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by catamount
Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:24 am
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: Make Do
Replies: 2
Views: 2103

Make Do

So the first night out on a single-handed race to Bermuda, about 60 miles out from Newport, the bracket that connects my autopilot ram to my tiller broke in two. Now what? I can't hand steer by myself for the next five days! But I can't go back -- I've been planning for this race for over a year -- ...
by catamount
Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Moving jackstands
Replies: 9
Views: 2104

Re: Moving jackstands

You only need one prop or substitute jackstand, because you only need to remove one at a time to cut them down to size. Take one out, put in a prop or substitute, cut the tube down on the one, put it back in, then take out the other and do the same thing. I'm assuming you can bring a sawzall or simi...
by catamount
Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Looking for boat hauler recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 1717

Re: Looking for boat hauler recommendations

It sounds like you've got some good recommendations already, but I'll just add that I have been really happy with Ron Wiswell at Marblehead Trading Company hauling my boat. He might not do the run himself, but I believe they also broker long hauls.
by catamount
Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Why didn't I think of that?
Replies: 9
Views: 3657

Re: Why didn't I think of that?

I've got one of these:
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Grip-Tite(tm) THE magnetic featherboard
http://www.grip-tite.com/GT1/Home.html

Works pretty well, too.
by catamount
Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: September's POINTS EAST
Replies: 8
Views: 1186

Re: September's POINTS EAST

First thing I noticed was the pristine clean bottom. I have a wife who wipes my bottom for me before all the big races ;-) The orange band on the mast is an interesting idea. There's no traveling in stealth for you. I stole the idea from cruisers Evans Starzinger, Steve Daschew, and Jon Eisberg. It...
by catamount
Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: September's POINTS EAST
Replies: 8
Views: 1186

Re: September's POINTS EAST

LazyGuy wrote:Port tack start? Gutsy.
Actually it's the finish.. .guy on the bow was there to call when we crossed the line so we could take our time, in case the race committee missed it.
by catamount
Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: September's POINTS EAST
Replies: 8
Views: 1186

September's POINTS EAST

Another "Plastic Classic" forum boat makes the cover:

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by catamount
Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: Boat Shops and Facilities
Topic: Cost effective approach for a tall tent?
Replies: 35
Views: 17889

Re: Cost effective approach for a tall tent?

Does this answer the question?

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by catamount
Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: Boat Shops and Facilities
Topic: Cost effective approach for a tall tent?
Replies: 35
Views: 17889

Re: Cost effective approach for a tall tent?

...we had a big pile of 2x4 lumber tucked off to the side. We also re-built the stairway I had for getting up on the boat, this time as a free-standing unit rather than tied into the boat tent. Stairs are much more convenient than ladders, especially when your deck is 10 feet off the ground. Cleani...
by catamount
Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Low Wind Sail
Replies: 6
Views: 1035

Re: Low Wind Sail

What jollyboat describes as a windseeker sounds more like what I described as a Code Zero than what I've heard called a windseeker. What I know as a windseeker is also sometimes called a spinnaker staysail, or a Tall Boy, Big Boy, or Dasy Staysail. I say toe may toe and you say toe mah toe . ;>) So...
by catamount
Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Low Wind Sail
Replies: 6
Views: 1035

Re: Low Wind Sail

What jollyboat describes as a windseeker sounds more like what I described as a Code Zero than what I've heard called a windseeker. What I know as a windseeker is also sometimes called a spinnaker staysail, or a Tall Boy, Big Boy, or Dasy Staysail. This is a very light weight sail, generally with a ...
by catamount
Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Low Wind Sail
Replies: 6
Views: 1035

Re: Low Wind Sail

A "Code Zero" sail is a type of Asymmetrical "Spinnaker", sort of, that can be used at apparent wind angles of down to about 50 degrees or better. The trick to being able to point high with a free-flying sail like this supposedly is to have a purchase system on the halyard so tha...
by catamount
Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:48 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Sail conversion to roller furling.
Replies: 11
Views: 1536

Re: Sail conversion to roller furling.

