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Search: Posts Made By: sailingfool
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 5 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 900
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Anchoring and Mooring Rules and Regs

1000 pound cement won't keep much more than a laser in place. Cement is not a good mooring alternative.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Mainsheet needed

The best blocks for the money are Garhauer Garhauer Marine Hardware -10142793 (http://garhauermarine.com/), I assume a fellow named Guido is still providing sizing advice over the phone. I suggest...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 865
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Docking under Sail - Beam reach approach

Actually when approaching a dock fast, shorts turns will slow a boat well. Close in, rapid turns helm turns lock-to-lock will stop a boat without much change of course. How effectively such maneuvers...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 865
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Docking under Sail - Beam reach approach

With much of a breeze and the main not fully down, you wont be able to stop the boat if the wind is abeam or aft. So you need to plan to fully drop the main in those circumstances. Even if you can...
Forum: Learning to Sail 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,054
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Setting up a spinnaker

I would hesitate to adopt this practice unless you've done some careful load analysis for that configuration. With the pole full forward and a bit of a breeze, the load on the the foreguy will be...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 12,590
Posted By sailingfool
Re: C & C 30'

An early '80s would be a Mark I, built until 1984, a boat I owned and think the highest of. You can buy a nice one for $15,000 and go sailing... a hull like this is worth nothing and it would be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 838
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Purchasing a boat in Maryland

FWIW Maryland seems to have some odd terminology with their "excise" tax, which seems to actually be the same tax that many states may call a sales/use tax:
"5% VESSEL EXCISE TAX imposed by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By sailingfool
Re: New halyards for an S2 7.9 what to get

I use the 3/8 Salas as a P31-2 mainsheet, while a little undersize, it serves wonderfully, kink-free, fast running and soft on the hand. Looks good too. But it is not low stretch from a halyard...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By sailingfool
Re: New halyards for an S2 7.9 what to get

What the professional rigger selected for a Pearson 31-2:
Main - 8mm T-900
Jib -8mm T-900
Spinn - 8mm VPC
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 900
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Anchoring and Mooring Rules and Regs

Start with the local or nearest harbormaster, certainly in New England moorings are administered by the local municipality.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,974
Posted By sailingfool
Re: How far can we get?

Too ambitious. To make 7 knots you'd need ideal winds, not just favorable, even then each leg' ll be at least an 8 hour day, or longer. Not my idea of vacation, and suppose the ideal15 knots beam...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-19-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By sailingfool
Re: genoa sleeve

we use a sock on some club Harbor 20s, dealing with the sock takes an extra 10 minutes getting underway and closing up, so twenty minutes out of the sail. To each their own, I'm very happy with how...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-12-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Course plotting coastal navigation

This is the Tom Tursi nav material used in the ASA class and also good prep for the USCG nav test:
Coastal Navigation Manual (Tursi), Solutions Workbook & Instructional DVD...
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-09-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,470
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Sailing school reviews

Sorry if you take offense, but not posting "constantly" is somewhat different than never having posted at all, ever... you sort of show up add to this tread and restart another long-dormant duplicate...
Forum: Electronics 01-09-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Internet Access on Boat

You want to read the material on this subject on ActiveCaptain, it'll tell you more than you want to know.

Based on that advice, last summer I installed a powered antenna (a Mikrotik Groove from...
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-09-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,470
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Sailing school reviews

I guess a question for the mods on high is whether two lengthy critical reviews of a school by first time-posters hints of a vendetta. Just asking...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-08-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,201
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Jib Sheets yet again

I replaced all running rigging last year. Went with the VPC for the spinnaker halyard for which it seems quite satisfactory, but as other posters have commented, its is a little stiff, definitely...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-08-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 3,345
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Quick Advice: Donating a boat ride for charity

Thats an interesting wrinkle I've seen before. Do you have any doc or reference as to the scope of a MI state inspection, that might an interesting read. They can't just apply the USCG inspected...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-07-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 3,345
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Quick Advice: Donating a boat ride for charity

I dont think the issue itself is complicated, what is complicated are the the nasty circumstances and risks someone faces from not appreciating how simple and clear the issue is. Offering use of your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-07-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,366
Posted By sailingfool
Re: fill in old screw holes on boom?

I'd put a short piece of electrical tape over them, pick a tape color close to the color of the boom, and forgetabouthem.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-06-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 3,345
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Quick Advice: Donating a boat ride for charity

I think you state item 1 incorrectly. Relevant regs actually posit that if anything of value is provided in return, that value does not need to be in the form of money to the instructor, the guests...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-04-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 3,345
Posted By sailingfool
not legal...

From the perspective of the USCG, you would be operating as a commercial vessel even though you are not keeping the cash paid for your services. Not a good idea.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-26-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,321
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Major Hull damage - Cheoy Lee Ludders

Looks like no chain on the stands and no pads...anyone who'd block a boat like that has probably abused her in numerous other ways. First thing any dreamer who takes on this boat (hopefully getting a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-20-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 6,101
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Sailboat Insurance

for some thirteen years, I've been very happy with insurance thru BoatUS.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-19-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,440
Posted By sailingfool
Re: The best licenses to work on a yacht and quick start your career

If your license has been expired for more than six months, the renewal process becomes pretty much the same as the new license process, namely you have to again pass the tests...
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