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Forum: Racing   7 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By CalebD
Re: Around Long Island Regatta 2015

Have fun Barry.
Maybe see you in Sea Cliff.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   22 Hours Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 782
Posted By CalebD
Re: Downsizing to 25' to 30'

Why overlook the Tartan 27'?
It is shippy looking, solid build, good shoal draft sailor (3'6" draft) with center board (6'), easy to single hand, good sailor.
For that matter some of the Bristols...
Forum: News Feeds   1 Day Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By CalebD
Re: Man rescued from sinking sailboat in San Francisco Bay - KTVU San Francisco

Is it safe to assume that the 40' boat sank because the man was in the water when the CG found him?
As to the 40' boat of unknown make, well, not much is told.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   2 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By CalebD
Re: O'day Mariner or Siren 17

I have sailed on a Mariner 19' which is kind of sister ship to the O'day 19' but not the Siren. Either model looks good for handling shallow spots that you will find in the back bays on the Jersey...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   2 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By CalebD
Re: lighting 19 outboard

I used something akin to canoe paddles when the wind died and the flies became merciless. Very easy to stow under the bow of a Lightning. Two crew paddling at either side will make the boat move. ...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   3 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By CalebD
Re: lighting 19 outboard

I had a Lightning for a few years. Never felt it needed an engine; paddles yes, anchor yes, engine no.
It only took about 2 knots of wind to make that boat move.
The Lightning is very sensitive...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By CalebD
Re: Spot spots on deck

Working with the polypropylene honeycomb core was awesome. It cut easily with a sharp razor. I found this stuff at an outfit in Michigan: Express Composites which another boater introduced me to....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   3 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By CalebD
Re: Thin water tidal changes and wing keels?

The boat continues to sail to this day (it was not my boat). As far as I know there was no apparent damage.
The amount of time the boat stood on it's winged keel was only several hours;...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   4 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By CalebD
Re: Thin water tidal changes and wing keels?

The only first hand experience I have with a winged keel boat was on an O'day 272. We were sailing on Long Island Sound where the tidal range is about 8' when we ran aground on a falling tide. ...
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast   5 Days Ago
Replies: 187
Views: 8,210
Posted By CalebD
Re: Cambridge MD Sailnet Rendezvous July 25-26

Looks like you all are having fun. At least Mark thought to bring a camera.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By CalebD
Re: Chesapeake Sailing Vacation Planning

Anchorage: La Trappe Creek on the Choptank. No services, tricky inlet.
Alternatives: Oxford

You have so many potential anchoring places on the Chessy.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By CalebD
Re: Potter 15 Teaching saga


I know that Montgomery sailboat owners seem to like their boats:
Montgomery Sailboats Owners Group (
There are a lot of small boat enthusiasts out there similar in...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,203
Posted By CalebD
Re: Time to resurrect the Ferrocement yacht?

Prepper tip: build your plasticized cement pool in the shape of a sailboat hull, complete with ballast. That way, when the waters do rise you just dig out around the pool, throw on a rudder, cabin...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 1,392
Posted By CalebD
Re: Sailing a small boat ( San Juan 23) from Florida to Bahamas questions

What is the worst thing that could happen? Right?
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By CalebD
Re: Bonding and Grounding of Underwater Metals

If lightning is your concern then there is no scientific research that proves that a bonded boat is better protected than a non bonded boat. It is difficult to set up controlled experiments with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 2,231
Posted By CalebD
Re: Propeller shaft, coupler and struts


If your drive train access is anything like mine (think boat yoga) then you will save yourself hours of grief if you simply cut your shaft into 2 pieces which can then be removed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,157
Posted By CalebD
Re: Respect the prop

I have met and sailed with david and I can tell you that his hair is not that dark anymore nor is he that stupid to do something like that. Plus, that is not his face.

This is a cautionary tale...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-23-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 941
Posted By CalebD
Re: Newbie with observations

I dunno.
I had no training or reading before I stepped aboard a Sunfish as a teen besides the friends I sailed with.
Before I bought a keel boat I did take the US Sailing 101 course. It was...
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast   06-16-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,142
Posted By CalebD
Re: Sharks in the Chesapeake Bay

Which all may explain why I prefer to swim in shallower waters, like a beach than off a boat at night. But hey, sometimes it gets hot out there and a quick dip can do wonders for that. Minimizing...
Forum: Racing   06-15-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 874
Posted By CalebD
Re: Lazy sheet in your lap as rail meat?

With the amount of force on your sheets on a 50'er the lazy sheet could easily become a weapon in certain situations. I like to always ensure there is enough line out on a lazy sheet to not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-14-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,027
Posted By CalebD
Re: Problems when reefing Main Sail

Flat sails, not baggy is what you want when you reef, which is always in higher wind. You need to make your reefing system work easily because you will need to use it. I am trying to simplify the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-12-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,473
Posted By CalebD
Re: Parts for Old Pintail?


I went to a summer camp in the Adirondacks on Silver Lake, near Ausable Forks. We could see Whiteface from the shore of our lake. I was only there in July and August as a camper and I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-12-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,751
Posted By CalebD
Re: Lightning centerboard extraction

I owned a 1967 Clark frp Lightning for only about 3 years. I was mis-remembering as you are quite right that the board sticks out of the slot into the cockpit as it is adjusted up or down. I also...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-11-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,751
Posted By CalebD
Re: Lightning centerboard extraction

As Sonosail posted in post #9 of this thread, the top of the centerboard trunk can be removed allowing you to extract the centerboard; all 130#'s of it. I checked with the International Lightnint...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-10-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 3,282
Posted By CalebD
Re: Labrador...

What, Sail magazine won't publish that?
Maybe it was Cruiser's World.
Very nice Jon.
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