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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-04-2014
Replies: 193
Views: 12,146
Posted By Lateen Luffer
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-28-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,044
Posted By Lateen Luffer
Re: Catalina 22 shrouds.

Also check the chainplates or whatever they're called- the thing that goes through the deck that the turnbuckle is connected to for the lower shrouds. The bolts themselves may be getting ready to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-23-2014
Replies: 77
Views: 5,637
Posted By Lateen Luffer
Re: Maiden Voyage Newbie Trainwreck

Yeah! "...We got a great big convoy, drinkin all the ale/ the wind is really strong now, better reef my sails!..."


The sick part is I can hear it all now.
As a side note I like CW...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-23-2014
Replies: 77
Views: 5,637
Posted By Lateen Luffer
Re: Maiden Voyage Newbie Trainwreck

I'm gonna show my lack of knowledge here but I'm not familiar with any special language to use in communication with ships. If there is some lingo to know I'd love to get a breakdown of it. I sail in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-11-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,772
Posted By Lateen Luffer
Re: Boat Capsize

I think that's going a little far- All that trouble just so he could replace the zincs and not get his wrenches wet? Seems foolish. ~LL
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-14-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,395
Posted By Lateen Luffer
Re: Lead versus Iron Keel

I have a Catalina 22 with a cast iron swing keel that I sail in San Francisco Bay. The boat gets rinsed after each sail and stays on the trailer. I was really surprised with how little rust forms on...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-10-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,748
Posted By Lateen Luffer
Re: Passed my first boat (sort of)

It could have been worse! As you used all of your sailing ability and tore by him, at least you didn't spot his anchor line! ~LL
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-31-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By Lateen Luffer
Re: dayshapes for towed dinghy?

[That is a big dink for your boat -- more than half your length![/QUOTE]
Yeah I'd like to have a slick little Avon or something to tow but I have to 'run what I brung,' as the dirt track racer...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-31-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By Lateen Luffer
dayshapes for towed dinghy?

I am curious if anybody actually uses dayshapes for towing a dinghy a short distance. I will be sailing by a major port and two USCG stations just crawling with Coasties itching to inspect/cite you....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-22-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 2,936
Posted By Lateen Luffer
Re: what kind of headwind should a sailboat be able to motor through?

It sounds to me like the prop is too aggressive. Determine the max rpms the engine will do, whether that is a real-life test in neutral or referencing the manual. Next get it out in calm seas and get...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-27-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 10,902
Posted By Lateen Luffer
Re: Powerboaters Are Funny

My least favorite powerboats in the SF Bay are the ferryboats. They're huge, fast and cut a big wake. They also seem to see nothing wrong with buzzing right my a boat under sail. To my little boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-21-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 798
Posted By Lateen Luffer
Re: Sailor rescued from Dinghy

There was no mention of what kind of beer he had onboard. Whatever it is, he is welcome to go for a sail with me as long as he brings more of it!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-17-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,808
Posted By Lateen Luffer
Re: Trailer light genius needed

Sounds like there may be some mis-wiring. Check that the correct wire is being used as the ground at each of the trailer lights. Then be sure that the proper wire is being used for the ground at your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-28-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 1,415
Posted By Lateen Luffer
Re: Help! Flys

Have you looked at carnivorous plants? It may sound like a joke but a pitcher plant may be just what the doctor ordered! They don't smell bad, they're non-toxic, they like humidity AND they just...
Forum: C22   06-28-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 598
Posted By Lateen Luffer
forward hatch?

I have a 74 c22 and I would like to know my options for adding a hatch to the foredeck. Mainly for ventilation but also to stuff sails into during a headsail swap. Does anybody make a good hatch that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-24-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By Lateen Luffer
Re: Coast Guard flying the Bangladesh?

Ok, I was worried that the flag was maybe an advisory flag or something. I've seen the small craft advisory flags fly but I wondered if this was a flag to say I wasn't allowed to sail poorly today or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-23-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By Lateen Luffer
Coast Guard flying the Bangladesh?

I launch my boat across the estuary from Coast Guard Island in the San Francisco Bay. Yesterday I saw something I meant to ask about; One of the cutters was flying a green flag with a red circle in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-18-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,522
Posted By Lateen Luffer
Re: Worlds Largest Solar Powered Vessel cruising down the Chesapeake Bay Now

Seems unsafe to me. Everybody it goes near will have to leave their helm unattended so they can go and barf over the side. Zowie. ~LL
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-16-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,483
Posted By Lateen Luffer
Re: this ad has gotten better..

What a dork. If this guy was clever he could use some plastic 55-gal drums and plenty of line to float it away. Toss one over the port side and fish the rope under to starboard. Then use an onboard...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-10-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,014
Posted By Lateen Luffer
Re: This has to sting...

I would've hoisted sails and pulled him in by the wind! ~LL
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-06-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,639
Posted By Lateen Luffer
Re: VHF Antenna Masthead Installation Questions

If you have any doubt as to whether there's an antenna, DO NOT TURN ON THE RADIO. Deltaten was right, it could damage your radio's finals. Unplug the antenna lead from the back and test the center...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-02-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,573
Posted By Lateen Luffer
Re: A portable fuel can that doesn't STINK!

There is an absolutely great steel can I have had for years, albeit on dry land. It's called a NATO-style fuel can and it's got a nifty lid that clamps on with a big rubber O-ring. And the Spout...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-28-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,301
Posted By Lateen Luffer
stays and shrouds too loose?

Is there a general rule as to how tight a shroud or stay should be? Or is it the usual Icarus tightness measure; "not too tight, not too loose" ~LL
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-18-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,070
Posted By Lateen Luffer
Re: Navlights identification help

Maybe 68 is a picture of that kleptomaniac thats been stealing everyones nav lights in the night? ~LL
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,058
Posted By Lateen Luffer
Re: can I get my boat high?

Yeah it seems funny to me too- I watched one guy launch a ~25 foot shoal keel with it and then another guy bring out a runabout. Pretty simple unit although it seems built for way more than just...
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