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Search: Posts Made By: Sailormon6
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Catalina 30 rudder repair/design

The helmsman can know that by the amount of rudder he has to use to hold the boat's heading. If he has to cant the rudder by more than a few degrees to hold course, then the combination of induced...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Catalina 30 rudder repair/design

In aerodynamics, lift-induced drag is a drag force which occurs whenever a lifting body or a wing of finite span generates lift. Lift is the force that enables the boat to drive to windward. A...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Catalina 30 rudder repair/design

You're right Faster, as usual, but there are two ways that you can reduce the amount of force required at the tiller to hold that slight rudder angle. You can either tilt the rig forward, which will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Cleaning canvas cushions- tips & tricks?

Replace the zippers. It isn't difficult or expensive. If the covers are mildewed, you can bet the foam cushions are also mildewed and moldy. I had my covers dry cleaned, and I washed the cushions...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,118
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Jib Sheets yet again

When we're talking about stretch, the jib sheets are only a small part of the equation. Sailcloth also stretches, regardless of whether it's dacron or laminated. Halliards stretch. Outhauls...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Catalina 30 rudder repair/design

Assuming you have average boat repairing skills, if you only intend to sail short passages, daysailing and casual racing, then you might be able to repair the existing rudder satisfactorily. If you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-15-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 2,112
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Look for new sailboat under 25 ft.

Ulalena, you wouldn't go wrong with a Catalina 22, or some of the other boats suggested, but I agree with your choice of a Beneteau First 20. Most of the other boats have masthead rigs. The Bene...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,402
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: America's cup, BERMUDA??????????????

I agree with Schnool. From the very beginning, the America's Cup has been more of a competition to produce the best technology than a competition of sailing skill. When only two boats are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-27-2014
Replies: 193
Views: 10,786
Posted By Sailormon6
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-13-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,852
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Light-light air!!! Exciting stuff?

That depends on the boat. If the boat is a light-weight racer, then I'd reduce her weight to a minimum. If it's a heavy, full-keel boat, then I'd take on extra crew weight to use for movable...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-06-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 2,228
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Wet core in the hull - what are the options?

At some point you'll have to have the boat hauled for maintenance. A boat with an unrepaired hull with a wet core will continue to absorb water at a fast rate. When you finally have it hauled for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-05-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Judging Boat Speed during figure 8 MOB

Know your boat. A heavy boat will carry farther with the sails luffing than a light boat. If you know that your boat will coast 4-5 boat lengths when brought head-to wind with the sails luffing,...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-24-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 7,071
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Rounding Up - sail trim advice?

If you use too much vang tension in strong, gusty winds, you prevent the mainsheet from working as it should, to spill enough wind out of the mainsail to keep the boat on its feet. The vang keeps...
Forum: Racing 10-23-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,818
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Flat Calm

Aha! You must be referring to the **** Island Race. :D
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-23-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 7,071
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Rounding Up - sail trim advice?

My practice is to distinguish between strong gusts that come on suddenly, and lesser gusts that come on more gradually.

To keep the boat on it's feet in a gust, you need to release some of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-22-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,158
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Sailboat, new vs used

Buying a new boat makes perfect sense if you intend to keep it for a long time. I bought a new boat and sailed it for 23 years, and enjoyed minimal maintenance or repair costs, and it had a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-18-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,577
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Problem Turning Windward

I won't repeat the good advice you have already been given.

The answer to the above question is "Yes." I have been on the IC Waterway trying to make headway against a current that was running...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-15-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Oil stained Sunbrella???

Some engine oil spilled on a friend's pacific blue sunbrella this summer, and I washed it using dish soap, full strength, rubbing it in thoroughly, and then rinsing it, and was amazed to see that it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-07-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: How much PHRF 'time added' if I steer a race with one of these?

Will you be racing with or without the 50 cal? :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 4,011
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: W D Schock called me a freeloader for asking for info about my boat

If our member, WD Schock, doesn't own the company anymore, he doesn't need to defend himself, or be defended. It isn't his responsibility anymore. I suspect that's why he has had the good sense to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: c&c 34 1981 Pictures, Bad?

Anything's possible, but not necessarily. I always cover my boat for the winter, to ensure that it won't develop a leak during the winter. A newly developed leak could do a lot of damage before you...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-12-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 4,529
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Catalina or Hunter?

I think Jeff tends to be a little harsh in his estimation of Catalina generally, but he is dead-bang-on when it comes to Beneteaus. The Bruce Farr designed Beneteau First 40.7, and other First...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-11-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 4,529
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Catalina or Hunter?

I owned a Catalina before my present boat, and have much respect for them, and would greatly prefer a Catalina to a Hunter, but why would you limit your choices to those two boats when there are so...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-09-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Vinyl Boat Lettering / My Favorite Source

Well, are you going to identify the website, or keep it a secret?

I have used and been very pleased.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-07-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,452
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Exceeding Hull Speed in Flat Water: Fantastic Sailing in Ideal Conditions

I had a similar experience with my boat in similar conditions (strong winds and smooth water on a beam reach), and agree that it is exciting, but I think you're mistaken when you said, "This boat...
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