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Search: Posts Made By: Starlite
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-11-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 1,361
Posted By Starlite
Anyone ever heard of or used

Never heard of it, but here''s the manufacturer''s home page URL --

Fair Winds --
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-22-2002
Replies: 16
Views: 6,573
Posted By Starlite
Excessive weather helm?

The previous answer is correct, but only part of the picture. To ''balance'' the weather helm, you need to either lessen the sail area on your main, or increase it on your head sail. Obviously, if...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-18-2002
Replies: 15
Views: 24,637
Posted By Starlite
How to tie up to a mooring

Those large bouys can be problematic. Typically, you''ll find them in transient municipal mooring areas. Anytime you pick up a mooring, it takes a little faith that the equipment is sound, and that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-17-2002
Replies: 21
Views: 6,424
Posted By Starlite
MacGregor 26

I''ve seen several postings about the MacGregor 26 power/sail boat here on SailNet, and thought I''d post about what happened here (in VT) on July 4th.

After watching the fireworks on a borrowed...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-17-2002
Replies: 15
Views: 24,637
Posted By Starlite
How to tie up to a mooring

Chaffing becomes a big issue, especially if you''re running a line through the spliced loop. It''s a nice idea that the pull from the rode would balance, but it will eventually saw through the line....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-28-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 1,847
Posted By Starlite
Used Mainsails

Thanks to everyone who''s replied (both here, and by other methods). After doing a bunch of research, I did purchase a nearly new, fully battened mainsail from Bacon ($395). Many thanks go to Gavin...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-24-2002
Replies: 3
Views: 1,847
Posted By Starlite
Used Mainsails

It was destined to happen -- the old mainsail on my 30+ year old boat finally blew out. As I don''t want to spend $1K on a boat that''s valued at less than $4K, I''m shopping for a used one.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-18-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 4,774
Posted By Starlite
1981 Honda 9.9, 4 stroke o/b, Idle problem

I have a mid-80''s 7.5 Honda, and two observations I''ve made:

1> It doesn''t like bad gas. Even a small amount of water makes it cranky.

2> This year, I found the rivets in the ignition/cam...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-18-2002
Replies: 11
Views: 4,229
Posted By Starlite
Need Tips on Interior Mold

I tried a ''Hints from Helonise" solution for my annual mold problem this year, and found it worked particularly well -- white vinegar. Cut a quart into a gallon of water, and was amazed how quickly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-18-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 657
Posted By Starlite
Head Refurb or Buy New?

A replacement seal for the Wil-Crit is a pretty inexpensive repair. I too, had a 30+ year old Bydon Boy, which the pump and joker were completely shot. It was $50+ for the full rebuild kit, but I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-18-2002
Replies: 19
Views: 2,207
Posted By Starlite
anchor systems - length of chain?

MaryBeth makes a good point.

It depends on a number of factors:
-- Length and displacement of your boat.
-- Where you sail, and the type of bottom you''re going to anchor (rocks and coral will...
Forum: Chartering 06-16-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 14,270
Posted By Starlite
Sailing the waters of Lake Champlain

OK, so it''s been a year since you posted your question about Lake Champlain on Sailnet. I don''t know if you ever got a response, or have made it to the lake, but I thought I''d answer anyway.

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