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Search: Posts Made By: Night_Sailor
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-12-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 5,334
Posted By Night_Sailor
Re: Annoying Halyard Slap

I can't stand halyard slap either. I use bungee cords and small stuff, or fuss with tension to make my boats silent. It comes in handy when anchored. When the other boats get close as the tide...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-02-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 7,715
Posted By Night_Sailor
Re: Headed for LI Sound and Beyond

Strong currents will get you into trouble faster than anything else. You speak very lightly of a serious matter. An 18 year old kid drowned in Ocean City last week because of the rip currents--you...
Forum: Chartering 09-02-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 3,460
Posted By Night_Sailor
Re: Starting from Scratch, want to bareboat in BVI in the spring...need advice

You should not even consider bareboat chartering. You don't have the experience and it is not something you pick up in a few days. Do a crewed charter.


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Forum: Diesel 09-01-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 2,986
Posted By Night_Sailor
Re: Partner shut off key on overnight run now engine won't run...

Exactly, why does it have to be the motor itself?

It could be a dirty prop or dirty bottom.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-01-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 2,169
Posted By Night_Sailor
Radar Talk

I like mast mount. My buddy installs many radars and I've help on a few. Mast mount is the preferred location for the best view forward.

The beam width and aperture should allow you to see...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-01-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 3,084
Posted By Night_Sailor
Re: Battens Vs No Battens

What is most important to me is a main that will drop like a stone when I trip the halyard. I want it to come down all the way and not need to be pulled down. While it is falling I may be hauling in...
Forum: Diesel 09-01-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 2,986
Posted By Night_Sailor
Re: Partner shut off key on overnight run now engine won't run...

Is this a problem under load or present with no load? Black soot means unburnt fuel doesn't it?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-30-2014
Replies: 123
Views: 10,771
Posted By Night_Sailor
Re: Liveaboard woman alone

There is an optimum angle of heel for every boat. Dinghies, are planing boats, so flat is fast. Even on dinghies, heeling is good in light conditions.

Too much heeling is slow, as it too little....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-30-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 7,715
Posted By Night_Sailor
Re: Headed for LI Sound and Beyond

Personally, I avoid the New Jersey Coast like the plague. New Jersey comes from Jersey, off the coast of France, which has notoriously horrible currents. I prefer to avoid risks.

I've made the...
Forum: Diesel 08-30-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 2,986
Posted By Night_Sailor
Re: Partner shut off key on overnight run now engine won't run...

Is the boat bottom clean?


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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-30-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,378
Posted By Night_Sailor
Re: Husband fell in love with an 1978 Ericson Mark II 35.5

I have a friend that is selling an Ericson 35. He has $40 into it. It has a diesel with a recent rebuild. He wants $22k for it but he will take much less as he just got hired to run a 54' ketch in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-30-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,818
Posted By Night_Sailor
Re: 50' Motor Cruiser, powered by 2 6hp outboards.

I'd buy a motor yacht if I can burn sea water for fuel.

That thing is a POS.
Forum: Ocean Navigator 08-30-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 7,168
Posted By Night_Sailor
Re: Still holding its own - HF Radio

Can't you repair it? I would think copper strapping is superior to KISS.

While I haven't tested them against each other I'd bet dollars to donuts that the KISS counterpoise will work better on a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-30-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By Night_Sailor
Re: Halyards turning black

I agree, toss it in the wash with fabric softener and detergent. You might need to do it twice. And you will probably have to do it every year.

Be glad you don't have wire to rope, then you'd...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-27-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 3,487
Posted By Night_Sailor
Re: 12V refrig units and power

This is a complex subject. Panels wired in parallel will produce more if one is in shade or partial shade. If you put them in series, the voltage goes up but they partial shade on one will degrade...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-27-2014
Replies: 162
Views: 17,682
Posted By Night_Sailor
Re: Air Head Composting Toilet or Similar Mfg.

Some people have anchors but never use them and are afraid to use them. Some people sail for decades and never use their anchors. Heads are somewhat like that.

I have used boats with composting...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 7,715
Posted By Night_Sailor
Re: Headed for LI Sound and Beyond

Lots of great places to visit. Too many to list.

I know the area intimately, if you have any questions.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-27-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,447
Posted By Night_Sailor
in mast furling issue

I have nothing to add. Good luck flandria. The Georgian Bay is one of the nicest places on Earth. You are fortunate to have a boat there. I've thought about keeping a boat up north as it would take...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,126
Posted By Night_Sailor
Re: Cruising California. Experiences and advice.

You are nuts sailing the California coast. It is a lee shore. One thing that traps experienced sailors is the kelp which stops you and then the wind outs you on the rocks.

The Sacramento River...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-27-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,834
Posted By Night_Sailor
Re: Mainsail and rigging questions

There is nothing wrong with the gooseneck bolt. It is a lock nut. It could be tightened some but not snug. No need for a washer. It is fine as it is as the nut eliminates a sharp edge.

The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-27-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 965
Posted By Night_Sailor
Re: Found SHIPMATE 211 (cast iron mini-oven/stove) 4sale?

I am interested.


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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,197
Posted By Night_Sailor
Re: East Coast Marina or Mooring

You should also consider Long Island Sound which opens up cruising to Block Island, Martha's Vineyard and the Elizabeth islands, the shoreline of Connecticut, the bay's of Rhode Island and Long...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-27-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,195
Posted By Night_Sailor
Re: 25lb anchor on 22' boat?

I would have a smaller anchor and use that for a storm anchor. I believe in overkill but it seems like a lot of weight up there for a tiny boat. However, if you can mount a bow roller for it, it...
Forum: Chartering 08-27-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,836
Posted By Night_Sailor
Re: Sailing in Greece

athens sailing academy
Forum: Chartering 08-27-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,967
Posted By Night_Sailor
Re: What license should I pursue?

If you think you will save up money for a Catamaran working as a Captain, you will find this difficult. The pay is poor. I do it as a part time job and have for many years.

I'd suggest you get...
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