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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-06-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By sailingdog
Remember, DO NOT GREASE THE PAWLS. The bearings...

Remember, DO NOT GREASE THE PAWLS. The bearings should be greased, but the pawls (little metal comma shaped pieces) should only be oiled lightly. If you grease them, they will gum up and stick...if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-29-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 4,859
Posted By sailingdog
I really hope you didn't use steel wool on the...

I really hope you didn't use steel wool on the stainless steel. Doing so pretty much guarantees that you'll have rust problems in the future. It embeds tiny steel particles in the stainless steel...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-23-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 7,578
Posted By sailingdog
It can be done, and the water discharge from the...

It can be done, and the water discharge from the shower can legally be pumped overboard in most areas, as it is considered GREY WATER, not BLACK WATER. Black water is what comes from the head and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-29-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 46,731
Posted By sailingdog
If you're serious about multihulls, I'd highly...

If you're serious about multihulls, I'd highly recommend you pickup Chris White's The Cruising Multihull and Mike McMullen's Multihull Seamanship.

As for learning to sail... My recommendation to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-27-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 4,446
Posted By sailingdog
Controlling LinesóCleats, Clutches and Jammers

There was a sailor asking me about his mainsheet setup on an on-line forum, and was thinking of using line clutches or line jammers for his mainsheet. I tried to explain that this was both unwise and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-16-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 6,608
Posted By sailingdog
Gary- Don't use kevlar if you want to add...

Gary-

Don't use kevlar if you want to add stiffness... it doesn't do jack for that... you can't push on a rope.. :) CF will add stiffness. What Kevlar does is it adds impact resistance...since...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-20-2008
Replies: 197
Views: 124,323
Posted By sailingdog
Boat Inspection Trip Tips

After reading a bit about what people think is or isn't necessary when going to look at a boat... I decided to put together this thread.

Please note: This thread is about going to visit a boat to...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-29-2008
Replies: 54
Views: 17,796
Posted By sailingdog
Again, lying ahull isn't a good tactic unless you...

Again, lying ahull isn't a good tactic unless you have the searoom to do so safely.

If you're only two-to-three miles from shore, as the OP states, and the wind is blowing towards the land, lying...
Forum: herSailNet   10-02-2007
Replies: 64
Views: 15,907
Posted By sailingdog
Well said Cam... :D

Well said Cam... :D
Forum: Living Aboard   09-24-2007
Replies: 168
Views: 18,847
Posted By sailingdog
Because you can't go cruising in a houseboat... ;)

Because you can't go cruising in a houseboat... ;)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-11-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 9,196
Posted By sailingdog
BTW, if you're cranking the engine for more than...

BTW, if you're cranking the engine for more than 20 seconds or so, don't forget to shut the raw water intake for the exhaust system off—if you have a water lift muffler, so that you don't get water...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-15-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,972
Posted By sailingdog
Gear that you need as crew, assuming that you are...

Gear that you need as crew, assuming that you are not racing but making longer bluewater passages, working as crew:

Personal PFD with Harness
If an inflatable, at least two spare inflation...
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