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Search: Posts Made By: jgsteven
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-11-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 730
Posted By jgsteven
Finally found what I was looking for, which is...

Finally found what I was looking for, which is cheap and looks nice.

Beckson Marine makes a "External Rain Shield" for their opening ports, which fits my needs perfectly. I thought I would post...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-11-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,142
Posted By jgsteven
Just to follow up, the fill & re-drill with...

Just to follow up, the fill & re-drill with thickened epoxy her held great for the last three months, and I think I am good to go (since the original job failed after only about 3 hours under...
Forum: San Fran Bay 09-11-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 4,607
Posted By jgsteven
Well, we completed out Napa Winery cruise over a...

Well, we completed out Napa Winery cruise over a slightly extended labor day weekend. Thanks to all who responded and helped! A few useful things we learned:

1. Napa Valley Marina is a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-30-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By jgsteven
Video of replicate wooden ship burning

It looks like a replica of an East India company ship burned in the Netherlands the other day.

What I found most interesting was the way the vessel dismasted in this video:

YouTube - NOS...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-15-2009
Replies: 199
Views: 96,513
Posted By jgsteven
Quote from the company owner

I was just thinking again about these boats and reading the comments here, and I think this quote sums it up well:

--
As for its seaworthiness, Roger MacGregor said, “The 26 was designed for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-15-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,200
Posted By jgsteven
pads

Those are the same as my two rules for new guests, except I usually add a third: 'no paper down the marine head' :) -- the safety angle is that if they clogged the head I would be fairly likely to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-12-2009
Replies: 199
Views: 96,513
Posted By jgsteven
Mac 26x website

You are probably thinking of this site:

Cruising Log of the Murrelet (http://www.eskimo.com/~mighetto/murrelet.htm)

I would take some of his analysis with a grain of salt, however. I find the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-11-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By jgsteven
Older boats

Hello! First of all, good luck on your search.

Two bits of advice from having searched for and purchased a boat of similar vintage recently (although slightly smaller at 32'):

1. Seller's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-08-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 5,061
Posted By jgsteven
Red face Ahh! Thanks for the tip, because thats just what...

Ahh! Thanks for the tip, because thats just what I was planning to do...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-08-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 5,061
Posted By jgsteven
I am not familiar with a 'jib net'. Could you...

I am not familiar with a 'jib net'. Could you explain?

(reflecting today's economy, when I searched for the term google thought I wanted a 'job net'...)

--
JOe
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-08-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 5,061
Posted By jgsteven
To downhaul or not to downhaul

To take the sails down I usually head into the wind, drop the jib, tie-off the jib, drop the main, then flake and tie off the main.

In extremely windy conditions (~30 kts) the jib tends to 'fly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-08-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 5,061
Posted By jgsteven
Arrow Good idea or not: Downhaul for hank-on jib

Hello!

I am working on a way to better handle my hank on jib in heavy weather. A recent experience trying to take it down in heavy winds which found me spread eagle on the foredeck and repeatedly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-05-2009
Replies: 420
Views: 50,454
Posted By jgsteven
Under 35

I'm 30, and just purchased my first large boat (32') about a year ago. Of course, the boat is older than I am... :)

I think in addition to the 'would rather video game' factor, economics plays a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-04-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,142
Posted By jgsteven
Question Advice for repair of tiller pilot->tiller connection

The 'pin' in my tiller where the arm of the Raymarine SmartPilot X-5 connects to the tiller has come loose. It appears the force of the tiller drive on the pin acted like a lever and the force on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 9,110
Posted By jgsteven
Home Depot stove fuel

I have always used Home Depot denatured alcohol in my Origo 3000 stove as well, with no problems.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-18-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 3,566
Posted By jgsteven
Okay guys, its not all bad

I feel like I should chime in here in light of all the negative talk about fixing up boats. I bought a 32' boat from 1969 about a year ago for $8000 and have been fixing her. Yes, its a lot of work...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-31-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 15,726
Posted By jgsteven
By furring strip, do you mean epoxying a strip of...

By furring strip, do you mean epoxying a strip of board to the boat to screw the panels into?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-31-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 15,726
Posted By jgsteven
No - I really didn't want to do it myself,...

No - I really didn't want to do it myself, because of time and space concerns. Thats why the FRP home depot was selling was attractive.

I am only using white for the ceiling to reflect more light...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-31-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 15,726
Posted By jgsteven
panel link

Hmm, I couldn't find it at the home depot website either (but they have them in the store!). Its exactly like this:

Structoglas and Structodecor Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Panel (F.R.P.) -...
Forum: San Fran Bay 03-31-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 4,607
Posted By jgsteven
Found it!

It was *sail* magazine, not *sailing* magazine. (yes, I should have read the post better).

The article is available online at:

Wine Country Cruising...
Forum: San Fran Bay 03-31-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 4,607
Posted By jgsteven
I can't find that article on the web for the life...

I can't find that article on the web for the life of me. Does anyone remember what magazine and month it was?

Thanks,

--
Joe
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-31-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 15,726
Posted By jgsteven
FRP panels from home depot in marine applications?

Hello,

I am replacing some of the interior paneling (currently a 1/8 in thick painted wood paneling covering the fiberglass in the salon and v-berth ceiling) in my boat.

When I was looking for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-27-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 2,586
Posted By jgsteven
Results

Hello all, and thanks for your replies.

I ended up getting the Raymarine SmartPilot X-5 because of integrated gyro (as mentioned here). I just finished using it for almost 4 full days of sailing...
Forum: San Fran Bay 03-27-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 4,607
Posted By jgsteven
Sailing Napa and Drinking Wine?

Hello,

I normally berth and sail in the South SF Bay, with occasional overnights up to the city. I was interested in sailing up Napa river, getting some guest dockage/moorage, and touring (and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-03-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 730
Posted By jgsteven
Question Where to find stainless drip guard?

Hi sailnet,

I am looking for a cheap little part that SOMEBODY has got to make, but I can't find one for sale anywhere.

The part I am looking for is a little stainless steel drip guard about...
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