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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-08-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,561
Posted By okawbow
Re: Last one for tonight. Tiller pilots

It's really not the displacement that counts, but how well your sailboat balances under all conditions. I used a Simrad TP10 on my Cheoylee 31 ketch, for several thousand miles of cruising, without...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-14-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,633
Posted By okawbow
Re: Wire rope clips vs. nicopress

I rigged my schooner conversion with galvanized wire and nicopress fittings. I bought the tool used, at a great price. I bought a spool of good quality wire rope and found the fittings and eyes...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-05-2014
Replies: 2,854
Views: 274,815
Posted By okawbow
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

2 years ago; my wife and I cruised for 4 months from Kentucky Lake, down the Tenn-Tom to Mobile, aL, and then across to Key West, and up the East coast to northern Maine. We spent an average of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-09-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,061
Posted By okawbow
Re: Stepping mast in Chicago

If your mast height is less than 50 feet above the water; you can have the mast up, once you get to St. Louis. It's a lot more pleasant without the mast in the way. You can also sail in some of the...
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