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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-17-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 6,678
Posted By knothead
Re: Jerk of the Week?

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-11-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 2,067
Posted By knothead
Re: Sailing from Tampa to Key West

Get it over with? What's it? The sailing part?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-30-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By knothead
Re: Need surveyor in St. Pete, Fla area

I would recommend Rick Shelly without hesitation.
727 480 3172
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-25-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,544
Posted By knothead
Re: Harken VS Lewmar

The biggest differences between all the marine hardware companies and their products seems to me to be the budgets of their advertising departments.

The most crucial consideration in purchasing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-30-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,869
Posted By knothead
Re: Chainplate Replacement Reveals Something Interesting

I ended up purchasing round stock in the exact same alloy that the chainplates are made from. C61400. I have cut it to the various exact lengths I need for bolts so that I can use acorn nuts on the...
Forum: Pearson   05-30-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By knothead
Re: Accessing Chainplates

I consulted with my business partner and he confirms that the chainplates are behind the wood panels. It should be fairly simple to get at them.

Don't be afraid to dig into this sort of stuff on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-29-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,220
Posted By knothead
Re: Fair Winds

What? Did you throw in your computer with the boat?
You're still a sailor and still part of this motley crew. Hope you stick around.

Sorry about you having to sell your boat. I hope I'm not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-29-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,871
Posted By knothead
Re: Shower Sump Won't Pump

This is something you can definitely check out yourself. I bet the problem will be very obvious once you take up the cover.
Forum: Pearson   05-29-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By knothead
Re: Accessing Chainplates

I can't remember off the top of my head how they did the chainplates in your boat. I know I've seen them, but I'm drawing a blank. Sorry.
If you don't get some feedback by tomorrow, I'll check the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-29-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 9,691
Posted By knothead
Re: Where do you want to retire in Caribbean or Central or South America?

Maybe Paraguay would be worth considering. Great neighbors.



Zeev's Turnips Talk Politics (ZTTP): Bush Family Paraguay Hideaway Update:...
Forum: Learning to Sail   05-28-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,384
Posted By knothead
Re: stays and shrouds too loose?

My rule of thumb is that if your looward shrouds are floppy, ie no tension, in a moderate breeze on a beam reach. Then they are too loose.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-22-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,509
Posted By knothead
Re: Line from commercial marine stores

You're not talking about the kind of stuff that Home Depot sells are you?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-22-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,523
Posted By knothead
Re: Let's talk titanium

The only thing I really know personally about titanium is learned from those blue screws that ProFurl uses.
I have had to drill out many of them.
But I never blame the material for a lack of...
Forum: Racing   05-22-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 6,558
Posted By knothead
Re: dnf because of county police boat?

Aren't the local authorities notified of scheduled races. Even if they wern't, it's usually pretty obvious when a race is in progress. What was the police boat doing sitting in the middle of a race?...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   05-21-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 958
Posted By knothead
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   05-21-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 958
Posted By knothead
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-21-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,521
Posted By knothead
Re: Bent Vang-how does this happen?

Well, it sounds like the vang line or the main sheet was on the electric winch and someone who had one too many had their finger on the button.
You did say the dodger was damaged too right? The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-21-2013
Replies: 190
Views: 15,263
Posted By knothead
Re: My Horror Story

Our 25 year old brought us from northern California to Florida. It's since been replaced for a physically smaller 10 horse but was still running fine when it was sold.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-21-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,521
Posted By knothead
Re: Bent Vang-how does this happen?

I would click the like button for that post. But there isn't one. And frankly, it's funny but not really all that helpful. ;)
So
+1
:p
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   05-21-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 958
Posted By knothead
Re: Thanks for the "Thanks" button. Not sure I like...

Guess so. :(

If I were forced to guess, (and I guess I am), I would guess that the deletion of the like button is another swipe at the dreaded "off topic" plague.
A like button is clicked when...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-21-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,521
Posted By knothead
Re: Bent Vang-how does this happen?

If this surprises you, then I have to assume that you haven't been in the business long. :laugher
You wouldn't believe some of the things I've seen on returned charter boats.

Main furler....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-21-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,521
Posted By knothead
Re: Bent Vang-how does this happen?

I need more information.
It would help if you told us which shackle needed to be wire tied. And do you mean plastic zip ties?
It seems like charter companies use those a lot. Guess they never...
Forum: Racing   05-21-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 6,558
Posted By knothead
Re: dnf because of county police boat?

I would be interested in hearing the facts about this. Never heard of a sailboat being cited for excessive/improper speed. There must be something else going on.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-21-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4,193
Posted By knothead
Re: Chain Plate Replacement

I just finished drilling the holes in my new chainplates. I went with aluminum bronze. The alloy is called C61400. I purchased it from Atlas Bronze.
After talking to Tom Smith, who is the owner I...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   05-16-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 1,802
Posted By knothead
Re: Sailnet Chat Silenced -- Day 2

Can I interpret that to mean that politics, war and religion are verboten in the chat room?
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