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Search: Posts Made By: Roger Long
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-12-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By Roger Long
Danger of Windlassless Anchoring

Vibro is increasing in the waterway. See:

Danger of Windlessless Anchoring - SailboatOwners.com (http://forums.sbo.sailboatowners.com/showthread.php?t=157126&#post1065338)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-26-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 2,460
Posted By Roger Long
Re: what kind of headwind should a sailboat be able to motor through?

That sounds like classic over propping but is would be very hard to get a sailboat that over propped since the propeller diameter is usually limited. Your prop would look pretty unusual, 4 blades,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-24-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 2,460
Posted By Roger Long
Re: what kind of headwind should a sailboat be able to motor through?

Is that 2300 RPM with the throttle right up against the stops? Check the linkage to be sure the lever in the cockpit is moving the lever on the engine the full distance.

If so, that is your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-19-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,769
Posted By Roger Long
Re: Most of you know how I feel about waving, right?

I've was wondering why people seem to be waving so much less. I finally figured it out. They are talking on their cell phones.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-18-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 277
Posted By Roger Long
Fun With Traditional Small Boats

Pictures and video here of the 2013 TSCA Small Reach Regatta

TSCA Small Reach Regatta Photos - SailboatOwners.com (http://forums.sbo.sailboatowners.com/showthread.php?t=155584)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-18-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,063
Posted By Roger Long
Re: Delta Anchor won't set.

I used a 22 lb Delta for six years from Halifax, NS to Coco, FL and was very happy with it. 32 foot sailboat, boat length of chain, and nylon rode. I only dragged in very soft bottoms.

However,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 2,401
Posted By Roger Long
Re: Questions about standoff distance and narrow channels

The most important point made in this thread yet IMAO. Few concepts are less well understood on the water; even among those who can quote the rules chapter and verse.

The vessel thought by many...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-11-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 2,401
Posted By Roger Long
Re: Questions about standoff distance and narrow channels

Of course, there are the official rules and the "real" rules. In the ICW, where sailboats are powerboats 99% of the time, the head to head passing rule is that the powerboat gets the center or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 2,990
Posted By Roger Long
Re: anchoring story ... your opinion sought

$20 like $200 for him? You must be fabulously wealthy for the typical cruiser or person hanging around this forum.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2013
Replies: 93
Views: 13,840
Posted By Roger Long
Re: 70' Hylas grounded, dismasted in Penobscot Bay...

Excellent point, one of the best to come out of the whole thread.

I'll bet dollars to donuts though that the next skipper will be less experienced. The insurance company will probably insist on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2013
Replies: 93
Views: 13,840
Posted By Roger Long
Re: 70' Hylas grounded, dismasted in Penobscot Bay...

Not to speculate, which would be upsetting to many here as well as a violation of Internet etiquette; but to point out an illusion that has almost gotten me in trouble in a couple of other places:
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-07-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,029
Posted By Roger Long
Re: Document or register my vessel?

Not in my case and I don't think this is correct. I documented a 1980 vessel in 2007 and had the document a week after I started the process. All I had to show was the title from Michigan where I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-07-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By Roger Long
Re: 12 volt AGM batts. worth it ?

Here is Mainsail's take on AGM's:

AGM Batteries - Making The Choice - SailboatOwners.com (http://forums.sbo.sailboatowners.com/showthread.php?t=124973)

Lots of other good stuff on regulators...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By Roger Long
Re: Keel cooling

Keel cooling is on the list of things I would like to do with my boat since I have a RW cooled engine. It's the least troublesome form of FW cooling there is.

For a sailboat, you would want to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,385
Posted By Roger Long
Re: I shall wear a scarlet P on my chest

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By Roger Long
Re: oil in bilge

The powder that consists of dried, dormant bacteria that come to life in water and eat the oil work better and faster than you can believe. West Marine usually doesn't carry them in jars but you can...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-15-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,205
Posted By Roger Long
Re: Replace cotter pins with welding rod

YMMV, as always. However, the locknuts are counter to basic engineering since any strain on the rigging will be in the direction that will loosen them. I'm sure they work most of the time.

For...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-15-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,205
Posted By Roger Long
Re: Replace cotter pins with welding rod

My practice and experience as well.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-14-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,205
Posted By Roger Long
Re: Replace cotter pins with welding rod

Locknuts create significant risk of galling the threads if tight enough to rely on. Heavy rigging strains will stretch the turnbuckle enough to let the locknut loosen and turn. To prevent this, you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-11-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,205
Posted By Roger Long
Re: Replace cotter pins with welding rod

You are. I've taken up a couple of turns on mine with no need to re-bend. I've also re-bent to accommodate a new length very quickly with a pair of needle nose pliers.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-11-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,205
Posted By Roger Long
Re: Replace cotter pins with welding rod

I've done this for the last 25,000 odd miles and it has worked great. There is some further discussion of it here with a photo of Rod Stephens and details of his cotter pin recommendations.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-11-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 4,470
Posted By Roger Long
Re: Need Opinion: Chart plotter, north up or course up?

I think the real issue with GPS only it that you use it differently when you don't know basic navigation. It's a well known principle in computers that mistakes are more likely to happen when someone...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 07-11-2013
Replies: 195
Views: 16,810
Posted By Roger Long
Re: 6 Americans, 1 Brit vanish at sea

How could he possibly be right? NONE of us here could be "right" with the information currently.

The process of speculation can contribute to the safety of all of us it done properly. However,...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 07-11-2013
Replies: 195
Views: 16,810
Posted By Roger Long
Re: 6 Americans, 1 Brit vanish at sea

For the record: I have never, nor do I now, question your intelligence or your ability to cut and paste following a Google search. Keep it up with the searching, it is a useful skill although the...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 07-11-2013
Replies: 195
Views: 16,810
Posted By Roger Long
Re: 6 Americans, 1 Brit vanish at sea

I feel on reason to doubt that the old engine seen was the one being removed for reasons stated earlier.

The wood structure visible in the engine photos is perhaps the best looking I've ever seen...
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