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Search: Posts Made By: Jeff_H
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 16,237
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Boat sank at the dock

I can tell everyone that the moderators have had enough information supplied to us to be certain that this is not a troll and the general story is real. While the general interactions in this story...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,398
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: increasing and consolidating standing rigging size

Very few boats were built with undersized standing rigging. When standing rigging fails, it is usually a matter of a failure at a terminal, where it passes over a spreader tip, or where there is a...
Forum: Learning to Sail 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,080
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Setting up a spinnaker

You have gotten a lot of good advice here, especially Faster's comments on not needing to buy guys, and Shnool's comments and green diagram.

I do have a couple additional comments as follows:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 3,037
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Sailing single handed best size, not brand

This has been a great discussion so far; not because we all agree on one proper approach, but because so many of us are short-handed sailors and single-handers, and yet we each have selected the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 3,037
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Sailing single handed best size, not brand

As you have seen, your question is pretty much the kind of "how long is a piece of string?" question which is bound to elicit a a diversity of seemingly contradictory answers. The mutually exclusive...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-26-2015
Replies: 59
Views: 2,703
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: RF Main pros and cons

I apologize that I wrote this a few years ago for another purpose. I am posting it now since it still summarizes my basic beliefs about in-mast furling. Some things have changed since I wrote this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-13-2015
Replies: 102
Views: 6,033
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: One Ship Stupid

I would like to suggest one small improvement to that. Normally one of the advantages of a properly tied cleat knot is that it does not slide against the bearing surface of the cleat and so is less...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-05-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 6,928
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Freedom Mast Pros and cons

It would appear that Gary Mull designed Freedoms from 1985 through 1987. I must admit that I cheated and looked on which is a great resource for those kinds of questions.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-03-2015
Replies: 90
Views: 5,554
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Any way to check keel bolts?

While I am speculating on why Catalina Direct would caution against a trip to the Bahamas after sistering the keel bolts, my sense is that sistering the keel bolts in a very lightly built, minimally...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 12-28-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,322
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Simple Question-How good is the sailing in the Chesapeake ?

There was nothing stupid about your question. Even if you were a knowledgeable sailor it would be a reasonable question if you had not spent much time sailing on the Chesapeake Bay. There is a...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 12-23-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,322
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Simple Question-How good is the sailing in the Chesapeake ?

I have sailed on the Chesapeake bay for the past 30 years and have sailed on much of the U.S. Atlantic coast at one time or another. While I am very partial to the Bay and think its one of the best...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-21-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: new to Sail Net

Welcome to SailNet. There are sailors of all stripes around here, and a whole lot of with backgrounds similar to yours. So welcome aboard and enjoy yhe voyage.

Forum: Beneteau 12-15-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 6,289
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Beneteau Halts Production?

Sometimes, all it takes is a phone call. I called Chris Doscher, who is the North American Sales Director for Beneteau. Although Chris does not know me from Adam, like last time I called, he called...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-03-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 2,973
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: sailing as exercise?

Add me to the list of those who loses weight while cruising (or racing).

I also want to discuss Bubble's next to last point. I too generally sleep more deeply and longer on the boat. I have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-23-2014
Replies: 143
Views: 7,606
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Why are wheels so big?

I want to address the questions about my earlier statement on autopilots. Generally boats which are designed with large steering wheels depend on having a larger portion of the mechanical advantage...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-21-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 3,521
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Full keel or larger boat???

A couple quick thoughts here:
People who are prone to motion sickness fall in one of three categories:1. People who get sick from quick motion, 2. People who get sick from wide ranges of motion, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-15-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,381
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Interesting Sail plan...and boat

Back in the 1970s, there had been a lot of experiments with this basic rig. Usually the main mast (mizzen) was further aft than on this design. In reality, based on what the design world understands...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-11-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 811
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Raritan PHII toilets

I don't know when or where you looked but the list price for the pump housing with the shaft seal cartridge is around $70.00 and Defender has that part for around $60.00.

Raritan PHII Pump Housing...
Forum: Beneteau 11-07-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 6,289
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Beneteau Halts Production?

Beneteau does not have a shortage of 'teak' and they are not stopping or slowing production of boats. I don't know what the deal is with Fleur de Mer, but I could not let this one lie without...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-13-2014
Replies: 1,854
Views: 183,727
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

With all due respect, if you actually studied the lines and the naval architecture of the historic vessels you cited, you would see that they did not have round bottoms as much as elliptical bottoms...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-05-2014
Replies: 126
Views: 6,875
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Boat brands to stick with for ocean rough seas?

I think that it is a good thing that this thread has in part drifted from naming brands to broader discussions of how to prepare to cruise and what are the factors that make a good offshore cruiser,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Jet Class 14'

As others have said, the Jet was essentially a state of the art International 14 when they were designed. I've only sailed a Jet a few times when I was on the sailing team in college at away events...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 7,816
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Pros and cons for a double ender/Canoe Stern

I apologize in advance that this is quite long and I worte it for another purpose but it is a detailed discussion of double enders which starts with a bit of history.

When you look at really old...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-07-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 3,071
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Do I need new sails

Regarding the question of rake, below is the sailplan for ABH3's boat.
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-04-2014
Replies: 86
Views: 5,254
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Tiller or Wheel for Solo?

Ah but you forgot to note that he is within easy reach of his beer. Priorities, Priorities....
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