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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-28-2010
Replies: 47
Views: 12,461
Posted By highlandman
For what my opinion is worth... if you're new...

For what my opinion is worth... if you're new enough to be asking these questions, and don't get me wrong, they are good questions ... then for pity's sake put the dang gps in the dry bag and pay...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-22-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 4,090
Posted By highlandman
Is that a flat plate rudder (the part actually in...

Is that a flat plate rudder (the part actually in the water)?
Reminds me of an old Ted Williams Jetwind I have (Sunfish knockoff). The thin flat rudder blade is notorious to stall at surprisingly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-22-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,208
Posted By highlandman
That's a standard industrial gearbelt code. 672...

That's a standard industrial gearbelt code.
672 = the length of the belt = 67.2 inches
XL = belt pitch code (size of teeth) = "extra light" = 0.2 inch pitch
050 = the width of the belt = 0.5...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-21-2010
Replies: 256
Views: 187,743
Posted By highlandman
Oh, and another dumb question. Will compounding...

Oh, and another dumb question.
Will compounding my molded-in blue sheer stripe and boot top stripe smear color into the white (and vice versa)?
If so, how is that avoided?
-Glenn
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-20-2010
Replies: 256
Views: 187,743
Posted By highlandman
My 1978 O'Day 22 has, alas, been under-maintained...

My 1978 O'Day 22 has, alas, been under-maintained for most of her life. I am prepared -- I think -- to put in the necessary elbow grease to attempt cleaning up the gelcoat, but I am wondering how far...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   07-16-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 411
Posted By highlandman
Newbie from SC

Hi. I'm new to the forum but have sailed for lots of years. Wish I could refer to myself as an 'old salt' but almost all of my sailing has been on inland lakes.
My wife, kids and I sail a 1978 O'Day...
Forum: O'Day   07-15-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,648
Posted By highlandman
Much easier with two people. Surely you can snag...

Much easier with two people. Surely you can snag a passerby for five minutes?
My wife and I have done it a bunch of times (1978 boat). Unship and stow the boom; make sure halyards are not belayed to...
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