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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-17-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 3,299
Posted By Shockwave
You done good, it can be tough here sometimes.

You done good, it can be tough here sometimes.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   05-24-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 1,514
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Diesel engine repair/replacement

Those numbers seem really high Puna, we have had old injectors pop tested and repaired for $50. Maybe check here for comparable prices?

Perkins 4.108 & 4.108M engine parts...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-16-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By Shockwave
Congratulations, have a good season!

Congratulations, have a good season!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-12-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By Shockwave
That's a good idea sky, looks like it worked well...

That's a good idea sky, looks like it worked well for you. Any thought to adding a couple more halyards?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By Shockwave
Beautiful photography, thanks for sharing.

Beautiful photography, thanks for sharing.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-04-2016
Replies: 209
Views: 16,600
Posted By Shockwave
Rolling half hitches work fine to attach the...

Rolling half hitches work fine to attach the snubber to the chain.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-03-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 941
Posted By Shockwave
Socket extensions are a must for any boat owner...

Socket extensions are a must for any boat owner and considering you need to work in a restricted area you might want to try an electric impact wrench.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-26-2015
Replies: 101
Views: 12,013
Posted By Shockwave
Is this true? If it is I am deeply saddened to...

Is this true? If it is I am deeply saddened to here this and only wish I had met the man and spent time with him. What a terrible loss.
Forum: Racing   12-17-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,681
Posted By Shockwave
Joy, welcome to the racing world. It's not hard...

Joy, welcome to the racing world. It's not hard to easily spend $20~30k seasonally to keep a 35 footer in new sails. And this is just regional racing. Go big time like the M32 and being a paltry...
Forum: Racing   12-15-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,681
Posted By Shockwave
Joy, work with the guys you like. Most, if not...

Joy, work with the guys you like. Most, if not all, of the sailmakers you work with will give you good service. Or sail maker has been 4 lofts in the time we've bought from them. The sticker on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-15-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 3,014
Posted By Shockwave
We're 30+ tons and you learn. Don't worry about...

We're 30+ tons and you learn. Don't worry about the weight. Just remember to go slow.
Forum: Racing   12-14-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,681
Posted By Shockwave
We found the load path sails were generally good...

We found the load path sails were generally good all around sails, fairly quick, held their shape well and lasted a decent amount of time. If longevity is more important then the podium then a woven...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   12-07-2015
Replies: 396
Views: 33,501
Posted By Shockwave
Out, there were no floors or frames in the keel...

Out, there were no floors or frames in the keel stub. The stub, by itself, was not strong enough to stop the skins from pulling away from the grid. Think of an I beam, both sides of the I beam were...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-30-2014
Replies: 5,175
Views: 468,643
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: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   04-11-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 9,449
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Another AMVER rescue

Beneteau uses an inward turned flange but minimal hull to deck overlap. There can be a fair amount of flex, think edge to edge. Like I've said several times it's good enough for most sailors but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-14-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 4,569
Posted By Shockwave
Re: Is sailing intuitive?

The best way to learn to sail is by racing, you learn boat handling, sail trim and tactics. The best boat to learn on is a dinghy.

But you're 55 so mucking around racing in a dinghy isn't going...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-14-2014
Replies: 129
Views: 16,688
Posted By Shockwave
Re: 2014 Catalina 445 vs 1998 Oyster 45

If you can't tell the difference, buy the Catalina.
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