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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,154
Views: 229,625
Posted By Jaramaz
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Hmpf! May I suggest you two gents to read my earlier posting .... Ahhh, good. So then we do not need to repeat, do we?

Replacing the rubber thing (it is partly a seal) requires some work, so it...
Forum: Learning to Sail   02-20-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,920
Posted By Jaramaz
Post Re: Prop walk on a Crealock 37

This, and/or the "short bursts" are the usual ways to handle prop walk.


It is the propellor causing prop walk.
The amount of prop walk depends on two (2) major factors:

a) how...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-09-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 4,213
Posted By Jaramaz
Re: a bit of friday humour

Hear! hear! :)

Well, frankly, I am a Swede, and I do not want to hear any jokes about cooking.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-08-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 4,213
Posted By Jaramaz
Re: a bit of friday humour

Sailnet is a bit strange for non-americans. Does take some time to get used to. When I started to post here I was attacked without any reason or logic, still confused on motive. Certainly not facts. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-23-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,771
Posted By Jaramaz
Re: Van De Stadt 40 - steel hull - preliminary inspection

V d Stadt is a wellknown designer. As he was situated in The Netherlands, many of his designs were made for steel - which is immensely popular there.

As with some of the recognized sailboats...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-26-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 6,733
Posted By Jaramaz
Re: Turn that frown upside down! Lets talk NEW engines!

Yes, one can argue back and forth. Should it be 2 hp/ton, or 3 or 5? Or even more?
There is no truth in this, it is something you decide.

If you are happy with ... 2 hp/ton, fine. I have been...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-26-2014
Replies: 624
Views: 47,315
Posted By Jaramaz
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

With blocks in the mast it is easy to control / change the tension in the Lazy Jacks. I have a similar design - althoug the return of the Lazy Jacks goes internally in the mast in my case -...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-08-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 3,962
Posted By Jaramaz
Re: open cpn issues(cm93)

OpenCPN is a good/high quality software, works on many platforms. No reason why it shouldn't work. At the same time, it accepts many different chart formats.

There is always the possibility to buy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-08-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,878
Posted By Jaramaz
Re: How many things can go wrong in 4 hours

I also bring out friends sailing. That use to be fine. I remember ....

But, sailing is simple. Really, really simple. That's why it has been going on for 1000's of years. It wasn't simplier then,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-03-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 4,070
Posted By Jaramaz
Re: Best outboard motor for a small inflatable?

2 strokes are:
Cheap, light (hp/lb is high), fuel inefficient. Low maintenance. Usually requires oil mix in the petrol.

4 stroke
expensive, in particular smaller engines. Better fuel economy....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-28-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By Jaramaz
Re: hatch repair

Cracked - is that surface issue only? Check before you do too much.

Companionway hatches are seldom balsa-cored, usually in "pure" grp. Check.

If there is balsa, you have to check if water has...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-06-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By Jaramaz
Re: tiller / rudder to stiff? wy

Before you take any action you should know how your rudder & bearings are designed!

For sailing boats the two most used bearing designs are bronze or plastic bushings.
Bronze - a special kind...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-02-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 2,689
Posted By Jaramaz
Re: Structural damage to hull during winter lay-up

By coincidence I just found a GRP repair handbook on the net: in Sailing and Yachting Downloads Marine Engione Manuals ( scroll down a fair bit, and there...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-02-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,719
Posted By Jaramaz
Re: Considerations in Choosing a Marina


Are you looking for a parking place or a club?

It is nice to know the neighbours in the harbour. Get some help (strange enough, one always gets advice), borrow tools and so on. And...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-07-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,814
Posted By Jaramaz
re: My Poor Keel

First photo is from the front of the keel, I assume. Is that iron? In Any case that is not very serious. If it is iron you have to grind down, and even, then - very fast - work with something that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-21-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 3,776
Posted By Jaramaz
Re: Islander 36 electric inboard? diy

there are some commercial solutions, like
Products | GreenStar Marine (

Their largest engine has been used on boats up to 40 ft.

Major drawback of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-11-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 3,171
Posted By Jaramaz
Re: The usual to buy or not to buy... Beneteau mid-80s

Neat, Marty.

Illustrates very well my point: a 30 year old boat needs some work. If one like, or at least accepts that, OK go for it. If not - look for something else.

The monetary price one...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-10-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,108
Posted By Jaramaz
Re: Does this boat look right?

It actually does. This is Alex first post, and he has to mod it somewhat, so it doesn't look like a link due to the SN rules.

using it, one lands at

19ft O'day yacht fibreglass shell | Sail...
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