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Search: Posts Made By: Cope44
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 650
Posted By Cope44
Re: question for swing keel sailors

On my boat Cat 22 I dont notice any loss of speed with the keel down while motoring.
I lower the keel as soon as I clear the jetty and leave it down untill I pull back onto the trailer.
The motion...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 5,295
Posted By Cope44
Re: Movies with a lot sailing

I postwd this in the other thread and am surprised no one mentioned it.

Drum- an extraordinary adventure.

All real, all sailing, just plane epic.

watch it free on u tube
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-13-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 10,849
Posted By Cope44
Re: sailing movies / video suggestions?

The documentary about SV DRUM (Sydney-Hobart race) on youtube.
If you havent seen it yet, Its a must see.
Fillmed in the 80s so lots a half naked dudes in mustaches so your better half will like...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-10-2014
Replies: 1,048
Views: 232,911
Posted By Cope44
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

Lake Tahoe on sunday.
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj256/cope44/5C653723-A4BA-4832-A27D-48590E8F1EF9-3611-0000086B7F9D4DC9_zps5d80d5de.jpg
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-28-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By Cope44
A question?

This is for the mods mostly. (and anyone interested in current weather in their region)
Can we have a section on weather sites and how to read them?

On my phone I have the NOAA Lake weather...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-28-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 1,763
Posted By Cope44
Re: Standing Rigging tight enough?

Thanks Stumble.
That is a well writen answer.
So get the mast in coloum at the dock (on trailer in my case) then tack while watching leward shrouds, Tack back over and tighten leward shrouds then...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-28-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 1,763
Posted By Cope44
Re: Standing Rigging tight enough?

I hope this is not considered a thread jack but here goes..

I understand that all rigs are different as are all boats so..
I just finished rebedding my chain plates and refreshing the turnbuckels...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-23-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 3,874
Posted By Cope44
Re: Yacht capsizes on launch

"comb the desert"


"man we aint found shi#"
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-20-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,762
Posted By Cope44
Re: Worst Event During a Sail

I had a bellow water line throught hull drain line break. All of a sudden my feet are wet then I realise there is water coming UP throught the cockpit drains. Those manual bilge pumps sure move...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-12-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,511
Posted By Cope44
Re: Sailing Knives and Multi-tools!!! Show 'em off here!

my set up uses the lanyard and a belt clip.
left leg goes through lanyard and belt clip goes over shorts. This way when you "pull" the knife even if you garab and pull VS deploy with thumb and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-12-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,511
Posted By Cope44
Re: Sailing Knives and Multi-tools!!! Show 'em off here!

C..R.K.T, Ed Halligan Neck P.E.C.K.
It wont rust, wont ever fall out of my pocket while swimming or diving. Is wicked sharp and weighs almost nothing. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By Cope44
Re: Good depth finder for Cat 22 with no drilling

It is a toilet wax ring seal. Any local plumber should be able to sort you out with one or two. smash them up like clay puddy in your hands untill warm and soft then press the transducer in while...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-22-2014
Replies: 2,176
Views: 130,315
Posted By Cope44
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

I got some questions about fishing from a sail boat.
What do you do once you have a hook up? Do you heave to, or just drag that sucker in on heavy gear?
What sail handling techniques are you folks...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-18-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,093
Posted By Cope44
Re: Main anchor question.

One of the greatest things about this country is that you can do as you like with your time and I can do as I like with mine. I want to sail and that requires a boat that is where I left it.

So...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,093
Posted By Cope44
Re: Main anchor question.

Sorry I got that wrong. I was thinking of two anchors off the bow in a roughly 45Deg. angle with my "main" anchor facing prevailing wind and waves (SW) and my secondary anchor (Normaly stern anchor)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,093
Posted By Cope44
Re: Main anchor question.

The boat weighs @2500LBs.

No caribiner, I think what your looking at is a forged ring build into the anchor.
The connections are saftie wired with spliced thimbels.

Ill look into new quality...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,093
Posted By Cope44
Re: Main anchor question.

so the heavier shorter chain should hold better than the much longer much lighter chain?

What makes the anchor on the left worse than the one on the right? The left one seems just a tad heavier.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,093
Posted By Cope44
Re: Main anchor question.

Dont know why I put 10mm the small chain is 1/4"
I only sail on a lake so no tide. I normaly anchor in 15-20 feet of water with soft sand and a few large rocks.
I would like to anchor out...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,093
Posted By Cope44
Main anchor question.

I have two anchors on my boat. Both seem to weigh @20LBs and are the same style.
The one I use as my "main" has 190' of 3/8" polly line and 53' 10MM light chain.

My stern anchor has 120' of 7MM...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-14-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 4,576
Posted By Cope44
Re: Lake sailors?

Ill bite at this one. I dont post just lurk mostly but I do sail on a lake.
I sail on Lake Tahoe. Its beautifull but....Its a dang pain in the but. The lake is SO over controled its crazy. If you...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-07-2009
Replies: 227
Views: 28,135
Posted By Cope44
Yeah I'll bet a chevy mustang could get...

Yeah I'll bet a chevy mustang could get expensive....

Ford
First On Race Day, Or any thing else you can think of.

Ok back to topic.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-07-2009
Replies: 227
Views: 28,135
Posted By Cope44
Zang, I almost missed the party. My thoughts...

Zang, I almost missed the party.

My thoughts are most folks here who sell their boats will do so for more than they paid. Everyone on this site has love for their boat. We come here to learn about...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-05-2009
Replies: 576
Views: 68,020
Posted By Cope44
:cool: :cool:

:cool: :cool:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-05-2009
Replies: 576
Views: 68,020
Posted By Cope44
Yeah, You could leave out the "I'm a bad ass"...

Yeah, You could leave out the "I'm a bad ass" part, But we all know you are. If not a bad ass, A GOOD machinist, and I think the rest of My proposed title was correct. Like I said, I wish I had...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-05-2009
Replies: 576
Views: 68,020
Posted By Cope44
As I watch this thread progress, I think you...

As I watch this thread progress, I think you should have named this thread "I'm a bad ass machinist" Who is not a sailor, but a fast learner and who wants to improve every aspect of my current boat,...
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