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Search: Posts Made By: CalebD
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-02-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 2,819
Posted By CalebD
Re: Advice For Good Boat To Learn On

Saratoga Lake Sailing Club sounds a lot like Nyack Boat Club since it is a working member club. Working clubs tend to be less high brow - which I like.
Most clubs have a bulletin board somewhere on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-02-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 2,819
Posted By CalebD
Re: Advice For Good Boat To Learn On


Yes, the Pearson Ensign is an older design with many examples still around from the 1960's on up. You can still buy them new but not in your price range.
The Ensign for sale at Nyack...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-19-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By CalebD
Re: Universal Oil filter

As long as they both mate properly with your oil system (eg., not leak) either will work.
The Fram filter likely has more actual filter material in it and may be a better filter to use with an old...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-12-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,023
Posted By CalebD
Re: The impossible happened

I crewed on a Yamaha 33' in a spinnaker class race. The boat had shackles like that on the spin sheet/guys (dangerous IMO for this application).
We developed a "death roll" and when the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By CalebD
Re: Outhaul repair/replacement

McMaster Carr has quite a number of sizes of delrin sheaves in stock sizes.
I used one when I replaced an internal boom sheave for our outhaul.
Second Amsteel line instead of wire rope.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-05-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By CalebD
Re: tiller / rudder to stiff? wy

From looking at the diagram posted by Tempest of the rudder & rudder shaft assembly on the P26 it looks like you could have worn out bushings that could somehow make turning the rudder difficult.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-01-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By CalebD
Re: New owner of an old 505...

A 505? It is a little rocket ship!
505 sailboat specifications and details on (

Maybe not the best beginner learning...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,638
Posted By CalebD
Re: Adding a topping lift, or the heck with sheaves

I have used those delrin sheaves from McMaster to replace a sheave in my boom.
One nice thing about the delrin is I was able to easily adjust the shape of the sheave a bit by sanding the sides to...
Forum: Racing 04-11-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,172
Posted By CalebD
Re: First time crewing/racing this weekend

Glad you liked the ILCA website. Tons of info there on racing Lightnings.

A bit more advanced is this quiz on the racing rules which get a bit more complex.
Regelspiel Uli Finckh...
Forum: Racing 04-09-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,172
Posted By CalebD
Re: First time crewing/racing this weekend

Here is a diagram of how the control lines might be run on a Lightning.

Welcome to the International Lightning Class (
Forum: Racing 04-09-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,172
Posted By CalebD
Re: First time crewing/racing this weekend

I owned a Lightning 19' rigged for racing for a few years.
With three crew the responsibilities of each crew is a bit different.
Forward person is responsible for the jib sheets which are routed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 778
Posted By CalebD
Re: Lower rudder bushing

West system also sells the graphite powder to make a low friction surface.

I'd wipe a thin layer of vaseline on only the rudder shaft before pouring the epoxy; this will act as a mold release once...
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast 04-02-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By CalebD
Re: Mobjack Bay to Long Island Sound

Reeds or the Eldridge Tide & Pilot Manual.
Either = indispensable.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-31-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By CalebD
Re: Ohhh heeyyy and blow me on down

Hey dude!
Stick around. Pick yourself a humorous avatar picture.
See you in chat.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-26-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 520
Posted By CalebD
Re: Brand Spanking New To The Sailing World

Well, the price was certainly more than reasonable and since it is a trailer sailor you will be saving yourself a boatload of money on storage fees. You can use that money you are saving on new...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-26-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 616
Posted By CalebD
Re: Hello from Gale

Good luck with your upcoming re-location plans.

You should not be surprised to hear that there are quite a few folks here who have owned a Venture 22' or M-25, or still own one. These smaller...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-13-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 857
Posted By CalebD
Re: Need suggestions - 20' competitive lake boat

The Lightning 19' is also quite sporty and light weight.
Not much of a cuddy cabin though.
RichH wants you to get a Scow so he has a new person to race with(against).
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-06-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By CalebD
Re: Ahoy..first time user in Annapolis

Welcome to Sailnut Cap'n44!
You are in a great location for sailing.
Annapolis, a drinking town with a sailing problem.

I look forward to hearing more from you and to spring in the northeast US.
Forum: MacGregor 01-10-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,317
Posted By CalebD
Re: Odd feature on my old Venture 21

Sounds a bit big for an anchor locker on a 21' sailboat but that is what most builders put in that location.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-12-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By CalebD
Re: Help from someone with the New Instant Boats Book

It would appear you need the "www" in your link to make it work: Adventures in LiLo (

Glad you found the info you wanted.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-02-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By CalebD
Re: Removing Mast on Rhodes 19 keel boat

You say the mast is 28' long.
The specs for your boat show the "P" dimension = 24'
RHODES 19 FK sailboat specifications and details on
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-28-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,281
Posted By CalebD
Re: Educated decision.

We bought a 35 year old Tartan 27' ten years ago for $4K - with working Atomic 4 (gas) engine in sail away condition. We negotiated the previous owner down from his asking price of near $7K.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-24-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,315
Posted By CalebD
Re: Centerboard repair-Bristol 32

The guys at your local friendly prop shop work with bronze every day. I bet they could help you out with any bronze fabrication you might want. I'd prefer bronze in my bilge areas over stainless...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-23-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 1,282
Posted By CalebD
Re: loose footed main

Switched to a loose footed full battened main from bolt rope in foot a few years ago.
We went from being the back of the pack to actually winning a few races.

Of course our old sail was, well,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-23-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 3,782
Posted By CalebD
Re: Admiral wont let me name the boat "Bikini Bottom"

Name seen on the transom of 1 Tartan 27': "Callipygian"

Look it up.

I'm with your wife.
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