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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-18-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Delirious
Re: Catalina 18mkII 20' what size motor and MPG?

With a 5Hp 2-stroke you should get about two hours per gallon at 4.0 knots.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-11-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 25,757
Posted By Delirious
Re: What is bad about the Colgate 26?

The Colgate 26 is a Jim Taylor design and, I believe, was produced by the same folks that made/make the Precision line.

Terrific day-sailor. I believe there are fixed fin and an optional bulb...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-10-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,785
Posted By Delirious
Re: Bigger is better & faster?

Training hulls can be a great asset in some conditions. ;-)

And you are your own slip-mate between the finger-piers. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v169/Stumpkiller/aga_pirate.gif
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-09-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 2,223
Posted By Delirious
Re: Can you overload a 12 volt battery?

You guys sure about that? A 25 watt transmitter (I think most boat radios are limited to that) at 12 volts is 2.08 amps.

I(a) = P(w)/V(v)

I guess there's probably internal loss that eays up...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-08-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,785
Posted By Delirious
Re: Bigger is better & faster?

We had a Catalina 34 Mk II that is by no means a racing boat - but no slouch. In the next marina over was a Luders 16, which was maybe 60 years older than ours. Fractional 3/4 Bermuda rig. Little...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-08-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By Delirious
Re: Looking for a day sailer

Two-foot-itis. The grass is always greener and sailing will be better if we just had . . .

We've been up and down; started with a Sunfish ourselves. One that blew off a car's roof on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-08-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 20,251
Posted By Delirious
Re: Flying Scot - did I buy the wrong boat?

Old thread . . . but:

Owned a Scot (owned a Thistle as well - shorter, lighter, same sail area and better on all points of sail but much less forgiving) and while they are not self rescuing they...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-07-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 21,009
Posted By Delirious
Re: Red/Brown sails

Had an ATN Gale Sail (sleeved trisail that slips over a furled headsail) that was orange and white. Worked very well the few times we needed it.

My current sailboat has a tanbark sail (Super...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-02-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 3,048
Posted By Delirious
Re: Squatters at dock!?

Cut the dock lines.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-02-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 2,223
Posted By Delirious
Re: Can you overload a 12 volt battery?

Absolutely. But figure a size 24 can do 600 amps for starting and probably 25 amps on a longer draw for extended time. What you list is maybe 12 amps, tops, all running simultaneously. Put in a 10...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-02-2015
Replies: 11
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Views: 663
Posted By Delirious
Re: Reefing

I've only had a roller reef main on one boat and didn't care for it at all.

Nicest system we've used was on a couple Pearson's from the 80's - internal boom figure 8 blocks and a single line that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-02-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By Delirious
Re: Sleeping on Deck

Under a cockpit awning or a bimini/dodger - yes. Never actually tried up on the deck itself.

We used to have quite the full enclosure "cabin" with fine netting to keep the bugs out and the cats...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-31-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,338
Posted By Delirious
Re: a PHRF rating of 102

PHRF only matters when you're on a similar course with other boats and you want to handicap the results to equalize the race results.

For some when they are on the sailboat they are already...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-28-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 1,427
Posted By Delirious
Re: State Registration (Again...)

Stu?!? I just had a moment of clarity. Long tome no hear from! Hope all is well with you.

Charlie Pearsall - formerly C34, 2000/#1515
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-28-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 1,427
Posted By Delirious
Re: State Registration (Again...)

Go get 'em tiger. But the discussion was/had been when you are in that state and challenged by a state official. Kind of hard to use the defense that you are not actually IN the state when you are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-27-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 1,427
Posted By Delirious
Re: State Registration (Again...)

When you document a vessel you are obligated to name a hailing port and it is listed in the documentation. If that is within a state that requires registration and sales tax - they gotcha.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-27-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,460
Posted By Delirious
Re: Looking for some opinions on our shortlist of boats!

Tee hee! Well, in that case, I agree! :wink

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-maintenance/216354-refurbishing-cca-boats-3.html
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-27-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,460
Posted By Delirious
Re: Looking for some opinions on our shortlist of boats!

You know, we live in a log home and after a while being surrounded by wood can make a nice, light interior like was the Kaiser of that era seem bright and airy. Easy to clean, too.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-27-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,460
Posted By Delirious
Re: Looking for some opinions on our shortlist of boats!

Harumph! The Herreschoffs, Pearson, Bristol Yachts, Shannon, J Boats - all products of Bristol, RI. C&C nearby in Warren.

But then again, 1974 things like scimitar rudders and IOR formulas and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-27-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,460
Posted By Delirious
Re: Looking for some opinions on our shortlist of boats!

You mentioned sailing ability - here's a PHRF site that gives a relative standing: PHRF New England - Handicapping - Base Handicaps (http://www.phrfne.org/page/handicapping/base_handicaps)
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-27-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 1,611
Posted By Delirious
Re: Why Not?

For that matter - some of the people I know who sail the most if you count hours under canvas just do it in a circle (or a triangle, anyway). But every weekend they can they do. In fact, on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-27-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,460
Posted By Delirious
Re: Looking for some opinions on our shortlist of boats!

Your wife has good taste. ;-) Of your list the Tartan 37-2 catches my eye as a classic. And that O'Day 39 is a heck of a boat (and has a PHRF of 114). Much more "European" of design than the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-25-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 1,427
Posted By Delirious
Re: State Registration (Again...)

Your call. At some point in time it will catch up and, depending where you are, a state may expect you to pay the sale tax on the original purchase price transaction.

In NY I got away with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-17-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 4,395
Posted By Delirious
Re: Do You Pole out your Jib?

Sometimes yes, sometimes no. If the boat was equipped with a proper mast fitting and carrying a proper whisker pole - yes; especially with a larger lapper or genoa. In the Finger Lakes the wakes of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-14-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,181
Posted By Delirious
Re: Fuel Polishing Question

Has the fuel in the tank been there since 2005 as well?
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