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Search: Posts Made By: Cope44
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 1,657
Views: 81,433
Posted By Cope44
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

I got some questions about fishing from a sail boat.
What do you do once you have a hook up? Do you heave to, or just drag that sucker in on heavy gear?
What sail handling techniques are you folks...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 922
Posted By Cope44
Re: Main anchor question.

One of the greatest things about this country is that you can do as you like with your time and I can do as I like with mine. I want to sail and that requires a boat that is where I left it.

So...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 922
Posted By Cope44
Re: Main anchor question.

Sorry I got that wrong. I was thinking of two anchors off the bow in a roughly 45Deg. angle with my "main" anchor facing prevailing wind and waves (SW) and my secondary anchor (Normaly stern anchor)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 922
Posted By Cope44
Re: Main anchor question.

The boat weighs @2500LBs.

No caribiner, I think what your looking at is a forged ring build into the anchor.
The connections are saftie wired with spliced thimbels.

Ill look into new quality...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 922
Posted By Cope44
Re: Main anchor question.

so the heavier shorter chain should hold better than the much longer much lighter chain?

What makes the anchor on the left worse than the one on the right? The left one seems just a tad heavier.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 922
Posted By Cope44
Re: Main anchor question.

Dont know why I put 10mm the small chain is 1/4"
I only sail on a lake so no tide. I normaly anchor in 15-20 feet of water with soft sand and a few large rocks.
I would like to anchor out...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 922
Posted By Cope44
Main anchor question.

I have two anchors on my boat. Both seem to weigh @20LBs and are the same style.
The one I use as my "main" has 190' of 3/8" polly line and 53' 10MM light chain.

My stern anchor has 120' of 7MM...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 3,932
Posted By Cope44
Re: Lake sailors?

Ill bite at this one. I dont post just lurk mostly but I do sail on a lake.
I sail on Lake Tahoe. Its beautifull but....Its a dang pain in the but. The lake is SO over controled its crazy. If you...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-07-2009
Replies: 227
Views: 26,740
Posted By Cope44
Yeah I'll bet a chevy mustang could get...

Yeah I'll bet a chevy mustang could get expensive....

Ford
First On Race Day, Or any thing else you can think of.

Ok back to topic.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-07-2009
Replies: 227
Views: 26,740
Posted By Cope44
Zang, I almost missed the party. My thoughts...

Zang, I almost missed the party.

My thoughts are most folks here who sell their boats will do so for more than they paid. Everyone on this site has love for their boat. We come here to learn about...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-05-2009
Replies: 576
Views: 66,547
Posted By Cope44
:cool: :cool:

:cool: :cool:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-05-2009
Replies: 576
Views: 66,547
Posted By Cope44
Yeah, You could leave out the "I'm a bad ass"...

Yeah, You could leave out the "I'm a bad ass" part, But we all know you are. If not a bad ass, A GOOD machinist, and I think the rest of My proposed title was correct. Like I said, I wish I had...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-05-2009
Replies: 576
Views: 66,547
Posted By Cope44
As I watch this thread progress, I think you...

As I watch this thread progress, I think you should have named this thread "I'm a bad ass machinist" Who is not a sailor, but a fast learner and who wants to improve every aspect of my current boat,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-05-2009
Replies: 576
Views: 66,547
Posted By Cope44
I can think of one reason why Mr. Thumbs might...

I can think of one reason why Mr. Thumbs might not not do that, .....



It's not bad ass.


Looks great, You surprised me again by making the sheaves. I should have known you would.
You...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-04-2009
Replies: 1,027
Views: 224,204
Posted By Cope44
Awsome picks. Here's some of mine. The...

Awsome picks.

Here's some of mine.

The lake in the sky.
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj256/cope44/Sailing/DSC00727.jpg

...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-03-2009
Replies: 576
Views: 66,547
Posted By Cope44
By #'s I mean program. Ah I see, I thought...

By #'s I mean program.

Ah I see, I thought it was a change in the original design of the placement of the Allens that connect the plates
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-03-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 5,842
Posted By Cope44
How about an adjustable "Chainplate" on the front...

How about an adjustable "Chainplate" on the front stay? My front chainplate has multiple holes (fore and aft) to loosen or tighten the forestay. I'm not sure this would work, My experience is just...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-03-2009
Replies: 576
Views: 66,547
Posted By Cope44
Are the counter sink holes on one of the first...

Are the counter sink holes on one of the first two plates on the wrong side?

Did you use the same #'s on both plates?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-03-2009
Replies: 576
Views: 66,547
Posted By Cope44
Man I would just drag out the torch, burn the...

Man I would just drag out the torch, burn the pattern, Grind, Hammer, torch, Grind, Hammer, Swear, Grind, Hammer.

That's a sweet tool.

Keep it up, I think everyone is still watching. This is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-02-2009
Replies: 70
Views: 6,321
Posted By Cope44
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj256/cope44/Cl...

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj256/cope44/Climbing/PA230006.jpg

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj256/cope44/Climbing/DSC00780.jpg
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-02-2009
Replies: 70
Views: 6,321
Posted By Cope44
Ah climbing spikes. NEVER reach up and pull your...

Ah climbing spikes. NEVER reach up and pull your self up. You will be left with a safety belt that has just slipped to your feet, and a hand that now has a death grip on what ever you just used to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 1,371
Posted By Cope44
Awesome, Reminds me of my Grand PA. I like how he...

Awesome, Reminds me of my Grand PA. I like how he talks about making everything them self.

All of those guys were tough......Nuff said!

I really like how he wished for a "Good" storm and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-02-2009
Replies: 227
Views: 26,740
Posted By Cope44
Ok here goes... I always wanted a power...

Ok here goes...

I always wanted a power boat.

A real fast one, with two engines. I grew up racing boats on the weekend with my folks. Flat bottom fast jet boats in the delta. I worked at the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2009
Replies: 133
Views: 11,774
Posted By Cope44
C I see your point about moderating every...

C
I see your point about moderating every message.
Any one who cops out on kids is doomed, and reaps the pain in the end.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-01-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 1,458
Posted By Cope44
Thanks. I think this is a valid issue on...

Thanks.

I think this is a valid issue on this site.

Sailing and first aid have much in common.

By the time you wish you knew more, It's to late.
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