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Search: Posts Made By: captainmidnight
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-22-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,557
Posted By captainmidnight
Why did you buy a Macgregor?

Why did you buy a Macgregor?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-22-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,220
Posted By captainmidnight
Buy a furler

Buy a furler
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-22-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,212
Posted By captainmidnight
Likely original

Likely original
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-22-2009
Replies: 65
Views: 4,639
Posted By captainmidnight
Those porpoise jumped out 3 a breast

Those porpoise jumped out 3 a breast
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-09-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 652
Posted By captainmidnight
bump

bump
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-09-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 749
Posted By captainmidnight
Go Harken or go home...

Go Harken or go home...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-09-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,563
Posted By captainmidnight
I thought B show 38 was a raceboat.....How many...

I thought B show 38 was a raceboat.....How many other raceboats in your div have an autopilot pirated off a Catalina hanging on the wheel? Not too Gorgeous...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 01-19-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,393
Posted By captainmidnight
Lots of talented experienced delivery skippers...

Lots of talented experienced delivery skippers call on CC regularly.....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-19-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By captainmidnight
Sails are expensive better to beat up your...

Sails are expensive better to beat up your current ones while you're learning your new boat....
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-19-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 4,177
Posted By captainmidnight
What is being described here is not "heaving...

What is being described here is not "heaving to"
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 4,751
Posted By captainmidnight
How do you know you don't have the $$$$ Check out...

How do you know you don't have the $$$$ Check out Schaefer Snap Furl @ defender
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-03-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 3,727
Posted By captainmidnight
Wrap bungy cord around line several times to milk...

Wrap bungy cord around line several times to milk cover, saves hands works better. Make sure you cut cover and core to even it out once it is unburied. You should hear how Brion pronounces "tackle"....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-01-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 3,727
Posted By captainmidnight
Buy Brion Toss Book #5 it's the best! Then follow...

Buy Brion Toss Book #5 it's the best! Then follow step by step!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-24-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 4,149
Posted By captainmidnight
Furled sails do suffer from a compromised shape....

Furled sails do suffer from a compromised shape. Furlex and Harken have "one free turn" on drum to help combat this, also a foam or similar aeroluff can help. Nonetheless most of the trouble I've...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-24-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 3,338
Posted By captainmidnight
Curious what price you're planning on paying,...

Curious what price you're planning on paying, also are you going to fit a fresh forestay. Make sure you have a toggle at top and bottom.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-23-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 3,346
Posted By captainmidnight
bare wire is safer and lasts longer, swaging...

bare wire is safer and lasts longer, swaging professionally done leaves no gap for water to enter. If you're doing it yourself to save money I'd save money somewhere else...Are you going to build...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-22-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 3,096
Posted By captainmidnight
agree with both you guys. But I assumed the OP...

agree with both you guys. But I assumed the OP was saying he had this problem when he's not sailing, i.e. when the main is flaked and he snugs the sheet to keep the boom from swinging back and forth?...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 12-22-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,330
Posted By captainmidnight
My favorite skipper once told me,"as long as you...

My favorite skipper once told me,"as long as you have to ask people to race with you you'll never win much, once people start calling to sail on your boat then you'll win your fair share." Not sure...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-22-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 4,216
Posted By captainmidnight
If boats were competitive racing without...

If boats were competitive racing without spinnakers why would experienced sailors use them? I know off topic.... Actually the same could be said regarding the use of whisker poles. If they didn't add...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-22-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 19,467
Posted By captainmidnight
The SJ 24 is a terrific first boat. Don't spend...

The SJ 24 is a terrific first boat. Don't spend more than 4k. PM me for leads on two in Skagit county if you're interested.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-22-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By captainmidnight
line

6mm T-900 very strong, durable and reasonably priced. If you milk the cover back and extract the core you can cut off as much as you like. This saves space on the drum.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-21-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 4,216
Posted By captainmidnight
In regards to your last post#11, I would say yes,...

In regards to your last post#11, I would say yes, I think in your case a pole would fill the gap nicely. I would store it on the mast with a track system.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-20-2008
Replies: 30
Views: 4,216
Posted By captainmidnight
What this says about boat speed is simply not...

What this says about boat speed is simply not true, until it's windy enough that you're reaching hull speed and then your typical cruising boat is going to get all rolly DDW
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-20-2008
Replies: 87
Views: 46,319
Posted By captainmidnight
older not always better

[maybe robust, but they're also likely older than I am and due for replacement, cheap and easy compared to replacing entire rig, nothing lasts forever
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-20-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,127
Posted By captainmidnight
Of course quality varies! Talk to sailors in your...

Of course quality varies! Talk to sailors in your area, support your local sailmaker, it is likely he supports your local sailing community. Timely repairs, employing local people, helping out junior...
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