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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-06-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 783
Posted By PaulinVictoria
Re: secondary bulge pump

Bilge. A bulge pump is something else entirely and not a subject for Sailnet :D
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-10-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By PaulinVictoria
Re: Simple small boat jib down haul?

On my old 24' I wove it between the hanks to stop it flying loose in the breeze. Also, tie it to the last hank and not the head of the sail, it can cause the head of the sail to twist and jam up...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-30-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By PaulinVictoria
Re: Aft stay

The "hanging sheet" is likely a topping lift, a backstay would not normally be attached to the pushpit.
Forum: Diesel   04-14-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 873
Posted By PaulinVictoria
Re: Mixing elbow

Whack some seafoam in the fuel, take her out for a good hour of running at the max continuous rating of the engine, as Mr Ape says.
Forum: Diesel   03-01-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By PaulinVictoria
Re: Re power choices for Sweden 36

Good boat, I had the pleasure of crewing on one a couple of years ago, including a Swiftsure.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-25-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,190
Posted By PaulinVictoria
Re: Father and son sailing

I see a couple of 170s out over the summer around here, they seem decent enough daysailors. My little-un has been out a few times, Sunday was fun. He has tried steering and grinding the winches. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-20-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,263
Posted By PaulinVictoria
New lifelines

Well after one of my old wire lines failed (note that it failed at a fitting, not in the wire itself which is pretty common I understand), I decided to replace them with synthetics.
The lower eye...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-19-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By PaulinVictoria
Re: Lifelines, lowers, or not?

I mostly singlehand, coastal/inshore in fairly protected waters, and daysailing I get the choice of going out in snorty weather or not. Anyway, I have made and fitted a new set of lifelines, uppers...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-12-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 7,062
Posted By PaulinVictoria
West Marine pulling out of Canada

Apparently they are closing all but their Toronto stores, like them or loathe them, you have to admit that for those living within reach of one, they are convenient.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-28-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,662
Posted By PaulinVictoria
Re: Which ones have ship wheel/helm and no tiller?

They will have engine controls in the cockpit. I would suggest that before you look for a small ocean going boat, you actually go and look at a boat, any boat, and try to get an idea of what one...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-23-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,674
Posted By PaulinVictoria
Re: Need help, rolling furling get stuck after unwinding 5 feet of sail

If you look at the top swivel, can you see the halyard wrapping around the forestay? If that's all looking OK (i.e. not wrapping), then you could have an over-wrap on the furling line inside the...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   08-23-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 6,108
Posted By PaulinVictoria
Re: New Father...Advice needed on sailing with kids

I read a while back, can't remember where, that the best sort was from a place that did hockey net, you could buy it by the yard and a fraction of "marine" netting but it held up well.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-16-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 3,223
Posted By PaulinVictoria
Re: Inspecting fire extinguishers

If they are powder ones, take them off the mount every 6 months, hold them upside down and give the bottom a sharp tap with a rubber mallet, ensures that the power isn't settling to form a block at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-08-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 999
Posted By PaulinVictoria
Re: jib sheets + clew

Soft shackles. Or two sets of jib sheets.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-06-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 3,498
Posted By PaulinVictoria
Re: single-hand: best time raise/lower jib?

I always raised the main directly into wind (slugs get stuck otherwise), then turned off onto a very close haul on starboard tack. Tighten the port sheet up a bit (not too much) and hoist the jib. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-01-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By PaulinVictoria
Flew my symmetrical for the first time

Got fed up waiting for someone to come with me and lend a hand, so this evening I took the boat out and finally got the symmetrical spinnaker up. Not the smoothest hoist, still a few kinks to work...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-30-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By PaulinVictoria
Re: Searching for a Manual

Here's one for the 9910, can't imagine it's radically different? clicky (
Forum: Engines   07-30-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By PaulinVictoria
Re: Help! 3GMD won't start.

Fuel system needs bleeding. Had the same thing, thought I had done a wonderful job, engine ran for a few minutes, coughed splutter, stop. No restart.
Bled it again (obviously did a better job),...
Forum: C & C   07-27-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 864
Posted By PaulinVictoria
Re: C & S 27 - In hull transducer

CS or C&C? If the latter, what year? Up until the MkV they were solid, don't know about the MkV though.
Forum: Diesel   07-20-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 3,915
Posted By PaulinVictoria
Re: Yanmar 1GM issues

The noise is likely diesel knock, it'll be worse if the timing is also out but mine does something similar if you try and accelerate too quickly, it's not exactly the world's most responsive engine...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-06-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,849
Posted By PaulinVictoria
Re: Sailboat that can be beached???

We used to launch a Mirror dinghy from the beach all the time, sails lowered, centreboard in the slot ready to push down, rudder raised. Push out to about mid-thigh depth (if that), push off and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-09-2014
Replies: 83
Views: 11,254
Posted By PaulinVictoria
Re: Before and After Photos - Show Us!

Before boat:

After boat:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-07-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By PaulinVictoria
Re: Newbie wind direction question

Regardless of the direction they state, the wind will always be coming directly from where you want to get to.
Forum: Diesel   05-20-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 3,915
Posted By PaulinVictoria
Re: Yanmar 1GM issues

Could also be knocking caused by bad timing, if you don't have a shop manual for the engine, let me know and I can email you a link.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-13-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By PaulinVictoria
Re: One Motor mount or all ?

I'd probably replace them all while I was at it, the bulk of these jobs is usually labour costs and I can't imagine it is significantly more to change all four over one. You'll only have to do the...
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