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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-08-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 3,609
Posted By Jiminri
Re: Found This Bristol for Sale - Thoughts for New Sailors?

I think some folks make too much of a boat's "age." IMHO, condition is primary and it has little to do with age.

Think about it. You live in a part of the county where there are lots of 200 year...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-26-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 2,924
Posted By Jiminri
Re: Best place to mount a Turkey Fryer on a boat

Alternative recipe:

(1) Arrange stuffed turkey, breast side up, in center of cockpit.

(2) From the safety of your dinghy, set boat on fire.

(3) When flames die down, turkey is perfectly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-11-2014
Replies: 287
Views: 21,286
Posted By Jiminri
Re: Pearons 28 passes Beneteau 46

That's one approach...getting your jollies by making fun of others. (Put me firmly in the "don't get it and never will" crowd)


You could refocus your crusade and be a positive force for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-10-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 10,603
Posted By Jiminri
Re: Pros and cons for a double ender/Canoe Stern

I suspect quite a few boats of all types. Two 30 foot Nonsuches (that I know of) were abandoned at sea, but later found and are currently sailing again (years later). One was abandoned in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-30-2014
Replies: 300
Views: 13,912
Posted By Jiminri
Re: safe cooking

Checking for a leak on propane lines is so easy and fast that it can (and should be) done periodically.

Turn tank valve on. Immediately turn it off. Note reading on pressure gauge. Wait 5...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-01-2013
Replies: 3,211
Views: 416,740
Posted By Jiminri
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Hey Smack,
Great post, thanks for walking us through more of your journey in acquiring the yacht. Seems to me you were successful in the end because you knew what you wanted, were persistent, knew...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-04-2013
Replies: 728
Views: 60,131
Posted By Jiminri
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

I would remove all the access plates to clean out the tank. I opened up the aluminum water tanks on my 1986 boat and found what looked like gravel inside. In reality, it was not gravel but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-27-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,320
Posted By Jiminri
Re: First Boat - Nunsuch?

Nonsuches use two line reefing and it is very fast. Essentially, all you do is lower the halyard a bit and pull down on the luff reef line. Then pull up the halyard to stretch the luff. Next, pull...
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