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Search: Posts Made By: YARDPRO
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,772
Posted By YARDPRO
we have a similar issue here at the beaufort (ft...

we have a similar issue here at the beaufort (ft macon) inlet..

on a NE wind and falling tide the water can move 7-8 knotts... coming into the inlet you are nose into the wind.... when you tack,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 33,656
Posted By YARDPRO
i wanted to give an update on the helix system. ...

i wanted to give an update on the helix system.
I have had it in for a while now and dove down to check it after we had a direct hit from hurricane irene... helix anchors are fine and dandy. We are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-18-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 8,888
Posted By YARDPRO
lol. he is joking, referring to the now well know...

lol. he is joking, referring to the now well know Nigerian scam about them wanting to buy whatever you are selling on craigslist, etc, are having a problem cashing a check, so they will send you a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-07-2011
Replies: 62
Views: 9,692
Posted By YARDPRO
here we have a lot of 50+ sport fishermens.. most...

here we have a lot of 50+ sport fishermens.. most are considerate when crusing, but Katie bar the door when returning with a big catch... also when they are by themselves they will slow more often...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-30-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,267
Posted By YARDPRO
wow, what a hard post to read...

wow, what a hard post to read...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-30-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 1,867
Posted By YARDPRO
some of you guys kill me... I am in morehead city...

some of you guys kill me... I am in morehead city nc.. While i agree that the storm winds weakend, the surge was devastating. I moor my boat at the morehead waterfront. I moved it to a "hurricane...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-24-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 5,315
Posted By YARDPRO
i am on the east coast, morehead city NC,

i am on the east coast, morehead city NC,
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-19-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By YARDPRO
lol... i was talking about a symmetrical. i...

lol...
i was talking about a symmetrical.
i read an article in good old boat magazine about using the atn and a spinnaker sock.

they went on about using a symm spinnnaker like an assym. by using...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-19-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By YARDPRO
spinnaker question

i have been reading a lot about using the ATN tacker with a sym spinnaker.

I have a hank on head stay, no roller furling... my question is can i just use a snap shackle to attach the tack of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-19-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 4,682
Posted By YARDPRO
i want to clarify this statement. diesels...

i want to clarify this statement.

diesels have MORE torque than gas.. torque is rotational force, not HP... for the same hp diesels have WAY more torque.

what has happened with these swap outs...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-10-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 5,315
Posted By YARDPRO
so you really like the sagitta better? we...

so you really like the sagitta better?

we were thinking about selling our boat to upgrade to something newer, like a pearson, morgan, etc..

to get roller furling, self tailing winches, new...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-09-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 5,315
Posted By YARDPRO
i know this is an old post, but i have a sagitta...

i know this is an old post, but i have a sagitta 30 hull number 26...that i would sell.

it is in pretty good condition.. one small soft spot on the port deck forward of the cabin..
i have the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-28-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 6,644
Posted By YARDPRO
spend the $3500.00 and install an electric...

spend the $3500.00 and install an electric motor...
this way you can satisfy your radical environut ideals and have the bigger boat also...

seem like a pretty simple o brainer....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-24-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 5,968
Posted By YARDPRO
why in the world would you not use white pvc? ...

why in the world would you not use white pvc? Pvc is used for municipal water lines all the time? green pipe is used more for drainage and sewer lines.. it is a thinner wall and is more prone to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 3,293
Posted By YARDPRO
thanks for the spider marine link... just found a...

thanks for the spider marine link... just found a 55 amp hitachi maine alternator for $119.99... that is more like my budget...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-24-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 3,293
Posted By YARDPRO
what model nissan alternator will work? i...

what model nissan alternator will work?

i have gone to the local auto shops, but they have been no help at all...they can only look up alternators from year and make of vehicle...

my alternator...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-19-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,647
Posted By YARDPRO
ahhh, that's more like what i was looking...

ahhh,
that's more like what i was looking for.....
i'll give those a look, thanks.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-19-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,647
Posted By YARDPRO
we have tried locking the rudder and had some...

we have tried locking the rudder and had some limited success..

i will give the 2nd anchor a try and see what we can achieve with that..

i was hoping for a solution that will not have to be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-19-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,647
Posted By YARDPRO
help me stop the rocking

i have a problem with by boat.

very often wen at anchor or on the mooring ball we will start this very pronounced rolling from side to side. most of the time we are the only boat in the area...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-09-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,257
Posted By YARDPRO
lol thanks for all the feedback... the...

lol
thanks for all the feedback...

the more we sail the more i realize that sailors are far more competent than their motor boat brothers.

i am also learning that the key to a enjoyable trip...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-08-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,257
Posted By YARDPRO
lol yes we learned quite a bit... as for...

lol
yes we learned quite a bit...

as for the reefing.. we have learned how to reef, we did that just after the incident where we tore the sail..as for the weather it was not supposed to build,...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-08-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,257
Posted By YARDPRO
lol thanks... it was a BIG one... we still...

lol thanks...
it was a BIG one...

we still had a fun day, just more adventurous than relaxing.

we realize we have a lot to learn, and are having fun learning. i think we are over the steepest...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-07-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,257
Posted By YARDPRO
rough day sunday

i sailed sunfish, hobie cats and a flying scott when i was younger.. just playing around, nothing serious... then motorboated for years...

last year we bought a sagitta 30, an old north sea...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-29-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,096
Posted By YARDPRO
congrats, i have a 1966 dutch boat that i am...

congrats,
i have a 1966 dutch boat that i am redoing..... casey is a great source....
i don't try and overdo it.... be frugal.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-29-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 2,732
Posted By YARDPRO
mine is pretty simple.. bombay gin and tonic..

mine is pretty simple.. bombay gin and tonic..
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