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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-17-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 5,476
Posted By Fiasco1
Re: Shackles on Jib Sheets?

Better Soft Shackle (http://l-36.com/soft_shackle_9.php)

Hopefully this works a link to show you how to make a soft shackle.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-16-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 5,476
Posted By Fiasco1
Re: Shackles on Jib Sheets?

Bow line is good or make some soft shackles, Or have a loop of Dynema or spectra added to end of sheets in a loop then you can just pull tail thru dynema loop . This is what we use for racing no...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-03-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 6,293
Posted By Fiasco1
Not so sure on a 22 foot boat you need them, Over...

Not so sure on a 22 foot boat you need them, Over 30 sure i can understand that. Keep it simple and fun couple of elastic sail ties and your done even in a breeze.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-01-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,675
Posted By Fiasco1
A little pricey but find a nimble artic 25 by Ted...

A little pricey but find a nimble artic 25 by Ted Brewer. Shoal draft, Pilot house, good looks built tough.
Forum: Racing   03-01-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,598
Posted By Fiasco1
Once you start racing you will find your cruising...

Once you start racing you will find your cruising speeds increasing. They say one year on the race course equals ten years experience cruising.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-03-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 23,291
Posted By Fiasco1
Bear spray has a limited range, Now a good wasp...

Bear spray has a limited range, Now a good wasp or bee spray that shoots a stream may be a better deterant one shot to the head or eyes and their done. Perfectly legal and very avaliable.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-28-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 6,014
Posted By Fiasco1
I ran a 5 hp Tohatsu on my Olson 30, 3600 lbs for...

I ran a 5 hp Tohatsu on my Olson 30, 3600 lbs for years. Traded up to the 6 hp sail drive Tohatsu because of motors increasing age. It will have more than enough drive for 4000.lbs you may never run...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-26-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 5,790
Posted By Fiasco1
I race for the thrill and comradery of crew and...

I race for the thrill and comradery of crew and the corithian spirit of racing other boats. And like when Mik of the Stones was asked why he always dated super models his reply was ( Because i can )...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-11-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 15,382
Posted By Fiasco1
Now does a Canadian registred boat need these...

Now does a Canadian registred boat need these placards in US waters ?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-10-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 3,061
Posted By Fiasco1
i went with all Dynema we just can't legally hike...

i went with all Dynema we just can't legally hike out side of top life line in a lot of offshore or distance races. But mostly crew just has their legs hanging over the rail anyways. And if your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-08-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By Fiasco1
Thanks guys, Good call on the BPA will check it...

Thanks guys, Good call on the BPA will check it out.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-08-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By Fiasco1
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-07-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By Fiasco1
portable fuels tanks as water?

Due to size restraints i am unable to use the standard army style plastic water tank to tall. The smaller water or camping tanks are all to flimsy and will not tie or secure well to space i have ....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-16-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 973
Posted By Fiasco1
Sunbrella is pretty tough stuff you can use...

Sunbrella is pretty tough stuff you can use bleach or acetone but only for certain stains . Bird dropping try 2 oz dishwashing detergent 1 gallon water. That should do it. After everything is clean...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-02-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 5,561
Posted By Fiasco1
A small steadying sail will keep you into wind...

A small steadying sail will keep you into wind usally enought to conteract current and add enough drag to hopefully keep you off float. Ask sail maker to make up a small one with any old sail he has...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls   09-29-2011
Replies: 144
Views: 19,484
Posted By Fiasco1
Exactly if a man made it a man can fix it is my...

Exactly if a man made it a man can fix it is my motto. So i give most things a go have to keep the boat bucks to a minimum. FOR ALL THE TOYS...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-24-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,246
Posted By Fiasco1
All good to know. i also have that project on my...

All good to know. i also have that project on my list this winter.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-24-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 5,107
Posted By Fiasco1
To help the durability of any tiller pilot make a...

To help the durability of any tiller pilot make a sunbrella cover or sleave for it . That will help keep the salt and water out and off shaft, It will prolong the life of any tiller pilot sometimes...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-19-2011
Replies: 81
Views: 8,851
Posted By Fiasco1
I have to agree with these statements i cruise /...

I have to agree with these statements i cruise / race on a boat that is in the ULDB catagory, So all the displacement cons / Stability issues / Spartin accomodations always come up. Because of these...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-19-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,916
Posted By Fiasco1
A lot of Bavaria's at charter locations, Might be...

A lot of Bavaria's at charter locations, Might be a good idea charter one and see if you like it and how its holding up.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   09-19-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 13,864
Posted By Fiasco1
To clairify we use the garden hose only on the...

To clairify we use the garden hose only on the lower midship line for hiking the rest we can clearly see. Yes been 2 years now and i think every five i will replace. The only draw back is while cat...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   09-19-2011
Replies: 88
Views: 13,864
Posted By Fiasco1
We use a white garden hose over our specta or...

We use a white garden hose over our specta or dynema life lines for hiking, not sure i would go back to stainless now, Way stronger, lighter, and easyier to grip, never as worry about meat hooks.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-20-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 5,458
Posted By Fiasco1
I used to have a Nimble 25 Artic your post brings...

I used to have a Nimble 25 Artic your post brings back a lot of memorys.
Forum: Learning to Sail   01-20-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 20,125
Posted By Fiasco1
As some have said crew on one of the local race...

As some have said crew on one of the local race boats, that will teach you more about sail trim and keeping a boat moving than 100 books. Use the books for seamanship as said above.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-20-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 3,208
Posted By Fiasco1
# 18 On your cell will reach the Coast guard if...

# 18 On your cell will reach the Coast guard if you do use a cell phone.
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