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Search: Posts Made By: jklewissf
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-02-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5,483
Posted By jklewissf
We are currently in New Zealand, two years into...

We are currently in New Zealand, two years into our circumnavigation. We met the family aboard ING at a boatyard in Papeete last year. It's sad to hear what has become of them. The two boys from...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-23-2003
Replies: 12
Views: 6,826
Posted By jklewissf
learning celestial navigation

The precision of the measurement you make with a sextant on a small sailboat is limited by the motion of the boat. I have found that, regardless of the sextant I use I can routinly get fixes within...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-18-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 10,558
Posted By jklewissf
solo sailing...rigging a boat.

A lot of us who have others aboard are just about single handing anyway. The solutions that work for a couple on a big boat will probably work for a single hander on a smaller boat. For that reason...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-14-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 2,053
Posted By jklewissf
Reefing Lines?

try spraying the slugs with teflon lubricant (available at West). One treatment every 6 months was all I needed to keep things running smoothly on my last boat. Just spray the whole stack of slugs...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-13-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 1,714
Posted By jklewissf
Name the Pardeys Windlass ?

The windlass was mentioned in one of their books...I am virtually certain it is an ABI product that I considered for my NorSea when I ended up buying the single speed one.

I have not seen this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-12-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 2,638
Posted By jklewissf
Install electric windlass

Some boat manufacturers set up the windlass circuit so that you can only operate it when the engine is running...That seems like a pretty good idea since it would keep you from accidentally running...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-12-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 2,053
Posted By jklewissf
Reefing Lines?

I had led the reefing lines back to the cockpit on my last boat and changed that after a conversation with a surveyor (who also happend to be a circumnavigator).

His argument was that running...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-24-2003
Replies: 17
Views: 12,707
Posted By jklewissf
Sail trim primer for ketch

I learned to sail on a ketch about 45 years ago and have sailed on a few since. Here''s a couple of observations that may or may not apply to your boat.

1. The mizzen is not always useful. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-24-2003
Replies: 11
Views: 3,560
Posted By jklewissf
Old electronics?

I just sold my norsea a few months ago and moved up to a tayana 37 which Im in the process of commissioning.

Congratualtions on the NorSea. I sailed mine extensively for 15 years and never had...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-24-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 2,871
Posted By jklewissf
Porthole sealing question(s)

I have rebeded ports on a couple of boats and did what you are doing (sought advice) before I did it. Here''s my 2 cents worth on the subject.

1.Silicon sealers would not be my first choice...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-19-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,198
Posted By jklewissf
removing old silicone caulking

I suspect that course bronze wool would be helpful in removing silicon caulk. The adhesive properties of silicon caulk are not that great. I removed it from hatches on my last boat with a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-19-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 976
Posted By jklewissf
Sole preparation

Id try teak AB and plan on the oil finish you put on later to blend in any color differences between the cleaned and the wood that did not need cleaning.

Teak and holly floors are not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-17-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 1,258
Posted By jklewissf
A hot shower!

I had a 10 gallon heat exchanger water heater on my last boat. The 13 hp engine had to run a very long time to make the water in the tank reasonably hot.

We usually used a sun shower...If...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-17-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 842
Posted By jklewissf
Hull Out What can I do

I dont know how they do surveys where you live but here in San Francisco they tend to pull the boat out just before lunch, leave it in the slings and go to lunch. The surveyor does his thing over...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-16-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 1,491
Posted By jklewissf
battery nightmares

Newer heart inverters do not have dip switches. The appropriate charging protocol is selected via push buttons on the front of the unit. If you had the heart set for flooded batteries, it will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-16-2003
Replies: 19
Views: 2,141
Posted By jklewissf
Cheap Fridge Idea

The small self-contained fridges that I mentioned in a previous mesasge in this thread are made by an outfit called Engel. The power consumption seems reasonable and they can be operated as either a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-16-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,011
Posted By jklewissf
windvane installation

I had a monitor on my last boat and was satisfied with its performance. On my new boat I just had a capehorn vane installed. The capehorn is a much cleaner installation with only a few inches of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-15-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 2,413
Posted By jklewissf
Cutlass Bearing

That seems like a very short time for a cutlass bearing to last. Is the engine alignment ok?

My experience has been that cutlass bearings last more than 10 years with heavy engine use. This...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-15-2003
Replies: 19
Views: 2,141
Posted By jklewissf
Cheap Fridge Idea

There are some tables in the technical section of glacierbay''s web site on the useful life of foods at various temperatures. This web site has a lot of good info about insulation, a box building...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-14-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 3,170
Posted By jklewissf
Boom Vang

Jiffy reefing is the only way to go. You end up with a better shaped sail with a lot less effort and risk. If its not easy to reef your main you will tend to put off doing so. Make it as easy as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-13-2003
Replies: 11
Views: 1,530
Posted By jklewissf
How to hold reefer lids on at sea?

This message string is not in reference to Jimmy Buffet type refers. It is about refrigerator/ freezer hatches.

I had a problem with drawers that kept flying open at sea and sovled it by putting...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-13-2003
Replies: 19
Views: 2,141
Posted By jklewissf
Cheap Fridge Idea

The biggest drawback to the electronic refrigeration systemsis that they cant make ice. I would hate to give up 90+ amp hours a day and not be able to make margaritas.

Svensens Marine here in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 651
Posted By jklewissf
offshore communications

Satelite phones are the most reliable and maybe even the cheapest way to stay in email contact.

SSB email requires a very carefully installed system with a very good rf ground or the noise locks...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 865
Posted By jklewissf
Transporting Mast on Boat

I used to routinely transport my NorSea 27 on its trailer. The mast was supported on each end by the bow pulpit and the stern rail. It flexed a lot as it bounced along the highway so I made a brace...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2003
Replies: 14
Views: 5,877
Posted By jklewissf
Headliner replacement options?

My boat has the overhead of thin plywood covered with white formica. The joints are covered with thin teak battens held in place by screws with finish washers. It looks good and gives very good...
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