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Search: Posts Made By: Faster
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By Faster
Re: Bigger is better & faster?

I think esp in lighter air you're better off 'light' and 'short', I think the tradeoff of wetted surface will do you more good than the couple of inches of WL you might gain by loading her down.
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By Faster
Re: Bigger is better & faster?

Horsepower (sail area) vs weight and wetted surface (drag) and overall length are all factors that dictate ultimate speed, along with the ability (or lack thereof) to break out of displacement mode...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 783
Posted By Faster
Re: North's ONE continuous q&a thread.

A plugged jet can give you that 'groan' on a start attempt...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 783
Posted By Faster
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Days Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 3,650
Posted By Faster
Re: generator a good idea?

Heard a good quote the other day:

"There's no such thing as bad weather... only bad clothing";)

Overly simplistic, of course, especially at sea, but it IS possible to dress appropriately and...
Forum: Learning to Sail 3 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By Faster
Re: Gaining Experience

Enjoy.. the Grenadines are a terrific cruising ground. The Tobago Cays and Bequia were probably our favourites.

No problem with lack of wind there either! Watch for big swells in the Bequia...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Days Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 3,650
Posted By Faster
Re: generator a good idea?

Hmmm.... 50+ responses, both (all?) viewpoints and recommendations... and the OP Dave E hasn't been seen. Where you at, Dave?? ;)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 3,392
Posted By Faster
Re: When Do You Reef?

Man... that's gonna be one THICK book!! :p ;)
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 3 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By Faster
Re: Anyone here in Virginia? looking for sailing experience

Can't help you sws, (unless you move out west ;)), but I've clarified your title and moved the thread out of 'companionship' to 'crew available'.

Good luck!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Days Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 3,650
Posted By Faster
Re: generator a good idea?

That's the ultimate... when someone fires up a generator and then goes ashore or for a long dinghy ride so they don't have to listen to it...:mad:
Forum: Diesel 3 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By Faster
Forum: Diesel 3 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By Faster
Re: Yanmar Exhaust Elbow

This didn't work for you?

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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Days Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 3,650
Posted By Faster
Re: generator a good idea?

Also known as 'Juneuary' ;)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Days Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 3,650
Posted By Faster
Re: generator a good idea?

High latitude?? Had no idea we were that adventurous! ;)

On thing to keep in mind is that in summer, in good weather, we get sunshine for a looong time each day, as much as 15 hours/day late...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 1,170
Views: 377,480
Posted By Faster
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

.... and we've simply sewn a length of yachtbraid into the edges....



.. that's why we used rope!! :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 4,470
Posted By Faster
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 4 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 709
Posted By Faster
Re: Newbie Reef Navigating

I think that's right, vtp.. the North swell can roll around the top of Barbuda making that 'leeward' anchorage uncomfortable, giving the nod to the lee of the southern point and Gravenors.

IIRC...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 4 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 709
Posted By Faster
Re: Newbie Reef Navigating

If a sudden stop is a possibility,an observer in a chair at the spreaders is hanging on a fairly long pendulum, and worst case is an uncontrolled swing out and back.

A strop around the mast...
Forum: Apps & Authors 4 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By Faster
Re: New Site - Sailcraftdata

I tried to update some data and the email bounced....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 5 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,231
Posted By Faster
Re: Cruising gear advise needed "LIST"

If you already have a propane stove then a propane bbq is a logical choice. Charcoal IS a pita on a boat.

If you stay in areas where fuel and water is readily available, battery charging will be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1,170
Views: 377,480
Posted By Faster
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Can't believe you were allowed to do that in the kitchen ;) Nice job.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 5 Days Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 3,650
Posted By Faster
Re: generator a good idea?

We cruise/overnight for 6-8 weeks every summer. In the past, we had a mediocre alternator setup, and found we needed to find a marina to plug in once a week or so. Last year we upgraded our...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 5 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 709
Posted By Faster
Re: Newbie Reef Navigating

We've been into that anchorage on a boat that drew 7 feet - it was a very slow go getting in and out.

Killarney makes some great points.. a forward observer, good hand signals that both/all...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 677
Posted By Faster
Re: has anyone made a homemade catamaran and cross a ocean yet?

Look for Wharram catamarans.. I'd expect a fairly high number of them have done this since their introduction back in the '60s (maybe '50s?)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 5 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,231
Posted By Faster
Re: Cruising gear advise needed "LIST"

Don't see mention of refrigeration.. either as 'should I' or 'I have'.. that bit of info will impact your electrical needs.

Read Jon's post over several times.. all good points.

Maybe book a...
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