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Search: Posts Made By: SHNOOL
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,137
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Stereo Power Installation

Yellow is memory
Red is main power...
The gauge of the wire is usually visibly different too... lighter gauge is for the memory backup.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 6 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: new to Sail Net

Welcome.. and you'll find many like you... welcome from one who sails a lot but isn't allowed to leave the edges of the lake..

Lots of world cruisers here, and we'd love to hear your story.
...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Starting them out

I am by NO MEANs an expert parent, but lemme tell you my only experience.

My present wife is a "do-it-all" kind of woman.. She's extremely outdoorsy. She was raising her son essentially solo when...
Forum: Electronics 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: iPad 4 as a GPS ?

It'll work... to a point.
The charts are technically the same. Of course it won't hold up well to environmental elements (you can get a case so it will)...

resolution isn't great, but it works....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,925
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

You are going to laugh, but I used regular old turtle wax, compound, polish, and wax, and the quality of the job was indistinguishable from some of these guys that laud the poly-glow. Granted, I put...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,925
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

Yes don't you know you should be sailing a Mac 26x, with a bluewater bucket? And you should have paid $400 for a survey for a trailer sailor you know.

All I can say is, I'm glad purchases don't...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,442
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Need advice on choosing a Boat

Only 1 boat for you... a Mac 26x... don't blame me I'm just the messenger.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-04-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: New here and looking

You realize he has a Call 22 right? He didn't say but I am guessing fixed fin keel.
http://www.sailingtexas.com/Pics/piccal22106a.jpg

Equivalent trailers might be a Santana 22, Catalina 22 fixed...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-03-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: New here and looking

If that is a literal direct question, finding trailers is sometimes easier if you use a craigslist global search for "keel tandem trailer..." look for ones with adjustable boat pads, and you should...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,124
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Fitting place for this post....

[Wind]speed is definitely going to change your apparent wind angle (AWA). But you should not be measuring AWA to gauge how tightly you sail to windward... you should be measuring (like was stated)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-20-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 3,350
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: New main sail

Sprega is right, that IS the Jiffy... below that is the flattener (no line attached in that picture).. I should have looked at the original picture.
http://www.shnool.com/images/main1.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-07-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 3,350
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: New main sail

At the risk of turning this thread over to the political section... Apparently James missed the whole housing "bubble" burst in 2008 (but then he's likely a better "investor" than me).

While house...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-19-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 655
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Bigger is better & faster?

Faster has you covered...
A smaller boat might hit your top hull speed with less wind... if they have a different shape, and their wetted surface gets bigger with heel, and their rig is powered...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-15-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Smartphone wind speed

The Beaufort Scale is free... simple to use, and probably WAY more accurate than the microphone wind speed indicator on your smartphone. Spend $0.99 that towards Navionics for your smartphone.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-10-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: questions. stern pulpit and more , new to sailing !

Impressive tough little boat.. looks pretty classy. Welcome.
Certainly looks like an around the world in 20 feet kind of boat.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-04-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 610
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: S2 7.0 vs Dehler Sprinta Sport

Given my recent experience looking at several S2 7.9... smack the deck of the S2 around chainplates and mast step with a small wrench, work your way out/around the area, listen to the sound... if it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-07-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,034
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: single-hand: best time raise/lower jib?

The tiller tamer is a nice $20 piece of equipment for a 22footer or less... I always used a bungee!

Oh, and as for going to irons to reef? On a 25 footer or less? Um no... Close haul baby!!! ...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-03-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,421
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Just set sail

The 15 to 20 degrees max is a good set of numbers to go by, HOWEVER, without an inclinometer, many over-estimate the angle of heel they are on.

I just love to heel, it's not unusual while out just...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 6,797
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Sailing around the world on a Sunfish - non stop

Ok, to the OP, you are seriously out of touch... the sunfish is too slow... you need to use a laser... Get cracking... cause this guy is gonna beat you to it...

Laser Record...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-14-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Do the Cat 22s, and the S2 26 footers, etc., use spinnakers?

S2 7.9 OD uses a spinnaker (symmetrical) as part of OD rules
Capri 25 OD uses a spinnaker (symmetrical) as part of OD rules
J24 symmetrical "" """
J22 symmetrical """"
J80 asymmetrical """"
J70...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-08-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Anchoring in lake weeds

I'm going to go out on a limb here, and ask the obvious questions... so shoot me if this is too obvious (I am not trying to bust)... But do you have enough rode out? 5 or 6:1 at least? Do you have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,059
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Depth finder

My $75 hawkeye works fine... but then I drilled the hole too.
As an added bonus I get water temp and air temp too ;)

They make a shoot through hull model for I think $85, but it doesn't have the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Sunfish dry mooring near Phildelphia?

Nockamixon used to have mutli-year waiting lists for wet slips, and 1-2 years for dry slips... a Sunfish is pretty small they might be able to find a home for it if you beg/plead correctly... that's...
Forum: Racing 02-05-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,195
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Race Scoring Software

Sailwave seems to be most often used. Seems easy enough to use.
sailing | Welcome to Sailwave | SailwaveSailwave | Sailing results and scoring software (http://www.sailwave.com/)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-09-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,818
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Beneteau Loves Silicone?

I never really thought about the uses of "silicone" until I started trolling here years ago... the butyl tape is heavily discussed all over this board and I've even purchased some from mainsail......
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