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Search: Posts Made By: Irunbird
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By Irunbird
Re: Stereo install

It is kinda hard to beat the bluetooth speakers coming out these days.. I've always installed speakers behind inspection ports on the boats we've owned, and that works well if you really want those...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,518
Posted By Irunbird
Re: sailing as exercise?

Yep, I would agree with Don. There's just not enough aerobic effort (like brisk walking or cycling..) for any cardiac benefit to be realized, and there certainly isn't much in the way of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By Irunbird
Re: Henri Lloyd Ocean Explorer Jacket Sizing

I have that same model of jacket/bibs (1 year old now) and they are sized like the guys above say- a bit big to accommodate a couple of layers underneath.

Ray
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-18-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 4,564
Posted By Irunbird
Re: When Do You Reef?

We race and cruise about 50/50, and I singlehand about 50% of the time I cruise. Reefing the main is done anywhere between 15-20% of heel angle (or more- my boat is really light and tender, so it...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-05-2014
Replies: 126
Views: 6,470
Posted By Irunbird
Re: Boat brands to stick with for ocean rough seas?

I'm all ears on this thing. The $200k price is attractive (even without all the stuff we'd undoubtedly have to outfit that boat with- it comes with nothing but sails and control lines).
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-05-2014
Replies: 126
Views: 6,470
Posted By Irunbird
Re: Boat brands to stick with for ocean rough seas?

I believe one of the first major test sails of the Adventure 40 will be a Newport-Bermuda race, so we'll see how well it does there. If things go according to plan, a friend of mine will be...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-02-2014
Replies: 126
Views: 6,470
Posted By Irunbird
Re: Boat brands to stick with for ocean rough seas?

Solarwindsailor- Here's another place you can read up on: Attainable Adventure Cruising (http://www.morganscloud.com/) The author has a lot of miles under his keel(s) and has "wrung more salt out of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-01-2014
Replies: 126
Views: 6,470
Posted By Irunbird
Re: Boat brands to stick with for ocean rough seas?

Yep, Solarwind- people are making popcorn!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-01-2014
Replies: 126
Views: 6,470
Posted By Irunbird
Re: Boat brands to stick with for ocean rough seas?

What he means is that it all depends. It depends on the kind of sailor you are. You could probably sail anywhere on any boat (and as you point out, people have), but what you do with it and in what...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-01-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 5,904
Posted By Irunbird
Re: Why do people still use depth sounders?

I just delivered my boat (~5'1" draft) down a part of the ICW from Savannah to the Thunderbolt boatyard and part of the channel that meanders through the two rivers narrowed down to maybe 50 yards,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-01-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By Irunbird
Re: Adding boom vang?

I think it would work as long as your mast step is strong enough and the angle is correct. A lot of force is imparted to the vang, so just remember that when picking the attachment point. If the mast...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-27-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,086
Posted By Irunbird
Re: Ever had a MEDICAL EMERGENCY while at SEA?

I've had a couple of those, and happened to be working in a hospital the first time (ICU pharmacist) and it kind of freaked me out a bit... I'm young (or I was at the time) and just shuffled on down...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-18-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 3,312
Posted By Irunbird
Re: Lexan/polycarbonate vs acrylic

I agree- great questions.. (and timely)- I'm going to replace my windows with acrylic and bought both VHB tape and may also use Dow 795 (also happen to have a tube of that), but I'm hesitant to not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-10-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 2,531
Posted By Irunbird
Re: New halyard: Sta-Set or Sta-Set X?

VPC works really well for a halyard, but if you are splicing a shackle and leave the core exposed, it will degrade in UV. Another option (although more expensive) is something with a dyneema core...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-02-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,138
Posted By Irunbird
Re: Normal Angle Between Mast and Boom

Yes, it will sometimes- when you really trim on, you can open the angle up more, but it really depends on the boat and how your main is cut (which it seems you may already suspect). I've installed a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-21-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By Irunbird
Re: Separating solar from antenna cables?

It's actually not radio antenna cable- GPS lines (one is seatalk ng, the other is some smaller diameter coax cable, which I think is rg-8). The juice going through the solar cables is small enough...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-21-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By Irunbird
Re: Separating solar from antenna cables?

I took Maine Sails advice and got the Genasun gv-10 controller. The cabling in question is mostly the Seatalk-ng for one gps antenna, and I believe a smaller diameter (maybe rg-8?) for the passive...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-21-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By Irunbird
Separating solar from antenna cables?

My search for this came up empty, although I'm sure it's been discussed. My solar panel is only 100w/5.7a (optimum current), and it would be really convenient to bundle the solar cables with the ais...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-11-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By Irunbird
Re: Wiring Raymarine EV-100 tiller drive to the ACU-100

Great-- can't wait to start using it... I'm sure figuring out how to set it to an apparent wind angle will be an adventure, too!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-11-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By Irunbird
Re: Wiring Raymarine EV-100 tiller drive to the ACU-100

Holy, cow- thanks, Alex! That did not come in the box and when I searched through the available installation/user manuals for the EV-100, nothing like that came up. How did you locate that in your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-11-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By Irunbird
Wiring Raymarine EV-100 tiller drive to the ACU-100

I've tried calling tech support, leaving messages, and also starting a thread on the forum on the RM web-site, but getting no help with this issue. I cannot find anywhere in the instructions to show...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-02-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By Irunbird
Re: Gas fuel tank recommendation

Ya know, the more I think about this (and especially since I have to mix this 50:1 with oil), I'm hesitant about installing this and poking holes in the boat for something this weird.. Maybe trying...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-02-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By Irunbird
Re: Gas fuel tank recommendation

Not those- that's an above deck tank. This needs to be below deck and have access through the deck for filling and venting. I'm hoping someone has experience with a good simple setup that installs...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-02-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By Irunbird
Gas fuel tank recommendation

Hi, all- I need a recommendation on a simple fixed fuel tank for an Olson 30. I'm doing Bermuda 1-2 next year, and although the NOR's don't specify storage of fuel, it needs to be sufficient to run...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-20-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By Irunbird
Re: Installing Lewmar Ocean Hatch

Allright, you guys.. you're making me have to consult the magic 8-ball!
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