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Search: Posts Made By: robwilk37
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-23-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,571
Posted By robwilk37
Re: Pumps do not do what you think

my boat, 40' 9tons relatively shallow bilge, has a pisser (800gph rule) for the minor drips and drabs and occasional wash down of the cabin sole. set about 6" above that is a 2400gph electronic...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-23-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 1,853
Posted By robwilk37
Re: Mast work

i figure ive gone up about 5 miles worth of mast. ascenders of all kinds have there place and some guys love them, particularly the fact that they allow you to stand over the top of your mast, a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-10-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 5,008
Posted By robwilk37
Re: Dry bilges

just another reason not to have a furling mast along with fluting, poor battonless shape even worse when reefed, expensive blah blah blah...

but that doesnt help you now. ive seen masts filled...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-28-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 2,302
Posted By robwilk37
Re: Wonderfully 'quirky' interior

im currently refitting a yorktown 39A and incorporating the ring frame / main bulkhead with open bow/salon. ive always prefered that layout to traditional v-bearth. gozzard is the only production...
Forum: Other Brands 01-17-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 4,554
Posted By robwilk37
i was under the impression all models had the...

i was under the impression all models had the hull deck joint glassed, as my 39 is. the leaks are probably coming from the covering/rub rail that was screwed over the seam to hide it. a bit of work...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-15-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,794
Posted By robwilk37
something i dont understand... if the rudder is...

something i dont understand...
if the rudder is of a balanced design with some area in front of the rudder post, why does the displacement matter? i mean if the load on the tiller is hydrodynamicly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-22-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 2,174
Posted By robwilk37
get into racing. enthusiastic newbies can always...

get into racing. enthusiastic newbies can always get rides. sit down, shut up and learn. racing is the accelerated college of sailboat handling, decision making, seeing the whole water and its...
Forum: Other Brands 11-18-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 4,554
Posted By robwilk37
hi guys. i recently acquired a y39 aft cockpit...

hi guys. i recently acquired a y39 aft cockpit bare hull unfinished kit. fitting out for cruising and would live to chat with other owners about your boats. and happy to buy a copy of the owners...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By robwilk37
both lovely boats. center cockpit high and dry,...

both lovely boats. center cockpit high and dry, pallacial below. the tunnel to the aft stateroom can be a head banger for us 6 footers. doug peterson draws a clean hull form. cruised the 44 in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-26-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,660
Posted By robwilk37
easterly 38

one of these has come available. bit of a wreck but could be a nice boat with a few gallons of elbow,ankle,brain grease. but i cant find any info on these boats. if you have or currently do own one...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-18-2010
Replies: 571
Views: 141,068
Posted By robwilk37
well...using the main halyard tail as anchor rode...

well...using the main halyard tail as anchor rode was pretty stupid. as i drifted back to set the hook the main magically hoisted itself, which got fun real fast in 15 to 20. and it took a bit to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-07-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,294
Posted By robwilk37
ok, i should have been more clear at the outset....

ok, i should have been more clear at the outset. what i forgot to add was "all robot monkey, hero worshiping, take everything as is and dont try to improve, led around by the ring in your nose, chew...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-06-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,294
Posted By robwilk37
yep...considered a thruster, just thought an open...

yep...considered a thruster, just thought an open rudder might 'fill to sails with one gust'.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-06-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,294
Posted By robwilk37
as i crawl around the lazerette i see that the...

as i crawl around the lazerette i see that the rudder post enters well above the ballast in the encapsulated keel. a spade would be placed as far aft as possible, usually right at the waterline, so...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-06-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,294
Posted By robwilk37
the price is right, the boat suits my needs, ive...

the price is right, the boat suits my needs, ive got to take that end of the boat apart anyway, and i like working on boats. in 50 years weve learned some things about boat design and materials have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-06-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,294
Posted By robwilk37
formosa 41

considering the purchase of this boat. not exactly nimble. has anyone considered or actually retrofitted a spade or skeg-hung rudder on this hull form to improve handling? and yes, i know its a big...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-16-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 756
Posted By robwilk37
buying a derelict...

so theres this boat in a boat yard in california and its been abandoned for about ten years. it has potential but currently is a wreck. no cf number, no document, no hull id number, and no trace of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 3,348
Posted By robwilk37
50/50 which is the rarer bird...a used fisherman...

50/50 which is the rarer bird...a used fisherman of appropriate size or a large gaff foresail... in the used sail loft in southern california. the day it happens ill buy my first lottery ticket...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 3,348
Posted By robwilk37
cut my teeth on the islander 44 'shine on', one...

cut my teeth on the islander 44 'shine on', one of two that came schooner rigged out of the box, she sailed very well and put the idea in my head that a conversion might be possible with the right...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-15-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 3,348
Posted By robwilk37
thanks for all the input... yes...have many...

thanks for all the input...

yes...have many miles under a schooner rig. skippered a 50' on day charters for several years. worry about the accidental jibe with gaffs off shore though. im only...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-13-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 3,348
Posted By robwilk37
converting a sloop to a schooner rig

can someone steer my to a book or online tool that will help me rerig a sloop to a schooner? how to calculate mast positions and sail(s) area, sprit/boomkin length, center of effort, righting moment,...
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