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Search: Posts Made By: cditzen
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-06-2005
Replies: 66
Views: 20,476
Posted By cditzen
J-40 for Long Distance Cruising ?

Sorry for the long delay in responding. Was on vacation.

Anyhow, our #4 was tiny - I am hipshooting, but would say maybe 60% or so.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-11-2004
Replies: 66
Views: 20,476
Posted By cditzen
J-40 for Long Distance Cruising ?

Hi Jack,

thanks for the plug for the website. I am glad you enjoyed it.

I am in complete agreement that there isn''t a "Right" answer. It''s all about tradeoffs. So the most important thing is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-03-2004
Replies: 66
Views: 20,476
Posted By cditzen
J-40 for Long Distance Cruising ?

Hi guys,

a couple of comments on the J-40. She is actually very comfortable (some pics at www.ditzen.com), with a nice interior, etc.. Even in rough seas, I didn''t feel any more uncomfortable...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-30-2004
Replies: 66
Views: 20,476
Posted By cditzen
J-40 for Long Distance Cruising ?

Yep, I am saying 40 gal for roughly 8000 miles and 9 months worth of cruising. Basically, with the tank holding 30 gallons (roughly 250 mile range), you don''t turn on the engine when you are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-28-2004
Replies: 66
Views: 20,476
Posted By cditzen
J-40 for Long Distance Cruising ?

Hi Jack,

not sure how much we loaded her down - it was about 1'''' at the waterline. We were used to racing the boat (no furler, peels for sail changes), and the fingertip control of the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-26-2004
Replies: 66
Views: 20,476
Posted By cditzen
J-40 for Long Distance Cruising ?

Hi there,

we sailed our J-40 Argonaut from SF to Sydney in 2003. To make it short, I loved the boat. The rudder bearing did go out on us, and I had to replace it in Hawaii. Wasn''t fun (or...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-02-2001
Replies: 20
Views: 6,796
Posted By cditzen
Find your emergency tiller

Yep, I can attest to the benefits of knowing where the emergency tiller is stowed, and how it works, as I had to use it recently when I lost my binnacle in an accidental gybe (see the ''boom...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2001
Replies: 5
Views: 1,502
Posted By cditzen
Galley Water Pump

Hi there,

a couple of things come to mind. You could have air in the system, or your accumulator tank is going out. I typically get air in the system if I run it completely dry (e.g. forget to...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-21-2001
Replies: 18
Views: 11,101
Posted By cditzen
Boom Preventer or Not?

I''d lead them to blocks with built-in cam-cleats on each side of the rail. That way I could handle the preventor from both port/starboard, which would be nice esp. in a racing situation.

...Chris
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-19-2001
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By cditzen
Sail Trim question

Hi,

seems like you''ve gone through all the obvious things to try. I also agree that moving the fairlead forward should help, but on the other hand will likely overpower you, since you really want...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-19-2001
Replies: 30
Views: 6,672
Posted By cditzen
Safety Harnesses

My understanding is that you are much more likely to drown if you are dragged ''behind'' the boat than if you are dragged at the side. So make sure your jackline terminates forward enough so you...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-19-2001
Replies: 18
Views: 11,101
Posted By cditzen
Boom Preventer or Not?

Well, I just got back from delivering the boat back up to SF from Monterey. It was a phantastic 2 days of sailing, ending with a nice run into the bay to Berkeley, where we keep the boat.

This...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-15-2001
Replies: 18
Views: 11,101
Posted By cditzen
Boom Preventer or Not?

Hello EscapeArtist,

thanks for pointing me to John''s article. Just found it. Hm, I am wondering about the puller-outer that he describes. Has anybody here used this thing successfully? If I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-15-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 1,088
Posted By cditzen
drilling/plugging holes in verticals

Hi there,

I need to add a couple of eyes to hook a teather into just outside the compnionway in the cockpit. So typically, I''d drill the hole, hollow out the balsa-core, fill with epoxy, redrill,...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-15-2001
Replies: 18
Views: 11,101
Posted By cditzen
Boom Preventer or Not?

Hi Jack,

thanks for the reply. Yep, nobody got injured, and after the initial scaryness of the situation, everything turned out fine. We do have a vang (hydraulic), which isn''t easily moveable,...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-14-2001
Replies: 9
Views: 2,863
Posted By cditzen
How much can you furl a headsail

Hi there,

I in general completely agree with the furler messing shape up more or less completely. However, sometimes that''s still preferable over the alternatives.

Earlier this year, we did...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-14-2001
Replies: 18
Views: 11,101
Posted By cditzen
Boom Preventer or Not?

Hi there,

I am wondering about the pro''s and con''s of using a preventor. We own a 40footer, which we race quite a bit. So far, we''ve never used a preventor, since it would be just one more...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-14-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 1,590
Posted By cditzen
US Sail or ASA ?

I think they are quite comparable, so either one really works. What is probably much more important is WHO you learn from, and how much time you get to spend on the water. The quality of the boats is...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-13-2001
Replies: 24
Views: 6,194
Posted By cditzen
slugs catching upon raising main

The systems that I checked into include the Harken Battcar, the Antal, the battslide, and the Tides Marine. After talking to a number of people (local rigger, sailmaker, SailNet rigging shop), I...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-11-2001
Replies: 1
Views: 1,387
Posted By cditzen
Sail Trim site

Yep, North Sails has pretty good info. They also conduct a SailTrim course as part of their NorthU program, which is really really good, although after 8 hours your head will be more than full. The...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-11-2001
Replies: 24
Views: 6,194
Posted By cditzen
slugs catching upon raising main

Hi there,

I had a bunch of problems on my boat (a J40) with the slugs binding, also especially while dousing the main. I finally decided to lick this problem for sure and bought/installed the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-07-2001
Replies: 8
Views: 4,130
Posted By cditzen
Heavy Air Mainsail Trim

Hm, I think there might be two different scenarios in heavy air: overpowered, and not overpowered. In the overpowered case (more than ~6degrees of weather helm amongst other things), I think twisting...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-01-2000
Replies: 4
Views: 3,349
Posted By cditzen
mast boot leak

I recently had to have my mast unstepped, etc.. When I talked to the rigger about Spartite, he said it wasn''t the right product, only to use it if you had a very irregular mast section. He thought...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-01-2000
Replies: 6
Views: 4,188
Posted By cditzen
Concept (Kalik) 40?

Hi there,

some time ago I looked at a Kalik 40 for sale here in the SF Bay area. Also couldn''t find out much info about it. A quick checkout did turn up similar problems as mentioned in the other...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-22-2000
Replies: 33
Views: 8,568
Posted By cditzen
Welcome to Learning to Sail

Totally depends on your boat. A lighter the boat, the less wind needed. Also, if the boat is tender (heels easily), it''ll prefer lighter winds (e.g. less than 15 knots, let''s say).
On the other...
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