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Search: Posts Made By: Flightsport
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-15-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,122
Posted By Flightsport
Ok, got it! Thanks again! Brian, once again...

Ok, got it! Thanks again! Brian, once again thanks for the picture and the guidance. Doesn't seem like this should be too hard of an off-season fix. My only concern is if the end of the steel...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-13-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,122
Posted By Flightsport
Ok, so this fitting can be attached with some...

Ok, so this fitting can be attached with some strength to the naked wired end of the stay? Then the threaded end will receive the turnbuckle bolt? just making sure I have this right, I've been...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-13-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,122
Posted By Flightsport
Forestay - turnbuckle connection failure

In an attempt to keep a roller furling drum steady, we connected some old line to the base of the drum with several wraps, then to the bow's safety rails. Over time, I guess it bent the turnbuckle...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-02-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,254
Posted By Flightsport
Hadley Harbor, Naushon, Cuttyhunk

Planning a trip for my wife and I aboard our 26' Columbia, from Monument Beach, MA down to Hadley Harbor and possibly Cuttyhunk. Does anyone know if its possible to reserve a mooring at either spot?...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-02-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,720
Posted By Flightsport
Thanks Gene and GL! But nothing pre-made?

Thanks Gene and GL! But nothing pre-made?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-02-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,720
Posted By Flightsport
Stowage netting / V berth stowage tricks?

I know I have seen this kind of stuff, just not sure where. On my V-berth side walls, there are a couple of stainless steel loops, one forward and one aft (head and foot of sleeping area) on each...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-30-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 4,388
Posted By Flightsport
Had not seen the propane heated shower. ...

Had not seen the propane heated shower. Hopefully we won't be away from shore too much during our trip out to Cuttyhunk and Martha's Vineyard, but its always nice to rinse off after a swim. Thanks!...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-29-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 4,388
Posted By Flightsport
Wow, too hot!? That's great to hear! So the...

Wow, too hot!? That's great to hear! So the black one it is! Maybe Walmart is the way to go?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-29-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 4,388
Posted By Flightsport
Solar shower reccomendation?

Hi there. I'm taking the wife on a 5 day jaunt in my little 26' Columbia. Not sure if we'll have access to a marina every night so I thought it would be a good idea to purchase a solar shower. One...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-17-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By Flightsport
Sea Trial report: Unfortunately the turnbuckle...

Sea Trial report: Unfortunately the turnbuckle didn't hold the furler rigid enough to let the line pass through without a slight twist and consequential binding. Anyone else have any ideas? Mike
Forum: Columbia & Coronado 07-15-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,391
Posted By Flightsport
Thanks for all the info. I was following the...

Thanks for all the info. I was following the lead from the old columbia-yacht owners website that hasn't really been kept up. Sounded like there was at one time a stash of old parts for columbias. ...
Forum: Columbia & Coronado 07-12-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,391
Posted By Flightsport
Hey thanks for the reply. Ill see if I can find...

Hey thanks for the reply. Ill see if I can find Skip. I'm looking for ports and spare parts for a 1976 Columbia 26T. Thanks for any info.

Mike
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-06-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 3,034
Posted By Flightsport
Thanks everyone. I think i'll try this season...

Thanks everyone. I think i'll try this season (which is half over) with monofilament, the "Fireline" as suggested. I would rather bird poop than bird carcasses on my deck, so I may try putting a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-03-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 3,034
Posted By Flightsport
Great idea dog, thanks!

Great idea dog, thanks!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-03-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 3,034
Posted By Flightsport
Anti Bird Spikes for Spreaders?

I have a 26' Columbia 26T sloop with a single set of spreaders. By the end of the summer, the Cormorants here in the Northeast will roost all over my boat, but they love the mast head and the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By Flightsport
Thanks everyone! It seems to be a mixed bag. I...

Thanks everyone! It seems to be a mixed bag. I did finally get an email from them but it originated because of this post, not the email I left them regarding the product I was looking to buy. -Mike
Forum: Columbia & Coronado 06-16-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,116
Posted By Flightsport
We used butyl tape and 4000 for the bedding. ...

We used butyl tape and 4000 for the bedding. There was no apparent way to get the window frames apart to replace the acrylic so I just put the cloudy old windows back in the boat. Oh well. As long...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-14-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By Flightsport
Hey Thanks Jeff. I think it was last wed, I left...

Hey Thanks Jeff. I think it was last wed, I left both a voice mail at "sales" and an email, with regards to a portlight and if it was in stock or not. Thanks. mike
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-13-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By Flightsport
Marine.com/Sailnet Store? where are they?

Last week I left a voice mail and an email inquiry at Marine.com / Sailnet and never heard back from anyone. Does anyone have any experience in dealing with Sailnet or Marine.com for online or phone...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By Flightsport
Thanks again! This furling system has been a bit...

Thanks again! This furling system has been a bit of a pain. I had a new line put in and had it spliced to make a single line. Unfortunately, the splice was a little bit too bulky to fit through...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-08-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By Flightsport
Thanks again for the tip! Looks like the link...

Thanks again for the tip! Looks like the link plate arrangement would work great. Like you stated, the goal is immobilizing the rotation of the bottom drum, I thought the turnbuckle could pull...
Forum: Columbia & Coronado 06-08-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,391
Posted By Flightsport
Just learned that Andy is in a nursing home and...

Just learned that Andy is in a nursing home and his business, Irvington Marina, sold all its parts for scrap metal. The place has been shuttered for some time, back to the drawing board.
Forum: Columbia & Coronado 06-08-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,391
Posted By Flightsport
Where is Andy Whiley, Irvington Marina, Irvington, VA

Andy Whiley is listed on the old Columbia Yacht Owners website as having possession of some original Columbia Portlights. Anyone know him? When I call the Irvington marina, I just get a permanent...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-08-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By Flightsport
Yes it is pictured as it "used to be", a shorter...

Yes it is pictured as it "used to be", a shorter span from grommet to deck, thanks again for setting me straight. In the picture you can see that shackle that was previously used, it turns 90...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-08-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By Flightsport
Bottom tackle for Roller Furling

I have a Sea Furl 705 LD furler on my 1976 Columbia 26T. The bottom of the drum was cut back a bit raising the entire furler up off the deck by about 6 inches. So now, the clasp (as pictured) will...
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