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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-24-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 3,393
Posted By Skipper995
jackdale, your diagrams for air foils for...

jackdale, your diagrams for air foils for aircraft are very appropriate for aircraft but they do not cover ultra light air movement nor are they intended to. No aircraft designer is interested in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-23-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 3,393
Posted By Skipper995
Faster, I hear you and have a suggestion. Next...

Faster, I hear you and have a suggestion. Next time you're out in ultra light conditions try flattening the sail and give the boat time to establish a steady speed. Then without changing anything...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-22-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 3,393
Posted By Skipper995
NCC320, you are SO right on. I removed the...

NCC320, you are SO right on. I removed the topping lift from my boat as soon as I bought it. It's just another line to get in the way. It's not a sail control and if you have a solid vang (which I...
Forum: Learning to Sail   02-14-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3,166
Posted By Skipper995
A load of good advise here. Getting a good...

A load of good advise here. Getting a good instructor will certainly help, but I would HIGHLY recommend you buy Don Guillette's book 'Sail Trim' which will put everything into perspective for you. ...
Forum: Diesel   10-10-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 2,776
Posted By Skipper995
Not sure what the ingredients in Rydlyme are but...

Not sure what the ingredients in Rydlyme are but i can tell you that Tracs Barnacle Buster is safe for all the metals and hoses and does an unbelievable job of cleaning. It is also environmentally...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-10-2010
Replies: 88
  Sticky: Adjusting Your Rig
Views: 58,462
Posted By Skipper995
#1 thing for EVERY tool box is a roll of duct...

#1 thing for EVERY tool box is a roll of duct tape. There are few things that this stuff can't fix or help fix. Just wish I had invented it!!!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-08-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 2,355
Posted By Skipper995
Bill, your method of the 'dip stick' is a good no...

Bill, your method of the 'dip stick' is a good no frills method. Unfortunately most tanks do not have a straight in unobstructed fill so that method will not work for them.
I'm very pleased with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-07-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 2,355
Posted By Skipper995
The easiest and best way to solve this problem is...

The easiest and best way to solve this problem is by installing a simple device called a Fuel Whistle. It will whistle while you're filling the tank, when it goes silent you're full. Do not use any...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-30-2010
Replies: 114
Views: 25,325
Posted By Skipper995
I have to say a big 'Thank you' to Greg Devine at...

I have to say a big 'Thank you' to Greg Devine at Flexdel Corp, the makers of Aquagard bottom paint. Two years ago our marina decided to stop allowing owners to apply their own bottom paint. I was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-21-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,120
Posted By Skipper995
Try using some of those long pool noodles tied...

Try using some of those long pool noodles tied under the stern. There is a dedicated thing called a Slap Silencer which does a great job of killing the slap.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-21-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,907
Posted By Skipper995
Just for a little added protection I pour some...

Just for a little added protection I pour some anti freeze into the bilge and in the sinks with the thru hulls closed. Then quickly open and close the thru hulls. This insures that there is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-15-2009
Replies: 94
Views: 11,305
Posted By Skipper995
bacampbe...

bacampbe (http://www.sailnet.com/forums/members/bacampbe.html), You say you have control over draft with your furling main. Outhaul only controls draft in the lower 1/3 of the sail and can only...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-14-2009
Replies: 94
Views: 11,305
Posted By Skipper995
Forget about 'serious racer' or otherwise. ...

Forget about 'serious racer' or otherwise. In-mast furling is convenient to pull out the sail and roll it away (provided it works properly). That's as far as it goes. However the loss of all the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-14-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 2,099
Posted By Skipper995
No can do! The plastics used to make fuel tanks...

No can do! The plastics used to make fuel tanks is not the same stuff they use to make water tanks. You must use cross link polymer plastics for use as a fuel storage tank.
I'm quite sure your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-06-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,461
Posted By Skipper995
Holding Tanks

Many Hunters were built with aluminum holding tanks. They should be replaced as soon as possible before they begin to leak. Urine and sea water are very corrosive to aluminum and will eventually...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-06-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,978
Posted By Skipper995
Reading the Loos Gauge

After reading this question again I realize the dilemma. At rest the gauge reads 21 where the pointer meets the reading scale on mine. The mistake here is that the reading is taken where the shroud...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-17-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 22,379
Posted By Skipper995
The pictures were a great asset to the...

The pictures were a great asset to the description. However there is one small error. The last picture posted is labeled with "hi" and "low" side backward on the injectors. The fuel lines entering...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-24-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 1,949
Posted By Skipper995
Fuel Tank Leak

There is a two part epoxy putty that can be applied to almost any outer surface and used on a standing diesel/gasoline leak that works very well. Its available in most auto parts stores. Great way...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-21-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,918
Posted By Skipper995
re: Fuel Whistle

:) I installed one of these little devises on my tank a couple years ago. Haven't spilled a drop since. Also I never have to clean up the deck or topsides from diesel fuel, yuk! I can't see why...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-25-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 4,909
Posted By Skipper995
Ok

..you just relax and let things go, I'll 'fiddle' ;)

..we'll be waitin' for you at the bar!

Cheers :cool:
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-24-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 4,909
Posted By Skipper995
sailingfool, if your race ride only adjusts its...

sailingfool, if your race ride only adjusts its genoa lead cars every other race or so, you're obviously not winning any races. On the ride I race on those cars are almost never still. But we are...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-24-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 4,909
Posted By Skipper995
No, not true

Genoa cars do NOT have a fixed location for any head sail. Setting an approximate starting point for the location is OK till you start to trim. Then the location needs to be moved based on wind,...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-24-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 4,909
Posted By Skipper995
Don't like 'em

Frankly locking pin type genoa cars are just plain wrong. If your not adjusting the car your never going to get the sail trim right. Line adjustable cars don't have pins. They are towed to the...
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