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Search: Posts Made By: jimkyle99
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-25-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2,300
Posted By jimkyle99
Re: Precision Sails or North Direct.....

I bought a sail from Precision this winter and I would not again. While we were in the hard sell phase they said it would ship in three week, maybe four. It took ten weeks and at that they shipped it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-15-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 798
Posted By jimkyle99
Re: LED color

I recently bought a masthead tricolor-with-anchor light, which came with two different LED bulbs. It said to use the warm light in the tricolor and the cool light for the anchor light. I assume the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-14-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 3,308
Posted By jimkyle99
Re: sailing on 'headsail'

I think my answer is in here some place:(1) If I went down to the dock and found the wind was +25kns in my face my next move would be to check the dock lines and head back to the coffee shop with my...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-13-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 3,308
Posted By jimkyle99
Re: sailing on 'headsail'

No offence taken. I'll consider what you said and do some research. But I'm having trouble imagining the conditions where spilling reefed main and a jib is not a better balanced plan than jib alone....
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-13-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 3,308
Posted By jimkyle99
Re: sailing on 'headsail'

In my boat at least, a mast-head sloop with a fin keel, sailing with head sail alone is a downwind exercise. It is impossible to sail higher than about 90' to the wind and therefore almost impossible...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-10-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 2,607
Posted By jimkyle99
Re: Boat naming conventions

"Nothing that sounds stupid or confusing on the radio."

You mean like "Daisy May" or "Sweet Cutie" (that's a joke Guys)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-10-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 2,607
Posted By jimkyle99
Boat naming conventions

Somewhere else there's an ongoing thread about odd boat names and that raised a question for me about traditional boat names. The US Navy have their names by class of ship and commercial ships seem...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-28-2013
Replies: 166
Views: 8,878
Posted By jimkyle99
Re: Nothing has changed in 50 years...many sailors still can't navigate...

"I could use suggestions as to what books would be best or even adequate on the
subject of navigation. Almost all the books on line are from used book sellers."

There's a lot of good...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-09-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,426
Posted By jimkyle99
Re: Halyard Slap

Are you sure it's the halyards that are slapping and not the wiring inside the mast? That's a little tougher problem to solve but possible the next time you un-step the mast.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-19-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1,575
Posted By jimkyle99
Re: Uses for totally shot sail?

Make anoraks (pullover windbreaker) out of the material.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-14-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,062
Posted By jimkyle99
Re: sideways on anchor?

I have a similar boat that also likes to hunt at anchor. If the waves are not large you can anchor off the stern quarter. That is bring the rode back to a stern cleat and let the boat ride stern...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-14-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 930
Posted By jimkyle99
Re: What would you call this type of rig?

Topsail gaff-rigged cutter?
It needs a mizzen mast to be a topsail schooner.
I'm guessing here.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-12-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,750
Posted By jimkyle99
Re: Tanker Dismasts Sailboat

Who is suing whom? Surely the tanker didn't suffer damages and from just that video the sailboat doesn't appear to have much of a case. What was the outcome of the trial?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-06-2013
Replies: 173
Views: 26,928
Posted By jimkyle99
Re: Violent attack, Cruisers injured, St Vincent & Grenadines, Union Island

For what it's worth that grillwork on the companionway looks like it wouldn't stop a determined dog let alone a 230lb pissed-off felon. One good pull and it's gong to jump out of its tracks. I would...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-04-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1,180
Posted By jimkyle99
Re: Deviation

"There also is a DIY option and much info on google"

If you're into paper there is a pretty good description of how to swing the compass in the two sailing bibles Chapman's Pilotage and Annapolis...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By jimkyle99
Re: Sextant only illegal!

From the SOLAS website:
"The SOLAS Convention in its successive forms is generally regarded as the most important of all international treaties concerning the safety of merchant ships."
"Flag...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-29-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 11,779
Posted By jimkyle99
Re: We're getting hosed

Still worth reading or re-reading as the case may be.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-28-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,352
Posted By jimkyle99
Re: Cradle with wheels?

I have a 22' keel boat (2600lb dry) and the cradle sits on a standard tandem flatbed trailer, and there is lots of them around. I have thought bolting the cradle to a skeletonized farm wagon would...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-27-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By jimkyle99
Re: Polarity of LED lights

They should be diode protected against a reverse voltage any way but yes, red = hot (+), black = ground (-)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-20-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,007
Posted By jimkyle99
Re: Storage of firearms on board

By way of partially answering my own question this is from the Oregon Hunter Safety Course (my state). "The same rules apply as when transporting firearms in a vehicle—unload and case firearms...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-20-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,007
Posted By jimkyle99
Storage of firearms on board

In one of the other forums it was stated that during a USCG safety inspection they were asked if there were guns on board, which raised the questions: why would they ask, and what are the laws about...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-16-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 5,029
Posted By jimkyle99
Re: Buying a Cruiser

I don't disagree with you. I guess when I think of a blue-water boat I think of something 50 feet long and built like a bathyscaph.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-14-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 5,029
Posted By jimkyle99
Re: Buying a Cruiser

I've been looking with much the same criteria for nine months, until I'm getting cross eyed. The April 09 issue of practical Sailor has a comparison of "Affordable Cruising Sailboats over 35 feet and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2013
Replies: 131
Views: 6,661
Posted By jimkyle99
Re: Do you use dinghy lights?

I know this is going to make me sound like a bitch but for those of you arguing about the rules - buy a copy of the Navigation Rules (West Marine $10) and read Part C.
For those of you arguing about...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-26-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 4,691
Posted By jimkyle99
Re: Know the rules!

Rule 5 requires a proper lookout. It does not require a separate lookout in addition to the helmsman.
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