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Search: Posts Made By: stuart11
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 876
Posted By stuart11
Re: Main sail can be difficult to raise

Went out today, used Mclube in as much of the track I could reach, also handfed the slugs into the track ... then pulled the halyard from the mast to keep the slugs inline. Went up fairly smoothly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-12-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 876
Posted By stuart11
Main sail can be difficult to raise

Have a 2005 Pearson Ensign that went neglected for a few years.

Got everything pretty much up & running, but the last couple of sails the main has gotten difficult to raise. I noticed the slugs...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-19-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By stuart11
Re: Interesting idea for a launch

Nice! Very inventive he must be an engineer to build something like that


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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-17-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,000
Posted By stuart11
Re: Day sailer choices - Need input

Hi all,

Thanks for your suggestions and input.

I went with a used Ensign Classic (newer produced versions by a company called Ensign Spars). Currently under winter cover patiently waiting for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-16-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 6,855
Posted By stuart11
Daysailer under frame/cover for winter

Good suggestions on this thread.

Our daysailer arrived on Friday, giving us a few hours on Saturday to build the frame and put the tarp on.

We did it successfully, held up after Saturday's snow...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 6,855
Posted By stuart11
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-03-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 6,855
Posted By stuart11
Re: What is the best way to Tarp a sailboat for winter

Was thinking of building a PVC frame similar to yours for my small daysailer (22' loa/7' beam, but with pvc bases attached to a flange screwed into a wood square for stability. I thought I'd make A...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-03-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 6,855
Posted By stuart11
Re: What is the best way to Tarp a sailboat for winter

anyone have pics of a pvc frame for a smaller daysailer? Mine is 23' LOA, 7' beam.

thought is to build four 1 1/2 bases to hold up a PVC ridge pole, place about five supports on the ridge pole to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 2,838
Posted By stuart11
Re: How often do you visit your boat during winter layup?

my day sailer is 22' 6" loa, with a 7' beam. Will make a pvc/conduit frame about 3-4' high, what size tarp would fit best? looking at a 15' x 30 heavy duty (white) or a 20' x 30' heavy duty (white)...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-25-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By stuart11
Re: UShip transportation

Thanks again newhaul,

That actually underscore's my point for Uship to be more transparent and to make their policies prominent and easy to understand who is being charged what.

my insurance...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-25-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By stuart11
Re: UShip transportation

One last note,

I found uship's commission structure by mistake, it averages about 15% from what I could tell. While I understand uShip is in the biz of making $'s, they should make their costs...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-25-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By stuart11
Re: UShip transportation

Thanks newhaul,

As a newbie to hiring haulers, I found the uShip site and process intimidating. I was able to find some content on the site to guide my decision making by mistake. I've suggested...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-22-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,510
Posted By stuart11
Re: Transport of boat over land

Thanks for all the input, time to move on from UShip
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-21-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By stuart11
Re: UShip transportation

Thanks Mac 22, do you know the name of the Carrier you used?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-21-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,510
Posted By stuart11
Re: Transport of boat over land

While this is funny, I'm actually trying to determine if Uship.com can work ... or not.

Thanks for the laugh.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-21-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,510
Posted By stuart11
Re: Transport of boat over land

Thanks benesailor,

your reco not to do it based on experience, either your own or from those your trust?

Stuart11
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-21-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,510
Posted By stuart11
Re: Transport of boat over land

any of you ever looked into Uship.com to transport boats?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-21-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By stuart11
UShip transportation

Trying to transport a daysailer on a trailer.

How anyone used UShip.com to find a hauler to transport a boat?

If so, good or not so good results?

Thanks
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-19-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 139
Posted By stuart11
Winterizing Checklist for daysailers

Getting started a bit late, wanted to ask if anyone can shoot me a checklist for winterizing their daysailerss


I'll be storing my Ensign on a trailer in a boatyard, have directions to use PVC...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-19-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 6,855
Posted By stuart11
Re: What is the best way to Tarp a sailboat for winter

An approach to tarp a smaller boat is on Youtube Boat cover bows/poles homemade.

Basically using pvc poles with t-pieces cut to fit on the rail.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-12-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,202
Posted By stuart11
Re: Pearson Ensign rudder rebuild! Insight needed...

Love to see pics of how the rudder turns out.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-25-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By stuart11
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-25-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By stuart11
Re: Wood Boats (maintenance & performance)

Brutal honesty is a good thing, thanks for the advice.

Leaning heavily towards finding an Ensign in decent shap, just too many questions about the Bluenose.

Thanks!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-24-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By stuart11
Wood Boats (maintenance & performance)

Hi all,

I'm investigating two daysailers for next season. Trying to do my homework so I can get a decent price during the off season.

Saw a Bluenose 23 that looks gorgeous, it was renovated in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-24-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,000
Posted By stuart11
Re: Day sailer choices - Need input

Thanks everyone, appreciate the advice ... I'm planning for next season so still time to investigate further.

Caleb, I did get to sail a sonar at one of the local yacht clubs, very nice sailing...
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