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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-27-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,221
Posted By 5hortBu5
Re: Coronado 25ft

I've got no input on the boat itself, but I will say that "completely redone" is a subjective term. It could be anything from a gut/remodel to a coat of topside paint and a once-over with a sponge....
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-31-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,206
Posted By 5hortBu5
Best knot to attach a painter to a mooring ball?

My boat lives on a mooring, and on days when club traffic is really slow, I can usually take a the club's little Sundancer skiff or rowboat out to the ball, hook the dinghy there, do my sailing, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-26-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 10,903
Posted By 5hortBu5
Re: Powerboaters Are Funny

Oh man. How long were you sitting on that gem?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-26-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,068
Posted By 5hortBu5
Re: Flying a Symmetrical Like an Asymmetrical

Well, that just smashes any doubt now, doesn't it? Additional halyard, it is! :D
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-25-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,068
Posted By 5hortBu5
Re: Flying a Symmetrical Like an Asymmetrical

Okay, another question!

Someone suggested that I might consider rigging another halyard for the chute, but my masthead is super-simple. Only has four sheaves: two for the main and two for the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-25-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,068
Posted By 5hortBu5
Re: Flying a Symmetrical Like an Asymmetrical

Thanks for the advice and the links, guys. Quick clarification: I had the tack tied down to a bow cleat, not the pulpit. I may be daft, but I'm not THAT daft.

As of right now, my headsail...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-25-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,068
Posted By 5hortBu5
Re: Flying a Symmetrical Like an Asymmetrical

Huh. So people *do* fly spinnakers like that...crazy.

I suppose a few feet of downhaul and a quick-release shackle would do me just as fine, since I don't have a roller furler. That would get the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-25-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,068
Posted By 5hortBu5
Re: Flying a Symmetrical Like an Asymmetrical

Here's the only photo my crew managed to snag

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/944291_10201099659668016_2074813995_n.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-25-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,068
Posted By 5hortBu5
Flying a Symmetrical Like an Asymmetrical

Hey Folks,

I've just been given a fairly suitably sized symmetrical spinnaker for my boat. I don't have a pole or any hardware for flying a symmetrical right, and I'm rocking a pretty draconian...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   07-22-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By 5hortBu5
Re: NJ Sailor

This. Find the saltiest guy on the dock, and ask him if he knows if any boats need crew. He can probably give you the rundown on all the cruising skippers, who you want to be ballast for, and who you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-19-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,766
Posted By 5hortBu5
Re: Curious what you all think of this video

So am I wrong in my assessment that all of the Optis who hadn't rounded the mark were on starboard tack, and were the leeward boats, and all of the optis who had gone around the mark were being...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-05-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By 5hortBu5
Re: Pretty Panorama

Jephotog: Plain old phone camera on my Motorola Razr.

rbyham: If this is a contest, I've already lost. That's gorgeous :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-05-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By 5hortBu5
Pretty Panorama

Not gonna inline it, cuz it's huge, but I scored a pretty nice photo during our Wednesday night beer can race. The wind was nearly dead calm with a growing current, so most of the fleet(s) were at a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-12-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By 5hortBu5
Re: If I had to get one new sail, what would it be?

Thanks for the tip. I never knew quite how that worked. I do "race" but we're so slow that we're really just mucking about with a course in mind. :laugher
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-12-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By 5hortBu5
Re: If I had to get one new sail, what would it be?

Lighter air is more often the rule than the exception, especially in the hotter months. I can count on one hand the number of times I've seen it blowing harder than 15 and less than 30 out here. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-12-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By 5hortBu5
Re: If I had to get one new sail, what would it be?

It's an O'Day 22 with a shoal keel, no centerboard.

With something as big as a 150, do I risk winding up overpowered often, or would I be trading a LOT of performance for the (assumed)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-12-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By 5hortBu5
If I had to get one new sail, what would it be?

Hey folks,

Right now, my sail inventory is pretty sad. I've got a nice 2-season old main, a busted, baggy old main as a spare, and a busted, baggy old 100% jib. That's it.

So, I really need a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-04-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,166
Posted By 5hortBu5
Re: South Jersey anyone?

There's a free public boat launch on the Cooper River near the Cooper River Yacht club in Pennsauken. Had no problems getting my 14' javelin in there, and the CRYC plays with hunter 17s, so boats...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   06-03-2013
Replies: 572
Views: 151,390
Posted By 5hortBu5
Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

That right there is comedy gold. Like, Larry, Moe, and Curly-grade slapstick. I applaud you.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-31-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,728
Posted By 5hortBu5
Re: Shoal Keel: Excessive Leeway

Denise: I've definitely experienced that, but it's not quite what I'm talking about here. This is a case where I'm on the same(ish) heading as a relatively nearby boat, and I'm just skidding sideways...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-31-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,728
Posted By 5hortBu5
Re: Shoal Keel: Excessive Leeway

The main is a crispy and new loose-footed FX sail. Only been used for a couple seasons. I'm fairly confident it's not the problem. In fact, it's probably the nicest part of the rig right now :D
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-31-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,728
Posted By 5hortBu5
Shoal Keel: Excessive Leeway

Hey folks,

I'm the happy owner of a little 1977 O'Day 22, the one with the masthead rig and a shoal keel. I've been having a lovely time sailing about on the Delaware River over the past season...
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast   08-14-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 518
Posted By 5hortBu5
Sailors aground on the Delaware Sunday, 8/12

Did anyone catch any of the details of the poor sailboat high and dry on her side on the mud flats of the Delaware, off of Amico Island? Any clue if her crew ever got her off?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-13-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By 5hortBu5
Re: A less humorous Single-handing question

It's a foot smaller than your ideal range, but the O'Day Javelin is a very fun boat to single hand.

- It only weighs about 400 pounds, so it's very trailerable
- Its' only got 30 square feet of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-06-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By 5hortBu5
Depends on my attitude and mission that day. If...

Depends on my attitude and mission that day. If I'm just mucking about in a boat, especially solo, I'll set it around halfway and just forget about it. If I'm trying to get somewhere, or playing with...
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