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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-26-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,076
Posted By robbieland
thru-hulls without seacocks?

Yes. They were initially without the double clamp and plastic thru hulls, I'm changing out for bronze and doubling the clamps. Thanks for the info/reassurance.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-26-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,076
Posted By robbieland
thru-hulls without seacocks?

I'm replacing the thru-hull fittings and hoses on recently purchased victoria 18. It seems odd to me there just through hulls and no seacocks or cutoff valves from hull below to deck. Am I missing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-25-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 782
Posted By robbieland
mast breaks while docked.

At this point, I feel anything is possible. As stated, I'm baffled by this, as I always inspect needed items before leaving boat for a longer period. So, everything was in order, but my attempt to be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-25-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 782
Posted By robbieland
mast breaks while docked.

Ever heard of this happening? My oday daysailer 2 has been docked at a small lake marina for the past three or four months with mast up. I just received a call from marina that my mast broke off from...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-23-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 7,318
Posted By robbieland
Re: can only tack close reach, can't close-haul

late late update, but have been away from boat until now. here are several images i took of my rig yesterday. so, if anyone cares to gander at this point and notice anything please let me know....
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-15-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 7,318
Posted By robbieland
can only tack close reach, can't close-haul

This is in LakeToxaway, North Carolina.
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-15-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 7,318
Posted By robbieland
can only tack close reach, can't close-haul

I'm going back out this coming Wednesday and will get detailed images. The above image doesn't provide proper info regarding sails or lake. The boat/lake is currently 250 miles away or I would have...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-12-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 7,318
Posted By robbieland
older distant images of sail and boat in question.

These are older images of boat taken month ago, which may provide an idea of the issue of unable to sail any closer into true wind than I should with this DS 2. Once I return to lake, I'll post more...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-12-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 7,318
Posted By robbieland
can only tack close reach, can't close-haul

I was unable to get to the lake in order to produce photos or attempt suggested methods. Hopefully i will soon. But for now, I do feel part of issue is my main sail, it quite baggy, with perhaps 20...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-08-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 7,318
Posted By robbieland
can only tack close reach, can't close-haul

I will provide a map and track of my movements via that gps motion-x application hopefully by Saturday evening. It will provide a map visual of the angles of degree. I actually hope I'm missing...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-08-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 7,318
Posted By robbieland
can only tack close reach, can't close-haul

Yes, might very well be my sails. The jib does look Good, especially compared to the main. I'm going out again this weekend and try a few things such as attempting a barber , check shrouds, the...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-07-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 7,318
Posted By robbieland
can only tack close reach, can't close-haul

i have an O'day Daysailer 2 sailing in north carolina lakes and im unable to achieve more of a turn to close-haul. ive been sailing since October of last year and have yet to have more of angle into...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-07-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,404
Posted By robbieland
Re: Lake sailors: how do you like your wind?

i sail a small-ish lake in western hills of North Carolina. the winds are very shifty, so, the winds like this past wkend as stated by another near by, the winds were 20 with 30knt gust. and as usual...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-13-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 967
Posted By robbieland
well, thanks so much for the suggestions. i...

well, thanks so much for the suggestions. i couldnt make anything happen, so i purchased the magnetic temp lights, which dont need the ground. plugged them in and still nothing. so, guess the tester...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-11-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 967
Posted By robbieland
thanks!! ill give that a try tomorrow.

thanks!! ill give that a try tomorrow.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-11-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 967
Posted By robbieland
the lights im attempting to use are brand named...

the lights im attempting to use are brand named Blazer International , which are submersible Trailer lighting kit i purchased from Walmart. it has the four wires extending from plug to lights. two...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-11-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 967
Posted By robbieland
trailer lighting??

im taking, or hopefully taking my , new to me, O'day Daysailer 2 up the road, approximately 200 miles to a lake on Sunday. everything is ok to go except the trailer lights. i bought new ones, since...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-16-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 7,575
Posted By robbieland
oday daysailer.?

my current thought is perhaps the "vintage" o'day daysailer. good starter? the recommended Lido, Capri or Lazer are great recommendations, but currently with my shopping in the southeastern section...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-12-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 7,575
Posted By robbieland
Thanks very much for the assistance . I figured...

Thanks very much for the assistance . I figured the Finn was a poor beginners choice. I'm planning to sail solo mostly, but would like the option of second person. I'm late 30s, 180lbs. The boat will...
Forum: Learning to Sail   09-08-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 7,575
Posted By robbieland
better sailing dinghy to learn to sail?

Any suggestions for a boat such as sailing dinghy to learn to sail? As first boat... Not much if at all sailing experience. MFG Whistler? Finn-dinghy? Any advice would be great. Thanks
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