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Search: Posts Made By: Sabreman
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 932
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Double Standards when it comes to the boat!

If it's a mechanical piece, then clearly I replaced it for a reason (i.e., it's broken). If I can't fix it, then it's trashed. If I can, then it gets stored at home as a spare. Same thing for old...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,303
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Is "sailing performance" all in our heads?

Alex is correct in that tenths of a knot are what one would experience between the front of the fleet and the back during a race. But between a sloppily sailed boat and an efficient one? I've seen...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 6 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By Sabreman
Re: 1st boat

Jimgo's advise is good. A slight modification would be to launch from a beach if one is available. That simplifies the whole anchoring evolution..... One less thing to think about at this stage....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Nettle Net

Find someone willing to pay $0.05 per pound and they'll be endangered in no time. :)
Forum: Boat Buyers & Sellers Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 576
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Buying a boat without a sea trial-what might we miss?

You want a trial to test things only testable underway - propulsion, steering, some electronics
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Nettle Net

In July/August We only swim in open water that has movement. No creeks. We'll let the boat drift on the lower Potomac in about 20' and can swim most of the time.
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 619
Posted By Sabreman
Baby seat in cockpit

We had the seat on the windward side tied in. But if the boat was heeling more than about 5 degrees, our daughter was in mom's arms. I did a lot of "accompanied solo sailing" for a couple of years. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 985
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Ugly Boats

I'm not sure if this boat is ugly or not. I pretty much can't see it but it's not pretty to look at.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l302/xXxIxLovexEdxXx/Mark/100_1983_2_zpse6c1baca.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By Sabreman
Re: If I take these off will they go back on?

If the decking hasn't been compromised, they should go back in snugly. Sometimes the next larger diameter screw is all that it takes.

But with that said, handholds should not be screwed into the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 459
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Brand Spanking New To The Sailing World

Perfect starter boat. Welcome. You'll find no shortage of opinions here !
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Cost of replacing all lines in Hunter 32

I didn't like the parallel core and the wrapping on Sta-Set X. I also find that the cover didn't seem to wear as well as others of similar age, but that's just an impression. Combined with the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By Sabreman
Cost of replacing all lines in Hunter 32

I like VPC as well and some good deals can be found on eBay. It isn't difficult to splice but requires a somewhat different technique.

I agree about Sta-Set-X, it's also very difficult to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Question about speed under power

I agree that it's underpowered. We're 16000 lbs with 33 Hp. I think that 30 Hp is more in line.

But if you love the boat, add in extra time to get places. OTOH, I doubt that you'll do 7.2 kts...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Question about speed under power

Boat displacement is everything. Rule of thumb is about 2 HP per 1000 lbs boat displacement.

We're 16000# with 33 HP and that seems right. We can easily get to hull speed at 80% power.

Our...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Cost of replacing all lines in Hunter 32

What Alex says is a good thumbnail. When we purchased Victoria, we replaced 90% of the running rigging for about $500. So double that for 2014. Learn to splice and you will save a lot. It's not...
Forum: Learning to Sail 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Roller Furling Help

The furling line should feed onto the drum. If it's going around the headstay, then look at the placement of the control blocks. I have one less than 1' from the drum to make sure that the line...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Newbie rigging reefing line

I recommend ⅜" Sta-Set from New England ropes. Any smaller, and you won't be able to get a good hold on it. Any larger and it's overkill. Sta-Set won't stretch appreciably on the relatively short...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 97
Views: 4,435
Posted By Sabreman
Re: How many sailors actually know how to sail?

I'll agree with those who recommend racing. The OP asked if we really know how to "sail" the boat. Not cruise, anchor, drink, or fix a hull. Actually sail. Anecdotally, I am a lifetime sailor who...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 930
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Teak project started

The wipe on poly is only brush-on poly that's been thinned. Mold can grow on the surface because the surface is not adequately sealed and because enough coats have not been applied (I use either...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Greetings from the Rappahannock!

Welcome. If you get to the Yeocomico off the Potomac, give me a shout.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-16-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 930
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Teak project started

Do not use acetone. You only need to sand with 320 between coats, tack, and then apply another coat. Acetone is only for the first coat until the wood is sealed.

This is what Minwax Spar...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-16-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 1,424
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Senior moments .. what's yours?

Seriously? I have many more senior moments than otherwise. No offense, but you guys are all amateurs. Checkout page 18 starting at the top ...
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-16-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,684
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Meaner?

No. Emphatically, no. I think that boaters and sailors are very kind and welcoming. I have experienced many acts of kindness on the water recently and in the distant past.

Maybe the whole...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-16-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 983
Posted By Sabreman
Re: iPad, built in GPS or bluetooth GPS

Wifi iPads do not have GPS. Only the Verizon or ATT (etc) iPads have GPS. But you do NOT need a data plan for the GPS to work. Given the versatility of the ipad and array of available navigational...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-15-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 930
Posted By Sabreman
Re: Teak project started

Minwax Spar Varnish is a fine product and not at all unorthodox. You did fine, but you need many more coats and keep up with it at least yearly. Looks nice.


Oh yeah, I'll never go that route...
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