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Search: Posts Made By: Minnesail
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 546
Posted By capta
Re: In-mast furler advice

I would suggest you use the topping lift to equalize the outhaul tension on both the foot and the leach. Too much tension on one or the other could cause problems. Almost every inmast boat I've seen...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 546
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: In-mast furler advice

My also have a rigid vang and we just let the boom sit on it while we furl. We have electric furling - don't know if that is the case for you. Probably the best advice I could give you is just be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,161
Views: 375,196
Posted By This Old Sailboat
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I made an access door for the storage space under the V berth in my C-22 out of leftover Honduran mahogany.

https://stingysailor.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/dscn1498.jpg?w=640

It matches the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,667
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Elevator method of COB recovery mixed results

Mine-
They can shot-blasted, sand-blasted, knurled...depending on the equipment and experience the shop has they will offer you some options. All they really need is the drum, no other parts. You...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,667
Posted By PalmettoSailor
Re: Elevator method of COB recovery mixed results

Joining the conversation late, but I added a 50' throwbag to my POUGEOSOAROLORBWINLATDB gear this year as required by recent changes to the PHRF requirements.

I found it's much quicker and...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,667
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Elevator method of COB recovery mixed results

"a 40-year-old winch that no longer has any friction on the winch drum...."
Any good machine shop can refinish that in a number of different ways. Or, you can do a real cheap kludge. Coat the drum...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Setting up a 24v solar charging system

Re 24 volt solar panels. In my area a 24 volt panel is about half the price per watt of a 12 volt panel -so you would be better off with a 24 volt panel for two reasons - cost per watt and you won't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 772
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Electrical system

You will need:
big battery
solar panel
MPPT solar charger
circuit breaker/fuse panel
Good crimpers
Ancor wire
good terminals
fuse on positive battery post
two buss bars,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By Alex W
Re: Setting up a 24v solar charging system

A battery monitor (or even just an amp meter) will do the job and give you a good idea of how much charging you are getting out of the system.

On my 30w panel if I shade one cell in bright...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By TropicCat
Re: Setting up a 24v solar charging system

Sure it will work. In time you discover that one of the batteries will bite the dust before the other does. However, make sure the MPPT controller you buy has different charge cycles. The one I have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By noelex77
Re: Setting up a 24v solar charging system

Just be aware that contrary to popular opinion most MPPT controllers will not boost voltage, only reduce it.
There are a very small number that do (and one of those is listed) and they are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Setting up a 24v solar charging system

The Genasun boost controllers will charge your 24 volt system.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-13-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,667
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Elevator method of COB recovery mixed results

For all but small boats, a riding sail (see snap below) can also make for an effective means of recovering a MOB (or COB for the PC). Two corners are connected tightly between two points on the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-11-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,667
Posted By CLOSECALL
Re: Elevator method of COB recovery mixed results

Here's is a method that can work in a pinch. Tie a loop in the end of a jibsheet or any piece of rope. Like a stirrup. Drop that in the water and wrap the other end around a winch. Person in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-11-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By hriehl1
Re: jib sheets + clew

Start with a 30 +/- inch rope for the tail at each jib's clew.

Attach to the clew with an estar hitch, making each jib's permanently attached tail. A bowline would probably do as well as the estar...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-11-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By bblument
Thetford 550P MSD install - in progress

A couple folks had asked me to let them know how things went once I started installing the head listed above on my P26. Here's some things gleaned from my day yesterday that may be useful.

The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 1,536
Posted By zeilfanaat
Re: Spinnaker guys and sheets

You wouldn't slide the sheet (the guy really, once it's on the pole), in and out of snatch block after each jibe. I'd suggest that you permanently lead the guy/sheet through a block on a separate...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 1,536
Posted By Classic30
Re: Spinnaker guys and sheets

Yes.. it becomes the guy. Confused yet?!?



That's because the diagram is looking from the mast-top. In real life, what it's doing is pulling in and down on the "guy" to help keep the windward...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-04-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,667
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Elevator method of COB recovery mixed results

MOB. We are NOT going to introduce a PC acronym for a safety item. GPS units have MOB buttons. Lets not be stupid (yes, I know this is not your fault--this is a public rant:)). If a person yells "man...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-26-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,731
Posted By RobGallagher
Anchoring under sail

As someone else pointed out, try leaving the mainsheet loose as you coast to a stop to drop the hook.
If the bow falls off to port or starboard the boat won't try to sail on.


Sent from my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-21-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By DRFerron
The New Yorker - Unlocked

Starting this week until fall:

Beginning this week, absolutely everything new that we publish—the work in the print magazine and the work published online only—will be unlocked. All of it, for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-21-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Vang line slipping in cleat

Like others have mentioned it looks like the base is bent.
I would not under any circumstance sharpen the teeth.
The line does look ok for the cleat, I think like others have mentioned that you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By RichH
Re: Vang line slipping in cleat

If you carefully look at that cleat in your picture, you'll see that only one of the cleat teeth per side is engaging with that line.
Id recommend to change-out the present cam cleat for a more...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By socal c25
Re: Vang line slipping in cleat

I had a similar problem and it was the cam cleat, I took it apart, cleaned and a tiny bit of winch grease on the rotating parts, problem fixed... on to another problem...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Vang line slipping in cleat

The new line is likely slipperier than the old one which is the immediate problem. The other problem could be with the cleat itself. There are springs under the cams and they may not be as robust as...
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