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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   6 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,131
Posted By paul323
Re: Have You Seen A Mainsheet System Set-up This Way?

It's like Barquito and Faster said. The key in this setup is no traveler. I have used a similar rig on smaller boats, and it works fairly well.

Big advantage - no traveller. This fees up deck or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,249
Posted By paul323
Re: Dripless shaft seal

Personal sore spot. Happened to me;I think as the engine moved in reverse/forward shifting while fighting the wind in a tricky slip. If I had not been thorough checking the boat before I left her,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,782
Posted By paul323
Re: Pros and Cons of Folding Propellers:Avoid J Props

I would be interested to hear how the issue was resolved - I hope it has been! I have the Max-prop (feathering). The guys at PYI could not have been more helpful. I have gained:
* 1+ knots speed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-20-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,027
Posted By paul323
Re: dyneema eye splice for lifelines

I like WR2. Installed it 2-3 years ago, only issue is some rust staining. Looks good, feels good, better than raw wire IMHO - and much better than wire with rust stains coming through a cracked...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-10-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By paul323
Re: sail repair

Warning: I have not done this repair myself - but I have made a sail, recut another, and maintained some just above a total noob.

I think we have too many questions going on in the email...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-02-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,379
Posted By paul323
Re: Sailrite LSZ-1 WANTED

Before you jump into a clone/alternative, have a close look at the stitching. Lighter weight machines (without a walking foot) can often penetrate the dacron/sunbrella, but they don't pull the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-31-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 3,176
Posted By paul323
Re: Datamarine Instruments

The first thing I would do is look around for an instrument switch. These were often installed, and are separate from your normal bank of switches, and has a dimmer control for the lighting - in my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-25-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 815
Posted By paul323
Re: Bottom paint question

Just 'cos it has not been probably know this anyway...bottom paint is toxic. Nasty. Poison. All the advice on "go ahead and sand it" forgot to mention that the dust is therefore very...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   05-24-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,242
Posted By paul323
Re: Unfettered Use of my Hans Christian for 6 months...

Hang on in there. It is a big commitment for somebody. I sent the thread link out to a few friends, as desert rat said be patient, the right person will come along.

And as has been previously...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-21-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,406
Posted By paul323
Re: PSS Dripless maintenance

Don't rely on the grub screws - EVER! My collar slipped, and water came pouring into the boat. Luckily I heard the noise - it was after a day's sail - so I could fix it. Otherwise I would have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-17-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,059
Posted By paul323
Re: Deck hardware: OK to attach with screws only?

As others have said - how big is your vessel?

I am going to get a bit longwinded here - sorry if you already know this!

Boat decks can be built in many ways. The most common is a 'sandwich' -...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-15-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By paul323
Re: Sealant, sealant, sealant

Butyl Tape.

Re-Bedding Deck Hardware With Bed-It Butyl Tape Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at (

You'll never look back.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-01-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,100
Posted By paul323
Re: Moving to California...(living on a sailboat)

First off, California is a big place. Maybe 4x the size of Tennesee. And about 6x the population. Also, whereas Tennessee is an East-West sort of state, CA is North-South - which means a lot of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-01-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By paul323
Re: Sailing to London

Fun journey - thanks for posting.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-13-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By paul323
Re: Tacky West Systems Epoxy

For some reason it seems you have mixed a bad batch of epoxy. Perhaps you did not deliver a complete metered dose; or perhaps you did not mix it (typically mix for about 60 seconds to ensure an even...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-27-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,511
Posted By paul323
Re: Wood identification?

Very difficult to tell from the photos. Looks a bit more yellow/red than teak. Possibly a mahogany variety? Could also be red oak, but the grain seems rather dense.

You may want to visit a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 945
Posted By paul323
Re: San Fran to Marina del Rey delivery

Monterey is not bad to enter - it is normally sheltered from most weather, as it is tucked "around the corner" from Point Pinos. Santa Cruz (opposite) is generally okay, but needs good timing when...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,317
Posted By paul323
Re: Are NADA Values accurate ?

Short answer - no.

Values will vary depending on local supply and demand, boat condition, and many other variables.

I would suggest you look around at other ads, especially online (places like...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 945
Posted By paul323
Re: San Fran to Marina del Rey delivery

I have not done that trip myself, but want to and have been talking to folks here for a while. From what I understand, this time of year is very good for the trip. In summer the winds can get light...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 4,946
Posted By paul323
Re: Keel repair - PICS

In this kind of situation, much depends on how much you bought the boat for, how much you love her, how long you want to keep her.

If you want to sail her for a few years, a quick-and-dirty fix...
Forum: Racing   03-22-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,333
Posted By paul323
Re: behavior on other's boats

Sorry, I am not going to let you off the hook. That guy was plain rude. I have had racers before, and the polite ones 1) observe how you do things before acting, and 2) Ask before they start...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-19-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,434
Posted By paul323
Re: Forwar - Neutral - Reverse when sailing??

It depends on the type of propeller you have.

With your fixed propeller, the advice above is good. Read the manual. Neutral does generally cause some noise, which is why people lock it in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-18-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By paul323
Re: Help needed with keel (some pics inside)

Looks indeed like a thin layer, too thin for true encapsulation. I'd also guess there are keel bolts.

I would grind away until you hit a solid glass/iron bonded area. Grind/sand metal until shiny,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-12-2015
Replies: 700
Views: 68,716
Posted By paul323
Re: I hate boats...

Sandblasting sand makes it a pretty open and closed case, IMHO. As has been said, push for a new engine. Damn sorry about it - but your attitude is spot on, so Karma will come around...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-08-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,236
Posted By paul323
Re: Rusting lifeline - what to do?

Some rusting is inevitable, and does not indicate imminent failure. If you look at your stays, they often show rush stains at the turnbuckle fittings within a year of being replaced. Your lifelines...
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