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Search: Posts Made By: pedcab
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-18-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 2,008
Posted By pedcab
I painted mine last season. It is an 8m spar ...

I painted mine last season. It is an 8m spar

As said before, all the fittings were removed, it was sanded down (though not to bare metal since the previous coat wasn't peeling) and then received...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-26-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,298
Posted By pedcab
And to people who sail GRP sailboats, which have...

And to people who sail GRP sailboats, which have to be a nightmare to get rid of when the time comes...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-12-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 977
Posted By pedcab
Within the cheap units price range there are some...

Within the cheap units price range there are some more complete than others...


For instance, I have a 15€ multimeter that features a thermocouple position and came with a thin wire thermocouple....
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-19-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 5,488
Posted By pedcab
Furthermore I'd like to point out that there's...

Furthermore I'd like to point out that there's little chance your regulator is prepared for marine duty, so I'd rule out the idea of using it... It's to great a danger to have landlubber electrical...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-19-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 5,488
Posted By pedcab
Indeed there is. One should use a diode 25% above...

Indeed there is. One should use a diode 25% above the expected current flowing throught the circuit... That's the "general" 1/4 rule of thumb...

Oversizing a diode won't do any harm to the circuit...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-19-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 5,488
Posted By pedcab
I just bought a 10w SP myself. It is wired...

I just bought a 10w SP myself. It is wired directly to the battery without regulators of any kind.

I just fitted a 5A diode (a bit overkill, I know) in series, to avoid battery discharging at...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-14-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,699
Posted By pedcab
I'd say, trace your own! It would be a fine...

I'd say, trace your own! It would be a fine entertainment and you'd get to know your boat a lot better...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-23-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,169
Posted By pedcab
kambala? oak? mahogany, as previously said...

kambala? oak? mahogany, as previously said...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-12-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1,861
Posted By pedcab
Hey. Good idea! Here's mine: O FulĂ´, e...

Hey. Good idea!

Here's mine:

O FulĂ´, e o Azul (http://www.utrimaran.blogspot.com)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-07-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 802
Posted By pedcab
I'd quote both previous fellows. Whenever...

I'd quote both previous fellows.

Whenever your wallet allows for it, go for epoxy...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 10-07-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,583
Posted By pedcab
To cut GRP: An angle grinder with a thin cutting...

To cut GRP: An angle grinder with a thin cutting disc (plus a proper mask for yourself :)

To drill GRP: Just tune your drill bit point angle to a proper value for cutting plastics, say, 90ş.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-27-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 611
Posted By pedcab
IMHO you should... Sand it until all the...

IMHO you should...

Sand it until all the white oxide deposit is gone (ideally you should grit blast it), fill with thickened epoxy and then paint...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-24-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,738
Posted By pedcab
And carbon build up in the cylinder head and...

And carbon build up in the cylinder head and pistons, and sludge build up in the exhaust, and more polution...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 08-23-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 3,659
Posted By pedcab
I've heard about that problem a few times and the...

I've heard about that problem a few times and the causes were found to be one or more of the following:

1- Shaft alignment issues
2- Shaft length issues (too long shafts)
3- Outside shaft...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-23-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 13,629
Posted By pedcab
:D Smooth ;)

:D Smooth ;)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-17-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,470
Posted By pedcab
Another topping lift post?! :) :D Well...

Another topping lift post?! :) :D

Well then, here goes my opinion again:

I'd fit a topping lift with the same line gauge and following the same path as the main halyard so I'd always have a...
Forum: Diesel 08-16-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3,925
Posted By pedcab
Well, if you say there are no sheared keys, that...

Well, if you say there are no sheared keys, that the coupling is mechanic and that everything seems otherwise OK my guess would be propeller cavitation or aeration.

Does you boat feature some sort...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-12-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 4,435
Posted By pedcab
I've got one, since my boat is kept in a swinging...

I've got one, since my boat is kept in a swinging mooring very close to a navigation canal.

In fact I use it so often than I often forget it up even while sailing :D
...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-12-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,750
Posted By pedcab
I'll double that. You can, nevertheless,...

I'll double that.

You can, nevertheless, build your own heavier duty supply if you're a bit familiar in DIY electronics...

I did that myself for when my boat is ashore for maintenance and it is...
Forum: Electronics 08-11-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3,229
Posted By pedcab
Double that. GPS does not show headings, it...

Double that.

GPS does not show headings, it shows a course over ground and in any place but a widless pool your heading is always very different from your course...

Some more complete GPS units...
Forum: Racing 08-11-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,914
Posted By pedcab
That really depends on a lot more than just the...

That really depends on a lot more than just the type of boat...

The way you trim and tune your rig, the sail plan you have up, the condition of the water plane (in a chop you need more power so...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-04-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,300
Posted By pedcab
:laugher :laugher :laugher

:laugher :laugher :laugher
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-04-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,300
Posted By pedcab
They do? Well, they should, but only when they...

They do? Well, they should, but only when they fly past monohulls at twice their speed...otherwise and provided they're properly built, rigged and equiped, well designed multihulls are obviously...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-30-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 13,629
Posted By pedcab
Sometimes the arrogance of some of this forum's...

Sometimes the arrogance of some of this forum's members really makes my day happier and puts a smile on my face. :laugher

Sure, Wharram cats, Piver tris and the likes of it are nothing but...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-30-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 10,034
Posted By pedcab
Both my present life and my boat size don't allow...

Both my present life and my boat size don't allow me to live aboard, but when I do need to heat the cabin in the winter I use a very simple yet effective solution:

A clay vase (a simple unpainted...
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