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Search: Posts Made By: Sailormon6
Forum: Learning to Sail 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: First Time Crewing!!

If you crewed on my boat I would definitely invite you back! I like people who aren't afraid to go up on the foredeck and give their best effort to do something difficult that they never did before....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,746
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Sudden inability to sail upwind

I had weeds on the keel/rudder, and it behaved just that way. The way to get it off is to stop and back up as quickly as you can. That should clear the weeds.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: question for swing keel sailors

There are two swing keel hazards that are often overlooked. First, if the hoisting mechanism of a heavily ballasted swing keel drops suddenly (as they do occasionally), it commonly does catastrophic...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,347
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Kiwigrip - first experience...

It comes in white, grey, cream and blue. Both boats that I have seen used cream, which looks very nice. I suppose you could tint the white, if you know something about paint chemistry.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,347
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Kiwigrip - first experience...

FWIW, I have seen two boats recently that have been Kiwigripped, and they look great!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 889
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: bottom paint prep

I covered mine with 4-5 coats of Interlux 2000 barrier coat, and all it did was slow down the process. After I installed a zinc, it stopped. Installing a zinc is alot easier than applying 3-4 coats...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 889
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: bottom paint prep

If I was buying a used boat, I would ask the previous owner what kind of antifouling he used on it, and I would use the same paint.

If I forgot to do that, and couldn't find the previous owner,...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-11-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,589
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Whisker Pole Questions

Alot of the people who participate in these chats are very skilled, experienced sailors, and, as you have seen, their opinions often differ. Big boat sailors have very different opinions from small...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-10-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,550
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Problem Turning Windward

You should volunteer to crew on a race boat, emcentar. You'll quickly learn the techniques that will enable you to control the boat in those conditions, and you won't have to curse your inexperience...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-10-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,550
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Problem Turning Windward

I think Davidpm has it mostly right, but I believe you were able to point on one side of the bridge and not the other because, by unrolling the jib, you greatly reduced the imbalance that Davidpm...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-05-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 1,846
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Most efficient 180 degree turn

When you're making the pivot turn as described by sailingfool, the boat turns when you give it a burst in forward gear. When you give it a burst in reverse, the boat doesn't turn very much. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-05-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,222
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Wing n Wing

I agree with Jon that reaching downwind doesn't usually improve VMG over running DDW, but there's one technique that you can use that can be very useful. If I'm on a slow broad reach, and sail into...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-04-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,222
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Wing n Wing

Sailing wing and wing requires that you steer fairly accurately. If you steer a little too far one way, you'll gybe, and if you steer a little too far the other way, the jib will get backwinded and...
Forum: Racing 06-03-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 1,712
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Why do you race

I don't know why you are persisting in arguing with me when I have agreed with you, but I'm checking out of this argument. :D
Forum: Racing 06-03-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 1,712
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Why do you race

Well, duh! What point are you trying to make by stating the obvious? A single weakling would probably have a hard time tacking an old J boat with a 150' mast. So what? That doesn't invalidate my...
Forum: Racing 06-03-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 1,712
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Why do you race

Grinding can be and generally is brutal, but it doesn't have to be. To take most of the physicality out of it, the helmsman and release person have to work in coordination with the tailer-grinder,...
Forum: Racing 06-03-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 1,712
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Why do you race

I love to race, and have been doing it for over 40 years without tiring of it. I love the competition of it, the challenge to get the best performance out of the boat, and the opportunity to learn...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-02-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 5,873
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Wing on wing

That's another easy way to distinguish between a masthead rig and a fractional rig. On a fractional rig, the forestay extends from the boat's stem to a point on the mast that is below the masthead. ...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-02-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,589
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Whisker Pole Questions

I tried something similar a few times, to see if I could gybe the genoa any more quickly and efficiently while racing. I disconnected the pole at the mast, left it attached to the loop of the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-02-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 5,873
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Wing on wing

A masthead rig is generally characterized by having a big jib and a small mainsail. A fractional rig is generally characterized by having a big mainsail and a smaller jib.

IMO, sailing wing and...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-02-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,589
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Whisker Pole Questions

Steve, each of us contributes our opinions based on our own experiences. You don't have to do anything the way that any of us recommends. You should treat the recommendations of each of us as a mere...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-27-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 1,431
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: What range of heel angles do you consider optimum?

I don't measure the angle of heel to determine whether the boat is heeling excessively. I use the knotmeter. If it is visually apparent that the boat is beginning to heel alot, then I trim the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-15-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,563
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Spinnaker Pole for Genoa Downwind

Jon, these discussions are always fact specific. We were flying twin 150s in 18-25 kts of wind with one of the headsails poled out. After we broke the pole, we learned that we could fly both sails...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-15-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,563
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Spinnaker Pole for Genoa Downwind

A whisker pole is only needed in light air conditions, when the wind pressure isn't enough to lift the sailcloth and hold it in place. IMO, there's no reason to set a whisker pole in a squall or in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-07-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,782
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Best Boat Hook?

Bigger boats have higher freeboard and need longer boat hooks to snag the hat in the water or the mooring line, or COB. I have two WM boat hooks. One telescopes to 8' and the other telescopes to...
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