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Search: Posts Made By: CalebD
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 139
Views: 5,827
Posted By CalebD
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

Congrats Nancy!

The Pintail will make a great starter/learning boat for you. I actually enjoy doing the sanding and varnishing work that boats like this might want. Hope you do to.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By CalebD
Re: Chainplate/Bulkhead repair?

Keep in mind, that stainless steel (SS) does not like being encased in epoxy and deprived of oxygen. In a situation like this SS can rust if wet over years.

How do I know? My chain plates are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By CalebD
Re: Chainplate/Bulkhead repair?

Any repair using plywood, whether temporary or not, will fail rather quickly if possible water intrusion is likely. Original bulkhead material was likely plywood too.

Could you simply cut the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,114
Posted By CalebD
Re: Marina personnel attached battery wrong

When we connected my friends boat in the wrong orientation many years ago the only fatality was the alternator, which let out a little smoke as a clue. There are diodes in the alternator that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By CalebD
Re: Tacky West Systems Epoxy

Plain white vinegar can also be used to clean up non-cured epoxy. Cheaper than acetone.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 139
Views: 5,827
Posted By CalebD
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

Hi Nancy. Nice to see you still here at sailnut.

A few rambling thoughts in no particular order.

I once moved a Sunfish on the top of my Plymouth Valiant back in the 1980's. I was younger...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By CalebD
Re: Anyone Have Info on a Pirate 15?

Congrats Marc on your new boat!

It seems that the Annapolis Sailboat Builders Co. has gone the way of many boat manufacturers: out of business.
I had no more success with my google "juju" than...
Forum: US Northeast 03-14-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 1,346
Posted By CalebD
Re: NY/CT/LIS Boatyard & Marina help?

I'll bite.

Since Long Island is out of the question I'd suggest you look into Mamaroneck and Larchmont harbors in New York state.
Since the commuter train line on the north shore of LI Sound runs...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-14-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By CalebD
Re: Sailors moving from Cali to LIS, need new boat friends!

Welcom to SailNut ScallywagSailor!

There are a lot of SN members here from around the LI Sound area; probably more than 1 per harbor/marina. I have met quite a few myself. You should be able to...
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-06-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,111
Posted By CalebD
Re: Need info about new sails

Sailmaker will probably suggest this but for the jib/genoa, have them sew extra foam in the luff so it furls with better shape.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-27-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By CalebD
Re: I need a used keel for a 22 foot catalina please help.

First of all, welcome to Sailnut!

I'd posit that the OP did not literally mean that the keel was stolen; I believe it may be a centerboard model. A replacement centerboard shouldn't be too hard...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-21-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,167
Posted By CalebD
drive train: cutless bearing, shaft, shaft log hose etc

We did this job on our boat several years ago in the Hudson Valley of NY. Started out as a simple cutless bearing replacement but ended up going with a new shaft as well.

Special tools: steering...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-05-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,836
Posted By CalebD
Re: My crappy sail today


Sometimes we learn the most from when we f-up the most. You survived so not so bad in any event.
Fall winds in cooler temperatures are stronger than the winds of 80F summer days. ...
Forum: Apps & Authors 09-26-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 3,437
Posted By CalebD
Re: New Site - Sailcraftdata

I checked the data on both websites (sailboatdata vs sailcraftdata) for my boat: Tartan 27' and yup, the information is exactly the same, down to the free form comments.

I am not an Intellectual...
Forum: Atomic 4 09-23-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 1,811
Posted By CalebD
Re: Carb Problem?

You are going to want to get a few oil absorbent pads at your local auto parts store to use instead of paper towel. The ones I use are white also. I keep one under my carb all the time to keep tabs...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-13-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,121
Posted By CalebD
Re: This delivery was quite challenging!

Nice video Pete.
Wow, lots of stops for repairs on that delivery.
So, re-caulking the bottom in Portugal with some welding and a stop for an engine fire near the Solent? Also, hand pumping the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-03-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,303
Posted By CalebD
Re: Humbled

Thanks for sharing that Beej.

I learned to sail on Sunfish as a teen. Now in my mid 50's I act as an instructor for a teen Sunfish sailing program. The program has about 20 old Sunfish hulls...
Forum: Pearson 08-14-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 580
Posted By CalebD
Re: P26 Sanitation Vent Location

Having read Peggy Hall's book(let) on "Eliminating boat odors"...
There are a few things to consider.

Ideally your vent line will be as straight and short as possible. This can be difficult on...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-13-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By CalebD
Re: First Time Crewing!!

Wow! You & your guy are troopers! I'm proud of you two.

Flying the spinnaker on a planing hull like a J24' with no prior experience is asking a lot but you guys stuck with it. The best...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-02-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 4,434
Posted By CalebD
Re: Advice For Good Boat To Learn On

Saratoga Lake Sailing Club sounds a lot like Nyack Boat Club since it is a working member club. Working clubs tend to be less high brow - which I like.
Most clubs have a bulletin board somewhere on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-02-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 4,434
Posted By CalebD
Re: Advice For Good Boat To Learn On


Yes, the Pearson Ensign is an older design with many examples still around from the 1960's on up. You can still buy them new but not in your price range.
The Ensign for sale at Nyack...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-19-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By CalebD
Re: Universal Oil filter

As long as they both mate properly with your oil system (eg., not leak) either will work.
The Fram filter likely has more actual filter material in it and may be a better filter to use with an old...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-12-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 3,526
Posted By CalebD
Re: The impossible happened

I crewed on a Yamaha 33' in a spinnaker class race. The boat had shackles like that on the spin sheet/guys (dangerous IMO for this application).
We developed a "death roll" and when the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By CalebD
Re: Outhaul repair/replacement

McMaster Carr has quite a number of sizes of delrin sheaves in stock sizes.
I used one when I replaced an internal boom sheave for our outhaul.
Second Amsteel line instead of wire rope.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-05-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By CalebD
Re: tiller / rudder to stiff? wy

From looking at the diagram posted by Tempest of the rudder & rudder shaft assembly on the P26 it looks like you could have worn out bushings that could somehow make turning the rudder difficult.
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