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  1. Will Gilmore

    self tacking jib

    I see what you did there... ;) You're sneaky, js. :poke: -Will
  2. Will Gilmore

    Maybe I have blundered and offended the sellers of two boats i have tried to buy?

    There you go. Fate looking out for you. dj, I expect an invite this Summer. I want to see your Puerto Rican beauty in her new home. -Will
  3. Will Gilmore

    Single handing

    These types of questions are usually answered through personal experience. Some sailors prefer to steer with the rudder while others prefer the motor. It also depends on your mounting setup. How hard is it to use the outboard's tiller and see where you're going? There are even blogs about...
  4. Will Gilmore

    Its funny Friday!

    The part that creeps me out is how he seems to know he's in the picture. -Will
  5. Will Gilmore

    Maybe I have blundered and offended the sellers of two boats i have tried to buy?

    Jim, I have very little experience buying boats, I've bought two used and one new over the years and they were simple straight forward and easy. I've never sold a boat. By the time I'm done with them, no one would buy them. I suspect, you are just having a run of bad luck. Scammers abound...
  6. Will Gilmore

    Single handing

    This will depend somewhat on the waters you expect to anchor in. Let's say never more than 50', for an example. You want to anchor using the standard 7:1 scope. That means you pick your spot and pay the anchor line out until you reach the bottom. You look at the marks in your line, every ten...
  7. Will Gilmore

    Single handing

    Needle and colored thread. Do it in pairs. The first set of markings are to plumb the depth, the second matching set of colors are for the scope. -Will
  8. Will Gilmore

    Rig Tension with 5/32" Rigging

    This is exactly why I don't like the standards for tuning based on breaking strength. It takes a specific minimum tension to hold your mast in place under sail load. It does not matter what the breaking strength of your stays are, that minimum doesn't change. New tech in wire, upgrading size...
  9. Will Gilmore

    Maybe I have blundered and offended the sellers of two boats i have tried to buy?

    If it is not as JS suggests and that's all there is to the story, you offered to buy their boat and they don't respond, then, all I can suggest is, timing is everything. Someone else got there with the $ before you did. It is pretty rude to just go away without explanation. Some people don't...
  10. Will Gilmore

    Its funny Friday!

    What happened to the saying, "Children are too be seen and not heard"? -Will
  11. Will Gilmore

    I’m new to this forum

    Very interested. Thank you. Please, a few pictures would be great. -Will
  12. Will Gilmore

    Repairing Hunter 40 damage from Hurricane Matthew

    Quarter Round EWQR12 Sapele Mahogany you can order the parts. -Will
  13. Will Gilmore

    Where's all this water coming from?

    What is that? A repair in the hull glass? It kind of sounds like a crack in the hull. However, it could be the centerboard pin. CB trunks also can develop cracks from the CB working back and forth. They usually develop where the trunk is joined to the hull, just where the pivot pin is...
  14. Will Gilmore

    Norwegian Shipping Going Electric

    Have they automated their pirate defenses? -Will
  15. Will Gilmore

    Single handing

    You could probably find a log template online somewhere, but just use a nice notebook that feels good to you; practical, fancy, home made, professional or anywhere in between. There are no regulations for non-commercial sailors. It is good to keep one, though. -Will
  16. Will Gilmore

    Tipping angles

    Hang a large trashcan by a sturdy harness attached to your halyard. Mark your halyard at 60' and swing the can over the side into the water once you've heeled the boat over. Haul on the halyard once the can has filled with water. Use the dinghy to keep the can from swinging aft as you lean...
  17. Will Gilmore

    Single handing

    Conditions: wind, temp, sea state, destination, course and speed, crew, any maintenance, encounters that seem important: pirates, floating barrels of rum..." -Will
  18. Will Gilmore

    Its funny Friday!

    I wasn't sure whether to give it a "funny" emoji, because it's funny, or a "helpful" emoji because it's a great idea. -Will
  19. Will Gilmore

    Norwegian Shipping Going Electric

    :plus: They could always take a page out of the fisherman's book. -Will
  20. Will Gilmore

    Single handing

    Why not? A plaster mold will make exact measurements easier. However, if you're thinking of epoxy, you probably don't need to be that exact. Here's a neat jig I came across that should give you a great taper. -Will