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Search: Posts Made By: Jiminri
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 723
Posted By Jiminri
Re: What are the pros/cons of the Max Prop

I put a 2-blade Maxprop on my previous boat and was very happy with it. Power in reverse was great and there were never any problems with the blades opening/closing. I did not have it long enough...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 554
Posted By Jiminri
Re: Won drawing for mooring on city lake!

Have fun out there! (But make sure you have a working EPIRB first.) Seriously, congratulations.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 300
Views: 7,126
Posted By Jiminri
Re: safe cooking

Fine in the cockpit, I suppose. But I would not bring that stove into the cabin. I do not trust those cylinders. I have encountered leakers that could not be shut off.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 300
Views: 7,126
Posted By Jiminri
Re: safe cooking

Checking for a leak on propane lines is so easy and fast that it can (and should be) done periodically.

Turn tank valve on. Immediately turn it off. Note reading on pressure gauge. Wait 5...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 300
Views: 7,126
Posted By Jiminri
Re: safe cooking

If the flame goes out then appliances with a thermocouple will automatically stop the flow of gas.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 300
Views: 7,126
Posted By Jiminri
Re: safe cooking

Can propane explode? Sure. Is it too risky? Do its benefits outweigh its risks? Well, that's an entirely subjective calculation that everyone has to answer for himself.

I will note that lots...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,713
Posted By Jiminri
Re: "The 2 happiest days of a boatowners life are..."

Nah, not happening. Boats are common. Wife is one in a million. Happily married for 34 years and want to keep the happy streak going on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,713
Posted By Jiminri
Re: "The 2 happiest days of a boatowners life are..."

I sold my old sailboat on Saturday and it definitely was not a happy day. Had to be done because I've had my new sailboat for a year. The old boat was, and always will be, special because it was my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 604
Posted By Jiminri
Re: Patching a holding tank

After I bought my previous boat, I discovered that the plastic holding tank had cracked at the fitting just like you described. Apparently the PO tried to repair it with something, not sure what. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-20-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 974
Posted By Jiminri
Outboard - new or used?

I'm considering getting an outboard motor to go with an 8 foot inflatable roll-up dink. Just need to get from anchorages in Chesapeake Bay to shore or town--so short distances and I suspect 2 - 3 hp...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-13-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By Jiminri
Re: Converting a Catboat to a sloop

Robert, seems to me that once you move the mast the result is a sloop, not a cat.

Mad, is this what you mean? I'm not sure what the tiny jib adds. (You did notice the jib, right? :laugher )
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-22-2014
Replies: 272
Views: 15,937
Posted By Jiminri
Re: What Is A Boat Really Worth?

Everyone has different priorities.

A bit more than 3 years ago I purchased my first "big" boat...one with a head and galley, etc. A bit more than 1 year ago, I put that boat up for sail and...
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-14-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By Jiminri
Re: Reccomendation for ASA 103/4 in NYC or MD

I would take a good look at the Maryland School of Sailing and Seamanship in Rock Hall, MD. They offer a full range of ASA classes and specialize in teaching cruisers. I took a 2 day docking class...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-13-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By Jiminri
Re: Uscg nvdc

People's Republic of Maryland made me register the boat in MD while I waited the 3 months or so for the USCG to process the documentation. Had to pay $24 and get MD state numbers for the boat. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-13-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Posted By Jiminri
Re: Uscg nvdc

I agree! When I purchased my previous boat I used an agent to transfer the documentation. I did not know any better and that's what the seller (it was a private sale) advised as that is what he had...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-07-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By Jiminri
Re: DR led

I replaced the bulbs in my dome lights with a different Dr. LED kit:

Dr. LED Mars Disk Dome LED Light Conversion Kit (http://www.defender.com/product3.jsp?path=-1|65136|2312566|2312568&id=1293615)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By Jiminri
Re: Evaluating sails in off season

I really appreciate the time you spent to explain with such details. Helps a lot. Very clear. Many, many thanks!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By Jiminri
Re: Evaluating sails in off season

Good question. I've been having difficulty getting consistent/straight answers. I think because most owners don't pay that much attention to the details...they just sail. Still, I've come across...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By Jiminri
Re: Evaluating sails in off season

RichH,

Thanks for the advice. I'm with you on the halyard tension and it's possible I have not cranked that hard enough. That's why I'm still trying to figure out whether the issue is the boat...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-05-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,039
Posted By Jiminri
Re: Unfamiliar Brand

From the patent abstract:

"A sailboat keel, especially for shoal draft sailboats, which reduces turbulence and generated vortices and increases laminar flow along the hull and keel, which...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-05-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,039
Posted By Jiminri
Re: Unfamiliar Brand

How's this?

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k568/RIJim/Scheel1_zps4eab3ef2.jpg

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k568/RIJim/Scheel2_zpsc7047736.jpg
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-05-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,039
Posted By Jiminri
Re: Unfamiliar Brand

Here's an image from Scheel's patent application.

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/k568/RIJim/42704652_zpscc3bfdd5.png
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-04-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By Jiminri
Evaluating sails in off season

Can an experienced sail maker evaluate a sail off the boat, or does he (or she) really need to see it set on the boat?

The reason I ask is that some owners claim to not reef until much higher wind...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-03-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,039
Posted By Jiminri
Re: Unfamiliar Brand

Bob,
I have two photos of the keel. (They are from my 26, but my current 30 has the same keel configuration.) The bottom of the keel is flat, like an iron. Viewed from the bow or stern, the keel...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-03-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,039
Posted By Jiminri
Re: Unfamiliar Brand

Bob,
How was the Scheel keel supposed to work? I mean, what was it supposed to do the just a stubby keel would not? My Nonsuch has a shoal keel which I have been told by some is a Scheel keel. But...
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