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Search: Posts Made By: Piratesoul
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-08-2013
Replies: 3,217
Views: 356,244
Posted By Piratesoul
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

Hi, Capt Tom...Irwin 33, Daytona Beach,Fl
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-27-2012
Replies: 106
Views: 7,460
Posted By Piratesoul
Dynamic Rigging

My bad! Yes it's % of breaking strength, not pounds
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-26-2012
Replies: 106
Views: 7,460
Posted By Piratesoul
Also, to measure if the mast is aligned...

Also, to measure if the mast is aligned athwartship, use the main halyrard and run it down to the chainplate bottom of the same shroud on both sides of the mast. The amount of haly'rd should be the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-26-2012
Replies: 106
Views: 7,460
Posted By Piratesoul
I forgot to mention that when you go on the...

I forgot to mention that when you go on the opposite tack, if the shrouds are slack, try to tighten them the same amount of turns you did on the other side. Also the shroud measurement is taken to...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-26-2012
Replies: 106
Views: 7,460
Posted By Piratesoul
Dynamic Tuning is explained in Dennis Conner's...

Dynamic Tuning is explained in Dennis Conner's book, Sail Like a Champion.
First you tune the rig to specs, generally 12-15lbs on upper shrouds, 15lbs on lower shrouds, and 10lbs on foestay....
Forum: Irwin 12-12-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,139
Posted By Piratesoul
Yeah, I discovered after buying her that she had...

Yeah, I discovered after buying her that she had a problem with the area of the hull that supports the compression post. Apparantly there was originally a wooden support between the post and the hull...
Forum: Irwin 12-11-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,139
Posted By Piratesoul
did you have trouble with the mast support? my...

did you have trouble with the mast support? my boat is built like a tank, also built in 74
Forum: Irwin 12-08-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,139
Posted By Piratesoul
Oh man, it's great to hear from another owner!...

Oh man, it's great to hear from another owner! What year is yours? How do you like her?
Tom
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-06-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 7,692
Posted By Piratesoul
As far as boat maintenance costs go, I have heard...

As far as boat maintenance costs go, I have heard that you spend 10% of the value of the boat
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-06-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 4,406
Posted By Piratesoul
Is your boat in the water now?

Is your boat in the water now?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-06-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 3,494
Posted By Piratesoul
I am interested in going to the Abacos from Fl....

I am interested in going to the Abacos from Fl. How did you do it?
Forum: Irwin 08-12-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,139
Posted By Piratesoul
Irwin 33

I am the only person who owns an I 33?
Forum: Irwin 08-11-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,139
Posted By Piratesoul
irwin 33

who out there owns one?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By Piratesoul
Sorry, Irwin 33

Sorry, Irwin 33
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By Piratesoul
Irwin 33

I would like a survey of how many sailors out there own an Irwin 3lg3
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-20-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3,349
Posted By Piratesoul
Rozz, I was advised against it by a pro!

Rozz, I was advised against it by a pro!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-20-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3,349
Posted By Piratesoul
Thanks Maine Sail!

Thanks Maine Sail!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-20-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3,349
Posted By Piratesoul
P.S. What are rep points and rep power?

P.S. What are rep points and rep power?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-20-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3,349
Posted By Piratesoul
Thanks for the replies. How much time do you...

Thanks for the replies. How much time do you think is involved in this process? I have a guy that will do it for $60/h, I am not sure if I should tackle this myself. The guy's a pro and hopefully...
Forum: Atomic 4 07-19-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,562
Posted By Piratesoul
Need Advice on Changing Stuffing Box hose

I need tips, pointers, what not to do, on pulling out the prop shaft to replace the stuffing box hose on my A4.
Thank you, Tom
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-18-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3,349
Posted By Piratesoul
Advice: Replacing Stuffing Box Hose

I need tips, pointers, what not to do, on pulling out the prop shaft to replace the stuffing box hose.
Thank you, Tom
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-10-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,403
Posted By Piratesoul
Get the Explorer Chartbooks for these areas, and...

Get the Explorer Chartbooks for these areas, and use this website for currents, wind, storms. Just change the month in the URL that you are interested in. For example, this URL covers november. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 7,783
Posted By Piratesoul
It is the same book dhays, and it is still in...

It is the same book dhays, and it is still in print. Brown has the gift of simplifying learning for the novice or the "no-nothings". Aimcat, if you have the opportunity to learn on a sunfish, you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 7,783
Posted By Piratesoul
If your ever in Daytona Beach give me holler, I...

If your ever in Daytona Beach give me holler, I have a business where I teach people how to sail on the water in one day....no classroom stuff
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 7,783
Posted By Piratesoul
self-taught sailing

I learned to sail by reading, Invitation to Sailing, by Alan Brown. I would read, sail and experiment, and read more until I got it right. I also started on a small boat, 12', which helped...
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