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Search: Posts Made By: Shockwave
Forum: Learning to Sail 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 3,713
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Does a sailboat need a travler?

You might consider running your main sheet from the standing block to the upper fiddle first instead of the lower fiddle. It'll be easier to adjust the traveler with the sheet reaved this way.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By Shockwave
Re: in mast furling issue

Or to little halyard tension.........
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 4,411
Posted By Shockwave
Re: The trend in new cruising boats....

Capta, it's an old boat. We don't generally sail from the aft cockpit, especially if it's just the two of us at night. This picture is after I brought her coffee, it was a pleasant morning, she...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 4,411
Posted By Shockwave
Re: The trend in new cruising boats....

If your wife won't stand the three to six watch, you're ******.

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-13-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 2,127
Posted By Shockwave
Re: New halyard: Sta-Set or Sta-Set X?

We have start set x for kite halyards, it's OK but as others have said it's stiff. Coiling a hundred for of 5/8" is not much fun. If we raced more it would be gone. The runners are 1/2" amsteel...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 2,314
Posted By Shockwave
Re: I Equate it to Driving in a Bad Snow Storm!

You can depower the boat by:
Max backstay tension, this bows the mast, flattening the main and keeping the jib from getting too deep.
Solid halyard tension to keep draft forward.
Cunningham and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2014
Replies: 93
Views: 7,313
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Jeanneau, the worst boat for the money?

You know, if you were to debate pluses and minuses of specific building practices of a Jeaneau vs a (pick your brand) it could probably done in a constructive way. (ie. I prefer through bolted and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-09-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,563
Posted By Shockwave
Re: bermuda 40

A 105 is fine for most for most sailing, if it's blowing 4 knots most people will motor, if it's blowing 10 a full main and number 3 gets you 85/90% of what a number one will give you. We typically...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-09-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Late 80's C&C 37+/40, Any Opinions?

Well built boats that have stood the test of time. Friends have one from the early eighties that looks new, they enjoy the boat greatly.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2014
Replies: 66
Views: 4,411
Posted By Shockwave
Re: The trend in new cruising boats....

New cruising boats don't need sail controls, they motor just fine without them.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,509
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Who is divorced because of sailing?

In case of a divorce the fight will be who gets the boat. I'm a lucky guy, she loves sailing, loves working on the boat, loves truly crappy weather and is looking forward to living aboard in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2014
Replies: 86
Views: 4,304
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Tiller or Wheel for Solo?

I find upwind work is easier with a tiller, while downwind work is easier with a wheel on keel boats. It's easier to stand and see wave patterns when sailing under a kite, it's easier to see wave...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 1,958
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Daytime anchor ball

We use an anchoring ball. As others have mentioned, it's more of a defensive move.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-17-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 2,899
Posted By Shockwave
Re: How big is too big for one man?

The problem is you don't know what you don't know. How long is a string?
Have you been sailing? On what? Where? Was it cruising or racing? Until you have time aboard boats it's tough to give...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-12-2014
Replies: 144
Views: 6,025
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Max wind

No matter what is said some one will be offended if you mention a deficiency in a boat. Some one owns the boat you mention and will feel slighted.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-26-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 6,114
Posted By Shockwave
Re: What do you pay for Slip Fees??

$6600 per season (May~October) 75 foot slip. Great Lakes
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-26-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,019
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Changing forward hatch direction

At anchor we cover the foredeck with canvas and open the forward hatch, it's a Manship double hatch and whether we open in forward or reverse it provided good ventilation. So yes, explore switching...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-26-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,611
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Blue water boat for the Great Lakes?

Having raced countless Mac's, both sides, and super Mac's I think it's fair to say the lakes can get more then a bit rough. It's not uncommon to be in 8 footers with 3.5 second periods, those...
Forum: Racing 06-03-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,021
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Why do you race

That's some funny ****, can you straighten some of my winch handles the crew bent over? Have you ever tailed a 3/4" sheet over 80 foot as it's drug across a rig? Have you ever done an inside peel...
Forum: Racing 06-03-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,021
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Why do you race

It kind of depends on the boat. The foot of our heavy one is 40 foot long, it weighs 150~200 pounds. It can be physically challenging with full crew of grown men.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Fairing interior fiberglass after core replacement

I Use Awlgrip Awlfair. It's Allot Of Work. To Get Some Thing Fair Might Take 10 Applications.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-15-2014
Replies: 167
Views: 12,054
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

Good job Christian, big project!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-15-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,702
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Spinnaker Pole for Genoa Downwind

You'll do fine, rig it and fool around with the jib first just to learn the mechanics of how to set it. When that's comfortable, hoist the kite. Crawl, walk, run... 99% of anything is just getting...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-14-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,702
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Spinnaker Pole for Genoa Downwind

You don't need to strike the pole if its triangulated. Roll the jib and be done with it, leave the pole in place.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-14-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,702
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Spinnaker Pole for Genoa Downwind

C'mon, moster pole on an Almond 31? Lift it with the topping lift, rig a foreguy and use the sheet as an after guy. It's really not that hard.

If you want to rig an independent after guy you can...
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