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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 2,291
Posted By jfurlong
Re: Safety considerations for Great Lakes solo sailor

Used to sail on Lake Michigan (currently So. Cal.). After my first experience of the lake going from exciting sailing to HOLY SH*T in a matter of minutes, my first change was to add a down halyard...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-13-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,541
Posted By jfurlong
Re: Soft shackle with jib sheets

this is what I use...43289

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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-06-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 7,851
Posted By jfurlong
Re: Full keel or larger boat???

a simple wife upgrade might be the easy answer.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-12-2014
Replies: 132
Views: 5,323
Posted By jfurlong
Re: How does the marine industry price?

sometimes it's just marketing. I met a mfg sales rep. from a company that makes tape, sandpaper, adhesives, etc., that told me that the same items are packaged and priced three different ways for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-04-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,078
Posted By jfurlong
Re: DIY Boat Yard Bottom Job...Advice needed!

Your yard's rates are extremely reasonable based on my experience (CA).

The only note that I would add, be sure to wear protective gear (mask,goggles, hooded suit) when sanding bottom paint. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-03-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,565
Posted By jfurlong
Re: standing rigging replacement

Thanks for all of the replies. Here is the current status.
Boat yard crane dropped the mast yesterday. I removed the rigging and took it to a local rigger. They estimate new rigging will be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-19-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,495
Posted By jfurlong
Re: Warning!!!!!!

if you want to read a crazy warning label, buy a new car in California.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-30-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,565
Posted By jfurlong
standing rigging replacement

My 1980 H30 has a "frozen" main sheave. All of the standing rigging is the original from 1980. As the mast has to come down to replace the sheaves I plan on replacing all of the standing rigging as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-08-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 949
Posted By jfurlong
Re: Key switch

A couple of years ago I dropped my key overboard. I wrote down the hull #, engine serial #, and took my CG registration to the Hunter dealer to get a new key. The parts clerk pulled a box of keys...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-26-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,503
Posted By jfurlong
Re: Standard diesel for Bristol 29.9?

I have the original 2QM15 in my 1980 Hunter 30 and it's still going strong. Grranted the boat spent its first 20 years in fresh water (great lakes). Aside from normal maintenance, I have repaired...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-22-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 7,738
Posted By jfurlong
Re: What do you pay for Slip Fees??

Approx. $300 per month in San Diego (Mission Bay) for 30', includes electric and water,no wifi
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-03-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By jfurlong
Feedback on Rydlyme

Has anyone used Rydlyme to descale the raw water cooling system in a Yanmar engine? I have tried Salt Away but am not happy with the results. Also, does anyone know where Rydlyme is sold in So....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-04-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 4,115
Posted By jfurlong
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-04-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 4,115
Posted By jfurlong
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-22-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 4,952
Posted By jfurlong
Re: What did you learn to sail on?

learned on a Snark, Chesapeake Bay, 1968
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-07-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By jfurlong
Re: Where Do Chicago Boaters Haul?

If memory serves, when I lived in Chicago (left in '01) there was a law requiring haul out by October 31 or face daily fines. Couldn't relaunch until March 1. I was in a marina in Winthrop Harbor...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-07-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 20,429
Posted By jfurlong
Re: Abandoned Boat 100+ miles at sea.

they apparently purchased the boat last April for $25K...

Hunter 36 Sloop, 1980, Kemah, Texas, Sailing Texas (http://sailingtexas.com/201201/shunter36111.html)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-24-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 3,550
Posted By jfurlong
Re: How often do you visit your boat during winter layup?

Most weekends. To sail. Off San Diego. Sorry.
;)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-10-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 3,761
Posted By jfurlong
Re: Mal de Mer

If this is a new but recurring phenomena look for what may have changed with you. You didn't state your age. Do you wear vision correction? Has your vision changed? New sunglasses causing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-10-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,443
Posted By jfurlong
Re: Headsails help you point higher?

Snatch blocks for the jib sheets on the toe rail are the standard configuration on my 1980 Hunter 30 and have never been an issue.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-11-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By jfurlong
Re: removing hull numbers

Thanks all. I'll try the heat / solvent method. Just happen to have a new heat gun from a recent sole refinished. Good advice on the sign method.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-10-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By jfurlong
removing hull numbers

I need to remove old adhesive numbers from a fiberglass hull. the numbers have been in place for 16 years. Would the recommendation be heat, steam, or chemical? thx
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-30-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,121
Posted By jfurlong
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-23-2013
Replies: 161
Views: 8,662
Posted By jfurlong
Re: Politics and Moderation

While I hold some pretty strong political views, there are forums for that type of thing. This forum is for people who love sailing, a common bond that overcomes political disagreements. If one...
Forum: Learning to Sail   01-30-2013
Replies: 146
Views: 20,098
Posted By jfurlong
Re: How did you get your start in sailing?

I was 8 years old (almost 50 years ago) and had gone with my Dad to run weekend errands. There was a styrofoam Sea Snark for sale in someone's front yard. He bought it for $20, and on the way home...
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