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Search: Posts Made By: knotted
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-08-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,024
Posted By knotted
Re: Water makers.

Brent:
Just wanted to confirm, that was 540 gallons per day? if so, your talents should be employed in manufacturing, and I'll partner in a heartbeat! :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,746
Posted By knotted
It's in the Bow Eye & Snubber...

or worse, chain eating into the stem until it sinks the boat! :eek:

The solution to this is to install a bow eye about 6 inches above the waterline, with a snubber (1 size smaller than your rode)...
Forum: Electronics 11-21-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 754
Posted By knotted
Magellan NAV 5200DX - NMEA pinout needed

I just picked up for a song, an old but working Magellan NAV 5200DX GPS unit; built like a tank, but no longer supported. I have the manual but no NMEA data cables. I know the four wire colours in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-24-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 50,187
Posted By knotted
Enclosed combustion regardless of type of fuel,...

Enclosed combustion regardless of type of fuel, is generally safer, and it also requires, as in 'must have', gas tight venting to the outside to safely dispose of combustion gases. Without gas tight...
Forum: Gear and Maintenance Articles 07-25-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 24,347
Posted By knotted
@green gorilla - Please, I'd be very interested...

@green gorilla - Please, I'd be very interested in knowing about mildew/mould effective cleaning substances! I've been told that oil of thyme, and oil of oregano, just a few drops in a bucket of...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-06-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 8,001
Posted By knotted
Thank you for your reply to first signal. There...

Thank you for your reply to first signal. There is another signal to you in the aether, somewhere.... possibly here.

I knew that moments after I posted, you'd read your emails.... and I still...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-05-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 8,001
Posted By knotted
To bljones Dear Sir: Thank you for your...

To bljones

Dear Sir:

Thank you for your kind invitation:


I had replied using the new fangled semaphore method, but it appears that such privately sent communications have not yet reached...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-03-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 8,001
Posted By knotted
Yeah.... its' a really tough life, but someone's...

Yeah.... its' a really tough life, but someone's got to live it, and who better than a bunch of sailors? er... make that crew ;) :) :cool:
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-02-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 8,001
Posted By knotted
Sail Georgian Bay!

Thanks, flyingwelshman, good to know there are other courses in Georgian Bay. We're agreed on the most important part - The Bay has sailing challenges that you won't find in other more open water...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-29-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 8,001
Posted By knotted
Thumbs up Good stuff for everyone...

Thank you for your comments! :)

@Mike: Just do it! You'll never regret it!

@bljones: I sent you an email re your question... Answer: Soon, I hope! :)

@Jack: Agreed! Really got to get the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-25-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 8,001
Posted By knotted
Feedback - Adventure Sailing liveaboard Basic Cruise course

Woke up this morning and the world wasn’t swinging by outside the window… Bummer!

The Adventure Sailing (http://www.adventuresailing.ca/Adventuresailing.htm) course was great; no other way to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-13-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 3,407
Posted By knotted
Calculating current load, wire size and fuse protection

Rik, you need to determine how much current the device at the end of the wire is pulling out of the wire. The fuse should be a little bigger, the most often next available larger size (e.g. current...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-13-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 3,407
Posted By knotted
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-29-2011
Replies: 140
Views: 30,868
Posted By knotted
Many thoughts on planned safety and safety plans...

I haven't single handed yet, but I plan to do so extensively, once I get my boat wet...

So all my thoughts below are theoretical and research based (much through here...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-27-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 8,001
Posted By knotted
Mike, I exchanged emails with several people who...

Mike, I exchanged emails with several people who had taken the Adventure Sailing Basic Cruising course both in Midland and the Caribbean; all feedback was positive. I also had quite a few long...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-19-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 8,001
Posted By knotted
@JordanH I hope so, if that's where I end up. I...

@JordanH I hope so, if that's where I end up. I too dragon boated, years ago in TO. Loads of fun!

@InkyMattOn the intensive course for which I'm booked, the CYA manual is provided about 3 months...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-17-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 8,001
Posted By knotted
I'm glad that it went well for you! :) It sounds...

I'm glad that it went well for you! :) It sounds that you had a very positive experience.

Were the four days consecutive days or split up? Any comments from your experience on the benefits of...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-17-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 8,001
Posted By knotted
@SeaLifeSailing I couldn't agree more and with...

@SeaLifeSailing I couldn't agree more and with your reasons for saying this... Live to sail, sail to live! :)

From the get-go, I pretty much ruled out evenings or weekends because of this. As I...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 05-03-2011
Replies: 85
Views: 10,317
Posted By knotted
know I'm late to the party.... but Mat you might...

know I'm late to the party.... but Mat you might be interested in a design by William Garden, of a boat he called 'Privateer", which I saw in one of his books (Yacht Designs of William Garden). He...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-27-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,299
Posted By knotted
Thanks for tickling the ole grey cells, Faster!...

Thanks for tickling the ole grey cells, Faster! there's also a product called 'No Skidding (http://www.noskidding.com/ns_02.htm)', which is a coating created for ceramic tile, concrete, enamel, etc,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-27-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,299
Posted By knotted
Beware! Varnish = slippery when wet... ;) and not...

Beware! Varnish = slippery when wet... ;) and not enjoyably so :(

Unfinished teak = comfortably non-skid with no work...

yer pays yer money and makes yer choice!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-27-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,475
Posted By knotted
If the water drained out of the pump barrel into...

If the water drained out of the pump barrel into the bilge, the pump likely needs the piston seal and bottom flapper replacing. Read all about it here...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-27-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 5,140
Posted By knotted
Kiss

Seconded; as pointed out in my earlier post, a single post is best, place it vertically under the mast step. Two posts equally spaced on around the mast step and with a beam directly under the mast...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-27-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,563
Posted By knotted
Thanks for the clarification Todd! Appreciated :)

Thanks for the clarification Todd! Appreciated :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-27-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 5,140
Posted By knotted
Cabin top sags under mast step

I've seen photos of a Kittiwake 23 where the deck beam beneath the mast had deformed, cracked and bent considerably beneath the mast step, but sadly the photos aren't on-line any longer. I do have a...
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