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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 692
Posted By Daveinet
Re: Shortening a mast to replace one. How and where?

Help me understand what you just said. My lowers are still aft of the tabernacle, so I am curious how they hold the middle of the mast forward? If I tighten them, they prevent the middle of the mast...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 692
Posted By Daveinet
Re: Shortening a mast to replace one. How and where?

Those spreaders look about the same as mine. If so, I can measure where the chain plates are, relative to the mast step. While the spreaders look swept back, the actual position of the chain plates...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 692
Posted By Daveinet
Re: Shortening a mast to replace one. How and where?

I'd be inclined to use the hunter/kenyon assembly at the bottom, since it is sized perfectly to the mast extrusion. Trying build something that will fit the bottom of the aluminum extrusion could be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 692
Posted By Daveinet
Re: Shortening a mast to replace one. How and where?

Another consideration you may not have thought of. Some masts are tapered. This saves weight and also allows for some bend in the mast to compensate for strong winds. You are probably going to have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-04-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,486
Posted By Daveinet
Re: Ya gotta laugh.

Maybe the better thing to have done is secretly filled your neighbor's boat, only do it 5 or 6 gallons at a time. I could just see him trying to figure out why he wasn't using any fuel every time he...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-04-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,486
Posted By Daveinet
Re: Ya gotta laugh.

Why didn't you just pump the fuel into your car? Or find someone with a truck who would take it. I've done that with my motorhome on more than one occasion. Filled my cars and my neighbors cars with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-10-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By Daveinet
Re: Recommendation for cordless LED spotlight?

That package looks very much like my Black Decker, except the Black and Decker is 10 watts/700 lumen. The beam focus is narrower than modern car headlamps, and can easily be seen shining on top of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-31-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,924
Posted By Daveinet
Re: Success! Family turned from not liking sailing, to enjoying it.

Goodness, this was a long time coming for how short it is. This is the video my daughter put together of our vacation. Yes, it has the all important S'mores. ...
Forum: Outboard   12-27-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By Daveinet
Re: Propeller Size

I run a 4HP on my RL24 and have not ever had a problem, even in high winds. The only time I thought I was having a problem was when the centerboard was dragging on the ground. The boat was very slow...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-22-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,924
Posted By Daveinet
Re: Success! Family turned from not liking sailing, to enjoying it.

I said my daughter was going to put together a video, but once school started, she had no time. So I finally just uploaded some of the raw footage.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vHOLtM0Fvc
This...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-13-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,829
Posted By Daveinet
Re: Why Are Aluminum Mast Painted?

A combination of dirt and oxidation will stain your white boat really bad. The oxidation powder gives the dirt something to stick to, so the dirt builds up, turning the powder black. The paint is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-12-2014
Replies: 92
Views: 7,509
Posted By Daveinet
Re: VSC saved me from CG boarding

BTY I just stumbled on this on from Coast Guard Auxiliary. Note the last line:

http://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=v-dept
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-05-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,924
Posted By Daveinet
Re: Success! Family turned from not liking sailing, to enjoying it.

NCcouple, I missed buying your RL by a couple of days. I am so pleased with this boat. Easy size to handle, but big enough to not be in each others face all the time. Moves good in light air, but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-05-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 6,759
Posted By Daveinet
Re: Kids think sailing is boring

Near the end of our last sail, I pushed my youngest in. Actually I pushed her in twice, once much earlier in the day. The first time it was a hard bump and she went over backwards. The second time,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-04-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 6,759
Posted By Daveinet
Re: Kids think sailing is boring

Andrew, you may have missed the link to the new thread at the top of this page. They loved sailing this time. Boat speed, sailing quality and mobility around the boat were all significant factors. We...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-03-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,924
Posted By Daveinet
Re: Success! Family turned from not liking sailing, to enjoying it.

OK, sounds good. That is what I will do from now on.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-03-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 6,759
Posted By Daveinet
Re: Kids think sailing is boring

Success! See post here: http://www.sailnet.com/forums/general-discussion-sailing-related/157273-success-family-turned-not-liking-sailing-enjoying.html#post2064505
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-03-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,924
Posted By Daveinet
Re: Success! Family turned from not liking sailing, to enjoying it.

Vacation is not vacation unless there is a campfire. And yes, my kids ate S'mores, I've got a good video of my daughter enjoying the gooey mess.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-03-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,924
Posted By Daveinet
Re: Success! Family turned from not liking sailing, to enjoying it.

Thanks for the advice. So I understand, the extra hole are only there to contain the loose sail, so they should be tied off loosely?

I made the assumption because while the OZ instructions for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-03-2014
Replies: 92
Views: 7,509
Posted By Daveinet
Re: VSC saved me from CG boarding

Find law has some interesting discussion regarding the difference between automobiles and vessels. Of note, Supreme Court rulings have only been based on checking documentation for customs purposes,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-03-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,924
Posted By Daveinet
Re: Success! Family turned from not liking sailing, to enjoying it.

Just a couple of photos. This is of the campsite when we were leaving. The place was fairly empty during the week, although I understand it is much more crowded on weekends. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-03-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,924
Posted By Daveinet
Success! Family turned from not liking sailing, to enjoying it.

4 years ago, I bought a small boat with the intention of getting back into sailing, as well as learning how to buy a boat and what to look for. The boat I bought was small, inexpensive and did not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-02-2014
Replies: 92
Views: 7,509
Posted By Daveinet
Re: VSC saved me from CG boarding

The problem is that there has not been a legal challenge when there has not been some sort of contraband or some other serious problem. I think the best way to prevent boardings is for every time you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-17-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 7,956
Posted By Daveinet
Re: Polars, PHRF, boat speed, boat shopping

That is an interesting way to do it. I'm curious how you encourage the trailer to go down into the water. Many launch ramps level out not too far after you are off the ramp. Not down hill enough for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-30-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 2,859
Posted By Daveinet
Re: sailing / passing another sailboat etiquette

Water balloons are latex, which is not plastic. Exposure to UV and the natural bacteria breaks them down pretty quick - 50 to 60 hours shown by a grade school experiment. Yes, there is excessive...
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