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Search: Posts Made By: matthewwhill
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,347
Posted By matthewwhill
Re: Any seaworthy swing keel, row-able boats, with cabin.

No. When there is wind I sail. The rowing would be for when there is no wind or the rig fails. Or when I am trying to go through the Ballard locks - not allowed to sail in and out of the locks.
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,347
Posted By matthewwhill
Re: Any seaworthy swing keel, row-able boats, with cabin.

That's really good sailing and seamanship you describe.

But I started this thread to learn more about swing keel sailboats that can be rowed and beached, and that have some sort of cabin. I'm...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,347
Posted By matthewwhill
Re: Any seaworthy swing keel, row-able boats, with cabin.

Didn't notice any humor in your reply. Just thought you were being really condescending.

I can sail on and off the dock just fine if the wind is blowing. More difficult when there's no wind....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,347
Posted By matthewwhill
Re: Any seaworthy swing keel, row-able boats, with cabin.

Denise-

Learn how to read. Read my post again. Then learn how to type. Then offer a useful suggestion if you feel so inclined.

I didn't have three fails, I think I used the word "possibility". ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,347
Posted By matthewwhill
Any seaworthy swing keel, row-able boats, with cabin.

I really like sailing my simple 24 ft keelboat with 4 ft draft. I don't want anything bigger or more complex since I usually single hand and I am a minimalist.

The things that I don't like are:...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By matthewwhill
Re: Can/does anyone sail from Kona to Hilo?

Could one take a long port tack past South Point out to sea away from the coastal wind and current, then come about and head up on a starboard close reach to Hilo?

People sail from the leeward...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By matthewwhill
Can/does anyone sail from Kona to Hilo?

I am curious...perhaps some of our Hawaiian brothers and sisters can answer this question.

I have read plenty accounts of sailing from Hilo to the leeward side of the Big Island. But how often...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-13-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 6,257
Posted By matthewwhill
Re: Single handed anchoring questions

I see your point.... I have a 16.5 lb Bruce with 15 feet of 3/8 chain with 185 ft of rode. I am fortunate that I can handle the weight and pull it up quickly. My method may be unsuitable for your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-13-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 6,257
Posted By matthewwhill
Re: Single handed anchoring question

Great question! Again, this is why I do everything from cockpit. First i cleat the proximal rode at stern and release rode from bow cleat. Boat swings stern to wind and rode tensions again. Start...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-11-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 6,257
Posted By matthewwhill
Re: Single handed anchoring questions

Well here's an update. I sail single handed all the time. And I have been practicing anchoring. My awesome method:
1. Store anchor, chain and rode in cockpit locker
2. Approach anchorage slowly by...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-07-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By matthewwhill
Recommendations for insurance

Hopefully will be moving to a new marina which requires insurance and has lots and lots of really expensive boats.

My boat is a 40 year old craigslist special so I am mostly concerned about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-07-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By matthewwhill
Die hard battery charger? Ok for deep cycle marine?

I have had my boat for almost two years. It came with an inexpensive Die Hard charger/maintainer and my outboard charges it too (supposedly). I have never had the battery run low or die. I have no...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-30-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By matthewwhill
Re: Halyards turning black

Thanks everyone!

I don't really care about my halyards color.... does anyone think this could damage the line?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-29-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By matthewwhill
Halyards turning black

The segments of my main and jib halyard that "live" inside of my mast when the sails are down are becoming darkly discolored. I've had the boat 2 years and have only noticed it with in the last few...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,340
Posted By matthewwhill
Re: Recommendations for inflatable kayak as tender

In an Advanced Elements inflatable kayak, can one stand up whilst next to the sailboat and climb in relatively easily? I don't have a swim deck or swim ladder.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-30-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 899
Posted By matthewwhill
Re: Moving from fresh to salt water moorage - questions

Yeah, I can pull it out of the well. I'm trying to think if I can then clamp it on the transom or one of the sidewalls of the well so that the prop is up out of the salt water.

Still fixating on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-30-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 899
Posted By matthewwhill
Re: Moving from fresh to salt water moorage - questions

Alex-

Unfortunately my motor doesn't pivot out of the water, its stuck in a well near the transom.

Do I need zincs? Even if I pull the motor out every time I still have a through-hull... does...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-30-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 899
Posted By matthewwhill
Moving from fresh to salt water moorage - questions

I enjoy sailing in Puget Sound much more than Lake Washington, but it takes nearly three hours to motor through the shipping canal and locks. Thinking about mooring my boat at Shilshole.

If I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By matthewwhill
Re: Battery question

Yes, it holds a charge for a long time. I've had the battery for two years now. Not sure how old it is. Vigor is the manufacturer.
Used to have shore power until the marina removed it. Now the only...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By matthewwhill
Battery question

Been reading a Sailboat Electronics Made Simple book.

Opened up the top of my old battery to see if I needed to add distilled water. To my surprise, the water level is nearly up to the caps (maybe...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-22-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By matthewwhill
Headsail rigging question

We are blessed by the quality, sturdiness and affordability of 40 year old small fiberglass sailboats. I got mine on Craigslist for next to nothing, put some work into it, got the rigging replaced...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-19-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,340
Posted By matthewwhill
Recommendations for inflatable kayak as tender

Hi

I've got a small racer cruiser. A rigid or inflatable dinghy seems a bit too big and unruly.

Any recommendations for an inflatable two-person kayak for use as a tender?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-02-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By matthewwhill
Angle between course over ground tacks?

I know that the tacking angle is the angle between headings of two tacks when beating.

What is the term for the angle between two courses over ground after a tack? (ie greater than tacking angle...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-28-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 1,954
Posted By matthewwhill
How does keel create lift?

I have read that the keel is a foil that creates lift. But I am confused.

So it does more than resist leeway (which seems like drag against leeway)?

What causes the lift? Water flow? Keels...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-23-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 982
Posted By matthewwhill
Re: Jib halyard shackle too small for jib's head

Thanks everyone. It sounds like a soft shackle would be good. I would plan to use it to attach the hard shackle on my halyard to the head of my jib... right? Like a link in a chain.
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