You can also convert the sail yourself if you have access to a sewing machine. A hot knife is useful, too. SailRite (http://www.sailrite.com/) has instructions (but I think they are no longer free)--you may be able to find similar instructions online somewhere else, too. When I did it, the sail alre...
by catamount
Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Recording work for publishing on web site
Replies: 20
Views: 6754

Re: Recording work for publishingon web site

I code all my own HTML using a basic ascii text editor, and upload to my server account using a simple FTP client...
by catamount
Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Interdeck or Kiwigrip Non-skid?
Replies: 5
Views: 782

Re: Interdeck or Kiwigrip Non-skid?

I used KiwiGrip on my boat. The application material says you can put it over molded non-skid patterns, BUT the surface has to be clean. In any case, I would certainly fair and prime any repaired areas before top coating, whether with KiwiGrip or some other system. See: http://sailing.thorpeallen.ne...
by catamount
Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Looking for another mystery tool!
Replies: 13
Views: 4321

Re: Looking for another mystery tool!

Something like this, maybe? http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/drillrite.php Drill Rite Precision Drill Guide http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/graphics/12-00836.jpg But will it fit into that tight spot where your shaft is? edit: looking at your diagram again, it almost looks like Vet...
by catamount
Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Lewmar racing winches
Replies: 4
Views: 1796

Re: Lewmar racing winches

I have a pair of 55 three-speeds on my boat, not sure about the V prefix though....

Have you checked out the "library" at the Oyster Bay Boat Shop? They have the parts diagrams for most Lewmar winches:

http://www.oysterbayboatshop.com/lewmar_winches.php
by catamount
Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: Tim Allen on GREYHAWK is out there,...
Replies: 2
Views: 1708

Delivery and Cruise Report

Tom has inspired me to download the pictures off my camera and post some updates! I don't have pictures for the whole thing, but here's a not-so-brief overview of our delivery and cruise: GREYHAWK was launched in Marblehead, Mass., on the afternoon of Thursday June 25. After the yard crew finished s...
by catamount
Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: Boat Shops and Facilities
Topic: Cost effective approach for a tall tent?
Replies: 35
Views: 17889

Re: Cost effective approach for a tall tent?

One of my projects in June was to take down the tent I had built almost three years ago. GREYHAWK would be going back in the water at the end of the month, and getting the tent out of the way might make moving the boat easier for my trucker. With help from my Dad (of engine pull fame), we rigged a b...
by catamount
Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:53 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Capable Truckers?
Replies: 19
Views: 2035

Re: Capable Truckers?

So Ron Wiswell of Marblehead Trading Company came on Thursday June 25 to haul GREYHAWK back to Marblehead for launching. Of course, last fall when he got stuck in our yard, he left the boat with the bow pointing away from the driveway. We monitored the weather all through June, trying to assess how ...
by catamount
Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: I need to lift the mast up a foot..for a few minutes
Replies: 5
Views: 617

Re: I need to lift the mast up a foot..for a few minutes

Here's a story about jacking the mast up. Pretty cool if you ask me!

http://sailsarana.com/blog/2009/04/is-t ... jacks.html

and his picture:

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by catamount
Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Basic Rigging Question
Replies: 6
Views: 770

Re: Basic Rigging Question

preserved_killick wrote:I'm launching at the end of the week
Thread jump: So who did you get to truck the boat?

BTW, looks good! She'll really put the rest of the mooring field to shame ;-)
by catamount
Fri May 29, 2009 10:39 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Question on Boat Transporters
Replies: 17
Views: 1544

Re: Question on Boat Transporters

I did call CWC, but so far no return call. I'll give him another try today. I'll call Southport Island too. It looks like at I'm a disadvantage jumping in at prime time. I've been told we can launch at that public ramp right there near Blakes on a full tide if the hauler is willing. I've looked at ...
by catamount
Thu May 28, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Question on Boat Transporters
Replies: 17
Views: 1544

Re: Question on Boat Transporters

Jeff, have you tried Southport Island Marine? http://southportislandmarine.com/?page_id=20 -- I don't know if they'll come over to NH or not. You might also try Paul Cunningham in Round Pond (CWC Boat Transport); he comes over to Boothbay to haul boats (we use him at Harborfields for boats that are ...
by catamount
Mon May 25, 2009 7:12 am
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Winter Worklists, 2008-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 4916

Re: Winter Worklists, 2008-2009

(re-) launch day is scheduled for exactly 1 month from today.

