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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 3,424
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Do You Pole out your Jib?

For the observant, that Volvo racer actually has a pole out. Note his bowsprit. The sail on it is a code 0 asymmetric on a top-down furler. When you travel at speeds of 20kts+ you drive the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: seacocks

Katie, do you have a picture of the stern? Cockpit? You have a very simple boat so chances are you only have one thru hull for the sink. If there are no openings through the transom for the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-24-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,015
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Help a newbie out-1980 Catalina 22 for $2350

Alex, I don’t know if you are still monitoring this thread but your instincts are good. Sailboats are (relatively) easy to buy, but harder to sell so buy with the intent of owning for the long haul....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-23-2015
Replies: 142
Views: 4,757
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Rethinking Jacklines

Personal preference? On the high side I'm balanced on that Cabin - deck joint. And in my little fatty Catalina, leeward tends to get swept by waves in our typical conditions. High side is drier for...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-23-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,015
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Help a newbie out-1980 Catalina 22 for $2350

For boats of this size and age, condition trumps everything. I did a quick (unscientific) survey online and these boats are going for around $4,000 and in (relatively) good condition with motors,...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-10-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: local sailmakers near Alameda or Oakland (California)

Quantum is in Richmond. Pineapple tends to cater to the racing set. My friends and I use Dominic Marchal at Grand Marina in Alameda. Dom does great work at very fair prices.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-04-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 2,825
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: This PFD could have killed me!

Nancy, There isn’t a VHF radio made specifically for PFDs. When people are talking about radios in this context they are usually referring to small handhelds that you carry on your person. I have a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-30-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,434
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

I did an even simpler solution - I bought a couple of hatch dogs from Lewmar and mounted them on the slider
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-28-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 18,434
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

Nancy, I appreciate your thoughts and comments. Don’t let others compel you to be silent as your comments help drive the conversation forward. The problem with GoPro movies is the wide angle lens...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-05-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 2,232
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: New 1984 oday 26 advice

To generalize, two types of cracks. One is the "spider web" type crack on the surface of the outer gelcoat layer. This is generally cosmetic and can be repaired by using a dremel tool to open up...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-26-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Fabric weight for genoa

Old Eagle, can you see the two sails in person? The reason I ask is the "ripstop Dacron" has me a little puzzled. I raced on a boat that had a super light air #1. It was made of really thin...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-10-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 13,593
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

I came up with the ratchet block idea after MrsB almost went up the mast when a puff filled the lower half of the kite during a douse and another time during a very windy day when we were thinking of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-11-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,210
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: changing alternator in catalina 27

Aaron, still not enough info. Electrical charging systems can go from pretty basic to pretty complicated – in a hurry. What do you have now? What is your engine size? (and make) Does your C27...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-28-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,354
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Battery Charging question

Interesting questions. Sorry I didn’t see this thread a bit sooner. First a couple of background items. Unless your Catalina 30 has undergone a major electrical system upgrade, you most likely...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-30-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 7,872
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: possible to buy a seaworthy sailboat under $20000 that requires very little fix?

That's why I keep my zombie insurance on the boat up to date.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-30-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 7,872
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: possible to buy a seaworthy sailboat under $20000 that requires very little fix?

Heh, Heh, what a novel approach to boat buying – First scan the daily obituaries. The reality is all estate/trust assets need to be accounted for and appraised prior to dissolution – this includes...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-29-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,335
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Cabin comfort when motoring

Two words: Ear plugs. I actually used to own a C28 (#100). Engine smells were almost nil, albeit, mainly in the aft “stateroom”. Noise was a combination of several factors: 1) condition of the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-10-2014
Replies: 109
Views: 5,109
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: sailed once with my uncle

Pupil, do you have a link to the ad for the boat? Is this a “Sandy” or “Katrina” boat? It looks like it was at least partially submerged at some point. The standards regarding plumbing and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-08-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 5,596
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Sorry, you are about to get slammed. First question: bowsprit

North,
Been out the last week or so, so apologies for coming in so late into the conversation. You bought a Cape Dory 28? Are you in the San Francisco area and do you have a car? I don’t...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-28-2014
Replies: 133
Views: 12,937
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Don't have to be rich to sail

Boasun,
Back in the year leading up to the AC in San Francisco, the cup authority had to do an environmental impact report, reputably costing into the six figures, to specifically address the bird...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-26-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 969
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Has anyone been up the San Rafael channel recently?

Mark,
Those are good tides, you should have no problem. For practice, still monitor the depth sounder closely and feel your way down the channel. The closer you get to downtown San Rafael, the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-21-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,356
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Mainsail and rigging questions

Ian,
The Rams Head is how you attach the new tack cringle when you reef. I’m assuming that the main’s regular tack cringle is attached by using that “strap” shackle. If you can hoist your sails...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-15-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,236
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Do the Cat 22s, and the S2 26 footers, etc., use spinnakers?

Minnsail – Flying a spinnaker on a C22 is a pretty easy affair. I first flew mine while tied to the dock. You will be doing end-for-end gybes which means to gybe - you will unclip the pole from the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-30-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Zippered Pocket on Foot of Main Sail??

The fishing line is 400# test (at least for my 34 footer). Lighter weight line, although cheaper, is too stretchy and the sail won’t stay on top of the boom. UV degrades it over time and it will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-30-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 4,448
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: First Accident What Did I Do Wrong?

Wow, still a raging controversy over vang v. mainsheet and heading up or heading down in puffs. And here, I thought that sailing was easy. A couple of things, you may not choose to use them...
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