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Search: Posts Made By: Griffinroydonald
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-01-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By Griffinroydonald
Re: clam cleat screws seized?

I have used vice grip pliers from the bottom to just snap nuts off. Stainless is very brittle and breaks with very little effort. I also do this when the bolts are longer than needed. Place nut at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-02-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 2,601
Posted By Griffinroydonald
Re: Booze, PFDs and Sailing with non-sailor friends

I dont drink and would rather all on board be sober or near sober.
I ask on the dock if people can swim. All Children and non swimmers will wear PFD's at all times. No exceptions. I have been...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-26-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,926
Posted By Griffinroydonald
Re: Cape Dory 25 - Project boat

I bought a Project boat years ago and did the required work myself to get her back in the water. I spent what I could and when I could. The boat was purchased for $3500 and I put about $1500 in her...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-04-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,752
Posted By Griffinroydonald
Re: Cheap boat parts?

I have found that when I buy Cheap parts I end up replacing them for a heavy duty part that will last for more than one season. Blocks and such is one area I don't cut corners . I buy some off E-Bay...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-01-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 4,417
Posted By Griffinroydonald
Re: Here's sone pretty girls

Let me tip my hat to the lovely ladies.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-30-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 980
Posted By Griffinroydonald
Re: OK, this is cool.....

Thank you for sharing that as I also dive and have never had that close of encounter with anything that big. I would be cleaning out my wet suit with a hose.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-30-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 5,178
Posted By Griffinroydonald
Re: Dock vs. mooring

I enjoyed this thread, My situation is a little different as Where I sail is located on a large lake. I leave my boat at a dock for several days at a time and have had very few problems. I have found...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-30-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,227
Posted By Griffinroydonald
Re: Sail twist

I thought those ropes were to trip over and give the crew something to laugh at. I have a San Juan 23 and try to keep the twist out of the sail as the wind spills out the top and I adjust the boom...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-26-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By Griffinroydonald
Re: Incredible sailing weekend in NC!

You will love N.C. - Please move here and bring lots of money
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By Griffinroydonald
Tall Ship Picture

Tall Ship Picture - Beautiful
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-14-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,040
Posted By Griffinroydonald
Re: Wifes Anniversary Present!!!

You have a great wife and better keep her happy. My E-Wife hated the sailboat and anything to do with it. Enjoy your present !
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-09-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By Griffinroydonald
Re: Cleaning PVC Winch Handle Holders

I use "Soft Scrubb" This product will remove just about any Stain, Dirt or Residue and not harm the surface. Wash down with water after a good scrubbing with a wet rag and go about your business.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-09-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 652
Posted By Griffinroydonald
Red face Re: Rigging a boom vang

I installed push pin sail track stops above and below the goose neck to limit travel. The distance you quoted sounds about correct and I can tell a huge difference when I installed the boom vang on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By Griffinroydonald
Re: "Do they see us??" The Sun as "frenemy"

Very good post. I have asked this same question many times. The only thing I could think of to drew attention was move the rudder back and forth to zig - zag the boat and pray I would be seen. I plan...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-04-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,315
Posted By Griffinroydonald
Re: cutting down aluminum masts

The mast I have cut down have had bolt on caps with most held in place with self tapping screws in about 8 places.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-02-2013
Replies: 189
Views: 26,216
Posted By Griffinroydonald
Re: Pictures of your boat

This is my San Juan 23 waiting to run before the storm.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,146
Posted By Griffinroydonald
Re: pulled anchor and sailed away...

I will back in a slip or cove if I can. I use a trolling motor for such movement and love the quiet approach. I will raise the sails when I clear the cove and catch a breeze for the morning. I have...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-31-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Griffinroydonald
Smile Re: Ahoy new member here

Hello and welcome. I would like to sail on rivers in your area as we only have a few lakes and somtimes it feels like we are going in circles. Wait - We are !
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-31-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By Griffinroydonald
Re: Sailing Bug

The Bug bit me so bad that in the end of things I want a Viking funeral. diesel fuel and a match and I can sail into eternity.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-31-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,315
Posted By Griffinroydonald
Re: cutting down aluminum masts

I have cut down several and have an easy way. I use wide masking tape and run a level band around the mast. I measure to make sure it is straight. I cut with a jig saw with a fine tooth blade. The...
Forum: Great Anchorage/Vacation Videos 07-28-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 6,084
Posted By Griffinroydonald
Re: Did someone say flipper?

Huge pod ! You are so lucky to run into that many at one time. They seem to be enjoying the boat as much as you are.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-28-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By Griffinroydonald
Re: Got her in the water, finally....

Hello and congrats on your outing. I am glad to hear some people have good neighbors like that. I fell in love with the San Juan series many years ago and enjoy my 23 very much. When Black clouds...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-27-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,540
Posted By Griffinroydonald
Re: Halyard Change

I ran new rope today on my little San Juan 23. I have external halyards so my job was easy. I use a staple gun to join the old and new rope. This is wrapped with tape to hold the staples in place....
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-27-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By Griffinroydonald
Re: Tidings

Welcome, I cant see moving from Florida as I know you will miss the blue water.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-26-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,124
Posted By Griffinroydonald
Re: First Solo Dinghy Sail!

You are never too old to enjoy sailing. All you need is the drive to learn. I learned the hard way at a Boy Scout camp in the early 70's and have not been able to get away from the sport. You need to...
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