Recent content by sailorforever

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    guppy 13 d new bimini

    the guppy, shrimp has a new bimini, used when electric motoring, impressive sailboat for it's size, new to me, safe well built, fun sailor.
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    I need some feedback on the Precision 18

    Dave, research a montgomery 17 one listed here, Montgomery 17, 2006, HEMET, California, sailboat for sale from Sailing Texas, yacht for sale
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    guppy 13 d furler install

    weathers great sailing is fun, got my furler installed, here are some pictures. i had an old sail i cut down to fit the new drum furler works great easy in and out. will find someone to take my picture on the lake, have fun only.
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    Cable halyard?

    Braided line can be better, easier to replace, and now just as strong,
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    My best offshore blue water cruise part 2

    Wind, sails, tiller pilot, and sailboat are steady for days on end, i'm very happy temps about 80 degrees day and night, I know now what sailing is all about, no sighting better, Wind lightens we pull up the reacher she sails with pleasure, one crystal clear night i come out for my watch, some...
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    My best offshore blue water cruise part1

    Sailed on a friday, cold early morning,averaging 20kts + southwest heading large confused seas, i was very cold light rain first nights i slept with all my clothes on, deck shoes,lee cloth over me No heater, we sailed on this heading for about 100 miles. One night on my watch cold and pissed...
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    guppy 13 d furler

    hello, getting ready to install a garage made roller furler made from Joel's plans, as soon as it stops raining. it will be 5 inches back from head stay, 18 inches from mast head on a hound, will try sewing a wire into head sail. cheers Joel's Navigator Site: How to build a roller furler...
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    Two Years Before The Mast ...

    i really like different points of view, their educational cheers
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    Rudder how good is mine?

    an offshore sailboat should have a spare home made emergency rudder. be safe
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    Make your own sailboat parts

    thank you for replies i used a piece of scrap stainless tubing i brought at a local metal supplier for a dollar 18" the advantage is you can them the lenght you want. sailors have to be versable to survive
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    guppy 13 "d" more up grades

    hello, decided to add some fair leaders for the front dock lines also some rub strakes for front and back cleats
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    Make your own sailboat parts

    hello, i decided i needed some dock line rub strakes for my sailboat, i had a piece of 1 inch stainless steel tubing and would try make some strakes I marked the tubing with a marker, used a angle grinder and a thin blade to cut them out Bench grinder to clean them up and polish bend the ends...
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    Asymmetrical Sheet Length/Type

    normally the lenght of your sailboat, strong braided light lines. have fun.
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    guppy 13 "D" new deck layout

    hello, finished installing turning blocks and clam cleats on the guppy's deck look good work good.
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    Cable halyard?

    i replaced wire ropes with 5/16 line much better, machine your sheaves to fit line.