Happy Memorial Day!
by catamount
Mon May 04, 2009 6:33 am
Forum: Technical Data and Boat Nerdery
Topic: Crusers guide to boat speed?
Replies: 21
Views: 6159

Re:

Which brings me back to the question: For someone who wants to go cruising, is there a simple guide somewhere which will help him/her decide if boat A or boat B would be faster "in general"? Yes, the PHRF handicap tables will do that for you, assuming both boat models are listed (some str...
by catamount
Fri May 01, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Winter Worklists, 2008-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 4916

Re: Winter Worklists, 2008-2009

So it is May 1 and I have not accomplished (to completion) any of the projects on my list! In my defense, I didn't haul the boat out until the end of October, and we did have a lot of snow this winter which made for some good skiing! I do have some time, though. Given all the snow days, the kid will...
by catamount
Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Rigging knives
Replies: 15
Views: 2830

I have a myerchin model A500 offshore safety / dive knife strapped to my tiller for emergencies.

I just carry a leatherman on my person.
by catamount
Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Change in websites for my boats GREYHAWK, QUASAR, etc...
Replies: 0
Views: 1014

Change in websites for my boats GREYHAWK, QUASAR, etc...

Due to circumstances beyond my control, the server that was hosting the websites documenting my boat projects disappeared last week, and isn't likely coming back. Long story, but I won't bore you with it. So anyway, now you can find everything here: the current project, our Peterson 34 GREYHAWK: htt...
by catamount
Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: GREYHAWK's engine pull
Replies: 4
Views: 1047

GREYHAWK's engine pull

Yesterday my Dad came down to help me pull the engine out of GREYHAWK. First step was to get it off it's mounts and slide it forward from under the cockpit so that it could be lifted up through the companionway. We built a set of "rails" out of 2x8s on which to slide the engine forward, us...
by catamount
Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:57 am
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: What makes a plastic boat a classic?
Replies: 12
Views: 1977

This is not intended to be a universal definition, but just FYI -- for the Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race, they have a "Special Competition" within the PHRF divisions for "Classic Design Yachts," which are defined as follows: 4.3.5 A Classic Design Yacht (CDY) is defined as a y...
by catamount
Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: Boat Shops and Facilities
Topic: Yet another thread about boat sheds
Replies: 69
Views: 17030

My temporary stick-built "tent" is still standing, going into it's third winter... I swear, I really didn't intend for it to be up for more than about 9 months, but those 9 months quickly became 21 months, and then when I finally did launch the boat I was so busy sailing, I just never got ...
by catamount
Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: Boat Shops and Facilities
Topic: Yet another thread about boat sheds
Replies: 69
Views: 17030

Not a stimson shed, but yes, use the collar ties for storing materials!

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by catamount
Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:57 am
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: where to find...short list
Replies: 10
Views: 2180

I have to say, I found my present boat doing exactly as Tim suggests.
by catamount
Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Capable Truckers?
Replies: 19
Views: 2035

You have a very understanding trucker. Yes, Ron is just very persevering. I think the fact that he used to race on my boat back in his youth helps a bit. The two times he's been to my house before (the first delivery, and then pickup this spring), he was able to turn his rig around in our field. Bu...
by catamount
Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Winter Worklists, 2008-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 4916

Winter Worklists, 2008-2009

Mike started this thread in 2006, and Nathan started one in 2007, but no one has stepped up yet this year, so here's a stab at my list for this winter: in no particular order-- swap engine for replacement (same make & model), with new engine mounts, etc... maintenance on shaft, propellor, stuffi...
by catamount
Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:30 pm
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: GREYHAWK's racing results
Replies: 8
Views: 1646

So I did some more racing in September: Northport Yacht Club's Around Isleboro Race, finished 4th out of 25 boats overall. Rockland Yacht Club's Maine Rocks Shorthanded Race (112 nm) finished 7th of 9 boats overall. With all this racing, the deliveries up and down the coast and to and from Marblehea...
by catamount
Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Capable Truckers?
Replies: 19
Views: 2035

OK, here's the full video (about 8 minutes) with the tow truck, etc...

http://sailing.thorpeallen.net/Greyhawk ... ivery2.mov
by catamount
Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Capable Truckers?
Replies: 19
Views: 2035

2008 Update - MOVIES

So back at the end of May, Ron the trucker came back to take Greyhawk back to the water. He drove up the driveway, out into the field, turned his rig around, drove back out around the boatshed, and then backed his trailer under the boat. http://sailing.thorpeallen.net/Greyhawk/2008-05/BalancedOnThre...
by catamount
Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: Heading Out for the last time this season
Replies: 2
Views: 780

Figment wrote:huh? wha? do I see LAZYJACKS!!?????

and you call yourself a race boat!! feh!

