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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Day Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,359
Posted By hriehl1
Re: Refurbishing CCA boats

Jeff:

That was very instructive, thank you. Though clearly, your boat-sense resides mostly in the left side of your brain. For some, boat-ownership is a right-brain function, more emotional than...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Days Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,359
Posted By hriehl1
Mine is not a first-hand knowledgeable opinion....

Mine is not a first-hand knowledgeable opinion. But when I had my 1968 Hinterhoeller HR28 professionally surveyed 4 years ago after I bought it, the surveyor gushed several times as to how...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By hriehl1
Topping Lift from shroud cleat on the backstay??

My 28 footer does not currently have a topping lift, it uses an off-center crutch secured on the cockpit bulkhead next to the companionway. It works but the five foot long crutch is a bit of a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By hriehl1
Alado furler installation; Disconnecting forestay

I will be installing an Alado furler, an internal halyard design that fits over the existing forestay. The procedure looks easy enough except for when I must temporarily disconnect the forestay to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,383
Posted By hriehl1
Re: Don't buy a windlass from these people

I find some of these replies way off base. The buyer was very poorly treated by an uncaring vendor... and he's being portrayed as being at fault. He is the victim here.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By hriehl1
Where did you route your furler line?

I am installing an Alado furler on my 28 footer in the next week and unsure where / how to route the line back to the cockpit. It seem two possibilities... Over the coachroof to the cabin top or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By hriehl1
Re: Off the Shelf furling headsails ??

That could work if I install at the end-of-season haul-out... plenty of time for the sail to be made (or my old one re-cut).
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By hriehl1
My friend's boat was victim of a boatyard...

My friend's boat was victim of a boatyard accident. As part if the insurance settlement his mast was painted. He has rued the day as every chip and ding either requires touch-up (which never looks...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-24-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 917
Posted By hriehl1
I do not but there is an updated ad in New...

I do not but there is an updated ad in New Hampshire Craigslist you can find easily with a search.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-24-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By hriehl1
Off the Shelf furling headsails ??

Earlier today I posted about implementing an Alado furler. This is about speccing a matching sail.

My boat has an exact I and 1-inch different J measurement to a Catalina 27 standard rig. So I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-24-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 917
Posted By hriehl1
Re: Tartan 34C

I went to see it last night; though only quick 30-minute walk-thru. I did not see anything that would prevent me from a second, closer look (though wife and I decided we'd rather sail our existing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-24-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By hriehl1
Adado Furler: Need implementation Advice

Assume as a given we've chosen to add roller furling to my 28-footer, and it will be the Adado unit (we're undemanding daysailors). There are many other threads about these decisions so let's not...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-06-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,496
Posted By hriehl1
Re: Portable Handheld Marine Electronics

Garmin's 76CSx also has an optional cable that will allow power from another 12 volt source (handy if you already have a house battery so you needn't worry about those AAs dying at the wrong time)...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-04-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By hriehl1
Columbia Sabre and Ericson Scorpions could fit...

Columbia Sabre and Ericson Scorpions could fit your bill very nicely if you really are not about a prestige nameplate but would take pleasure resurrecting a classic looking daysailer that can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-24-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 17,866
Posted By hriehl1
This is an interesting and informative exchange,...

This is an interesting and informative exchange, thank you.

You indicate that your talented designers can knock out a cruising sail design in 30 minutes. I assume using a CAD system with sail...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-23-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 17,866
Posted By hriehl1
I cannot challenge what you offer as facts. But I...

I cannot challenge what you offer as facts. But I can question whether 90% of those buying sails have a clue about what you're portraying as critical design elements or care. Can it be that you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-17-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By hriehl1
Dump Tiller Pilot Question

My 28 footer is tiller -steered with the tiller attachment at the cockpit sole. The tiller falls to the sole if not held up by crew.

So how does one rig a tiller pilot such as Simrad TP or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-17-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 17,866
Posted By hriehl1
That barely qualifies as an experience with Peak...

That barely qualifies as an experience with Peak Sails. Yours was kind of a "When did you stop beating your wife" exchange. I too would have chased you away. What could they have said to you that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-27-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By hriehl1
Beaufort SC / Savannah Low Country Info Request

Good Day.

We are nearing retirement and looking at Beaufort SC as a possible home base. We daysail a 28 foot sloop out of north shore Massachusetts with only an occasional overnight out-and-back...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   05-07-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 3,247
Posted By hriehl1
Stove threads are almost as heated (pun intended)...

Stove threads are almost as heated (pun intended) as anchor threads. But I have a Kenyon that was easily converted to kerosene that is tough to beat for simplicity and economy.

I've seen probably...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-30-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 3,247
Posted By hriehl1
Re: Alcohol Stove and Heater

The comment about baking on an alcohol (or any) stovetop design is not correct. Look into the Omnia oven, a stovetop baker that works very well.

Items of similar design are used routinely in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-28-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,743
Posted By hriehl1
I believe the NOAA app is no longer offerred or...

I believe the NOAA app is no longer offerred or supported. I use MX Mariner on my Android and it seems fine... Though I have not exactly tested it with any rigor. I did have the NOAA app for some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-24-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By hriehl1
Deck Scupper: Tiny Leak

Good Day.

One of my deck scuppers along the rail is designed as a through-deck with a very short hose on the underside taking a 90 turn to a through- hull where the water exits the side hull just...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-03-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,844
Posted By hriehl1
I do not think you can go too far wrong with any...

I do not think you can go too far wrong with any US name brand, even though their products may be made overseas. Jabsco, Johnson, Shurflo, West Marine should all be fine. I would look for a sale,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-01-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 2,754
Posted By hriehl1
I have a counter so i know if it cycled during...

I have a counter so i know if it cycled during absences and how many times. I think more useful than a buzzer.
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