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Forum: Racing   3 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 3,105
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Main Halyard Tension

Babystays have somewhat dis-appeared - I don't think I've seen a babystay in use going back some 25 years, during which I've sailed/raced/instructed some some 40-50 different keelboat cruisers. Back...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   6 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Off the Shelf furling headsails ??

It would seem there are a number of factors with a furler install what effect the ending max-hoist luff length, in addition to the simple dimensions of the furler drum and head swivel.

The furler...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 16,403
Posted By sailingfool
Re: J24 Good first boat???

I taught ASA 101 classes in Colgate and found them a delightful boat to sail. Lots of good seating space even without the extra space after the traveller.
Forum: Learning to Sail   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By sailingfool
Re: mainsail downhaul?

Point the boat into the wind, stand to one side of the mast and lower the halyard. As the main comes down, use your hands to direct the luff folds to alternate sides of the boom, pulling on the luff...
Forum: Learning to Sail   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Learning To Sail With Virgin Island Sailing Shool

Another first time poster regarding the VISS. What is it about that school which just seems to make customers rush to SN?
Forum: Introduce Yourself   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 811
Posted By sailingfool
Re: I (finally) bought a Boat

I assume your new boat has the Westerbeke W30 - be sure to have a mechanic look it over including a compression check.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By sailingfool
Re: beneteau 285 reefing

In many newer reefing setups the reefing lines are terminated around the boom with bowlines, no blocks or rings of any type. This allows the trimmed reefing line to to be pulled out as trimmed,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 2,972
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Biggest Decision of my Life - Need Advise

I suggest the OP read the book 'Breaking Seas' to see how his dream/ circumstances have played out for a similar dreamer. A short synopsis:
- buy your first boat, the first one you look at for $xxx...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,005
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Spreadsheet of PHRF ratings

Beats me, but if you were to read the report I suspect you can answer that and other predictable questions.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,005
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Spreadsheet of PHRF ratings

I would read and carefully ponder https://www.gov.uk/government/news/cheeki-rafiki-accident-investigation-report-published before buying any recent First series boat if it shares the same keel...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,005
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Spreadsheet of PHRF ratings

Here's the New England list PHRF New England - Handicapping - Base Handicaps (http://www.phrfne.org/page/handicapping/base_handicaps)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Dock line arrangement....

As you lack a midships cleat, I'd also use the dock line setup as you have it. Two thoughts - the spring lines make sharp turns in the chocks, you should add some chafe gear to the docklines, say...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By sailingfool
Re: How to find an instructor in Newport?

You could try Blackrock Sailing as they now have an operation at Warick in RI Black Rock Sailing School in Warwick - ASA Sailing School...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-23-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,165
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Moody 425 as a bluewater cruiser

I dont recall if it was a 38 or 42 but an '80s vintage. The pictures were of the two worst bolts, several others had minor erosion.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-23-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,165
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Moody 425 as a bluewater cruiser

After the nuts were removed, the keel was "dropped" by raising the hull which was then rested on the wood blocks, allowing access to the bolts. At the time I took the pictures, the hull was raised in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-23-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By sailingfool
Re: TV Antenna Location

FWIW, I hooked the UFOX up last night and placed it on a cockpit seat, and get pretty good reception. So for now it'll go onto the stern rail, then maybe up the mast, the next time the mast is down.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-23-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,165
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Moody 425 as a bluewater cruiser

I've always liked the Moody models, and would personally consider one for the OP's purpose. Be sure to check the keel bolts on older boats, here are some pictures of the bolts of an 80's version...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-18-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By sailingfool
TV Antenna Location

So we've installed a 12v TV/dvd player set which seems to work quite well. I now need to install the UFO X powered antenna Majestic UFO X Marine / RV TV Antenna...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-14-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,050
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Problems when reefing Main Sail

Actually, its also popular amongst us experienced sailors...for most boats, sailing under jib alone is routine, and generally much preferred to sailing under main alone. Except for vessels designed...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-14-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,287
Posted By sailingfool
Re: ASA for someone with experience?

Ed, as you know challenging an ASA class requires properly completing the class's written and on-the-water tests. ASA has very specific skills to be tested. While I believe a typical experienced...
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos   06-11-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Replacement Buttons for Cushions

And I' m afraid that is the situation as the Sailrite site lists only the same cheap button kits sold by the local fabric shops. A local marine upholstery specialist says she can redo all buttons...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-11-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 3,588
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Our West Marine Debacle

It looks to me like you took advantage of a in-exact ad, (while it did not reference "wifi included", neither did it say "wifi not included") to browbeat West Marine into giving you more expensive...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-03-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 885
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Cape Cod Canal

These are the guys at the east end of the canal:
Sandwich Marina: Cape Cod, MA. Slips, dockage, power, showers, storage. (http://sandwichmarina.com/index.htm)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-27-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,867
Posted By sailingfool
Re: To worry or not to worry… blisters? (photos)

The measure for a good awlgrip job is the $150/foot or so you'll pay to a professional, so you get more like a $4,500 number for that yacht-quality result. I'd be surprised if the boat is otherwise...
Forum: Tartan   05-19-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,617
Posted By sailingfool
Re: T30 ...spinnaker pole... And short pole next to it...

You dont see many reaching struts nowadays. First the symmetric spinnaker has fallen out of popularity, most racing is done with asyms. Secondly use a set to tweakers provide the same benefit as the...
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