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Search: Posts Made By: SoulVoyage
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 04-30-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 8,172
Posted By SoulVoyage
I have to admit that I'm a sucker for a pretty...

I have to admit that I'm a sucker for a pretty gaff rigger....and that little Bob Perry design above is a pretty picture, indeed!! Can't say I understand why the fin keel on a gaffer...but I guess...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-13-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,430
Posted By SoulVoyage
I'm not sure how well they work. I've always had...

I'm not sure how well they work. I've always had my doubts. But I guess as long as it's not a sideways, wind-driven rain, they work ok.

They're sure ugly, though. A great way to ruin the nice...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-12-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,688
Posted By SoulVoyage
My Allied Seawind has the the roller-furling...

My Allied Seawind has the the roller-furling boom. The main reason I don't use it is because I use lazy-jacks.

I guess if I extended the two control lines for the lazy-jacks quite a bit, I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-07-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,154
Posted By SoulVoyage
No...the seawind referenced in Good Old Boat is...

No...the seawind referenced in Good Old Boat is the Allied Seawind II and the person with the '31' probably actually has the original Allied Seawind 30....which is sometimes called a 31 because it is...
Forum: Diesel 04-05-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,319
Posted By SoulVoyage
Seems like it would be a tight little engine for...

Seems like it would be a tight little engine for a Citroen 2CV :) :)

http://photo.netcarshow.com/Citroen-2CV_Spot_1976_photo_01.jpg
Forum: Boat Reviews 04-05-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 8,147
Posted By SoulVoyage
If you're in Washington state, I'd actually steer...

If you're in Washington state, I'd actually steer you toward a MUCH better 36...and built (crafted would be a better word) right in Port Townsend, Wa.

Cape George 36 cutter

...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-05-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 14,297
Posted By SoulVoyage
I could NOT disagree more. Many, many of the...

I could NOT disagree more.

Many, many of the families I've met that have decided to take their kids cruising have ended up with some of the most well-rounded, creative, sociable, fun-loving kids I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-05-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 7,453
Posted By SoulVoyage
I would invest in a set of ceramic knives. They...

I would invest in a set of ceramic knives. They are super sharp and don't need much sharpening.

Ditto on using a pressure-cooker without the weight and rubber ring for baking bread. Check the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-05-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,118
Posted By SoulVoyage
Any tips on cleaning diesel smoke stains off deck?

I checked the "search" bar on this question and didn't come up with anything, so I'llpost it:

My boat is lived aboard all year long, excepting a few weeks here or there when I go snowboarding or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-05-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,090
Posted By SoulVoyage
I think there must have been a translation...

I think there must have been a translation error...as except in very few instances, yachts aren't ships.

But the real situation at hand is that the somali pirates are extending their range both in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-05-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,083
Posted By SoulVoyage
Well....I paid $450 for my used 7'6" hypalon...

Well....I paid $450 for my used 7'6" hypalon Seaworthy without a motor and I think I got a good deal....so $800 or so for an Avon WITH engine that has been well-taken care of and in good shape would...
Forum: Electronics 04-05-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,691
Posted By SoulVoyage
There are only two ways to prevent the battery...

There are only two ways to prevent the battery fromn freezing during long periods below freezing (as this past winter was....and STILL is, in places):

1) Keep the battery working....cycling...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-05-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,967
Posted By SoulVoyage
Actually your idea of a Clam Cleat instead of a...

Actually your idea of a Clam Cleat instead of a standard 2-horn cleat isn't a bad idea.

When I bought my boat, it had some small standard 2-horn cleats on the shrouds that were always snagging...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-03-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 11,282
Posted By SoulVoyage
Nice looking dinghy! But the last time I had...

Nice looking dinghy!

But the last time I had my dinghy towed with a single painter, I lost the dinghy in a knock-down during a fast moving summer squall. Rescuing the dinghy at that time was the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-03-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 8,081
Posted By SoulVoyage
Heinzir and Sealover: Thanks for the info! ...

Heinzir and Sealover:

Thanks for the info! It's actuation looks similar to the new-fangled "sheet-Locks" that some boats are using now for their sheets and halyards led aft....only just for one...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-03-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 8,081
Posted By SoulVoyage
Sealover: You mentioned replacing your Tiller...

Sealover: You mentioned replacing your Tiller Tamer with a Wavefront TillerClutch. I never heard of that item. Does it work in the same fashion as the Tiller Tamer....but just more sturdier...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-09-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 3,040
Posted By SoulVoyage
118 ft schooner is the stuff of dreams....and...

118 ft schooner is the stuff of dreams....and also sometimes the stuff of nightmares.

I tend to give people the benefit of the doubt.

What's the big deal about having 4 gallons of gasoline...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-05-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,499
Posted By SoulVoyage
The raised platform was there originally as the...

The raised platform was there originally as the backing just for one cleat, which was in the center of the platform.

I've always thought it was a waste just to have one cleat on that big...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,499
Posted By SoulVoyage
I finally finished the installation of the twin...

I finally finished the installation of the twin bow cleats. Here is a pic (sorry for the fuzzy photo, I didn't realize it was fuzzy until after I uploaded):

Incidentally, I think my favorite...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-30-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,499
Posted By SoulVoyage
Thanks a lot, Sailingdog and Faster...that's...

Thanks a lot, Sailingdog and Faster...that's enough encouragement for me to make the right decision and install two cleats to replace the one.

Now I just have to think of what to do with the old...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-30-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 3,513
Posted By SoulVoyage
120 feet off the coast of Maine waiting for the...

120 feet off the coast of Maine waiting for the fog to lift. Dead calm night. Not enough battery to run the radar that night. Between chain and rope rode, I carry about 1200 feet total that I can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-30-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,499
Posted By SoulVoyage
Question: Two bow cleats or one?

My Allied Seawind has always had one beefy 12" bronze cleat behind the windlass. This one cleat has been the primary bow cleat for docklines, anchor snubber, etc.

My preference would actually...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-02-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 9,090
Posted By SoulVoyage
Anybody have any experience using the Pur 35...

Anybody have any experience using the Pur 35 watermaker? I would be interested in this one, because it can also be used in manual-mode, albeit FAR slower and lotsa work. I think the sell for $1800,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-02-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 3,584
Posted By SoulVoyage
Small DIESEL outboard?? 3 to 6 hp?

Anybody find any SMALL diesel outboards in the 3 to 6 hp range?

Would sure like to find an inexpensive small diesel outboard...as one of the reasons I row is so I don't have to have highly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-02-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,605
Posted By SoulVoyage
Yes....but remember, there is a definite limit to...

Yes....but remember, there is a definite limit to proper longwire length...I can't remember exact length, but maximum is like 100 ft or something I remember from when I used to mess around with...
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