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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-28-2011
Replies: 393
Views: 163,837
Posted By heyross
Using Butyl Tape

Call me old fashioned but I have always used a tap to put in a thread that suits the bolt that is to go through the deck. This has served several functions over the years. If a nut has fallen off due...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-05-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,188
Posted By heyross
Whisker Pole response

G'day

My yacht is similar in design to yours. Our main spinnaker is fairly large and the pole extends well beyond the fore-stay so we end-for-end the pole. Up to twenty knots this is fairly easy....
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-17-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 6,080
Posted By heyross
Dear all, I stand corrected. Part 6 should read...

Dear all,
I stand corrected. Part 6 should read leech cord and FOOT cord. SVAuspicious raises a good point in that too often, especially in a heavy race, we all want to pack up quickly often...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-05-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,979
Posted By heyross
Liquorice, I just shortened the search to...

Liquorice, I just shortened the search to http://www.blumhorst.com/catalina27/self-tacking-jib and saw the other photos. It still doesn't allow for the repositioning of the jib cars along the boat....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-05-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,979
Posted By heyross
Thanks Liquorice! Love the "Tardis". Can you give...

Thanks Liquorice! Love the "Tardis". Can you give me a bit more detail on how the bloody thing works.

Ross
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-05-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 3,442
Posted By heyross
With your initial problem about the Genoa clew...

With your initial problem about the Genoa clew knots getting stuck while tacking, one solution that works exceptionally well is to overlap the port and starboard jib sheets by 3' or so. At the middle...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-05-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,979
Posted By heyross
Many thanks for your ideas! The Hoyt Boom sounds...

Many thanks for your ideas! The Hoyt Boom sounds great but I should have mentioned that not only do my wife and I cruise but we also race the boat and have a #1 with 150% overlap and a #2 with a 120%...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-04-2011
Replies: 66
Views: 13,454
Posted By heyross
I agree with "fallard". The best way to come into...

I agree with "fallard". The best way to come into a slip is to use the spring that that prevents you going any further in the direction you are going (whether it be forward or reverse).

If you...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-01-2011
Replies: 42
  Poll: do you gybe?
Views: 7,623
Posted By heyross
The best hint - gybing successfully is about...

The best hint - gybing successfully is about apparent wind speed.

My hull speed is just over 7 knots. If there is 25 knot wind there is 18 knots of apparent breeze blowing in my spinnaker. If I...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-01-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 6,080
Posted By heyross
The best advice given to me for finding initial...

The best advice given to me for finding initial car position is:
1. Fold the sail in half along the leech
2. Put a small felt mark there
3. Use a straight edge (tight piece of cord etc) from the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-01-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,547
Posted By heyross
All my halyards are internal with the spinnaker...

All my halyards are internal with the spinnaker halyard exit about 7 ft above the deck to allow crew member to jump the halyard when hoisting. Also, another issue is that when at anchor, there is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-01-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,891
Posted By heyross
I agree with Faster. I have ALL leads and sheets...

I agree with Faster. I have ALL leads and sheets coming back to the cockpit and as close together as possible. I don't know what your purchase is on your outhaul but I ran 2 sets of blocks internally...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-01-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,979
Posted By heyross
Self-tacking jib

I would like to put a self-tacking jib for No.3 and No.4 making single handed sailing easier.
The big loss with a self-tacking jib is that it is almost impossible to move the jib cars fore and aft...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-01-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By heyross
G'Day from Yeppoon

Yeppoon is located on the coast of Queensland about half-way between Brisbane and Cairns. The Great Barrier Reef starts about 50 nm south of here. Our local islands are the Keppel Islands. Great...
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