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Search: Posts Made By: ultraclyde
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 3,688
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: AMF Puffer Restoration

I've got no advice on the Puffer specifically, but I've found that DuckWorks Boat Builder Supplies is a good, reasonably priced source for hardware that works on smaller boats. They have smaller...
Forum: Learning to Sail 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: New to sailing

Oh thank God, I thought it was just me!

I just bought a learner boat and I'm already showing the symptoms above. Good to know it's normal.

I have no experience with the Boat in question, but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 118
Views: 3,502
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: What do you do for food on a day cruise?

sandwich from the deli in the grocery mega store, bag of trail mix, couple of beers. But I only have a 14' boat. No room for anything else.

I love to cook, though, and one day will have a boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,135
Views: 361,391
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I....um....ah......


No. No I haven't.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Mast crutch for 14' trailer sailer

I thought about the roof rack, even to the point of fabbing bolt on side mounts like I use for my bikes. The rack is only 5' front to back, though, leaving over 7' on each end unsupported on the 20'...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Mast crutch for 14' trailer sailer

Okay, so I got the crutches built and installed. I posted pics in the low budget thread, but I thought I'd post them here too in case someone was following it. After much thought I decided to raise...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,135
Views: 361,391
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

...and the second weekend project - a tiller tamer. No cost - I made a little jam cleat out of scrap stainless and I'll use the bungee that secures the rear of the mast in transit. Should provide...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,135
Views: 361,391
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Got a couple of recent updates on my trailer sailer. The first is mast crutches for transport. I tow an hour on the interstate to get to the nearest lake, so safety and security in transit is very...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,009
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Inventing and experimenting.

...AAAAAAANNNNDDD there's the name of my next rock band.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: smelly sink

Holy crap! I totally fat-fingered that! PLEASE don't use 30%, you are right retail is 3%.

Did I say trust me? LOL. Sorry. TGIF.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: smelly sink

They are right about the bleach, and about using it sparingly.

If you are concerned about the bleach you can also use hydrogen peroxide to kill smells and it is harmless to most pipes and such,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Mast crutch for 14' trailer sailer

For more than a few reasons!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Mast crutch for 14' trailer sailer

Yeah, another 3 feet between the winch jack and the hitch would be ideal, but that's not happening anytime soon. I hear what you're saying about the danger of having the forward point low, even with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Mast crutch for 14' trailer sailer

Excellent info guys, thanks. I've drawn up a couple designs that sit on the transom and lock into the gudgeons, but I also drew up one that's much simpler to build that rests on a foot in the bilge...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Mast crutch for 14' trailer sailer

Thanks for the pics. I think I can work something similar - something that rests on the transom but uses the gudgeon as a locator. Do you rely on the mast weight to keep the crutch in place, or is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By ultraclyde
Mast crutch for 14' trailer sailer

I've just started sailing and I bought small boat, and '81 Vagabond 14 fiberglass sailing dingy. It will spend a lot of time on the trailer going to and from the water since I live almost an hour...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Trying to ID this small sail/row boat

Looks a lot like an AMF Force 5, but not quite right. Cockpit's too long. I don't think it had a full rowing bench as there aren't visible mounts on the sides for the ends of the board. I'd bet...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 3,599
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Sailing around the world on a Sunfish - non stop

You can get by with two AA batteries for the fridge, but you're gonna need 16 sq feet of solar panels to keep 'em charged.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2014
Replies: 1,135
Views: 361,391
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Thanks. I did cut off the tapered part that normally goes into the axe head, and I cut and sanded what is now the top & bottom to make a flat surface for mounting hardware.

I took the boat out...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2014
Replies: 1,135
Views: 361,391
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

The Vagabond 14 I just bought almost qualifies as a low-buck project as a whole at $600 for boat and trailer, but like most cheap boats it needed some repairs before getting it wet again. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Confused by the lines on my 12' sailboat

My 14 has a standing pulley with a cleat on a pivot for the mainsheet, but it's mounted at the back of the centerboard trunk, aft of the centerboard, not at the mast step. Probably 24" aft of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Confused by the lines on my 12' sailboat

Your main sheet rigging looks almost identical to the one on the Vagabond 14 I just bought. You can compare the block setup here: Untitled Document (http://holder14.com/parts.htm) (refer to the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-06-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 289
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Sail newbie in Central Georgia

Thanks guys. Did I mention I got the boat AND trailer for $600? I'll probably have about $1300 in it, grand total, to get it on the water and that includes replacing running rigging, a brand new...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-05-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By ultraclyde
Daysailer AGM Battery - what's good?

Hi All,

I just bought my first boat - a Vagabond 14 day sailer -and I'm getting some repairs done to get her back on the water after many years sailing a trailer around someone's back yard.

One...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-05-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 289
Posted By ultraclyde
Re: Sail newbie in Central Georgia

And now that I've post-whored my count up to ten, I'll post a pic of my boat in celebration:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20368279/Vagabond%2014_small.jpg
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