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Search: Posts Made By: fiatracer163
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By fiatracer163
Where did all the old line drawings go?

I would like to know what all the builders did with their old drawings when they went under in the 80's and 90's. I would hope there is some collector out there who has a storage unit with rows of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-16-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,239
Posted By fiatracer163
Stability

I would like to know what makes a boat more stable when anchored; hull design or weight. My wife and I would like to do more trips, but we both feel that our current boat (Catalina 27) is not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-09-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,419
Posted By fiatracer163
re: "All is Lost" Movie Sequel

That watch only has a range of 90 nautical miles off shore. I think they were working on a low orbit satellite version that would work anywhere in the world, but I don't know if it ever made it to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-28-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By fiatracer163
Best time to buy a New Autopilot?

When is the best time to buy a new autopilot? I have seen 15% off all WM purchases during thanksgiving. Is now the best time, or will I see prices drop in spring?

Thanks...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-25-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 5,998
Posted By fiatracer163
Re: That's a pretty cheap boat heater!

physics - Is this tealight-flowerpot heater more efficient than just tealights? - Skeptics Stack Exchange...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-31-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,073
Posted By fiatracer163
Re: Your Pick for Best Crimpers

Phoenix Contact makes the best one in the world.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-12-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By fiatracer163
Re: Good Boat availability theory

Where is the boat located?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-05-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By fiatracer163
Chicago Sail Show

I'm going to be buying a roller furling unit soon, And would like to know if I would hold off till the show?

Do they offer good deals at the show? or should I just buy it now?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-05-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By fiatracer163
Fiberglass boat cleaners

Is it safe to use common cleaners like Bleach, Vinegar, 409, and other household cleaners on a boat and should I rinse them off or can I get away with just spraying and wiping? I'm going to clean my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2011
Replies: 416
Views: 46,868
Posted By fiatracer163
My friend an I have boats in the Milwaukee area....

My friend an I have boats in the Milwaukee area. I have a Catalina 27, he has a Irwin 10/4. We are both under 30.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 715
Posted By fiatracer163
Also, with the sail only show coming to chicago,...

Also, with the sail only show coming to chicago, should I hold off and wait to see if I can find any super deals at the show? I have never been to it before and I don't know what to expect.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 715
Posted By fiatracer163
Flex foil or aluminum foil for roller furling?

Is there a major difference between a flexible foil and a solid aluminum foil, as far as performance goes? I will be hoisting a 135% and that is my only sail so it will go on in spring and come down...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,497
Posted By fiatracer163
Is there a major difference between a flexible...

Is there a major difference between a flexible foil and a solid aluminum foil, as far as performance goes? I think I'm going to go with the snap furl from Schaefer with a PVC foil unless there is a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,497
Posted By fiatracer163
Schaefer CF700 vs Harken MKIV 0

Can I get some feedback from others on what roller furling to buy?

Schaefer CF700 snapfurl

Or

Harken MKIV 0

Will be installed on a Catalina 27.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-02-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By fiatracer163
New boat, Need new sails, Have new questions.

How much of a difference will there be between 7oz and 6oz sail fabric?
Is there that much of a difference between sail fabric from different makers?

Challenge Cloth...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-02-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By fiatracer163
Head sail size

Can someone help me out!!! I'm going to buy a new roller furling and head sail for a catalina 27 tall and would like to know what size I should get? Should I just go all out and get a 150% or should...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-30-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 5,250
Posted By fiatracer163
Anyone have any comments on Hyde sails? They are...

Anyone have any comments on Hyde sails? They are offering me a good deal, but can't find many review on them.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-30-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By fiatracer163
goof off at any local store.

goof off at any local store.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-30-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,537
Posted By fiatracer163
I wish that the patterns used in the 70's would...

I wish that the patterns used in the 70's would come back into style. Then there would be lots of boats with modern styling!
Forum: Diesel 11-30-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,564
Posted By fiatracer163
Did you put the drain plug back in?

Did you put the drain plug back in?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-30-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 2,968
Posted By fiatracer163
I think its a sink plug, if you pull it out in...

I think its a sink plug, if you pull it out in the water you will sink.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 5,250
Posted By fiatracer163
Looking for cheap sails, this is my first boat...

Looking for cheap sails, this is my first boat and will not keep it for too long.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-29-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By fiatracer163
Looks like a nice boat. Reminds me of my first,...

Looks like a nice boat. Reminds me of my first, it was a super snark sears edition. Fun, light, and easy to sail.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-29-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 4,044
Posted By fiatracer163
Why not swim?

Why not swim?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-29-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,099
Posted By fiatracer163
How can one find a good sail maker?

I need some feedback from others on this one. I'm looking at buying sails for a Catalina 27 tall and would like to know what others think of different sail makers, and their quality.

UK, North,...
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