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Search: Posts Made By: HighFly_27
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-10-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,865
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Mast Life and When to Replace It ?

Control Cables are inspected per the Manufactures Service Manual. Control cables are always checked during the annual inspection. Visual Inspection for Wear or Broken Strands and Correct Tension per...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-07-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,865
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Mast Life and When to Replace It ?

Casey,

I found out from one of the folks here that the Mast is supported and Not Subject to the ... unsupported loads that a aircraft would endure.

If the Mast is rigged properly with Zero...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-06-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,865
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Mast Life and When to Replace It ?

DavidPM

I had not gone that far with the Keel Plates (did not look at them). I did not know what they were made of. I reckon that my knowledge base on keel plates ain't to jazzy. I assumed......
Forum: There's This Place... 10-04-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,979
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Long Term Live Aboard at St Tomas VI (US)

Thanks to You All,

I've learned a lot from everyone's input. I found out that $ 1,3XX.00 is way too much to pay for a round trip to St Thomas. Learned that the $ 300.00 permit for mooring/...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-03-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,865
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Mast Life and When to Replace It ?

david pm,

Where would you dig the keel plates up ? I assume that a full service / ship yard would have access to them. I have a steel fabricator back round, working on heavy equip. and heavy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-03-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Advice on Buying a Complete Set of Sails for Islander 37 MS

Killarney

I really liked your BlogSpot On Ainia.

I read the current and older info. as well, Great Read and read some of it twice.

Sorry to hear about your hand and time to heal delay... it...
Forum: There's This Place... 10-03-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,979
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Long Term Live Aboard at St Tomas VI (US)

FarCry,

The airline travel was checked thru several companies (Expedia, Cheap Tickets, etc.). The lowest I found was $ 989.00 (3 stops) and 2 seats left. The general price was in the
$ 1,39X.00...
Forum: There's This Place... 10-03-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,979
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Long Term Live Aboard at St Tomas VI (US)

FarCry

I appreciate your detailed explanation about St Thomas... really helped.

My intention's are to live at St Thomas (based there) and come back to US once or twice a year. I'd stay in the...
Forum: There's This Place... 10-03-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,979
Posted By HighFly_27
Long Term Live Aboard at St Tomas VI (US)

I'd like to hear from the live aboards at St Thomas VI (US).

Looking for Cost, Likes & Dislikes of the ___________ different marinas or docking/ mooring locations.

I would like to stay at St...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-02-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By HighFly_27
Advice on Buying a Complete Set of Sails for Islander 37 MS

I got my 1970 Islander M. S. over a year ago and need to buy a complete set of sails.

Islander 37 Hull Type & Sail Data:

Hull Type:Fiberglass, Fin Keel
Rig Type: Masthead Sloop

LOA: 36.5'...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-01-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,865
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Mast Life and When to Replace It ?

You All,

I was going to bring up the Chain Plates and was going to inspect them... looking for evidence of corrosion. I did Not Realize that the bolts have/ or may be crystalized. I think that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-01-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,865
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Mast Life and When to Replace It ?

Mr. Clarke,

Thank You for taking the time to explain things, I buy it.. 100%. I did not think about the difference of a unsupported aircraft component in comparison to a supported sailboat mast....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-01-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,865
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Mast Life and When to Replace It ?

Delezynski

I think your Replacement Logic is Well Founded.

Is it Ok to ask the cost of your mast and where ? Your a 27 footer and the mast will be smaller, the supplier name would be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-01-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,865
Posted By HighFly_27
Mast Life and When to Replace It ?

Boat Info: 1970 Islander 37 M S

I've searched for information but did not find a lot about the method used to evaluate a mast and when to replace it.

My mast has some (2 inches) corrosion at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-30-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,094
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Figuring Max. Pay Load for Long Range Passage

** The 5.400 N. miles was just a figure to obtain if I wanted to go that far without stopping. The stop distance would be dependent on good (ports) places to lay up and enjoy the trip. The traveled...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-30-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,094
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Figuring Max. Pay Load for Long Range Passage

JonEisberg

Really, I'm Not committed to a Global Circumnavigation at this time. I have been thinking about this for some time but would not happen till 2015. Currently, my Mother is in poor health...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-30-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,094
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Figuring Max. Pay Load for Long Range Passage

BobPerry,

I'm aware of Center of Gravity Requirements and treating the I-37 like a aircraft (wt. loading).

The 50 gal. diesel tank is mid ship or fairy close. I have some room in this area to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-30-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,094
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Figuring Max. Pay Load for Long Range Passage

BobPerry

I have more respect for the Ocean (calculated fear) than the airways, it's fairly deep in some places. Also, it has flesh eating critters. I can't afford to fall out of/ or sink the boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-30-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,094
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Figuring Max. Pay Load for Long Range Passage

Capta or others

Yes, this is a Global Circumnavigation and just working numbers but I'm glad you Chimed in. I can read stuff... and figure all I want but nothing better than info. from the folks...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-30-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,094
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Figuring Max. Pay Load for Long Range Passage

The 20 hours is based on Not Sailing on a Continuous (24 hrs.) Basis, the range may go up to 6000 NM but not what I'm looking for here in this post, it's (nearly) a Singled Handed situation.

** My...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-30-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,094
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Figuring Max. Pay Load for Long Range Passage

It's a I-37 Motor Sailor.... you guys were joking me but it ain't that fast.

I wanted to know my maximum weight (6000 pay load, with everything) and how to figure the weight and what immersion...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-30-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,094
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Figuring Max. Pay Load for Long Range Passage

Yes, I'm looking into a Water Maker and would lessen my Load to below 5,000 pounds. I need to fit add-in diesel tanks that are placed next to the existing fuel tank. Add-in tanks = 200 gal. of diesel...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-30-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,094
Posted By HighFly_27
Figuring Max. Pay Load for Long Range Passage

The Boat in Question -- 1970 Islander 37 Motor Sailor

Boat Wt. = 14,000

Draft = 5' 9 "

Ballast = 7,000 < forgot exact no#.

Beam - 10' 11"
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-03-2013
Replies: 569
Views: 138,213
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

Shinook,

I have to laugh again. I was in the PA National Guard in the early 70's. They had some old.
helicopters, were hand me downs from the active duty Army. I was drilling on the weekend and...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-02-2013
Replies: 569
Views: 138,213
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

Skattered82

I'm chuckling & smiling to myself. I say this... because it happened to me and I suspected that your autopilot was engaged or something lodged in your steering control system.
...
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