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Search: Posts Made By: GeorgeB
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Minute Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 760
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Mast Inspection Opinions

I’ve always liked the traditional look of a white painted mast. The couple of mils of paint thickness will protect it from weathering without adding much of anything in weight. I work in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 17 Minutes Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 760
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Mast Inspection Opinions

Casey, a couple of thoughts. Wasn’t your mast originally anodized? You can check by looking down the inside of the mast and perhaps scratch it to uncover the bare aluminum for comparison. If you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 2,046
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Sugar scoop transom safety in big seas

So, the “Committee for the Selection of Appropriate Oceangoing Sailboats” has determined that cockpit sole mounted hatches are not acceptable in an oceangoing sailboat. Gentlemen, may you please...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,177
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: New 1984 oday 26 advice

To generalize, two types of cracks. One is the "spider web" type crack on the surface of the outer gelcoat layer. This is generally cosmetic and can be repaired by using a dremel tool to open up...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,337
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Islander 32

This was an interesting boat and thanks for sharing the photos. Glad to hear that you have a fully functional BS detector. The comment about jacking the price if a professional looked at it was a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,034
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: This is for everyone who gave the Flyin' Hawaiian a hard time....

??? The Flyin' Hawaiian catamaran was lost (and presumably sunk) about 100 miles off of Monterey. All hands were rescued by the CG, but sadly, the Harley went down with the ship.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,177
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: New 1984 oday 26 advice

Cappin,what was the nature of the survey report? When was the survey done? Do you have a copy of it? The warning bells for me is the major deformation along the cabin roof and the most likely GRP...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 4,280
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Our first good video

So when can I expect the next video (I've been teased enough!) Not really interested in the motor biking (my Honda CL 350 days are way behind me) or cleaning boat bottoms. But I am really...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Fabric weight for genoa

Old Eagle, can you see the two sails in person? The reason I ask is the "ripstop Dacron" has me a little puzzled. I raced on a boat that had a super light air #1. It was made of really thin...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 4,280
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Our first good video

Mark, wouldn't you make more money sending a message like: "Send me $5 or I'll take my clothes off and send you the video"... Hey! Wait a minute! Isn't extortion illegal? Do I need to sic the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 8,922
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: The Chicken is on the market

So wind, what is her rating? And how is the mainsheet set up? power winch or manual? How is it trimming the main?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,375
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Do you make guests wear PFDs?

MrsB Likes to the whole cabin attendant thing when we have new guests on board. Whereas I just bring out the PFDs, put one on (the dingiest one happens to be my favorite) and hand out the rest. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 8,922
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: The Chicken is on the market

So this Chicken thing has got me a little curious. (Not curious enough to buy Bob’s book however). I cannot find the basic dimensional data on the boat. If I had it I could plug it into a PHRF...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,163
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Ouch !!!

As they say: “The next best thing to sailing boats is talking about sailing boats”.

George, do you recall the diameter of your jib sheets and the size of your winches? (It will be stamped on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Bareboat Lagoon 52 in Anegada

You guys are so lucky to be able to spend an extended time in the BVI. We were there the last two weeks in January and it was wonderful. In regards to Anegada, the approach is from the south so...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,163
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Ouch !!!

George, the knurling can wear smooth on old winches and sheets that are infused with salt crystals and grime can lose their grip. If this is your own boat you can take your sheets home and soak...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Score!

The Wilcox Crittenden is the "Toto" of MSDs. MrsB has been lobbying for years for us to get one.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 8,922
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: The Chicken is on the market

Does Doyle make a tape drive main? Has Perry ever commented on the design? I was never a fan of the "German" style mainsheet and hard dodger mounted travelers (yes, I have a bias against "roll...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 8,922
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: The Chicken is on the market

I think perhaps that the DAWG has left the building… I couple of things have me a little curious. What manner of boat is this Free Range Chicken? As it is up for sale, is there a link to the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 8,922
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: The Chicken is on the market

Tranquilidad, hermano. Having a melt down on a public forum is not an effective recruiting tool.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 8,922
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: The Chicken is on the market

That's the thing, you are pretty well known on this website. I would think you would have better luck where you don't have such a reputation.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,163
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Ouch !!!

George, are you wrapping the sheet around your (left) fist to get a better grip as you pull it in? I could see how you can pinch something. On larger boats especially, it is important to grip lines...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 8,922
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: The Chicken is on the market

Knowing what kind of reputation RockDAWG enjoys on this website, I'm surprised that he is trying to recruit crew here. I would think he would have better luck recruiting on a website where he isn't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,163
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Ouch !!!

Mark,

You've never made a down payment and signed a loan document before? I've always thought a pint of blood was pretty standard...

George, Welcome aboard! What type of boat and what were...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,286
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Eco friendly anchoring

According to Liz, Swell has a Yanmar 4JH2E model diesel 51-hp engine with Walter V-drive and a 110 gal diesel tank.
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