23-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 1,645
Posted By CalebD
Re: Carb Problem?

You are going to want to get a few oil absorbent pads at your local auto parts store to use instead of paper towel. The ones I use are white also. I keep one under my carb all the time to keep tabs...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-13-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,075
Posted By CalebD
Re: This delivery was quite challenging!

Nice video Pete.
Wow, lots of stops for repairs on that delivery.
So, re-caulking the bottom in Portugal with some welding and a stop for an engine fire near the Solent? Also, hand pumping the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-03-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,249
Posted By CalebD
Re: Humbled

Thanks for sharing that Beej.

I learned to sail on Sunfish as a teen. Now in my mid 50's I act as an instructor for a teen Sunfish sailing program. The program has about 20 old Sunfish hulls...
Forum: Pearson 08-14-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By CalebD
Re: P26 Sanitation Vent Location

Having read Peggy Hall's book(let) on "Eliminating boat odors"...
There are a few things to consider.

Ideally your vent line will be as straight and short as possible. This can be difficult on...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-13-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By CalebD
Re: First Time Crewing!!

Wow! You & your guy are troopers! I'm proud of you two.

Flying the spinnaker on a planing hull like a J24' with no prior experience is asking a lot but you guys stuck with it. The best...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-02-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 4,265
Posted By CalebD
Re: Advice For Good Boat To Learn On

Saratoga Lake Sailing Club sounds a lot like Nyack Boat Club since it is a working member club. Working clubs tend to be less high brow - which I like.
Most clubs have a bulletin board somewhere on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-02-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 4,265
Posted By CalebD
Re: Advice For Good Boat To Learn On


Yes, the Pearson Ensign is an older design with many examples still around from the 1960's on up. You can still buy them new but not in your price range.
The Ensign for sale at Nyack...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-19-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By CalebD
Re: Universal Oil filter

As long as they both mate properly with your oil system (eg., not leak) either will work.
The Fram filter likely has more actual filter material in it and may be a better filter to use with an old...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-12-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,434
Posted By CalebD
Re: The impossible happened

I crewed on a Yamaha 33' in a spinnaker class race. The boat had shackles like that on the spin sheet/guys (dangerous IMO for this application).
We developed a "death roll" and when the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By CalebD
Re: Outhaul repair/replacement

McMaster Carr has quite a number of sizes of delrin sheaves in stock sizes.
I used one when I replaced an internal boom sheave for our outhaul.
Second Amsteel line instead of wire rope.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By CalebD
Re: tiller / rudder to stiff? wy

From looking at the diagram posted by Tempest of the rudder & rudder shaft assembly on the P26 it looks like you could have worn out bushings that could somehow make turning the rudder difficult.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-01-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By CalebD
Re: New owner of an old 505...

A 505? It is a little rocket ship!
505 sailboat specifications and details on (

Maybe not the best beginner learning...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,044
Posted By CalebD
Re: Adding a topping lift, or the heck with sheaves

I have used those delrin sheaves from McMaster to replace a sheave in my boom.
One nice thing about the delrin is I was able to easily adjust the shape of the sheave a bit by sanding the sides to...
Forum: Racing 04-11-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,830
Posted By CalebD
Re: First time crewing/racing this weekend

Glad you liked the ILCA website. Tons of info there on racing Lightnings.

A bit more advanced is this quiz on the racing rules which get a bit more complex.
Regelspiel Uli Finckh...
Forum: Racing 04-10-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,830
Posted By CalebD
Re: First time crewing/racing this weekend

Here is a diagram of how the control lines might be run on a Lightning.

Welcome to the International Lightning Class (
Forum: Racing 04-09-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,830
Posted By CalebD
Re: First time crewing/racing this weekend

I owned a Lightning 19' rigged for racing for a few years.
With three crew the responsibilities of each crew is a bit different.
Forward person is responsible for the jib sheets which are routed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,369
Posted By CalebD
Re: Lower rudder bushing

West system also sells the graphite powder to make a low friction surface.

I'd wipe a thin layer of vaseline on only the rudder shaft before pouring the epoxy; this will act as a mold release once...
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast 04-02-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By CalebD
Re: Mobjack Bay to Long Island Sound

Reeds or the Eldridge Tide & Pilot Manual.
Either = indispensable.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-31-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By CalebD
Re: Ohhh heeyyy and blow me on down

Hey dude!
Stick around. Pick yourself a humorous avatar picture.
See you in chat.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-26-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 715
Posted By CalebD
Re: Brand Spanking New To The Sailing World

Well, the price was certainly more than reasonable and since it is a trailer sailor you will be saving yourself a boatload of money on storage fees. You can use that money you are saving on new...
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