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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,547
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Mast on or Mast off in winter

Its a better idea clearly to have the mast removed for the winter...that said, in MA removing the mast is becoming less common than not. The big reason is that removing the mast has become generally...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-04-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,944
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Broad reach close reach COB procedure

Come on, you meant to say 'bends over the shroud...'!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-29-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By sailingfool
Re: How to find an instructor in Newport?

You could try Blackrock Sailing as they now have an operation at Warick in RI Black Rock Sailing School in Warwick - ASA Sailing School...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-27-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 2,021
Posted By sailingfool
Re: To worry or not to worry… blisters? (photos)

The measure for a good awlgrip job is the $150/foot or so you'll pay to a professional, so you get more like a $4,500 number for that yacht-quality result. I'd be surprised if the boat is otherwise...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-18-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,227
Posted By sailingfool
Re: "Acceptance of the Vessel" question

Your quote does not make sense. Perhaps you meant to say 'the acceptance of yacht is subject to satisfactory survey and sea trial'? If your document is the YBAA contract, all that should be needed as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-11-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Boston Area Recommendations?

North East Rigging (NER) pretty much handles Boston and areas north, last year they replaced my standing rigging at Boston Harbor Shipyard. Seems they're in that yard once a week or so...

If the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-11-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Main halyard clutch, line slippage

Does the clutch hold when you are setting a reef? If yes, maybe the line cover is worn, try taking up a few inches of halyard at the head and see if a fresh cover section holds or not?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-10-2014
Replies: 165
Views: 19,784
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Boat sank at the dock

Actually the fact I've done that in the past is the reason I say its likely to be pointless. Hey, maybe Boston is a backwater, the OP's boat is in XXXXXX {redacted per OP}, you give Google a shot...
Forum: Chartering   10-03-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,647
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Online Captains License or class room?

FWIW, I got my license without taking a class. To me the big value of a class is the instructor knows the requirements to get through the process, which are almost more confusing and complex than the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-19-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,565
Posted By sailingfool
Re: RI Broker?

I would second Joe's recommednation of John, we bought through him last year and I felt he was a fair and reasonable guy to work with, seems to know the area coastal cruising market well.
Forum: Chartering   08-06-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,188
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Newbie renting a keelboat - dumb idea?

No, no and well no.

Renting you a boat without an insurance rider or the equivalent for your use, or other carefully prepared legal protections, puts the boat owner at risk not only for damage you...
Forum: Racing   08-02-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,607
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Choreography To Walk the Jib around the Rigging

You want to pull the foot forward, up towards the bow, until the wind has taken the clew to the new leeward side of the mast, then release the foot and trim.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-04-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,796
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Mounting hardware on Boom

Congratulations on selecting a beautiful boat. I've always considered my fondly-remembered C&C 30 the best instance amongst my boat ownerships. Enjoy.

I expect the main halyard does not come back...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-18-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,339
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Rigging Failures

No offense to the OP intended, but his speculation as to the causes of the problems that occurred seem to reflect a limited understanding of sailing, and the blames assigned to the skipper need other...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 915
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: 915
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: Pacific Seacraft   11-04-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,398
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Midship Cleats...

Ideally use the same cleat that you have for your other dock lines. Be sure to have a plan to prevent the sheets hanging up on the cleat. I am planning to install a set of folding cleats for that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-20-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 4,653
Posted By sailingfool
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-21-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,064
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Boston By Air

This thread has a lot of good area info, you wont have any trouble enjoying your month:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-21-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,064
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Boston By Air

If chopped liver is not for you, I think this operation seems to provide a good sail experience:
Adirondack III - Boston Harbor Sailing, Sightseeing Boat Trips, Romantic Sunset Cruise, and Sail...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-26-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,298
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Should someone avoid buying a cruiser that was used for racing

In General you will reduce the cost of your investments if you buy a boat which has been used the same way you intend to use it: racer, daysailer, coastal cruising, bluewater, dock condo.

Buy a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-12-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,981
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Boat Too Cheap to get a Buyer's Broker?

FWIW, readers will understand the post better - the right adjective is "documented", not "registered", and the result is a certificate of documentation, not a title. Registering and a title relate...
Forum: Racing   07-10-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,442
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Sizes of genoas

Here's how PHRF NE sets adjustments:
PHRF New England - Handicapping - Handicap Adjustments (

In these area rules there is in fact a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-09-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 3,659
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Cape Cod Canal vs sailing around

Travel along the Canal edge and the adverse current pretty much disappears.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-10-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 3,087
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Outboard on 1974 Pearson 10m?

Pretty bad idea, see if you can get a loan and have a inboard installed.

FWIW, a former member ran a P36 with an outboard, see SV Distant Star in...
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