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Forum: Learning to Sail   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,129
Posted By paulk
Re: Technique for tying up a jib

To keep from having to go up on the foredeck to tie & untie sail stops, many people rig a length of shock cord from the forestay to a cleat or padeye in the middle of the foredeck, or perhaps even...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-23-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By paulk
Re: Deck/Lifeline storage?

If I was going to do something like that, I'd use a 2x6 or 2x8 so that I'd be able to use it as a bumper board if I was tying up to a dock with pilings. A concern would be the potential for a wave...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-20-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 765
Posted By paulk
Re: 218 yr old USS Constitution is getting a refit

If you're on the East coast this summer and need a full-rigged frigate fix, (since Constitution is in drydock) try this: Hermione 2015 (http://www.hermione2015.com/#home). The 30-gun Hermione is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-17-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,318
Posted By paulk
Re: Did a dumb thing (reefing line)

A straightened -out coathanger with a sharp end bent into a J shape should be able to snag the line and bring it back to you. No need to waste gas going to a hardware store or asking around to...
Forum: Diesel   05-17-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 600
Posted By paulk
Re: If the diesel tank is done for...

By the time you figure out how and where to install new tanks, and make them, and get them hooked up, fix #1 will start to look really good. Depending upon where you have it done, it might not cost...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-07-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By paulk
Re: Stuffing Box Mystery

The idea with packing is to stick it in and then squinch it down with the packing nut: you put in a whole bunch and squeeze it to fit. That's why its called a packing nut. Perhaps use three 1/4"...
Forum: Racing   04-28-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By paulk
Re: Sea Scout Sailing

People in York are not likely to want you trailering their loaned boat to Maryland and back unless they already know you and trust you. The best bet might be to contact the race organizers and see if...
Forum: Racing   04-27-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By paulk
Re: Sea Scout Sailing

It would help to tell people where you are and when the race is. A boat in Vermont, even if it's free, is not going to help you much if you're in Oregon and the race is this weekend.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-22-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 922
Posted By paulk
Re: binnacle compass repairs

mf70 has the right idea. Quite simple, though you will want to make sure the dome isn't cracked and won't simply leak the fluid right out again. It is more probable that the fluid has seeped out...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-22-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,197
Posted By paulk
Re: May be getting a free Thistle

Thistles are neat boats, and pretty besides. If it were closer, and I didn't have a 5o5 in the garage waiting for it to stop raining, I'd be very tempted to sweep in there ahead of you and snap it...
Forum: Racing   04-16-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,082
Posted By paulk
Re: Rule 16 situation: Room to Keep Clear

Thanks for the clarification and the details. It shows how small things can make a difference. Better luck next time
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-16-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,366
Posted By paulk
Re: Need Help with Neglected Boat

Rat has a point. Too much neglect can make fixing a boat up not worth it, but it all depends. What kind of boat is it? Some 20' daysailers are quite simple and are built like tanks, so the abuse...
Forum: Racing   04-15-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,082
Posted By paulk
Re: Rule 16 situation: Room to Keep Clear

Can't quite follow the reasoning above. What foul would be possible without (or prior to) an overlap? Starting the engine is a breach of the rules, but does not entail fouling another boat, and it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-15-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,428
Posted By paulk
Re: Painting Deck & Topside using Spray Machine

I'd think that doing the deck first would avoid most overspray problems, since gravity is hard to overcome. I repainted our deck (roll & tip) and masked our hardware in place. Spend a day masking...
Forum: Racing   04-15-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,082
Posted By paulk
Re: Rule 16 situation: Room to Keep Clear

This situation is interesting because the edge of the channel creates a continuing obstruction. Rule 19.2 (b) speaks to this: "When boats are overlapped, the outside boat shall give the inside boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-14-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By paulk
Re: Club foot or genoa?

I think a lot depends upon how much you're planning to tack. We sailed up the channel to Hamilton, Bermuda once, tacking about every three minutes or so. (It's fairly narrow, and hitting a coral...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-14-2015
Replies: 24
  Poll: Cruising Gear
Views: 1,534
Posted By paulk
Re: Cruising Gear

Just goes to show, you don't need things that break to go cruising.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-08-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By paulk
Re: Sheet to tiller for extended voyaging

If you don't like the look of a vane, try finding an old autopilot. They may even cost less than a used vane. The downside might be the power draw, but a solar panel might help solve that problem. ...
Forum: Racing   04-07-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,501
Posted By paulk
Re: VOR "Chinese gybe"

Plus they have water ballast : two 800 liter tanks aft (P&S as far outboard as they can make them)and another 1100 liter tank forward on the centerline. Each liter weighs a kilo, and you can bet...
Forum: Learning to Sail   04-07-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 514
Posted By paulk
Re: Hurricane Island Outward Bound School

We saw a pair of the OB boats beating up to their anchorage at Burnt Island when we were up there last. Took them forever to figure out how it needed to be done, but that's what the program is...
Forum: Racing   04-05-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 461
Posted By paulk
Re: Scatchet Head Race 2015

Looks like fun. We've been out in smoother water in wind like that with our full main, 150% genny and spinnaker up. Not going as fast as them though. Looks like they could have used a touch more...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   04-05-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,106
Posted By paulk
Re: Australian Yacht found by Air Canada

Nice. That's the way it's supposed to work! Make sure your EPIRB is registered properly.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-05-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By paulk
Re: Is this a hound assembly?

Picture is confusing because it is upside down, but yes and no. The hounds are where the shrouds come in and attach to the mast, so the tang with the two wires (shrouds?) attached to it are the...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   04-03-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 7,090
Posted By paulk
Re: Sailor missing 66 days found! Breaking News.

A lot of sketchy info in the media. His family reported him lost, but he may have been anchored somewhere on the ICW and just not been seen by anybody. In the TV interview he doesn't say how long...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-29-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,535
Posted By paulk
Re: Raising & lowering sails

Another reason to keep tension on halyards all the time is that the masthead's whipping around could make the halyard jump out of the sheave at the top of the mast. Even though you have both ends of...
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