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Search: Posts Made By: harmonic
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,132
Posted By harmonic
Re: Any Solo Sailors?

I mostly solo enjoy the solitude,you just have to think ahead and dont rush anything.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By harmonic
Re: Will 5 hp work on my 25 Catlina.

My old 26 foot keeler an old quarter tonner had a 5 horse honda on it ,and that was enough could cruise all day at 5 knots,more than ample to get you out sailing
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 108
Views: 5,193
Posted By harmonic
Re: Sugar scoop transom safety in big seas

Have delivered a sugar scooped yacht up the west coast of the north island,got 50 knots from astern,first wave tore the plywood stern doors out of her ,they were slip in ones,and second wave blew the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,425
Posted By harmonic
Re: Manual Toilet Questions

Have bailed out a few electric toilets so cant recommend them outlet hose too small,Jabsco make a great product I would buy a new one of them very simple and robust,just dont use too much paper and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 2,214
Posted By harmonic
Re: Do you have to be wealthy to own a sailing yacht?

owning one is easy maintaining one is what costs the big coin and if you dont maintain them they loose value fast.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 925
Posted By harmonic
Re: Docking under Sail - Beam reach approach

Sail in under a small headsail if your boat is controlable under it,go in slow and let sheet go when you can coast in,mainsail only is no good as you cant luff it if wind goes aft of your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 893
Posted By harmonic
Re: Outboard rudder and vane gears

Maybe a shiny one looks cooler.Im with you cant see the point.Lots of extra weight as well.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-13-2015
Replies: 64
Views: 19,718
Posted By harmonic
Re: Those new fangled Mantus Anchors..Bought One...Why

Hi smack I agree with you about the anchor looking good but how many times have you used it to get a comparison against any other anchor?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-08-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,668
Posted By harmonic
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-04-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,248
Posted By harmonic
Re: To stop pitching, no not horseshoes.

Usually I would change anchorages,Just saying.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-01-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 3,268
Posted By harmonic
Re: Sailing single handed best size, not brand

Problems on boats increase with size bigger boats bigger issues,I can store 3 months provisions on my 32 footer which is any amount,larger boats are more comfortable and sail faster.But the sails are...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-31-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,329
Posted By harmonic
Re: Celestial Navigation

Used to use CN 30 odd years ago then sat nav came along then gps,Have forgotten how to do sights now and miss it not one bit.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-28-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,089
Posted By harmonic
Re: Is rusty metal infectious??

best way to stop chain rusting is to use it a lot.Steel rusts a lot slower underwater.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-25-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 3,727
Posted By harmonic
Re: Greatest fear?

Getting run down by a ship is my greatest fear have had a close shave once they just dont see you.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-18-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 4,258
Posted By harmonic
Re: Sailing Alone Better?

I enjoy the complete freedom of single handing do what you want when you want reef early no one to tell you you are doing anything wrong,I also enjoy taking my kids sailing but find it tiring and a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-18-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 3,446
Posted By harmonic
Re: What is the most idiotic mistake you have made on a boat?

winched my old trailor sailor up onto trailor when it wasnt straight on thought rollers would pull her around no ,a roller punched hole through hull.Winched her on straight next time .
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 6,446
Posted By harmonic
Re: Whats your best bit of kit??

My garmin chartplotter is my favorite toy no DR no sextant sight and tables while feeling seasick,just follow the purple line.Second is my Aires windvane best crew ever no arguements or answering...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-04-2015
Replies: 117
Views: 5,455
Posted By harmonic
Re: Bluewater with no engine?

Sailing amongst reefs and entering passages is hard enough without a motor unless you are very experienced.If I was you I would pass plenty of good cheap running boats elsewhere.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-02-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,030
Posted By harmonic
Re: Trailer Sailer centerboard !!&%$^$@%$^???

You could use spectra instead of wire it wont rust out like steel,you could jack your boat up on a flat area pull the trailor out and do it on dry land,have done this once with a hartly 18
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-18-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By harmonic
Re: Bowsprits and bobstays at a mooring

I have a 10 foot length of anchor rope shackled to the base of my bobstay I use it when anchoring so my chain doesnt rub on my bobstay and keep me awake,I just lash it to my anchor chain and let it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-11-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 410
Posted By harmonic
Aires windvane

Does anyone know how heavy the counterweight is on the standard model,I have just bought one with it missing,Cheers Dan
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-09-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 10,907
Posted By harmonic
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

Try not to get too tired get as much sleep as you can when you can.Dont push your boat hard and reef early.I drag a sleeping bag out into my cockpit and cat nap on deck,when its not too rough.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-20-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 5,106
Posted By harmonic
Re: Really, $1000.00 for foulies?

I bought a heavy duty waterproof jacket from a store which supplys fishing boats with there wet weather gear my jacket with heavy duty welded seams cost about 100 bucks,Keeps me 100 percent dry will...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 10-28-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 815
Posted By harmonic
Re: Challenge the norm

I once had the same theory whats all this extra lead in my bilge needed for it will just slow me down,so I took it out,next time out sailing got hit by a gust and the mast head was in the water it...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-27-2014
Replies: 1,854
Views: 188,166
Posted By harmonic
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

With the two furlers up forward there would be no reason to go forward while under way,so the dink isnt really an issue.My system is the same for coastal cruising only roll up dink for offshore.I...
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