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Search: Posts Made By: Minnesail
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 2 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,168
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Elevator method of COB recovery mixed results

I'll give that a try too. It's a small boat, the winches aren't terribly powerful, I'm not sure if it would be enough. I was thinking the 4-to-1 in the vang might be needed. Shoot, if I'm going to...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 2 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,168
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Elevator method of COB recovery mixed results

Oh, I forgot to mention that my wife and her cousin found the Lifesling fun to use for lounging in while swimming around the boat, so it stayed in use as a floaty toy long after our...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 2 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,168
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Elevator method of COB recovery mixed results

On Saturday I picked up a Lifesling (and a charger and two group 27 batteries, Saturday was an expensive day).

I thought it would be too big to go on a stanchion and lifeline of my little boat,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By Minnesail
Re: need to do seacock and through hull

I can't find anyplace online that sells the Groco backing plates.

They *should* be easy to make, but... G10 is so hard I ended up burning out the motor of my drill press when cutting it. Ah well.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By Minnesail
Re: need to do seacock and through hull

Do you know where you can order those? I saw them in their catalog, but I couldn't find a place that was actually selling them.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 682
Posted By Minnesail
Re: need to do seacock and through hull

I started a thread after I finished mine, going by Maine Sail's instructions:

Notes on a thru-hull replacement...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 505
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Throttle won't hold position!

I sailed on a boat that used a bungie cord to keep the throttle from slipping back down. Probably not a good long term solution....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Electrical system

I'm going over this whole area right now.

My boat already has an electrical system, but it's a combination of the 40-year-old original wiring and some bodges to add a 24v segment to run a trolling...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,279
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Want to SAIL OFF and live on a deserted island?

And a deserted island wouldn't have lovely women on it, but mine will :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,533
Posted By Minnesail
Re: foreign customs and warrants

Dude, just return the Twilight books to the library. I'm sure they'll work with you on the fine.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 2,679
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Sailing Schools - certificated coures or 'a la carte'???

I guess I did vaguely contradict myself.

The place I chartered from runs their own sailing school (no affiliation) and they will obviously rent you a boat if you pass their classes. They will...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 5,152
Posted By Minnesail
Re: So where the heck do you shower???

It was rainy here today, but I jumped in anyway. I had a brush and scrubbed away some of the waterline scum. Does that count as a shower? Probably not, since I started the day without algae in my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 3,634
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Creepy sailing stories?

Oh my god it happened again.

It was raining today, but we sailed anyway. Near the end of the sail we noticed that our Chardonnay was empty. Agahst! We clearly have a Chardonnay wight on board....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 2,679
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Sailing Schools - certificated coures or 'a la carte'???

In my case, chartering out of the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior, my silly little sticker book was not enough. This particular charter company does not trust an ASA certification and wants a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 2,679
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Sailing Schools - certificated coures or 'a la carte'???

Were you abused as a child by a sailing school? Did a sailing school steal your first girlfriend? Did a sailing school kick sand in your face at the beach?

Maybe for some people they're a waste of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Setting up a 24v solar charging system

Yeah, good question!

Since I'm on a mooring I don't know which direction the boat will be facing, so I plan on leaving the solar panels flat across the cockpit.

I wonder about that shading...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Setting up a 24v solar charging system

22' boat, mostly daysailed. No fridge :)




I guess I'll string a couple extension cords out to the mooring!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 6,585
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Jeanneau, the worst boat for the money?

Hah hah hah hah!!!! That's perfect!

"Adsorption" is a term from chemistry that means adhesion only to the surface. It is very different from "absorption" which means soaking in and spreading...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By Minnesail
Setting up a 24v solar charging system

My main (often only) power draw is a 24v 74-pound thrust trolling motor. The boat came with two group 27 batteries in series to provide 24v to the motor, and separate leads off just one of the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,168
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Elevator method of COB recovery mixed results

That seems like that would work well, especially for an unresponsive or barely responsive POUGEOSOAROLORBWINLATDB (Person Of Unspecified Gender, Ethnic Origin, Sexual Orientation, And Religious Or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 2,679
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Sailing Schools - certificated coures or 'a la carte'???

This assumes a lot. I don't know where the original poster is, or what their goal is.

"Many boat owners are looking for crew" really? So I should just drive five hours to the water and walk...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 2,679
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Sailing Schools - certificated coures or 'a la carte'???

I opted to go through an ASA school. The only charter company I've ever used also has their own non-certified classes that qualify you to charter from them. They're cheaper than the ASA classes, but...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,168
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Elevator method of COB recovery mixed results

That one got a bit contentious :) so I thought I'd start a new one.

I'm on a little lake that's only 1/2 mile across so you can never be very far from shore. On the other hand a teenager died in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Catalina-22, O'day-22, or this curveball Starwind!

Last fall I got a '74 Catalina 22 swing keel, and have been having a great time sailing it this summer. The previous posters are correct, there's immense support for this boat.

As far as handling...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,168
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Elevator method of COB recovery mixed results

That's a good idea, the loop might make the method workable. I'll give it a try.
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