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Search: Posts Made By: noscreenname
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-20-2006
Replies: 33
Views: 3,904
Posted By noscreenname
You might try adding this post to "Sailing...

You might try adding this post to "Sailing Anarchy.com" they have a very active forum. Good luck.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-15-2006
Replies: 101
Views: 17,141
Posted By noscreenname
Agreed!...we we're racing last weekend when a...

Agreed!...we we're racing last weekend when a fleet of cigarette style boats went flying past. I assume they were headed to some offshore oil field for re-fueling. All I could think of is what would...
Forum: Racing 09-10-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 3,728
Posted By noscreenname
It's a bit of an investment, but there are...

It's a bit of an investment, but there are several makes of furlers that use a much smaller foil with twin grooves for sail changes that will allow you to
adjust the halyard tension. I use a Harken...
Forum: Racing 09-09-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 3,728
Posted By noscreenname
I would ditch the C.D.I if your serious about...

I would ditch the C.D.I if your serious about racing. That brand of furler uses an integral halyard, to avoid potential halyard wrap, and therefore it's difficult to make adjustments to your sail...
Forum: Racing 08-28-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 3,728
Posted By noscreenname
PHRF rules require the pole to be the same length...

PHRF rules require the pole to be the same length as the J dimension. You can build a chute with broader shoulders..but the J has to be the length from the base of the mast to the base of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-28-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 3,289
Posted By noscreenname
Don't sail her until you check the entire rig. A...

Don't sail her until you check the entire rig. A lot of old boats are fitted with aircraft style terminals that are swaged on. This method allows lots of wire to buried out of sight and may well be...
Forum: Racing 08-28-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 3,728
Posted By noscreenname
Thats not actually how you determine the % of...

Thats not actually how you determine the % of sail area. You need to measure the distance from the luff to the clew at a 90 deg angle from the luff this equals the LP dimension. to find the % sail...
Forum: Racing 08-23-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 5,945
Posted By noscreenname
I had a new chute made by a local sail maker and...

I had a new chute made by a local sail maker and the difference is staggering! Our old chute was bigger and had broader shoulders but was so old that the air literally went right through it. We were...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-16-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 6,046
Posted By noscreenname
I used to crew on a T-41 and have done a lot of...

I used to crew on a T-41 and have done a lot of cruising on a T-37. The 41 is a good offshore boat capable of handling heavy weather. I would think that the small cockpit and small, steep companion...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-16-2006
Replies: 45
Views: 35,904
Posted By noscreenname
I might have misunderstood his question but I...

I might have misunderstood his question but I think he was referring to the practice of tying the reefing line to the boom, then up through the reef point at the clew, then aft to the end of the boom...
Forum: MacGregor 08-15-2006
Replies: 64
Views: 102,754
Posted By noscreenname
I think they get a bad rap because: A: They're...

I think they get a bad rap because:
A: They're not much to look at.
B: They're pretty slow compared to many other designs.
C: They were originally marketed as a sail boat that you can water ski...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-15-2006
Replies: 45
Views: 35,904
Posted By noscreenname
I've never heard of that beeing a problem. My...

I've never heard of that beeing a problem. My sail is loose footed and I tie to the boom and have done so for quite awhile. If your worried about it attach a block to the loop so that the line runs...
Forum: Racing 08-15-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 3,728
Posted By noscreenname
When racing look for wind shifts and ripples on...

When racing look for wind shifts and ripples on the water but also be aware that wind often travels higher up off the water. I've been in drifters where A boat with a taller rig was catching air that...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-08-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,575
Posted By noscreenname
http://www.columbia-yachts.com/ Here it is.

http://www.columbia-yachts.com/ Here it is.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-08-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,575
Posted By noscreenname
Check out the Columbia owners registry. You'll...

Check out the Columbia owners registry. You'll find lots of e-mail addresses for people with that model Columbia.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-27-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,058
Posted By noscreenname
You should be able to find some owners at this...

You should be able to find some owners at this site. I have a Columbia Sabre and they've been very helpful. Click on owners registry and send some e-mails.
http://www.columbia-yachts.com/
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-13-2006
Replies: 45
Views: 35,904
Posted By noscreenname
I Drop the sail to a pre determined point, marked...

I Drop the sail to a pre determined point, marked on the halyard, then attach the reef point to a tack hook. I have a reefing line that runs from the boom up through the reef point on the leech back...
Forum: Racing 07-06-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,071
Posted By noscreenname
How do you read my post above as beeing "such an...

How do you read my post above as beeing "such an issue"? I merely asked for peoples technical opinion about sheeting well aft of the luff of the main.
Do you put blind faith in your...
Forum: Racing 07-05-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 2,411
Posted By noscreenname
. I was on starboard.... He was on port....I was...

. I was on starboard.... He was on port....I was windward ....He was leeward...(full overlap) He had gone out into "no mans land" in search of air. Why would I follow only to be windward and on the...
Forum: Racing 07-05-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,071
Posted By noscreenname
Overlapping genny for a Columbia Sabre?

I met with the sail maker today that will be building our new jib. He recommends a 155 for maximum pointing ability in light air. We are only 32' loa and 6'3 max beam. My concern is that the big...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-03-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,254
Posted By noscreenname
Found it for...

Found it for youhttp://columbiayachts.com/gallery/index.php lots of C 22's
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-03-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,254
Posted By noscreenname
Google the columbia owners website. You'll find...

Google the columbia owners website. You'll find an owners registry there that has e-mail addresses for many owners. I found over twenty addresses for People that own Columbia Sabres, and about half...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-28-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 2,547
Posted By noscreenname
Exactly!:D.... back stay tension doesnt always...

Exactly!:D.... back stay tension doesnt always mean head stay tension especially on a 7/8 rig.

S/D....."Both mast bend and mast rake will tighten up the head stay and make the sail more...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-28-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 2,547
Posted By noscreenname
7/8 rig Jeff...with this type of rig you need...

7/8 rig Jeff...with this type of rig you need either a Jumper strut, swept back spreaders, or running backstays only then can you achieve proper headstay tension. Otherwise as soon as you start to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-28-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 2,547
Posted By noscreenname
How does it improve performance? Where is the...

How does it improve performance? Where is the mast in relation to the keel?
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