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Search: Posts Made By: jwing
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-06-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By mitiempo
Free Books Very Worth Having

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The 2 books above are free to download as Pdf's at...
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-03-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 892
Posted By Jhiggy
Re: Need Rigging Advice

Yep on both my Halyards that is how I attached the line. On a small boat like ours there isn't a huge amount of tension on the halyard. Although in the pictures it looks like they are using it to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-17-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,243
Posted By Christian Williams
Sewmanship--How to become a God of Sunbrella

There's a good deal of cloth on a boat besides the sails. We take it for granted until it needs to be repaired, renewed or replaced. Then we need smelling salts at the first price quote.

A great...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-17-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 11,867
Posted By flyingwelshman
Re: One Last "All is Lost " thread

We just watched it (the credits are rolling as I type).
I agree wholeheartedly with Sail Magazine's review.
There were far too many technical errors. They made it impossible to suspend disbelief....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-17-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 11,867
Posted By weinie
Re: One Last "All is Lost " thread

Sail magazine just summed it up best:

"The most anticipated sailing film of the past year, of course, was a major feature, All is Lost, starring Robert Redford as an unnamed solo sailor who loses...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-17-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 11,867
Posted By davidpm
Re: One Last "All is Lost " thread

I liked it for what it was.
It showed how a really tough competent guy who seems to have his act together and didn't let stuff get to him gradually got beat down by something much bigger than him...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-30-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 198
Posted By desert sailor
Global wind patterns

Cruising outpost has got a link to a great website showing current wind conditions anywhere on the globe. It is updated every 3 hours and is great for understanding how, for example, wind patterns...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-09-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,680
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Beneteau Loves Silicone?

My CS27, as well as Maine's CS36T have everything above deck bedded with butyl from the factory. My boat is 36 years old. The butyl still seals any hardware that is original without leaks - including...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-09-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,680
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Beneteau Loves Silicone?

I never really thought about the uses of "silicone" until I started trolling here years ago... the butyl tape is heavily discussed all over this board and I've even purchased some from mainsail......
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-09-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,680
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Beneteau Loves Silicone?

The serious downside to silicone is, while it remains flexible upon compression, it does not remain adhered well to its joining surfaces, if it is stretched. Silicon dries into a semi-rigid state. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-09-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,680
Posted By arf145
Re: Beneteau Loves Silicone?

Paulo, as Alex suspected, I definitely was not using "silicone" in any kind of generic way to mean "bedding goop." Polyurethanes, polysulfides, butyl are fine, silicone not. Silicone has those...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-09-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,680
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Beneteau Loves Silicone?

Biggest issue with silicone is that it has "oils" that leach out of it and are extremely hard to clean off. This residue makes it very difficult to get anything else to seal. This residue is very...
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