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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-22-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 8,405
Posted By Yankee
Re: Water Ballast Boats ?

In addition to the valid points made above, two items occur to me about water ballast:

1) To have anyting near enough righting moment with water ballast being carried so near the surface of the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-19-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,969
Posted By Yankee
Re: Thinking of buying a 1979 J/24

I remember that leakage around the chainplates and core rot in the area were problems for the J-24 owners that I knew. You might give that a close look. It's fixable, but something to be aware of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-15-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,541
Posted By Yankee
Re: Beginners Question... HELP!!!

Or, go to the lake. Talk to sailors. You're sure to run into someone who needs a crew. Let them know exactly what your experience level is (don't oversell yourself) and that you wojuld like to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-11-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By Yankee
Re: Sailboat trailer value?

I have observed that location has a lot to do with boat trailer values. Longitude, to be more specific.
Up North, where the water gets crunchy, most people have to either have a trailer or pay a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-11-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 3,122
Posted By Yankee
Re: Twisted Main sheet.

If you "coi lthe mainsheet", it needs to be done correctly.
Three strand line should be twisted about one third of a revolution with each loop.
Braided line must not be twisted as it is coiled, or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-11-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 2,653
Posted By Yankee
Re: Favorite Boat

My favorite boat is:
1) Paid for
2) Inexpensive enough that I own it; it doesn't own me
3) One that fits into the back corner of my shop where it can be ignored safely for long peroids.
4) ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-10-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,676
Posted By Yankee
Re: Rookie on a San Juan 21

I've sailed and raced San Juan 21s for twenty-five years. (Just bought my fifth one this summer). A fellow in Helena bought two of my previous boats; an orange MkII and a robin egg blue MkI. He is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-09-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 6,437
Posted By Yankee
Re: Trailer sailer to make it to the bahamas?

Don't let yourself be fooled by the lack of complaints from those who tried and never made it.
What ever you decide, Good Luck.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-16-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,525
Posted By Yankee
Re: cheap and dirty way to add purchase for ur outhaul

One thing that you rarely see in the hardware catalogs is any mention of cascade purchase systems. That must be because more advantage can be accomplished with fewer pieces of expensive hardware...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-10-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,236
Posted By Yankee
Re: Heavy duty cruiser come into the shop...

I saw one over thirty years ago in San Fransisco. Still impressed. It was a bueaty!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-08-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 1,325
Posted By Yankee
Re: I think I may do some racing!!!

This may sound too basic and isn't intended as an insult; but you have to know how to sail to windward efficiently. Practice sailing close-hauled and steering with the telltales on the luff of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-06-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 1,325
Posted By Yankee
Re: I think I may do some racing!!!

Mosty cost-effective preparations for racing are:

1) Remove all unnecessary weight. You've only got a limited amount of power in your sails and you have to accelerate the total mass of the boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-30-2012
Replies: 908
Views: 70,295
Posted By Yankee
Re: The future of the sailing world. Why are there so few young people cruising??

Don't underestimate the young folks. One of them will develop a sailing "app" for their smart phones and all will be right with the world..................
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-26-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 2,863
Posted By Yankee
Re: Refurbish or scrap?

If you do decide to scrap the boat, remember that there are a lot of reuseable/sellable items on it. Winches, mast/stanging rigging, blocks, lifeline components, outboard bracket, on and on. There...
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