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Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-11-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By Brettms
Welcome back, Ed. I'm curious what kind of...

Welcome back, Ed. I'm curious what kind of airplane you built.
Forum: Pearson   01-11-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,131
Posted By Brettms
Sailingfool, Thanks for the comments. I was...

Sailingfool,

Thanks for the comments. I was kind of struggling with your conclusion when I started this thread. It just didn't seem to want to bend in spite of many other things I had read. ...
Forum: Pearson   01-10-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,131
Posted By Brettms
Rich, Thanks again. There is lots of good...

Rich,

Thanks again. There is lots of good info in your reply.

I'd still like to hear from anyone who has bent a P30 mast more than an inch or two
before I go any further or spend more...
Forum: Pearson   01-10-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,131
Posted By Brettms
Rich, That's a great reply. Thank you. ...

Rich,

That's a great reply. Thank you.

My interest arises from replacing a very old heavy main with a shrunken bolt rope with something newer, lighter and used from an Etchells 22. The E22...
Forum: Pearson   01-09-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,131
Posted By Brettms
Question Pearson 30 Mast Bend Info ?

Does anyone have an idea of how much you can bend a P30 mast? I am trying to take some draft out of the mainsail I'm using and have been able to bend it about two inches measured from a taut halyard...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   11-21-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By Brettms
Does the motor turn over but not start? If it...

Does the motor turn over but not start? If it doesn't turn over, can you hear the starter motor running (but not engaged)? Or is it just completely dead?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-17-2011
Replies: 54
Views: 8,101
Posted By Brettms
Smile Last year, he consistently placed second in PHRF...

Last year, he consistently placed second in PHRF SD Class 6B behind a Catalina 27 with some very expensive sails and experienced crew. In the local club races where the Catalina doesn't sail, he's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-17-2011
Replies: 54
Views: 8,101
Posted By Brettms
Smile Dave, You raise some good questions. I've been...

Dave,
You raise some good questions. I've been doing some club and PHRF racing for the last two years and have come to some conclusions. First of all, boats are like autos and airplanes. There...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-24-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,413
Posted By Brettms
I'm curious to see any other replies. Not...

I'm curious to see any other replies. Not knowing any better, I tried to set mine up with a short tether (about three feet) and placement of the jack lines so the arrangement will keep me on the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-02-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 13,044
Posted By Brettms
First Boat

About 15 months ago with no prior sailing experience, I bought a Balboa 21.
It was a marvelous first boat for San Diego's Mission Bay and eventually some out on the ocean experience.

I started...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-27-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By Brettms
Hello to Bristol, RI

NeedaBigger,

Welcome to Sailnet! I'm new too.

After sailing for a year in San Diego on a Balboa 21, I too was looking for something bigger and bought a P30 two months ago. They seem to have a...
Forum: Learning to Sail   10-20-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 2,774
Posted By Brettms
Chris, I started sailing a year ago at 59,...

Chris,
I started sailing a year ago at 59, after 40 years of flying airplanes. I started by buying a 21' Balboa with a retractable keel and fairly quickly took the ASA 101 class at Coronado with...
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