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Search: Posts Made By: bblument
Forum: Learning to Sail 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 3,530
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Does a sailboat need a travler?

Do you need a traveler - no. But lets look at the entire setup for a moment. When adjusting a sail you have three objectives:

1. To adjust the "draft." This is the center of effort of the sail and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 6,475
Posted By FSMike
Re: Give AIS a rest

If you are under sail you are going to be on either port tack or starboard tack regardless of whether you are on a run or close hauled or any other point of sail.
Which tack you are on is determined...
Forum: Pearson 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By CalebD
Re: P26 Sanitation Vent Location

Having read Peggy Hall's book(let) on "Eliminating boat odors"...
There are a few things to consider.

Ideally your vent line will be as straight and short as possible. This can be difficult on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,940
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Downwind Sailing

As noted above, sailing deeper than a broad reach is all about projected area. If your gennaker is larger than your main you are likely to go faster with the main down and just the gennaker up.


...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,940
Posted By Tempest
Re: Downwind Sailing

Simply put, it sounds like you were over-powered with too much sail up. The mainsail wants to drive you upwind and you have apply alot of helm ( rudder) to keep your heading downwind. Reefing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-11-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By hriehl1
Re: jib sheets + clew

Start with a 30 +/- inch rope for the tail at each jib's clew.

Attach to the clew with an estar hitch, making each jib's permanently attached tail. A bowline would probably do as well as the estar...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-09-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By hriehl1
I have a 2 foot long tail permanently attached to...

I have a 2 foot long tail permanently attached to the clew of each headsail with an estar hitch (modified buntline hitch). The jibsheet is one continuous line, with the clew-tail tied to the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 3,937
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Pros and cons for a double ender/Canoe Stern

I apologize in advance that this is quite long and I worte it for another purpose but it is a detailed discussion of double enders which starts with a bit of history.

When you look at really old...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-07-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 760
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Rigging question….

Barry--

I suggest the caulk simply because water is a particularly effective/aggressive solvent and particularly so if one is moored in an area where one's rig is likely to be exposed to soot or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-06-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,734
Posted By PaulinVictoria
Re: single-hand: best time raise/lower jib?

I always raised the main directly into wind (slugs get stuck otherwise), then turned off onto a very close haul on starboard tack. Tighten the port sheet up a bit (not too much) and hoist the jib. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-04-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By DGA
Re: Help installing a line boom vang

1, 45 degrees will give you the best boom pull for the least effort from you. 2, not always a good idea to try to bolt something tightly through a hollow section such as a boom. Better to use large...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-28-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 848
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Headset Communicators?

David--

We sail a 42' yacht and are moored in a basin that is very tight and so requires deft handling. Initially, my wife refused to take the wheel at all until we were well clear of the marina....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,097
Posted By Shinook
Re: Another fatal attempt at "Youngest to circumnavigate"

Regarding instrument flying...

Flying instruments really isn't that hard, but it takes a lot of proficiency and training to get used to the environment. In general aviation, there are a LOT of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-21-2014
Replies: 86
Views: 4,259
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Tiller or Wheel for Solo?

Your comments are very valid, and relevant to the discussion at hand. I personally welcome and am interested in your comments and would have even if they did not essentially concur with my own. ;)
...
Forum: Pearson 07-21-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By Stumble
Re: P26 Genoa track and cars

I sounds like some sort of hash up by a PO, or a weird installation. Track ends are supposed to be removable, and with a minimum of fuss, but obviously that doesn't sound like what you have.

My...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-04-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 3,991
Posted By Alden68
Re: What is proper dingy etiquette?

Bb assuming your boat in either on a mooring or at a slip you can and should leave your motor up. The motor does not want to be immersed in salt water for long periods of time.

Now, if your p 26...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-04-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 3,991
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: What is proper dingy etiquette?

On a long term dingy dock, motors are all up.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-30-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By krazzz
Re: Cradle question

Yes, there are a lot of guys who have mobile units mounted on their trucks. It would be very basic fabricating. Without seeing it I would think it could be done in an hour or two.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-27-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 3,505
Posted By DonScribner
Re: First Accident What Did I Do Wrong?

Caberg has a bit of an edge but he follows my train of thought. Do you need classes, years of careful mentoring, thousands of dollars in gadgets, years spent on a sunfish on a lake feeling the boat....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-02-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 4,435
Posted By Tempest
Re: Rediscovering one's "Self"

In case you missed this speech; it seems to fit here.

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-22-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Flat glass into curved frames Pearson 26

Are we talking glass or plastic here? Plastic (polycarbonate, acrylic) . . . bend away. Don't heat it, just bend it. It's formulated to be cold formed. Glass, even tempered glass has more give...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-03-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By Alex W
Re: p26 portlights

The correct fix there is to make a new plywood core insert that fits around the window cutout into that gap. There probably was such a filler originally, but it has either rotted or fallen out.

...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 10-17-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 2,798
Posted By Cruisingdad
Signatures

As of today, all signatures which reflect a political stance will need to be removed. THis includes gun control, political party affiliations, I hate Obama, I hate republicans, etc.

Keep the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-15-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By nolatom
Re: More beginning sailing technique questions

Re para 1, use tape on the turnbuckles for a start, then decide later what's "perfect". the little "wheel" your buddy's using is probably a roller to prevent the jib from dragging across the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-22-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,141
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: PC Chartplotter advice?

My paper chart / existing non-chart-plotter gps, back up system. Used for route planning and back up system under way.

Old laptop (Dell Studio 1535) $0.00
8gb usb stick $10.00
GlobalSat BU353-S4...
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