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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-23-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 885
Posted By kcbillb2
Re: In the water or on a trailer?

To quote somebody or other...

In the water. I've got a trailerable boat too, Starwind 19, but being able to just roll the cooler, etc. down the dock to the boat, load up, get the motor running,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-26-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,468
Posted By kcbillb2
Only a couple of things to add... 1) The...

Only a couple of things to add...

1) The Aubrey–Maturin series of novels by Patrick O'Brian.

2) Just remember that people have been sailing boats (and stopping them) for thousands of years...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-26-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,170
Posted By kcbillb2
power sander on teak

Of course you can use a power sander on teak. Just like on any other wood.

There have been some excellent suggestions posted already, particularly about scrapers to remove most of the old finish....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-10-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 3,576
Posted By kcbillb2
OK, as several folks have pointed out, the term...

OK, as several folks have pointed out, the term "professional" should have been qualified...:)

What I MEANT to say is that MaineSail works professionally in the same way I do. To do it right only...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-09-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 3,011
Posted By kcbillb2
How to make French Toast Aboard

You're most likely correct....:laugher
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-09-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,059
Posted By kcbillb2
Different keels

All I can say on this topic is what I've found on my boat.

I've got a Starwind 19, which is a shallow draft (18in) keelboat with a centerboard.

Now, it's great having the ballast in the keel,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-09-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 3,576
Posted By kcbillb2
Why I listen to Maine Sail

I don't post a lot, but I suspect this thread will get lots of replies...

I personally take his advice because he works on boats professionally. Now, I've also worked professionally on lots of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-09-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 3,413
Posted By kcbillb2
Talking her into it...

You've gotten a lot of good advice already from folks on the list. (well, mostly)

All I'll say is talk to her, don't ask us. If she wants to do it, she will.

This quote was my favorite from all...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-09-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 5,737
Posted By kcbillb2
Share your favorite youtube sailing vids

Another "I can't believe someone else hasn't posted this one yet"...

I'm pretty sure I got this link on SailNet a couple years ago.

Everybody - YouTube...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-11-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 936
Posted By kcbillb2
Tabernacle Replacement

The problem I ran into last spring raising the mast for the firs time on my Starwind 19 was that the sheetmetal tabernacle had been mangled (to put it politely) by one or more previous owners.

Forum: O'Day   09-11-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,887
Posted By kcbillb2
Help with mast step pin(?)

OK, I really hope that the last post was tongue in cheek...

tabernacle - definition of tabernacle by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia....
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-23-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By kcbillb2
New Starwind Owner

Which Starwind?

I'm pretty happy with my Starwind 19
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-08-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By kcbillb2
ID of older sailing dinghy

Thanks WanderingStar, good idea.

Unfortunately, no pics exist. This is mainly a family memory question. The boat in question hasn't existed for over 30 years (rotted, then burnt up as a bonfire)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-07-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By kcbillb2
ID of older sailing dinghy_please help

OK, I'd like to ID this old sailing dinghy type. Here's what I know about it:

Canadian built
Probably designed in the 1920s-30s
14-16 feet
Hull rib and strake construction, no deck, just open...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   07-29-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 8,597
Posted By kcbillb2
7 yr old gets sea sick

Don't know if this will help, but when I was about his age, I got car sick. I grew out of it a couple of years later. Maybe give him a break for a year or two?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-27-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,905
Posted By kcbillb2
What's the diff between 1cyl and 2 cyl motor of the same HP?

Yeah, I've got one of those. 1994 Johnson 3 horsepower, 2cyl, 2 cycle. Nice and light, runs great. Actually runs great now that I've rebuilt the carb and cleaned all the ignition connections...:)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-26-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,363
Posted By kcbillb2
Getting back into an inflatable

I'll go with the homemade guys. In my case, I used thick walled plastic pipe for the rungs, then the good old knotted line.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-05-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 999
Posted By kcbillb2
Thank-you Sailnet Members... Had A Blast

Good stuff Rob,

Glad both you and your wife a great time.

Stay subscribed to this list and you'll learn all kinds of good stuff.

Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-05-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 866
Posted By kcbillb2
Lewmar winch

Hi Lyn,

With others, very sorry for your loss.

As far as your winch goes, I'm going to just guess and say that the interior pawls and springs have gone. A winch consists of a few gears and the...
Forum: herSailNet   05-18-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,320
Posted By kcbillb2
flbkroxie, You've obviously got this well...


You've obviously got this well in hand. Just keep on with your project.

Please send pics of the finished version..:)

Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-14-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 5,726
Posted By kcbillb2
Just a tip. If you were trying to make those full...

Just a tip. If you were trying to make those full steps like the video...DON'T...:)

Just try about 6 inches at a time. Much easier.

This ATN system puts a real strain on your arms too.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-07-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 6,404
Posted By kcbillb2
Wow, I feel pretty lucky where I'm at. ...

Wow, I feel pretty lucky where I'm at.

Probably a special case though. I'm in the KC area, sail at Lake Perry (about 40 miles west)

There are two marinas at Lake Perry, then there's the Perry...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   04-24-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,466
Posted By kcbillb2
Another option is, in a word, trigonometry....

Another option is, in a word, trigonometry. Seriously, it's just a right triangle problem. With the boat moored to the dock, pick a point on the dock and measure from there to the mast. Then measure...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   03-23-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,101
Posted By kcbillb2
Re: Ads making website slow

Yeah, that's me too. Firefox with NoScript and Adblock Plus. Haven't seen any of these problems. :D

I have accessed Sailnet from other browsers that allow all scripts to run and I agree, it's...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-06-2011
Replies: 3,534
Views: 1,130,619
Posted By kcbillb2
Lake Perry, KS

Lake Perry, KS
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