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Search: Posts Made By: DwayneSpeer
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 02-17-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By DwayneSpeer
Thanks guys. Yes there are just too many options.

Thanks guys. Yes there are just too many options.
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 02-14-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By DwayneSpeer
Summer Itinerary

I'm looking for suggestions for a summer itinerary for a week leaving out of Comox and returning there. I'll be on a 44 foot boat with two other couples. One couple has no sailing experience but...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-03-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,056
Posted By DwayneSpeer

No, it's a poor jumping off point for the South Pacific. The currents and winds all are going north from there.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-27-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,347
Posted By DwayneSpeer
Personal preferences

I think it's a matter of personal preferences. Travelers that are on the cabin top free up room in the cockpit but have disadvantages as noted by others above. Travelers that are in the cockpit...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-20-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,571
Posted By DwayneSpeer
I agree.

I agree.
Forum: Electronics 11-17-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 872
Posted By DwayneSpeer
who knows

It seems to me that the answer is dependent upon two things.
1. Do you need to be able to read information on the display while at the helm?
2. Do you control the pilot from the display?

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-17-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 11,723
Posted By DwayneSpeer
lots of rode

I have 200 feet of chain backed with 200 feet of rode. I marked the chain with multiple zip ties on the chain every 30 feet. The wife just counts the number of times the ties show up as I let the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-15-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,234
Posted By DwayneSpeer

My 37 foot 20,000 pound sloop has a 38 hp Beta that was a replacement for a 35 hp Volvo a few years back. It powers a Volvo saildrive. I cruise at 1800 rpm (6 knots) and burn 0.5 gals per hour. My...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-15-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 6,129
Posted By DwayneSpeer
Beta engines are Kubotas which have parts and...

Beta engines are Kubotas which have parts and service world wide. Beta just adds all the stuff needed to run them with water cooling and other nice to have things like an oil change pump.

I too,...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 10-13-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 5,492
Posted By DwayneSpeer
new piling?

I was at our club a couple of weeks ago when one of our members came rushing up to me all excited and said she had spotted a piling in the river where she had never seen one before and wanted to know...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-13-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,082
Posted By DwayneSpeer
Don't look

I stopped looking up when going under bridges a long time ago. My heart just wouldn't take it! However, I did in fact, hit the clearance (navigation?) light hanging under a bridge once. That's how...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-13-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By DwayneSpeer
Main sail

I'm going to assume you're talking about your main and advise you to assure that it's properly tensioned when raised. The rule of thumb is raise it until all of the slack is gone and then crank in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-11-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 914
Posted By DwayneSpeer
It matters if you are trying to trim your sails...

It matters if you are trying to trim your sails to get the most of them and know what your usual speed is under each particular trim. Like in a race.

I have both and use both regularily.
Forum: Living Aboard 10-10-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 3,491
Posted By DwayneSpeer
Sailing up the coast from as far down as Newport...

Sailing up the coast from as far down as Newport would be a BIG DEAL! If you're going to live aboard find someplace in Puget Sound OR get a trailerable boat.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-05-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,403
Posted By DwayneSpeer
No chain for me

I wouldn't use chain at all. Rather, I'd use 3/4 inch three strand nylon with thimbles in each end. I've seen several mooring balls on shore because the chain wore in two as a result of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,458
Posted By DwayneSpeer

My 37 has a design dry weight of 13,500 pounds but lifts at 20,000.
Forum: Racing 09-29-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By DwayneSpeer
Very good Skipper

Yup, Catching the Capri is tough even in higher winds because the skipper is so good. But it can be done. This past Spring series I was blessed with good winds every race day and managed to finish...
Forum: Racing 09-26-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By DwayneSpeer

This past Saturday was the long race of the season for us at the WWYC at 25 miles. Many times in the past this long race has turned into a drift race and the past week we've had a high pressure...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-20-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,240
Posted By DwayneSpeer
Who me?

I've never been lost with or without GPS. I have been a bit bewildered now and again!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-12-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By DwayneSpeer
Keep it.

Why not just make an official note of the engine swap in your ship's log book and keep the old hour meter?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-11-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,627
Posted By DwayneSpeer
Encapsulated keel?

If your keel was formed by pouring lead into a fiberglass form that is part of the hull then you should worry about it and have it inspected. If it is a separate form and only bolted to the bottom...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-11-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,608
Posted By DwayneSpeer
Do your homework first

My best advice is make sure you do your homework first. LEDs are rated both by Kelvin Color and Brightness. Get ones that are well into the white range and bright enough to actually use. I made...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-11-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 5,175
Posted By DwayneSpeer

Of course you can use the boom for a crane. I've used mine more than once like that. Once when I replaced my fuel tank and again when I replaced my engine. You will want to lift the boom with your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-09-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 31,693
Posted By DwayneSpeer
Practical Sailor

They just published their results of testing finishes after two years of being out in the sun in Florida. There were three classes of finishes tested: Varnish Alternatives (oils and Cetol),...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 8,139
Posted By DwayneSpeer

Seems to me that a large beach umbrella would be a good alternative and is moveable to block the sun as it gets closer to the horizon.

I have a bimini and removable zipper on connector for full...
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