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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-26-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 922
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: What is the constant pumping in marinas?

What you are seeing being continuously pumped out of boats in a marina is water used by the air conditioning unit.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-07-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,114
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Sailrite LSZ-1 WANTED

Mike,
A very common cause of what you described is using a needle that is too small for the thread. If the thread can't pass through the eye of the needle freely, it will jam the machine and the...
Forum: Racing   06-01-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,470
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: RaceQ's app

Here's a link to a race recorded on RaceQ that I found on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfYRNnLd9aE&feature=youtu.be
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-26-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: sail shape and condition

I think the current ones have served long enough. It's time to give them a rest. :D

The mainsail has more patches than the boat in the Bacon Sails logo, and they have pulled wrinkles into it...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-16-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 2,749
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Departing the slip in reverse singlehanded

I don't. That's why I back into most slips. You have the least amount of control over a sailboat while backing at very low speeds. You have more control if you can get the boat's speed up enough...
Forum: Learning to Sail   04-04-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,344
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Mainsail twist & traveller position

When tacking singlehanded, you have to steer the boat, reset the traveler, release the jib on one side and tail in the jibsheet on the other side. You can't do all of those things as efficiently as...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-29-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,715
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Running one sail

If you're thinking about entering a slip downwind in a really strong wind, the better choice is to anchor somewhere until the wind dies, because, without an engine to stop you with reverse gear,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-14-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 4,996
Posted By Sailormon6
re: Boom Vang and Preventers (renamed)

It isn't a stretch at all. By definition, a boom vang is "a strap or line which exerts downward pressure on the boom near where it joins the mast of a fore-and-aft rigged sailboat." (Wikipedia) The...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-08-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,344
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Mainsail twist & traveller position

No. Generally, to sail closehauled in light to moderate winds, the traveler should be set along the centerline, with the boom approximately pointing at the backstay. The vang should be set with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-20-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 2,659
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Best of these Florida cities for sailing

I bareboat chartered in either the Tampa Bay area or in Charlotte Harbor for many years, and cruised up and down the Gulf Coast between Tarpon Springs and Captiva Island, and never tired of it. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-28-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,225
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Painting Catalina 22 Hull For Racing

Antifouling does mostly two things. It deters barnacles, which are really a concern only in salt water, and algae, which can happen in either salt or fresh water.

If you only keep a boat in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-13-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 3,864
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Light-light air!!! Exciting stuff?

That depends on the boat. If the boat is a light-weight racer, then I'd reduce her weight to a minimum. If it's a heavy, full-keel boat, then I'd take on extra crew weight to use for movable...
Forum: Learning to Sail   10-23-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 7,749
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Rounding Up - sail trim advice?

If you use too much vang tension in strong, gusty winds, you prevent the mainsheet from working as it should, to spill enough wind out of the mainsail to keep the boat on its feet. The vang keeps...
Forum: Learning to Sail   10-23-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 7,749
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Rounding Up - sail trim advice?

My practice is to distinguish between strong gusts that come on suddenly, and lesser gusts that come on more gradually.

To keep the boat on it's feet in a gust, you need to release some of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-18-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 3,040
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Problem Turning Windward

I won't repeat the good advice you have already been given.

The answer to the above question is "Yes." I have been on the IC Waterway trying to make headway against a current that was running...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-12-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 797
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: First Time Crewing!!

If you crewed on my boat I would definitely invite you back! I like people who aren't afraid to go up on the foredeck and give their best effort to do something difficult that they never did before....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-16-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4,058
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Kiwigrip - first experience...

It comes in white, grey, cream and blue. Both boats that I have seen used cream, which looks very nice. I suppose you could tint the white, if you know something about paint chemistry.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-10-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Adjusting your rig

You can't expect absolute, metaphysical exactitude when you are dealing with something in a fluid environment. "Close" is close enough. Why isn't it important that you get it perfect? Because,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-19-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,636
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Sewmanship--How to become a God of Sunbrella

Thanks for the tips Christian and Multihull Girl! I made lots of stuff with a home sewing machine, and recently upgraded to a Sailrite, and wish I did it long ago. I'm self taught, and your tips...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-12-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 2,982
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Cam or Clam Cleats, re: Jib sheets

On a smaller boat, below about 30', I think most serious sail trimmers would prefer clam cleats - not the cheap plastic ones that wear out quickly, but the aluminum ones. A serious sail trimmer is...
Forum: Learning to Sail   02-04-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,001
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Closer to the wind question

It sounds like you were in the groove.

Generally, the difference in sail trim, between 6-8 and 10-15, is that, at the higher wind speeds, you'll want to trim the jib even a bit flatter. That...
Forum: Learning to Sail   02-02-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,001
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Closer to the wind question

That depends on the particular boat and sail. For most boats that I have sailed, a 150% generally works best at about 5-6" off the spreader. If it is sheeted too flat, the 150% loses too much...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-22-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,275
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: How to comfortably seat passengers on small sailboat?

The first boat that I crewed on in races was a Chrysler 22, about 40 years ago, and, on that boat, I sat in the manner that Sal described.

The reality is that a sailboat is not an easy chair. ...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-14-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 3,822
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: sailing on 'headsail'

Think about it this way, Jim. Most of us have sailed a Sunfish or similar lateen-rigged sailboat. The Sunfish has only one sail, and is easy to tack back and forth, even for beginners. The CLR of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-27-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,134
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Backstay tension

An adjustable backstay doesn't make the boat sail any faster or point any higher to windward than it would be capable of sailing without a backstay adjuster. The ability of a boat to sail to...
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