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Search: Posts Made By: GeorgeB
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 796
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: changing alternator in catalina 27

Aaron, still not enough info. Electrical charging systems can go from pretty basic to pretty complicated – in a hurry. What do you have now? What is your engine size? (and make) Does your C27...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 937
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Battery Charging question

Interesting questions. Sorry I didn’t see this thread a bit sooner. First a couple of background items. Unless your Catalina 30 has undergone a major electrical system upgrade, you most likely...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-30-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 5,967
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: possible to buy a seaworthy sailboat under $20000 that requires very little fix?

That's why I keep my zombie insurance on the boat up to date.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-30-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 5,967
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: possible to buy a seaworthy sailboat under $20000 that requires very little fix?

Heh, Heh, what a novel approach to boat buying – First scan the daily obituaries. The reality is all estate/trust assets need to be accounted for and appraised prior to dissolution – this includes...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-29-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,978
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Cabin comfort when motoring

Two words: Ear plugs. I actually used to own a C28 (#100). Engine smells were almost nil, albeit, mainly in the aft “stateroom”. Noise was a combination of several factors: 1) condition of the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-10-2014
Replies: 109
Views: 4,354
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: sailed once with my uncle

Pupil, do you have a link to the ad for the boat? Is this a “Sandy” or “Katrina” boat? It looks like it was at least partially submerged at some point. The standards regarding plumbing and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-28-2014
Replies: 133
Views: 11,169
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Don't have to be rich to sail

Boasun,
Back in the year leading up to the AC in San Francisco, the cup authority had to do an environmental impact report, reputably costing into the six figures, to specifically address the bird...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-26-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Has anyone been up the San Rafael channel recently?

Mark,
Those are good tides, you should have no problem. For practice, still monitor the depth sounder closely and feel your way down the channel. The closer you get to downtown San Rafael, the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-21-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,794
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Mainsail and rigging questions

Ian,
The Rams Head is how you attach the new tack cringle when you reef. I’m assuming that the main’s regular tack cringle is attached by using that “strap” shackle. If you can hoist your sails...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-15-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 915
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Do the Cat 22s, and the S2 26 footers, etc., use spinnakers?

Minnsail – Flying a spinnaker on a C22 is a pretty easy affair. I first flew mine while tied to the dock. You will be doing end-for-end gybes which means to gybe - you will unclip the pole from the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-30-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Zippered Pocket on Foot of Main Sail??

The fishing line is 400# test (at least for my 34 footer). Lighter weight line, although cheaper, is too stretchy and the sail won’t stay on top of the boom. UV degrades it over time and it will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-30-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 3,701
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: First Accident What Did I Do Wrong?

Wow, still a raging controversy over vang v. mainsheet and heading up or heading down in puffs. And here, I thought that sailing was easy. A couple of things, you may not choose to use them...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-28-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 3,701
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: First Accident What Did I Do Wrong?

Pretty much what I tried to write. Vang is the fastest way to depower the mainsail (providing you are using it!) Too many newbees only use the vang as an afterthought so releasing something that...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-23-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,065
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: tacking angles

Dixie, Glad you’re having fun. I have a tender spot in my heart for the C22 as it was my first keel (and “real”) boat. I sailed her all over Monterrey and San Francisco Bays, doing things that now...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-30-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 1,725
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: I just need a nut

NF is "National Fine" and relates to the 24 TPI threads
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,913
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Adding a topping lift, or the heck with sheaves

Alaska,
Stainless is so much fun! Stainless is very hard so drilling generates a lot of heat and work tempers the steel. You need to buy a set of colbalt drill bits. Carbide will do in a pinch...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,913
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Adding a topping lift, or the heck with sheaves

Alaska,

I'm a little late to the party, but I have something to add: You should be using clevis pins and cotters to attach the halyard sleeves to the masthead. Nuts and bolts, even when using...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-01-2014
Replies: 300
Views: 9,619
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: safe cooking

The more I look into it, the better coal sounds. Problem with carbon monoxide? That is so twelfth century. You don’t need to cook over an open brazier like the Vikings. Install a proper stove...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-17-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,029
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Broken Mast - Sleeve or Replace?

Have you been over to the Macgregor (they built the Venture) owner’s website? Can you get a hold of an owner’s manual or a line drawing that shows the Center of gravity/ center of balance? My...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-13-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,029
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Broken Mast - Sleeve or Replace?

campbmic, Your Venture had slugs and not a bolt rope? You need to ask the seller a couple of things. 1) distance along the mast from the top of the spreader to the hounds (where the upper shrouds...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-11-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,752
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: sail quote

Flo, I use Dominic over at Grand Marina so I don’t have any direct experience with Doyle Alameda. Unless you have the tall rig version, the second reef will be sufficient. I am assuming that Doyle...
Forum: Apps & Authors 03-07-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,743
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Yacht Question From Author

Sabiny101, are you a local SF writer? If so, and you still in the writing/research stage at Memorial Day, might I suggest you go over to Encinal Yacht Club in Alameda on that Saturday afternoon when...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2014
Replies: 235
Views: 10,879
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: How not to go "camping" while cruising frugally

Mike, thanks for leading such a thoughtful discussion. I like “expectation of comfort level” used for defining “camping” rather than an empirical one like “no hot water” or “no refrigeration”. What...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Sunday Fun and Lessons Learned

First, practice your “heaving too”. You had an opportunity to “hove too” away from the shoal area. It would have stabilized the boat enough so you could go forward and secure the anchor without too...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-06-2014
Replies: 639
Views: 45,413
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

In response to the no top tier racer displaying the jolly roger, I submit the following; Paul Cayard and the Black Pearl in the 2006 Volvo. They had the jolly roger plastered all over their boat...
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