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Search: Posts Made By: jimmiebuchanan
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-03-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 660
Posted By jimmiebuchanan
Need an anchorage in Coos Bay

Anyone know of a good place to anchor somewhere in Coos Bay that is protected from north winds? Expecting a few days of crappy weather and I am stuck for the first time in Coos Bay and it's driving...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2008
Replies: 58
Views: 15,771
Posted By jimmiebuchanan
Just two days ago I was swapping out my main...

Just two days ago I was swapping out my main halyard and right as I was about to attach the new wire to the lead wire the lead slipped out of my hand and was pulled all the way to the top of the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-16-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 2,460
Posted By jimmiebuchanan
The advice and encouragement is much appreciated....

The advice and encouragement is much appreciated. Thanks.
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-14-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 2,460
Posted By jimmiebuchanan
Advice for first time on ocean

My girlfriend and I have been teaching ourselves to sail on the Columbia River for about 6 months now and we are considering taking our first day sail out on the ocean. We've done a ton of research...
Forum: Newport 04-09-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2,703
Posted By jimmiebuchanan
So, I ended up just changing all the valves out...

So, I ended up just changing all the valves out in the water, no big deal. One of them (the output from the head 1 1/4") was even too close to a fiberglass wall structure to allow it to spin all the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 5,752
Posted By jimmiebuchanan
Aha! That makes perfect sense. The HF is so much...

Aha! That makes perfect sense. The HF is so much more because you can transmit. If I just want to receive weather forecasts over distances longer than 20 miles I should go with the cheaper...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 5,752
Posted By jimmiebuchanan
Radio confusion... SSB? HF? Shortwave?

I have been searching sailnet for the best way to keep informed of the weather if you are a budget minded cruiser, but while the topic has been touched on in reference to other issues, I couldn't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-06-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1,286
Posted By jimmiebuchanan
old autohelm electrical socket

I have come into possession of an old autohelm st1000. I was wondering if anyone knew where I could get the socket that gets mounted in the cockpit that the autohelm would plug into. I'm not sure,...
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-09-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 4,824
Posted By jimmiebuchanan
I see, that makes sense, thanks for the...

I see, that makes sense, thanks for the explanation.
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-09-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 4,824
Posted By jimmiebuchanan
Alright, what does it mean to backwind the genoa?

Alright, what does it mean to backwind the genoa?
Forum: Newport 01-08-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1,606
Posted By jimmiebuchanan
Best anchor roller for a Newport 27?

I would really like to add a small anchor roller to the bow of my 1972 Newport 27 and I was wondering if anyone else had done so and would care to share some advice and/or pictures. The arrangement...
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-07-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 4,824
Posted By jimmiebuchanan
I'm finding all this discussion very useful. I...

I'm finding all this discussion very useful. I haven't started messing with the traveler yet, but I plan on getting to that eventually. I was going to try out my genoa this weekend, but there was a...
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-02-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 4,824
Posted By jimmiebuchanan
Thanks to everyone for the advice. From the...

Thanks to everyone for the advice. From the sound of it, I'll be just fine letting the wind take the genoa across for me. Now that it's been brought up, it is an interesting question at what wind...
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-01-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 4,824
Posted By jimmiebuchanan
Single Handing with Genoa

I've been practicing single handing my Newport 27, but I have only been using the working jib. If you want to use a 150% Genoa is it acceptable to rely solely on the wind to push the sail over when...
Forum: Newport 11-14-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 2,703
Posted By jimmiebuchanan
Newport 27 Thru-hulls and Gate Valves

I have an early 70s Newport 27 with all gate valves (most of them plastic). I want to replace them with some of those Marelon ball valves. I was basically wondering if anyone had done this to this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-21-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 3,478
Posted By jimmiebuchanan
I got tired of worrying about whether or not I...

I got tired of worrying about whether or not I was leaking propane and ended up getting an Origo 3000 non-pressurized alcohol stove. Very happy to have made the switch, and it was pretty cheap, too...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-15-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 3,478
Posted By jimmiebuchanan
I actually already have one of those flexible...

I actually already have one of those flexible hoses. Yes, the flexible hose will attach to the regulator and then you could attach the canister to the hose. The real point of the question is that I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-14-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 3,478
Posted By jimmiebuchanan
That stupid metal pipe coming out the side of my camp stove

So, I know a lot of people on here just use a regular camping stove and those small propane canisters. I think it's a great idea because I am also a cheapskate. The problem is that I bought a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-13-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 3,009
Posted By jimmiebuchanan
Fix for eternally spinning gate valve handle

From reading other threads, I believe the head on my boat has a gate valve freshwater intake. My problem (which I think others have had) is that when I try to open or close it the handle just spins...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-18-2007
Replies: 359
Views: 40,913
Posted By jimmiebuchanan
My recently purchased 1972 Newport has no name on...

My recently purchased 1972 Newport has no name on it. My girlfriend and I were both thinking of naming it after a character in one of our favorite books, John Cotton, from Bless the Beasts and...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-04-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,725
Posted By jimmiebuchanan
I'll need to get the exact model and some...

I'll need to get the exact model and some pictures of my situation up here. The bottom flange of my winches are secured to the sides of the boat (?gunwhales?), but, the internal shaft of the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-04-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,725
Posted By jimmiebuchanan
That looks like my winch. However my problem...

That looks like my winch. However my problem must be a different one, because I can just grab the whole winch and lift it straight off, stainless and all. Then, if I were to turn the whole thing...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-04-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,725
Posted By jimmiebuchanan
Dumb Winch Question

Alright, I'm new to sailing and have recently purchased my first boat (a 1972 Newport 27). I'm having a great time and I'm starting to get the hang of it, but I have a really dumb question to ask. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-21-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 2,262
Posted By jimmiebuchanan
Unfortunately, my marina does not offer shore...

Unfortunately, my marina does not offer shore power (I know it's bunk), plus I am actually planning on going on a longer trip in the near future (6 months long or so). I have 200 Ah worth of deep...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-21-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 2,262
Posted By jimmiebuchanan
I was looking into 3 stage chargers and I found...

I was looking into 3 stage chargers and I found some info which stated that if you are going to be charging while the batteries are under a load you should install a 2 stage charger. It was...
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