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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 701
Posted By Faster
Re: Shortening a mast to replace one. How and where?

Hunter rigs have rather severe spreader sweep.. the aft chainplates you have for your lower shrouds will not be intended for the loads of your uppers .. trying to redirect the shroud 'line' back to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 9,832
Posted By Faster
Re: Rusty Keel Bolts - How bad is it?

I think he already posted that link just a few posts up...
Forum: Sabre   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 759
Posted By Faster
Re: Sabre 28/30 for a newer sailor?

Had me for a bit.... "WAF".. wife approval factor??? ;)
Forum: Sabre   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 759
Posted By Faster
Re: Sabre 28/30 for a newer sailor?

The J30 is more performance oriented than a C30 or Sabre 30, but as you can see from the photos she has a pretty decent interior for couple cruising. IIRC there were two cockpit versions offered.....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,252
Posted By Faster
Re: Rowing an inflatable

Any current, wind, or chop will make that a very difficult paddle... how far out to the mooring? Even a 'good' soft bottomed inflatable will be a PITA to row any distance in anything other than flat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 3,295
Posted By Faster
Re: Sad news

Crap... don't want to jump to conclusions but it sounds like it could be.. Terrible news.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 701
Posted By Faster
Re: Shortening a mast to replace one. How and where?

The swept spreaders will be quite problematic for you. You cannot use them without moving your chainplates to match. This would be a major redesign of your rig (and boat) and probably not a good...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 701
Posted By Faster
Re: Shortening a mast to replace one. How and where?

I don't think that's the mast for you.. it's too much of a modification and probably beefier than you'd want.

The other issue on 'where to shorten it' depends on how the mast is built. If the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By Faster
Re: What is this?

The light line probably used to be attached to a plastic tube that protected the MOB flag from UV damage. We had a similar setup on our last boat.. It had a small drogue attached and it was also...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 739
Posted By Faster
Re: Reattaching cabin top hand rails

Compared to the yard labour, buying new ones and installing them yourself seems a 'no brainer' to me. Good chance you'll do damage to the old rails even if you do manage to get the old bolts out, and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,138
Posted By Faster
Re: Buying a Canuck...?

There are an awful lot of US registered boats in permanent moorage in BC marinas... so I'm not certain the above is strictly true here...
Forum: Electrical Systems   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By Faster
Re: Modular wiring terminals -- help!

If you don't see screw heads in the smaller holes alongside the wire terminals, then they are probably spring loaded.. ie you insert a tool (small screwdriver) and push to open a spring-loaded...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By Faster
Re: Smoke on the Water

We woke to a heavy dusting of ash near Gibsons yesterday and thick smoke. Had a quick sail back to Vancouver in limited visibility but a good breeze with surprisingly flat seas considering how long...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   06-26-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By Faster
Re: Used gear for our new boat

Your local craigslists and the like are another good bet, though electronics like a plotter may be outdated if they are offered there.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-25-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By Faster
Re: Swim Platform with Stern Hung Rudder?

Could work.. the trick would be ensuring that you're not interfering with rudder swing, and you'll need to be able to mount a ladder on it too. Doesn't seem to make sense to have the ladder and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-25-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 765
Posted By Faster
Re: Any advice for a Cleveland to Canada sail?

Visit the imported section of your local beer and wine store... you'll need to 'train up' for Canada's 'real beer' :p ;)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-25-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By Faster
Re: Westerbeke 21 diesel running to hot

You may have an airlock in the system inhibiting circulation, and another thing missing from your checklist is the condition of the mixing elbow itself, though with what sounds like adequate water...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-24-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By Faster
Re: Dockage in St Maarten & Antigua

That shot was taken 2010 in the harbour office.. could well be out of date by now, of course. I thought it was interesting given the transient moorage rates in our own part of the world...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-24-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By Faster
Re: Dockage in St Maarten & Antigua

Here's a moorage rate list from English Harbour, Antigua.. it's a few years old but that's a decent harbour with lots of support, as is nearby Falmouth.
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-24-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By Faster
Re: Old Racer on Her last Legs ?

Sad to see that... it will take a dedicated bunch to make it right again..
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-24-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 670
Posted By Faster
Re: Icebox insulation upgrade

Any possibility of injecting a low-expansion foam in the area between the outer shell and the inner hull? Inaccessible/unusable space anyhow (unless the icebox is already directly against the hull...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-24-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By Faster
Re: What the heck is this plug in?

Check if there's 12V dc on those pins.. if it's working then it's always good to have a source at hand - for whatever - you just need to find the mating plug for whatever you're going to power up.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-23-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,264
Posted By Faster
Re: Boat on the Rocks - Skipper Missing

I think the mainmast broke off at the deck (or destepped) and is sitting forward of its normal position..

Not a good outcome here for boat or skipper, I suspect...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-23-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By Faster
Re: Finally got out of the bay….

Love those drone shots, and the Dalls underwater too. Looks like a GoPro is going onto my Christmas list!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-23-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By Faster
Re: What the heck is this plug in?

Another vote for a power plug for a tiller pilot.
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