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Search: Posts Made By: sailingfool
Forum: Learning to Sail 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,421
Posted By sailingfool
Re: US Sailing Vs. ASA Sailing classes

Unless you dont pass, in which case you are back at zero but out the $3-400 for the challenge...If you can't do a figure 8 MOB on the first try, take the class.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,295
Posted By sailingfool
Re: $1500 Catalina 27

The best you can hope for in buying a boat is to actually get what you pay for.

Take your extra cash and buy a nice Cat 27 for $8k, and when you want you can sell it and get most of your purchase...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By sailingfool
Re: RI Broker?

I would second Joe's recommednation of John, we bought through him last year and I felt he was a fair and reasonable guy to work with, seems to know the area coastal cruising market well.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,705
Posted By sailingfool
Re: New halyard: Sta-Set or Sta-Set X?

Agreed, in addition to the Salsa for the mainsheet, we have Sta-set for the jib sheets, T900 for the Jib halyard (and maybe soon the main halyard) and VPC for the spinnaker halyard...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,705
Posted By sailingfool
Re: New halyard: Sta-Set or Sta-Set X?

On the subject of the right line for the application, one issue with my P31-2 was the PO's 7/16'" Sta-set mainsheet ran out slowly, even through the new Garhauer blocks. So I replaced the Sta-set...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,705
Posted By sailingfool
Re: New halyard: Sta-Set or Sta-Set X?

On my P31-2 I have new 8mm (5/16") VPC as my spinnaker halyard and 8mm T-900 for my jib halyard. Both are working quite satisfactorily, the VPC is a little more flexible than the T-900 which is...
Forum: Chartering 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 660
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Newbie renting a keelboat - dumb idea?

No, no and well no.

Renting you a boat without an insurance rider or the equivalent for your use, or other carefully prepared legal protections, puts the boat owner at risk not only for damage you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,946
Posted By sailingfool
Re: docking with no motor and 20 knots

Secure your mainsail and rig an aft bow spring dockline. Approach the slip sailing with just the jib, as you near the entry to the slip with adequate speed to make the turn, lower or furl the jib....
Forum: Racing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Choreography To Walk the Jib around the Rigging

You want to pull the foot forward, up towards the bow, until the wind has taken the clew to the new leeward side of the mast, then release the foot and trim.
Forum: Racing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Choreography To Walk the Jib around the Rigging

Grap the middle of the foot, run it forward until the clew crosses the mast, then release.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 951
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Wet Decks

The 38 is a great boat. A wet deck condition is just one of a dozen plus big issues a for-sale boat may turn out to have. If this is the only material problem with the boat, not bad, you just need to...
Forum: Chartering 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,269
Posted By sailingfool
Re: What license should I pursue?

If you live in an area with a material commercial mariner population, you should find there is a local hospital that has a program specializing in completing this paperwork. My renewal is due, and I...
Forum: Chartering 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 829
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Chartering in Boston

You really can't go to Maine in a weekend unless you charter a Cigarette. Not a lot of short term options, Swift Yachts is a good resource, but is not likely to brokero less than a full week, the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,840
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Daytime anchor ball

FWIW, around New England I routinely see the ball shape, on larger vessels anchored where one would be required, where I presumed there would be a paid, licensed captain.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,840
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Daytime anchor ball

For most boaters the only practical need may be should you be involved in an incident while not showing the required shape. Your insurance company may take this failure into consideration when...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,840
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Daytime anchor ball

FWIW, this exception exists only for inland waters, not under the international rules.

Both rules are widely and generally ignored by recreational boaters. That said, having been thus reminded of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Cruising chute...keep or sell?

Agree on this advice. I am a big fan of using a spinnaker on a cruising boat because of the additional sailing time the sail affords. But I would recommend against using one single-handed without a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Relocating traveler question

A solution to this concern is to use two or three single blocks on the boom to spread that load, which generally works best with the sheet going forward to the mast base and back to a cabintop winch....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-16-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,175
Posted By sailingfool
Re: Single line reefing question

FWIW our Pearson 31-2 has the OEM single line reefing system and it works quite well. I have marked the reef points on the halyard so the luff is loose for setting the reef, after the reef is in, I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-14-2014
Replies: 89
Views: 3,741
Posted By sailingfool
Re: How do I handle insurance claims?

Yes, that is exactly my point.No, here you contradict what you just said, how can the original forestay be shorter than the new, but the NEW be too short? Lay it out on the ground, and its clear that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-14-2014
Replies: 89
Views: 3,741
Posted By sailingfool
Re: How do I handle insurance claims?

You have to be kidding. You've written several dozen lengthy posts describing them as unprofessional, and naturally they were outed. Your story has a a big gap in it, namely a replacement forestay...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-14-2014
Replies: 89
Views: 3,741
Posted By sailingfool
Re: How do I handle insurance claims?

No, not at all. When the riggers pulled my mast last Fall for the same purpose, I had already tied off all halyards, etc. to the mast prior to their visit, so they just un-rigged and pulled. How they...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-14-2014
Replies: 89
Views: 3,741
Posted By sailingfool
Re: How do I handle insurance claims?

Non. Depends on whether the original forestay was of a length to provide what a professional recognized as the correct rake. Why would that be a given? Do you think the reinforced spreaders look a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-14-2014
Replies: 89
Views: 3,741
Posted By sailingfool
Re: How do I handle insurance claims?

The OP will have to pay any lawyer out of pocket, at $125 to $200 per hour, that ain't gonna happen.

Assuming the rigger's insurance will pay, unless that type of coverage is way different than...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-11-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 2,431
Posted By sailingfool
Re: who gets the ticket

Interesting...in MA I am not aware of any routine USCG interactions with pleasure boaters other than when the USCG is responding to an event. In forty years of regional sailing I have never had my...
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