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Search: Posts Made By: jmolan
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-14-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 9,399
Posted By jmolan
I know the "conventional wisdom" is to wait until...

I know the "conventional wisdom" is to wait until August. The thinking is probably that this is the month with the least amount of storms. It is the best month of the year for NW gales and fog.

...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-13-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 9,399
Posted By jmolan
I have live and surfed and fished and boated on...

I have live and surfed and fished and boated on the Oregon Caost since 1973. So what.....:-) I have been up and down this coast more times than I can count.

I only say that to let you know. If...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-13-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 9,399
Posted By jmolan
Late April, May and June. After June the NW kicks...

Late April, May and June. After June the NW kicks in and it is a drag. I have made wonderful passages in April and May. Good chance for S. winds and not too hard. Spring gales blow through pretty...
Forum: C22 02-12-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,349
Posted By jmolan
\\ Not sure what you are refering to? A kit...

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Not sure what you are refering to? A kit for one shroud? Or a whole boat? Or?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-09-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 7,134
Posted By jmolan
This from the designer of my boat John Marples....

This from the designer of my boat John Marples. This is how he designs all his sails for charter and cruising boats. Both of which are really "work" boats.

Our mainsail for the Pacific cruise was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-09-2010
Replies: 68
Views: 13,709
Posted By jmolan
For many who like Aluminum, there is a well...

For many who like Aluminum, there is a well traveled and documented boat.

S/V Hawk (http://www.bethandevans.com/hawk.htm)

I have always like these kind of boats, as well as Dashew's boats.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-01-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3,492
Posted By jmolan
Boat Leather, Leather Products for the Marine...

Boat Leather, Leather Products for the Marine Environment (http://www.boatleather.com/)

Here is a good example of the leather covers. Click on the link above. (I have no commercial interest in...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 01-27-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,466
Posted By jmolan
downeast450....you are on the right track....:-)....

downeast450....you are on the right track....:-). I have converted my entire rig to Dynex Dux and Colligo fittings.
I tried to post a couple photos of my running backstay set up, but for some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-22-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 3,014
Posted By jmolan
:laugher Yep, you can your thread back...

:laugher Yep, you can your thread back now.....sorry bout' the hijacking while you were gone.:eek:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 10,836
Posted By jmolan
Zanshin, I was just goin gover your website. Very...

Zanshin, I was just goin gover your website. Very Nice! I especially liked the way you listed all your equipment.
Another site I really like is:

Beth & Evans...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-21-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,678
Posted By jmolan
My grandma used to say "just because it is a good...

My grandma used to say "just because it is a good deal, doesn't mean you have to buy it."
If you desire to sail singlehand, you do a lot more than just handle sails. Anchoring is a big deal,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 3,014
Posted By jmolan
Faster, I have a lot of ropes on my rig. (13 I...

Faster, I have a lot of ropes on my rig. (13 I think) 3 headstays (Headstay, staysail, babystay) 2 uppershrouds, 2lower shrouds, 2 lower aft shrouds, running backstays and backstay split on yoke.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,461
Posted By jmolan
Who are refering to? Other than my own boat I...

Who are refering to? Other than my own boat I would not know the cost.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 10,836
Posted By jmolan
Zanshin...very cool, there are a lot of subtle...

Zanshin...very cool, there are a lot of subtle things that are so nice also. Grabbing the rope as you walk by, or brushing with your shoulder. Or sitting on the life lines or leaning. The sails and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,461
Posted By jmolan
Tager, I just tried to do a search for an article...

Tager, I just tried to do a search for an article about that very subject. It is written by Christopher Kinzel Back in the 2005 or so. These are the sources of that article. I have a PDF file of it,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 10,836
Posted By jmolan
I have rigged my entire 34' Searunner Trimaran...

I have rigged my entire 34' Searunner Trimaran with Dynex Dux. Twin spreader Cutter rigged. Life lines (5mm Dyneema) and running backs (7mm Dynex Dux) were my first project. They have 3 years on them...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 10,836
Posted By jmolan
Dyneema® fiber approved by ISAF council for use...

Dyneema® fiber approved by ISAF council for use in sailing lifelines

Urmond,NL,07-Dec-2009


Dyneema® fiber allows for greater safety and improves performance compared to traditional steel...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 3,014
Posted By jmolan
Looking back on this thread..... I see this has...

Looking back on this thread..... I see this has become something of a hijacking here. For that I apologize. It was not my intention. If anyone wants to discuss Dynex Dux or synthetic rigging, (it is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 3,014
Posted By jmolan
So you are happy with your wire boat, and I am...

So you are happy with your wire boat, and I am happy with my rope boat.

When I see a 1/4" piece of rope that weighs 1/9th of 1/4" SS rigging, and is double the strength, I thought..mmmmmmm

I do...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 3,014
Posted By jmolan
No I did not say that it would last 30 years. ...

No I did not say that it would last 30 years.

I pointed out the springback as another one of the unique properties of this rope. I am not suggesting we tie two mast together and have a tug o...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 3,014
Posted By jmolan
It is rated as best of all synthetic ropes....

It is rated as best of all synthetic ropes. testing is ongoing. If you want a 5 year UV data it takes a long time (5 years?)! I am not a scientist, I am a poor dumb fisherman. I know this stuff and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 3,014
Posted By jmolan
I will try to answer your questions one at a...

I will try to answer your questions one at a time. If some one came to me, and said this new fangled thing is " Stronger, lighter (improved performance), you can do it yourself, and cost no more and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 3,014
Posted By jmolan
We went through that years ago on when we started...

We went through that years ago on when we started to use Dynex Dux on the deck of fish trawlers in the Bearing Sea. Believe me, we have liability up the ying yang. Dynex Dux is much safer to use...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 01-20-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 4,512
Posted By jmolan
I had trouble truing to post photo's of my...

I had trouble truing to post photo's of my running backstay set up. I can leave them made up almost all the time as I have a wide base to attach them to. They (Like all my rig) are Dynex Dux...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 3,014
Posted By jmolan
Wire is dead I did my entire 34' cutter...

Wire is dead
I did my entire 34' cutter in Dynex Dux rope. No more wire worries. I did my own splices, but the place I got the rope from (Home (http://www.colligomarine.com)) can do the...
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