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Search: Posts Made By: overbored
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 544
Posted By overbored
Re: Look for new sailboat under 25 ft.

if they have other Cat 22's racing then it would be fun to sail against others with the same type and you will learn racing a lot faster. if not go with the First 20 much more modern rig, flat top...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By overbored
Re: Wooden Turkish Gulet? Are they good charter sailboats?

if you talking about a true made of wood gullet made in turkey then they are mostly made of mediterranean pine. the sea creatures in indonesia would love you for bringing them lunch. more modern...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By overbored
Re: 1981 Lewmar 40, 2 speed halyard winch

looks like the bronze has polished the stainless but I do not see any wear. I would give that shaft another 30 years
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By overbored
Re: Vang mechanical advantage

the boom kicker works great and they are simple. if you are using the vang for main sheeting when you run out of travler then you will need at least 8:1. when sheeting the vang has less leverage then...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,256
Posted By overbored
Re: Buying my first boat please help

if you are new to keel boats then it is best to bring someone with experience once you have narrowed the search. some will hire a surveyor to do a pre buy inspection. he can come with you as a friend...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 725
Posted By overbored
Re: Captive winch genoa furler

sitting at the helm 14 hours a day on a passage is what I WOULD call a great time. Get a computer and place it next to the stove in a nice warm house and push the Sail button you won't get wet that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 725
Posted By overbored
Re: Captive winch genoa furler

sounds like he wants automatic sailing while single handed. is there an App for that? As I get older I also like to make somethings a little easier but still like to feel like I did the sailing....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 1,902
Posted By overbored
Re: cal 25 help

make sure it is a long shaft outboard with a prop for a sailboat
Cal 25 main for $ 495 http://www.minneysyachtsurplus.com/mainsails.html
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,464
Posted By overbored
Re: USCG Doc Renewal Fee

is it just me or does it sound wrong to be called a customer of the government, We the People.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,095
Posted By overbored
Re: Are you a dock person or a mooring person?

when I was a kid we raced thru the mooring fields in our Sabots and Lasers and played chicken with the mooring balls and the boats. sometimes we missed them. So I prefer the slip. I love to here the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 908
Posted By overbored
Re: Looking for boat suggestions...

nice boat, sailed one once, good rough water boat, don't have to worry about falling across the cockpit, every time you move in the cockpit the mizzen mast catches you, and if it does not catch you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 773
Posted By overbored
re: Hull deck reassurance

I don't know how your flange is designed but if the cloth has to bend or curve around an edge then it is best to cut your own tapes on the 45 from cloth. you could use 45/45 biax tape that is...
Forum: Racing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 844
Posted By overbored
Re: Spinnaker shackles

never seen a shackle open by itself. if it was not latched it was the crews fault. if it got hung on something during a hoist it was the crews fault. over the years I have used every type of shackle...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 3,668
Posted By overbored
Re: W D Schock called me a freeloader for asking for info about my boat

corporate office? you make it seem like there is more the one person in their office.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 3,668
Posted By overbored
Re: W D Schock called me a freeloader for asking for info about my boat

the Schock family are great people. I worked for them when I was a kid. they no longer own Schock boats and I guess the the new owners just do not get it. support your owners or don't, get return...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By overbored
Re: sta loks untwisting with blue loc tite?

Never had a problem but I do not use loctite or anything on the fittings. The instructions do not mention using anything. where did you put life caulk on a sta lok, that would be like putting a...
Forum: Racing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By overbored
Re: PHRFs

You will find in many fleets that the guys that are winning the most have a boat the sails to or better then it's rating. if you want to win then sail on one of those boats. the boats that can win...
Forum: Learning to Sail 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By overbored
Re: dinghy sailing question

A minisail is a simple boat but not really a boat for a beginner when the wind blows. not a boat for two unless the skipper knows how to sail well. 15 mph downwind and you best know how to sail...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-09-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 868
Posted By overbored
Re: Holding tank vent fitting options

one vent is fine on a small tank. the air is always moving in and out because the air temp changes from day to night. 5/8" is the standard size and plenty big for your size tank
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-09-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 868
Posted By overbored
Re: Holding tank vent fitting options

You may want to consider that it should be in the hull just below the deck as it is in 90 percent of boats. I would not put it up in the airstream where you may be able to smell the aroma streaming...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-02-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By overbored
Re: Rig Tuning Question

use the loos on the shrouds. don't need to use the loos on the headstay. Headstay length sets mast rake which is used to balance the helm. backstay tension sets the luff curve of the jib sail. Loos...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-30-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By overbored
Re: Securing light materials to thin FRP

Well nuts. been using them for many years in many projects. work good for mounting things to cored fiberglass.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-17-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By overbored
Re: How sailing certifications affect insurance

I asked the agent what discounts they offered? The agent asked me how much sailing experience I had? I told him may years and this is not my first boat. He said then you will get a 10% discount. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-04-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By overbored
Re: How Do You Weld A Mast

tang bolted through the mast
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-04-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By overbored
Re: How Do You Weld A Mast

you can but not the best way to install one. most riggers use a T ball fitting inserted in the mast and riveted from the outside
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