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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-31-2001
Replies: 10
Views: 2,262
Posted By pelagia
Boom Vangs

Even if you install a rigid vang to dispense with the topping lift, I would recommend keeping the tl rigged anyway. If you''re singlehanding long distances, it might be handy to have a backup should...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-18-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 931
Posted By pelagia

the traditional tapered plug bronze seacocks on my cape dory are going strong in their 21st year. Cape dory, alas, is no longer with us, but Spartan (who manufactured the seacocks) is still in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-18-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 2,639
Posted By pelagia
Perko alcohol stove -- help!

i don''t have a perko, but I have a seaward. I don''t know if the procedure is identical, but i''m guessing its probably similiar.

1 - get a bicycle pump and pump to 13-15 psi.
2 - fill a small...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-15-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 1,012
Posted By pelagia
screwing things onto the mast

hi, i just bought a windex to attach to masthead come springtime. I''e always heard to insulate to s.s. screws from the aluminum mast. what product works for this?
thanks all
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-04-2001
Replies: 24
Views: 5,775
Posted By pelagia

I wouldn''t worry too much about sharks if I were you. I used to work on a shark fishing boat off Florida. Most of the species tend to hang out fairly deep. And for the most part, they''re not really...
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-13-2001
Replies: 63
Views: 14,232
Posted By pelagia
Heeling Paranoia

the purpose of a centerboard is to resist leeway, the tendency of a boat to slip sideways. when you''re bashing along to weather, the sails are moving the boat due to the aerodynamic effects of the...
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