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Search: Posts Made By: harryhoratio
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-10-2009
Replies: 80
Views: 7,202
Posted By harryhoratio
Wow! Dangerous waters ahead but here goes anyway....

Wow! Dangerous waters ahead but here goes anyway. I love Lattitude 38 and read it every month. I am also a Baja Ha Ha vet (2006). I also know the publisher of Lat 38 and I know the skipper of the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-09-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2,240
Posted By harryhoratio
I would look at the Islander 36. There are so...

I would look at the Islander 36. There are so many still sailing the SF bay that they can still form one design divisions in some of the larger races. The boat sails very well and based on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-24-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 3,185
Posted By harryhoratio
The CO2 bottle idea is a great one.

The CO2 bottle idea is a great one.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-24-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 3,185
Posted By harryhoratio
I can't honestly remember how I got it into to...

I can't honestly remember how I got it into to the tank but I assume it was down the fill pipe because there was no access to an inspection plate on that tank.

I do not think you will be producing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-24-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 3,185
Posted By harryhoratio
Ok- I will offer this up with every disclaimer...

Ok- I will offer this up with every disclaimer known to man or beast - try this at your own risk!!!!!!

After re-powering a few years ago and replacing the ss fuel tank, the new tanked leaked...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-13-2009
Replies: 95
Views: 8,865
Posted By harryhoratio
Great Question and one of the most intimidating...

Great Question and one of the most intimidating situations most of us face.

I am one of those SF sailors but am fortunate to have an "upwind" slip and since the most common heavy summer wind is...
Forum: Racing 02-13-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By harryhoratio
Why Race?

This Sunday will be crewing aboard "Antares" for the last race of the Berkeley (San Francisco Bay) midwinter series unless we win our division and do the Champions Race in March.

Antares is an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-12-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,834
Posted By harryhoratio
Red over green - sailing machine. For those...

Red over green - sailing machine.

For those that are concerned about being seen out there I sure would recommend having the combination installed. It is much better to do this than run your...
Forum: Racing 02-10-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,823
Posted By harryhoratio
Extremely well said Sandusky.

Extremely well said Sandusky.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-10-2009
Replies: 121
Sticky: Product Reviews
Views: 64,308
Posted By harryhoratio
Micron 66 Bottom Paint

Always used Trindiad SR but after 6 Months in Mexico I actually had barnacles attached to fresh SR! I think the SR is great in colder water but not so good in warm.

Even with that said, the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-10-2009
Replies: 169
Views: 23,715
Posted By harryhoratio
Older Beneteau First 42

Have sailed my 1985 First 42 from Desolation Sound, BC to Zihautanejo, Mexico and would not trade her in for a heavier "blue water" boat ever. Crewed on an Island Packet 45 from Saint Thomas to...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-02-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By harryhoratio
Yes Welcome! I share your Norsk blood and in...

Yes Welcome!

I share your Norsk blood and in fact my sister has returned to her Norwegian roots and lives on the Island of Algroy near Bergan very near where my grandfather was born. I assume you...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-02-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 15,229
Posted By harryhoratio
I have given up on the larks head and would not...

I have given up on the larks head and would not recommend it as it has failed twice for me. Summer winds around here are in the upper 20's to low 30's most every afternoon so jib sheets get heavily...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-02-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By harryhoratio
More single handers than you know -

Last Saturday on San Francisco Bay the Singlehanded Sailing Society held their annual 3 Bridge Fiasco Race that you enter either single or double handed. It is indeed a fiasco because it is a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-07-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 2,035
Posted By harryhoratio
My Dad always said that locks just keep out the...

My Dad always said that locks just keep out the honest people - and maybe lazy criminals.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-07-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,637
Posted By harryhoratio
Sailed an Island Packet 45 from the BVI to...

Sailed an Island Packet 45 from the BVI to Norfolk VA and could not get the boat to "track" in anything like a straight line under sail or power. The boat did not pull consistently one direction or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-05-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,871
Posted By harryhoratio
Hey Vitesse, We are fellow SF Bay sailors...

Hey Vitesse,

We are fellow SF Bay sailors and I would be happy to share our 8 month Mexico cruise after the 06 Ha-Ha.

As to the water issue we installed a water maker which freed us from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-04-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 4,557
Posted By harryhoratio
The purpose of the lighting section of the rules...

The purpose of the lighting section of the rules is to convey information for other vessels to determine what type of vessel you are and thus what are the appropriate actions to take to comply with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-04-2008
Replies: 67
Views: 3,471
Posted By harryhoratio
Well said halekai36. The correct term is "Stand...

Well said halekai36. The correct term is "Stand On" and "Give Way" which gives clear indication to the vessels appropriate action in both cases. Some older salts used the term "Priveledged" and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-04-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 1,895
Posted By harryhoratio
I went the large alternator with 500 amps of...

I went the large alternator with 500 amps of house bank, inverter, Link monitor and battery combiner. We have about the same equipment on board. We cruise on and off, longest single run 9 months...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-04-2008
Replies: 67
Views: 3,471
Posted By harryhoratio
The spinnaker changes nothing other than empathy...

The spinnaker changes nothing other than empathy for those of us who fly them short handed. In my reading of the rules you had rights of way on both counts, tack and leward/windward as Charlie...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-04-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 4,961
Posted By harryhoratio
Same issue and agree with the suggested removal...

Same issue and agree with the suggested removal techniques though have not tried the Mr. Clean pads on the boat but know they work great at home.

Started adding the Sar Brite Startron (I think)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-03-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 2,240
Posted By harryhoratio
Have had similar experiences with Balmar and even...

Have had similar experiences with Balmar and even though I still use the latest version of their smart regulator I have given up on their alternatiors. It would be long distance but I can really...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-16-2008
Replies: 172
Views: 14,267
Posted By harryhoratio
Great discussion and debate. Sailing provides...

Great discussion and debate. Sailing provides the opportunity for more opinions than most of us can handle but I always find something new to learn in the process. My experience with anchoring very...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-15-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,795
Posted By harryhoratio
My take on the rules especially in restricted...

My take on the rules especially in restricted visibility is that all vessels must be extra cautious and take all steps to avoid collision - period. Both are at fault however since the fishing boat...
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