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Search: Posts Made By: Shockwave
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 76
Views: 5,350
Posted By Shockwave
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,506
Posted By Shockwave
Re: RF Main pros and cons

My fear with in mast furling is being unable to roll away the sail when required. In mast furling can jam and then what?

We use a full batten main with slab reefing and and don't find it an...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 141
Views: 7,789
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Just Go!

There seem to be four camps.

1) The young who can go with a small simple boat that doesn't cost much, they're young and hardy. They can afford to take time off since they are early into a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-19-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,160
Posted By Shockwave
Rigging stretches, might want to ask a rigger to...

Rigging stretches, might want to ask a rigger to take a look?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-19-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,998
Posted By Shockwave
Tdf are great till they aren't. When things go...

Tdf are great till they aren't. When things go bad a large crew will be needed to sort the mess. A sock is a bit more bullet proof. YMMV
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-05-2014
Replies: 117
Views: 4,981
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Canvas Costs

If you decide to make your own I've found Mark Hoods tutorial to be one of the best.

Patterning a California dodger - Marine Fabricator...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-03-2014
Replies: 117
Views: 4,981
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Canvas Costs

East Coast Dodgers (http://www.newjsi.com/east%20coast.aspx)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-27-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 2,266
Posted By Shockwave
Open flames, hot oil, all on a moving platform. ...

Open flames, hot oil, all on a moving platform. What could go wrong?

Maybe carry out? Bob Evans has the best mashed potatoes and gravy.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-24-2014
Replies: 143
Views: 7,344
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Why are wheels so big?

We often use this wheel. It's very small and easy to get around.

http://whautopilots.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/HC_2A_2-129x300.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-24-2014
Replies: 86
Views: 4,686
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Really, $1000.00 for foulies?

I think it depends on where you sail and what you do. If you're taking the dog for a walk on rainy summer day Wal-Mart has just the jacket for you. If it's 50 degrees, raining and you're standing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-11-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 3,503
Posted By Shockwave
Old sails get deep, draft moves aft and become...

Old sails get deep, draft moves aft and become round, all of which are slow. An old sail is fine for reaching around the bay but the if goal is upwind the old sail will be thoroughly beaten upwind...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-10-2014
Replies: 287
Views: 17,103
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Pearons 28 passes Beneteau 46

Wow!
Do they actually make hats large enough to fit your head?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-08-2014
Replies: 107
Views: 4,429
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Spinaker or Genaker - which do you prefer?

We've found over the years dark color kites tend to last longer and single colors are preferred. Multi colors have slightly different stretch and can result in a "quilted" look to a kite. Regarding...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-06-2014
Replies: 107
Views: 4,429
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Spinaker or Genaker - which do you prefer?

We tend to fly the assy in breezes under 16~ish and rotate it back with the pole when getting deep. Over that we stick to white sails with just the two of us aboard.
I'm with you Jon, keeping my...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-30-2014
Replies: 1,347
Views: 154,004
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

DDW dead down wind
VMG velocity made good.

Really though, since we sail courses that are not generally dead upwind or downwind, like a bouy race we should really say vmc or velocity made to a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-30-2014
Replies: 1,347
Views: 154,004
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Smack, with highly swept spreaders the main will catch when reefing, more so then in line spreaders, it's just geomtry. Every design has plusses and minuses, there is no right or wrong, just...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-29-2014
Replies: 1,347
Views: 154,004
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

You can adjust swept diamond rig depth by adjusting the diamond tension. This is done with hydraulics or mechanical throws but can create out of column conditions easily. Mast head swept rigs have...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-29-2014
Replies: 1,347
Views: 154,004
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Jon, the advantage of swept spreaders is the elimination of checks. The disadvantages are increased wear and tear on the main and the inability to ease the main fully when deep.

If an inner...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-28-2014
Replies: 383
Views: 35,505
Posted By Shockwave
Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

I've never bought into the 10~20% annual maintenance cost of the purchase price because it's an unknown what was paid for a used boat and what condition it's in. A new boat has new systems and can...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-28-2014
Replies: 1,347
Views: 154,004
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

We like the round polyform fenders, they collapse when deflated and can be neaty stacked taking little room, we carry five 34" polyforms. We also carry three Taylor Made 26" square fenders, they are...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-28-2014
Replies: 1,347
Views: 154,004
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

A bow thruster is only good to about 13~15 knots, it simply won't push the bow off the dock in more then that. Boats today have high freeboards, roller furling and stuff on deck, all that windage...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-27-2014
Replies: 1,347
Views: 154,004
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

It's surprising they left the boat against a lee dock with the chop starting to build, not a good place to be, the motion can cause substantial slamming easily damaging the boat.

It's not...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-29-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 4,508
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Does a sailboat need a travler?

You might consider running your main sheet from the standing block to the upper fiddle first instead of the lower fiddle. It'll be easier to adjust the traveler with the sheet reaved this way.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-28-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,800
Posted By Shockwave
Re: in mast furling issue

Or to little halyard tension.........
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-20-2014
Replies: 66
Views: 4,826
Posted By Shockwave
Re: The trend in new cruising boats....

Capta, it's an old boat. We don't generally sail from the aft cockpit, especially if it's just the two of us at night. This picture is after I brought her coffee, it was a pleasant morning, she...
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