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Search: Posts Made By: GeorgeB
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Zippered Pocket on Foot of Main Sail??

The fishing line is 400# test (at least for my 34 footer). Lighter weight line, although cheaper, is too stretchy and the sail won’t stay on top of the boom. UV degrades it over time and it will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 3,239
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: First Accident What Did I Do Wrong?

Wow, still a raging controversy over vang v. mainsheet and heading up or heading down in puffs. And here, I thought that sailing was easy. A couple of things, you may not choose to use them...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 3,239
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: First Accident What Did I Do Wrong?

Pretty much what I tried to write. Vang is the fastest way to depower the mainsail (providing you are using it!) Too many newbees only use the vang as an afterthought so releasing something that...
Forum: Learning to Sail 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 674
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: tacking angles

Dixie, Glad you’re having fun. I have a tender spot in my heart for the C22 as it was my first keel (and “real”) boat. I sailed her all over Monterrey and San Francisco Bays, doing things that now...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-30-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 1,488
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: I just need a nut

NF is "National Fine" and relates to the 24 TPI threads
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,644
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Adding a topping lift, or the heck with sheaves

Alaska,
Stainless is so much fun! Stainless is very hard so drilling generates a lot of heat and work tempers the steel. You need to buy a set of colbalt drill bits. Carbide will do in a pinch...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,644
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Adding a topping lift, or the heck with sheaves

Alaska,

I'm a little late to the party, but I have something to add: You should be using clevis pins and cotters to attach the halyard sleeves to the masthead. Nuts and bolts, even when using...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-01-2014
Replies: 300
Views: 8,136
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: safe cooking

The more I look into it, the better coal sounds. Problem with carbon monoxide? That is so twelfth century. You don’t need to cook over an open brazier like the Vikings. Install a proper stove...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-17-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 1,665
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Broken Mast - Sleeve or Replace?

Have you been over to the Macgregor (they built the Venture) owner’s website? Can you get a hold of an owner’s manual or a line drawing that shows the Center of gravity/ center of balance? My...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-13-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 1,665
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Broken Mast - Sleeve or Replace?

campbmic, Your Venture had slugs and not a bolt rope? You need to ask the seller a couple of things. 1) distance along the mast from the top of the spreader to the hounds (where the upper shrouds...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-11-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,453
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: sail quote

Flo, I use Dominic over at Grand Marina so I don’t have any direct experience with Doyle Alameda. Unless you have the tall rig version, the second reef will be sufficient. I am assuming that Doyle...
Forum: Apps & Authors 03-07-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,619
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Yacht Question From Author

Sabiny101, are you a local SF writer? If so, and you still in the writing/research stage at Memorial Day, might I suggest you go over to Encinal Yacht Club in Alameda on that Saturday afternoon when...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2014
Replies: 235
Views: 9,592
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: How not to go "camping" while cruising frugally

Mike, thanks for leading such a thoughtful discussion. I like “expectation of comfort level” used for defining “camping” rather than an empirical one like “no hot water” or “no refrigeration”. What...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Sunday Fun and Lessons Learned

First, practice your “heaving too”. You had an opportunity to “hove too” away from the shoal area. It would have stabilized the boat enough so you could go forward and secure the anchor without too...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-06-2014
Replies: 596
Views: 35,452
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

In response to the no top tier racer displaying the jolly roger, I submit the following; Paul Cayard and the Black Pearl in the 2006 Volvo. They had the jolly roger plastered all over their boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-11-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Shortened boom & main foot on a cutter, effects?

Glad that everything worked out well for you! Sounds like you are on the path to ownership. One thing you must promise me is you will post a picture of your new baby.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-06-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Shortened boom & main foot on a cutter, effects?

Simplify, I’m assuming that your mast height is according to the original spec. Don’t worry, a shorter boom isn’t going to give you more heeling moment. If anything, having a coach roof mounted...
Forum: Chartering 10-15-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: San Francisco in January?

January is the off season in San Francisco insomuch that (unless it is storming) there is a noticeable lack of breeze. Bizarre, but if you take into consideration the wind chill factor, it is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-07-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 720
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Reef points

(Vocabulary Police Warning) The lines that go through the reefing clew and reefing tack are correctly named “reefing lines”. The lines that go through the intermediate grommets are known as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-02-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,436
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Tips or Suggestions, Sailing from San Diego to San Francisco

Two words: Weather Window. The other two words: Boat Preparation. How new is the boat to you? How confident are you in your boat speed as in passage making? The good news is September-October are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-13-2013
Replies: 1,053
Views: 164,420
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Smack, thank you for getting the Yellow Brick track up on a graphic. I think it will be helpful to illustrate what went on.


Dad, So “SalNichols94804” is “Nick” and not “Sal” ? (As they say,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2013
Replies: 1,053
Views: 164,420
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

I go away for a week and this thread has degenerated to posting bikini shots of marsupials? Has RD and “Jake” left the building? Too bad, there was still a couple of things I wanted to go over (and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2013
Replies: 1,053
Views: 164,420
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

RD,
I was shocked when I read about your horrific experience on the Transpac. I have heard stories from friends about their “race from hell” but your story beats them all hands down. One common...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-24-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 3,915
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Catalina 22 - How well do they sail?

There were something close to twenty thousand Catalina 22s built over the years and they are still in production which is a pretty good endorsement for the boat. Most are the swing keel version...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2013
Replies: 112
Views: 4,458
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: spent my life savings on a boat, looking for work.

Sailorneverdies, you know that the lead boats have already crossed the finish line in the Halifax race? What is your strategy for getting on a delivery crew? Walk the docks? Tall order expecting...
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