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Search: Posts Made By: JimMcGee
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 947
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Best North American boat show?

We do AC every year for the mid-winter boat break.

But Annapolis hands down; we usually go to Annapolis for a couple of days...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,823
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Avoid "diegoscustommarine" on eBay for custom canvas

I think sometimes the answer is "it depends".

On our boat the Sunbrella and glass on the dodger had seen better days. Some friends told us about a retired canvas guy who took in work to stay busy....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 2,596
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Important boat stuff you forget

Wow, that brings back memories of when I was looking at day sailors. A lot of trailer boats that had been on the hard for a while. It's amazing what's living in some of them.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,272
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Want to SAIL OFF and live on a deserted island?

If there's no beachside bar it's too deserted for me :laugher
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 2,143
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Should a Roller Furler be Hard?

If you suspect the jib halyard has wrapped around the forestay you should either drop the rig and inspect it or have someone go up and check its condition as the wire in the forestay can become...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,770
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: The WTF challenge!

BTW, these problems are always more fun when they're on someone else's boat!

:D

Best of luck and post pics if you can.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,770
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: The WTF challenge!

SVAuspicious raises a good point.

I was thinking of something like this Drill Guide Attachment (http://www.homedepot.com/p/General-Tools-Drill-Guide-and-Chuck-36-37/100349264) and using a hole saw...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 152
Views: 5,322
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Give AIS a rest

Three observations:
I learned to sail on the Delaware River in a 22 footer. Lot's of commercial traffic that's moving faster than you are. Lesson #1 was stay well clear of commercial traffic because...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 152
Views: 5,322
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Give AIS a rest

I have to agree with Minne and Capta.

We're a LOT more maneuverable and have a LOT more to lose. How hard is it to tack or alter course a few degrees?

Can you imagine a tanker trying to slalom...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 964
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Sold my boat...

LOL, I wish. My son is grown and my beard is gray. How did that happen? :laugher



The plan is to get a house on the water, but I have to say I'll miss being in a marina for the social life.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 964
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Sold my boat...

Have you looked at the Passport 515. Seems to be around the same $$ as the Hylas and hits a lot of your targets.

2006 Passport 515...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,770
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: The WTF challenge!

Med, if it's a thin jacket of stainless and you're time constrained I'll give you something to think about.

Why not take a hole saw that's slightly larger than the sleeve and drill both sleeve...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,770
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: The WTF challenge!

If you end up with damaged threads in the SS plate embeded in the deck your best bet may be a helicoil to re-thread the plate since I'm guessing you won't be able to go up a bolt size and just re-tap...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 964
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Sold my boat...

Brian,
Glad to hear you're doing better and congratulations on the sale of your C400 (not an easy thing in this market).

Enjoy the search for the new boat. Boat shopping should be fun after all !...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 687
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Central vac

The phrase "spoiled rotten" comes to mind -- as it should be. :D

I do have a serious question though. We had to exercise our lab twice a day, every day or she would build up all this excess energy...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 687
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Central vac

:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:


I'm still trying to get my head around two labs and a cat on a sailboat !


That's a whole lot of mischief :laugher


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Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Sailboat in Julio

CG Video of the boat

Ship rescues 3 sailors stranded off Hawaii coast - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL (http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/clip/10461911/ship-rescues-3-sailors-stranded-off-hawaii-coast)
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By JimMcGee
Sailors rescued in Julio

Ship rescues Stockton sailors stranded off Hawaii coast

HONOLULU óA container ship crew has rescued three people from the Stockton area who were on a sailboat that was stranded in waters roiled by...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,744
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: New halyard: Sta-Set or Sta-Set X?

Rick, after you sail with it a bit I'd be curious if you do feel a difference.

Hope the summer is treating you well and you're getting in lots of sailing days, not like us poor saps stuck at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,744
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: New halyard: Sta-Set or Sta-Set X?

Stretch and sag aren't the same thing.

Yes the line will stretch by 2.8% under load. That doesn't mean that the sail will sag by that amount or that you won't be able to tension the halyard to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,744
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: New halyard: Sta-Set or Sta-Set X?

Mea culpa.

But my point is the same. You can recover some of that foot with the winch; and will the relatively small difference in sail shape really make any difference for casual cruising on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,744
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: New halyard: Sta-Set or Sta-Set X?

Mast height on a Catalina 250 is probably around 30 ft?

Add running through a couple of blocks to get to the cabin top winch maybe 35-40 ft of halyard under tension when the sail is hoisted?
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 4,025
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: Concussions

Sheesh, talk about thread drift.

Brian was taking down his dodger on a bright sunny day while tied to the dock when he hit his head on the boom -- not a high risk situation -- no one in their...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 6,231
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: VSC saved me from CG boarding

OK, dumb question.

In this situation can you request they either follow you through the pass to clear water or (if conditions permit) request they follow you back to open water because you feel...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 6,231
Posted By JimMcGee
Re: VSC saved me from CG boarding

I get a VSC every spring and have always found the CG Aux guys to be pleasant and knowledgeable. One even pointed out that he prefers doing sailboat inspections because sailors tend to be more anal...
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