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Search: Posts Made By: baboon
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-23-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,039
Posted By baboon
Re: Idea for safety, 120volt bildge pump

This is another advantage of a 120 v pump, you can run it off shore power at the dock. I once read more recreational boats sink at the dock than at sea. Even with 12v system active, if the leak...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-05-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By baboon
Re: Avon vs Achilles for dinghy?

The avon is hypalon and looks to be in good shape for its age, if kept up they can give decades of service. The oar locks are not great, but better than the Achilles which tend to be flimsy, they...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-04-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By baboon
Re: Seattle Area Boat Painting

I have used Canal boatyard in Ballard and Seaview at Shilshole, both are clean professional places that do a good job, neither are inexpensive.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-27-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,439
Posted By baboon
Re: Hank on conversion to roller? Yes or no

This is a good point, if you have enough crew the sail changes are not an issue, but single or sort handed a jib on a foil is a handful to change out. I like the idea of one all purpose cruising...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-26-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,439
Posted By baboon
Re: Hank on conversion to roller? Yes or no

A good question to ask yourself is how often you change sails out on the water. Because a furled sail must go on a foil the luff is not captured as you raise and lower it. As a result it is hard to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-20-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 746
Posted By baboon
Re: Jib will not unroll completely

The above advice is good, using a binocular you may be able to see if there is a halyard wrap. If there is no wrap and the halyard length and angle look ok then another issue may be binding of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-19-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,695
Posted By baboon
Re: How bad is this bottom issue (photo)

I agree they do not look like blisters, but it is odd that someone went through the trouble to paint over such a rough surface. Prep work is the most imporant part of any painting job, and it was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-07-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By baboon
Re: Washington State SailNetters: Measles Exposure Risk

Usually parents who choose not to vaccinate their kids get away with it because the majority of kids in the community are vaccinated. This is sometimes referred to as herd immunity, the idea that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-11-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 620
Posted By baboon
Re: Smooth epoxy base for clear coat finish

If you have let the epoxy cure between coats it is important to get rid of glossy spots, but you need to remove very little epoxy to do so. I have used a green scotch pad with good results, just...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2014
Replies: 174
Views: 5,791
Posted By baboon
Re: full battens for a monohull cruiser?

My boat is 30 ft, but from the same time period and with the same small main, big masthead jib sail plan.

On your boat a full battened main is nice for controling the sail, adding lazy jacks will...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-28-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 4,808
Posted By baboon
Re: Jeanneau or Catalina

I have looked at the 379 and 409, and sailed the 409 and have some thoughts about the designs. The plumb bow is most likely more than a style issue, more waterline does increase performance and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-26-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By baboon
Sanitation hose question,

Last year I replaced all my hose for the head accept the section from the discharge seacock to the vented loop. I held off since the old hose was very hard to get off and I did not want to risk...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-23-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 798
Posted By baboon
Re: Looking for a village by some water

Croatia would be hard to pass up for a plan like this. Less expensive than many other options in Europe, great sailing, many small towns, Hvar and Vela Luka would be larger towns on the coast to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-22-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,011
Posted By baboon
Re: Reviving an Old Design

I am not sure, Norstar in Bellingham built the new boat, and their website is still up, but I do not know if they ever build another one.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-22-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,011
Posted By baboon
Re: Reviving an Old Design

A similar project was a new Nordic 40 built a few years ago, the boat was first built in the mid 80's. I think the new boat was built using the salvaged original molds, but updated with a drop down...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-08-2014
Replies: 145
Views: 7,580
Posted By baboon
Re: Low vs. high freeboard - benefits and drawbacks

My experience with windsurfing and dingy sailing is the daggerboard dampens healing and roll, but does not keep you upright. One the board is partly out of the water control is reduced and the boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-04-2014
Replies: 145
Views: 7,580
Posted By baboon
Re: Low vs. high freeboard - benefits and drawbacks

Low freeboard boats can be an advantage docking as well. Not only are they blown around less, but the step off on a high freeboard boat can be a problem, especaily if you visit other marinas often.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-23-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,353
Posted By baboon
Re: Last but not least, I need an anchor

I use a bruce with about the same amount of chain you mentioned. I also sail in the PNW and it has never failed me either. Since they have no moving parts and are considered an "older" anchor a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-13-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 3,746
Posted By baboon
Re: "Open the pod bay doors, Hal..."

Washington State ferries had several very expensive accidents secondary to failure of electronic controls. Most of them involved approaching the dock, sending comands to reverse the motors, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-05-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,312
Posted By baboon
Re: Mystery water in bilge in CAL-29

Leaking hull deck joint, about the only option left after you have excluded the other culprits. This is the only thing I can think of that would let water in while sailing hard but not at the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-28-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,015
Posted By baboon
Re: intervention councelor(s) needed...

In reality there almost no glass boats with structural wood. Keel sumps, mast steps, engine mounts are plastic or metal. I think Catalina used some wood for mast steps for a while, causing no end...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-26-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,766
Posted By baboon
Re: Washington State - Sailing? Living?

It is hard to top Alex's photo,

I have used AT&T for data, and Verizon for voice and data on Puget Sound from south Seattle, Bremerton, up north to the mid San Juan's without problem, although...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-19-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By baboon
Re: Corroded aluminum port light- paint before using Buytl?

Butyl does not really "bond", but rather forms a sticky gasket. I have used it on glecoat, plastic, aluminum, steel and wood with no problems. It should work with painted surfaces too, but the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-18-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 1,640
Posted By baboon
Re: All Survival Geared Up

Already mentioned, but I think one of the new handheld VHF radios with built in GPS and DSC is a great idea, can be used by guests with very little teaching, float, small enough to keep on your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-16-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,766
Posted By baboon
Re: Washington State - Sailing? Living?

I was born here and after 40+ yrs I need to point out that all of the responses so far are wrong, there is no reason why anybody from anywhere else needs to move to the PNW ever, especially Seattle. ...
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