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Forum: General Sailing Forum 10-11-2020, 16:18
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By swordds
Anchor Balls and Lifting Rings?

Anchor balls and lifting rings seem to be commonly used by fishermen with claims that they make single handed retrieval of the anchor much easier. Several YouTubes on using anchor balls. Any...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 06-11-2020, 10:00
Replies: 68
Views: 3,999
Posted By swordds
Re: one or 2 burner stove...

I suppose I have become a rare old curmudgeon but I love my 50 year old pressurized alcohol stove. Never had any problems with it in all these years. I must agree the alcohol fuel does seem...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 23-10-2020, 13:45
Replies: 117
Views: 11,071
Posted By swordds
Re: Heaving-to myths.

My bad, if the definition of hove-to is dead in the water then I am not hove-to. I will try adding a small amount of unfurled jib to see if I can stop the fore reaching. Thanks for the advice!
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 23-10-2020, 13:11
Replies: 117
Views: 11,071
Posted By swordds
Re: Heaving-to myths.

My boat, an Alberg 30, heaves-to nicely with no jib and just a double reefed mainsail and the tiller lashed slightly to leeward. It fore reaches at about 1 knot or a little less but that is generally...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 19-10-2020, 07:29
Replies: 54
Views: 3,568
Posted By swordds
Re: Fender inventory. Care to share?

I use an inflatable Aere dinghy beach roller. Very rugged, 5ft long so it can be used horizontally and without fender boards along the side of the boat, collapses and folds so it takes up almost no...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 19-10-2020, 07:20
Replies: 54
Views: 3,568
Posted By swordds
Re: Fender inventory. Care to share?

I use an inflatable dinghy beach roller. Very rugged, about 5 ft long so it can be used horizontally along the side of my boat, collapses down to require amazingly little storage space.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 16-10-2020, 07:41
Replies: 54
Views: 4,385
Posted By swordds
Re: Domestic vs Marine grade

When I needed to replace the teak cockpit sole grating I used 1” X 2” treated pine lumber with exterior home deck stain. Easy and cheap and environmentally sustainable and appears that it will last...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 16-10-2020, 07:23
Replies: 54
Views: 4,385
Posted By swordds
Re: Domestic vs Marine grade

I live in southeastern Louisiana where the climate is mostly hot and humid and for the past 6 years I have used Exterior Latex Acrylic house paint on my Alberg 30 deck and interior liner with...
Forum: Emergency, Disaster and Distress 21-09-2020, 07:19
Replies: 139
Views: 9,523
Posted By swordds
Re: Are You Troubled ENOUGH ?

Yes, most cruisers are wonderful. Typical boaters Leave No Trace 7 principles: 1) trespass through as many paradises as you can get to so you can squander them before others have and they are gone...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 18-09-2020, 14:34
Replies: 60
Views: 4,256
Posted By swordds
Re: Hauling an Alberg 30 on my own

I am referring to Yves Gelinas on the boat Jean-du-Sud. There is an excellent DVD of his voyage. He is also the designer/inventor of the Cape Horn wind vane.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 18-09-2020, 08:09
Replies: 60
Views: 4,256
Posted By swordds
Re: Hauling an Alberg 30 on my own

There is an Alberg 30 on-line forum and an Alberg 30 Facebook group and an Alberg 30 owners association and several owners who have and or do tow their boats. The fellow who circumnavigated rounding...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 31-08-2020, 07:33
Replies: 158
Views: 12,199
Posted By swordds
Re: Boat Size For Single Handle Sailing

Just FYI, I live and sail singlehanded on an Alberg 30. I find the boat to be perfect for singlehanded sailing. It helps in some situations to have an auxiliary engine and the boat practically steers...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 28-08-2020, 07:12
Replies: 200
Views: 14,227
Posted By swordds
Re: Sailboaters just don't understand powerboaters

Being an elderly single handed live aboard sailor on a 50 year old Alberg 30 (maintained only to a workboat standard) I sometimes consider it may be time to switch to a trawler. But the other day I...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 20-08-2020, 06:01
Replies: 27
Views: 2,040
Posted By swordds
Re: Living aboard and Still sailing Daily

Meaning as in owning two boats, living on one and sailing the other? Yes I have but I am not a rich person, ergo the need to soon give up my apartment.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 20-08-2020, 05:37
Replies: 27
Views: 2,040
Posted By swordds
Living aboard and Still sailing Daily

I once read that the surest way to stop sailing your boat is to start living on it. The “stuff” used for living gets in the way of sailing: The toaster, toaster oven, coffee maker, etc. lying loosely...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 17-08-2020, 11:11
Replies: 99
Views: 8,644
Posted By swordds
Re: Extra Cruising Cost for a "Big" Boat

I live (alone) on a 30 ft boat. I believe I have an abundance of space. When I was looking for a boat my perspective leaned toward “What is the largest boat I believe I can handle at my age...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 14-08-2020, 03:39
Replies: 200
Views: 16,228
Posted By swordds
Re: What happened to the "small" "Affordable" cruisers?

Gil - I am so jealous. I love my Alberg 30 but would love to downsize to a Kittiwake or a South Coast 23 but I have so much effort over many years invested in my Alberg 30 that I am feeling too old...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 31-07-2020, 09:29
Replies: 176
Views: 9,226
Posted By swordds
Re: Sailing in Times of Covid

If you want sound information or advice on any medical issues Cruisers Forum is certainly the best place to get it. After all some of the respondents have actually “studied” the issues (no doubt on...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 31-07-2020, 07:34
Replies: 200
Views: 16,228
Posted By swordds
Re: What happened to the "small" "Affordable" cruisers?

I was laying on the settee in my live aboard old style Alberg 30 last night trying to get to sleep and staring at the ceiling thinking “This is just so much space! I could really do with a boat two...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 23-07-2020, 13:50
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By swordds
Source for NUC Lights

After reading many forum posts on appropriate best practices for displaying navigation lights while singlehanded multi-day cruising, I have concluded that I would like to display “Vessel Not Under...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 21-07-2020, 03:10
Replies: 22
Views: 1,873
Posted By swordds
Re: Florida Daysailing ??

I thank everyone for this thread. I am retired, I live on my 30 ft. sailboat and I go daysailing almost every day. Other than a few coastal overnight trips I have no desire to cruise to distant...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 20-07-2020, 06:58
Replies: 22
Views: 1,873
Posted By swordds
Re: Florida Daysailing ??

I believe my duty to the planet is to minimize the impacts of my temporary existence
Therefore I commit to these seven tenets of Envirominimalism:
• I will avoid trespassing in paradises
• I...
Forum: Marine Electronics 10-07-2020, 08:05
Replies: 104
Views: 8,647
Posted By swordds
Re: Lightning, and what to do about it

Thank you for trying to inform this group of something someone might find interesting. Wrong group for that though. These folks are only interested in hearing their own opinions and ridiculing...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 06-07-2020, 12:00
Replies: 123
Views: 14,338
Posted By swordds
Re: AMEL - Death of the Cruising Ketch ?

Continuing the theme of what is no longer: a tiller even on boats less than 30 ft. and soon probably a single steering pedestal (everyone must have two) and a mechanical ships bell clock and someday...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 19-06-2020, 08:32
Replies: 45
Views: 3,333
Posted By swordds
Re: Gluing aluminum to aluminum or just about anything else

Several YouTube test comparisons seem to show Loctite PL 8X to be the best in class (I have no affiliation). I generally prefer Loctite and 3M adhesives over other brands (JMO)
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