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Search: Posts Made By: JohnRPollard
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2011
Replies: 67
Views: 28,936
Posted By JohnRPollard
Glad to hear that, jrd! I still have the older...

Glad to hear that, jrd! I still have the older swivel and ratchet blocks at either end, too. I hope to upgrade them soon to the full Harken system, as I recently noticed a ball bearing missing from...
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-13-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,296
Posted By JohnRPollard
Congrats!! Before you know it, you'll be...

Congrats!!

Before you know it, you'll be circumnavigating... that island.:)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-13-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 3,093
Posted By JohnRPollard
Dave, There is a fan built-in to the heater...

Dave,

There is a fan built-in to the heater unit, on the bottom, that forces the air up (I think) and out through fins/vents that help to disperse the heat. The reason I say "I think" is truth be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-13-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 3,093
Posted By JohnRPollard
Hi Jimjazzdad, While your comments certainly...

Hi Jimjazzdad,

While your comments certainly have validity, my friend Faster was commenting on the shortcomings of the Force 10 Cozy Cabin propane heater as compared to the Dickinson Newport...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-12-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 2,361
Posted By JohnRPollard
Charlie, Man I wish you were on the...

Charlie,

Man I wish you were on the Chesapeake! Those are great rates you're offering.

Also, before anyone grouses about Charlie's "ad", he has been a paying advertiser here on Sailnet so he...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 11-05-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,125
Posted By JohnRPollard
Hi Al, Our 2xGrp 31 AGMs are secured in...

Hi Al,

Our 2xGrp 31 AGMs are secured in essentially the same manner as Steve's, and we've never had any issues.

It sounds like your surveyor made the PO fix something that wasn't broken or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-01-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,840
Posted By JohnRPollard
Hi Mark, Sounds like a good project you've...

Hi Mark,

Sounds like a good project you've got going there -- nice upgrade!

The answer to your question depends in part on what kind of fittings you are using. Many of the connections now used...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-01-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 7,469
Posted By JohnRPollard
John, you nailed it. That is one of the things...

John, you nailed it. That is one of the things that really struck me -- even at speed, it just sliced along with no wake or commotion.

I have sailed faster in a monohull, but in the Melges 24...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-01-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 7,469
Posted By JohnRPollard
It is very light -- maybe you could hang it from...

It is very light -- maybe you could hang it from davits on the new Womboat?:D
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-31-2011
Replies: 6,726
Views: 1,603,475
Posted By JohnRPollard
Paulo, those Garcias are really nice. I love...

Paulo, those Garcias are really nice. I love those centerboard versions with the twin rudders. Can they dry-out in the tidal flats?

Have you covered the yachts from Dutch builder K&M...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-31-2011
Replies: 119
Views: 19,228
Posted By JohnRPollard
Ha! An old thread but quite a trip down memory...

Ha! An old thread but quite a trip down memory lane. :)

I think this post offered the best information:

Hull Blister Theory...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-31-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 7,469
Posted By JohnRPollard
Thanks Caleb!:) Yes, it was very cool. I'm a...

Thanks Caleb!:) Yes, it was very cool. I'm a dyed-in-wool monohull sailor, so for me this was quite a different experience.

I am by no means an expert on proas or sailing them. I don't know a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-30-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 7,469
Posted By JohnRPollard
Yes, two rudders that move up and down much like...

Yes, two rudders that move up and down much like daggerboards. During the "stalled" part of the shunt, the rudders are swapped.

Again, yes, it is somewhat counter intuitive that the ama remains...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-30-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 7,469
Posted By JohnRPollard
Hi Ron, This was a first test-sail, and the...

Hi Ron,

This was a first test-sail, and the breeze was moderate and puffy, so we went conservative for the most part. We started out sailing with a single reefed mainsail. Later, we hoisted a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-30-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 7,469
Posted By JohnRPollard
It may have been only 12 knots while videotaping,...

It may have been only 12 knots while videotaping, but we actually hit 15+ knots on that test sail. I did not notice the ama lift, but the design calls for water ballast at higher wind speeds and we...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-30-2011
Replies: 6,726
Views: 1,603,475
Posted By JohnRPollard
Pacific Proa

I hope this design meets the thread criteria for "Interesting Sailboats."

Test Sailing a Pacific Proa...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-30-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 7,469
Posted By JohnRPollard
Test Sailing a Pacific Proa

I recently had the opportunity to help a friend test-sail his newly launched Pacific Proa. It was very fun, interesting, and FAST.

Proas are a variety of multihull with two hulls, but they are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-17-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 12,742
Posted By JohnRPollard
Jim, Okay, maybe mine is different, or possibly...

Jim, Okay, maybe mine is different, or possibly I have misunderstood how it was installed. Looking at it, I have always assumed the studs and cooling lines were individually drilled. But it's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-17-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 12,742
Posted By JohnRPollard
As far as the heat in the cabin form the...

As far as the heat in the cabin form the air-cooled versions....

As I said above, this might be welcome in some situations. I've often thought I'd want it vented to the wet locker, to help dry...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-17-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 12,742
Posted By JohnRPollard
Jim, The neat thing is I'm pretty sure you...

Jim,

The neat thing is I'm pretty sure you don't have to "cut" any holes in the bottom of the boat. At least, not in the sense of using a hole saw or anything. As far as I can tell, all that's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-17-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 12,742
Posted By JohnRPollard
Jim, I'm not certain that's the case. I...

Jim,

I'm not certain that's the case. I have installed an air-cooled fridge, and have inspected our keel-cooled Frigoboat installation very closely. One of the things I've noticed about the...
Forum: Boat Reviews 10-17-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,097
Posted By JohnRPollard
Our Crealock 31 carries 65 gallons in two tanks...

Our Crealock 31 carries 65 gallons in two tanks plus 5 gallons in the hot water tank. There is gobs of space available to add more tankage if someone needed it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-14-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 12,742
Posted By JohnRPollard
Hi Jim, We have 2xGrp31 AGMs also, and even...

Hi Jim,

We have 2xGrp31 AGMs also, and even now that they are 7+ years old, we typically can go 2+ days easily at anchor on just one of them running all domestics including fridge. We used to be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-14-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 12,742
Posted By JohnRPollard
Hi Shawn, Not sure if you decided already,...

Hi Shawn,

Not sure if you decided already, but I just thought I'd throw in for the Frigoboat. Ours was installed by the previous owner, so I don't know the exact age. But it has run flawlessly...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 08-05-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 3,721
Posted By JohnRPollard
Tim, On our boat, with the traveller on the...

Tim,

On our boat, with the traveller on the trailing edge of the bridgedeck, the occupants of the cockpit are generally aft of the mainsheet, so not at risk of getting caught by it in a jibe. And...
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