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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-05-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,236
Posted By harmonic
Re: Port tack is faster than starboard tack? Why?

I have found the same thing when one of my water tanks is empty,may just be a weight issue
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-04-2015
Replies: 811
Views: 31,944
Posted By harmonic
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Hi Bob Dennis Ganley was a steel yacht designer here in New Zealand,Unfortinately he and his wife were killed in a car crash,he designed some great cruising boats that sailed very well,One was called...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-03-2015
Replies: 811
Views: 31,944
Posted By harmonic
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Bob there are some very pretty Ganley steel yachts in my marina and some ugly ones,there are also some pretty glass boats and some ugly ones,Being steel doesnt have to mean its ugly.I own a pretty...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-31-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By harmonic
Re: We don't need no stinking GPS!

turn your windex around then you will be fine
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-18-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,687
Posted By harmonic
Re: solid vs inflatable dinghy

I have both,I find I use my hard dinghy more as it is nicer to row and I can fish out of it,it is hell on my paint though when the kids are about I bring the inflatable out it is a lot more stable...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-16-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,062
Posted By harmonic
Re: Best way to make fenders easy to use...

clove hitch is fast to tie and easy to adjust
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-04-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 20,267
Posted By harmonic
Re: Topping Lift

Its major function is to hold the boom up while you reef
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-01-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By harmonic
Re: Finally some footage of me sailing

sails looked about right to me if your over powered boat heels more and slows right up,boat was moving well through the water.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,195
Posted By harmonic
Re: Gremlins in the chain locker

If you end for end your chain every six months it will last longer.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-05-2015
Replies: 238
Views: 18,514
Posted By harmonic
Re: My newest project

would the winglets help stop the boat pitching as well ?
Forum: Racing   04-01-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,284
Posted By harmonic
Re: Race to Alaska/R2ak

looks like great fun if I was over that way would be as keen as.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-30-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,916
Posted By harmonic
Re: Any Solo Sailors?

I mostly solo enjoy the solitude,you just have to think ahead and dont rush anything.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-24-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By harmonic
Re: Will 5 hp work on my 25 Catlina.

My old 26 foot keeler an old quarter tonner had a 5 horse honda on it ,and that was enough could cruise all day at 5 knots,more than ample to get you out sailing
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-06-2015
Replies: 108
Views: 7,082
Posted By harmonic
Re: Sugar scoop transom safety in big seas

Have delivered a sugar scooped yacht up the west coast of the north island,got 50 knots from astern,first wave tore the plywood stern doors out of her ,they were slip in ones,and second wave blew the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-27-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,672
Posted By harmonic
Re: Manual Toilet Questions

Have bailed out a few electric toilets so cant recommend them outlet hose too small,Jabsco make a great product I would buy a new one of them very simple and robust,just dont use too much paper and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-24-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 2,559
Posted By harmonic
Re: Do you have to be wealthy to own a sailing yacht?

owning one is easy maintaining one is what costs the big coin and if you dont maintain them they loose value fast.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-20-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,161
Posted By harmonic
Re: Docking under Sail - Beam reach approach

Sail in under a small headsail if your boat is controlable under it,go in slow and let sheet go when you can coast in,mainsail only is no good as you cant luff it if wind goes aft of your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-16-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,082
Posted By harmonic
Re: Outboard rudder and vane gears

Maybe a shiny one looks cooler.Im with you cant see the point.Lots of extra weight as well.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-13-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 25,423
Posted By harmonic
Re: Those new fangled Mantus Anchors..Bought One...Why

Hi smack I agree with you about the anchor looking good but how many times have you used it to get a comparison against any other anchor?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-08-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,005
Posted By harmonic
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-04-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,365
Posted By harmonic
Re: To stop pitching, no not horseshoes.

Usually I would change anchorages,Just saying.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-01-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 5,440
Posted By harmonic
Re: Sailing single handed best size, not brand

Problems on boats increase with size bigger boats bigger issues,I can store 3 months provisions on my 32 footer which is any amount,larger boats are more comfortable and sail faster.But the sails are...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   01-31-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,677
Posted By harmonic
Re: Celestial Navigation

Used to use CN 30 odd years ago then sat nav came along then gps,Have forgotten how to do sights now and miss it not one bit.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-28-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,180
Posted By harmonic
Re: Is rusty metal infectious??

best way to stop chain rusting is to use it a lot.Steel rusts a lot slower underwater.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-25-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 4,131
Posted By harmonic
Re: Greatest fear?

Getting run down by a ship is my greatest fear have had a close shave once they just dont see you.
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