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Search: Posts Made By: bblument
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,263
Posted By bblument
Re: Whisker pole?

Thanks for your help, Schmidty. Points well taken on the preventer. That would certainly dial the nerves down a bit while steering downwind... I'll definitely start doing that, although maybe from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,263
Posted By bblument
Re: Whisker pole?

I UNDERSTOOD all of that!!!! (I think). OK.. not QUITE all of it, but it's probably just a glitch in my mental picturing abilities. It has to do with your description of the inside gybe procedure...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,263
Posted By bblument
Re: Whisker pole?

OK, as promised, I've done a bunch more "homework" and have a better idea of most of the techniques that you folks have suggested.... not crystal clear, but much better. I watched all the related...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,263
Posted By bblument
Re: Whisker pole?

Ok... Ok... there it is again.. that "MAN, am I a bumbling idiot who can't understand anything" feeling... <grin>. Gotta confess, I can't visualize half the stuff you guys are talking about yet, but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,263
Posted By bblument
Whisker pole?

Howdy, all..

I'd like to get a whisker pole for our Pearson 26. There's a track and car for one on the mast. I'm assuming this is for a spinnaker pole and/or whisper pole. Can they be one and...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 1 Day Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 9,778
Posted By bblument
Re: Sailing downwind is much harder than sailing upwind.

Thanks, Jackdale. I never even thought about that, obviously. The combined weight of crew on my boat (my wife and I) is shy of 300 pounds, and we haven't noticed much effect when sailing upwind. I...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 2 Days Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 9,778
Posted By bblument
Re: Sailing downwind is much harder than sailing upwind.

I'll re-awake this zombie thread, too... hate to see it die because it has so many good tips in it, especially for relatively new sailors like my wife and I.

I still much prefer sailing into the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,357
Posted By bblument
Re: Fellow Four Eyes dealing with rain

Gotta agree there. I learned my lesson about glasses and going forward a few weeks ago. When we went to bring the sails down on the way into our marina, we were out in the strongest winds we'd...
Forum: Learning to Sail 5 Days Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 2,178
Posted By bblument
Re: ASA Course test

Tempest,

THANK YOU!!! lol.. that was great! :)
Forum: Learning to Sail 5 Days Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 2,178
Posted By bblument
Re: ASA Course test

hey, Hey, HEY... not so fast!! You typed "co-working" instead of "co-worker"...look who's talking now! <grin>... just kiddin' around.

You know, as I was typing my sweeping generalization in the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 5 Days Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 2,178
Posted By bblument
Re: ASA Course test

Man, did I ever read your initial post incorrectly then. I thought you were bashing the "old school" way of thinking. My apologies for misinterpreting your point.. thanks for not getting bugged...
Forum: Learning to Sail 5 Days Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 2,178
Posted By bblument
Re: ASA Course test

That could be interpreted two ways. If a PHD is now required to practice what used to be accomplished with an undergraduate degree, could that also be taken to mean that a contemporary PHD requires...
Forum: Learning to Sail 6 Days Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 2,178
Posted By bblument
Re: ASA Course test

Not be argumentative, but I have to take exception to your position. Unless I misunderstand you, you are equating the ability to look up an answer with a skill. In this...
Forum: Learning to Sail 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 3,900
Posted By bblument
AOA vs. Power

Jeff,

Could you elaborate further on the relationships between AoA and power? My background is aeronautical rather than nautical, and I'm getting a little confused. At a given airpseed, a...
Forum: Learning to Sail 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 3,900
Posted By bblument
Re: Does a sailboat need a travler?

I wrote my previous post immediately after reading ZVZephyr's first post. The clarity of his writing helped make a lot of things make sense to me... things I've seen happen on the boat that I didn't...
Forum: Learning to Sail 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 3,900
Posted By bblument
Re: Does a sailboat need a travler?

I snipped the body of that post, but, well... WOW!!!! I understood ALL of it, and probably learned more about efficient sail trim and usage than I have from any other single post or source I've read...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By bblument
Re: Yet Another Leaky Portlight Thread

I meant to include something else. A VERY helpful person here on the board forwarded me an article he had written about a similar job that was published in one of the major sailing mags a while ago....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By bblument
Re: Yet Another Leaky Portlight Thread

I did EXACTLY the job you're about to do on my Pearson 26. The aluminum extrusions have the same channels and I used the kit from Catalina that you're referring to. It worked great, and I see no...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 3,966
Posted By bblument
Re: Important boat stuff you forget

If it makes you feel any better, we had exactly the same conversation... about 8 miles into the wilderness while climbing the Three Brothers peaks in the Adirondaks... with my three sons (early teens...
Forum: Outboard 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By bblument
Re: Single Lever Engine Control

Thank you for the reply. I did pull the old one and completely disassembled it. The jam was caused by one of the spring-loaded balls that create the "detent" locations in the travel of the shifter...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By bblument
Re: Reducing bird mess

I just leave chocolate, cheese, and red meat on the deck for them. Binds the little @#$#@ up real good. It's fun to watch them waddle around, all hunched over making low, uncomfortable groaning...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 133
Views: 10,605
Posted By bblument
Re: Don't have to be rich to sail

Indeed. If anyone DOES have some personal experience or specialized knowledge on how to deal with those two tragic scenarios, I am ALL ears and eyes... type away.. please!

Barry
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 106
Views: 9,203
Posted By bblument
Re: So where the heck do you shower???

lol.. keep it up guys. While you're busy equating size with quality (gimme a break, Len.. :) ), I just got back from a wonderful night on our 26' boat, upon which I can stand erect (shut up, Len...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-23-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 2,582
Posted By bblument
Re: Anyone ever sold at a profit?

I'd be willing to try... ;)

I bought my '72 Pearson 26 for $2500 a little less than 2 years, three new sails, new running rigging, outhaul, downhaul, and vang tackle, a head install, a new mast...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2014
Replies: 156
Views: 6,965
Posted By bblument
Re: Give AIS a rest

Thanks for clearing that up for me, Mike. I had taken the logical cause and effect chain one step too far; since the wind generally determines which side the boom is on, I thought that the wind...
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