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Search: Posts Made By: Sailormon6
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 1 Day Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,412
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Departing the slip in reverse singlehanded

That's a very clever system, Classic. I think I understand how it works, but would like to understand it better.

I have one question. The photo doesn't show any slack in the docklines at the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 5 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 706
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Boat Survey and Sea Trial Question

I don't know whether my surveyor was exceptionally inept, but he didn't check the operation of the galley stove, the AC, the autopilot, the stereo, the head, or the many pumps on the boat ( which...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,262
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Best way to make fenders easy to use...

For that reason, I always remove the fenders before leaving the slip, and don't replace them until the boat is back in it's slip. Fenders aren't there to soften the blow if you bump a piling on the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,412
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Departing the slip in reverse singlehanded

I don't. That's why I back into most slips. You have the least amount of control over a sailboat while backing at very low speeds. You have more control if you can get the boat's speed up enough...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,013
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Upholstery Cleaning

RichH,

Do you know if Paraformaldehyde crystals are the same thing as moth balls? I googled "paradichlorobenzene-paraformaldehyde crystals" and that was the answer that I got. I'm on the verge of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 4,448
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Cam cleat placement for jib sheets?

Yes, and I've also tried to release a cam cleat when the sheet is under severe load. Both work fairly well, if you put enough wraps on the winch to reduce the load. If you don't, then neither works...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 4,448
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Cam cleat placement for jib sheets?

Yeah, they work well and have no moving parts, no springs, no cams, and nothing to wear out. I don't think they are fading into obsolescence because they aren't functional. I think it's because...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 4,448
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Cam cleat placement for jib sheets?

It matters how the jamb cleat is mounted. I think it's supposed to be mounted with the open end away from the winch, and the narrow end nearer to the winch, but I'm not at my boat to refresh my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 4,448
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Cam cleat placement for jib sheets?

I haven't read every post, but there's another alternative. Replace your horn cleat with a jamb cleat. It's very similar to the horn cleat, but one side is narrower, and one wrap around it will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 4,448
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Cam cleat placement for jib sheets?

If this is your present arrangement, and, if you want to keep your horn cleat, and avoid having to ask people to move every time you tack, you might consider re-locating the horn cleat on the outside...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: C-lark 14 traveller repair

I suspect you're tugging way too hard on the mainsheet, in an effort to drive the boat to windward an extra 32nd of a degree. There's a point of diminishing returns, where you get an insignificant...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-17-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Rudder is stubborn

My friend bought an old boat with a rudder that was barely movable. A marina poured copious amounts of light oil down the rudder shaft and it loosened up and operated normally. I never heard what...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-15-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: National Geographic:The Raft

I can't help wondering... did the shark eat them, or did they eat the shark?
Forum: Racing 04-14-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,717
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Rule 16 situation: Room to Keep Clear

If you were DSQ'd, then someone must have protested you, probably for failing to give way to a yacht being overtaken from astern. If your bowman fended off the other boat, I believe that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-13-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Club foot or genoa?

When sailing to windward, the boat's pointing ability is proportionate to boat speed. As boat speed increases, the boat's ability to sail close to the wind increases. A heavy, full keel boat needs...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-10-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Mid range foulie pants

Salopettes are generally designed for racing. I have a pair (of a different brand), and they're lightweight. I think you would probably be better served by regular bibs, which are reinforced for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-09-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: An old mahogany finn

What a beautiful old boat! A little online research revealed that there are generally two categories of Finns - modern race-ready Finns and classics. Yours is a classic, albeit a pristine one. It...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-07-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: sail maint.

I have both a sailrite sewing machine and a recent vintage home sewing machine, and the lightweight won't sew through anywhere near 10 layers of sailcloth. Some of the old machines were very...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-07-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: My first sail

If you habitually leave your retractable keel down (which is recommended by most boat manufacturers), then it will warn you when you are in shallow water. You'll feel it dragging when you are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-06-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2,827
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Adler Barbour compact compressor kit

I live aboard all summer and defrost mine twice in a summer. I put perishables in a cooler while it defrosts. It takes 2-3 hours. Sometimes I'll speed it up by having an electric space heater blow...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-06-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: sail maint.

Sailcloth is really tough. The holes you describe are not a big concern. The sail could last for years without doing anything. I would suggest you get some sail repair tape from Westmarine or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-05-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,641
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Messy fenders UGG !

Darn! All my Tees are V neck!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-05-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,462
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Trailer Sailer centerboard !!&%$^$@%$^???

Another way to get the boat off the trailer is to jack up the trailer, then build a simple wooden cradle under the boat and then lower the trailer out from under the boat. The cradle should be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-05-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,233
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Former HMCS Annapolis sinking

Did you ever scuba dive on a wreck?
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-04-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,962
Posted By Sailormon6
Re: Mainsail twist & traveller position

When tacking singlehanded, you have to steer the boat, reset the traveler, release the jib on one side and tail in the jibsheet on the other side. You can't do all of those things as efficiently as...
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