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Search: Posts Made By: lastconch
Forum: Learning to Sail 03-15-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 5,768
Posted By lastconch
If you stress more over putting in a reef than...

If you stress more over putting in a reef than damaging yourself or the boats, not to mention racking the nerves. PRACTICE reefing until it becomes easy, and do it before it's to late. Heave to with...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-12-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,971
Posted By lastconch
Gee get a life! stop bad mouthing Florida, we the...

Gee get a life! stop bad mouthing Florida, we the locals have been happily cruising and anchoring throughout the state for years. He's out for five days, and Marathon FL. has learned to love all...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By lastconch
If your serious you wouldn't be asking someone to...

If your serious you wouldn't be asking someone to take the responsibility for a vessel with four 20 somethings, who need to be taught the hard lessons of the sea for FREE.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-12-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,971
Posted By lastconch
Sailing around Marathon Fl

Can't believe those who never done it are trying to give advice...!!!...
Try this link for info. Cruisers Net your best source for up to date information on the Waterway - Home...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 6,156
Posted By lastconch
A MMD OUPV or otherwise is not just about reading...

A MMD OUPV or otherwise is not just about reading books and plotting. Time on the water learning the ropes, and navigation from those who know is also required. Don't think because you passed a test...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By lastconch
Centerboard SSteel vs line

Often I was replacing the centerboard cable on my Irwin 34, a rope wire splice was involved, so not easy. SIX years ago I went to warpspeed line with the amsteel core, No problems yet. Believe the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-21-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,221
Posted By lastconch
sail folding

single handed it's not easy to do, either on deck or land. Grass is easier on sails than asphalt. I've had success by flaking the luff on deck, clamping the flakes with spring clamps (like big...
Forum: Provisioning 11-24-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 5,671
Posted By lastconch
For those who think Cast Iron rusts away to...

For those who think Cast Iron rusts away to quickly to be of use as cookware on a vessel, consider the Florida Keys light houses built in the 1800's of "Cast Iron" which are still standing tall and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-13-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,382
Posted By lastconch
Assuming 7 days is for a round trip, you will be...

Assuming 7 days is for a round trip, you will be hard pressed to make Marathon then turn around and head back. Drawing 5 foot means watching the tides when picking your way into a anchorage. Sister's...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-08-2008
Replies: 69
Views: 6,617
Posted By lastconch
Family sailboat for teaching

The Lido 14 by wd schock is an excellant boat for carrying an adult with the kids or two to 4 kids by themselves. Lido 14 Class Association (http://www.lido14.org/)
Prices for newer models 3500 +...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-21-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,497
Posted By lastconch
Florida keys sailings offers a week long course...

Florida keys sailings offers a week long course going from basic keel boat to and overnight cruise with bareboat certification from ASA. Or check for similar schools on the ASA website. that's the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-21-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 4,263
Posted By lastconch
It disturbs me that you don't mention sails in...

It disturbs me that you don't mention sails in your list of prep items. Having the right sails and knowing when and how to use them can make sailing the trip a breeze. Be prepared for sailing in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-21-2008
Replies: 119
Views: 20,245
Posted By lastconch
Just My thoughts but the handling of the...

Just My thoughts but the handling of the fiberglass used in the layup could account for the variety and range of blister problems. Cloth contaminated with dust oils foot traffic would gave excessive...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-13-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 2,454
Posted By lastconch
A bow roller is not a great place to store an...

A bow roller is not a great place to store an anchor at any time. A large mass so far forward just trying to shake itself lose can cause nothing but problems.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-13-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 26,327
Posted By lastconch
vang, preventer, Boom stay

Try this Boom Stay
http://www.mv.com/ipusers/whale/tillerstay/boominfo.html
This system works as vang preventer & boom brake. designed for smaller vessels.
I have used blocks to create a stronger...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-25-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,556
Posted By lastconch
Selden has a good booklet out check charleston...

Selden has a good booklet out check charleston spar website. basic are start with main cap shrouds plumb the mast port and starboard, setup everything only hand tight to start. then the set the fore...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-25-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 16,341
Posted By lastconch
Running the mast thru the deck to the keel, does...

Running the mast thru the deck to the keel, does the same thing as multiple spreaders you can use a lighter section for the mast. Weight aloft is not good for stability but some times in reducing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-24-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,050
Posted By lastconch
One place to look at various spar sections...

One place to look at various spar sections follows. not all inclusive but start.

Rig-Rite, Inc.
Phone: (001) 401-739-1140 -- FAX: (001) 401-739-1149
www.RigRite.com...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-05-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,077
Posted By lastconch
The Black is mildew. Bleach works better and...

The Black is mildew. Bleach works better and safer for gel coat than most teak cleaners. X14 a high power mildew remover painters professional cleaners use , worked wonders on my vessel. After a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-28-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 1,979
Posted By lastconch
Had portlights taped up with 3m's Blue Painters...

Had portlights taped up with 3m's Blue Painters Tape for months with great results don't recommend leaving off repairs to long as the glue can get baked on. Really good for holes thru the deck when...
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-26-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,172
Posted By lastconch
Both US Sailing and ASA have good beginning...

Both US Sailing and ASA have good beginning textbooks even if you don't take the courses. Get the Keel boat version not small boat.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-25-2007
Replies: 3,281
Views: 216,082
Posted By lastconch
Just a guess Block Island

Just a guess Block Island
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-25-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,070
Posted By lastconch
Check out the rigrite site. you may have the old...

Check out the rigrite site. you may have the old style ball gooseneck with spring clips. http://www.rigrite.com/Spars/Isomat_Spars/Isomat_Booms/NB26_oldstyl_gsnk_assem.html
Hope it helps.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-25-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 3,682
Posted By lastconch
they are very good for the job. but they don't...

they are very good for the job. but they don't self strip and you need the right size line. Self tailer they are not.
Forum: Irwin 11-25-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 8,960
Posted By lastconch
After seven years of living and cruising, plus 20...

After seven years of living and cruising, plus 20 years of ownership, fixing not dumping is probably most cost effective. This is a tempting upgrade though. 35' Wildcat SA 350
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