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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-24-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,686
Posted By Faster
Re: Furling line death trap

The perforated aluminum toerail clearly visible in Jon's pic. ;)
Forum: Diesel   04-20-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Fuel pump died

But there is also the internal filter.

Replacing A Facet Fuel Pump Filter (

Are you using a 2 micron primary filter? If so that can...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-02-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,233
Posted By Johnniegee

Forum: Electrical Systems   04-02-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 742
Posted By eherlihy
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-26-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,472
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Bilge Pump Plumbing

There are many types of leaks that don't cause massive flooding that a well designed bilge pump can keep up with.

*Here in Maine many boats t-bone solid granite and may drive the keel up into the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-25-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,472
Posted By sailvayu
Re: Bilge Pump Plumbing

Most builder only install pumps to remove nuisance water. I suppose they are in denial that flooding can happen on their boats. In the video I talked about some of your questions. Here is a link to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 6,182
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: High anxiety-passage v. Coastal

As others have already said, they're all quite different tactics, and as always, IT DEPENDS on a number of different factors whether one is better suited than another...

I view the drogue as a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-04-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,695
Posted By Tempest
Re: PFD Flotation vs Body Weight

The average person needs only about 7 to 12 lbs. of extra Buoyancy. 26 lbs. of buoyancy should be plenty for your friend. Leg straps would be a good addition for your inflatable.

a plan for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-22-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Galvanic isolators

You will want a GI that is considered "fail safe". This means that in the event of a failure you do not lose your ground. While a decent price, the Yandina does not meet the fail safe requirement...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-29-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,381
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Blister Repair - How we did it.

1. In fact I tried Interlux's stripper on places where it was difficult to sand with the machine. The Interlux product was useless. Maybe there are other products out there for use on fibreglass...
Forum: Racing   11-14-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,870
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Help needed to develop fun sailing events for a small club

I think this is called a predicted log. I am sure there would stuff on the internet about it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-12-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 780
Posted By RTB
Re: Weather Guessing

You are right. Many times, the cold fronts either stall, and never make it. Or, at least slow down. Probably hard to predict this at times here on the Gulf.

For gribs, I use Ugrib - Software...
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-11-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,125
Posted By Brewgyver
Re: Reverse Polarity

Hmmm. I don't think I'd want to stay at that marina. It's actually a serious matter. As in, could kill somebody. Pick up a receptacle tester for a few bucks...
Forum: Weather   10-28-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,233
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Warning! Mixed Sky

I just took a couple of photos showing a mixed sky that we have right now as theres a developing bad blob just east of us, heading north but going to give us some squalls and stuff.

The reason I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-27-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 8,592
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Boat Us conducts anchor tests

No. See Home - SNAME (

Hi John,

I don't consider myself an anchor design expert. I have opinions. *grin* Scientific testing I can do. Performance evaluation I can do. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-21-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 6,753
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Annoying Halyard Slap

Couldn't agree more… Somebody's gotta say it - Ordinary bungee cords have no place aboard a proper yacht…


Whenever I jump on a boat to be delivered, I know I might be in trouble if I find...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-01-2014
Replies: 101
Views: 6,742
Posted By FourthCoast
Re: Request for Comments: DIY Tether

So it turns out my tether is not so great.

I already got a one-hand-opening double-action aluminum carabiner. That was a big improvement. I think that really is a must-have like so many from...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-28-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 5,413
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Masts - deck or keel stepped?

Tighten upwind, ease downwind. Tighten in heavy air, ease in light air.

You'll point higher upwind and keep more speed in light air. You can carry more sail as wind speed increases before you have...
Forum: Apps & Authors   09-26-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 4,355
Posted By sonosail
Re: New Site - Sailcraftdata

Randy Browning of here.

The site certainly has flaws. (besides cosmetic and interface issues which are both admittedly terrible.)
Criticism has also been made, for example...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-19-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 6,454
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: When Do You Reef?

Are you saying that if you rig up a remove able fore stay for a staysail (storm sail?) and have a reefed main (head of main no higher than where stay fits to mast?) that running back stays would not...
Forum: S2   09-07-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 9,294
Posted By Summmitfun
Congrats on the purchase! I had a 8.0 & sailed...

Congrats on the purchase! I had a 8.0 & sailed on a 7.9 in the next slip. I had to rebed stancions & deal with gel cracks at the bases. Mine had the OMC Saildrive. The 8.0 was a tank; 7.9 much...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-06-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 4,275
Posted By TakeFive
Re: New halyard: Sta-Set or Sta-Set X?

OK, I've done several sails with the new 5/16" VPC halyard, so I can make a few comments.

One of the first things that I noticed is how light the line is, especially when wet. I guess the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-29-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By manatee
Re: To the Contributing Posters on this Forum.

Very peaceful, I should think. :)

I remember reading an Arthur C. Clarke story years ago about a race of solar-sail-powered yachts -- "Sunjammer" is the title. Always thought that would be a...
Forum: Gulf of Mexico   08-14-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By Delezynski
Re: Gulf of Mexico video cruising reports

GOOD ONE! Went right over me. :) My spelling is SOOOOO BAD.

My very FIRST sailing took place in Galveston Tx. I remember that most of the water off of Tx. was brown and not so clear.

We wanted...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-12-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,827
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: How to build a holding tank

John: we faced the same issue when searching for water tanks for our Albin Ballad. The boat came with only ~14g of water tankage, and we are planning to sail where fresh water is hard to obtain. And...
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