SailNet Community - Search Results
Advanced Search
Showing results 1 to 25 of 81
Search took 0.06 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: SoulVoyage
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   04-30-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 10,682
Posted By SoulVoyage
I have to admit that I'm a sucker for a pretty...

I have to admit that I'm a sucker for a pretty gaff rigger....and that little Bob Perry design above is a pretty picture, indeed!! Can't say I understand why the fin keel on a gaffer...but I guess...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-13-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 3,156
Posted By SoulVoyage
I'm not sure how well they work. I've always had...

I'm not sure how well they work. I've always had my doubts. But I guess as long as it's not a sideways, wind-driven rain, they work ok.

They're sure ugly, though. A great way to ruin the nice...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-12-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,002
Posted By SoulVoyage
My Allied Seawind has the the roller-furling...

My Allied Seawind has the the roller-furling boom. The main reason I don't use it is because I use lazy-jacks.

I guess if I extended the two control lines for the lazy-jacks quite a bit, I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-07-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,247
Posted By SoulVoyage
No...the seawind referenced in Good Old Boat is...

No...the seawind referenced in Good Old Boat is the Allied Seawind II and the person with the '31' probably actually has the original Allied Seawind 30....which is sometimes called a 31 because it is...
Forum: Diesel   04-05-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,822
Posted By SoulVoyage
Seems like it would be a tight little engine for...

Seems like it would be a tight little engine for a Citroen 2CV :) :)

http://photo.netcarshow.com/Citroen-2CV_Spot_1976_photo_01.jpg
Forum: Boat Reviews   04-05-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 10,468
Posted By SoulVoyage
If you're in Washington state, I'd actually steer...

If you're in Washington state, I'd actually steer you toward a MUCH better 36...and built (crafted would be a better word) right in Port Townsend, Wa.

Cape George 36 cutter

...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-05-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 15,335
Posted By SoulVoyage
I could NOT disagree more. Many, many of the...

I could NOT disagree more.

Many, many of the families I've met that have decided to take their kids cruising have ended up with some of the most well-rounded, creative, sociable, fun-loving kids I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-05-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 8,472
Posted By SoulVoyage
I would invest in a set of ceramic knives. They...

I would invest in a set of ceramic knives. They are super sharp and don't need much sharpening.

Ditto on using a pressure-cooker without the weight and rubber ring for baking bread. Check the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-05-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,731
Posted By SoulVoyage
Any tips on cleaning diesel smoke stains off deck?

I checked the "search" bar on this question and didn't come up with anything, so I'llpost it:

My boat is lived aboard all year long, excepting a few weeks here or there when I go snowboarding or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-05-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,462
Posted By SoulVoyage
I think there must have been a translation...

I think there must have been a translation error...as except in very few instances, yachts aren't ships.

But the real situation at hand is that the somali pirates are extending their range both in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-05-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,303
Posted By SoulVoyage
Well....I paid $450 for my used 7'6" hypalon...

Well....I paid $450 for my used 7'6" hypalon Seaworthy without a motor and I think I got a good deal....so $800 or so for an Avon WITH engine that has been well-taken care of and in good shape would...
Forum: Electronics   04-05-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,938
Posted By SoulVoyage
There are only two ways to prevent the battery...

There are only two ways to prevent the battery fromn freezing during long periods below freezing (as this past winter was....and STILL is, in places):

1) Keep the battery working....cycling...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-05-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 4,085
Posted By SoulVoyage
Actually your idea of a Clam Cleat instead of a...

Actually your idea of a Clam Cleat instead of a standard 2-horn cleat isn't a bad idea.

When I bought my boat, it had some small standard 2-horn cleats on the shrouds that were always snagging...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-03-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 13,507
Posted By SoulVoyage
Nice looking dinghy! But the last time I had...

Nice looking dinghy!

But the last time I had my dinghy towed with a single painter, I lost the dinghy in a knock-down during a fast moving summer squall. Rescuing the dinghy at that time was the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-03-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 9,594
Posted By SoulVoyage
Heinzir and Sealover: Thanks for the info! ...

Heinzir and Sealover:

Thanks for the info! It's actuation looks similar to the new-fangled "sheet-Locks" that some boats are using now for their sheets and halyards led aft....only just for one...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-03-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 9,594
Posted By SoulVoyage
Sealover: You mentioned replacing your Tiller...

Sealover: You mentioned replacing your Tiller Tamer with a Wavefront TillerClutch. I never heard of that item. Does it work in the same fashion as the Tiller Tamer....but just more sturdier...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-09-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 3,297
Posted By SoulVoyage
118 ft schooner is the stuff of dreams....and...

118 ft schooner is the stuff of dreams....and also sometimes the stuff of nightmares.

I tend to give people the benefit of the doubt.

What's the big deal about having 4 gallons of gasoline...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-05-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,785
Posted By SoulVoyage
The raised platform was there originally as the...

The raised platform was there originally as the backing just for one cleat, which was in the center of the platform.

I've always thought it was a waste just to have one cleat on that big...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-04-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,785
Posted By SoulVoyage
I finally finished the installation of the twin...

I finally finished the installation of the twin bow cleats. Here is a pic (sorry for the fuzzy photo, I didn't realize it was fuzzy until after I uploaded):

Incidentally, I think my favorite...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-30-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,785
Posted By SoulVoyage
Thanks a lot, Sailingdog and Faster...that's...

Thanks a lot, Sailingdog and Faster...that's enough encouragement for me to make the right decision and install two cleats to replace the one.

Now I just have to think of what to do with the old...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-30-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 3,892
Posted By SoulVoyage
120 feet off the coast of Maine waiting for the...

120 feet off the coast of Maine waiting for the fog to lift. Dead calm night. Not enough battery to run the radar that night. Between chain and rope rode, I carry about 1200 feet total that I can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-30-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,785
Posted By SoulVoyage
Question: Two bow cleats or one?

My Allied Seawind has always had one beefy 12" bronze cleat behind the windlass. This one cleat has been the primary bow cleat for docklines, anchor snubber, etc.

My preference would actually...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-02-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 11,708
Posted By SoulVoyage
Anybody have any experience using the Pur 35...

Anybody have any experience using the Pur 35 watermaker? I would be interested in this one, because it can also be used in manual-mode, albeit FAR slower and lotsa work. I think the sell for $1800,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-02-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 4,306
Posted By SoulVoyage
Small DIESEL outboard?? 3 to 6 hp?

Anybody find any SMALL diesel outboards in the 3 to 6 hp range?

Would sure like to find an inexpensive small diesel outboard...as one of the reasons I row is so I don't have to have highly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-02-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,835
Posted By SoulVoyage
Yes....but remember, there is a definite limit to...

Yes....but remember, there is a definite limit to proper longwire length...I can't remember exact length, but maximum is like 100 ft or something I remember from when I used to mess around with...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 81

 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome