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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 648
Posted By abrahamx
Re: New wood, where do I start?

hand rails are like inch and a half by inch and I think we made the winch islands out of three quarter, prehaps 5/8. Would really have to check. Winch island is like, guessing is like 30x8xhalf or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 648
Posted By abrahamx
Re: New wood, where do I start?

Not a big job, tartan 30. Minimal wood, ofcourse tried all the lumber yards. They dont do teak. Im in a boating town in harrison twp on lake st clair. Mi Great lakes. Just dont know of any...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 648
Posted By abrahamx
Re: New wood, where do I start?

Plus teak dont turn to black mold. I have no problem keeping up teak. Try keeping up pine. Three of four weeks after launch and no time or weather gap and its already to late.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 648
Posted By abrahamx
Re: New wood, where do I start?

I dont mind yearly bright work. Its just this pine is also stained. So aint like I can just sand and glaze. Bad wood to start and wont last. Just want to go to an appropriate wood. The Oak is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   5 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 648
Posted By abrahamx
New wood, where do I start?

A few years ago my stepdad made me a set of new wood for the boat. Everything but the toe rails. I was mad because before I could even talk to him about it he had gone ahead and made them out of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-29-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,922
Posted By abrahamx
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-28-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1,946
Posted By abrahamx
Re: How much wind to knock down a Tartan 30

I have to admit I do get a little nervous still when beating in good wind. Never if I am with a friend or fully crewed boat, but I am usually by myself. I have done the beer can races for several...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-28-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1,946
Posted By abrahamx
Re: How much wind to knock down a Tartan 30

shes been through asa classes and knows how to sail. Just dont like heeling. :rolleyes: But yea, she'll go out 40 miles fishing with her Dad.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-28-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1,946
Posted By abrahamx
Re: How much wind to knock down a Tartan 30

oh she does. Often times just using her voice to sheet out.:laugher
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-25-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1,946
Posted By abrahamx
How much wind to knock down a Tartan 30

I know its an open ended undefinitive question but I am just gathering fodder for my wife who still gets scared going upwind in the lightest of air. I told her it would take 50 knots at full canvas...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-24-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By abrahamx
Re: Getting a new main wooo hooo

Did go to the boat. I will see about them installing it. they did not mention it . Guess I will check fx from now on. although I dont really need any sails now.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-23-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By abrahamx
Re: Getting a new main wooo hooo

Nice. My price is $2470 actually, not sure why I put 2700. North Sail premium panel 100 material(which is dacron I believe) two full battens and two leach battens, one reef telltales, cunningham,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-22-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By abrahamx
Getting a new main wooo hooo

Bought this Tartan 30 from an older dude who had seen his last days of sailing. I sailed the first season with the 100% jib that he had been using along with a old ass main. Next season I put the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-18-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,522
Posted By abrahamx
Re: Drone for sailing video

indeed. did not see your earlier post.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-18-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,522
Posted By abrahamx
Re: Drone for sailing video

Throw This Camera Drone in the Air and It Flies Itself | WIRED (http://www.wired.com/2015/05/lily-robotics-drone/)
throw this thing up in the air and it automatically starts flying. It will follow...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-17-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 994
Posted By abrahamx
Re: looking for help on where to set my jib block

oh, so it was your dyslexia :laugher
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-17-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By abrahamx
roller furling main???

Saw this dude going out yesterday and I swear he had a roller furler set up vertically in front of the mast? Interesting. Cant edit the title of my last post or delete it. meant to say main not jib
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-16-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 994
Posted By abrahamx
Re: looking for help on where to set my jib block

two great replies. That will work, thanks.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-16-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 994
Posted By abrahamx
looking for help on where to set my jib block

Hi, bought this Tartan 30 a few years back. This will be my third season with it(im in MI so its seasonal). The past owner was using his 100/110 jib and I switched to the 155 but have so far just...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-09-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 2,959
Posted By abrahamx
Re: Found This Bristol for Sale - Thoughts for New Sailors?

Well I own one. A Tartan is a top notch boat built and shaped well. World renouned designers. A great all around boat if its in good shape. Its all about the condition when boats are that old,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-09-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 2,959
Posted By abrahamx
Re: Found This Bristol for Sale - Thoughts for New Sailors?

biased reply but I'd buy the Tartan any day.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-12-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By abrahamx
Painted topside maintenance and care?

I have a painted topside tartan 30 with large decales on either side. Only my second year putting the boat in the water and did nothing last year. What products should I use? I assume I should...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-17-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By abrahamx
Forum: Extreme Sailing Videos   10-11-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,945
Posted By abrahamx
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-02-2014
Replies: 124
Views: 7,001
Posted By abrahamx
Re: Why do people still use depth sounders?

Yea, I'm in lake st clair which averages like 11ft. I just like to know the depth so I dont ground out any more than I have. Drawing 5 ft in my Tartan, that is important to me. I hate having to...
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