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Search: Posts Made By: Sailormon6
Forum: Learning to Sail 6 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 6,391
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Rounding Up - sail trim advice?

If you use too much vang tension in strong, gusty winds, you prevent the mainsheet from working as it should, to spill enough wind out of the mainsail to keep the boat on its feet. The vang keeps...
Forum: Racing 6 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 1,165
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Flat Calm

Aha! You must be referring to the **** Island Race. :D
Forum: Learning to Sail 6 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 6,391
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Rounding Up - sail trim advice?

My practice is to distinguish between strong gusts that come on suddenly, and lesser gusts that come on more gradually.

To keep the boat on it's feet in a gust, you need to release some of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,838
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Sailboat, new vs used

Buying a new boat makes perfect sense if you intend to keep it for a long time. I bought a new boat and sailed it for 23 years, and enjoyed minimal maintenance or repair costs, and it had a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 2,394
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Problem Turning Windward

I won't repeat the good advice you have already been given.

The answer to the above question is "Yes." I have been on the IC Waterway trying to make headway against a current that was running...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Oil stained Sunbrella???

Some engine oil spilled on a friend's pacific blue sunbrella this summer, and I washed it using dish soap, full strength, rubbing it in thoroughly, and then rinsing it, and was amazed to see that it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: How much PHRF 'time added' if I steer a race with one of these?

Will you be racing with or without the 50 cal? :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 3,735
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: W D Schock called me a freeloader for asking for info about my boat

If our member, WD Schock, doesn't own the company anymore, he doesn't need to defend himself, or be defended. It isn't his responsibility anymore. I suspect that's why he has had the good sense to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: c&c 34 1981 Pictures, Bad?

Anything's possible, but not necessarily. I always cover my boat for the winter, to ensure that it won't develop a leak during the winter. A newly developed leak could do a lot of damage before you...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-12-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 3,930
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Catalina or Hunter?

I think Jeff tends to be a little harsh in his estimation of Catalina generally, but he is dead-bang-on when it comes to Beneteaus. The Bruce Farr designed Beneteau First 40.7, and other First...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-11-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 3,930
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Catalina or Hunter?

I owned a Catalina before my present boat, and have much respect for them, and would greatly prefer a Catalina to a Hunter, but why would you limit your choices to those two boats when there are so...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-09-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Vinyl Boat Lettering / My Favorite Source

Well, are you going to identify the website, or keep it a secret?

I have used greatlettering.com and been very pleased.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-07-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,309
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Exceeding Hull Speed in Flat Water: Fantastic Sailing in Ideal Conditions

I had a similar experience with my boat in similar conditions (strong winds and smooth water on a beam reach), and agree that it is exciting, but I think you're mistaken when you said, "This boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-05-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,283
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Mast shaking in gusts

If your boat has a backstay adjuster, you might try applying a little tension with the backstay adjuster when in the slip and the wind is gusting. A slight change in tension might be enough to...
Forum: Racing 08-08-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,194
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Choreography To Walk the Jib around the Rigging

The method described by zz4gta sounds good for a smaller boat, but it would take a very long and strong arm to sweep a #1 masthead genoa, dragging two 60 foot long jibsheets across the foredeck of a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-06-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,874
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: single-hand: best time raise/lower jib?

I have done alot of singlehanding on a 25' saiboat. If you're going to singlehand, you need a device to aid in steering briefly, while you tend to other duties. There are lots of such devices, but...
Forum: Racing 08-05-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,194
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Choreography To Walk the Jib around the Rigging

In asking this question, my interest is mostly in relation to boats in the 40 foot size range. IMO, backwinding the big genoa in light air doesn't work very well for a variety of reasons, especially...
Forum: Racing 08-02-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,194
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Choreography To Walk the Jib around the Rigging

Thanks SF! That sounds logical. So, if the boat is on port tack, and tacking over to starboard, you would be facing forward, and then grip the middle of the foot of the jib with your right hand,...
Forum: Racing 08-01-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,194
Posted By Sailormon6
Choreography To Walk the Jib around the Rigging

Can someone describe in detail the choreography used to walk a jib around the rigging in light air? (Please don't tell me about backwinding the jib. I know how to do that. I want to know the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Winch whoops..what'd I do?

A common cause of an override is tailing the line quickly before you have taken the slack out of the line. If there's slack in the line, the spinning winch can grab the line and pull it over itself....
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-12-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: First Time Crewing!!

If you crewed on my boat I would definitely invite you back! I like people who aren't afraid to go up on the foredeck and give their best effort to do something difficult that they never did before....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-06-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 1,933
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Sudden inability to sail upwind

I had weeds on the keel/rudder, and it behaved just that way. The way to get it off is to stop and back up as quickly as you can. That should clear the weeds.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: question for swing keel sailors

There are two swing keel hazards that are often overlooked. First, if the hoisting mechanism of a heavily ballasted swing keel drops suddenly (as they do occasionally), it commonly does catastrophic...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 3,154
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Kiwigrip - first experience...

It comes in white, grey, cream and blue. Both boats that I have seen used cream, which looks very nice. I suppose you could tint the white, if you know something about paint chemistry.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 3,154
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Kiwigrip - first experience...

FWIW, I have seen two boats recently that have been Kiwigripped, and they look great!
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