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Search: Posts Made By: pdqaltair
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 691
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Spacing & how many mast steps?

Whoopee. A rounding error in life.

Have you priced knee surgery lately? I tore my meniscus during a high-step on to a rock... kinna like a too-wide rung spacing. I'd pay 6-figures to have my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 691
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Spacing & how many mast steps?

Just remember, the spacing you like now may be too far in a few years. We're not getting younger.

Or maybe I'm touchy because I just had my knee scoped in September. But what is the harm in a few...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 691
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Spacing & how many mast steps?

OSHA says "shall not exceed 12" and will be uniform though out." My mast mate is 17" and I can tell you that is too damn far to be efficient. Why would you exceed an established industry standard for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Dynamic Rope on Sailboats

Pretty funny to rate anchor ropes dry!

The difference is less from what I understand. I did some chafe testing for Practical Sailor (out in a month or 2), and the reduction in wear time for wet...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Dynamic Rope on Sailboats

I never said I didn't still climb. I've done it a long time and have much surplus gear. Winter is about ice!...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Dynamic Rope on Sailboats

First, I'm sure this depends on the specific boat and preventer; for most, an accidental jibe is impossible with a preventer on. Most probably I misunderstand.

On one hand I can see some give...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By pdqaltair
Dynamic Rope on Sailboats

More than a few sailors are (or used to be) climbers and have climbing rope in the garage looking for a use. Typically, climbing ropes are retired from service just barely broken in, and before they...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 871
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Forgot my zinc!

a. Plenty of good suggestions. Unless they have been disappearing fast, it doesn't need to be perfect.

b. I've always thought every cold water sailor should keep a wet suit or dry suit on-board....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,419
Posted By pdqaltair
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,419
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Are sailing magazine articles boring?

Generally I'll settle for clarity. I had difficulty reading the above.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Lifelines, lowers, or not?

This is one of those times when the 80% is wrong. Toe rails too. It is sliding that I would worry about.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 3,967
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Sailing Alone Better?

Clearly this thread is about personality types and not sailing. The only comments which are off-base overlook this basic human trait.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 3,967
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Sailing Alone Better?

I figure there are 3 modes of sailing:

* With family or sailors. They know how to sail, so we discuss the plan for docking etc., and then simply do it. Easy.

* With non-sailing guests. They are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,419
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Are sailing magazine articles boring?

The other demographic is beginners; after you have sailed for 20-40 years, as many of the poster here have, basic how-to-sail topics are dull. If the how-to articles were written for the 30-year...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 5,759
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Whats your best bit of kit??

For those that listed tools, that's just embarrassing. While I enjoy a well maintained boat, and I enjoy DIY, The BOAT is the thing, not fixing it!

Kayak, bathing suit, fishing pole. And I'm...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 2,396
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Trolling

The flatline clip (tarp clips work too if you pad the jaws with tape) is just a bite indicator (or in the case of outriggers, allows the line to drop off). The short loop is clipped, and the yoyo...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 2,396
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Trolling

The way I see it, the OP was from coastal BC. I didn't figure we were talking bill fish!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 2,396
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Trolling

Yo-yos are my preferred method for trolling (mid-Atlantic) I've landed stripers up to 42 inches and countless blues this way. I like that the lure, sinker, and leader can be pre-rigged (important...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 892
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Is there any reason not to move the fuel vent?

There are devises built for these purposes, some specifically because of the recent EPA requirement for carbon vent filters on gasoline powered boats with tanks. Though intended to keep water out of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 892
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Is there any reason not to move the fuel vent?

Perhaps a note of sarcasm? Fair enough.

However, Home heating oil tanks are vented outside of the home, according to IBC and NFP. NEVER inside the house.

Case in point. Some years ago, my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Petzel ASAP

RichH: Practice is everything. I'll be ice climbing tomorrow!

FrogWatch. I first used a Gibbs 30+ years ago. This is very different in function. It slides up and down the rope without tending, but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Petzel ASAP

As a 30+ year rock and ice climber, it is a solid bet that I am familiar with all of the ascender, descender, and belay devise options.

The advantage of unit such as the ASAP is that no tending...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 892
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Is there any reason not to move the fuel vent?

I am concerned about during fueling. Normal venting would be insignificant.

In my mind, any design where fuel comes out the vent is unacceptable. Likewise any design where fumes can drain into the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By pdqaltair
Petzel ASAP

I've seen these used on big boats. I've used similar devices in industry. Any up-the-mast experience?

ASAPģ LOCK - Mobile-fall-arrest-device | Petzl...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,860
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: yacht writer wanted

Exactly. And the reviews will be just as honest and accurate and vendor advertising.
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