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by terrulian
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1943
Views: 132280

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

Every sailor should master defecating in rough seas. It is a bit athletic, however. Get it together. I'm not sure about rescue; won't your position be updating? Heaving-to doesn't stop the boat in any case. You'll be fore-reaching, i.e., making a bit of leeway mixed with a bit of forward movement. W...
by terrulian
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1943
Views: 132280

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

Jaysen, When you're by yourself in your race, you're going to have self-steering, right? You won't need to heave-to to accomplish the things you list. As I said, I'm not fond of it for storm tactics (although this will differ depending on the design of the boat) but without self-steering and assumin...
by terrulian
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1943
Views: 132280

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

Bogie, about docking short-handed: The only time the crew should be assisting the driver in stopping the boat is when you don't have a working engine. Otherwise, the helmsman brings the boat to a stop. It is not safe to be asking the crew to step off or grab a cleat while the boat is still moving. I...
by terrulian
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1943
Views: 132280

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

Jaysen said, I’m still trying to figure out “Hove too”. First of all, the term is "heave-to," the past participle of which is "hove-to," as in "prepare to heave-to" and " I was hove-to" in a blow off of Raiatea." One of the few things Don consistently got wrong...although it could be a difference in...
by terrulian
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 1943
Views: 132280

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

There appears to be a blooper-like sail with its head attached to the outboard end of the gaff on the foremast. Otherwise I would call it a hermaphrodite brig but the terminology for these elaborate sailplans becomes complicated. Anyone know? Some of these old rigs look way scary. 8O https://upload....
by terrulian
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Systems 3 primer
Replies: 64
Views: 17768

Re: Systems 3 primer

Keep us posted.
by terrulian
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Systems 3 primer
Replies: 64
Views: 17768

Re: Systems 3 primer

AA, I understand your pain. However, I went through every possible combination of rollers and brushes and spent a lot of dough experimenting with very expensive ones of every description. I even constructed a tent of Visqueen and wetted my shop floor to control dust. I was absolutely determined to a...
by terrulian
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Systems 3 primer
Replies: 64
Views: 17768

Re: Systems 3 primer

Does it dry OK? I mean, if I remember when it's dry you can lick your thumb and press it on the paint and nothing will come up. After that you'll sand any runs and re-coat. I myself was surprised that after one coat, there wasn't really heavy coverage, as your photo shows. I think I did three coats,...
by terrulian
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Systems 3 primer
Replies: 64
Views: 17768

Re: Systems 3 primer

Yeah, double check the can. I had none of those problems. If you don't notice anything I'd call System Three to see what's up.
by terrulian
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Builders' Tips, Tools, and Tricks of the trade
Topic: Check this out!
Replies: 2
Views: 1294

Re: Check this out!

Yes, please. Looks like you could do a lot of damage in no time at all. 8O :D