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Search: Posts Made By: bristol299bob
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,396
Posted By christian.hess
Re: increasing and consolidating standing rigging size

I can agree with both "sides" here

while jeffS POST is spot on manufacturing wise there are many times when being out there that boats can benefit with either stregthening rigging or adding...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,396
Posted By Sanduskysailor
Re: increasing and consolidating standing rigging size

Here are a couple of other considerations. What are pin sizes of your clevis pins? My guess is 3/8". 1/4" is usually 7/16" or 1/2". Doubt if your chain plates would take 1/2". My experience with 2...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,396
Posted By RichH
Re: increasing and consolidating standing rigging size

The issue that breaks 98% of all rigging is crystallization of the microscopic metal grain structure or 'fatigue'. Fatigue is cumulative and additive, starting from 'day one'. If your intention is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,396
Posted By RichH
Re: increasing and consolidating standing rigging size

Jeff is spot on with his recommendations.

Increasing the 'strength' of the wire will not increase 'reliability' of the standing rig, unless you also strengthen all the chainplates, the chainplate...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,396
Posted By paulk
Re: increasing and consolidating standing rigging size

In addition to what Jeff has said, I checked "yacht rigging safety factors" recently and learned that masts are generally designed with a safety factor of 5. To me, that means that they are designed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,396
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: increasing and consolidating standing rigging size

Very few boats were built with undersized standing rigging. When standing rigging fails, it is usually a matter of a failure at a terminal, where it passes over a spreader tip, or where there is a...
Forum: Racing 10-26-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 917
Posted By Chris2880
Robot Sailing Regatta Course - video

Want to share with you the video of my sailing drone that races regattas autonomously. Winner of the World Robotic Sailing Championship 2014 in the MS class.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-18-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Boom brake advice

My experience with a boom brake is limited to my Dutchman, have only looked at the Wichard. Aside from the dual preventer setup seen on most Valiants, i don't think I've ever delivered a boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-17-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Boom brake advice

I also had the Walder but it worked well on the over 30K miles I used it.
I did not have a preventer, and never needed one, and had several accidental but controlled gybes.

Don't rig it to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-17-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Boom brake advice

I am a fan of boom brakes. I had a Dutchman on the main of a Corsair F31 and it allowed me to gybe the asymmetric single handed while ignoring the main, very valuable on a boat with a rotating mast! ...
Forum: Cruising Videos 10-12-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,732
Posted By Christian Williams
Singlehanded LA to Kaua'i and Return--30 Minute Video

Twenty days out and 28 back on an Ericson 32-3.

https://vimeo.com/108545352
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 997
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Head hose: How long does it take to permeate

Something we have found quite helpful in managing/eliminating unpleasant odors is activated charcoal. You can buy the stuff at Aquarium shops. I make up a couple of bags of the material annually...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-21-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 997
Posted By Don0190
Re: Head hose: How long does it take to permeate

New hose I feel definitely should have lasted a LOT more than months. Are you sure the odor isn't in the locker walls themselves? Have you cleaned them well and sprayed with PureArye etc?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-21-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 997
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Head hose: How long does it take to permeate

No, the Sealand hose could not have permeated that quickly. Testing suggests more than 5 years, but certainly at least 3-4.

I would suspect a very slow leak at a fitting. You could try wrapping...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-05-2014
Replies: 72
Views: 4,197
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Arthur

I prefer to cross from Nantucket Sound, heading out thru Pollock Rip or Great Round Shoal Channel...



Thanks, I came thru OK, but it was a long night, and a bit more 'interesting' than I was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-09-2014
Replies: 88
Icw
Views: 4,832
Posted By RichH
Re: Icw

One should also consider to make a sécurité call at the south end of Fields Cut where the ICW crosses the Savannah River. This 'intersection' is notorious for having most ALL of the water sucked out...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-09-2014
Replies: 88
Icw
Views: 4,832
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: Icw

There's much good advice above and I have little to add.

I will point out that there are two locations on the ICW where I consider it prudent to make a securitee call in order to inquire about...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-04-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,457
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Proper winch technique?

Great question. It's not a matter of a more slippery jib sheet, as you want it to be as grippy as possible for both you and the winch.

Before you even get ready to start un-cleating or...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-04-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,457
Posted By jackdale
Re: Proper winch technique?

I flake the sheets rather than coil. (Actually I flake rather than coil in almost all instances.) That seems to help avoiding jams.

As well single-handing - you can take the lazy sheet across...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-25-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 3,248
Posted By Tempest
Re: advice for first solo, overnight, offshore

Looks like Sunday's winds/seas are a bit of a mixed bag but Improving late in the day with a forecast shift to the SE. Then S . Monday into Tues looks ideal.

It looks like If you stay about 2...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-24-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 3,248
Posted By FirstCandC
Re: advice for first solo, overnight, offshore

I hope none of the exercises listed here will have any effect on your trip, but there is some info in the second post on this page:
Cruiser's Net » NORTH CAROLINA ? All Cruising News...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-24-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 3,248
Posted By justified
Re: advice for first solo, overnight, offshore

First off it sounds like a great trip and you are not that far off shore, looks like less than 12nm. that's a rum line from Masonboro to the beaufort racor 60nm. The fishing fleet can get busy just...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-24-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 3,248
Posted By jsaronson
Re: advice for first solo, overnight, offshore

Radar reflector, VHF fixed and handheld, inflatable lifejacket with harness, jacklines, PLB or EPIRB?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-24-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 3,248
Posted By PBzeer
Re: advice for first solo, overnight, offshore

For info on possible Marine activity you could try calling one of the numbers here (http://www.lejeune.marines.mil/PublicAffairs.aspx). Or by checking with the Coast Guard.

Once you hit...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-23-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 3,248
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: advice for first solo, overnight, offshore

PBzeer is right, Masonboro is a piece of cake...

I'd only have one concern, if you're thinking of doing this anytime soon...

Usually right around this time of the year, the Navy and Marines...
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