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Search: Posts Made By: owenmccall
Forum: Racing 04-03-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 3,612
Posted By owenmccall
KISS the baby(stay) goodbye?

Thanks, Paul, for the very clear reply. I had not considered the effect of a baby stay on spinnaker handling. My initial thoughts were that perhaps a baby-stay (as opposed to a more forward,...
Forum: Racing 04-02-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 3,612
Posted By owenmccall
baby stay?

This is a very old response of yours Jeff, but could you explain just what it is about baby stays that you don't like? I am thinking of adding one to my boat as a heavy air option (the rig does not...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-06-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 5,150
Posted By owenmccall
Sparkman and Stevens

Sparkman & Stevens were (and still are) yacht designers, not boat builders. Their reputation led some builders to use S&S in the model name, for instance my boat is called an "S&S 30" but was built...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-23-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 3,401
Posted By owenmccall
how to install head?

Raritan just resells Ronco tanks. Go to Ronco directly; they are a joy to deal with and their prices are impossible to beat, especially if you ask to buy wholesale (they will say yes). ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-14-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 1,061
Posted By owenmccall
Boat Buying Recommendation

First, find out what one-design classes are racing in your area. Pick from among those classes. Much more fun than handicap racing; if you''re first across the line, you won!

Owen
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-13-2005
Replies: 61
Views: 18,895
Posted By owenmccall
the concept of unsinkable yachts

Your article is "Fibreglass Boats and Damage Control" by Hugo de Plessis, found in the November 2004 issue of "Caribbean Compass".

Owen
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-14-2005
Replies: 0
Views: 500
Posted By owenmccall
air filter / flame arrestor

My old gas Albin 2-cyl. (new to me) is fitted with a very minimalist flame arrestor (a couple of layers of wire screen) but no air filter. Does anyone know of a USCG-approved combination unit...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-27-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 1,878
Posted By owenmccall
Boats and Luxury Watches

.....and "SUBmariner"?? Mariners who use one sink, or what?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-27-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 1,878
Posted By owenmccall
Boats and Luxury Watches

I must admit that this is something that I have never understood. Rolexes are so expensive to buy, and being mechanical they must be cleaned each year, and they lack the accuracy and various...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-06-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 3,151
Posted By owenmccall
Replacing boom parts

Also check RigRite. They have all kinds of obscure mast and boom fittings for old boats.

http://www.rigrite.com/

Owen
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-05-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 581
Posted By owenmccall
hull prep question

OK, I have removed about 20 years of bottom paint from my ''71 fiberglass sloop and am down to what may be a barrier coat. It does not look like gel coat; it is grey and very hard. Where the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-21-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 767
Posted By owenmccall
Strange keel zinc

My new (to me) boat is fitted with an odd kind of keel zinc. Just below where the (external lead) keel is bolted to the glass keel root there is a 4" dia. zinc disk fastened to the lead with 4 short...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-18-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 3,428
Posted By owenmccall
Albin O-22 Aux. Engine Owner''''s Group Forming

I have created a Yahoo Group for previous and current owners of boats equipped with the Albin O-22 gasoline auxiliary engine. If you fall into this category please consider joining by sending a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-17-2005
Replies: 16
Views: 6,947
Posted By owenmccall
Blue Water a Catalina 28 tall?

Well, the Topic Title contains "Catalina 28 tall" [rig], so that''s probably the boat in question.

Owen
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-14-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 950
Posted By owenmccall
muffler pros/cons

It was demonstrably an idiotic thought in the case of my boat''s PO. This is exactly what he had rigged up. The morning I took possesion the engine crankcase was found to be filled to the dipstick...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-11-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 3,868
Posted By owenmccall
"Tall Boy" vs. small Genoa

Thanks for the tip. Are you speaking of Best of SAIL Trim, edited by Charles Mason (2000), or New Book of Sail Trim, edited by Ken Textor (1995)? (Both are SAIL magazine anthologies.)

Thanks,
...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-10-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 3,868
Posted By owenmccall
"Tall Boy" vs. small Genoa

I recently purchased an old IOR racer that came with a passel of sails. Mostly these vary in size and weight and it is clear when one would hoist which. However, two have me puzzled: One is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-01-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 2,058
Posted By owenmccall
Hot/dry exhaust installation

DelmarRey wrote:
"You always want to eleminate as mush back pressure as possible. It can burn and/or deposit up the valves."

This is what I have always heard too, but a sailor friend of mine...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-01-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By owenmccall
Replacment Pushpit

I agree with Jack. I just had the pulpit on my new (to me) S&S30 replaced. It cost almost $1000, but was designed as an exact duplicate to the original (a quirky design that I wanted to maintain),...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-11-2005
Replies: 16
Views: 10,467
Posted By owenmccall
WESTSAIL 32 and similar

As I have said before in this forum, there is no substitute for learning to sail in dinghys first. HOWEVER, for those who insist on ignoring my sage advice, there are zero cost options on keelboats....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-03-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 2,058
Posted By owenmccall
Hot/dry exhaust installation

Thanks, that sounds like great advice. I will proceed just as you say.

But how do you support the system? Using pipe it will weigh quite a bit.

Owen
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-21-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 2,058
Posted By owenmccall
Hot/dry exhaust installation

I would much prefer to do a waterlift, and the bilge is deep enough to position such a muffler below engine level. However, the side discharge means that the top loop of such a system would have to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-20-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 2,058
Posted By owenmccall
Hot/dry exhaust installation

I need to undo the previous owner''s "improvement" to my engine exhaust system. He had replaced the original design (which included a very long hot/dry run) with a waterlift setup where the water is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-16-2004
Replies: 12
Views: 3,111
Posted By owenmccall
Lake Superior

Do you mean "virtually no experience" sailing, or just in sailing keelboats? If you do not yet know how to sail, you will find it very difficult (if not impossible) learning properly on these...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-13-2004
Replies: 0
Views: 1,236
Posted By owenmccall
Building a New Rudder

See the thread: "Building a new ruuder".
(I would hate for this informative thread to be lost in the archives due to a simple misspelling.)
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