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Search: Posts Made By: JohnYates
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-20-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 957
Posted By JohnYates
looking for mid-rail chock for Bristol 45.5

new or used part where the chock is fitted into the toe rail allowing spring lines accewss to cleats without chaffing the toe rail.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-27-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 441
Posted By JohnYates
Turns out that I was able to contact the (French)...

Turns out that I was able to contact the (French) guy who actually designed the original Hood in-mast furling masts. He said that the devices were indeed dampening devices especially useful since...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-19-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 441
Posted By JohnYates
Internal Halyard Dampening Device

My 1981 Bristol has several interesting devices on the mast that I believe are halyard dampening devices. On the outside of the mast are round, chrome discs attached by 2 small screws. When I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-13-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 7,000
Posted By JohnYates
electric winch handle

I just bought a Milwaukee 18 volt right angle drill to use as an electric winch handle. I can't wait to try it.
Has anyone else tried this?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-12-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 3,086
Posted By JohnYates
perforated garden hose looped around the deck

attach a perforated garden hose from Home Depot to a 12 volt wash down pump and it will wet the decks. As the water evaporates, it will cool the deck surface. It shouldn't interfere with the wind...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-15-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 614
Posted By JohnYates
star raft 101

Any suggestions on how to build a star raft? I've seen 2 basic approaches: 1) anchor the first boat upwind; second directly downwind; third and fourth at right angles, then fill in all others; and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-24-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,210
Posted By JohnYates
What to do with bad gas?

The gasoline in my one gallon dinghy jug and the small amount in the 4 hp Yamaha motor tank have apparently gone bad after 5 months. The gas smells like its 5 years old. Where can one dispose of bad...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-23-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 748
Posted By JohnYates
Merry Christmas: a little treat for you all.....

What a great site. Your images are superb! Thanks and happy holidays.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-01-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 2,461
Posted By JohnYates
little critters

My old Tartan had those bugs and it drove my wife to madness. We finally bugbombed the boat and got rid of them. Now it''s a spring rutual. Follow precautions per previous post and take precaution...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-24-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 2,385
Posted By JohnYates
Best Retirement Cities for Sailors

I''ve been reading more and more about significant numbers of expats living in Mexico after retirement and stretching their dollars or upgrading their retirement options. Some of the cities I wish...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-20-2003
Replies: 18
Views: 10,255
Posted By JohnYates
Blue water cruising boats

Don''t overlook the Bristol 41.1. She''s a great center cockpit cruiser with a shoal draft and centerboard. They list for 150 - 225k. But, watch the tanks and look for leaking ports.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-18-2002
Replies: 48
Views: 7,528
Posted By JohnYates
Cruising Advice

The one mistake cruisers make is that they sell their house. After 2 or 3 years of cruising they run out of funds and go back to work. But, after this time, can''t afford to buy back the house they...
Forum: Chartering 11-28-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 4,072
Posted By JohnYates
BVI, St. Martin or Antigua

My group of usual suspects did the trip and found it more of a challenge. Much more blue water sailing. The diehards loved it, the novices would have preferrred the BVI. The chefs loved the French...
Forum: Chartering 11-21-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 1,624
Posted By JohnYates
Tradewind yachts - St Vincent

I''ve booked a one way charter from St Vincent to Martinique in November 2002. I''d be very grateful to benefit from your experience. Perhaps you could share your itinerary with me. I''m still...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-29-2001
Replies: 1
Views: 656
Posted By JohnYates
St. Vincent to Martinique

I''m planning a 10 day charter from St. Vincent to Martinique in November 2002 and would welcome comments from anyone having chartered there. I''m also looking for advice/comments on air travel from...
Forum: herSailNet 07-11-2001
Replies: 27
Views: 6,528
Posted By JohnYates
On board conflicts

Weissdorn, Great idea (30 seconds to respond)on how to handle crew members that wish to challenge every decision. I''ll have to remember that one. But, don''t think that your experience is limited...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-14-2001
Replies: 8
Views: 1,575
Posted By JohnYates

Has anyone configured a Micrologic Sportsman GPS to work with a laptop computer running theCapn charting software? Even with the manuals from both units, I can''t get the software to input the Lat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-14-2001
Replies: 5
Views: 1,516
Posted By JohnYates
Atomic 4 Slow forward

Make certain that the prop is clean. It only takes a small amount of fouling to really de-power the A4. I had a similar experience last summer and did a quick haul to clean the prop. I was amazed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-04-2001
Replies: 19
Views: 5,478
Posted By JohnYates
Hood in mast furling

No, I don''t know how the system furls manually. I did notice a small lever on the mast. I tried to see if it was related to the furling system and a perculiar item (looked like the star shaped...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-03-2001
Replies: 19
Views: 5,478
Posted By JohnYates
Hood in mast furling

Thanks for the advice. I have a Bristol 45 that I took ownership of last week. There are a great many systems to learn on this boat and it''ll take some time to get up to speed. My last boat is a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-01-2001
Replies: 27
Views: 5,531
Posted By JohnYates
Outboards for sailboat

I''ll sell you my 8hp Nissan long shaft for a good priice if you''re interested. If you''re in New Jersey or in the Annapolis area send me an e-mail.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-01-2001
Replies: 19
Views: 5,478
Posted By JohnYates
Hood in mast furling

I recently purchased a boat with an electric in mast roller furling system by Hood. Does anyone have tips for furling in heavy weather? I only recall something about clockwise furling if furling on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-27-2001
Replies: 8
Views: 1,890
Posted By JohnYates

I am wondering if anyone leaves their refrigeration unit running during the week while away from the boat. Any thoughts?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-27-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 1,703
Posted By JohnYates
water inside centerboard

I''m not familiar with your boat but most centerboards utilize a lead weight so that the board will drop when its in the water. Yours may use water instead of lead to assist it in dropping down when...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-27-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 3,965
Posted By JohnYates

Wow, I''m 6''4" and have problems standing up in sailboats. I have admired the CSY 44 as well for the roominess and headroom. However, I just purchasedd a Bristol 45 that has 6''6" headroom. I...
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