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Search: Posts Made By: BoatyardBoy
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 6,722
Posted By dvuyxx
Re: Before and After Photos - Show Us!

Nice top sides. Like the gold cut. Some bottom jobs are so nice you wish you could heel hard all the time.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,969
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Lexan/polycarbonate vs acrylic

From Select Plastics, the largest hatch rebuilder in the world. Home (http://www.selectplastics.com/)

http://i1314.photobucket.com/albums/t580/mitiempo1/sealants_zpsf441b655.jpg...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,969
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Lexan/polycarbonate vs acrylic

"Plastics" would include PTFE and polyethylene, both notoriously hard to bond to. Adhesives which form a strong and permanent bond to plastic glazing materials, which may be styrene, acrylic, or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 152
Views: 5,494
Posted By Tempest
Re: Give AIS a rest

I would think AIS would make knowing what's going on alot easier and in fact reduce the number of calls needed. If you pick up a target it gives the course, speed and destination.
a quick...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 152
Views: 5,494
Posted By smurphny
Re: Give AIS a rest

They are always the outriggers for the stabilizer birds on trawlers. Most often though, the birds are not even down yet. They could well wait until they are out of the narrow inlet to lower the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 152
Views: 5,494
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Give AIS a rest

Must not be the standing orders for coastal freight around here. I mean a mile is a long way. I could go down below, use the head, fix a sandwich and be back to the helm before I transit a mile. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 152
Views: 5,494
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Give AIS a rest

They are always in effect. It just doesn't make much difference until you get close. How close "close" is depends on conditions, sizes, speeds, ...



And often does, unexpectedly.



I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 152
Views: 5,494
Posted By fryewe
Re: Give AIS a rest

AIS is a collision avoidance aid. It gives vessels so equipped an evaluation method to determine if a maneuver by one or both is required to avoid interference or collision.

In the event a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 152
Views: 5,494
Posted By capta
Re: Give AIS a rest

I can only imagine how much the commercial operators hate the pleasure boat community using AIS indiscriminately. Honestly guys, they don't want to talk to you and the only thing they do want from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 152
Views: 5,494
Posted By Minnewaska
Give AIS a rest

This was a new phenomenon. Over these last few weeks, I've repeatedly heard sailboats hailing commercial vessels, having identified the commecial vessel via AIS. Generally, a good practice to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 5,205
Posted By NICHOLSON58
Re: Blooper Sail

We raced a Heritage One Ton in the 70s. (Morgan 37). The Blooper was essential on this IOR design, high aspect boat. It would stop the rock & roll even in very lumpy waves. We once ran it from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 570
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By SchockT
Re: jib sheets + clew

it takes 3 seconds to tie a bowline....what could be easier?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By PaulinVictoria
Flew my symmetrical for the first time

Got fed up waiting for someone to come with me and lend a hand, so this evening I took the boat out and finally got the symmetrical spinnaker up. Not the smoothest hoist, still a few kinks to work...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By wristwister
Re: Sharknado

Just watched Sharknado 2 on the tube last night. My GOD, what a cinemegraphic masterpiece! The story line gripping, the acting stellar, the film work mesmerizing. I laughed, I cried, it was life...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,751
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Zen and the art of 'bottom feeding'... please contribute!

* Rigging shops throw out lots of high-tech halyards from big boats with one bad spot. Generally the perfect size and length for sheets on smaller boats, and often much better than what you would buy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-12-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 1,557
Posted By christian.hess
Re: How can I tell if my diesel is bad?

yeah Im not getting this whole discussion...

if we had a 100 galon fuel tank and you were indecise I would test it like others say

to me the most important thing regarding fuel and or diesel in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-12-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 1,557
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: How can I tell if my diesel is bad?

All this discussion over $20 worth of fuel? Jeeze, toss the stuff, partially refill the tank, polish that fuel for a few hours to clear out any sediment that may be stirred up with the refill and be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-13-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 6,722
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Before and After Photos - Show Us!

Before's from years ago, my boat is a work in progress, never completely 'finished'. It sails every season.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5478/13886161669_6724b264a1_b.jpg
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-11-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 6,722
Posted By CapnBones
Re: Before and After Photos - Show Us!

Pics or it didn't happen
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-11-2014
Replies: 88
Icw
Views: 3,972
Posted By Group9
Re: Icw

On my last trip from the Mississippi gulf coast to the Florida Keys, I took the ICW as much as I could, all the way down, anchoring some nights and staying in marinas some nights, just poking along,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-10-2014
Replies: 88
Icw
Views: 3,972
Posted By PBzeer
Re: Icw

Their boat, their trip, their choice. It's no more complicated than that.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-10-2014
Replies: 88
Icw
Views: 3,972
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Icw

I think it's sort of like the answer to the question some people ask about why other sailboats motor during perfectly good sailing conditions. Why does anyone else care?

It could be comfort level,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-09-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 6,722
Posted By PaulinVictoria
Re: Before and After Photos - Show Us!

Before boat:
http://www.digitaltrends.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/cash-wallet.jpg

After boat:
http://www.internet-addiction-guide.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/empty_wallet1.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-09-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 6,722
Posted By StormBay
Re: Before and After Photos - Show Us!

I am also a big fan of before and after photo sets; I can look at them for hours. Looking forward to seeing everyone else's projects. Here are a few of my own from the past 2 years.
Plumbing and...
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