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Search: Posts Made By: inthesprings
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-14-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,904
Posted By inthesprings
No worries. Well, the deck may have flexed, but...

No worries. Well, the deck may have flexed, but there does not appear to be any fiberglass damage. I also looked down there in some heavy rain and the stanchion bases are not leaking. Backing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-10-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,904
Posted By inthesprings
Sweet, thanks!

Sweet, thanks!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-10-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,904
Posted By inthesprings
O'Day stanchion manufacturer

Hey folks. Looking for a little help here. I have a 1986 O Day 31 and I need to replace two stanchions and their bases. They were damaged during a storm. The lines actually sheared the stanchion...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-29-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 1,720
Posted By inthesprings
Interesting. So which one of you all is right? ...

Interesting. So which one of you all is right?

And thx dhays. Thats kind. I pretty much consider myself a regular guy, except that I can read minds and fly.

Either way, lesson learned.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-29-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 1,720
Posted By inthesprings
Well thanks for all the interesting discussion...

Well thanks for all the interesting discussion folks. It was just a handshake agreement with the property/dock owner. He's actually down in FL. Place is rented for the season. I certainly did...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-27-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 1,720
Posted By inthesprings
Huh. Funny, I didnt think I should feel ashamed....

Huh. Funny, I didnt think I should feel ashamed. Feeling pretty frigging stupid in hindsight, but nobody really tells you these things. Since I'm paying good money specifically to tie my boat off...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-26-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 1,720
Posted By inthesprings
Responsibility

Hey folks. Been awhile since I posted here but I have a question.....

We had a nasty storm herelast wednesday in the springs, longisland, ny. Call it a down draft or microburst or tornado, but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-28-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,013
Posted By inthesprings
Hi Paul, Well the good news is the entrance...

Hi Paul,

Well the good news is the entrance to Shinnecock Inlet was dredged over the winter. The bad news is its still tricky if there. Likely to still be breaking waves if there is any swell. ...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 12-31-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,553
Posted By inthesprings
Right, well thats good enough for me. I will try...

Right, well thats good enough for me. I will try the Marine tex then....when it warms up a bit. Thanks.
Forum: SailNet FAQ 12-31-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,553
Posted By inthesprings
Plugging a hole

Firstly, HAPPY NEW YEAR! and I hope everyone has a wonderful 2010 sailing season.

And on to the quesiton...how do I plug up the small (maybe dime sized) hole in my stern? It was for a fish finder...
Forum: O'Day 12-30-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,179
Posted By inthesprings
Yeah, not much leverage going on there. I truly...

Yeah, not much leverage going on there. I truly hope I never have to use it. Mine was living below the storage cuddy, port side of the v berth, next to the holding tank, lovingly covered in bubble...
Forum: O'Day 12-30-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,179
Posted By inthesprings
So I finally got around to getting a pic of the...

So I finally got around to getting a pic of the emergency tiller. You can view it here.....Shawn Barron's Photos - emergency tiller | Facebook...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 12-12-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,651
Posted By inthesprings
Easy enough to do, hard to master. I took some...

Easy enough to do, hard to master. I took some lessons on snarks and minifish one summer when I was a kid then had a long hiatus until two years ago when my wife and I bought a C&C 24 and went for...
Forum: O'Day 12-12-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,179
Posted By inthesprings
You are correct sir. That is the cover for the...

You are correct sir. That is the cover for the emergency tiller. Hopefully the emergency tiller is in the boat somewhere? Its an aluminum affair with a notch cut in the bottom. If you like, I...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 12-07-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,300
Posted By inthesprings
Unstayed mast...how nice is that. I always seem...

Unstayed mast...how nice is that. I always seem to be bumping into wires. Well I have my ghetto tarp on. I started with weighted jugs of water, but we had a pretty good blow last week and when I...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 12-06-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,300
Posted By inthesprings
That looks pretty sweet. Do you not have a...

That looks pretty sweet. Do you not have a backstay or side stays or am I just not seeing them?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-27-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 2,261
Posted By inthesprings
How cool is that! The imploding bubble...

How cool is that! The imploding bubble momentarily reaches temperatures as hot as the sun! Shrimp cavitation...neat.
Forum: SailNet FAQ 11-27-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,300
Posted By inthesprings
Hey thanks folks, helpful as always. I guess I...

Hey thanks folks, helpful as always. I guess I was worried about the lateral pressure levering the stanchion bases, but Ill set it up and see what I think. I was gonna do it tommorow, but with...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 11-25-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,300
Posted By inthesprings
To cover or not to cover

So it seems like a good idea to cover the boat for winter, although I see a bunch of sailboats without covers. Being the thrifty dude that I am, I wince a paying for shrink wrap. Mast is up boom is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-23-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 1,901
Posted By inthesprings
Eureka!

So I found out where the water was getting into the bilge from. That would be the quarter sized hole in the hull near the bilge discharge where the fish finder used to live. There was a plastic...
Forum: Long Island 09-11-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,816
Posted By inthesprings
Yeah, its great there in the "off season". ...

Yeah, its great there in the "off season". Mahogany shoals is closing next weekend I'm advised so be sure to get your fill. The weather does sound awesome starting sunday, alas we have public...
Forum: Long Island 09-11-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,816
Posted By inthesprings
That sucks about your genoa Ted! Repair I guess?...

That sucks about your genoa Ted! Repair I guess?

Well I guess Summer Boost will be riding out this blow just fine then, eh Brad. Sounds like you guys had a big boat party.

So we were supposed...
Forum: Long Island 09-02-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,816
Posted By inthesprings
Hey guys. So we went to Dodsons. A very...

Hey guys.

So we went to Dodsons. A very nice operation I must say. And what a bunch of very expensive sailboats floating in the harbor there. Very few powerboats around relatively.

Anyway,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-02-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 4,016
Posted By inthesprings
Someone correct me, but NOAA reports wave/swell...

Someone correct me, but NOAA reports wave/swell heights from trough to peak, which is how you would record the conditions in your log.

You were talking about the face of a breaking wave, which is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-02-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 4,016
Posted By inthesprings
Yeah, that might have been a little sketchy with...

Yeah, that might have been a little sketchy with just you and Lucas. Plus the waves were pretty epic. Good on you for going out there!

You can always sail big another day.
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