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Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   1 Week Ago
Replies: 479
Views: 15,940
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass


I and my fellow moderators agree with you entirely about the elements of this discussion which effectively are personal attacks or at least are demeaning or dismissive in tone. At some level,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 144
Views: 7,797
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Blue Water Boat vs. Production Boat – Which one will you book passage on?

To expand on RichH's fine post, it is not strictly about the safety factors for arbitrary reasons, but also about construction materials and methods which are intended to withstand a larger number of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,737
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: To worry or not to worry… blisters? (photos)

A couple thoughts here:
Barnacles vs blisters:
Given the description and observations from blowing up images of the pock-marked areas, (small cracks near center of the pock-marks, smooth, and tan...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,737
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: To worry or not to worry… blisters? (photos)

I enlarged the images to try to see them better. The resolution of the photos is insufficient to definitively determine what is happening, but my take is that those are not barnacle residue and that...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-22-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 2,572
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Advice for a young land lubber sailboat shopping

Congratulations on buying your first boat. First boats are always a major leap of faith. The Columbia 26 MK II should be a very good first boat and should make a reasonably good choice for a 26 foot...
Forum: Diesel   05-18-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 1,515
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Repowering with a Tractor Motor

The other issue that I would be concerned with is that marine electrical systems are 'explosion proof' , meaning that anything that can produce a spark is sealed. This is critical on boats with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-16-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 992
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: looking for help on where to set my jib block

Neither of those responses will get you all that close to the optimal lead position. Most sails have at least two pairs of telltales on the luff of the sail, one roughly a 1/4 way up from the foot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: is this a Hurley 27'? please help

That definitely is not a Columbia 8.3. The Columbia 8.3, like all of the "Wide Body" series (as Columbia called these) had a knuckle at the stem, fin keels and partial skeg rudders, and wine glass...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-26-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Advice about a Bukh

I had a smaller Buhk in my last boat. They are comparatively simple engines to work on, and pretty reliable. Parts were quite expensive and not always available in a timely manner. I think Buhk makes...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-19-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,415
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: noob question

Gee, that's what I love about the Internet. I read the initial post and thought, the first thing this person needs to do is get aboard a race boat as crew. It's a cheap way to learn a lot quickly....
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   03-18-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Can You Tell Us About the Chesapeake and Annapolis?

I have lived and sailed on the Chesapeake for the past 30 years. I have also sailed on much of the U.S. Atlantic coast at one time or another keeping boats for varying periods of time in Long Island...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-12-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 4,842
Posted By Jeff_H
re: Boom Vang and Preventers (renamed)

First of all, I completely agree with the comments that a vang is a necessary piece of safety equipment for the reasons that Faster cited. I don't believe in using a vang taken to the rail for a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-15-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 18,711
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Boat sank at the dock

I can tell everyone that the moderators have had enough information supplied to us to be certain that this is not a troll and the general story is real. While the general interactions in this story...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-14-2015
Replies: 238
Views: 18,222
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: My newest project

Bob- Thank you for the vote of confidence.

I think that SloopJonB did a great job of explaining the terms that CCRiders was asking about. In basic engineering terms a composite is simply using...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-14-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,735
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: increasing and consolidating standing rigging size

Very few boats were built with undersized standing rigging. When standing rigging fails, it is usually a matter of a failure at a terminal, where it passes over a spreader tip, or where there is a...
Forum: Learning to Sail   02-13-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,746
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Setting up a spinnaker

You have gotten a lot of good advice here, especially Faster's comments on not needing to buy guys, and Shnool's comments and green diagram.

I do have a couple additional comments as follows:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-04-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 4,998
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Sailing single handed best size, not brand

This has been a great discussion so far; not because we all agree on one proper approach, but because so many of us are short-handed sailors and single-handers, and yet we each have selected the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-01-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 4,998
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Sailing single handed best size, not brand

As you have seen, your question is pretty much the kind of "how long is a piece of string?" question which is bound to elicit a a diversity of seemingly contradictory answers. The mutually exclusive...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-26-2015
Replies: 59
Views: 3,129
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: RF Main pros and cons

I apologize that I wrote this a few years ago for another purpose. I am posting it now since it still summarizes my basic beliefs about in-mast furling. Some things have changed since I wrote this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-13-2015
Replies: 102
Views: 6,409
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: One Ship Stupid

I would like to suggest one small improvement to that. Normally one of the advantages of a properly tied cleat knot is that it does not slide against the bearing surface of the cleat and so is less...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-05-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 7,998
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Freedom Mast Pros and cons

It would appear that Gary Mull designed Freedoms from 1985 through 1987. I must admit that I cheated and looked on which is a great resource for those kinds of questions.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-03-2015
Replies: 90
Views: 6,487
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Any way to check keel bolts?

While I am speculating on why Catalina Direct would caution against a trip to the Bahamas after sistering the keel bolts, my sense is that sistering the keel bolts in a very lightly built, minimally...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   12-28-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,657
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Simple Question-How good is the sailing in the Chesapeake ?

There was nothing stupid about your question. Even if you were a knowledgeable sailor it would be a reasonable question if you had not spent much time sailing on the Chesapeake Bay. There is a...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   12-23-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,657
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Simple Question-How good is the sailing in the Chesapeake ?

I have sailed on the Chesapeake bay for the past 30 years and have sailed on much of the U.S. Atlantic coast at one time or another. While I am very partial to the Bay and think its one of the best...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-21-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: new to Sail Net

Welcome to SailNet. There are sailors of all stripes around here, and a whole lot of with backgrounds similar to yours. So welcome aboard and enjoy yhe voyage.

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