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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-03-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 3,312
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: Reefing Downwind

On my boat I would already be reefed before I was "battling conditions that would not allow [me] to head upwind". And IF I did find myself in such a predicament, I would be trying to take my main...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-02-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 3,312
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: Reefing Downwind

What's wrong with rounding up, tucking in a reef, bearing off again and going on your way? Less wear and tear and likely just as quick.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-31-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 884
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: What the heck am I doing?

Single axle trailer? You don't need that BIG a truck...maybe you can borrow one. If the price is right (or free!), go for it!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-27-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 2,328
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: To worry or not to worry… blisters? (photos)

On a '69 Pearson, I would be tempted to use a one part polyurethane and roll and tip it on myself...or go with a two-part paint like Alexseal that is DIY-able...just sayin'
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-11-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 3,826
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: Mooring pendants

A significant advantage of just one mooring pendant is that you will not experience the braiding/twisting/knotting that often occurs when the boat swings at her mooring and twin pendants are used. I...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-03-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,654
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: Chart and Compass Reading

I learned my navigation skills from about age 18 to 29 from a number of mentors; for shortening the learning curve I would recommend a Canadian Power Squadron course.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-02-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 4,881
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: Important boat stuff you forget

Conversation from twenty years ago...1/2 way on a 6-hour trip to Lunenberg: "Honey, where did you stow the baby's diapers?"..."I didn't bring them; didn't you?"

Fortunately we had several tea...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-01-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 3,022
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: Radar Talk

I have a mast-mount radar on a cutter rig. Never had any problem with headsail (or staysail) interference. A lot of commercial fishermen in my area swear by Furuno radar.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-26-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,876
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: Cape Horn windvane. Anyone installed one?

I have nothing but good things to say about the Cape Horn windvane...but, of course, that's what I chose for my boat. Skill set required to install a Cape Horn is "average home handy man" - i.e. able...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-16-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,198
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: Pictures os sharks! It's Shark Week!

Damn! I thought this was going to be a thread about Shark sailboats;)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-15-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,175
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: selfsteering linkage how does this work?

Fair enough, I will grant that a trim tab on an outboard rudder would be more economical that a wind vane. I have no experience with outboard rudders or trim tabs, so I defer to you on its efficacy....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-14-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,175
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: selfsteering linkage how does this work?

I am not familiar with the installation on the Morris Francis or how it is disengaged. Mine is connected to the quadrant of my spade rudder by blocks and rope - I just uncleat a rope when I want to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-14-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,175
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: selfsteering linkage how does this work?

Don't spout nonsense about something you haven't tried. I have had a Cape Horn on my 37' cutter for over 10 years. It is, without doubt, the best investment I made for some of the highest quality...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-09-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,643
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: Anyone have experience with Force 10 heaters

I have a Force 10 kero/diesel heater on my 37' boat. It has worked reliably for the last 12 years. Its great for taking the chill off and drying out the cabin, but it doesn't put out enough heat for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-06-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,107
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: Vented loop vent confusion/waste system sanity check

I have a vented loop on the head discharge (as well as the seawater inlet to the head). Just using the built-in check valve - no connection to holding tank vent. Never had any problem with leakage or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-04-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,070
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: wind vanes and LOA

Check out the Cape Horn. They have a couple of sizes, are light and strong, and are customized to each particular boat design - i.e. the height of the wind vane mast and the depth of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-03-2014
Replies: 72
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Views: 5,048
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: Arthur

Been monitoring NHC and the Canadian Hurricane Centre - its definitely going to hit us here in Halifax area as a post-tropical storm with winds of 100 kmh/64 mph, just shy of hurricane force. Just...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-28-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,578
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: Bird nests in the boom

When I purchased my boat, there was a huge bird nest in the middle of the boom, where the bolts for the mainsheet bails pass through. (I guess the PO didn't sail much...) I had to disassemble the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-22-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,293
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: Installing a windvane

IMHO you can`t beat the Cape Horn windvane for reliabilty, lightness, elegance and price. Full disclosure: I have had one for 10 years and I love it!...
Forum: herSailNet   01-13-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 3,016
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: Who is Karl?

Seemed to me like she was talking about taking Karl home via Easter Islands, Hawaii, Alaska, overland Canada, down the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence, and across the North Atlantic to Germany...not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-24-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: Twas the night before Christmas

Thank you for that! :D
Merry Christmas and fair winds to SailNet sailors everywhere.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-30-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,663
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: Roller Boom Furling

There is a c-shaped thing with rollers that allows you to rig a boom vang on a roller furled boom. I had roller furling on a previous boat (Vega 27) and it worked quite well. I think the system is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-25-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: raw or fresh water cooled?

Raw or fresh, the winterizing is the same: When the engine is running and warmed up, remove the cooling water inlet hose from its seacock and dunk it in a bucket of antifreeze (whatever is acceptable...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-23-2013
Replies: 67
Views: 4,813
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: NOAA To Stop Printing Nautical Charts

The CHS (Canadian Hydrographic Service - equivalent to NOAA) stopped printing paper charts over a year ago. The print-on-demand charts that replaced them do not have as good definition in the fine...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-17-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 4,241
Posted By jimjazzdad
Re: What liquor and wine do you stock on Board

Demerara Rum
Gin
Brandy
Red wine in bottles
White wine in boxes (usually take the bag out - stores better in the ice box)
Beer on ice with the white wine in the box
A dozen Heineken in the...
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