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Search: Posts Made By: bodland
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-20-2001
Replies: 20
Views: 41,531
Posted By bodland
First time sail boat buyer

I recently bought my "first" sailboat. Though I had grown up sailing small sailboats at the family lake cabin. My first is a 1984 Hunter 25.5. Sailing out of Milwaukee It was not difficult to look...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-17-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 721
Posted By bodland
help. need tiller

I recently ordered a replacement tiller from H&L Marine Woodworking in California for my Hunter 25.5 they will fax you out a catalog of tiller shape.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-17-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 1,423
Posted By bodland
Dousing Sock Hangups

Thanks for the tips. COme to think of it pulling on the mid foot of the sail will probably fix that in addition to pulling the lines taught before raising makes a ton of sense. I''m sailing tonight...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-27-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 1,423
Posted By bodland
Dousing Sock Hangups

Having a problem with a dousing sock and my cruising spinnaker. (asymetric) When pulling the contol line to set the the spinnaker the sock jams up about half way. I think it is the smaller (2)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-20-2001
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By bodland
Sail Trim question

Thanks again. I think the sail should be okay for now as it looks like it was recently re-cut. Moving the leads aft did seem to be the solution I was looking for. I was likely confused that the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-20-2001
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By bodland
Sail Trim question

Thanks for the responses, I was out last night the wind was calm for a half hour and then picked up to about 15 knots. THis time I had the fairleads all the way back on the track and encountered none...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-18-2001
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By bodland
Sail Trim question

In heavier winds 18 plus knots with a 110 high aspect working jib the leech about 1/4 the distance from the head flutters while close hauled.

I have tried adjusting the leech line (this helps some...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-18-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By bodland
Taking Shelter

In the marina (in a slip) when NOAA issues a severe weather alert (t''strom or tornado) do you stay aboard or seek shelter?

This happened last night at 3 p.m. I woke to strong rising winds and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-07-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 2,982
Posted By bodland
Assymetric Spinnaker

Check the articles on sail net there is a good article on asymetrics....

Are you using a bowsprit? I am assuming no.

WHen I fly my asymetric cruising spinnaker I use a dousing sock. This make...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-31-2001
Replies: 17
Views: 4,617
Posted By bodland
Renaming a Boat

We renamed a newly purchased used boat this past memorial day weekend.

I saved the boat from certain death by slow decay and thus it was reborn and needed a new name. It got a new name on her...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-31-2001
Replies: 11
Views: 2,256
Posted By bodland
should moorings be free?

Yes. If the owner is purchasing the hardware and assuming all maintenance chores and not getting anything in return in the way of amenities....

If the mooring is maintained by McKinley and they...
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