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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Days Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 3,376
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Do You Pole out your Jib?

Without a pole, the helmsman is forced to sail DDW (180* AWA) because it is only wind pressure that is holding out the jib. The pole is projecting the jib out further than wind alone and it is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Days Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 3,376
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Do You Pole out your Jib?

When you are using a pole, you shouldn't be going exactly DDW. The faster angle is approximately 170* AWA. Think of it this way. When your boom is "all the way out", It isn't exactly perpendicular...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 427
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: What kind of hardware for a Bow pulpit?

Garolite is a high strength, high density material that is used widely in the electronics industry in multi-level circuit card assemblies. The ď-10Ē refers to the high strength variety (there are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 427
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: What kind of hardware for a Bow pulpit?

Why not just buy a pulpit from International Marine? They are located over in Inglewood. As for backing plates, I use ľ inch G10 in places you donít see and polished 3/16 stainless in places you do...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 715
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: The Last Voyage of the 85 year-old Vollmer Twins

Venezuelan bonds? You mean the financing deal with the Nigerian prince fell through?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Days Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,294
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Refurbishing CCA boats

My only experience with boats of this vintage is a 1965 Cal 40. The hull does a fair amount of twisting and flexing. We can bend the hull with 2,500 # of backstay tension. The owner was thinking...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 752
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Boater education certificate

Why do you need this? Is it so you can get a discount on your insurance?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 3,376
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Do You Pole out your Jib?

Casey, just saw your photo. What does the fitting look like on the dog end? Did you have a couple of small rings mounted on the lower sides of the mast? Do your shrouds go out to the edge of the...
Forum: C25 and 250   1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Damaged Catalina 25 for a deal

Patrick, can you post an actual picture of the damaged area? Are you telling us that both adjoining parts of the hull and deck are missing? The hull - deck joint is pretty important structurally...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 3,376
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Do You Pole out your Jib?

Jon, right you are! I was looking at the boat angle on the waves which is actually TWA, not AWA. It makes sense that the apparent wind is driven that far forward (to a beam reach) given that boat's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 3,376
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Do You Pole out your Jib?

Casey, without the sprit you need to sail lot hotter angles. Check out the sailmakerís polars. Without a pole you are steering something like 150 AWA. The replacement cost for your pole, track,...
Forum: Learning to Sail   1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Whisker Pole rigging

Jim, a couple of pointers. You want to have the pole perpendicular to the mast and at clew height for your jib. I put a reference mark on the track. Pole length: Some people use the foot length...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 3,376
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Do You Pole out your Jib?

Casey, just like the Volvo boat, this boat also has a bowsprit. Bowsprits are poles that get the Asym out in front of the boat in order to drive deeper angles. A side benefit is the ability to fly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: How big to predrill for holes in fiberglass.

kd3pc, can you restate what the column headings should be in your chart? They got a little scrambled in the posting. I understand that the first column is the fastener size, but what are the next...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 3,376
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Do You Pole out your Jib?

For the observant, that Volvo racer actually has a pole out. Note his bowsprit. The sail on it is a code 0 asymmetric on a top-down furler. When you travel at speeds of 20kts+ you drive the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Reefing ties remaining on the main? Good or bad practice?

Guy, the new clew and tack are what hold the reefed sail to the boom. the intermediaries are called "Nettles" and their only purpose is to keep excess sail fabric from flogging on the boom. If you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 942
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: 1976 catalina 22 possible purchase

Wrong boat for a live a board. You will want a boat with a proper head and galley (this boat has neither). If you attempt to live aboard that boat, the marina will promptly kick you out. Then you...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 207
Views: 11,440
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Rights during USCG Inspection.

Is it too late to attach a poll to this thread? I am really curious how many people actually have been boarded and what their actual experiences were? I get the impression that the people who worry...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,090
Views: 398,001
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Smack, you are in advertising, right? Is it more a professional jealousy that has your dander up? You talk a good game, but Iím beginning to think you are one of those Chardonnay sippers that is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,090
Views: 398,001
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Smack, are you jealous that you canít afford to sail the green donut? Iím pretty sure that Quantum was on Groupma and perhaps other boats in the Volvo. Besides, I remember a young Smackdaddy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: seacocks

Katie, do you have a picture of the stern? Cockpit? You have a very simple boat so chances are you only have one thru hull for the sink. If there are no openings through the transom for the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-24-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 996
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Help a newbie out-1980 Catalina 22 for $2350

Alex, I don’t know if you are still monitoring this thread but your instincts are good. Sailboats are (relatively) easy to buy, but harder to sell so buy with the intent of owning for the long haul....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-23-2015
Replies: 142
Views: 4,720
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Rethinking Jacklines

I'm almost there, windrock. Is what you call the "downhaul" the same thing that I call the "tack line"? or is it a separate line that controls the ATN Tacker on the headstay? To douse, I set the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-23-2015
Replies: 142
Views: 4,720
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Rethinking Jacklines

Personal preference? On the high side I'm balanced on that Cabin - deck joint. And in my little fatty Catalina, leeward tends to get swept by waves in our typical conditions. High side is drier for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-23-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 996
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Help a newbie out-1980 Catalina 22 for $2350

For boats of this size and age, condition trumps everything. I did a quick (unscientific) survey online and these boats are going for around $4,000 and in (relatively) good condition with motors,...
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