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Search: Posts Made By: paulk
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 06-28-2014
Replies: 214
Views: 17,537
Posted By paulk
Re: Sailnet Suggestion Box

It's starting again. Too many subfora, subgroups, sub-discussions. Billyruffian just had an interesting post about a close quarters encounter with a ferry. Many people can identify with that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,496
Posted By paulk
Re: Mooring Line

The heaviest line that will fit on your mooring cleat is what I'd use. Tensile strength? You can get 1/8" line that will lift six tons and which would break the links in your chain if you were able...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By paulk
Re: Gasket?

I would check with the manufacturer to see who they used for it. If they're no longer around, head to a glazier outfit or car windshield place to see what they can tell you. They may be able to...
Forum: Racing 05-11-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 845
Posted By paulk
Re: Poll re New safety rules and reducing race enteries woldwide races.

Many major races around here use the IRC, in which I see no point. It is expensive, difficult to administer, unresponsive to owners and no more accurate than PHRF, despite doling out ratings to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-23-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 1,800
Posted By paulk
Re: Advice on redesigning cabin layout

First thing to do is to get up to Brooklyn and get a book or two on joinery and boat interiors at the Woodenboat store. If you have a chance, get down to Tennant's Harbor & check out the boat they've...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 3,860
Posted By paulk
Re: Alternative to Solar

What if it was possible to move the box? You could hoist it up the mast when at anchor, so that even in a quiet harbor it got the most movement. Under way it could go on a bunk up forward, or in the...
Forum: Racing 02-27-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By paulk
Re: Starting a Sailing team: Comments, tips, advice, appreciated.

In the vein of cooperating with W&M, you could point to the USCG Academy in New London. I believe Connecticut College uses their facilities, and the Academy also hosts High School regattas. ...
Forum: Racing 02-26-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By paulk
Re: Starting a Sailing team: Comments, tips, advice, appreciated.

Our daughter helped start a sailing team at her High School. The ISSA site is very helpful. We also found that local Yacht Clubs were looking to build community support (as well as to develop...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-01-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,146
Posted By paulk
Re: Adding a auxiliary outboard.

Losing power may be the No 1 cause of rescue for the RNLI because they rescue a lot of powerboats. Is there a separate count of how many sailboats they rescue because they lose power? Fouling the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-12-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,260
Posted By paulk
Re: learning about waves...

Anything more than 30' high would probably be more than you'd want to handle. The tops of such waves would be well above your spreaders with you straight up & down in the trough. Four to six foot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,495
Posted By paulk
Re: Considerations in Choosing a Marina

Besides location, a lot depends upon what YOU are looking for. You probably don't need a laundry or showers, since you can do that at home. Are you planning to spend time on the boat in the slip, or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-15-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By paulk
Re: Flush Mount Ventilators

I'd start by going with the solar fan. They work, even when there's no breeze, so that going below can be tolerable on even the hottest days. We've had ours for 12 years, and have had to replace the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-02-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By paulk
Re: Removing Mast on Rhodes 19 keel boat

Caleb has the right idea. Lowering the mast needs to be done with the boat well stabilized in a cradle, trailer, or on poppets, so it doesn't move under you. Putting a sacrificial board down on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-06-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,084
Posted By paulk
Re: Honda EU1000i Generator Being Discontinued (?)

Does this mean quieter anchorages are in our future? Yes?? Great!!
Forum: Racing 10-24-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 951
Posted By paulk

We watched the races on TV at our club, but had added expert commentary from Dave Dellenbaugh and Dave Perry. What an event!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-26-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,789
Posted By paulk
Re: Lightnings vs Scots vs Snark vs Sunfish

Putting up a Lightning mast singlehanded can be done, but you'll want to try it with some helpers around the first few times. Missing the partners with the butt of the mast could be an expensive...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-13-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 7,331
Posted By paulk
Re: Don't "drive" your boat like it's a car!

Skippers like the one you describe above are invaluable to the sailing community. They get tired of the repair bills and sell their scratched-up boats at a huge discount shortly after they run...
Forum: Racing 05-31-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 747
Posted By paulk
Re: which side of the course to take

Didn't Stuart Walker write a book about that? I must have it around here somewhere...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-28-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,830
Posted By paulk
Re: stays and shrouds too loose?

The general idea is that you don't want your mast moving around a lot when you tack, and you want the mast to be evenly centered on the boat: straight up, as far as port/starboard goes. If the...
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