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Search: Posts Made By: CaptDave
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-15-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 3,900
Posted By CaptDave
Re: Does a sailboat need a travler?

The only advantage I can see is that with a traveler you can lock the sheet in the center when close hauled which would help sheet the sail in tighter. My staysail is on a "twin line" setup and I've...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 08-05-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By CaptDave
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-05-2014
Replies: 115
Views: 7,776
Posted By CaptDave
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

You can do it. Size doesn't matter too much. Bernard Moitessier was only 140lb and sailed all over the world alone. That's the about size of the average woman. He wrote several cool books also, so...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 07-10-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 776
Posted By CaptDave
Re: Cheeky Rafiki - what happenned?

It was discussed in another post in this same section.

Basically from the photos and reports the keel seems to have broken lose and fell off.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-30-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 959
Posted By CaptDave
Re: Boat won't come up into wind

Are you sailing with just the head sail or do you have the main up? If you're just sailing with the head sail try putting the main sail up to balance her.

Also, if you were motorsailing maybe...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-19-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,718
Posted By CaptDave
Re: Radar signature

My random thoughts...

The corner reflector (the spherical type with intersecting disks) is designed to work at all angles of heel since the idea of the "corner" is to create a 180 degree...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-30-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By CaptDave
Re: Endurance 35 owners please ->

Never mind, guys. I went and inspected the boat in person today. The boat, in fact, has no keel bolts and the ballast is encapsulated in the molded keel.

The surveyor apparently mixed up boats as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-30-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By CaptDave
Re: Endurance 35 owners please ->

Thanks Jolly Roger for the response. I was actually curious about whether or not he talked about the right boat in that part of his report as I suspect some surveyors copy and paste statements from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-30-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By CaptDave
Endurance 35 owners please ->

Hello,

I am looking at buying an Endurance 35 built in Spain out of GRP and I was told by the surveyor that the ballast bolts were rusted. To be truthful, I never expected to find ballast bolts on...
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