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Search: Posts Made By: mbetter
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-09-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By mbetter
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-02-2013
Replies: 1,053
Views: 173,919
Posted By mbetter
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Intercede and do what, take it off SA's front page?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2013
Replies: 1,053
Views: 173,919
Posted By mbetter
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

It's not down, it just expects a session cookie to be present. Go to yachtscoring.com / pick event / find transpac / find "Aquarius".
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-22-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,278
Posted By mbetter
Re: Neverwet should have many boating applications

Buy case of beer, remove beer, spray with this stuff, add ice, replace beer. Boom, instant disposable cooler you don't have to lug home.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-21-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,821
Posted By mbetter
Re: new to me 1969 Cheoy Lee Offshore 27

I strongly disagree. A properly installed and mechanical fitting should have sealant anywhere there isn't steel and should allow less trapped water than a swaged fitting. You also can inspect the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-19-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,821
Posted By mbetter
Re: new to me 1969 Cheoy Lee Offshore 27

It could be done by a diligent home handyman if you use mechanical connectors like Norsemans on one (probably deck) end. Get somebody to swage masthead fittings on to wires that are longer than you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-19-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 5,609
Posted By mbetter
Re: How NOT to tie a cleat hitch

The cleat hitch is such a cool knot, too - quick to do and you can both tie and release with a loaded line.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-18-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By mbetter
Re: New mooring setup fubar

Are the pendants hooked to a swivel?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-18-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By mbetter
Re: Practice deck core layups?

Quoted because this deserves to be repeated.

Foam may not rot, but once you get water in there, you're going get delamination in short order and it will most likely be much more widespread than...
Forum: Racing 06-16-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 7,942
Posted By mbetter
Re: Who pays for the food and beer?

Seriously. Running a competitive and successful racing boat is one of the most expensive and stupidest endeavors one can ever embark upon. After the huge boat payment, the constant sail purchases,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,781
Posted By mbetter
Re: What tools do you bring in your sailboats?

Every tool but the one I need.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 3,510
Posted By mbetter
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By mbetter
Post Re: Squelch

Squelch blocks background noise. Turn it up until the static stops. You can turn it up a bit more if you're still getting garbled messages from other states.
Forum: Racing 06-14-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 7,942
Posted By mbetter
Re: Who pays for the food and beer?

But you still go out to dinner with people, though, right? Why would the drama on other boats cause you to not want to race?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-12-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 809
Posted By mbetter
Re: If I had to get one new sail, what would it be?

Yeah, then I'd definitely be looking at a big sail if I were you. That extra sail area can be the difference between moving and not moving on a light day and should easily make up for the days where...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-12-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 809
Posted By mbetter
Re: If I had to get one new sail, what would it be?

It probably depends on how frequently you get light air and on the condition of your jib. If the jib is workable, it'll probably be good for 15-20+. I don't think 5-15 would be a problem for a 150%,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-12-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,652
Posted By mbetter
Re: CDI Furler Halyard is Getting Stuck

Silicone has no place on a boat, don't use it.

Sailkote is good stuff and almost certainly what the PO used.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-12-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 809
Posted By mbetter
Re: If I had to get one new sail, what would it be?

Sounds like a no-brainer. Depending on the boat, I'd consider an even bigger genoa, like a 150%
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-04-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 2,958
Posted By mbetter
Re: Are you done yet??

My boat looks worse now than that one did before they started the "restoration" and I'm launching in a couple days.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-04-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,376
Posted By mbetter
Re: Self Tailing Winches

I can get a pair of used two-speed, oversized primaries for $300-400. One self-tailer will be at least twice that, and it will probably be barely big enough. So it would be four times more expensive...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-02-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,071
Posted By mbetter
Re: Reefing question

The Peterson 34 I crew on has it so that a portion of the sail track is removable. You put all the slugs in and then screw the piece of track in so that it's sealed. A pretty ingenious system, if you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-31-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 2,406
Posted By mbetter
Re: New Crew

Starlings eat cats?
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-21-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 5,559
Posted By mbetter
Re: Flaking the Main Sail

I sometimes do this thing where I open the clutch, put half of a wrap on the winch to turn the line and take it with me to the mast. The winch gives me enough friction on the line that I can pay it...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 05-21-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 1,271
Posted By mbetter
Re: Apologize about sn down time

My guess would be to differentiate the button from "Like" buttons that are hooked up to Facebook, as this one isn't.

I agree that "Thanks" doesn't really work as it means something completely...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-16-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 4,013
Posted By mbetter
Re: Who sells marine plywood?

The douglas fir marine plywood I'm seeing nowadays is pretty horrible - not particularly strong, looks bad, all kinds of voids and checks like crazy under finish.

IMO, go for the BS1088 stuff or...
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