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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 1,958
Posted By scotthenry
Re: How many times a season do you get to your boat

The boat is a good 45 minutes away in good traffic (and another hour+ to get to the bay, longer if I sail it...), though if I tried to do the "weeknight sail" it'd be more like 2 hours to get there,...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By scotthenry
local sailmakers near Alameda or Oakland (California)

I would like to have my genoa checked-over and modified. Who are local sailmakers that people have experience with, the good and the bad?
Anywhere in the southern 1/2 of the SF bay area would be...
Forum: US West Coast   03-11-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By scotthenry
Re: Sailing Oxnard to Channel Islands, ??

Leave real early in the morning, and motor 3/4 of the way to Anacapa before you get enough wind to sail... Long time ago when I did it, I just used the mark-1 eyeball, keep Anacapa Isl on the port...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-06-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By scotthenry
Re: Slit at front edge of chart table?

It's so you can slide the chart down to look at the upper part while not leaning your wet foulies on the chart. I have several "improve your boat" books that describe that arrangement with similar...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-02-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 936
Posted By scotthenry
Re: Breeding Two Boats . . .

Another option after moving the boom forward is to add a new gromet at the right height on the leech of the sail to bring the boom level again. You can temporarily just tie it off to the boom, to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-28-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,236
Posted By scotthenry
Re: O'day Mariner 19 C/B setup?

I have an ODay Mariner 19, and the CB, house, and transom are all different than mine.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-11-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,103
Posted By scotthenry
Re: Does this boat look right?

I have an O'Day Mariner 19, and given the practiacally useless <~1/2" ID skuppers, I have thought about doing some thing similar to the transom...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-07-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 4,636
Posted By scotthenry
Re: series drogue or para anchor?

FYI, when Herreshoff (I think it was L. Francis) designed his personal short-handed around-the-world sailboat (the Marco Polo design), he included a spade rudder that could turn 360 degrees, to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-01-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,570
Posted By scotthenry
Re: Mooring/Anchoring Techniques...

The Defeats-the-purpose moor: comes into a crowded anchorage where everyone is anchored bow-and-stern, in about 15-20ft. Drops bow anchor (doesn't set it), drifts back full ~300ft of line and drops...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-22-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By scotthenry
Re: Whats this?

Might be a galley brace (I don't remember the common name). Designed to keep the cook in the galley when it is rough or heeled way over. The cook leans back into it, and it is tied off on either side...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-09-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,448
Posted By scotthenry
Re: Towing a Capri 16 with a Subaru outback?

My Subaru Forrester (auto trans) tows my ODay Mariner (~1350 empty weight) just fine. On flat ground at slow speed it is easy to forget the trailer is behind you! I don't have trailer brakes, so take...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-15-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By scotthenry
Re: Is this an aries windvane

It is definitely not an Aries (which is a horizontal-axis vane servo-pendulum style system). This is a vertical axis vane (which kinda looks like a Sayes-rig), but I'm not sure about the in-the-water...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-07-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By scotthenry
Re: No more Pirates

I'll geel better when it's been a year since an *attempted* hijacking, too...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-04-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By scotthenry
Re: Ever back into the slip under sail power?

We used to do that all the time on a friends Santana 20 in marina del rey, california. The hardest part was to get the boat to stop without needing to fend off the boat in the slip to windward... We...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-10-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,632
Posted By scotthenry
Re: New bottom coating perhaps?

I strongly suspect that something evolved from the super-hydrophobic materials will eventually be the future of bottom paints. The current stuff might work on day-launched vessels (though maybe not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-11-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 3,052
Posted By scotthenry
Re: Route Planning: Marina Del Rey to Channel Islands

The one time I took that trip, we motored all night, got to SC island at sunrise. Reason: winds (and waves!) much, much lighter at night!
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   08-17-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,231
Posted By scotthenry
Re: Why would they do this?

That is a leeboard, quite common on small sailing dinghies, including some one-designs (like the Sabot). The boats are intended to be sailed as flat as possible (by moving skipper/crew weight...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-28-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Posted By scotthenry
I used 1/4" on my m17 and is was fine.

I used 1/4" on my m17 and is was fine.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-18-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By scotthenry
What I used for my Mont-17 many years ago was an...

What I used for my Mont-17 many years ago was an 8-lb Danforth on 35-ft of 3/16 chain and 200ft of 5/16 nylon for the main/bow anchor, and a 4.4-lb (genuine) Bruce on 20ft of 3/16 chain and 200ft of...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   10-22-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,580
Posted By scotthenry
I used to sail my Monty-17 to Catalina lots, and...

I used to sail my Monty-17 to Catalina lots, and I was less well equipped than you sound to be. I circumnavigated Catalina once, and Santa Cruz Island once (both single-handed). Lots of single- and...
Forum: SailNet FAQ   08-05-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,224
Posted By scotthenry
If you are interested in the physics of sailing,...

If you are interested in the physics of sailing, be sure to check out C.A.Marchaj books:
"Sailing Theory and Practice" (196?), "Aero-Hydrodynamics of Sailing" (1979), "Seaworthiness, The Forgotten...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-28-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 3,033
Posted By scotthenry
I used to launch my Montgomery 17 at Cabrillo...

I used to launch my Montgomery 17 at Cabrillo Beach launch ramp to go to Catalina. It's called Hurricane Gulch because the wind funnels through there, though not as strong as SF Bay... I didn't much...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-01-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 4,072
Posted By scotthenry
One method I like is to use a toggle-and-becket...

One method I like is to use a toggle-and-becket for a changeable jib sheet. I first read about it in the old classic book "Shipshape and Bristol Fashion" (page 19 in my copy). It only works with clew...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   04-11-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 4,072
Posted By scotthenry
Sheets on most boats are oversize for ease of...

Sheets on most boats are oversize for ease of handling and/or reduced stretch. The strength reduction of a bowline still leaves a huge amount of reserve strength.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-30-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,864
Posted By scotthenry
On my Monty-17 there was a sump in the keel...

On my Monty-17 there was a sump in the keel behind the centerboard trunk. I put in one of the whale thru-deck manual pumps. 1" hose was the biggest that would go to the bottom of the sump. I rarely...
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