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Search: Posts Made By: Faster
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 901
Posted By Faster
Re: Changing forward hatch direction

Our boat had such a set up when we bought it - certainly reduced the ventilation possibilities, esp on the hook, but I think a benefit is that a boarding wave is more likely to push the hatch shut...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 678
Posted By Faster
Re: mainsail batten

Two things - as you've said yourself, don't cut it too short; and use a file or sandpaper to clean up the cut edge - not your fingers. Fibreglass slivers are no fun.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By Faster
Re: Is this second track necessary?

I suspect the shorter was original.. someone simply added something longer, and perhaps moving it back avoided some cabintop chafe. Since the original didn't leak they left it?? ;)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 937
Posted By Faster
Re: Tuning Standing Rigging after Mast Stepped
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,378
Posted By Faster
Re: What's the *second* best way to keep spiders off your boat?

Can't say we have any kind of significant spider issue, very occasional much as we might see at home.

Thinking back, though, for some years we moored in an old river estuary that was quite...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 2,316
Posted By Faster
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By Faster
Re: converting a jib to rollerfurling

If you do forgo the UV cover and choose to remove the sail between trips, fitting hooks to the sail as shown below will drastically reduce the number of shackle pins dropped overboard!!

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-06-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,554
Posted By Faster
Re: Broke my cherry. Ran aground for the first time

Maybe not a real good thing to post in a public forum??? ;)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-23-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 407
Posted By Faster
Re: in the news today

Already a thread running on this, Jack

To avoid clutter I've closed this one...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-12-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 4,062
Posted By Faster
Re: Help me find a 40-ish foot pilothouse

Med... Can't recall, but did you ever look at the Cooper/USyachts 416/42 PH sailboats? Should be a few available here in the PNW..
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-09-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 1,631
Posted By Faster
Re: 1st big project, bronze thru-hull

Look at the diagram in step 8 of the link...

WEST SYSTEM | Projects | Fiberglass Boat Repair & Restoration - Repairing machined holes in fiberglass...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-09-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,161
Posted By Faster
Re: What is this device?

SEASPOT 2 Seafarer Range - Radio Direction Finder by Electronic Laboratories | eBay...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 05-05-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By Faster
Re: Daily mooring in Vancouver?

The False Creek Harbour Authority usually has space for transients. Vancouver Boat Moorage False Creek Harbour Authority British Columbia, Canada (

The False Creek...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-13-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,598
Posted By Faster
Re: Convert "wifi only" iPad to backup chartplotter?

Some answers here:
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 04-11-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,059
Posted By Faster
Re: Another AMVER rescue

Another news clip - his ex is using a local Crown 34 to describe the hull/deck issue.. (sorry about the ads)

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-02-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By Faster
Re: Spinlock rigid vang and am having difficulty with the lock/release switch.

Yes.. it's the same as mine.

If the switch 'shows' green (ie covering orange) it's acting as a boom support. If the switch is pushed to show orange (covering green) its been 'released' and is...
Forum: Gas 03-28-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By Faster
Re: Zephyr 15s14r 1984 marries with ??

I would imagine there's been some changes since the 70s 2 stroke came out and the newer 4 stroke versions will be quite different. However it may be worth investigating IF your issues are powerhead...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-26-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 2,401
Posted By Faster
Re: Singlehanding Pedestal Steering

These 'newly styled' wheels are actually 'folders'... the wheels fold inward for the access you're wanting - but only when moored/stopped, they're meant to fold open into a full wheel when steering....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-25-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,533
Posted By Faster
re: How to sell a 32 foot Downeast sailboat

I'd try your various local Craigslists/Kijiji for starters. Be prepared to be disappointed in what boats are going for these days. You also need to decide how quick a sale you need. A low asking...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-25-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By Faster
Re: Do I still need paper charts in Canada

Many of the official Canadian chart sets are in books - they have additional information, aerial shots of many coves, distance tables etc. The book sets cover the Gulf islands, and Desolation Sound &...
Forum: Soverel 03-12-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By Faster
Re: Soverel 30 MK III running rigging is confusing on this one.. J/I/P/E numbers indicate a Fractional rig, the drawing shows masthead., but from another source:


Soverel 30-3 I=40.5 J=14 P=43 E=15
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 843
Posted By Faster
Re: Edson cockpit table

Jim.. it's a collapsing strut by Rakego Roca Marine | Value on Board (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-08-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By Faster
Re: 210 hertz transducer with raymarine st60?

1. Maybe, maybe not.. give it a try...

2. No reason to think it can damage the head.

3. You can try that.. depending on hull thickness/construction you may lose some range.. installing it in a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-08-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 843
Posted By Faster
Re: Edson cockpit table

We built this in 1/2" Starboard for about $150 incl hardware.. next time I'll use heavier (5/8 or 3/4)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-07-2014
Replies: 6,726
Views: 1,594,618
Posted By Faster
Re: Interesting Sailboats

It's at the bottom of post #6410, pg 641

Interesting Sailboats (
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