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Forum: Introduce Yourself   16 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Siamese
Re: Boat search

The boat you're looking for does not exist. For one thing, the speed you're looking for is unrealistic. The length of a sailboat is directly related to it's top speed under power or sail. Example:...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   5 Days Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,260
Posted By Siamese
Re: Why Not?

Go for it. Ok?
Forum: Introduce Yourself   1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 940
Posted By Siamese
Re: Hello from Florida ! My first sailboat !

Congrats on the O'day. I really like those 25's. Take good care of her know the rest.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 981
Posted By Siamese
Re: Thoughts on going from sailboat to motorboat?

What the heck is a Panga?

note: This is a rhetorical question.
Forum: O'Day   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 789
Posted By Siamese
Re: Water underfoot - O'Day 22

Questions to ask yourself before helping Jonjon:

Have I any first-hand experience with jerks like this that would make me want to help them again?

Would I be happy if Jonjon's boat sank with...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By Siamese
Re: Hello and Advice

What's your experience level? Unless you're a fairly accomplished sailor and/or have skilled crew available, the C- scow is probably not appropriate for you.

The price was right, but this boat...
Forum: Electrical Systems   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 611
Posted By Siamese
Re: Simple Electrical System

I'd also recommend not doing it. It's a lot of dollars and complexity just to add an auto pilot. And another important consideration is that the autopilot is only going to good for certain...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,149
Posted By Siamese
Re: Boat Recommendations

Based on the experience you've had with various size boats, do you have an idea of how big a boat you want?

"Reasonable comfort" is too subjective. Some people are happy overnighting on a...
Forum: Lake Erie   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By Siamese
Re: Not much happening on this forum

Everything has already been discussed.
Forum: Destinations   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,357
Posted By Siamese
Re: Sail from Los Angeles to South Korea and back

Just make sure you account for the sex on board. You haven't mentioned the genders of your crew or whether you're related to each other. Don't forget to consider all the possibilities for both solo...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,466
Posted By Siamese
Re: Daysailers: Mostly Dry?

What happens if you're involved in an accident when you're towing, and the vehicle isn't rated for towing?

I have no idea, but before I did it, I would check with my insurance company. Could...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-25-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,600
Posted By Siamese
Re: 25 year old boat with no deck leaks ?

You can be absolutely certain that the greater the distance between you and the boat being offered for sale, the greater the chance the seller is full of crap.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-24-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By Siamese
Re: Methodology of Major Repairs

I just use the notes program on my Mac Pro to list all my to-do's on the boat. I tackle the projects based on how critical they are. This is my first full season on my 1996 new to me Catalina 28. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-23-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,164
Posted By Siamese
Re: Before we knew better

alanr77, take your personality and add a sailboat, and you'll have your own unique approach to boat ownership and the sport of sailing.

I have pretty much the same approach. When I'm down on my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-21-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By Siamese
Re: An unusual pre-purchase survey question

Sounds like you're reaching your solution.

If I was interested in buying the boat, I'd make it clear to the owner that I will buy ONLY after a survey and a haul out for bottom inspection. Mr....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-21-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 2,109
Posted By Siamese
Re: How many times a season do you get to your boat

We're in Muskegon, on Lake Michigan. We built our house adjacent to the marina. Handy bike ride to our slip where we keep our Catalina 28. We get to the boat about six days a week.

We feel...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   07-20-2015
Replies: 1,118
Views: 51,565
Posted By Siamese
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Not naming any names, but if you argue with a fool, you're the fool.
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-19-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,083
Posted By Siamese
Re: mainsail downhaul?

On my Catalina 28, I head into the wind while under sail (no motor), and make sure I have the slack out of the topping lift so the boom won't fall. Always double check it.

With the boat into...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-18-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 3,433
Posted By Siamese
Re: Sad news

It's chilling for me to realize I was on the other side of the lake when he met his demise. The waves (steep Lake Michigan waves) were getting tall. And fun. But the frequency of the waves that we...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-17-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 879
Posted By Siamese
Re: How much does spending an extra 50,000 on a boat cost

I'm agreeing with the majority here...a boat's an expense.

Of course, it makes sense to be as financially responsible or savvy in both the acquisition and the maintenance.

For me, my sailboat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-16-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By Siamese
Re: Stuffing Box Drip Run to Bilge?

I agree with continuing to check for a drain hole. If properly engineered, the water from the stuffing box should NOT enter the fiberglass pan under the engine. It should be routed UNDER the engine...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-13-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By Siamese
Re: Sail Track Lubricant

Interesting. I see that it's silicone free and petroleum free. And, it's non-toxic. Can't seem to find what IS in it, though.

Another interesting thing is: When you present a new product to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-13-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 808
Posted By Siamese
Re: Inexpensive Sailing Gloves

Yup, used mine for the first time yesterday, too. Amazing how much they look like sailing gloves. Sailed for a while with them and hauled up my anchor with them. No complaints. And, they have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-11-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 808
Posted By Siamese
Inexpensive Sailing Gloves

There was a discussion on Sailnet recently about low quality sailing gloves. Some have experienced disintegrating gloves from West Marine and other makers like Gill.

I've had WM's that have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-11-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By Siamese
Re: Installing Wavefront Tiller Clutch

I had the Tiller Clutch on a Precision 23 I used to own. EXCELLENT product. Much better than the Davis clutch. Simple, and works like magic. Instant on and instant off with just the flick of a...
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