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Search: Posts Made By: SloopJonB
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,169
Views: 376,675
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Anyone who wants to keep their shiny bits shiny should spend $40 at HF for a proper 1/2 horse bench buffer. Mine is very smooth & quiet and works great. The attached before & after pics took about 20...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 5,874
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Worst Sailboats Ever!

I think Wannabe was referring to the older Mac trailer sailors which were pretty fair boats for their purpose & price.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 5,874
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Worst Sailboats Ever!

Not necessarily so - I got a set of brand new Pirellis dirt cheap from a junkyard once. They came off a Fiat Spyder that was in getting them installed. When the guy pulled out of the shop he got...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 5,788
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Anyone ever buy bigger or new and regret it?

Sounds to me like you got the 1st place trophy. ;)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Side Gangway

I had one of those that came with my Col. 43. It appears it was that exact model. I sat on it for 10 years and finally sold it a couple of years ago - sorry. :D

You couldn't have afforded the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 132
Views: 4,044
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: How does the marine industry price?

Corporate pricing is really pretty simple - they charge as much as they possibly can while still moving product.

That's one of the reasons why prices vary so much from store to store, even within...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 5,788
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Anyone ever buy bigger or new and regret it?

My comments were based on that exact thing. Most of the guys I know who sail solo have very basic boats, small outboard powered sloops, stripped out racers and so forth. Conversely, most of the guys...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 5,788
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Anyone ever buy bigger or new and regret it?

Well OF COURSE you ask on a personal level - this discussion was based on generalizations.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 5,788
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Anyone ever buy bigger or new and regret it?

Everyone likes them - the difference is that guys will nearly always go sailing, even without them, women not so much.

There ARE actual gender differences - it's what makes the world go round. ;)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 5,788
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Anyone ever buy bigger or new and regret it?

I would differ with that in regard to women onboard - generally they very much like all the comforts of home when they go sailing. A good big galley, well heated cabin (forced air), easy access to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 788
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Concerned about condition of the mast before buying. Advice?!

If it is a major concern and large expense, it would help me avoid the cost of the survey to begin with.

It is if you are just going to write cheques for the repairs. If the boat is cheap and you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: northill anchor

Northill's are very good but unsung anchors. I've had a couple of them and would take one in a heartbeat over a Danforth or plow.

My wife found me an unused 25# Danforth made Northill at a garage...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 5,788
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Anyone ever buy bigger or new and regret it?

I'm a big believer in letting the other guy take that big hit of depreciation on big new stuff - cars, boats, houses etc.

The only things I MUST have new are food & underwear. :D

Since you are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,169
Views: 376,675
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Door skins work better than cardboard for patterns like that.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,169
Views: 376,675
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

The old compact size Jabsco head in my boat wasn't pumping water in - it would flush if you filled the bowl with water so I figured the pump had a stuck inlet valve. I wasn't looking forward to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 512
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Cleaning gummed up piano hinges

If they are steel with a finish on them, get them off your boat and replace with S/S or solid brass.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 5,874
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Worst Sailboats Ever!

Your friends need to find better divorce lawyers.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 5,874
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Worst Sailboats Ever!

IMO a thread like this has to be restricted to production boats or it will be impossible to have a winner - there are far too many "hand built" uglies out there to ever pick a worst one ever.

In...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,846
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Who should pay?

If he was in his marina berth and a wake caused some damage to his boat would he expect the marina to pay? Unlikely - oh, wait, you're talking about the States, nevermind. ;)

When you raft,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 673
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: DIY Boat Yard Bottom Job...Advice needed!

Those prices are not reasonable, they are dirt cheap. You own a sailboat - suck it up. :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 2,625
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: 50' Motor Cruiser, powered by 2 6hp outboards.

Yeah, I'll get right on taping up my knuckles but only after you develop a sense of humour.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 2,625
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: 50' Motor Cruiser, powered by 2 6hp outboards.

“What I learned from my thesis,” he says, “is that the American electorate isn’t very sophisticated.”

Do you suppose he built and sold that POS to prove his point to the PhD committee that denied...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Two headsail Halyards?

2 jib halyards AND 2 spinnaker halyards is the way I like a masthead. Cheap and flexible.

Gives more strings to pull and if they are colour coded they look impressive as hell to dock walkers as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 4,943
Posted By SloopJonB
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 506
Views: 108,832
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Pictures: Those perfect moments

You can get ash falling a long, long way away from an eruption. When St. Helens blew (admittedly a lot bigger) it turned day into night and dropped ash FEET deep hundreds of miles away. It was...
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