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Forum: Introduce Yourself   02-23-2007
Replies: 3,406
Views: 883,567
Posted By Bob1112
Western LIS.

Western LIS.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-15-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 2,587
Posted By Bob1112
At one time, I carried two mains: a deep draft,...

At one time, I carried two mains: a deep draft, full roach one for light air, and a flat one for heavy air. It was nice having the flat one; the boat sailed better with it than a reefed main. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-05-2007
Replies: 61
Views: 3,847
Posted By Bob1112
Camaraderie, one thing for sure, even if shut...

Camaraderie, one thing for sure, even if shut down the Loran money will never get returned to the taxpayer.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-08-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 4,450
Posted By Bob1112
Agreed that J-22 is the choice for the Hudson. ...

Agreed that J-22 is the choice for the Hudson. Hint: the afternoon thermals on the East side of the river in the afternoon will keep you ghosting along, no matter how windless the day.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-23-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 3,225
Posted By Bob1112
Somebody told me once that knowledgeable insurers...

Somebody told me once that knowledgeable insurers will not cover lightning strikes to carbon masts. If true, this is really important, since depending upon the boat a replacement spar can run...
Forum: Learning to Sail   11-17-2006
Replies: 74
Views: 11,243
Posted By Bob1112
One more thought: if you are a middle-aged male...

One more thought: if you are a middle-aged male taking up sailing, make sure you are in fairly good physical shape. Lift weights, do stretches, maybe shoot some basketballs as well. Sailing well...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-17-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 2,924
Posted By Bob1112
Here's my personal view of surveys, having bought...

Here's my personal view of surveys, having bought and sold boats for over 20 years:

1. Yes, survey a new boat. The manufacturer's warranty is not enough. As someone else said, these are not cars;...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-16-2006
Replies: 35
Views: 4,339
Posted By Bob1112
I hate to rain on the parade, but after spending...

I hate to rain on the parade, but after spending a million dollars on a boat, who is going to pay for the insurance? the slip or mooring fees? the hauling? the bottom paint? the things that break,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-14-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 7,558
Posted By Bob1112
One other point to consider: at least...

One other point to consider: at least theoretically, a sail with a bolt rope may be more efficient, because the boom will impede the circulation of air from the high pressure side to the low...
Forum: Beneteau   10-25-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 2,573
Posted By Bob1112
Not to jump the gun, but you may not have to...

Not to jump the gun, but you may not have to bleed or prime anything, if there is an electric fuel pump.
Forum: Beneteau   10-25-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 2,573
Posted By Bob1112
Check the website: www.westerbeke.com...

Check the website: www.westerbeke.com (http://www.westerbeke.com). Also, try calling Hansen Marine, at (800) 343-0480. They are a big Westerbeke distributor.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-12-2006
Replies: 49
Views: 6,312
Posted By Bob1112
PS is kind of expensive, though.

PS is kind of expensive, though.
Forum: Racing   10-06-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 2,639
Posted By Bob1112
Charlie, If they've given you a 292, just...

Charlie,

If they've given you a 292, just smile and keep mum. In my neck of the woods, an O'Day 19 Mariner is rated at 285.
Forum: Racing   10-06-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 4,067
Posted By Bob1112
Charlie R, Yes, I did own an O'Day 222. It...

Charlie R,

Yes, I did own an O'Day 222. It was a very good boat for inland waters; excellent in light air. I could ghost along in dead calms, with the only "wind" being produced within 100 or...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-06-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By Bob1112
The best thing to do is to ask the seller. If...

The best thing to do is to ask the seller. If they say that there was no immersion, but you are still unsatisfied, see if the seller will give a warrant that will remain in force post-closing that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-02-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 889
Posted By Bob1112
The area of Long Island Sound where the accident...

The area of Long Island Sound where the accident occurred can have a fair amount of backlighting from the shorelines (there are two; the Connecticut shore to the North and the New York shore to the...
Forum: Jeanneau   09-19-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 2,323
Posted By Bob1112
I have exactly the same problem. When the...

I have exactly the same problem. When the remnants of that hurricane came through a few weeks back, the bouncing around caused the head to overflow onto the deck. Nice. Maybe it's a vent problem,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-19-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 2,424
Posted By Bob1112
On a per horsepower basis, a gas engine generally...

On a per horsepower basis, a gas engine generally can be made lighter, since its compression ratio is lower than a diesel.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-06-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,893
Posted By Bob1112
I raced PHRF for a while back in the 90's. The...

I raced PHRF for a while back in the 90's. The Sabre 28 (which I raced against) impressed me more than any other boat; it did well in both heavy and light air.
Forum: Racing   08-31-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 4,067
Posted By Bob1112
Charlie: I suggest you ditch that wire...

Charlie:

I suggest you ditch that wire luff/furler arrangement. The sail can be salvaged; take it to a sailmaker, who can remove the wire and substitute a cloth luff rope and hanks. This will...
Forum: Racing   08-30-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 4,067
Posted By Bob1112
The O'Day 222 is actually an excellent light air...

The O'Day 222 is actually an excellent light air boat. Here are some factors to consider:

1. Some or all models used a roller furling jib with a wire in the luff. The halyard hooked directly to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-28-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By Bob1112
I found Bristol a disappointment. It tends to...

I found Bristol a disappointment. It tends to lift at sharp corners and at the wooden plugs used to hide the screws. It was supposed to be better than varnish, but my experience is that it was no...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-28-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 9,672
Posted By Bob1112
Sabre 30 Mark II

My impression is that the 30 Mark II is not so different from the Mark I. Thie big changes did not come until the Mark III (I owned a Mark III).

If that is correct, the Mark II will be a great...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-24-2006
Replies: 18
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Views: 15,569
Posted By Bob1112
There are different models of the O'Day 22. I...

There are different models of the O'Day 22. I owned the 1984 version (O'Day 222), which was alot of fun when I was young, and it was the boat that I learned to sail on. Note however that the early...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-20-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,710
Posted By Bob1112
Runnning backstays: these are lines attached to...

Runnning backstays: these are lines attached to the mast, on a masthead rig at the spreaders (in the simplest case, usually the top set, if the mast has multiple spreaders). They run to the stern...
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