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Search: Posts Made By: terryjoe
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 03-04-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 4,169
Posted By terryjoe
Dear 39512, Thanks for the info about the...

Dear 39512,

Thanks for the info about the spin staysail! I am new to sailing and havent put my spin up yet and dont know if I could do it since I sail shorthanded (my wife and I). I looked into...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 03-03-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 4,169
Posted By terryjoe
Thank you both for your reply! The 2...

Thank you both for your reply!

The 2 staysyls I have are called a "Tall Staysyl" and a "Spinnacker Staysyl" and they both have internal stays in their luffs. They are both made by Horizon Sails....
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 03-02-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 4,169
Posted By terryjoe
Staysail rigging

I have a 1975 33 ft Irwin Sloop that came with 2 staysyls. I have been trying to figure how to rig the leads so the clew can be drawn back to mirror the angle of the headsyl and help fill the slot...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-12-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,248
Posted By terryjoe
Can you take a stiff brush and some paint remover...

Can you take a stiff brush and some paint remover to strip the paint off the plate? Might make it easier to read. I have the same problem with my hull number someone painted over it last time the...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 01-03-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,943
Posted By terryjoe
Lets see....1 - 2 days of sailing at a time to go...

Lets see....1 - 2 days of sailing at a time to go around the world. Maybe it might take 5 years. How is that possible? Maybe they left early!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-03-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,843
Posted By terryjoe
Remove the transmission inspecation plate and...

Remove the transmission inspecation plate and take a look inside to see if you see anything broken. If nothing is visible manually move the shifter from reverse to forward and compare what you see in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-30-2008
Replies: 227
Views: 29,925
Posted By terryjoe
Boat Ownership

I am not sure who you are trying to convince that owning a boat is expensive. It is! I believe your figuring might somewhat skewed though.

Just like a purchase of anything with a motor in it I...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-24-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By terryjoe
Moorage

We have our boat moored at Tyee Marina in Tacoma. Went down last night to remove the snow from the dodger. It was really caked on with ice. We are taking a cruise for our 20th anniversary up the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-24-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By terryjoe
Hello from the snowy Puget Sound

Hello sailnet! :D

My wife and I bought our first sailboat (1975 Irwin Sloop) almost 2 years ago now. It is something I have always wanted to do (sail) and never dreamed I would b able to. I have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-17-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,091
Posted By terryjoe
Wet Bilge

I have had a 75 Irwin 33ft sloop now for about a year and a half. There has always been water in the bilge. I can activate the pump and sponge out the remaining water but then I notice water slowly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-01-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By terryjoe
Question Prop Change

I recently had someone dive on my boat to clean the hull. He told me that one of the blades on my prop looked as if it were bent slightly. I have been having problems lately with vibrations.

I...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 08-30-2008
Replies: 317
Views: 31,370
Posted By terryjoe
1975 Irwin 33 ft sloop

1975 Irwin 33 ft sloop
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-29-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 2,058
Posted By terryjoe
You might want to check out July 2008 of Sail...

You might want to check out July 2008 of Sail magazine. There is an article in there on page 67 about making your own awning like you are describing.
Forum: Irwin 07-26-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 964
Posted By terryjoe
Capn Tom, I just recently found some info about...

Capn Tom,
I just recently found some info about how to tune my rigging. I havent done it yet though. I have only owned my boat for about 1 yr so I cant answer your questions. This is my first boat....
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 07-26-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,573
Posted By terryjoe
Thanks everyone! Sorry about not including pics...

Thanks everyone! Sorry about not including pics with my post. I will upload some within the next few days or so. Thanks!

Terry
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 07-20-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,573
Posted By terryjoe
routing outhaul and topping lift

My boat (1975 Irwin 33 st sloop Mk2) currently has it's outhaul and topping lift mounted on the port side of the boom. My question is: Is it possible to somehow manage to redesign this so the...
Forum: Irwin 07-20-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 964
Posted By terryjoe
I33-1 I33-2

You might try visiting this website from Irwin Yachts. Irwinyachts.com. Should tell you what you want to know. I have a 1975 Irwin 33 ft myself. This website is where I got a lot of info about my...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 07-12-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,169
Posted By terryjoe
Hey dp02840, You might want to check out...

Hey dp02840,

You might want to check out this website The Puget Sound Sailing Group (Seattle, WA) - Meetup.com (http://sailing.meetup.com/77/). It is a meetup group for the Puget Sound Sailing...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-10-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,240
Posted By terryjoe
PNW Marinas

If you are still looking for marinas here in the Seattle area I found a website at marinas.com you might try looking at. Were you looking for one that allows liveaboards? Anyway, hope it helps!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-10-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 3,926
Posted By terryjoe
More Info Drifter vs Reacher

Both sails mount on my roller furling. They are both made of the same light weight material, nylon probably. The reacher has a seam that is blown out looks like it might be repairable. From the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-10-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 3,926
Posted By terryjoe
Reacher vs Drifter

I bought a 75 Irwin 33 ft sloop about a year ago and am still learning this sailing thing as I go. There is a Reacher and a Drifter amoung the sail inventory. My understanding is that they are both...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-08-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 779
Posted By terryjoe
Question Mainsyl Problems?

I have been having problems for some time now getting my mainsyl hoisted clear to the top of my mast. (A 33 ft Irwin with external sail slides).

One problem that I see is that I might have is that...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-30-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 11,325
Posted By terryjoe
Red face Windvane?

Enlighten me! So how does a windvane work?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-28-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 988
Posted By terryjoe
Question Using Saltaway in an Atomic 4

I need to use Saltaway in my Atomic 4 to remove corrosion that has restricted water flow. What is the best way to draw the Saltaway into the water jacket?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-11-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 3,535
Posted By terryjoe
Thanks Everyone!

I appreciate everyone's responses and recommendations.

I am just looking at options. I have always wanted to sail so when I was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 06 and spending 2 1/2 months in the...
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