SailNet Community - Search Results

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Chat  
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Search Forums
 Not a Member? 


Showing results 1 to 25 of 145
Search took 0.03 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: SkywalkerII
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,662
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Which 27 ??

Even though this issue has been pounded to death, I'll say it one more time.

An older Atomic 4 engine should not be a deal breaker in my opinion. The support, availability of parts, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 757
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: whisker pole topping lift - to mast or cockpit?

I agree with Jann.

Did the same on my Tartan 27. Put a small block just north of the spreaders. Simple solution, works well. I cleat it off at the mast.

Skywalker
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-06-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 900
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Greenport Summer Slip Marina Recommendations

You could drive to Maine quicker!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-06-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 2,232
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Cockpit Draining - Below waterline?

My 1966 Tartan 27 has two drains that go straight to the bottom, exiting through thru hulls. I replaced the hoses, double clamp them, and forget them. Luckily, in an emergency, they are easily...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-19-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 2,451
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: What is the life span of a chart plotter???

I have an old Garmin color plotter, over 10 years old. I sent it to Garmin for repairs. For a hundred bucks, they replaced the color screen, fixed a crack here and there. It is as good as new.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-31-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 1,885
Posted By SkywalkerII
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-31-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 1,885
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Bilge pump cutoff delay? Narrow bilge

The bilge on my T27 is under the engine, too. After all these years, the one thing I have not done is pull the engine.

I'd love to put a drain down there, too. It would be helpful now for my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-30-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 1,885
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Bilge pump cutoff delay? Narrow bilge

Abuse,

Thanks, that's another great option.

I just finished scraping and painting my trusty A4, so cleaning the bilge is next on the to do list. Once I'm up to my elbows, I'll take accurate...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-26-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 1,885
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Bilge pump cutoff delay? Narrow bilge

Brian

Thanks for the link. They have the perfect product - 2.5 inches wide!

Bingo
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-26-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 1,885
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Bilge pump cutoff delay? Narrow bilge

I have a similar problem on my Tartan 27. The bilge is split by the centerboard trunk, making it very narrow. I've been looking for a pump that has a hose fitting for the uptake, figuring I'll...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-22-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,770
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Ablative anti-fouling paint, One coat or ten?

Fstbttms,

I wish my area was low fouling! And if this is, I'd hate to see what is high fouling.

I typically clean my bottom every couple of weeks. I use a soft brush and rarely have any hard...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-22-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,770
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Ablative anti-fouling paint, One coat or ten?

An additional thought...

How often do you clean the bottom. If you are a racer, you are going to polish pretty often, removing some paint. If you are a cruiser, you will clean less often.

As...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-18-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: loosening jib halyard on roller furling

I'm sure few will agree, but I still use wire/rope halyard. When I bought my T 27 in 2001, it still had the original 1966 halyard! I figured, what the hell, it lasted that long, I'll stick with it....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-10-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,995
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Dinghy and Engine Choices

Like asdf38, I've gone through several dinghies for my Tartan 27. Started with a 7 foot fiberglass. Too small, not stable enough. Went to a 8.6 inflatable and 2 hp honda outboard. It would fit on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-10-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,369
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Are you a dock person or a mooring person?

MaineSail, I've never seen anything like those boats with dock damage. Damn. I'm a mooring guy, so I didn't need persuading, but that's an eye opener.

Barry and I are in the same club, same...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-25-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,305
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Short tacking to windward is sailings heavy lifting.

From my point of view, short tacking is in the same zip code as sailing on and off your mooring. A test of skill, forethought, and adventure that brightens my day. Turns the ordinary into fun.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-30-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,512
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Repowering a Pearson 31

Drop by the Moyer Marine Forum. Great bunch of guys. Straight shooters even though they (we) love our A4s. Many have extra blocks, total spare engines, etc. Take some pictures, get some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-15-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 819
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Fairing interior fiberglass after core replacement

Wow, it amazes me how many of us are crazy enough to do this job. Great work.

I did my re core from the top, so my sanding and fairing was physically easier. I used West System with low density...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-11-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,240
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Rigging knife

I carry the stainless version of the Myerchin. It has a sheep's foot tip, not a sharp point. Same scabbard and marlin spike. Great knife.

Skywalker
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-06-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 4,910
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Fresh water tank vent location options

My Tartan 27's fresh water tank vents inside the anchor locker, FWIW.

SKywalker
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Replacement stanchions?

Do you need to stantion and the base, or just the stantion?

I might have something that will work.

Skywalker
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-15-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,250
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: How much for Atomic 4 Engine?

Go to the Moyer Marine site and you will get great advice and probably find a buyer.

Remember to post where it is...location location location!

Skywalker
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-09-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 3,954
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

Jon,

Excellent points. Great idea to eliminate the slap and batten hang up.

The PO installed mine and I was tempted to just remove it. I single hand a lot, so I figured I give them a shot. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-09-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 3,954
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

My line is continuous. It starts tied to an eye on the forward, starboard side of the boom. Up to the block, which is suspended from a length of stainless wire. Down to an eye under the aft...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-09-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 3,954
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

Good luck.

If I made one now, I'm not sure which way I would go. The one I have works well, but in truth, once the sail is tied up, the lazy jacks are in the way of hoisting. If they were...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 145

 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:51 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.