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Forum: Racing   04-03-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 3,990
Posted By owenmccall
KISS the baby(stay) goodbye?

Thanks, Paul, for the very clear reply. I had not considered the effect of a baby stay on spinnaker handling. My initial thoughts were that perhaps a baby-stay (as opposed to a more forward,...
Forum: Racing   04-02-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 3,990
Posted By owenmccall
baby stay?

This is a very old response of yours Jeff, but could you explain just what it is about baby stays that you don't like? I am thinking of adding one to my boat as a heavy air option (the rig does not...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-06-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 5,768
Posted By owenmccall
Sparkman and Stevens

Sparkman & Stevens were (and still are) yacht designers, not boat builders. Their reputation led some builders to use S&S in the model name, for instance my boat is called an "S&S 30" but was built...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-23-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 3,901
Posted By owenmccall
how to install head?

Raritan just resells Ronco tanks. Go to Ronco directly; they are a joy to deal with and their prices are impossible to beat, especially if you ask to buy wholesale (they will say yes). ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-14-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 1,119
Posted By owenmccall
Boat Buying Recommendation

First, find out what one-design classes are racing in your area. Pick from among those classes. Much more fun than handicap racing; if you''re first across the line, you won!

Owen
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-13-2005
Replies: 61
Views: 22,202
Posted By owenmccall
the concept of unsinkable yachts

Your article is "Fibreglass Boats and Damage Control" by Hugo de Plessis, found in the November 2004 issue of "Caribbean Compass".

Owen
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-14-2005
Replies: 0
Views: 562
Posted By owenmccall
air filter / flame arrestor

My old gas Albin 2-cyl. (new to me) is fitted with a very minimalist flame arrestor (a couple of layers of wire screen) but no air filter. Does anyone know of a USCG-approved combination unit...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-27-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 1,998
Posted By owenmccall
Boats and Luxury Watches

.....and "SUBmariner"?? Mariners who use one sink, or what?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-27-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 1,998
Posted By owenmccall
Boats and Luxury Watches

I must admit that this is something that I have never understood. Rolexes are so expensive to buy, and being mechanical they must be cleaned each year, and they lack the accuracy and various...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-06-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 3,283
Posted By owenmccall
Replacing boom parts

Also check RigRite. They have all kinds of obscure mast and boom fittings for old boats.

http://www.rigrite.com/

Owen
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-05-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 643
Posted By owenmccall
hull prep question

OK, I have removed about 20 years of bottom paint from my ''71 fiberglass sloop and am down to what may be a barrier coat. It does not look like gel coat; it is grey and very hard. Where the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-21-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 839
Posted By owenmccall
Strange keel zinc

My new (to me) boat is fitted with an odd kind of keel zinc. Just below where the (external lead) keel is bolted to the glass keel root there is a 4" dia. zinc disk fastened to the lead with 4 short...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-18-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 4,014
Posted By owenmccall
Albin O-22 Aux. Engine Owner''''s Group Forming

I have created a Yahoo Group for previous and current owners of boats equipped with the Albin O-22 gasoline auxiliary engine. If you fall into this category please consider joining by sending a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-17-2005
Replies: 16
Views: 7,556
Posted By owenmccall
Blue Water a Catalina 28 tall?

Well, the Topic Title contains "Catalina 28 tall" [rig], so that''s probably the boat in question.

Owen
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-14-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 1,089
Posted By owenmccall
muffler pros/cons

It was demonstrably an idiotic thought in the case of my boat''s PO. This is exactly what he had rigged up. The morning I took possesion the engine crankcase was found to be filled to the dipstick...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   02-11-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 4,387
Posted By owenmccall
"Tall Boy" vs. small Genoa

Thanks for the tip. Are you speaking of Best of SAIL Trim, edited by Charles Mason (2000), or New Book of Sail Trim, edited by Ken Textor (1995)? (Both are SAIL magazine anthologies.)

Thanks,
...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   02-10-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 4,387
Posted By owenmccall
"Tall Boy" vs. small Genoa

I recently purchased an old IOR racer that came with a passel of sails. Mostly these vary in size and weight and it is clear when one would hoist which. However, two have me puzzled: One is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-01-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 2,326
Posted By owenmccall
Hot/dry exhaust installation

DelmarRey wrote:
"You always want to eleminate as mush back pressure as possible. It can burn and/or deposit up the valves."

This is what I have always heard too, but a sailor friend of mine...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-01-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 848
Posted By owenmccall
Replacment Pushpit

I agree with Jack. I just had the pulpit on my new (to me) S&S30 replaced. It cost almost $1000, but was designed as an exact duplicate to the original (a quirky design that I wanted to maintain),...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-11-2005
Replies: 16
Views: 12,107
Posted By owenmccall
WESTSAIL 32 and similar

As I have said before in this forum, there is no substitute for learning to sail in dinghys first. HOWEVER, for those who insist on ignoring my sage advice, there are zero cost options on keelboats....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-03-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 2,326
Posted By owenmccall
Hot/dry exhaust installation

Thanks, that sounds like great advice. I will proceed just as you say.

But how do you support the system? Using pipe it will weigh quite a bit.

Owen
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-21-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 2,326
Posted By owenmccall
Hot/dry exhaust installation

I would much prefer to do a waterlift, and the bilge is deep enough to position such a muffler below engine level. However, the side discharge means that the top loop of such a system would have to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-20-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 2,326
Posted By owenmccall
Hot/dry exhaust installation

I need to undo the previous owner''s "improvement" to my engine exhaust system. He had replaced the original design (which included a very long hot/dry run) with a waterlift setup where the water is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-16-2004
Replies: 12
Views: 3,364
Posted By owenmccall
Lake Superior

Do you mean "virtually no experience" sailing, or just in sailing keelboats? If you do not yet know how to sail, you will find it very difficult (if not impossible) learning properly on these...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-13-2004
Replies: 0
Views: 1,336
Posted By owenmccall
Building a New Rudder

See the thread: "Building a new ruuder".
(I would hate for this informative thread to be lost in the archives due to a simple misspelling.)
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