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Forum: Powered Boats 11-01-2019, 10:16
Replies: 12
Views: 1,373
Posted By eyschulman
Re: Fueling stations on way to Broughton

From PO's home port. Also what about easing up on the throttle for better mileage?
Forum: Powered Boats 10-01-2019, 16:25
Replies: 12
Views: 1,373
Posted By eyschulman
Re: Fueling stations on way to Broughton

What is distance to Westport or Lund?
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 09-11-2018, 10:56
Replies: 23
Views: 2,703
Posted By eyschulman
Re: Anchoring Technique on a Cat

When a stern anchor maneuver is used it is important to have rode carefully flaked at the stern and use a stern cleat to control same. The remainder of the rode still goes to bow. Once anchor is set...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 01-11-2018, 10:51
Replies: 131
Views: 9,451
Posted By eyschulman
Re: Anchor sizing questions

There is an obvious split in anchor size and weight philosophy. No one is stopping people from using as big an anchor as they like. If it makes a boater happy to know they have a storm anchor on the...
Forum: Weather | Gear, Reports and Resources 01-11-2018, 10:30
Replies: 20
Views: 2,905
Posted By eyschulman
Re: Gust and wind speeds on Windy

I live and boat in PNW and do look at windy and other sources of weather information. I find no one source is fully appropriate and have come to rely on a rough average of predicted conditions. I...
Forum: Our Community 01-11-2018, 10:16
Replies: 39
Views: 3,357
Posted By eyschulman
Re: Ranger 26-- Hit Rock-- Thinking of buying

A significant underwater impact can cause hidden damage which is sometimes hard to identify. For me,Given the choice between a post impact boat and one free of that history it would take a very big...
Forum: OpenCPN 01-11-2018, 10:08
Replies: 29
Views: 1,601
Posted By eyschulman
Re: MY CHARTS DO NOT SHOW UP?

That would be a real problem if it happened while cruising or if lightening did a number on my plotter. This is probably a good reason to carry paper charts and a small battery powered hand held...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 31-10-2018, 15:39
Replies: 131
Views: 9,451
Posted By eyschulman
Re: Anchor sizing questions

I disagree the other variables are an issue why go bigger and heavier when smaller lighter and better design will work fine. The Op has picked a good anchor and the manufacturer suggestion for size...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 31-10-2018, 10:34
Replies: 23
Views: 2,703
Posted By eyschulman
Re: Anchoring Technique on a Cat

Not conventional, but used to be common on sail without engine, an anchor line run from bow to stern with a stern set and later release to allow riding from bow. This way while setting your boat...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 31-10-2018, 10:14
Replies: 27
Views: 2,247
Posted By eyschulman
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 31-10-2018, 10:13
Replies: 57
Views: 5,131
Posted By eyschulman
Re: Is a chart-table necessary?

No but it is nice to have, but any desk type space is a plus.
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 31-10-2018, 10:03
Replies: 131
Views: 9,451
Posted By eyschulman
Re: Anchor sizing questions

The multiple anchor tests over the last decade have all made it clear anchor weight and size are not the critical factor in holding setting and resetting performance. The heavy oversized anchor crowd...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 30-10-2018, 11:13
Replies: 197
Views: 13,106
Posted By eyschulman
Re: Switching from 12V to 24V

I have been living with a 24/12 V boat for six years now. Where ever possible we use 24V which works for more than 90% of things. Where 12V is needed we convert sometimes a PITA but doable. Motors...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 30-10-2018, 10:57
Replies: 131
Views: 9,451
Posted By eyschulman
Re: Anchor sizing questions

I cruise PNW sail and power 35-50 foot boats. If you use Ronka or Spade type 73lb is heavy and more like a storm unit. Weight of anchor is not as important in modern deep diggers as set-reset and...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 30-10-2018, 10:43
Replies: 74
Views: 7,230
Posted By eyschulman
Re: Reefing - when & how much?

Over 60 years of single handing on every thing from 20+K tri to gaffers. MY reefing rules which when I disregard usually makes we wonder why. If at dock or mooring and wind is up or expected to call...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 30-10-2018, 10:08
Replies: 11
Views: 1,172
Posted By eyschulman
Re: Sewing machine

I have been doing the home made sail and canvas thing for maybe 30 years and believe most others can do modest jobs. The points I would make are 1. for sails zig-zag stich is important. 2. Hight and...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 30-10-2018, 09:49
Replies: 31
Views: 3,346
Posted By eyschulman
Re: I want everyone’s two cents

Just get a used(10-15 year old) reasonable inexpensive 24-26 foot sailboat with established brand and resale value. start sailing and maintaining including weekend, and week long cruises and go from...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 29-10-2018, 09:47
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By eyschulman
Re: Anchor Rode and 45 lb. Anchor

This looks like a great deal and if I lived near by and needed an anchor and rode I would jump. Looks like a Spade anchor one of the best all around deep diggers.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 29-10-2018, 09:39
Replies: 42
Views: 6,350
Posted By eyschulman
Re: yacht roll at anchor

I often employ two roll stoppers from cleats P&S at beamy portion of boat. While the use of a pole is more efficient the two units on cleats are easy to set and retrieve and do about 70-80% of what a...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 27-10-2018, 10:43
Replies: 32
Views: 4,106
Posted By eyschulman
Re: grade my anchor setup

I have been using a spade and the Turkish copy the ultra with great success. I got my first Spade from Tunisia long before they were available here in USA. The Ultra is a little more pricy especially...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 24-10-2018, 14:19
Replies: 32
Views: 4,106
Posted By eyschulman
Re: grade my anchor setup

With anchors a lot depends on where and how you use it. As already said the Fortress a great sand and mud anchor if properly set. I personally would ditch the others in favor of a Spade-...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 23-10-2018, 09:59
Replies: 14
Views: 1,004
Posted By eyschulman
Re: sqealing noise

Check out your speedometer if you have paddle wheel type most are. Pull it out and put the plug in and see if squeak is still there. If bearing is shot may make noise when yo turn it fast enough..
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 19-10-2018, 15:55
Replies: 23
Views: 1,845
Posted By eyschulman
Re: Tartan 34

The early model I raced on definitely too much weather helm had to shorten foot of main sail otherwise a competent boat.
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 17-10-2018, 15:48
Replies: 66
Views: 16,030
Posted By eyschulman
Re: Good Surveyors - Hard to Find?

Most places not hard to find a good surveyor with a little research. The problem is it is easy to find a not so great one particularly if there is something specific about the boat like metal hull...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 09-10-2018, 09:36
Replies: 274
Views: 28,424
Posted By eyschulman
Re: What EXACTLY is a "blue water boat"?

Blue Water Boat is a little like the recreational trawler designation and means different things to different people. Both concepts are a little fuzzy. You basically have to pick a boat that works...
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