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Search: Posts Made By: engineer_sailor
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 833
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Just how monumentally stupid an idea is it to go with black non-skid?

I just started redoing my nonskid with KiwiGrip. You can tint it to any color you like. Of their base colors, the spouse went with the light grey. The grey is so light it's barely imperceptible from...
Forum: Electronics 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By engineer_sailor
Routing and Sealing Cables

Installing a new chartplotter and routing cables through pedestal guard.. Cables enter interior through a hole in cockpit floor. Hole is directly under end of pedestal guard tube and sealed by...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 910
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Are NADA Values accurate ?

A broker can provide Soldboats data if you inquire.
Data from Yachtworld gets you in the ballpark. I found sale prices (e.g. Soldboats data) to be between 6%-18% lower than YW asking prices....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 910
Posted By engineer_sailor
Are NADA Values accurate ?

I did some analysis when buying several years ago on Soldboat and NADA values. NADA seems to normalize depreciation to around 11.7% per year independent of make/model/pedigree, etc. I guessing...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 03-18-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Kent Narrows Draw Bridge closed for repairs

I have this uneasy feeling that without the bridge as an obstruction many will barrel right through the narrows without considering traffic/right-of-way and currents. I think having to circle and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 5,172
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Cockpit and Deck Painting Advice

Getting close to applying the first coat of Interlux PrimeKote. Planning to overlap into nonskid areas. Any issues with applying KiwiGrip over PrimeKote (epoxy based)?

Josh
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 02-22-2015
Replies: 171
Views: 7,337
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: 2015 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

T37Chef

Where did you obtain the Oak Harbor camera pictures?

Josh
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-21-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,733
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Best inflatable pfd with harness.

One sidenote on the 3184s:
I found out after I bought them that they or the harness aren't ISAF (?) approved. Might consider separate rather than integrated harness. Others might have more guidance...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-21-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,733
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Best inflatable pfd with harness.

We have two of the Mustang MD 3184s (HIT w/ Integrated harness). Just started using tether. Love the vest. Have read that the optional crotch strap is needed to keep the vest down when inflated in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-21-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 965
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Docking under Sail - Beam reach approach

Assuming you have space to maneuver around your dock/slip the technique is (mostly) independent of wind direction:

1. Under mainsail only, sail towards your slip aiming for the upwind pylon/finger...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-19-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Running Out of Panel Switches

Thanks for all the advice.
Will get out to the boat and snap a few pictures. I like the use of breakers but have older fused switches. Like the idea of combining external nav lights.

Josh
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-19-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 5,172
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Cockpit and Deck Painting Advice

Apologies for the confusion. I was referring to the order of application. Gloss first seems intuitive. May have to cleanup a few spots before applying non-skid but dealing with gloss on top of fresh...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-19-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 2,576
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Do you make guests wear PFDs?

As long as they are adults, they can choose. I do however highlight that I choose to wear mine *all the time* while under way. Without being doom and gloom, I do try to summarize the risks in the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-18-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By engineer_sailor
Running Out of Panel Switches

We are upgrading to a helm mounted chart plotter on out Catalina 27. Our switch panel is full with all the various running lights, macerator, water pump, autopilot, instruments, etc. The bilge pump...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 5,172
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Cockpit and Deck Painting Advice

One more question:

Is there a recommended ordering between gloss, flat, and non-skid? I recall reading about an ordering somewhere

Josh
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 5,172
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Cockpit and Deck Painting Advice

Update:
Most of the cockpit is sanded to 80 grit smooth. Moving on to 120 grit. Will remove deck hardware and hot those spots with 80/120. Have two rolls of butyl ready for rebedding and plan to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-03-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By engineer_sailor
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-31-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By engineer_sailor
Projecting a Movie onto a Sail

I heard about a marina doing a movie night by projecting onto a large mainsail on one of their boats.

I thought it might be fun to try this one night with the kids while anchoring out on a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-30-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 6,096
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: How to run aground properly

I thought running aground was always intentional... ::whistling:: :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-25-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 5,172
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Cockpit and Deck Painting Advice

Making progress on the sanding. When I remove deck hardware, any suggestions for temporarily plugging fastener holes? The holes are exposed to Chesapeake winter weather and don't want more leaks down...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-25-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,116
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Starting to look for a boat

Joel

With littles ones, the key is to have enough infrastructure to support naps, potty, and general comfort. We have a 4 and 2 year old and our Catalina 27 is just the right size. Started when...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-25-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,804
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Scum and Stain Removal from Hull

Vasco
The oxacilic acid worked like magic. Eventually found it marketed as wood bleach at Ace Hardware. Thanks for the tip!
42569
Josh
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-24-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Anchor Rode Size and Rope Type

+1 on the extra chain. 30ft should be about right in your situation. Another important aspect of the chain is forcing the anchor to stay oriented in the correct position and help it set on short...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-13-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,456
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: synthetic rigging

This has been a fascinating thread. I can't get past the perceived abrasion or cut resistance issues with synthetic rigging. 316 stainless or similar (rid or strand) is robust to a lot. Seems like a...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 01-10-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,002
Posted By engineer_sailor
Re: Chesapeake Shorthanded Sailing Society?

Jeff
+1 on marking the sheets!
Have you ever used or considered a ChuteScoop? My boat came with a spin that had one and it is great at least for cruising.

Josh
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