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  1. mrnanney

    Atlantic Tropical Wx

    I supose it is relative. I was in Marina del Rey for Northridge quake and that was freaky. Before super always on internet, and wondering about a tsunami was not fun. As it is flat all around, and I was on a boat, I figured I was better off staying onboard. I can't even imagine Japan or Chile...
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    J 70, whadup?

    Probably belongs in PA - but I could not resist concuring with phredo & I was looking for info on the J70. Phred, well put - funny how the more things change, the more they stay the same. Just sub some names around, and lip service to "press" and modern sensibilities ... but we are doing...
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    traveller location pros and cons - aft of tiller post vs gybe issues

    Yes, I am with you on keeping traveler out of the way. I guess the Sunfish guys with their briddle were ahead of their time. :P (Below is a mod from a fellow B28 racer (nice but my dodger and wife/kids & don't feel like moving too much stuff factors) (Courtesy of Great Scot? of the...
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    traveller location pros and cons - aft of tiller post vs gybe issues

    Yeah, I've liking the idea of the kicker and the double ended vang cascade is something I had not seen but makes a lot of sense. -do you have a preference for the Barton over the 'Boomkicker' brand? Also any good american online outlets for the Barton - I keep finding UK stores. -also sizing...
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    traveller location pros and cons - aft of tiller post vs gybe issues

    WHL - did the MORC logo, and your sig block - I just bought a HTFU tshirt, can't wait to wear it around the pool - do you know where the photo on the shirt came from? B) Also do you have a little more info on vang /thimble style? and where how its leading to either side? At first I thought...
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    traveller location pros and cons - aft of tiller post vs gybe issues

    Yes the photo is awesome - I actually thought it was a painting. Kind of modern/old Turner seascape. Now that I think about it I pulled it off my drive after being annoyed that my photos were too big for the SA avatar shrink. I did a *.jpeg search and sorted by size, I remember liking the...
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    traveller location pros and cons - aft of tiller post vs gybe issues

    Fixed - I was looking for a cruising type logo as Duff Beer is no longer racing ... at your suggestion, my new avatar is in honor of the first sailing boat I sailed on - SEA WITCH, out of Barnegat Bay in the 60s.
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    traveller location pros and cons - aft of tiller post vs gybe issues

    I liked it - I thought it was a stock avatar - but I'll fix it. Do you have an opinion on my post?
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    most common place diesel engines leak oil?

    works great, new to me, (bought new boat) some room to work on it. To save myself aggravation, and keep the bilge clean and boat less smelly ... Is there sort of a top 3 places to check, or some 'lucky fixes' ie. not to hard/ not too much - I don't think it has huge hours but it is circa 76...
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    traveller location pros and cons - aft of tiller post vs gybe issues

    doh! I was trying to update 'the internet info' and screwed it up some - below are what I think are correct (Ineglected to show the 29.9 keel at 4'4" 1972 1976 1978+ (as best I can tell) b28 mine b29.9 37.5 37.5 37.5 I 11.5 11.5 11.5 J 31.0 31.5 32.0 P 10.0 11.5 11.5 E ? 28' 28' 29'11"...
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    traveller location pros and cons - aft of tiller post vs gybe issues

    Thanks for the replies, the boat has a nice looking cabin top liner - makes adding stuff a little more interesting. So maybe I'll go the chin strop/ vang rear traveller, Bob stayless route. 1972 1976 1978+ (as best I can tell) b28 mine b29.9 37.5 37.5 37.5 I 11.5 11.5 11.5 J 31.0 31.5...
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    traveller location pros and cons - aft of tiller post vs gybe issues

    My new cruising oriented ride :) - I am debating the merits of the traveler: 1) location - convenience and safety (helmsman, passengers) 2) length vs. conflict with pulpit, simple mod? 3) old school semi/minimally adjustable existing traveler - ie. no cars but adjustable stops - simple vs...
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    worth adding roach to EXISTING mainsail

    I am no sail maker and I am sure the concept is sub-optimal - but is it possible to take a good existing main add about 5 or 10% to foot AND some roach up the leech? Flame suit on .... :) :ph34r:
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    old school boat NOT prone to delaminating, hull especially

    Thanks! A few more fin keelers? Maybe a little smaller, phrf under 200ish - C&C is definitely of the sort I contemplate
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    old school boat NOT prone to delaminating, hull especially

    I'll clarify - I have a much better sense about all that other 'stuff' - I know what good deck hardware is, rigging, good sails, I can see chain plates/water damage, feel soft decks, loose tabbing and general neglect, I've rebuilt engines ... BUT I do not have a great handle on hulls...
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    old school boat NOT prone to delaminating, hull especially

    my bigger question was boats that are generally known to have held up well structurally - I am less concerned about interior joinery, hardware and more concerned with the engineering, structural integrity. I realize my observations may be just wrong, or I may be tapping around boats that are...
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    old school boat NOT prone to delaminating, hull especially

    I had though that but my observations seem to contradict that ... ok, I am no surveyor - but if I tap around the hull of a new boats - cored/ or non cored - I get a generally consistent sound. On older, I'll admit derelict, semi abandoned 60's/70s boats I am often getting this hollow sound and...
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    old school boat NOT prone to delaminating, hull especially

    I can deal with some soft deck under some hardware - but delaminated hulls ... not so much. I am preferring old school Cals, Tartans etc solid glass hulls - ok with cored decks. Want good downwind and offshore characteristics (Bermuda capable (for the non insane sailor - as I know anything can...
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    What little Fastnet boat?

    As to the j105 and sov 33 - go out and sail each in some big winds and some big seas - with yourself and maybe one other person - you'll have your answer. There is plenty of room in the J for shorthanded racing. If you are a thrill seeker and a very experienced Soverel sailor maybe that is the...
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    Somali pirates seize yacht with four Americans onboard

    yOU sPEAK oF tHEE RColes of Oleron? or Rhodian Law OR The Rome Convention ...is the U.S.a signator? Does it matter? Seems more like rule of the jungle.

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