;)
(1) They are retractable; and

(2) I don't think I ever called myself a race boat! ;)
by catamount
Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: Heading Out for the last time this season
Replies: 2
Views: 780

Heading Out for the last time this season

Leaving West Boothbay Harbor on a rather cold Saturday morning as we headed for Marblehead, where the boat will soon be hauled and put on a truck for its trip to the "Mount Allen Boatyard" for the winter.

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by catamount
Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: Bolero Delivery and Launching
Replies: 65
Views: 10405

Hey, I saw that boat on the highway (I-95 in southern Maine) last week -- Looked Good!
by catamount
Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Around Isleboro Race, Penobscot Bay, Maine
Replies: 0
Views: 780

Around Isleboro Race, Penobscot Bay, Maine

I am trying to cobble together a crew to help me sail my Peterson 34 GREYHAWK in the 28-mile Around Isleboro Race this Saturday, September 6. If anyone knows anyone who might be interested, have them contact me asap -- e-mail: catamount@nh.acadia.net cell: 603-209-9222 I'll be delivering the boat fr...
by catamount
Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:30 pm
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: GREYHAWK's racing results
Replies: 8
Views: 1646

I think I need to do some cruising canvas racing sometime. Jib and Main can still be very competitive, if you've got the right mix of boats. Kites are fun and all, but man they really ought to hire a massage therapist for the after-party to get the trimmers' necks back in order. For the Monhegan Ra...
by catamount
Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: GREYHAWK's racing results
Replies: 8
Views: 1646

GREYHAWK's racing results

Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club Regatta, 2nd of 10 boats in the Cruising Canvas Division. Southport Yacht Club's Seguin Island Trophy Race Series, 1st of 5 boats in the Cruising Canvas Division (including beating a J110 that owed us 30 seconds per mile boat-for-boat both days) Portland Yacht Club's Monhe...
by catamount
Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Deck Recore: How many sheets of balsa?
Replies: 4
Views: 1106

How big is a sheet of balsa? The "sheets" I used on my boat were only 2' x 4' each, not 4' x 8' (if that's what you're figuring on).

Regards,

Tim A.
by catamount
Sun Jul 13, 2008 7:05 am
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Tripp American Galaxy info
Replies: 9
Views: 1983

Yes, the boat "GALAXY" from West Boothbay Harbor is a Galaxy 32 (a very original name, doncha think?) Here are a couple other Galaxy 32's that do not appear to have "bubble" tops at least as I think of it: http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1559602/0/ http://www.usedboats.com/photo_...
by catamount
Sat Jul 12, 2008 5:38 am
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Tripp American Galaxy info
Replies: 9
Views: 1983

some Galaxy photos here... http:/sailing.thorpeallen.net/Galaxy/ I am very familiar with the Galaxy pictured in the link above (it's the same one as in Rachel's picture). I may have some pictures of the underwater parts around somewhere, or can get some for you in another week if you are interested...
by catamount
Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:11 am
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: Fourth of July on Eggemoggin Reach
Replies: 0
Views: 927

Fourth of July on Eggemoggin Reach

http://sailing.thorpeallen.net/Greyhawk/2008-07/EggReach.jpg An attempt at an Arm's Length photo... http://sailing.thorpeallen.net/Greyhawk/2008-07/Arm'sLength.jpg Bennett hanging his feet off the bow, playing in the waves, July 3 http://sailing.thorpeallen.net/Greyhawk/2008-07/BenInPulpit.jpg Tani...
by catamount
Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:01 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Looking for a good boat transport
Replies: 8
Views: 812

ckinneavy wrote:not to hijack your thread but I am looking for the same thing except I am looking for a long distance Hauler from Ithaca ny to seacoast nh any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
Marblehead Trading Company
http://www.marbleheadtrading.com/main.html
trucking@marbleheadtrading.com
1-800-600-9382