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Search: Posts Made By: bblument
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Perfect gift for the navigator in your life

You abbreviated!!! Shame on you!

http://worldwar1atsea.net/Index-NavalMisc-CompassRose.jpg

I, myself, prefer the cushion. :p its comfortable to sit on while the Auto Pilot gets NMEA sentences...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By RichH
Re: Boom bail P26

Try to arrange so that the bail is 'as close as possible' to the boom. This will prevent any tendency for the through-bolt to move back and forth in the bore holes of the boom which will tend to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 287
Views: 15,756
Posted By flyingwelshman
Found footage

One of the common complaints about this topic over at SA is that the video is 'boring'.

I was able to piece together snippets from the original video in hopes of livening the thing up a bit.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-07-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,187
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: I had to cut away my anchor :(

We used the same mount on our Cal 2-29 for 20+ years to mount a Fortress FX16 without difficulty. We originally used a length of Velcro to lock the Palm in the mount. Later, I drilled a 3/16" hole...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-04-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,861
Posted By asdf38
Re: Dinghy and Engine Choices

I went through a few iterations trying to find the right dingy for my Contessa 26.

I've had an $80 "Sevylor Fish Hunter 3-Person" since I bought the boat. This fits comfortably in a locker in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-03-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,000
Posted By capta
Re: Deck Fittings?

Barry,
It's what I've been using since the early 60's, without a failure of any kind. I read about the butyl when I first saw it discussed on here but honestly, I haven't tried it. I have never said...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-01-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,798
Posted By tschmidty
Re: Whisker pole?

JonEisberg, that's great info.

for the OP, I'd certainly just go with the pole you are looking at. It has a straight spike at the end which you just run through the clew, no clipping in necessary....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-01-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,798
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Whisker pole?

Sorry, I think that's a bad idea... And frankly, I don't see how it's possible on anything but smaller boats, in the most benign conditions...




Well, I just watched the first couple of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-30-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,798
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Whisker pole?

I'm sure glad I didn't see the Sailnet store listing, because that pole is exactly what I have on my 25' boat, and I'm glad I bought it four years ago.


Don't sell yourself short. You're asking...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-30-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,798
Posted By weinie
Re: Whisker pole?

The fitting on the mast for the pole should be installed level with the clew of the sail when flying. Hence the pole would horizontal. The pole should be as long as the foot. If you have a large...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-30-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,798
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Whisker pole?

On my boat when I get deep the tack line/foreguy is really long (pole aft) by the time I'm ready to gybe and there is a whole lot of sail out there. Inside gybes are tricky shorthanded and I can't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-28-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,197
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Fellow Four Eyes dealing with rain

I suggest you wear an eyewear retainer. We have several on the boat for me, my wife, and guests. They look nerdy, but they've saved my glasses a few times. They're up there with pfd and sunscreen in...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-16-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 4,335
Posted By svzephyr44
Re: Does a sailboat need a travler?

Do you need a traveler - no. But lets look at the entire setup for a moment. When adjusting a sail you have three objectives:

1. To adjust the "draft." This is the center of effort of the sail and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2014
Replies: 156
Views: 8,686
Posted By FSMike
Re: Give AIS a rest

If you are under sail you are going to be on either port tack or starboard tack regardless of whether you are on a run or close hauled or any other point of sail.
Which tack you are on is determined...
Forum: Pearson 08-14-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By CalebD
Re: P26 Sanitation Vent Location

Having read Peggy Hall's book(let) on "Eliminating boat odors"...
There are a few things to consider.

Ideally your vent line will be as straight and short as possible. This can be difficult on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-13-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 2,158
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Downwind Sailing

As noted above, sailing deeper than a broad reach is all about projected area. If your gennaker is larger than your main you are likely to go faster with the main down and just the gennaker up.


...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-13-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 2,158
Posted By Tempest
Re: Downwind Sailing

Simply put, it sounds like you were over-powered with too much sail up. The mainsail wants to drive you upwind and you have apply alot of helm ( rudder) to keep your heading downwind. Reefing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-11-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By hriehl1
Re: jib sheets + clew

Start with a 30 +/- inch rope for the tail at each jib's clew.

Attach to the clew with an estar hitch, making each jib's permanently attached tail. A bowline would probably do as well as the estar...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-09-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By hriehl1
I have a 2 foot long tail permanently attached to...

I have a 2 foot long tail permanently attached to the clew of each headsail with an estar hitch (modified buntline hitch). The jibsheet is one continuous line, with the clew-tail tied to the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 6,962
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Pros and cons for a double ender/Canoe Stern

I apologize in advance that this is quite long and I worte it for another purpose but it is a detailed discussion of double enders which starts with a bit of history.

When you look at really old...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-07-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 875
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Rigging question….

Barry--

I suggest the caulk simply because water is a particularly effective/aggressive solvent and particularly so if one is moored in an area where one's rig is likely to be exposed to soot or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-06-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,024
Posted By PaulinVictoria
Re: single-hand: best time raise/lower jib?

I always raised the main directly into wind (slugs get stuck otherwise), then turned off onto a very close haul on starboard tack. Tighten the port sheet up a bit (not too much) and hoist the jib. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-04-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By DGA
Re: Help installing a line boom vang

1, 45 degrees will give you the best boom pull for the least effort from you. 2, not always a good idea to try to bolt something tightly through a hollow section such as a boom. Better to use large...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-28-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 913
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Headset Communicators?

David--

We sail a 42' yacht and are moored in a basin that is very tight and so requires deft handling. Initially, my wife refused to take the wheel at all until we were well clear of the marina....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,243
Posted By Shinook
Re: Another fatal attempt at "Youngest to circumnavigate"

Regarding instrument flying...

Flying instruments really isn't that hard, but it takes a lot of proficiency and training to get used to the environment. In general aviation, there are a LOT of...
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