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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-07-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,118
Posted By gamayun
Re: Wetsuit recommendations

You should base this on temperature, your tolerance to shivering, and how "water tight" the wetsuit is. You're always going to lose body heat, but those who stay warmer generally become less fatigued...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   03-30-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 891
Posted By gamayun
Re: Thought there was something strange..

Same thing has happened to others going under the the new span of the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. Maybe it has something to do with a different type of steal?

I don't trust my old AP right now...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By gamayun
Re: San Fran to Marina del Rey delivery

Down wind is your friend, but I've done a handful of passages to Half Moon Bay and one to Monterey where I was mostly motoring because drifting was just too painful and would take too long. A...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-24-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 2,510
Posted By gamayun
Re: Let's see your electronics! (for science)

I'm currently rewiring my boat to separate AC from DC, which are now all on the same panel at the nav station. I got an 8 slot Blue Seas panel (egads, that was expensive). The switches are for shore...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-13-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 2,713
Posted By gamayun
Re: Topside Paint Color - Flag Blue or White?

As long as you keep it waxed (but don't let anyone over buff the paint - they need a light touch), then a fresh water rinse won't streak. If you don't rinse the salt water off, then it will show the...
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-27-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,505
Posted By gamayun
Re: How do you start from nothing?

Meet ups. Most of the opportunities to sail are free.

Welcome to SN :)
Forum: Diesel   06-30-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,027
Posted By gamayun
Re: Diesel engine

I had a lot of rust on mine from a leaky water pump. Don't ditch it until you get some good advice. It doesn't take that much to clean it up, change the belts and impellers, change the oil and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-15-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 4,666
Posted By gamayun
Re: Inflatable PFD Failures?

It would be a necessary and timely article. I've been thinking about this and other PFD issues a lot over the past 3 years; however, I'm not sure what inferences you'd reliably be able to make about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-10-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 4,909
Posted By gamayun
Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

Here you go, Christian. The openings are attached with velcro that is slated to be replaced this evening....

http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/ab66/SeaJay1234/sailcover1_zpsea6752a2.jpg...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-07-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 4,909
Posted By gamayun
Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

Why do you want to get rid of the pig tail? Does it catch when you're sailing? There're ways to fix this. Personally, I would get the lazy jack system for ease of dropping or reefing the sails, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-28-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 4,425
Posted By gamayun
Re: Cleaning/Sanitizing fresh water holding tanks

I've used the Peggy Hall method to get rid of the "old" taste in the tanks, but since I use the tank water often, it's no longer a problem. Generally water straight out of the tap is good. Or you...
Forum: Diesel   04-17-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 961
Posted By gamayun
Re: 3 GM 30 Yanmar, White Powder

That sounds like an easy fix. After having scraped quite a few old gaskets off the same type of Yanmar, it does sound like the gasket has failed and you'll probably find it practically welded to the...
Forum: Racing   04-14-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 3,105
Posted By gamayun
Re: First time crewing/racing this weekend

Yeah, this is how most boats operate. As I understand the history, though, this is one of the reasons why the Northern California Offshore Racing Council was created. Post-accident reviews from when...
Forum: Racing   04-09-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 3,105
Posted By gamayun
Re: First time crewing/racing this weekend

Ditto all the above - great advice! Here are some other things: Be on time; don't bring too much extra gear so you might want to ask what's best; be prepared to be wet so bring dry cloths for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-05-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 2,690
Posted By gamayun
Spinlock PFDs

What do you think about the 2013 Islands Race accident report that found "four of the five Spinlock deck vests failed to work properly." The report also said that: "The panel recommends that Spinlock...
Forum: Chartering   10-21-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By gamayun
Re: San Francisco in January?

Ha, yea, anything less than 10 knots is a kinda slow day on the bay. I'm posting here so if you check back in January and my boat is in the vicinity at that time, you're welcome to come along, too....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-02-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 3,599
Posted By gamayun
Re: Tips or Suggestions, Sailing from San Diego to San Francisco

It's funny how many people say not to go north, or go to Hawaii first, etc., when that's generally just not feasible. This is not a trip to be taken lightly but you would think there would be more...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-26-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 582
Posted By gamayun
Re: Ropeclimber intro

Welcome! I got my start in sailing at the Sailing Club of Washington (briefly) and then crewing on boats on the Chesapeake. Many opportunities and great sailors are there. Have a great time ---- and...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-03-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,593
Posted By gamayun
Re: My First Cruiser: Pearson Triton

A week is very ambitious. It took me almost 2 weeks to clean the funky, nasty smell out of my boat. A lot of this was caused by mold, which you're bound to have in a Miami boat. I used a 10% bleach...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-01-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,593
Posted By gamayun
Re: My First Cruiser: Pearson Triton

That's gutsy. Congrats! Definitely post an update. Inquiring minds want to hear about your first impressions and see the photos.
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   08-19-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By gamayun
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-13-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By gamayun
Re: Sailor Moon

The way I interpreted "trading yen on forex" was when one currency goes up and the other goes down, you make money if you guess correctly. Care to enlighten?
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-13-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By gamayun
Re: Sailor Moon

Welcome, (sorta near) neighbor! All the best on the Fuji project.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-10-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,390
Posted By gamayun
Re: sailing solo

You really should download a copy of this book! http://www.sfbaysss.org/tipsbook/SinglehandedTipsThirdEdition.pdf

Then, let us know how it goes :-)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-07-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By gamayun
Re: Opinions on LP Blue Hulls

I think the boat I recently bought may have had original Navy Awlgrip from the late 80s, or at the very least, the past 13 years. It looked really bad with lots of scuffs down to the gel coat. I...
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