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Search: Posts Made By: SkywalkerII
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Fairing interior fiberglass after core replacement

Wow, it amazes me how many of us are crazy enough to do this job. Great work.

I did my re core from the top, so my sanding and fairing was physically easier. I used West System with low density...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 919
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Rigging knife

I carry the stainless version of the Myerchin. It has a sheep's foot tip, not a sharp point. Same scabbard and marlin spike. Great knife.

Skywalker
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 4,381
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Fresh water tank vent location options

My Tartan 27's fresh water tank vents inside the anchor locker, FWIW.

SKywalker
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Replacement stanchions?

Do you need to stantion and the base, or just the stantion?

I might have something that will work.

Skywalker
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-15-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: How much for Atomic 4 Engine?

Go to the Moyer Marine site and you will get great advice and probably find a buyer.

Remember to post where it is...location location location!

Skywalker
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-09-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 2,881
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

Jon,

Excellent points. Great idea to eliminate the slap and batten hang up.

The PO installed mine and I was tempted to just remove it. I single hand a lot, so I figured I give them a shot. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-09-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 2,881
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

My line is continuous. It starts tied to an eye on the forward, starboard side of the boom. Up to the block, which is suspended from a length of stainless wire. Down to an eye under the aft...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-09-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 2,881
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

Good luck.

If I made one now, I'm not sure which way I would go. The one I have works well, but in truth, once the sail is tied up, the lazy jacks are in the way of hoisting. If they were...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-08-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 2,881
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

Not a close up, but looks nice, I think.

28418

Skywalker
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-08-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 2,881
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

Thanks, my hull is a very dark green, the deck is painted beige/sand.

The cover has zippers for at the two points on the port side. The starboard side is a solid piece of fabric. When putting it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-08-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By SkywalkerII
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-08-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 2,881
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

Had a chance to take a couple of pics last night.

Here's my Tartan 27. The PO had this made. I just have to loosen the lines a little after I tie up the sail.

28386

28394

Skywalker
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-29-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Morgan stern rail

I have a stern rail of unknown origin sitting behind my shed. Two feet tall, approx 89 inches at it's widest, 55 inches between rear stantions, 30 inches deep. Very clean, no dents, no bends, has...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-14-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 3,408
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Best way to get cushions

My wife and I spent yesterday's snow day here on Long Island making new cushions for my Tartan 27. The PO lost or threw out the old ones, so I cut foam to fit. Got the foam from a buddy who had foam...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-19-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Mooring Question

I am issued a paper certificate and mooring number. The number is painted on the mooring ball, a sticker to my hull. If the harbor master finds the numbers don't match, you get a call for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-19-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Mooring Question

Given all the regulations these days, I'm surprised there isn't a weight requirement for the mooring. On Long Island, the town has strict requirements and you must have your mooring inspected and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-03-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 3,340
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Why do skippers yell?

I enjoy racing my old Tartan 27, usually with my kids as crew. We are a highly competitive family, each of my three children is a national and/international caliber fencer. My one daughter is in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-10-2013
Replies: 83
Views: 3,491
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Caternary & Chain...

I can't find the reference right now, but Rod Stephens of S&S is on record discouraging the use of a chain rode. If I recall, he believed chain stresses fittings and does not add to holding...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-19-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 934
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Life Raft Anyone?

I needed a life raft to enter the Around Long Island Regatta. I rented it, then found out that shipping it back to Florida would be very expensive, so I kept it.

So, now I carry it. It does give...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-14-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,012
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: FrankenBebi

Glad to hear there is a pulse!

I wish I could help test, but I'll be on the hard in a few weeks.

Ordering an Owl was on my winter list, so count me in after the Beta Testing.

"Put the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-06-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 7,841
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: How Far Do You Heel...?

Nice dream

I'll donate to the cause. Anyone who recognizes the many uses of beer gets my support.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-06-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 7,841
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: How Far Do You Heel...?

Just want to point out how lucky we all are. We all have whatever level of experience, interest, academic background to opine on various topics. But we get to read and interact with a truly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-28-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: anyone familiar with west marine mast boot tape

I've used it for years and like it. I put a large hose clamp around the top and bottom, just like a regular boot, for extra hold. Never had a leak.

Skywalker
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-28-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 4,427
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Talk to me about whisker poles!

Good morning, Bob.

I hope you and your kidneys are on friendlier terms.

Skywalker
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-27-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 4,427
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Talk to me about whisker poles!

In this all too complicated world, it is very comforting to have a man of the stature of Mr. Perry advocating the most simple solution.

Go for it.

Skywalker
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