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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 985
Posted By engineer_sailor
Getting sold boat prices from broker

Another approach is to gather current price data from several sources such as Yachtworld, Sailboat listings, Craigslist, and Spinsheet. Take note of price and age. Plot prices (y-axis) as a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-19-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,139
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Block Island for Memorial Day weekend

Great Salt Pond is our annual shakedown destination, targeting the first weekend in May. We made it this year!! Only ourselves and our friends, two boats, in the entire pond when we awoke on Sunday...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-18-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,139
Posted By RobGallagher
Re: Block Island for Memorial Day weekend

You will probably be OK if you arrive on Thursday. Chances are probably slim if you arrive Friday, but the Anchorage will probably be pretty quiet.

Seems like BI doesn't really get crazy until...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-01-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 817
Posted By TQA
Re: Repairing the luff on our jib

WHOA THERE Do not use sail repair tape in the region UNLESS you sew the top and bottom edges.

Without that there is a near certainty that the tape will ball up and jam the sail in the foil track.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-31-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 817
Posted By paul323
Re: Repairing the luff on our jib

Good comments already; a few other hints:

Even a Sailrite machine can't always handle the layups in the corners without skipping the odd stitch, or breaking the needle. I ended up using a hammer...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-31-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 817
Posted By RichH
Re: Repairing the luff on our jib

Thanks Ron, appreciate the kudos.

FWIW and since this is a relatively smallish area jib (Bristol 24) ........

Your pic really doesnt show any fiber breakage other than the 'fuzz' from the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-31-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 817
Posted By RichH
Re: Repairing the luff on our jib

For DIY repair:
In your pic, the stitching that holds the 'cord' in its sleeve in the 'front most' portion is missing - A good indicator that the entire run of stitching is weak. The usual course...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-31-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Newport area during the boat show

Happy to help with any other info you might need. Sept is my fav time of year. Crowds thin, but enough activity to not feel like you missed the party. Weather is often cool and dry with good wind....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-05-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,247
Posted By jsaronson
Re: Which weather/wind apps & sites are most accurate?

Passageweather.com gives two different models. WindAlert and wind guru can be good. No one site is great all the time.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-25-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 8,401
Posted By smurphny
Re: How big a holding tank vs. camping

That's exactly why I did the build-in. Couldn't find a ready-made unit that would come anywhere near fitting in the small space. It's the standard 5 gallon spackle bucket with a bent 1/2" round pc....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-28-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Installing Origo 3000

Origo makes a great gimballed mounting kit for their stoves. What is neat about it is that it can be lowered very quickly which allows the stove sit on a flat surface when not being used so it does...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-24-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 968
Posted By RobGallagher
Question about Eldridge and The Race

It's easier to sail to block than around fishers. You got in a good practice run :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-14-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By wuffiesails
iPad Mount

I have an iPad Mini at the helm mounted to a rail.

Here was my order:

RAM TAB-TITETM Universal Clamping Cradle for the iPad mini WITH CASE, SKIN OR SLEEVE

RAM Mounts RAM-B-238 RAM...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-30-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,328
Posted By fallard
Re: Advice for newbies re: Fishers Island

We favor Wicopesset Passage over Lord's Passage. It may be narrower, but it is easier to navigate. Assuming you are going clockwise from West Harbor, you might hug the shore of Fishers Island,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-30-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 2,908
Posted By Cruisingdad
Re: Key West

Go for it! But you may find you are better off staying in Marathon and sailing to KW periodically. As I said, the monthly is $36/foot at KWB plus electricity!! Of course, Marathon isn't getting...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-31-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By marcusc130
Eldridge v. App question

Yeah, max ebb is the point at which the tide is flowing out the fastest. When that app shows "slack before ebb", that's high tide.

The Eldridge "time of high water" is the moment just before the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-29-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,047
Posted By chucklesR
Re: Sailing yesterday - lessons learned?

You need the jib to provide lift if you want to point high, having both sails up and drawing is more than the sum of the parts as the jib accelerates and directs the air that then flows over the main...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-29-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,047
Posted By Sal Paradise
Re: Sailing yesterday - lessons learned?

cthoops,

That was nasty storm, like a tiny hurricane or a summer norester.

Do you use sailflow.com or one of the other wind monitor websites?

Try them and get to know your local wind...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-28-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,047
Posted By Faster
Re: Sailing yesterday - lessons learned?

As a general rule of thumb for positioning genoa track cars, an imaginary line extending from the block, through the clew (the line of the jib sheet) and out to the luff of the sail should intersect...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   01-29-2012
Replies: 90
Views: 14,309
Posted By rjcaudle
My first sailing instructor emphasized " Slow is...

My first sailing instructor emphasized " Slow is Pro"

Second lesson in docking was aft spring line. Forward momentum is stopped and keeping throttle in slight forward nestles boat up nicely to...
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