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Search: Posts Made By: windnrock
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-07-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 8,490
Posted By windnrock
Re: My Peak Sails Experience

They purchase their sails from Wilfer Sails in China. You can order direct by going to wilfersail.com. You would be on your own but with my experience with Peak Sails that couldn't be any worse. It...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-21-2014
Replies: 2,491
Views: 172,733
Posted By windnrock
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

We basically plan out meals for 3 months, give or take. Depending on where we will be we add fresh foods and bump the reserves with what is not used. This is again utilized in a food plan. Most of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-06-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 1,976
Posted By windnrock
Re: Another towing dingie newb question

If towing a RIB, use any hard points if possible and arrange a bridle to take most of the load on an eye in the fiberglass at the stem and not 'D' rings on the tubes. The loading and jerking will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-06-2014
Replies: 145
Views: 8,904
Posted By windnrock
Re: Low vs. high freeboard - benefits and drawbacks

I have raced J24s at sea with little freeboard to speak of and found it, at times, to be unpleasant being constantly awash. My current boat provides room, protection and performance. I have found...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-06-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 1,976
Posted By windnrock
Re: Another towing dingie newb question

Do consider other factors before choosing the absolute smallest engine for your inflatable. If you are ever in to position of fighting strong current and headwind to get back to your boat, you may...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-06-2014
Replies: 145
Views: 8,904
Posted By windnrock
Re: Low vs. high freeboard - benefits and drawbacks

Interesting discussion. Beyond forgiveness for screwing up, applying physics for certain conditions or simply pleasure to the eye, much depends on where you go and what you will face. No boat is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-06-2014
Replies: 145
Views: 8,904
Posted By windnrock
Re: Low vs. high freeboard - benefits and drawbacks

Interesting discussion. Beyond forgiveness for screwing up, applying physics for certain conditions or simply pleasure to the eye, much depends on where you go and what you will face. No boat is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-02-2014
Replies: 2,491
Views: 172,733
Posted By windnrock
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Everybody has their own views on what it takes to make them comfortable or safe. Living on $500 a month is not a unfeasible task. There are people who are frightened at the prospect of living on less...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-31-2014
Replies: 2,491
Views: 172,733
Posted By windnrock
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

The longer you stay at sea, the less you spend. Unless, of course you are talking average spending, that goes to the bar the first night back on shore.
Forum: Bristol 01-31-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 4,500
Posted By windnrock
Re: Bristol 41.1

Hi,
Old thread I see but thought I would chime in. Better late than never! I own a 1981 41.1 cutter, aft cockpit. Rebuilt her from bottom to top as she had been rode hard and put up wet. We replaced...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-07-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 8,490
Posted By windnrock
Re: My Peak Sails Experience

I do find it interesting that Chris Stevens blames previous management. All my problems were with him and Art Kelly the "New" owners. All the BBB complaints are in the Art and Chris time frame. All...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-07-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 8,490
Posted By windnrock
Re: My Peak Sails Experience

The "New" management is the same as the old. I had numerous unanswered calls and emails to Chris. This is AFTER they took my money. I finally got a reply, not from Chris, not from Art, but Deanna,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-05-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 8,490
Posted By windnrock
Re: My Peak Sails Experience

Rather than go through Peak Sails you can order direct with Wilfer Sails. They are the Chinese loft that Peak sails buys from. They then mark them up. On a spinnaker that cost 2400 from Peak it was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-10-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 8,490
Posted By windnrock
Re: My Peak Sails Experience

My experience with Peak Sails was nothing short of horrifying. I certainly am to blame for going to them in the first place.
No answer on the first call but I left a message and was called back by...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-20-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 6,044
Posted By windnrock
Re: Angry at my surveyor....

I agree with BubbleheadMD, talk to your surveyor. Get him to be more specific not only about the condition but the the specific ABYC standard he is applying. If he uses the standards, he HAS to be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-20-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,216
Posted By windnrock
Re: Teak crack

Ditto on wedging open the crack and using a syringe to glue deep. If you use polyester glue, the wood needs to have moisture, as in H2O. If you clean with Acetone or any other solvent you will dry it...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 01-02-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 25,438
Posted By windnrock
Re: Crew, Captain and Owner Feedback

David I will look and see. Meanwhile, they need not be excessively formal, in fact they need to be understandable and to the point. Explain what everybody's duties are, captain and crew, who cooks,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-02-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,417
Posted By windnrock
Re: Anyone make their own jackets etc.

Am I to understand that Gore-tex offered a warranty on a manufactured product, not just their material? The other products are not "counterfeit" they are just different micro porous materials, the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-02-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,417
Posted By windnrock
Re: Anyone make their own jackets etc.

Don't worry so much about the fabric, if it isn't goretex or not. Most of the waterproof/breathable fabrics all perform similarly well. Focus more on zippers, seams, pockets, pitzips etc. Most...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 01-02-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 25,438
Posted By windnrock
Re: Crew, Captain and Owner Feedback

While a handshake and a smile may be good for a day racing, if you are looking for a longer relationship, and that is what it is, a relationship, you need a contract. The purpose is to protect...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 840
Posted By windnrock
Re: US Navy Anti-Piracy App

Considering the storm tracking software the navy came up with is worthless, I have my doubts as to this being time well spent on their part.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 12,502
Posted By windnrock
Re: Belize pirate attack

I find it interesting that this CRIME is referred to as an "event". It is far more likely not to be a "one-off" (another interesting reference) if the perpetrators are not caught. The world is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-02-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,417
Posted By windnrock
Re: Anyone make their own jackets etc.

Agree with AirborneSF, nothing cheap in Annapolis. I walk in smiling, if I leave smiling it means I didn't buy anything! I did find a used Gill OS1 at a Good Will store for $65 though. Always check...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2013
Replies: 136
Views: 11,585
Posted By windnrock
Re: Coffee on board

We use a Mr.Coffee ($20.00) with a metal filter element, this is critical to not trapping much of the oil that paper filters do. Disconnected the heat plate which saves big power loss and run it into...
Forum: Good Old Boat 08-01-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 32,703
Posted By windnrock
Re: LEDs afloat

Not knowing exactly the LEDs you are referring to is kind of moot. The units are probably cheap and not worth the trouble to go through the effort. Not all LEDs are the same. Cheaper ones will expire...
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