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Forum: Morgan   04-14-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 9,300
Posted By Silmaril
The short (long) story on how I bought my...

The short (long) story on how I bought my Heritage...

Back in '80 I was crewing on a Peterson 34. We thought we were pretty hot, the best of the best from s couple of yacht clubs, private...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-14-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 3,966
Posted By Silmaril
Just for haha's, here is what is concidered a...

Just for haha's, here is what is concidered a full complement of racing sails for my 1976 IOR Heritage One Tonner:

Difter
Light No. 1
Heavy No. 1
No. 2
No, 3
No. 4
1/2oz Radial Spin
3/4oz...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   04-14-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,261
Posted By Silmaril
The YC I learned to sail at had an annual...

The YC I learned to sail at had an annual "Marlinspike Seamanship" trophy for Yacht Club sailing class students.

It included written exams covering navigation, where you were given a chart, an...
Forum: Morgan   04-14-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 9,300
Posted By Silmaril
"Silmaril" at dock...

Hi!

I'm the owner of the Heritage One Ton that "Hit a tree..."

Her rudder is finished, an exact duplicate to the original (HMMMM I think my yard smelled $$$$ and charged accordingly) I had...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-14-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 3,966
Posted By Silmaril
The general theory is that for a racing boat that...

The general theory is that for a racing boat that has a fixed max headsail dimension, a "Light" No. 1 would have a fuller draft and lighter material than the "Heavy" No. 1. The "Light" No. 1 would be...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   03-09-2008
Replies: 88
Views: 16,851
Posted By Silmaril
Is your's solid or a tube? I did not re-use the...

Is your's solid or a tube? I did not re-use the shaft. Once aluminum has been bent, if you attempt to straighten it, it will lose some of it's strength. It depends on the type of aluminum, but I...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   03-09-2008
Replies: 88
Views: 16,851
Posted By Silmaril
A rare tornado touched down in Manhassett long...

A rare tornado touched down in Manhassett long island back in the summer of 2005. A few very large trees were uprooted and some thown clear into the harbor. One particularly large tree escaped...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-27-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 8,807
Posted By Silmaril
The "Certifications" these associations offer are...

The "Certifications" these associations offer are in reality little more than a piece of paper you can show a charter company that you have some of the knowledge needed to take their boat for a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-15-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,349
Posted By Silmaril
The waterline is really something that does not...

The waterline is really something that does not change on a boat. It is where the designer planned on having the boat lie to the water when fully loaded. Sounds like you are making a new boot top...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-29-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 3,137
Posted By Silmaril
My boat was peeled THEN DRIED and barrier coated...

My boat was peeled THEN DRIED and barrier coated back in '92. According to the owner, the blisters were just starting to show, and he wanted to address the problem immediately and completely. The...
Forum: Racing   04-25-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 2,170
Posted By Silmaril
Lucky for you

Bigreddo,

Welcome to the world of yacht racing! Just a quick note on your encounter with the mark and the rest of the fleet, once you touched the mark, and began the penalty turn, YOU HAVE NO...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-25-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 3,702
Posted By Silmaril
You will be pretty much stuck with a Raymarine,...

You will be pretty much stuck with a Raymarine, as their proprietary SeaTalk interface does not follow NEMA very closely. It would make everything easier to interface.

You can do it, but you will...
Forum: Racing   04-23-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,409
Posted By Silmaril
For "Classic" races, is it the build date or the...

For "Classic" races, is it the build date or the design date that would qualify a boat?

I know that at PYC, you might race an Atlantic Class One Design based on it's design date, but there are...
Forum: Learning to Sail   04-23-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 2,275
Posted By Silmaril
Well, an excellent question. For starters, are we...

Well, an excellent question. For starters, are we talking about a "puff" of wind, or a steady increase in velocity? I'll assume we are talking about a "puff".

In puffy conditions, the mainsail...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-23-2006
Replies: 33
Views: 4,725
Posted By Silmaril
Unless you can PROVE that the marina knew about...

Unless you can PROVE that the marina knew about the water in your tank (you have a documanted communication with them regarding this issue, or a work order with the condition clearly stated on it) it...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-21-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 3,957
Posted By Silmaril
Horses for courses

Well, at the risk of sounding like a broken record, (I've posted a few times on my feelings about the Valiant 42) if you can stretch a little, try and find a Valiant 42. It is just about perfect. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-31-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 2,111
Posted By Silmaril
I second Denr's opinion, Musto is by far the...

I second Denr's opinion, Musto is by far the best, but a little pricey for the offshore race suits. I bought a set of Musto coastal racer and have been very pleased. It was every bit as good as my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-15-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 6,231
Posted By Silmaril
Try this...

Connecticut Compass Service,

http://www.ctcompass.com/
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-11-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 6,383
Posted By Silmaril
Similar Fee in Block Island

If you anchor at either the Salt Pond or Old Harbor in Block Island, they charge a "Landing Fee". Anchoring is free, but if you want to come ashore, they charge you.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-23-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,058
Posted By Silmaril
One of my favorites

George,

I did not pick up in your post regarding your budget. Well, I have an all time favorite boat that I have sailed, and would not hesitate to take on a world tour. The Valiant 42. This Bob...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-20-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By Silmaril
I have used Select Plastics.

Select Plastics, in Norwalk CT is one of the best in the business. Even Lewmar uses them for repair work. Give them a call, they are very helpful, and the shipping charges are worth it, their quality...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-20-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,698
Posted By Silmaril
A thought...

I agree with Jeff 100% for using washers inside the hull, under the nuts for the keel bolts.

In a completely "Outside the box" thought, you COULD use rubber washers, if the intent was to make the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-19-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 5,281
Posted By Silmaril
It's in the "Words"

Well, there is NEMA 0183 and there are it's "Versions" 1.0, 1.5, 2.0 etc. That sets the standards for electrical connectivity to the communication "bus". All devices on the bus communicate and share...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-26-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 3,501
Posted By Silmaril
up the mast on the hard

ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY, NEVER GO ALOFT WHEN THE BOAT IS ON THE HARD!!!!!!!

It''s the same fall, yes, but the support of the boat is no longer all along the hull. Any minor shifting and you could...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-26-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 2,741
Posted By Silmaril
Effectively sealing forward hatch

Anti-Bond works to some extent, but with 5200 it usually takes a knife edge or piano wire to physically break the bond. Then use Anti-Bond for clean up.

When re-installing, make sure you use a...
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