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Search: Posts Made By: Jonathan316
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-29-2011
Replies: 112
Views: 17,488
Posted By Jonathan316
That pic was from the day before - Saturday - and...

That pic was from the day before - Saturday - and not the day of the accident. Here is an interview with the people who took the picture:

Image Captures Sailboat Before Accident | NBC San Diego...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-28-2005
Replies: 17
Views: 4,471
Posted By Jonathan316
Raising sail alone

After suffering through my first knock down yesterday, I won''t go back out alone without strong(er) downhauls and a lazy jack. Not being able to drop those sails when I needed too is partial cause...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-11-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 1,945
Posted By Jonathan316
Pumping out a flat bilge

Problem is Allen that there really is no bilge. The sole is laminated to the hull. Theoretically there is a tiny space between them (where its delaminated), but nothing even close to pump-inlet or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2005
Replies: 21
Views: 5,246
Posted By Jonathan316
Any one else nervous

Sounds like "business as usual" for Sailnet. This nice forum aside -- which they tried hard to bury when they redesigned the web site last year -- they don''t answer phone calls, they do not answer...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-09-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 1,945
Posted By Jonathan316
Pumping out a flat bilge

That was close, already looked at it. The core problem is as they say:

"Naturally, this pump has to be operated manually since no float switch can function in an inch of water. Therefore, it gets...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-07-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 1,945
Posted By Jonathan316
Pumping out a flat bilge

Our 22-foot trailer boat has developed a small leak around its daggerboard pocket. Its been repaired more times than I wish to count, so we''ve grown to accept it as part of the boat''s personality....
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-02-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 2,327
Posted By Jonathan316
Heeling

Killer answer Jeff. Way to go!

Jonathan
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-23-2005
Replies: 17
Views: 4,471
Posted By Jonathan316
Raising sail alone

Most singlehanders will run their halyards to the cockpit to make this easier.

But a Tiller Tamer (or homemade version of one) can hold the boat pointed into the wind while you jump up and raise...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 795
Posted By Jonathan316
Cellphone Masthead Antennas

Depends on your distance from the tower. In many cases it will be about as effective to mount a cell antenna on the stern rail as to put it atop the mast, and a heck of a lot cheaper, and portable. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 1,061
Posted By Jonathan316
Painting the interior

I know of a few people who have used interior latex without issue. We opted for Topside because we could do the whole interior for about $10 and still be kinda "nautical" about it (smile).
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 5,199
Posted By Jonathan316
Mixing AGM and wet cell batteries

Small sailboat already has a new 80amp wet cell. Now the owner wants to add an Optima D34M AGM battery to the mix, giving him about 200 amps total.

I know you cannot hook dissimilar battery types...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-28-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 1,897
Posted By Jonathan316
Grey Marine-Tex Putty on fiberglass?

Wondering is anyone who''s used the =grey= Marine-Tex putty can tell me whether it should not be used on fiberglass hull repairs.

Concern #1 is how easy it is to paint over and not shadow through....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-28-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 1,113
Posted By Jonathan316
Bilge Pumps

There''s some excellent advice on bilge pumps here that''s worth your attention:

http://www.yachtsurvey.com/bilge_pumps.htm

Their perspective is healthy for your boat.

Jonathan
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-13-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 1,403
Posted By Jonathan316
Tailoring foul weather gear

I know what you mean about the straps, and that helps a little. But when the inseam is around 33" and your little stubby legs give you a 28" inseam, you still end up in baggy trousers... heh... I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-12-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 1,403
Posted By Jonathan316
Tailoring foul weather gear

Can anyone point me to a seamstress or tailor who knows what they are doing with expensive foul weather gear? I''ve Googled the heck out of it and cannot find one, not anywhere.

Just need a set...
Forum: Chartering 10-01-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 2,091
Posted By Jonathan316
sunsail mooring

You may find that SunSail is cheaper, as they run the boats that Moorings has taken out of service. Moorings buys them new and uses them for a few years, then they are turned over to SunSail for the...
Forum: Chartering 09-30-2004
Replies: 0
Views: 1,079
Posted By Jonathan316
12m yacht charters on west coast

In San Diego you can arrange private charters on the IACC yachts ''Stars and Stripes'' and ''Abacadabra''.

Does anyone know of any other IACC yachts available for similar charter in California? ...
Forum: Racing 08-31-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 1,724
Posted By Jonathan316
Around Alone photos

Wanted to offer a link to a project which was put on line today, an image library from Bruce Schwab showing his running of the Around Alone race in 2003. Bruce won 5th place in that race and each of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-07-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 1,267
Posted By Jonathan316
Mating 12/2 wire to Davis Megalight

Excellent. Thank you Gordon, once again.

Jonathan
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-06-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 1,267
Posted By Jonathan316
Mating 12/2 wire to Davis Megalight

Got a new Davis mast light and intended to use an existing 12/2 safety cable run already in the mast. But the Davis light comes with like 22 gauge wire and splicing the two cables together seems...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-27-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 1,748
Posted By Jonathan316
Multiple foresail furlers

Once again you further my education Jeff, thank you.

What happens to the sheets? If they jibe around the outside, are the sheets routed outside of the headstay as well?

And compared to...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-26-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 1,748
Posted By Jonathan316
Multiple foresail furlers

After drooling over a photo collection of Open 40 and Open 60 single-handed boats I''ve noticed that many use multiple roller furlers for their foresails. Some mounted with the furlers almost next...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-13-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 2,569
Posted By Jonathan316
Shelf life of Cetol/Epifanes

Wanted to thank everyone for their comments and close the thread with a couple of other tips my research on this found.

Doug''s marbles tip is excellent, and apparently kinda common in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-12-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 2,569
Posted By Jonathan316
Shelf life of Cetol/Epifanes

FWIW, if you do a Google search for "cetol shelf life" you will come across some wide-ranging answers.

I think Sasha and Doug are right on the money. But through the Google you''ll find mentions...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-08-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 2,569
Posted By Jonathan316
Shelf life of Cetol/Epifanes

Could anyone tell me the approximate shelf life of an opened can of Cetol, Epifanes, or other quality wood varnish?

Assuming the opened can is sealed & stored properly at a favorable temperature,...
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