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Search: Posts Made By: ewayne
Forum: Ocean Navigator 12-09-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 10,618
Posted By ewayne
Smile Re: Still holding its own - HF Radio

Hello Simon

As I understand it and as I've done with my boat, you only connect the KISS to the tuner ground and NOT to the ground plane you may have already. The KISS is stand alone here to form...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-24-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,353
Posted By ewayne
Re: Looking for my first boat

My thoughts:
1. Unless you're buying a wooden boat there's really not a lot to go bad when they're on the hard, structurally that is. You already realize that rubber can go bad in time so...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-24-2012
Replies: 64
Views: 4,122
Posted By ewayne
Re: A Sobering Realization

Locally, August 1st we had a 70 year old woman return from a two year circumnavigation aboard her Najad 38.
She just departed again October 22nd for her next attempt at a single handed non-stop...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-19-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 3,402
Posted By ewayne
Re: Advice wanted: Tides Marine Track and Slide system

I run my boat with a 9 oz triple reefed mainsail(plenty heavy) and full battens using lazy jacks and the Strong track system. There is a LOT less friction when raising and lowering the main...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-18-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,743
Posted By ewayne
Re: cutlass bearing

The cutlass bearing is a special bearing- often bronze lined with a rubber liner having grooves cut in to allow water to lube and cool it. There are other materials too however,such as fiberglass...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-18-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3,088
Posted By ewayne
Re: Which AGM batteries are best

My last Lifeline AGM series 27's were still going strong at 9 years old. I replaced them only because I was going on an extended cruise and the dealer said they were typically good for 8 years!...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-17-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 7,794
Posted By ewayne
Re: Anybody elsed have trouble with Bristol Finish?

In my quest for that elusive perfect coating for brightwork- I too tried Bristol Finish and found it to last no longer than the other finishes which I'd painstakingly applied after first removing all...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-17-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By ewayne
Re: Fresh Water Pump turns on with faucets closed

Try checking the screen or filter between the tank and the pump. If it's clogged the pump could continue to run with no output to the faucets.:)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-30-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,596
Posted By ewayne
Re: Roll Swage Rigging

Hello Mathew:
An aircraft swage is done with a rotary swager. The swage is rejected if it has a bowing, nicks or marks and if dimensions are not in spec. The swage is also pull tested to ensure no...
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos 08-27-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,495
Posted By ewayne
Re: ATN MastClimber

I climb my mast using 2 Petzl ascenders, 1 attached to my west marine bosuns chair and
the other to rock climbers foot straps. I secure the halyard tight to the boom vang fitting then go up and down...
Forum: Ocean Navigator 08-24-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 10,618
Posted By ewayne
Re: Still holding its own - HF Radio

Hello Simon:
The Kiss-SSB method used is as simple a method as possible. One attaches the lead end of the 10 foot long 1/2 inch diameter tubing to the antenna tuner then strings the tubing out...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-23-2012
Replies: 3,390
Views: 812,511
Posted By ewayne
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

Home BC waters currently cruising Mexico.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-23-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By ewayne
Re: Northwest Sailors

Hello Shamwari:

Are you the Shamwari which used to reside in Blaine Marina?

SV Music
May the force be with you!
Forum: Ocean Navigator 08-23-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 10,618
Posted By ewayne
Smile Re: Still holding its own - HF Radio

Hello All:

I installed an Icom 802 in my IP40. After much debate and concern over how to cut thru all the underfloor bulkheads with copper foil for a counterpoise I opted for the Kiss method...
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