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Old 27-08-2009, 12:18   #1
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Moss Landing > Santa Cruz > Monterrey > Moss Landing: Buddy Boat?

WE are doing a short sale,
Moss landing to Santa Cruz
night berth
a.m. to Monterey
night berth
a.m. to Moss Landing.
Not spectacular by any means other
than we are older sailors. Both in
sixties.
Later this year of early summer next,
we would like to sail with another boat
from this area to San Simeon Bay.
Would appreciate hearing from anyone
with comments or interest in same voyage.

P/S IS there a tool that splices wire to rope?

cheers,
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Old 27-08-2009, 12:23   #2
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Welcome to the Forum, Max. Hope your sail goes well! I'm not a West Coast sailor, but I can point you to a recent thread on San Simeon -- San Simeon Cove.
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Tool is called a "fid". fid - Definition of fid at YourDictionary.com
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Aloha Max and Welcome aboard!
The only thing I remember is that fog rolls in to Monterey Bay fairly frequently. Sounds like a fun cruise from one of the bay to another.
Several of our forum members have boats at Moss Landing.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Max.

Our members ‘Celestialsailor’, ‘wsvoboda’, and former moderator ‘Kai Nui’ all hail from Moss Landing ; and ‘Sail Warehouse’ is from Monterey.

Perhaps they (or some of them, or others) can be helpful.

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...ilor-3983.html

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...boda-2537.html

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...use-21747.html

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Phil's in Moss Landing is a must visit eatery.

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Why would you want to splice wire into rope these days.

It used to be done particularly by the racing types due to the stretch in ropes. These days MMF is good enough for most people on its own, but if you must reduce the stretch to an absolute minimum, then use dyneema. This avoids the horrors of the rope/wire splice and its weakpoint in the halyard, and also the need to use 3 strand rope rather than double braid

However, if your boat does have rope/wire halyards, and you want to change to all rope, you will almost certainly have to change the sheeve at the top of the mast.

If at the end of the day, your really feel you must, then here are some instructions:

Illustrated Wire to rope splicing instructions
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