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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,150
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Thieves suck!

It's the little stuff, too, that just disappears-we've had safety throw-ropes and other things go missing when I know they were just there the week before. All those little $100 items add up! It...
Forum: Diesel   01-08-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 1,410
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: small diesel maintenance course

Please tell me about this--we had starter issues recently and this might have come in handy!
Forum: Racing   12-26-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,206
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: What sail material are racer/cruisers recommending these days?

The Ballard folks met us at the loft on Christmas Eve morning just so that we could look over the various cloths. We're thinking of going with a black x-tech with aramid scrim. Seems it'll give us...
Forum: Racing   12-18-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,206
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: What sail material are racer/cruisers recommending these days?

They are our choice as well--great service. They made our number 3 and it's holding up well.

Really appreciate the advice given in this thread. It's helped us hone in on what best suits our needs...
Forum: Racing   12-16-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,206
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: What sail material are racer/cruisers recommending these days?

We recently got some on Ebay, too, for our boat and we never see sails for our boat! I watch all the sites regularly because some racers go through sails pretty quickly. We'd love to see some fancy...
Forum: Racing   12-16-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,206
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: What sail material are racer/cruisers recommending these days?

The perplexing part is that the lofts have their own proprietary sail type/name and it takes careful consideration to figure out what material is being used and how does it compare with material only...
Forum: Racing   12-14-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,206
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: What sail material are racer/cruisers recommending these days?

We had quite a blow here this last weekend and we shredded an older laminate we had (and loved). Didn't think of using duct tape!

Who made your Pentex sails and are you saying you furl your sails?...
Forum: Racing   12-14-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,206
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: What sail material are racer/cruisers recommending these days?

We have a choice in the PNW of a number of major sailmakers, along with a few small ones. I like to support the small companies but we also want to get the right material. Any particular preference...
Forum: Racing   12-14-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,206
Posted By joyinPNW
What sail material are racer/cruisers recommending these days?

Looking to replace a number one and two headsail for a fractional rig, 35.5 ft long. Regular racers, but not seriously competitive- we prefer performance sails with durability. I've reviewed and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-10-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 720
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Spinlock XT clutch problem

Depends--you have to rebed the clutch and if you buy a new one, you hope the new footprint is the same. I don't like new holes...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-09-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 720
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Spinlock XT clutch problem

When was the last time you replaced the innards? You can buy rebuild kits that make them like new again, provided your line is matched to the clutch size.
Forum: herSailNet   12-01-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,904
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Canvas Ideas

[QUOTE]I picked up an old Kenmore (seems to be a theme), but am looking for some advice on getting started.
/QUOTE]

There are more resources now than ever before for sewing machines, manuals,...
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-17-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 983
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Battery blues

^Do you mean buy a larger charger, or larger wiring from the charger to the battery? With our house battery at 225 ah, we ordered a 20 amp charger. Does that seem correct? Or, are you suggesting we...
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-17-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 983
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Battery blues

I've read all of Mainesail's how-to's but it's been a little while-thanks for reminding me to go back and read them over again!

My mechanic emailed and recommended the Pronautic P Series battery...
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-16-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 983
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Battery blues

So- here is the latest based on the mechanic's assessment today:

Xantrax charger isn't charging despite it's normal appearance (lights working, etc). NO voltage detected on the other side. He...
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-16-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 983
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Battery blues

We were reading the voltage on the battery side of the charger. The alternator was removed for the work-I don't believe the connections at the battery were removed. There was approximately 3 weeks...
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-15-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 983
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Battery blues

Husband's explanation after visiting boat:

Checked out the charger. 115 AC coming in from dock into the charger and 13.6 and 13.7V DC leaving the charger to the batteries. Voltage at the...
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-15-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 983
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Battery blues

Thank you all for your comments- husband on way home now and will share info and report back.
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-15-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 983
Posted By joyinPNW
Battery blues

Trying to understand why both our batteries are dead. We had our Volvo Penta 2003 engine head rebuilt recently which required disconnecting batteries. Engine head was removed, rebuilt in Seattle, and...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-16-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1,447
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: MOB Best Practices

We have practiced many times with our Lifesling and lifting tackle--I am not as strong as my husband but with our tackle setup, it's completely doable. I'm more concerned with keeping the MOB in...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-14-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1,447
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: MOB Best Practices

We sail and race in Puget Sound and safety is of utmost importance to us. Going overboard is (almost) always unplanned- so PLAN for what will happen if you do. Buy and PRACTICE using the Lifesling...
Forum: Diesel   10-07-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By joyinPNW
Forum: Diesel   10-06-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Volvo 2003 or 2002 (not 2030/2020) - anyone here ever rebuild one? Or had rebuilt

We are in the middle of doing some work on our Volvo engine as well and coincidentally, I ran across this info that may be of some help to you:

Volvo 2003 (or 2002) - anyone here ever rebuilt one...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-10-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,815
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: Westsail 32 opinions

Lots of info on the Westsail out there, both good and bad. I recently helped a friend bring his Westsail 32 down the coast from WA and I was surprised with the yaw motion out there in the swells-much...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-11-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,056
Posted By joyinPNW
Re: First Trip!

6 days is a quick trip for novices with so much to see in that area. I'd focus on a couple of places--maybe just Friday Harbor and Stuart Island. Stuart Island has two anchorage areas, Reid and...
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