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Search: Posts Made By: Faster
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,423
Posted By Faster
Re: How did you get your spouse to embrace the cruising life?

Late to this party... my wife was a reluctant, fearful sailor when we started 34 years ago. Early on, being willing to turn around on a particularly windy day and try again another time helped.....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By Faster
Re: Repairing the luff on our jib

Tape might add enough bulk to cause more drag in the luff groove.. A sailmaker won't charge a lot to clean that up.. even if the whole luff tape has to be replaced.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,296
Views: 439,055
Posted By Faster
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Well since we're off boat projects for the moment, our kids have bought their first place and have to downsize from a fair sized rental house to a condo.. as a result their furniture situation had to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,068
Views: 254,784
Posted By Faster
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

Not quite sunset, but close... interesting fog bank rolling in just moments ago - our boat is in a marina just to the left off the photo (image from Katkam.ca)
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 282
Views: 23,345
Posted By Faster
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Seems to me that if any solar controller 'sees' 14+ volts from whatever source (fully charged battery or other charger) it should cut itself back?
Forum: Morgan 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By Faster
Re: 1978 OI 41 Keel

In the late 80s they did produce a OI41 Classic... not until '86 though..

MORGAN OUT ISLAND 41 CLASSIC sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com...
Forum: Cruising Videos 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By Faster
Re: Jost van Dyke / Bubbly Pool video and pictures

Great shots, Z.. was that the 'Bluenose II' I saw??
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 282
Views: 23,345
Posted By Faster
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

We have no DC loads when in our slip (we don't leave the fridge running, for example, so the only load is the occasional bilge pump run when raining (mast water)

Under those conditions we do not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 501
Posted By Faster
Re: Would it be feasible to put a sail on this boat

In reality without putting the ballast down low (ie in a keel that you don't have) mostly you'd just be weighing things down and going slow(er).

I think the 'kayak sailing' mentality would work.....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 501
Posted By Faster
Re: Would it be feasible to put a sail on this boat

Right.... adding a leeboard as linked by Rich wouldn't be that difficult and would certainly help with leeway but you'd still be primarily relying on crew placement for 'ballast'...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 3,283
Posted By Faster
Re: Needed: Customs & Immigration 101

Golly, that's true! ;)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 501
Posted By Faster
Re: Would it be feasible to put a sail on this boat

That shape would have some form stability but without ballast under sail it won't be enough. The bigger issue will likely be the tendency to 'skate downwind' with no keelplan to resist that, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Faster
Re: Windows in canvas?

My comment re the bimini window size was with access in mind... the cover ought to be on top, obviously, to protect the lens, and with wide coverage biminis a small window might be a bit hard to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Faster
Re: Windows in canvas?

We don't have a full bimini, but sail with many who have (including a lot of those with full enclosures).

I think the window issue is going to be a compromise between visibility and the potential...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By Faster
Re: Binocular/cup holder with adjustable spacers

Starboard is pretty easy stuff to work with - and machines nicely too. That wouldn't be too difficult to reproduce yourself.

I'm not sure if there are any glues that will work, suspect the...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 1 Day Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 845
Posted By Faster
Re: Lifespan of Fiberglass Boats

Recent article found:
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 431
Posted By Faster
Re: Generator

You'd have to do some checking about the methanol availability.

A friend installed one of these a few years back, I think the price has come down some, but IIRC the unit was around $7K back then....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,088
Posted By Faster
Re: Hank on to furler

A friend got ahold of a Selden sprit but not the 'ring'.. he's using a saddle mounted on the bow fitting and a multi-wrap velcro strap (like a clew strap for a loose foot main) to hold it there....
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 431
Posted By Faster
Re: Generator

Maybe one of the new Efoy fuel cells is for you??

efoy.com (http://www.efoy.com/)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,490
Posted By Faster
Re: How far can we get?

I'd hope that with 15knots+ true and beam reaching you could maintain 7 knots-ish.. but in reality it's going to depend on a host of things - many of which are hard to predict.

Contrary currents,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By Faster
Re: Dogs and foreign ports

Here's a noonsite tidbit about Tonga:
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,163
Posted By Faster
Re: Van De Stadt 40 - steel hull - preliminary inspection

That's a pretty nice looking boat, esp for Steel.. and the layout looks OK to me, though perhaps a bit tight for 40 feet esp compared to today's 'fat-butt-barges'.

Should work out for somebody....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,088
Posted By Faster
Re: Hank on to furler

My understanding is that you can, as long as sending someone up the mast to hang the new (included) forestay is do-able. I think they provide a mechanical lower terminal.

..but I've not done it...
Forum: Living Aboard 3 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By Faster
Re: parrot heads

Noonsite will have the best info.. but a cursory look reveals quarantines, required certificates and flat-out 'no way'... so check carefully wherever you plan to go. Look under each countrys' "Pets"...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By Faster
Re: Cal 36 mast and boom

Just wanted to mention that masts and booms are not really 'brand specific' and you should look at sites like Sailboatdata.com and Mauiprosailing to glean rig dimensions of various similar boats.
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