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Search: Posts Made By: overbored
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,150
Posted By overbored
Re: Using sails of another boat?

Heres a good explanation of how to measure a head sail.
Jasper & Bailey Sailmakers (http://www.jasperandbailey.com/tech/headsails.html)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,686
Posted By overbored
Re: Boat Loan

home equity loan can be a good way. the loan interest is a write off. boat loans there is no write off in most cases. if you can get enough from the equity in a home to buy the boat you do not need a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-16-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,010
Posted By overbored
Re: Performance question - '80 Hunter Cherubini 37 cutter vs '82 Morgan 382

the Cherubini has the shrouds mounted at the gunnel so a big genoa would point worse then the two jibs. you won't be able to run the sail inside the life lines and if it is on the outside of the bow...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-19-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,669
Posted By overbored
Re: Wooden Turkish Gulet? Are they good charter sailboats?

if you talking about a true made of wood gullet made in turkey then they are mostly made of mediterranean pine. the sea creatures in indonesia would love you for bringing them lunch. more modern...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-14-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,461
Posted By overbored
Re: Buying my first boat please help

if you are new to keel boats then it is best to bring someone with experience once you have narrowed the search. some will hire a surveyor to do a pre buy inspection. he can come with you as a friend...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-10-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 1,983
Posted By overbored
Re: USCG Doc Renewal Fee

is it just me or does it sound wrong to be called a customer of the government, We the People.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-07-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,083
Posted By overbored
Re: From one style boat to another Mono/Multi

I have sailed and raced on both. for me and for where I sail I would like a CAT. but since I don't have an unlimited budget I sail a small CAT and bigger mono. CATs are 4 times more money to buy....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-23-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 1,510
Posted By overbored
Re: loose footed main

99.99% of all race boats use loose footed sails. that should give you an idea if they work better
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-06-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By overbored
Re: Why would a hank-on sail have a pendant?

it may have had an early furler that wound the sail around the forestay with hanks, no foil.
Had one on a small Catamaran years ago.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-21-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 4,125
Posted By overbored
Re: Thinking of Losing My Inboard

Don't do it. the best reason for buying a boat with an inboard is that it does not have an outboard motor to deal with.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-17-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 566
Posted By overbored
Re: Does anyone have the owners manual for the Watkins 27 ft sailboat

there is a watkins owner web site. Watkins* Owners Home Page (http://www.watkinsowners.com/index.htm)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-15-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By overbored
Re: Jib halyard too tight

From Harken manual
Halyard Tension
The jib halyard should be firm, but not too tight.
Tip: The luff foil system supports sail along its length so halyard tension is used only to shape sails, not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-25-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,879
Posted By overbored
Re: Lightnings vs Scots vs Snark vs Sunfish

it has more to do with your launching and storage requirements then how the boat sails. will you launch single handed? will you use a trailer or car top? do you need power to get home if the wind...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-24-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By overbored
Re: Jib Roller Furler

It is a Plastimo Furler but dont know much about them. they are still in business.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-19-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By overbored
Re: How Do I Replace a Cntinuous Furling Line??

this is a good video. I use Samson trophy braid as it is a bit rougher and does not slip on the drum. very easy to splice.
end to end splice part one - YouTube
end to end splice part two - YouTube
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-12-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By overbored
Re: Broken Roller Furler Foot attachment

looks like a harken Mk IV. there should be a shackle with the pin through the hole where you have the key ring.
http://www.harken.com/uploadedfiles/Product_Support/PDF/4417.pdf
Harken...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-04-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,809
Posted By overbored
Re: Attach Rope to Becket?

Tie a bowline. most of the line we have these days is way stronger then needed in the size that is easy on the hands so even if the knot makes it half the strength of a splice it will still be way...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-31-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,904
Posted By overbored
Re: How hot does your diesel run?

you are getting steam from the sea water at the exhaust elbow this means it is starting to get plugged. the exhaust gas temp is constant, sea water temp is constant so the only way to make steam is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-30-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 3,929
Posted By overbored
Re: Top Down Furlers

The flatter the sail the better they work. A Gennaker does work better then a spinnaker. a Gennaker is really a asymmetrical spinnaker. they both have a soft luff. if you are using a reaching...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-29-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By overbored
Re: Tank replacement

install a rubber bladder tank if you can cut a hole in the tank large enough to install. they make stock sizes and custom sizes. cost is less then the labor to remove the old one. they make them for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-28-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 967
Posted By overbored
Re: Gennaker downhaul on CS27

add two tangs on the existing forestay pin and angle to match the pulpit upright. lash it to the upright and a soft attach tack block either forward or aft of the pulpit. the tangs will take the load...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-26-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,446
Posted By overbored
Re: Transom Gelcoat Cracking Repair

looks like the gelcoat cracks are in the area where the mold line was. when the hull is molded the mold is in two halves and the crack between the halves leaves a bump in the gelcoat. the flash is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-24-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,596
Posted By overbored
Re: RR Halyard Wrap..and SNAP! Help Needed.

the halyard deflector looks like early Facnor. it is on up side down probably because it is worn on the edge so they put it on up side down but now it will hold water. the new ones have holes to let...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By overbored
Re: Kells 23s

Sailed on one when I was a kid it was new at the dealer and i washed it a few times to make a few bucks. fixed keel model as I remember. simple boat not much rigging. there are some web sites with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 795
Posted By overbored
Re: Cooling problems - Help please

free manuals motoren.ath.cx: Yanmar motoren, motors engine | manual download (http://www.motoren.ath.cx/menus/yanmar.php)
free parts manual http://www.marinedieseldirect.com/catalogs/
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