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Search: Posts Made By: Steve in Idaho
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 2,737
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Boat Explodes

Didn't mean for my post to be read as "pro-gas...anti-diesel". And didn't mean to imply that boats commonly burn or explode because of diesel. All I meant was that diesel igniting outside of a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Oru Kayak: A quick review

Thanks for the review (first user review I've seen, BTW).

My only question about the Oru is just how well the fold creases will hold up. I know what they say on their website - but I've seen too...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 2,737
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Boat Explodes

Don't have a photo to prove it (note to self - take the photo next time), but you should all see a steel-bodied diesel railroad locomotive that has had the body panels blown out from explosion in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 2,737
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Boat Explodes

Diesel isn't volatile like gasoline - but trust me, it will burn without compression. We burned diesel in our caboose oil stoves. Toss a burning paper into the oil pooled in the bottom.....fire in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 672
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 2,182
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: I Equate it to Driving in a Bad Snow Storm!

I am way too inexperienced to be giving advice here about sailing, but I did notice something of a general nature that bears pointing out....



At the risk of being obvious and even redundant,...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-03-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,780
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Whisker Pole Questions

Thanks, George. I was thinking that might be what you were getting at, but didn't want to assume. Yep, I've been keeping the traveler windward to center the boom when I can. My C-Lark didn't have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-03-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: C-Lark Spinnaker

Does Ballard have the dimensions for your spinnaker, Black? If not, I can measure mine. I'm watching here with some interest since I have the spin, but not the pole. I do have some of the rigging....
Forum: Other Brands 06-03-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 4,196
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: c-lark rigging

Just comparing specs from my R20 and extrapolating down, 60" sounds about right. I might have to give it a try with my adjustable whisker pole before selling the boat. ;)

You ever sail Priest...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-02-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,780
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Whisker Pole Questions

Sounds about how I've been handling the class jib, alright. I'm not familiar with the term, "upping the traveler". What is that?

Yeah - my first sail on the R20 was with the PO on Lucky Peak, at...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-02-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,780
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Whisker Pole Questions

Excellent help, George. Next sail will be some interesting learning going on. :)

Funny thing...the PO never used the genny or the pole. He always was solo and always sailed Lucky Peak (had a...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-02-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,780
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Whisker Pole Questions

Thanks, George. I'll try applying this next time out.

So, it sounds like handling the whisker pole with genny in a gybe can be similar to the same move with a spinnaker pole, right?

In the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-02-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 5,990
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Wing on wing

Thanks. The class jib for my R20 is just a little bigger than the main. Without looking it up, I don't know the actual measurement - but the genny is considerably larger still, of course. The...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-02-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,780
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Whisker Pole Questions

Good point. Thank you.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-02-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 3,431
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Advice For Good Boat To Learn On

Nancy, I had a similar background and am currently just a little ahead of your learning curve - having started (again) a few years ago in 14' dinghies (swims included) and just moved up to a "real"...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-02-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,780
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Whisker Pole Questions

Thank you Sailormon6! I guess this was one of those times that my "educated guess" worked out. I did it pretty much the same as you described for your hanked-on sail, except I attach the pole to...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-02-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 5,990
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Wing on wing

Sorry for digging up an old thread - but as I was just reading this, I had a question...



What about a fractional rig with a small main and a genoa?
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-02-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,780
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Whisker Pole Questions

I should have been reading this thread before today....

Yesterday, we used the genoa on our Ranger 20 for the first time. As we eased into a broad reach, I attached the whisker pole - but in my...
Forum: Other Brands 05-27-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 4,196
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: c-lark rigging

Sorry - no. I never found the pole dimensions. My C-lark will be for sale later this summer, as I have moved up to a Ranger 20 and don't have room for the extra boat. Consequently, the spinnaker...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-25-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 2,063
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: "The 2 happiest days of a boatowners life are..."

Most of you are talking about much larger boats than I have dealt with, but the selling of my Sunfish was not a happy thing, even though I had "upgraded" to a roomier sailing dinghy. Now facing the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-31-2014
Replies: 124
Views: 9,176
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Don't have to be rich to sail

I'm just a day-sailor, and a trailer-sailor at that. But I have run the numbers (because I have dreams). For the middle-class American, having a sailboat and even cruising it - coastal anyway - is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,230
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Can a mainsail w/ a bolt rope foot be sailed loose footed?

When I sent my old bolt-roped dinghy sails in to Sail Care for refurbish, I asked them to update my main as best they see fit (me being a fairly new sailor and relying on their experience). It came...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-07-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,075
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Dreamin' a bit

A pair of dinghys is a great idea, if your wife is okay with getting wet. My wife and I started on a little 12' dinghy, and worked our way through a couple of 14-footers. Now we are transitioning...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-01-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,328
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Educated decision.

I wouldn't be into sailing either, if my wife didn't enjoy it. Married life for us has always been about finding common interests beyond what drew us together. Lucky me!



I should have been...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-30-2013
Replies: 596
Views: 36,879
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Good question. I am not the one to answer it though, since I don't believe in appeasing children. Amusing them? Now, that's different. :)
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