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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-16-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,398
Posted By Stumble
Re: Ceramic knife review

For kitchen knives I am a huge fan of Shun. The three I have are easily my favorite knives. The Hinkle's are now relegated to the back of a drawer.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-16-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,398
Posted By Stumble
Angry Re: Ceramic knife review

I follow the directions from Phil (the guy who makes the knife). I am quoting below.

SHARPENING ADVICE
YES it is much more difficult to sharpen ceramic blades due both to the extreme hardness...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-04-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 1,561
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Profurl halyard tension

As always, It Depends... :-)

Some people shorten the length of the tang between the upper swivel and the top hat (that's what I've always called it, instead of Darth Vader :-)) If that's the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-07-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2,175
Posted By Dutch
Re: Messy fenders UGG !

Waterbased brush and roller cleaner/paint thinner.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-09-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 962
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Admonished in front of the crew

I saw the ad and noticed the most excellent price...that is a true deal.

cheers
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-03-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,253
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Rigging knives

https://www.facebook.com/HarneyYachtRiggingLLC
Harney Yacht Rigging (http://harneyyachtrigging.com/)

I use ceramic knives. Mousing wirer or welding wire to splice small stuff and both the solid...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-02-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,253
Posted By Multihullgirl
Re: Rigging knives

I have no pictures, but I like a serrated knife for the boat. And I have a Wichard marlinspike, and also a 'Traditional' fid (the semi-hollow type)

I use a pair of kitchen shears (also serrated)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-02-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,253
Posted By capta
Re: Rigging knives

A friend gave me this Wichard, after completing the Whitbread Round the World race (he, not I). One evening it was laying around the boat when the lights went off. Seeing it across the cabin I could...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-02-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,253
Posted By kzed
Re: Rigging knives

Thanks for the links guys. This summer I've got to try that soft shackle.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-02-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,253
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Rigging knives

nice stuff guys
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-01-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,253
Posted By Alex W
Re: Rigging knives

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3822/12868719095_01d3a681f1_c.jpg

Kyocera ceramic paring knife stays sharp even when you cut tons of dyneema with it.

The "fid" there is a piece of 2.5mm wire rod...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-28-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Genny sleeve

BTW, we made a snug-fitting cover similar to the ATN sleeve out of a microfiber polyester shower curtain and 28' continuous plastic zipper. Clip the spi halyard to the grommet at the top, start the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-28-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By Multihullgirl
Re: Genny sleeve

That's a good price for a fair bit of labor, Markwesti
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-28-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,860
Posted By poopdeckpappy
Ya gotta see this

Dolphins off Dana Point Feb 25, 2014



Awesome
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By capta
Re: Genny sleeve

Your boat is what, 23'? On bigger boats, it's not quite that easy, or safe to "Drop it on deck and stuff it in a deck bag", especially in heavy weather conditions. My genoa weighs something over 200...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Genny sleeve

Agree completely... Sunbrella is really a piss-poor choice for a UV cover for a furling jib, the lighter adn more abrasion-resistant dacron stuff is far superior, it's a mystery to me why so many...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Genny sleeve

I doubt that the dacron UV shield that Doyle glued to our new 135% adds even a pound to the weight of the sail and it certainly has no effect on the general use of the sail. I'm not sure what the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Genny sleeve

I have a similar sleeve since we have roller furling and more than one sail without built in sun cover it made sense. It will protect the sail better than a sun screen against polluted air.
The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By Multihullgirl
Re: Genny sleeve

The ATN sock has a drawstring to tighten it close to the sail. And no, it's easier to raise this sock than drop, flake and bag the jib, at least on my boat
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By barefootnavigator
Re: Genny sleeve

I guess my question is don't you still have to go out on the sprite to raise the sock? Isn't raising the sock more work than generally stuffing a sail into a bag? It seems like more work and yet...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By Faster
Re: Genny sleeve

One other issue with these sleeves, esp in a typically windy area, is the flapping of the sleeve can chafe on and wear out the exposed side of the stitching of the sail. I've seen some sew elastic...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Genny sleeve

I've used genoa sleeves on a set of sailing club Harbor 20s. The use of a sleeve adds about 15 minutes to the getting underway/closing up time and I considered this practice a real pain. These...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By Multihullgirl
Re: Genny sleeve

I have one. It's okay, but it does whip some in high winds. It's easy to use. The video pretty much shows it.

If the winds blew harder here, and the sacrificial edge weren't so much an issue in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-24-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,821
Posted By FSMike
Re: Installing dodger questions

This works very well and also helps keep water from running under the dodger in bad weather.
No matter what type of fastener you use monthly lubrication (I use Vaseline) will help the longevity.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-21-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 19,909
Posted By SimonV
Mine is not to bad, more of a pictorial of our...

Mine is not to bad, more of a pictorial of our 2013 cruising season in New Cal and Vanuatu. 2014 season starts next month and will be the Whitesundays. http://svgoodonya.blogspot.com
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