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Search: Posts Made By: Chas H
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,176
Posted By Chas H
Re: Removing stanchions...

When I bought my boat there were two rather large holes cut in the liner to mount a rope clutch and winch. I covered the holes with 1/2 inch thick pieces of oiled mahogany.

You could use a hole...
Forum: Mirage 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By Chas H
Re: 24 Mirage speed to windward

It's amazing how much faster my GPS measured speed is compared to the paddlewheel driven knotmeter on the boat.
I'm encouraged!:)
-CH
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,176
Posted By Chas H
Re: Caulk for toerail...

Use butyl tape for bedding stanchions.
-CH
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,176
Posted By Chas H
Re: Caulk for toerail...

Caulking the way you suggest may not help much if at all and could create new pockets for water to collect. But, if that is what you want to do use 4200 because it will remain flexible and can be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-15-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,038
Posted By Chas H
Re: MagicEzy Fiberglass Repair

I have not tried it. I have been waiting for feedback from someone with experience using it. I may try it next spring.
-CH
Forum: Mirage 11-13-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 749
Posted By Chas H
Re: Harken windward sheeting car

Adding the windward sheeting car has been like adding a new experienced crew!:)
-CH
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-13-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,040
Posted By Chas H
Re: Chris Craft Sailboat Question

I recall a 37 Apache I saw in WI that had glass decks with wood-like appearance molded into the glass. I don't know about the core material.
-CH
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-15-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,281
Posted By Chas H
Re: Sailing Movies and TV shows

Waterworld...
... isn't a great movie but the sailboat is. The rig really worked as shown. Dennis Hopper's performance is classic.
The 1937 version of Captains Courageous is the good one.
Master...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-12-2014
Replies: 610
Views: 45,015
Posted By Chas H
Re: I hate boats...

I have two questions about the oil and water flow through the Ford Lehman system.
1. Is oil under pressure from the pump to the cooler before it goes back into the engine oil galleries?
2. Does...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-05-2014
Replies: 610
Views: 45,015
Posted By Chas H
Re: I hate boats...

If oil entered a cylinder(s) (which I doubt) it may have been forced up past the piston rings as the oil sump filled. Possibly water entered a cylinder through the exhaust. Which I also doubt. Water...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-05-2014
Replies: 610
Views: 45,015
Posted By Chas H
Re: I hate boats...

Yes, hydrolock could occur due to an overfilled crankcase. A piston going up or down needs to displace or compress the air in it's path. Water may have syphoned in through the oil cooler or through...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-05-2014
Replies: 93
Views: 6,184
Posted By Chas H
Re: Fall sailing! Brrr

Yeah! If there's a breeze and it's not raining I'll sail until the end of the month. Fall sailing can bee some of the best!
-CH
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-19-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,731
Posted By Chas H
Re: Interlake or Flying Scot

If I were me I'd add a Lightning to the top of the list.

LIGHTNING sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com (http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=2913)
...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-16-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 4,442
Posted By Chas H
Re: Coastal sailing without depth finder?

I was surprised to find a variety of handheld depth sounders for less than one boat buck.
-CH
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-16-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 4,831
Posted By Chas H
Re: “What’s The WORST Storm You’ve Seen?”

Rule #1 which my dad taught me when sailing in a blow was: stay off a lee shore!
-CH
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-01-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,837
Posted By Chas H
Re: 50' Motor Cruiser, powered by 2 6hp outboards.

Palmer Johnson makes a tri (of sorts) called a Supersport. I saw one in the water in Sturgeon Bay, WI. Quite impressive. Click the link.

Palmer Johnson (http://www.palmerjohnson.com/)

-CH
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-26-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By Chas H
Re: decal for dacron sail

I've seen colored dacron sewn on the sail and screen printed images.
The numbers on my mains'l was screen printed.
-CH
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-26-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By Chas H
Re: going big.

I'm guessing you are sailing Milwaukee. Lots of room to sail inside the breakwater. SW winds are forecast. The water in the lake might be as flat as in the harbor.

I am more concerned about fog on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,519
Posted By Chas H
Re: Jib will not unroll completely

A gun cleaning bore snake might be exactly what you are looking for.
Hoppe's 9 - The Gun Care People (http://www.hoppes.com/boresnake)
-CH
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-18-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By Chas H
Re: Travelers please help

Look at the picture and drawing of the Venture 21 on the sailboat data web site. VENTURE 21 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2014
Replies: 70
Views: 10,098
Posted By Chas H
Re: Sailboat without a mast

Al-
Check out the ECO-Trawler (green hull) on D-Dock at the Manitowoc Marina. It may meet your needs better than a sailboat.
-CH
Forum: Mirage 08-15-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By Chas H
24 Mirage speed to windward

What speeds are you able to achieve sailing to windward at various wind speeds? Please include headsail size.
No replies for 24 footers, increase inquiry to 30 feet.

I was out today 8/15 wind...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-07-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By Chas H
Re: Rigging help needed

I don't want to confuse the issue, but I'd like to share some basics of mast tuning to help you understand the entire process. C&C Yachts - C&C Photo Album & Resource Center...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-07-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By Chas H
Re: Wheel forward in cockpit

Depends on the boat and rig setup.
I saw an S&S designed 1968 Chris Craft Cherokee 32 converted to wheel. The pedestal was a foot or so behind the bridge deck. The main sheet was off the end of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-07-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,249
Posted By Chas H
Re: How to build a holding tank

Thanks all for the information presented in this thread. This is one of the rare teachings that I will copy into a word document and file for reference.

As I was reading and concentrating intently...
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