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Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 06-03-2022, 11:46
Replies: 81
Views: 6,989
Posted By trimarannaga
Re: Where to meet single ladies also interested in the cruising lifestyle?

I was a single lady, I love sailing, I found my current beautiful sailorman on we have sailed together and lived on boats together for 6 years now. We both had our own boats, we ended...
Forum: Oceania - Australiana 09-01-2022, 13:51
Replies: 30
Views: 4,098
Posted By trimarannaga
Re: Pacific Puddle Jump and the Pacific Posse

Re the pacific Puddle jump, we signed up for this back in 2018 to facilitate our entry into french polynesia. We had a simple time with clearing in once we arrived in the marquesas, and never once...
Forum: Our Community 26-05-2021, 16:56
Replies: 14
Views: 1,318
Posted By trimarannaga
Re: Sails with custom graphics/printed sails

Insignia Cloth is a fabric that has adhesive on one side, made of polyester and comes in many colors. This is the fabric that sailmakers commonly use to put letters and numbers on sails. You can buy...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 10-02-2021, 00:36
Replies: 12
Views: 3,358
Posted By trimarannaga
Re: Is their such a thing as V Berth Fitted Sheets?

Simple solution to rectangular as well as irregular shaped bunks; tie knots in the corners. This also works for me in that i use queensize flat sheets on all my bunks, the single, the double, the...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 16-12-2020, 14:25
Replies: 4,825
Views: 1,092,541
Posted By trimarannaga
Re: Trimaran - Especially Searunner - Owners

Looking for input: i have a used monitor windvane that i want to put on my searunner 40, i need only modify the mounting struts to make it work. Are there any searunner owners who have one on their...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 02-09-2020, 13:05
Replies: 15
Views: 2,283
Posted By trimarannaga
Re: How do you guys get mail?

All paper mail goes to my fathers house, he lets me know if there is something important. He takes photos and sends it to me. Yes, even my USCG documentation, he took very precise and good photos and...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 19-07-2020, 11:22
Replies: 29
Views: 1,858
Posted By trimarannaga
Re: Jury rigging a hank-on over a broken roller furled jib

The sail that goes over a furled genoa has a pocket that gets clipped or zipped shut as it is hoisted, this system is used for storm jibs. Works fine but you should practice putting it on before the...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 19-07-2020, 11:18
Replies: 29
Views: 1,858
Posted By trimarannaga
Re: Jury rigging a hank-on over a broken roller furled jib

After huricane maria damaged the furling unit i put grommets into the luff of the jib and made rope shackles to hank on the sail over the grooved extrusions. We sailed from bvi's to grenada that...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 05-07-2020, 12:28
Replies: 145
Views: 29,162
Posted By trimarannaga
Re: Sailing Zatara causing some Pacific ripples

I dont watch the youtube videos but i do read the news and fiji is easing restrictions regarding yachts, likely the captain of Zatara knows this, and if they clear into fiji then he or she and the...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 12-06-2020, 12:01
Replies: 45
Views: 7,196
Posted By trimarannaga
Re: Iridium GO necessity or luxury ocean crossings?

Never had one until 3 years ago, now i cant imagine sailing long passages without one. Number 1: it gives me weather predictions that are easy to work with and understand number 2 its perfect for...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 31-05-2020, 11:11
Replies: 47
Views: 8,036
Posted By trimarannaga
Re: Liability only insurance no survey required

On this same subject, i would like international coverage for my boat, liability only, no survey, anyone with an idea of what companies might offer this? Seems a lot of marinas now require at least...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 23-05-2020, 11:38
Replies: 48
Views: 6,023
Posted By trimarannaga
Re: Junk-Rigged Cruiser Thread and AMA

Shirley Carter on Speedwell is circumnavigating single handed on a junk rigged boat. Amazing woman, amazing boat.
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 21-04-2020, 10:20
Replies: 18
Views: 2,398
Posted By trimarannaga
Re: polyester rip-stop - dacron alaternative?

HSXP Bainbridge sailcloth is ripstop Dacron.
I believe Challenge makes one also.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 28-03-2020, 11:26
Replies: 17
Views: 2,498
Posted By trimarannaga
Re: Had boat hauled, refloated, no raw water flow?

That happened to my toilet intake last haulout. Insect nest inside the hose. Might want to check aomething like that isnt clogging intake.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 21-03-2020, 11:47
Replies: 36
Views: 8,177
Posted By trimarannaga
Re: Sunbrella Fabric quality levels

I am a retired sailmaker and canvas worker. Heres my 2 cents.
Use Tenara or Profilin thread. Lasts forever. Really. Regular UV thread will need to be re-stitched after a few years of exposure....
Forum: Our Community 01-03-2020, 11:59
Replies: 58
Views: 7,648
Posted By trimarannaga
Re: Thinking of living on a sailboat and traveling world, is this possible?

Follow your dreams. You can make it work. You will need a way to make money tho, no matter where you go. Find a skill you have or learn one. Lots of folks out on the watery world with boats who need...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 11-01-2020, 12:15
Replies: 232
Views: 23,080
Posted By trimarannaga
Re: Anchors, Guns and Strippers!!!!

As a retired (gun-carrying) stripper, i too want to have my say about anchors. Go as big as you like who cares what the neighbors think. But when your windlass breaks down, can you still get it up? ...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 29-11-2019, 12:43
Replies: 101
Views: 11,127
Posted By trimarannaga
Re: Ocean Crossers and Global Cruisers Only

Heres my two cents... take the better boat, even tho she needs stuff, just right now fix her so she is safe to sail. Like fix the rigging. Sails. Engine. And go sailing. While anchored off a lovely...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 24-11-2019, 13:07
Replies: 52
Views: 7,895
Posted By trimarannaga
Re: 21ft Sailboat - How to Manage Living?

I met a couple who sailed their 21 foot catalina from trinidad to french polynesia. They used an inflatable kayak as their dinghy. A bucket with a lid was the toilet. A small gimballed one burner...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 11-11-2019, 11:25
Replies: 170
Views: 23,288
Posted By trimarannaga
Re: Bread Making on board

Take a large ziplock freezer bag. Put all ingredients into it. Then knead it with the bag closed. Adding more flour if it sticks to the bag, just like adding more flour if it sticks to the bowl. You...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 31-10-2019, 21:20
Replies: 4,825
Views: 1,092,541
Posted By trimarannaga
Re: Trimaran - Especially Searunner - Owners

Jim Brown describes in pretty good detail how to build a self steering wind vane for the searunner.
I have a searunner 40, i have the construction manual with the wind vane instructions, but my...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 25-10-2019, 11:56
Replies: 85
Views: 8,708
Posted By trimarannaga
Re: Why do you cruise?

This is where i fit.
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 20-10-2019, 09:37
Replies: 24
Views: 3,783
Posted By trimarannaga
Re: Fiji to the Marshall Islands - tips and tricks?

I suggest you read the book "sex lives of cannibals" funny, i informative, and relevant.
Have a great sail! And please tell us all about it when you get there.
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 28-09-2019, 22:03
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By trimarannaga
How to make the centerboard spring up on impact

I have a Searunner trimaran. I am looking for information on what others with swing up centerboards do to allow the centerboard to release and swing up if impacted.
Right now, a winch is needed to...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 14-09-2019, 09:23
Replies: 54
Views: 8,961
Posted By trimarannaga
Re: Ideal sails for Cutter rig. 130% headsail + 100% staysail?

Talk with your sailmaker. Having hank on sails rather than roller furlimg gives you the advantage of versatility. If you are crossing oceans, a large sail inventory can be nice. On my cutter rigged...
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