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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By Sanduskysailor
Re: Anyone buy laminate sails from China Sails?

China Sail Factory is a major production loft in China that makes sails for a lot of the lofts in the US. My friend has had a new main twaron MXL for his J-29. Local loft spec'd it and ordered it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,339
Posted By Sanduskysailor
Re: Bene First 285 got hit

They absolutely do not have salvage titles for boats. If the boat was an insurance write off good luck getting insurance unless you have a documented professional repair which has been inspected by...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-25-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1,956
Posted By Sanduskysailor
Re: How much wind to knock down a Tartan 30

Hey AX, actual experience with a Sabre 28. 2008 Mills race at night, full main and 135 up. Sustained microburst of 70 knots. Boat heeled 45 degrees as I feathered it into wind. 5 minutes in the rig...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-10-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By Sanduskysailor
Re: Detroit Sailors Question

If you are coming from Canada does that mean you are sailing it from Toronto? An easier place but slightly out of the way may be Sandusky Ohio. Cedar Point Marina. 5' draft no problem. Customs in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-26-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 17,422
Posted By Sanduskysailor
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

I thought this thread was about a storm hitting the Dauphin Island race in Mobile Bay. The PFD issue has been beat to death. The real question is about having a race over open water with small boats...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-24-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 964
Posted By Sanduskysailor
Re: C&C 35 with Mod Bulb Keel, Effect?

I'm curious, wouldn't sailing the boat back be a heck of a lot cheaper? Wide load permits, bridge wait and border crossing by vehicle. In mid May sailing it back is doable.
Day 1- Sail from Port...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-15-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By Sanduskysailor
Re: Fixing a rudder

Is there any rusty water coming out of the rudder? The hole trick and thickened epoxy method can work if the water penetration is minor. Remember on a 15knot wind speed power reach the forces on the...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   04-02-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,785
Posted By Sanduskysailor
Re: Best Spots on the Great Lakes for family cruisers.

I'd call first. I've seen boats from Lake Ontario there before. My sense is that they are pretty accommodating about it. Just make sure you contact the Sailing Club, the Sandusky Yacht Club is a...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   04-02-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,785
Posted By Sanduskysailor
Re: Best Spots on the Great Lakes for family cruisers.

There are no all weather sheltered anchorages around the Islands in Western Lake Erie. Note these islands are limestone. Consult your charts as navigation mistakes are crunchy. The anchorages are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-20-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By Sanduskysailor
Re: Melamine Paint

There a lot things to consider here. I worked for a coatings manufacturer in the past and I can tell you that surface preparation is key. Clean all surfaces well and then wipe down with acetone. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-09-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,469
Posted By Sanduskysailor
Re: PFD Flotation vs Body Weight

32# is the minimum for most offshore races like the Chi Mac. Sounds like a reasonable number. Bought leg straps for my 35# Mustang inflatables this winter
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   02-16-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 8,710
Posted By Sanduskysailor
Re: Dumbest passage plan since the BOUNTY sailed straight into Sandy?

Check out the pics in the Sedona file. Also the survey. The definition of not ready for prime time

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Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   02-16-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 8,710
Posted By Sanduskysailor
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   02-16-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 8,710
Posted By Sanduskysailor
Re: Dumbest passage plan since the BOUNTY sailed straight into Sandy?

Ridiculous idea on this trip. A N/M 43 in good condition was at best poorly suited for the trip. This boat wasn't in good condition and not properly equipped.

Engine- needed to be thoroughly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-14-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,752
Posted By Sanduskysailor
Re: increasing and consolidating standing rigging size

Here are a couple of other considerations. What are pin sizes of your clevis pins? My guess is 3/8". 1/4" is usually 7/16" or 1/2". Doubt if your chain plates would take 1/2". My experience with 2...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   01-31-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 790
Posted By Sanduskysailor
Re: Need delivery crew and captain Chesapeak bay to Ft Lauderdale FL March or April

Uh, that would be on the outside for a J120 because of draft issues in the ICW. That time frame is too early. Weather systems are a bit unstable at that time of the year. You can still get a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-23-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By Sanduskysailor
Re: masthead sheaves

I have a similar vintage 29-II. VPC halyards have worked well for me with the original sheaves. 10MM VPC which is on sale is what I would recommend for the jib and main halyards. 3/8" Sta Set for...
Forum: Boat Reviews   12-14-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 6,120
Posted By Sanduskysailor
Re: C&C 29 - Mark 1 vs 2

Really!
"I have a 1979 C&C 27 MKIII with diesel and all I can say is that it was fun reeling in a C&C 29 (not sure which MK) and passing her on numerous legs of a Great Lakes cruise/race this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-15-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,273
Posted By Sanduskysailor
Re: VC 17 or SR 21

Chemically they are both the same. Pettit uses a better anti-slime additive in their formula. I have used both interchangeably for years. No compatibility problems at all.

Use 90% isopropyl...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   09-02-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 895
Posted By Sanduskysailor
Fla couple rescued

Check this out:
Pasco County couple survive a week adrift at sea - WFLA News Channel 8 (http://www.wfla.com/story/26422061/pasco-couple-survive-a-week-adrift-at-sea)
Yikes, a Hunter 27 and very...
Forum: Racing   07-15-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By Sanduskysailor
Bayview Mac Race recap

Just got back last night from Mackinac. Raced the Cove Island course on Sagamore in PHRF A. We finished at 2:43am Monday morning. Good race for a shakedown of new crew and systems. We will be...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   04-28-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 12,831
Posted By Sanduskysailor
Re: Another boat lost in Atlantic

I have been offshore in the north atlantic in early April. It can easily be a washing machine with 25 foot steep, confused and short duration waves. We were in a boat (55 foot aluminum pilot house)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-07-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,028
Posted By Sanduskysailor
Re: How much paint will I need to do the bottom of a 30 footer

The obvious confusion by the some of the posters is that they are not familiar with VC 17. It is not the same a traditional bottom paint. It has the viscosity of water and goes a long way. Quite the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-06-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,028
Posted By Sanduskysailor
Re: How much paint will I need to do the bottom of a 30 footer

VC-17 is a different animal. 2 qts is all that you need if you apply it right. 1st you need a solvent. Interlux has one called VC thinner which is relatively expensive. The rest of us use 95%...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-28-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,442
Posted By Sanduskysailor
Re: Pic of 1 year old aluminum anode

I use a magnesium anode. Maybe it isn't working that great. I'm changing it this spring anyway. My stainless prop shaft and bronze Martec prop aren't showing signs of corrosion. At the last marina...
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