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Search: Posts Made By: Quickstep192
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 901
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Mounting hardware on Boom

The threaded hole that secures my mast gate is the thing that causes me the most trouble. It seems to instantly seize and then strip the next time I need to remove the screw. I've re-tapped it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 901
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Mounting hardware on Boom

I've had generally bad luck tapping aluminum. In time, the screws seem to always tear out the threads. Instead, I've been using SS rivets. I'd be curious for any thoughts on this.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Before putting parts back on, caulk? or..

Faster's tape suggestion is the way to go. It just makes clean up a whole lot easier. There's also bedding that comes in a tape form for easy application.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-15-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,742
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: should I be offended?

I can see how someone might ask that. Both have wooden coamings, pretty lines and nice overhangs. Both are very nice boats in my estimation, especially when well kept.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-22-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Catalina sale fell through found Tanzer

The Tanzer is a great boat. To me they seem like terrific bargains considering the quality of their construction. As I recall, they came in a keel/centerboard configuration and deep keel models. If...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-14-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Converting a Catboat to a sloop

I'd agree with those who say a boat is probably at it's best as it was originally designed, but the addition of a sprit and a jib on a catboat to make it point a little better is intriguing. Might be...
Forum: Engines 01-29-2014
Replies: 99
Views: 3,178
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Ethanol in gasoline questions

Do you add Seafoam to the gas every time you fill up?
Forum: Engines 01-29-2014
Replies: 99
Views: 3,178
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Ethanol in gasoline questions

Let me preface this by saying that some of what I'm about to write is based on speculation.


I have an outboard that pre-dates ethanol gas. I started having problems in the last few years. Every...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,029
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Teak substitutes. Why not?

I've seen handrails made from trex. They look great, but I can't picture it for coamings, though. Maybe too much surface area to expose the fact that it's not real. I really like the look of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,029
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Teak substitutes. Why not?

I don't think I'd want teak decks, but I sure would like to find something synthetic to replace my coamings, dropboards, trim and the like. Has anyone ever seen good looking synthetic teak in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-06-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,630
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Polar Vortex

I think if we're not a little nervous, something's wrong. I don't think that the ice can get too thick during the time that it will be cold. Hearing the wind is unsettling though. I'm hoping that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-29-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 1,462
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Cold Weather Gear Recomendations

When I used to race frostbite, I wore UnderArmour long johns, top and bottom, a couple of shirts and a Musto Windstopper jacket. I wore sock liners under waterproof socks and Ronstan neoprene racing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-10-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Lashing/holding tiller wheel in place

Is this a possibility?

http://www.edsonmarine.com/support/PDFs/installation/EB355_689BrakeInstall.PDF
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-04-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 885
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Wood this be a fast boat?

To me it looks like it would be fast in relative for it's length and weight, but who cares - you're going to look so good sailing it, it won't matter how fast you're going! Also, people are going to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-14-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 6,945
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Annapolis Sailboat Show Observations & Notes

I love boats with teak too, but where I used to see beauty I now only see work. I visited the J-95 (again) which seems to be the perfect boat for me. Wheel, inboard, huge cockpit, nice lines, light...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-23-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 5,897
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: How much wind is too much for you?

I read somewhere that a rule of thumb is approximately 1 knot of wind per foot of boat length. I've been out in my 24' boat in 24 kt winds and wouldn't have wanted to deal with much more. I've been...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-28-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,020
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Need help and advice

I was trying to find PHRF ratings for your Mistral and your friend's Hobie, but I didn't have any luck. Assuming the Hobie has a lower PHRF number than your Mistral, all you have to do is stay close...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 2,228
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Take your dock lines or leave them?

I used to make my dock lines just the right length so I could just loop them on the cleat when I returned. It was extreeeeeemely convenient. One day, we had a blow out tide and the boat was just...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-19-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: New Puget Sound Sailor needs jib advice

My boat came with a 155. I didn't think it performed well when partially furled, so I got a 110 for fall and winter sailing when the wind is a bit stronger. I figured with the 110, I could just leave...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-14-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 2,694
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Previous owner wants property tax credit?

Interesting topic........

I'm not familiar with this particular tax, but I have gleaned a couple of things from this exchange.

If I'm understanding correctly:

The previous owner gets a tax...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 789
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: 12 volt AGM batts. worth it ?

I bought AGMs a few years ago. I had been in the habit of bringing the batteries home during the winter to prevent them from freezing if they discharged. (I had repeatedly killed several batteries by...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 1,383
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Donating my Cal 29 to Charity

It's been a while and all of this may have changed, but as I recall, the deductibility depends on what happens with the boat after you donate it. My recollection is that if the charity keeps it, you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 984
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Cradle with wheels?

I'm curious - Do you plan to move the cradle by hooking it up to a car or truck, or just by pushing it. If you're just pushing it, make sure you have a way to stop it!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 2,358
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Need answer to something I've always Wondered About

I had always thought the length of a standard snorkel was the maximum practical length. For what it's worth, I'm also told that you should not attempt to pressurize a snorkel with a regular...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-18-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By Quickstep192
Anybody Here a Member of Old Dominion Boat Club?

I'm considering a move to the Alexandria area and thought joining the Old Dominion Boat club might be a way to meet other sailors and rowers. I feel a little tacky asking on the forum, but the catch...
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