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Search: Posts Made By: SchwarckT
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,227
Posted By SchwarckT
Re: new cal 20 owner looking for information

From the picture, it looks like the tabernacle for the mast is between the two hatches next to that standing block. I don't know what that hole in the deck is for, but I don't think it's where the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 973
Posted By SchwarckT
Re: knockdown vs. capsize vs. broach

Here's a definition: "broaching" - The unplanned turning of a vessel to expose its side to the oncoming waves. In heavy seas this could cause the boat to be knocked down.

So, this is something...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,578
Posted By SchwarckT
Re: single-hand: best time raise/lower jib?

I almost always raise the jib/genoa first. I'll get the boat sailing on a close reach, release the mainsheet, and then raise the mainsail. I have the tiller lashed to keep the boat on course.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-03-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By SchwarckT
Re: Fiberglass Bow Tip Repair

That would be an easy repair with polyester resin/mat/cloth. I repaired something similar where the stem plate along with a piece of the deck was torn off a boat that I had purchased. Hiding the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-27-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 662
Posted By SchwarckT
Re: shroud replacement? ??

You could send the old shroud in to www.riggingandhardware.com and have them make a replacement.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-14-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 995
Posted By SchwarckT
Re: Line from the hardware store?

Go ahead and use it. As long as it doesn't have too much stretch it should work fine. I've found some double braid line at hardware stores that has worked well for me. I attach the topping lift to...
Forum: Learning to Sail 12-03-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,074
Posted By SchwarckT
Re: locking keel in place mandatory? Siren 17

My O'Day Mariner has a 165 lb cast iron "weighted centerboard". There is no provision for locking it in the down position and it has never been a problem for me when sailing.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-23-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,290
Posted By SchwarckT
Re: Tiller extension or no tiller extension

That sounds kind of dangerous. When I want to lower the main, I come up on a close reach, release the mainsheet and lash the tiller to keep the boat on course. Now I can go to the mast to lower the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-02-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By SchwarckT
Re: Fiberglass repair lightning mainsheet block

Just grind back the edges of the damaged area to get a 10:1 bevel (more or less). Then make the repair with alternating layers of fiberglass mat and cloth saturated with polyester resin. A power...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-28-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By SchwarckT
Re: Coleman 14' (Holder)

New sails are "crisp" feeling. Check the standing rigging (wires that support the mast) for broken strands. Don't be put off by minor cracking in the fiberglass. It may only be superficial...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-28-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By SchwarckT
Re: Coleman 14' (Holder)

It looks like everything you need is there as far as I can see (unless the centerboard is missing for some reason). If the sails really are new and the motor runs, you would be getting a great deal....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-26-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,937
Posted By SchwarckT
Re: Challenger 15

Hey Chad: Just wondering how it was going with your "new" boat? I got out yesterday in my Challenger, the first time in a while. The TV forecast was for winds from 20-30 mph, which was a bit of an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-23-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 964
Posted By SchwarckT
Re: Sail Cleaning Anyone?

Not to be negative, but I sent a sail to Sailcare to have reef points installed and they cleaned it even though I didn't request it. The sail was nearly new and quite "crisp". When I got it back,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-13-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,937
Posted By SchwarckT
Re: Challenger 15

Its 3 inches wide with a bevel on both edges and just under 5/16 of an inch thick (.3075).
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-12-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,937
Posted By SchwarckT
Re: Challenger 15

I haven't measured it yet, but I'm sure it's less than 3/8 inch thick. I should be able to get that for you tomorrow.
Tom
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-27-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,937
Posted By SchwarckT
Re: Challenger 15

Here are some more pictures.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-27-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,937
Posted By SchwarckT
Re: Challenger 15

Hi Chad: Here are some pictures of my boat. Hope it helps.
Tom
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-24-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,937
Posted By SchwarckT
Re: Challenger 15

The boom vang helps to control sail shape and keeps the boom from rising up when you are on a broad reach (sailing down wind). I just drilled some holes in the boom and rivited on a hanger to attach...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-24-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,937
Posted By SchwarckT
Re: Challenger 15

That is a nice looking boat! I didn't feel too bad about modifying mine since it was in rough shape to start with. I do think that you will want to add a boom vang to your set up. It definitely...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-08-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,937
Posted By SchwarckT
Re: Challenger 15

Hi Chad: I also have a 1972 Challenger 15. It was kind of beat up when I got it, but I have gotten a lot of use out of it. I modified it somewhat with added ballast, a home made rudder blade, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-05-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,963
Posted By SchwarckT
Re: I can't heave to

Having a boat with a longer keel makes heaving to much easier. My O-Day 22 heaves to easily and is very stable, while my other two centerboard boats (15' Challenger and O'Day Mariner) don't really...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-05-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,963
Posted By SchwarckT
Re: I can't heave to

How to Heave To - Heave-to a Sailboat (http://sailing.about.com/od/learntosail/ss/How-To-Heave-To-A-Sailboat.htm)
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-28-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,884
Posted By SchwarckT
Re: Small boat single handed hoisting

If I can't sail right off the dock, I row my 15'er out far enough to get some room, raise the jib and get sailing on a close reach. With the tiller lashed, I can go to the mast and raise the main as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-06-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 5,528
Posted By SchwarckT
Re: Main Halyards - Back to cockpit or keep at mast?

I couldn't imagine single-handing on the Great Lakes without halyards and reefing lines led back to the cockpit.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-25-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 5,209
Posted By SchwarckT
Re: Give me a break: Techniques for Heaving-To

How to Heave To - Heave-to a Sailboat (http://sailing.about.com/od/learntosail/ss/How-To-Heave-To-A-Sailboat.htm)
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