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Search: Posts Made By: adell50
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-16-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 3,701
Posted By adell50
What should I know About Sailing To Baja Mexico?

I am captaining a 1984 54' Hunter from Marina Del Rey, California to La Paz, Mexico.

The boat has all new safety equipment - life raft, EPIRB, harness, lanyards, strobes, horns, and flares. New...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-11-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,935
Posted By adell50
thanks again, everyone, for all of the adice and...

thanks again, everyone, for all of the adice and resources. I am really getting the hang of it now..and even practiced a few times over the weekend to make sure I was following them word for word.
...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-05-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,935
Posted By adell50
Thanks again everyone for the advice. ...

Thanks again everyone for the advice.

Yesterday, I left the dock for the first time and took my boat sailing solo.

It was amazing and glorious. Trust that Neptune was laughing when I tried to...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-24-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,935
Posted By adell50
hey andrew! thanks for that link...i found your...

hey andrew! thanks for that link...i found your book just last week and its fantastic! thank you for reminding me and also writing it in the first place.

Cheers!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,160
Posted By adell50
What length screws should i use to mount equipment inside my boat?

1973 27' Catalina

I have a shore radio, mic bracket, gps, accent block..all that I need to attach to the inside of the boat in various places. Obvisiously, different places on the hull are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 4,206
Posted By adell50
Thank you all so much for the advice! I am...

Thank you all so much for the advice! I am building a collar that will be able to tightened from 4 directions, such that i can insure stress will not continue to tear it. I also intend to drill a...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-20-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,254
Posted By adell50
@knottygurl - thanks for the tips! Running the...

@knottygurl - thanks for the tips! Running the lines to the cockpit will be a project for the winter season. Yesterday I was nearly single handled it (someone else was on board), with everything...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-20-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,858
Posted By adell50
indeed! Thanks for the tips..i am nearly...

indeed! Thanks for the tips..i am nearly certainly my thru hull for the drive shaft needs a bit of attention. Interesting enough though..I sailed all day sat and sunday and did not accumulate a...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-18-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,935
Posted By adell50
@alstare - thank you so much!! This is excellent...

@alstare - thank you so much!! This is excellent information and a project I intend to have sussed out before the weekend is over. I'll come back here in a few days to let you know how my progress...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-18-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,254
Posted By adell50
@adam - I completely missed your post! We have...

@adam - I completely missed your post! We have the same boat, only yours is 1 year richer :) That sounds great. Do you attach the clew of the jib to both sides of the boat via stanchions with shock...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-18-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,254
Posted By adell50
@otter - thanks a lot for the tips! I am yet to...

@otter - thanks a lot for the tips! I am yet to adjust the topping lift all while at sea, so this will be done today. Unfortunately, I don't have a furler..only hank of jibs/genoa. The head sail has...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-16-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,935
Posted By adell50
How do I dock singlehandled?

1973 27' Catalina with Tiller
Outboard 8hp Tiller Engine + Electric Inboard Drive
Cleats on bow and stern only. 3 side bumpers.

My slip is a 25' and a few spaces down the dock from the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,858
Posted By adell50
thanks for the advice everyone! I am going...

thanks for the advice everyone!

I am going to drill a hole so that the water can make its way to the bilge and them be pumped out from there.
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-16-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,717
Posted By adell50
Thanks again for all of this information. It...

Thanks again for all of this information. It helps. It seems to me, that at this point in my journey to learn, the Genoa should remain stowed unless in really light air. Its time to get...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-15-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,858
Posted By adell50
Hey Cptken, Thanks for the quick response. ...

Hey Cptken,

Thanks for the quick response. Here's the funny thing..my boat doesnt have an inboard engine, only an outboard, wereas the fuel tanks are in the aft most storage locker from the deck....
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-15-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,717
Posted By adell50
Many thanks to everyone for the help. A roller...

Many thanks to everyone for the help. A roller furling is in the cards, but perhaps next season. The focus right now is to just be out on the water. The boat came with a storm jib, jib, and 2 150...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-15-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,858
Posted By adell50
Should I drill a hole to my bilge?

1973 27' Catalina

I bought my boat with a modified engine room/space. It looks like a different engine mount has been added, however I am not completely certain.

I get just a little water in...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-13-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,254
Posted By adell50
How can I keep my Job/Genoa from beating up my boat?

Newbie sailor here..

27' Catalina

I am pretty green, so I like to raise my head sail with plenty of channel ahead of me. Inasmuch, I end up with a Jib/Genoa raised and beating the tar our of...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-13-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 7,140
Posted By adell50
Hey Bill, Thanks a lot for the advice! I...

Hey Bill,

Thanks a lot for the advice! I was able to get my hands on an Autohelm 2000 at a swap meet this weekend so I am getting closer to having Delphyne all set. Next up is a bit of mast...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-13-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,717
Posted By adell50
thank you all for all of the great advice. Im...

thank you all for all of the great advice. Im just learning so this is great info. Ultimately, I just pulled her into the wind a bit more, soas not to heel quite as much and it was still fun. ...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-12-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,717
Posted By adell50
10-4 Thanks again for the advice.

10-4 Thanks again for the advice.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-12-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 3,241
Posted By adell50
I was able to get her working! In the end I...

I was able to get her working!

In the end I just started takig things apart, starting with the easiest stuff, and thankfully, found the culprit early.

Apparently, the previous owner had left...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-11-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 7,140
Posted By adell50
I'm similar to you regarding experience and I...

I'm similar to you regarding experience and I bought a Catalina 27 a month ago and have yet to do it. I dont have a roller furler or an autopilot and the lines do not lead to the **** pit. My real...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-11-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 17,892
Posted By adell50
im in the process of doing it now :)

im in the process of doing it now :)
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-11-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,717
Posted By adell50
Is it ok waves splash up on the genoa?

Newbie sailor here with Catalina 27

Went out today with W 15-20 kts with 4-6ft swell at 9 seconds and the boat was really heeling.

I had a 150 genoa and the main sail up.

Inasmuch, quite a...
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