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Search: Posts Made By: GoslingNY
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-17-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 538
Posted By GoslingNY
Rocking the Boat

RtB is a Bronx, NY based organization which works wonders for inner city high school students.

Here's a video showing some info:

Rocking the Boat -- Opening of New Facility on Vimeo...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-13-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 1,147
Posted By GoslingNY
NASA Clipper Instruments

Anything good or bad with them? Have a customer who needs basic speed and depth.

Thanks,

MikeR
Forum: Racing 07-27-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,856
Posted By GoslingNY
Sorry, thought you wrote j22

Sorry about that.

MR
Forum: Racing 07-27-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,856
Posted By GoslingNY
Here's something in english!

Keel Measurement (http://www.usaj22.com/index.php/the-boat/keel-measurement)

Cheers,

MikeR
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-03-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 5,710
Posted By GoslingNY
Stepping and unstepping

Do a search on 'gin pole'. That's the way most trailed racing boats sub 30 ft raise and lower masts.

We can step the spar on a j80 in about5 minutes total.

If you can't find anything, pm me and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-20-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 6,844
Posted By GoslingNY
I'm a rigger here in NY (Western Long Island...

I'm a rigger here in NY (Western Long Island Sound) and have a Port Supply Account. Truthfully, I don't use it for cordage or hardware (which is most of my volume) because WM doesn't offer the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 5,256
Posted By GoslingNY
I've built quite a few lazyjacks using 1/8"...

I've built quite a few lazyjacks using 1/8" Amsteel with no blocks except for a couple of cheeks on the mast. They are easily deployed and when not being used, bundle up to the mast so they are out...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 5,752
Posted By GoslingNY
I use a petzl climbing harness to go aloft. Very...

I use a petzl climbing harness to go aloft. Very comfortable and secure. I also have the Spinlock Deckmate and love it. Very comfortable and with lots of goodies like the strobe and spray hood. If...
Forum: Racing 04-11-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 10,176
Posted By GoslingNY
Both boats were pre Scrimp construction, to the...

Both boats were pre Scrimp construction, to the best of my knowledge.

Cheers,

MikeR
Forum: Racing 04-11-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 966
Posted By GoslingNY
Our club (Cresthaven in Western LIS) will let...

Our club (Cresthaven in Western LIS) will let anyone race a couple of times before we ask them to join. The dues are $100 and we assign ratings unless the boat is 'official' with YRALIS. We don't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-10-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 2,712
Posted By GoslingNY
Please be careful...

Do not, under any circumstances, attempt to go aloft while the boat is on the hard.

I'm a rigger in Western Long Island Sound (my boat is at Glen Cove Marina) and will help you if I can.

Mike...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-10-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 2,712
Posted By GoslingNY
Please be careful...

Do not, under any circumstances, attempt to go aloft while the boat is on the hard.

I'm a rigger in Western Long Island Sound (my boat is at Glen Cove Marina) and will help you if I can.

Mike...
Forum: Racing 10-04-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By GoslingNY
I run three series for our club and have the...

I run three series for our club and have the results computed and on the website within an hour of receiving them from the RC.

Its really no big deal if you can set up a spreadsheet with ratings...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-30-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 3,207
Posted By GoslingNY
One other thing that you should be aware of is...

One other thing that you should be aware of is that, depending on the organizing authority, you might be limited to using uncovered 1x19 wire. A lot of organizations require that.

Cheers,

MikeR
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-14-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,900
Posted By GoslingNY
Reminds me of furlers where a piece of 1x19 is...

Reminds me of furlers where a piece of 1x19 is sewn into the jib luff and tensioned with a halyard. The furled forestay sits 6" or so behind the forestay. But wait, there's a foil. I'm stumped. Very...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-13-2008
Replies: 50
Views: 11,550
Posted By GoslingNY
The boat is called 'Supernatural Fish Slapper'. ...

The boat is called 'Supernatural Fish Slapper'.

Cheers,

MikeR
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-13-2008
Replies: 50
Views: 11,550
Posted By GoslingNY
So, being from Tampa, do you know my friend Brian...

So, being from Tampa, do you know my friend Brian Malone? Sails a j24 out of Davis Island YC.

Wild guy, but a real good one.

Cheers,

MikeR
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-13-2008
Replies: 50
Views: 11,550
Posted By GoslingNY
Totally agree, I've been on too many boats where,...

Totally agree, I've been on too many boats where, due to lack of maintenence, the lifelines failed or a stanchion pulled out of the deck because water got into the core and rotted everything.

The...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-13-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 9,106
Posted By GoslingNY
Interesting, and yes, if you change over to all...

Interesting, and yes, if you change over to all cordage the sheaves should be changed. However, I've found that the smaller diameter 12 strand dyneema or vectran (ie 3/16" diameter for boats of our...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-12-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 9,106
Posted By GoslingNY
StaSetX

Pay particular attention to the stiffness of StaSetX. I've gotten to the point where I won't use it for any application because it is so ornery.

To replace almost any halyard, I would make a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-12-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2,400
Posted By GoslingNY
If I were doing it, I would do a composite...

If I were doing it, I would do a composite halyard with a 12 strand (either dyneema 75 or vectran) top, covered at the hauling end with some inexpensive cover.

If this is of interest, I can put...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-12-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2,400
Posted By GoslingNY
What type of splice are you trying to do, and...

What type of splice are you trying to do, and what is it for? I think you might have said that it's a main sheet. If so, since the great majority of the strength is in the core, why not just strip...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-12-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2,400
Posted By GoslingNY
The link is bad. What line is it? I've used...

The link is bad. What line is it?

I've used snares for over 15 years. Get a thin piece of tubing, cut the end at a taper, smooth and polish it, double a piece of line and run it through the tube...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-10-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 11,369
Posted By GoslingNY
I've used the Meyerchin fixed blade knife for...

I've used the Meyerchin fixed blade knife for many years without a hint of a problem. It's always there when I need it and stays sharp.

If wearing it on shore, tuck it under your shirt or someone...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-10-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,589
Posted By GoslingNY
Fenders

Where are you? If you're anywhere near NYC, I have a couple of very large ones I'll give you but it would probably cost more to ship than they're worth.

If you're mooring on piers against...
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