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Search: Posts Made By: luck66
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-08-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 976
Posted By luck66
Re: Is there any reason not to move the fuel vent?

My diesel vent would suck water when motor sailing in following sea's, which was not good. I did not have room for a large loop in the vent hose, so I vented the tank inside the boat with a over flow...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-08-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By luck66
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-08-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,416
Posted By luck66
Re: fill in old screw holes on boom?

I would fill the holes in the boom. Plastic or nylon screws would be best or I think you can get some plugs (not cork) at the hardware store that will pop into the holes. Unless you have a wood boom,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-30-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,397
Posted By luck66
Re: A 29ft cruiser with offshore potential and a dinghy garage

Looks like a nice fun fast boat, and the garage is a real plus.
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,251
Posted By luck66
Re: Fitting place for this post....

DonScribner, you were most likely pinching the wind, which is defined as "Too sail too close to the wind so that the sails luff and the speed drops." It is some times fun to pinch if you want to go...
Forum: Weather 10-21-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,380
Posted By luck66
Re: Weather forecasting

I like N.O.A.A. best. They are all good.
Forum: Extreme Sailing Videos 10-21-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,661
Posted By luck66
Re: do you like this video?

Liked them both. The journey and the destination, each were well done and worth viewing.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-13-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 2,303
Posted By luck66
Re: Downwind Sailing

I would think DDW would be slower, but you will get to the finish first because you travel less distance than someone doing a broad reach then jybing several times.
Forum: Weather 07-28-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,088
Posted By luck66
Re: Free Dashew Weather Handbook

I've been looking for a new to me weather book. Thanks
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By luck66
Winter vs. Summer Sails

This is likely off topic. But I could find no better place to for it.
I am getting ready to change my sails from the winter sails to the summer sails. The reason is the winter sails are old and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-15-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By luck66
Re: Need a headsail..what to go with?

Get the 155 genoa. You can use it furled about 4 turns, and as your skills improve let it out. You will have more fun and your skills will quickly get better. If you go with the 110 it may be several...
Forum: Learning to Sail 03-27-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,722
Posted By luck66
Re: Should I learn the sextant?

Sailing can be a life time of learning. Sailing has a long history and the sextant is a part of that history. I would vote for learning celestial navigation and all things related to sailing.
Forum: Multihull 03-14-2014
Replies: 307
Views: 24,327
Posted By luck66
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

Tropic Cat you posted "No where in my post do I advocate any thing." You are in your original post advocating catamarans. Spew all you want.
Forum: Multihull 03-11-2014
Replies: 307
Views: 24,327
Posted By luck66
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

Tropic Cat, the question asked by "Solon" wanted to know about catamarans. "Solon" is doing home work, just as all of have done. That's why the best boat in the world is the one you own and sail. The...
Forum: Learning to Sail 03-06-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,219
Posted By luck66
Re: Learning to sail videos

Free Sail a boat videos are very good, I would suggest any one learning to sail or want to improve their skills take a look at link posted above by Charlz0.
Forum: Learning to Sail 03-05-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,219
Posted By luck66
Re: Learning to sail videos

Your free videos did not look free to me.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 4,555
Posted By luck66
Re: What did you learn to sail on?

Learned to sail on a Sunfish while I was stationed in Puerto Rico, 1968. Was the sailing instructor after that.
Forum: Multihull 02-26-2014
Replies: 307
Views: 24,327
Posted By luck66
Re: How do you feel about catamarans?

Some years ago while sailing Mexico, we were out in 40 + Knts doing fine. There was a large Cat out at the same time. They had lots of trouble pointing, and the wind keep pushing them broadside to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By luck66
Re: CNN on Rogue Waves

I think the movie "White Squall" documented monster waves pretty well. Now that satellites scan the earth, they have pinpointed several locations where these monster waves are common.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-23-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,737
Posted By luck66
Re: north sail vs doyle

I've used Lee sails, they make sails that are less expensive.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-16-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,022
Posted By luck66
Re: Robert Redford, Sailor

It is a movie, it's value is partly what you bring, and the entertainment you experience, and like art what you gain while viewing.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-16-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 936
Posted By luck66
Re: Opti BFS!

Wish I had started sailing at that young age. Good sailing video.
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-28-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,330
Posted By luck66
Re: Going ashore while on the hook

Anchoring out is scary, like most things we do the first time. Do it a few times in your local area, and like all new things you grow into it, and all the what if's will fade. Do your homework and...
Forum: Temporary SN Changes Forum 08-22-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 3,406
Posted By luck66
Re: Feedback and questions please...

Obsolete I.D.'s. I have an obsolete I.D. in addition to my current one. When I came back to SN I found I could not use my old I.D. So I got a new one. I think there are obsolete I.D.'s like my old...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,219
Posted By luck66
Re: Marina Fuel Nozzle Too Big

I have had this same problem. I was told that the fuel station was for large commercial boats ( D class ships) and the large nozzle is to pump fuel faster. A funnel comes in handy.
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