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Search: Posts Made By: SloopSailor
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-03-2003
Replies: 17
Views: 7,001
Posted By SloopSailor
dousing a hanked jib

I only use a down haul. Mine is not rigged to brail the sail. The person who suggested the change does it all time. He claims once the sail is pulled in it comes down quite nicely and balls up...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-20-2002
Replies: 17
Views: 7,001
Posted By SloopSailor
dousing a hanked jib

Modified jib down haul. If you want more control of the jib. Instead of just a downhaul that pulls the jib to the deck. You can run the down haul line up to a turning ring mounted at the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-20-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 903
Posted By SloopSailor
sea kayaks

You might want to look at inflatables. There are some very nice ones on the market. Check out this site to read about them.
Forum: Racing 12-13-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 3,948
Posted By SloopSailor
Portsmouth vs.Phrf

Hate to disagree, but there is a base formula. Adjustments need to made from this point though as each area PHRF numbers are area specific.

PHRF = 6 * DPN - 330
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-13-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 1,530
Posted By SloopSailor
Which would you choose?

I have to agree with Jeff H. The Tartan 27 is a nice boat. Decent build, good hull design. The Dolphin 24 is a lot less boat, but is built heavy to handle about anything. Britol boats were a mixed...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-13-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 2,419
Posted By SloopSailor
Seidelmann Boats?

Well, personally if it isn''t real cheap I would pass. Built supposedly to MORC rules, they really aren''t built well or are fast enough to compete.

We had one where I sail, only the slowest...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-20-2002
Replies: 32
Views: 5,674
Posted By SloopSailor
If unlimited budget, what boat would you purchase?

This one!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-19-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 856
Posted By SloopSailor
Need to run a/c mooring, no gen?

Carry a small generator, float it out on your dingy if you don''t want it close to the boat. A 2500 Watt generator would easily run a 5000BTU airconditioner.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-19-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 1,134
Posted By SloopSailor
Do-it-Yourself mooring

Depends on how long of rode you can get away with. You still need length to keep the pull angle down. If you want a simple mooring for mud get a big innertube. float the innertube. Put a big...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-19-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 1,670
Posted By SloopSailor
what can she handle

Your boat is a lot different than a Sunfish. Keeled boats are tough to flip. You will grow into your boat so you will know what it will handle and what you will handle. The boat will take more...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-19-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 3,559
Posted By SloopSailor
westerly sailboats

Well, if you haven''t looked at her yet or are still deciding. They are well built boats. Westerly has a great reputation. Not a light air boat, heavy construction, lots of wetted surface.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-19-2002
Replies: 15
Views: 24,812
Posted By SloopSailor
How to tie up to a mooring

If you are leaving your boat on a mooring, please use 2 lines. one main and a backup if it fails. Even with my little 1700lb boat I use 2 mooring lines. One is 1'' longer than the other. I know...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-19-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 2,089
Posted By SloopSailor
Looking for info on handling under power...

As long as there is no current, slow is good.

If there is a strong current you must use enough power to remain in control of the boat. A center control point(center line cleat) is very handy. If...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-19-2002
Replies: 50
Views: 17,224
Posted By SloopSailor
What ever happened to USyacht?

Yes, the Buccaneers did use some chopper gunned glass. They are also not a world cruiser. The US Yachts have nothing, other than a parent company, in common. They were different designs, different...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-28-2002
Replies: 8
Views: 1,564
Posted By SloopSailor

Try this URL. Put Tartan under the manufacturer. I got 64 hits.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-28-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 686
Posted By SloopSailor
Trying this again

The Precisions are nice boats for lake sailing, light costal cruising. They are not heavily built, but tend to be friendly under sail. Nice boats--not great boats.

The Freedoms are a different...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-30-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 781
Posted By SloopSailor
us yacht co

I would love to have any info on the US Yacht line you have. My brother and I owned a US27 together when he moved I had to find my own boat. I found a US21 and loved the lines so I bought her. Its...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-06-2002
Replies: 23
Views: 12,014
Posted By SloopSailor
Good, small cruising sailboat?

If you don''t mind towing weight in excess of 5500lbs. An older Ericson 25 will fit the bill nicely. Enclosed head, you could add refridgeration(althought I don''t mind ice boxes), 2 people can...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-02-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 2,130
Posted By SloopSailor
Scanmar good or bad?

Scanmars are extremely nice boats. Well built, excellent designs. If you have a chance for a test sail you will fall in love with one immediately.

During your inspection, just look at the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-02-2002
Replies: 50
Views: 17,224
Posted By SloopSailor
What ever happened to USyacht?

Jeff, Some of your information on the US Yacht line is in error. My brother and I owned a US 27 together for 3 years, he still has it. We did modifications to the boat to suit our needs and I can...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-03-2002
Replies: 12
Views: 1,607
Posted By SloopSailor
Crusing -Catalina or Newport?

I would not limit myself to the Newport or Catalina. There are a lot of other boats out there that meet your specs.

A quick check on showed Ericsons, Tartans, Cal, Rangers,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-03-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 847
Posted By SloopSailor
light air boat

If you are going to trailer, I would drop the Cal 25. That''s a lot to deal with for a first boat trailer sailing. If your going for a slip size is not a huge issue. The Hunter 22 and the 22...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-29-2002
Replies: 18
Views: 2,454
Posted By SloopSailor
Ready to buy

I would skip the Endeavor if you want a good upwind boat. They are heavy boats. The Pearsons are nice boats, but so are the C&C and Tartans. The C&C''s tend to be more of a racer/cruiser but some...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-24-2002
Replies: 16
Views: 3,998
Posted By SloopSailor
What about for $30,000 or less

I would seriously look at the Tartan 34''s. A descent one will run you right at your maximum on asking price, but you should be able to get that down a little.

Excellent boats, motors are easy...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-10-2002
Replies: 50
Views: 17,224
Posted By SloopSailor
What ever happened to USyacht?

As a previous co-owner of a 1983 US 27 I can tell you they were definitely NOT made from chopped glass. We installed through hulls, and new hatches so we cut into the boats hull and cabin top. The...
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