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Search: Posts Made By: jameswilson29
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Temporary fix to deck cracks?

Most boats that age have spider cracks around the stanchions. These do not necessarily allow water in. Large cracks that would allow water ingress indicate a more serious problem. It is always a...
Forum: Living Aboard 2 Days Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,221
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Is the Newport 27' a suitable liveaboard for a small family?

Are you looking for an endorsement of your parenting? Meet with a child psychologist or family counselor to discuss your plans.

Worried about violating the law? Consult with a family law...
Forum: Diesel 3 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 565
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Universal M25 Knock?

Here is another possibility - you inadvertently added diesel with low cetane. You could try a cetane additive to determine if it makes any difference. Did you buy the fuel from a different source...
Forum: Diesel 3 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Diesel engine

Check eBay motors - buy "This Old Boat" by Don Casey and replace the engine yourself. You should be able to find a operable used diesel for about $2K.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 2,270
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Bayway Marina NJ

From usharbors.com:

"North of the Cape May Canal are several creeks. The first of any importance to navigation is Bidwell Creek (39°07.7'N., 74°53.4'W.), a drainage canal 12 miles...
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos 3 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: This video is absolutely riveting...

Yes, I replaced 6 rivets in less than 10 minutes. Both ends are now tightened up, after becoming quite loose. The forces are spinnaker pole ends are shearing forces, so a rivet is perfectly...
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos 4 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By jameswilson29
This video is absolutely riveting...

Replacing old corroded rivets on spinnaker pole with new rivets:

Replacing corroded rivets on spinnaker pole with new rivets - YouTube
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 833
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Chesapeake Bay Anchor Holding Power test

Why don't you pick a test vessel closer in size and displacement to that most of us sail?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 5 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,176
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Catalina 275 sport

O.K., sure, how much did you pay for the boat, including all options?

Did you negotiate the price?

How much of a discount off the list price did you obtain?

Did you pay cash, use the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,227
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: How many people do I need to fly my a-sail

I launch and retrieve both symmetrical and asymmetrical solo from the cockpit/companionway area. For launch, the sail is hoisted from the crotch of the jib, outside the jib, running nearly downwind....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,960
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: smoke filling up the cabin

...and change it every year when you winterize, as it loses its anti-corrosive properties over time...
Forum: Living Aboard 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,451
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Boat Sitting - Is it really an outrageous proposition?

So, basically, you get all the benefits of boat ownership without the cost?

What a wonderful, self-serving arrangement!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Cruising chute...keep or sell?

Here, look at this video of an asymmetrical spinnaker making good speed in light wind:

Pearson 28 "Thoe" sails north on Rappahannock River on beam reach under asymmetrical spinnaker - YouTube
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Cruising chute...keep or sell?

1. Yes.
2. Easy to use, no pole required, not much more difficult than a jib, but requires a larger set of balls.
3. Yes, look on eBay - prolly worth $200-$600 depending on condition.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 144
Views: 5,589
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Max wind

It is difficult not to notice that you have put up quite the spirited defense of this particular boat model.

Care to reveal what your true interests are in the matter? Manufacturing rep? Broker?...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 144
Views: 5,589
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Max wind

Finally, something we can all agree on: this thread is nonSENSE....:laugher
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 144
Views: 5,589
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Max wind

Why does this always happen with these disguised commercial threads?:(

Don't you guys know critical thinking is not appreciated?;)

Comments are welcome, but only if they are positive in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,647
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Etiquette for boat sale

The process of selling and buying a boat is determined by the seller and/or his and her broker and the buyer.

You can buy and sell on whatever terms you choose to. The entire process and the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 144
Views: 5,589
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Max wind

Word! It be da bomb party barge!:)
Forum: Introduce Yourself 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Hello Sailnet.. new P28 here

Great boat, have fun!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 144
Views: 5,589
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Max wind

I have nothing against picnic sailors or rafting up - they are the majority of sailors out there, after all. You include island hopping or coastal cruising in that category; I do not.

This boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 144
Views: 5,589
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Max wind

Fugly, fugly, fugly to the max...perfect for cocktail parties in the marina and rafting up with your fellow picnic sailors....

The high boom is a reflection of design priorities on the boat,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,647
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Etiquette for boat sale

Almost all contracts are "verbal" - meaning consisting of words - the question is whether the contract is "oral" - meaning spoken - or "written" - meaning something that is printed or written on some...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,647
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Etiquette for boat sale

I have never heard of any one suing for a breach of etiquette. I have heard of many suing for a breach of contract,.

You should consult with a lawyer licensed in your state. You are sparse on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,060
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: I may try for a solo trip in Sept.

For #1 in rough weather, I have a plastic half-gallon milk jug with the top-front quarter, opposite the handle, cut out. A line is affixed to the handle and a cleat for easy dipping in the drink to...
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