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Search: Posts Made By: geohan
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-29-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 5,674
Posted By geohan
Low Profile Halyard Bend

My solution to the same problem was a bend with zero drift (the headboard itself can jam up against the block). If your halyard can pass through the cringle twice but not thrice, the folowing has...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-29-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,600
Posted By geohan
What worked for us on a 30-foot sloop with a tall...

What worked for us on a 30-foot sloop with a tall rig and a fin keel with a 6-foot cord, was a bridle. Bend a rolling hitch to the rode clear of the bow, lead the line aft outside all and secure. ...
Forum: Racing 08-23-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 2,420
Posted By geohan
Rules - Luffing v Sailing above proper course

Bootydawg.....First let me say I''m no expert but it seems to me that RRS18.5 Passing a Continuing Obstruction, applies because it is in Section C which takes precedence over Sections A and B. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-13-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1,888
Posted By geohan
outrageous shipping charges

It''s certainly saddening to read of the problems customers are having with Sailnet purchases and I hope the difficulties can be fully and agreeably resolved. However should worst come to worst,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-09-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 1,583
Posted By geohan
private boat sales

Jeff...I''m simply amazed at your grasp of the characteristics of a wide variety of boats. Perhaps a boat would come to your mind that has the characteristics of a Laser 28 or J30, maybe with a drop...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2005
Replies: 24
Views: 7,346
Posted By geohan
Best Hull type?

From reading Jeff''s last post and from his previous remarks on the virtues of the Laser 28, he has me nearly convinced that the Laser 28 with a retractable bulb-fin keel to allow the use of shallow...
Forum: Racing 05-17-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 2,087
Posted By geohan
Math - speed gain needed to close a seconds-per-mile gap

There is no one-sized "delta" to fit all cases. The increase in speed to overtake depends upon the distance left to go and the distance to make up. 0.01 knots would be enough if the distance-to-go...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2005
Replies: 31
Views: 9,218
Posted By geohan
ATN Topclimber

FWIW We hoist a four part tackle to the truck with the halyard, attach the bosun''s chair and haul away with a five to one mechanical advantage which seems adequate....George
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-18-2005
Replies: 26
Views: 3,795
Posted By geohan
Why has this board gone stale?

Here are two activities for light-air summer afternoons that have been entertaining to both participants and observers.

Just prior to arrival at a cruise destination, each...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By geohan
Sailing in Gig Harbor, WA

Don''t forget the free tie-up at the Tides Tavern for pizza or a Ruben and dark beer!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 2,313
Posted By geohan
Holding tank or Fuel for Jeanneau

We have been very happy for the last 10-years with a stitch-and-glue holding tank of 1/2-inch plywood. Coated inside and out with two coats of epoxy, it now looks the same as when first constructed....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-21-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 2,216
Posted By geohan
Steel masts???

TrueBlue....Steel masts aren''t new. I knew a fellow who used a tapered steel street-light pole for a mizzen mast. It even doubled as a chimney for his wood stove. No problem with draft (He kidded...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By geohan
Another Mercury Question

If you can''t find a satisfactory fix,have a stern anchor ready to deploy in an instant.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-12-2004
Replies: 15
Views: 2,522
Posted By geohan
Mast base organizer?

Re deck trackage. Would tweekers (Downhauls floating on the jib sheets to judiciously positioned deck blocks) answer your need? If the eye pads were ''inboard'' and ''outboard'' (inhaul & outhaul)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-09-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 8,400
Posted By geohan
Heaters: diesel or solid fuel?

FWIW Here in Puget Sound we have had nothing but a wood-burning cooker on our boats since 1967 and like them very much. We have found that it is important to have completely dry fuel for creosote...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-24-2004
Replies: 35
Views: 10,548
Posted By geohan
Tiller vs. Wheel

The steady torque on the tiller during long motoring sessions can be eased with as many bungie cords as it takes to eliminate (most of) the load.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-06-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 1,202
Posted By geohan
jib flapping fast

jrwright; The leach has stretched. Try tightening the leach line until the flutter stops. You should loosen the leach line again for light airs if the leach has more than an inch or two of cup in...
Forum: Racing 09-24-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 2,030
Posted By geohan
yet more proper course questions

I believe there are a couple of other ways for the leeward boat trapped by 17.1 to break the overlap and gain luffing rights. If on a reach, bear off more than two boat lengths then luff back up...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-18-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 1,207
Posted By geohan
How much winterizing do I need?

For winterizing your water lift muffler would an installed drain plug or valve work? Be convenient without or with a long stemmed operating knob?? Just a thought that may or may not serve the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 2,117
Posted By geohan

A fiberglass hatch cover can be made translucent by just scraping off the gell coat and recoating with epoxy then UV varnish or other UV protector for the epoxy. It''s amazing how much light is then...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-05-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 918
Posted By geohan
Advice needed

I''d sure like your opinion of the caulk and staple method for a fiberglass topsides/deck join. I think I can see some virtues as well as well as drawbacks but am not qualified to judge....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-01-2004
Replies: 0
Views: 784
Posted By geohan
Message Board Test

It''s almost 6 pm here on the west coast and when logging on this board says "Sorry there are no new messages today" We''ll see if this is the first or if it even gets on.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-12-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 2,817
Posted By geohan
Shelf life of Cetol/Epifanes

We have often thought it would be nice to have the varnish or paint packaged in a collapsing bladder within a box, a la some wines. You would have to ''knead'' the bladder to mix the paint but...
Forum: Racing 07-08-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 4,830
Posted By geohan
Whisker Pole Length

As for the maximum length of the whisker pole, I believe it is solely a PHRF matter. It isn''t in the Racing Rules of Sailing. We have just cleaned up our PHRF regulations to allow setting the pole...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-04-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By geohan
If ya got a second 85 40''''farr vs 76 42'''' c&c


I''ve read a couple of posts on the Laser 28 forum complaining of hull/deck leaks amidships and that the join depended upon caulk and staples. Did/do you have any problems with this...
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