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Search: Posts Made By: ccriders
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,081
Posted By ccriders
Re: What to take, toss, sell or store

Oh, and one more caution. When I was buying my boat I spent four days at the brokerage and there was a guy putting his boat into brokerage. They told him to remove all his stuff from his 30 foot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,081
Posted By ccriders
Re: What to take, toss, sell or store

Mike,
I recently read an interesting little book titled "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up". In it the author describes a method of determining that which you will keep. Her fundamental criteria...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,903
Posted By ccriders
Re: Best of these Florida cities for sailing

I don't know from personal experience, but a friend regularly crosses the gulf to hand out in Ft. Meyers and recommends it highly.
John
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,494
Posted By ccriders
Re: Would it be feasible to put a sail on this boat

I didn't think of out riggers. That would be a pretty simple solution. Remove able too.
John
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-05-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,948
Posted By ccriders
Re: First time Owner

Lots of freeboard. Take a close look at the boarding ladder and make sure it works great. Wooden treads, solid attachment, good hand holds at deck level. Even if you have to spend money on this, it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-13-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,360
Posted By ccriders
Re: Using sails of another boat?

So, the research says:
I for the Tanzer is 2.6 feet greater than the Catalina.
J for the Tanzer is 0.5 feet greater than for the Catalina.
Therefore the Catalina Jib should be slightly smaller...
Forum: Cruising Videos 11-14-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,911
Posted By ccriders
Re: Solo sailing

Did you make these videos? If so, can you tell us about your equipment and how you edited them? They seem much better that typical GoPro videos.
Thanks,
John
Forum: Racing 11-14-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,578
Posted By ccriders
Re: Help needed to develop fun sailing events for a small club

Maybe a real navy cockswain can help out here. I once observed a navy competition of precision boat driving. It was much like a poker run, but there was no chance element and speed was the ability to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2014
Replies: 287
Views: 18,122
Posted By ccriders
Re: Pearons 28 passes Beneteau 46

I have known many "lifestyle cyclists" who regularly brought their bikes to me for maintenance. Surgeons, lawyers, district attorney, bank managers, mud logger, dentists, anethesiaologist....
They...
Forum: North American Yachts 11-12-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By ccriders
Re: broken headstay turnbuckle under sail .

Just saw this. Go to rigging only. They have good stuff at good prices. Pack up everything and ship it to them, then work with them on the phone to choose exactly what you want.
Another approach...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2014
Replies: 287
Views: 18,122
Posted By ccriders
Re: Pearons 28 passes Beneteau 46

Mock outrage? I don't think so. Offensive name calling, false bravado, arrogance? Yes maybe. Remember, there are people here at every skill level - rank beginners to circumnavigators. The latter...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-21-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 3,378
Posted By ccriders
Re: Help the "new generation" pick a cruising boat

One of the things Mike said above is really important: "built for a short handed cruiser".
Another issue is "the plan". It is really hard for me to imagine that three twenty something year olds...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-18-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,771
Posted By ccriders
Re: Problem Turning Windward

Re lazy jacks. After I have lowered and secured my mainsail, I stow the lazy jacks, that way they do not interfere with raising and adjusting the shape of the main.
I believe you have a Cruising...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-09-2014
Replies: 357
Views: 30,325
Posted By ccriders
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

If the cable that comes out the top of the mast is different than the cable that comes out the bottom in the bilge, then bite the bullet and replace. Judging from you photos one cannot have any...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-03-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By ccriders
Re: Ethnic electricity

Do you really think it is a lack of knowledge? The description of his boat sounds like what a lot of live aboards look like.
"Boatowner's Illustrated Electrical Handbook" by Charlie Wing certainly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-15-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 5,586
Posted By ccriders
Re: Hopes and dreams. Is this realistic?

Sherwood,
Over my years I have noticed the decline in craftsmanship. In fact it has become crapmanship too many times. When I do find highly skilled craftsmen (women) I see that they are well paid...
Forum: Provisioning 08-23-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,505
Posted By ccriders
Re: Biscuits on board

Ok. So I'm not a doctor, but...
I think you would benefit by talking with a nutritionist and learning how to navigate restaurant menus and grocery store isles to find healthy food choices. But be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 8,014
Posted By ccriders
Re: Pros and cons for a double ender/Canoe Stern

I know Sam seems to have closed this thread, but I've been thinking about your comments and then I watched the video "Germans Like It Wet" and feel a need to expand on my observations.
First, while...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-08-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,033
Posted By ccriders
Re: Bottom paint

You need to check the UV sensitivity of barrier coatings before deciding not to paint. Epoxies normally have to be coated with a UV protecting layer or will deteriorate rather quickly.
John
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-03-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,517
Posted By ccriders
Re: Just set sail

If your boat has a fixed keel, you probably cannot capsize it in Barnegat Bay, as it takes a combination of wind and wave, both pretty severe, to overcome the ballast of a fixed keel. While wearing...
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast 07-09-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By ccriders
Re: Completed 4th recent Cape May trip

Nice boat. Great trip, one I wanted to take when I lived there, but at 22 ft., thought better of it. Most I ever did was Toms River to Shady Side.
John
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-28-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 403
Posted By ccriders
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-14-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,771
Posted By ccriders
Re: Problem Turning Windward

Too many cooks spoil the broth! Good work on sorting through all this advice. But a lot of it is piecemeal and you need to get a comprehensive, but basic understanding how a boat sails through the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-11-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By ccriders
Re: source of 12 volt instruction ?

Ditto also on Charlie Wing's book. In the army when we taught electronics, we started with Ohm's Law, as does Charlie. From there draw "block diagrams" of your system. From there you can draw your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-01-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By ccriders
Re: Safe paint removal?

I once used a soy based paint stripper to take off bottom paint. It wasn't quite up to the challenge of many years of paint build up, but could easily handle your job. Google "soy paint remover" and...
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