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Search: Posts Made By: oysterman23
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Glad I wasn't out sailing last night

Doesn't matter what you call it, the environment is not static, and either we accept that and accommodate to it, or die. Makes no difference really, a little death improves the species.[/QUOTE]
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 759
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Weird weird july weather.....

Well it'll subside into the usual Im sure. Ive got a short haul comin up to paint bottom and restore centerboard pennant...have redone sheaves and cable inside boat. Cant wait to have the board And...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 759
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Weird weird july weather.....

Hi Caleb and Murphy. Murph I too was a baymen into my midtwenties..interesting idea you brought up . Caleb The Narascatucks were going wild the other day just off Babylon Yacht Club during a race....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 759
Posted By oysterman23
Weird weird july weather.....

Couldnt find regional categories anymore so posted here. Im on south shore of Long Island NY. and am really surprised by the weather we have had the past couple weeks (as are other boaters I know) ....
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 4 Days Ago
Replies: 109
Views: 9,383
Posted By oysterman23
Re: How far are you from your sailboat?

10 minutes by car. Very lucky ![emoji569]
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Mainsail foot is not straight

Nicely said!
One of my mains is built this way....the "shelf" was often offered with a zipper to dump air when wind strengthened...
The flattening reef is actually a nice feature particularly when...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4,999
Views: 304,172
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Is this where we discuss the relative merits of local sailmaking for our ultralight submarines? Oh! And how to achieve neutral buoyancy while holding our neh new tech anchors with all chain...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 899
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Changing forward hatch direction

They are heavy bronze /chrome with stainless hinge pins. With another set of the deck mounts in the forward location the shift can be made.
I spend substantial amounts of time in the bay and do not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 899
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Changing forward hatch direction

Thanks to you all for your responses my primary motive in asking the question is still aimed at hearing if reversed hatches still do adequate ventilation. I am mindfull of the importance of secure...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 899
Posted By oysterman23
Changing forward hatch direction

Whenever it gets hot I open the forward hatch a crack and remind myself to drop it after setting sails. Too often I forget and either the genny sheets catch or some related cluster summons me forward...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 3,872
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Rediscovering one's "Self"

There's a fine bit of verbage performed with nice irony by Chief Dan George in "the Outlaw Josie Wales" refering to what the indians had done as they were repeatedly faced with white contempt and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Snapfurl CF500 Furling Jib Question!

I have a Snapfurl 500 on my Morgan 24. In the Snapfurl instructions they strongly emphasize "Only a good" #5 luff tape will work properly.....believe them...! and....no..... a #6 luff tape will not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Old mainsail design: "shelf and zipper"

Thanks for everyone's input it was as i suspected but did not have any comparative experience.

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By oysterman23
Old mainsail design: "shelf and zipper"

Hi listers. Anyone have experience with a boat once equipt with a mainsail with shelf and zipper?

Have you then gone on to use a loose footed main ?
Was the loose footed main better?
Or did...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,550
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Broke my cherry. Ran aground for the first time

I sail out of Babylon village just east of the village pool. White hull cream decks marked as m25 #160 but technically an m24. I am shooting east more and.more nice out there and have a niece out...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-06-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,550
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Broke my cherry. Ran aground for the first time

I ran aground last Sunday night while feeling my way through an important local shortcut that changes form each year known as Snakehill Channel (Great South Bay)
Made through the usual spots and...
Forum: News Feeds 06-03-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Coast Guard searches bay for survivors after sailboat sinks - Marin Independent J

If that unfortunate person was skipper of the boat too bad and regardless of circumstance it would seem unlikely we will learn much about the events leading up to the sinking...peace be..

Sent...
Forum: News Feeds 06-03-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Coast Guard searches bay for survivors after sailboat sinks - Marin Independent J

Sounds abit suspicious with no human involved in communications...someone steal and ditch the boat?

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-02-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,050
Posted By oysterman23
Re: 1982 Seafarer 37' (S37) left to me...needs TLC...fix or sell?

Im wirh Christian on this one...Seafarer made some fine boats (despite some online chat suggesting otherwise) built heavy hand layup they were spect out heavy. This is a McCurdy and Rhodes design. I...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-26-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Tall ship sinks off St Vincent! 23 May 2014

Obviously Aliens at work....

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Kerosene fuel as paint thinner

Yeah they have several motives at work....Napha is more volatile and often used when a quick set is desireable. Kero if used needs to be the highly refined grade. Good mineral spirits is compatible...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-24-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 4,552
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Incredible hull cleaner, dirt cheap and fast.

I have been using Totally Awesome (LA ) for a huge variety of things on boats and homes for years. The key to the product is to use it at the right concentration. It seldom needs to be used at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-12-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 735
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Forestay Sag and furling.....

Hi all

Masthead rig. Schaefer Snap furl .
On further study the p.o. seem not to have been willing to loosen furling drum to make stay adj. The aft (split) stay is not quite bottomed out. Time for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-12-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 735
Posted By oysterman23
Re: Forestay Sag and furling.....

Right. Do not have an adjuster on my split backstay yet but have picked one to go in this year. Realize furled sail unlikely to have much in shape so am eagerly awaitng a heavier 110 But Suspect the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-11-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 735
Posted By oysterman23
Forestay Sag and furling.....

After a fairly wild and gusty day on the bay (May 11) Mainsail with one reef in/ genoa furled with sheets adjusted to draw the foot and allow spill above....two words came in with me: Forestay...
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