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Search: Posts Made By: feetup
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 07-03-2008
Replies: 296
Views: 62,204
Posted By feetup
Just looking at the high rez photos on the Texas...

Just looking at the high rez photos on the Texas A&M site, and the forward bolt is not even flush with the top of the nut. At least 1 - 2 threads short.
While this obviously had nothing to do with...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-19-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 2,995
Posted By feetup
Brett; Congratulations on the boat. Sailing and...

Brett;
Congratulations on the boat. Sailing and flying are very closely interrelated.
I can identify with your overpowering interest in the sport. I don't know how many hours I put in walking the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-19-2008
Replies: 70
Views: 8,274
Posted By feetup
LUCY; I admire your desire to see this...

LUCY;

I admire your desire to see this through, and the open way you have posted here.
My wife (also in her mid 50's) had never sailed when we bough our boat, and with the boat still on the hard...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-18-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,744
Posted By feetup
Just a small caution. Trying to charge a...

Just a small caution.
Trying to charge a battery or bank of batteries that has been run well down at idle or even fast idle puts enormous strain on the alternator, both mechanically (bearings,...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 06-17-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 894
Posted By feetup
I have the same boat, and it had the same...

I have the same boat, and it had the same problem. I raised everything enough to clear my feet, and epoxy glassed better support to keep everything from sagging like the original. I had found that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 8,102
Posted By feetup
Black dry spark plugs on a four stroke are a sure...

Black dry spark plugs on a four stroke are a sure sign of over fueling. There are only four reasons common to this. 1) Butterfly choke stuck on, or closing by itself, or in the case of a fuel...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 06-13-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 4,809
Posted By feetup
I agree with Jeff, that if the majority of the...

I agree with Jeff, that if the majority of the bulkhead is sound you can, in theory at least make a repair that is every bit as strong as the original by scarfing in a section of bulkhead.
Keep...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,710
Posted By feetup
That is probably your only choice EO but I see a...

That is probably your only choice EO but I see a potential trap there, in that when you re-drill and tap getting the tap to just clean out the threads in the nut and not try to re-cut the threads...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,667
Posted By feetup
Deacon; This is almost like a party game...I...

Deacon;

This is almost like a party game...I love it.
Question: Is the boat actually trying to yaw, or is it mostly rudder pressure? In other words is your wheel centered or nearly so when going...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,023
Posted By feetup
If there is welding to be done in the fabrication...

If there is welding to be done in the fabrication then you do want 316L. The L stands for "low carbon" and carbon is an enemy when welding stainless. Most plate is dual rated 316/316L so really there...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 05-28-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 8,089
Posted By feetup
Captphil; While I don't agree with Sailingdog's...

Captphil;
While I don't agree with Sailingdog's assessment of your mental state I do agree that the physics of a mast hinged in the center are pretty much insurmountable in your case. A stayed mast...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,455
Posted By feetup
Quickstep; Interesting, I just saw 98 lb for...

Quickstep;

Interesting, I just saw 98 lb for the 9.9, and 97 for the 8hp. Both in the high tourque "T" models, not the standard "F". I didn't check the 2 strokes.

Feetup
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,455
Posted By feetup
8 or 9.9? With the weight being the same, the 9.9...

8 or 9.9? With the weight being the same, the 9.9 seems the better option. Pounding into chop can be a real Hp. sponge. Just because you have more power available doesn't mean you always have to use...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-21-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 5,021
Posted By feetup
The propeller is not the only way to eat a rudder...

The propeller is not the only way to eat a rudder with an outboard.
Getting up a bit of stern way and having the tiller get free to slam against the stop is a sure way to over stress at least the...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 05-16-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 2,391
Posted By feetup
Sailingdog; At least your friends won't have to...

Sailingdog;
At least your friends won't have to question the value of any parts or structures. I think that was my biggest pain throughout rebuilding, deciding if I could make things good that I...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 05-16-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 2,391
Posted By feetup
It would be so nice to own a boat that was built...

It would be so nice to own a boat that was built with a "cost is no object" mentality. The high tech AC or open 60's/70's and such seem to ignore cost, but they pay so much attention to weight that...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 05-13-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 2,391
Posted By feetup
I have spent the better part of the last 2 1/2...

I have spent the better part of the last 2 1/2 years doing a restoration of a lower end production boat that I felt had a reasonable enough design, but rather poor execution.
There is a lot of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-09-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 3,722
Posted By feetup
Gary; With Imron and most other LPU paints the...

Gary;
With Imron and most other LPU paints the object in buffing is not to abrade it with a grit. no matter how fine, it is to buff it with a higher speed buffer using a product like 3M final buff...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 05-09-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By feetup
Davidpm; If you are sealing a raw edge on...

Davidpm;

If you are sealing a raw edge on your panels I would thicken the epoxy some with colloidal silica (cabosil) help it fill the grain, and to give it some more tensile strength to resist...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 05-09-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 2,525
Posted By feetup
I have heard several people bemoaning the steel...

I have heard several people bemoaning the steel beam in their Cals and always wondered why the designer chose not to make a glass, or glass over ply hard point. It seems like a no brainer that the...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 05-08-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 2,525
Posted By feetup
If you look at the photo closely you will see...

If you look at the photo closely you will see discoloration of the heat affected areas. Aluminum does not do that, stainless turns a rainbow of straw yellow to purple blue wherever there is welding...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 05-08-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 2,525
Posted By feetup
Jbibb; If I recall correctly there are a few...

Jbibb;

If I recall correctly there are a few pulp mills up your way. Where there are pulp mills there are jobbing shops that work with stainless. It doesn't look like a complicated fabrication,...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 05-08-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By feetup
I'm not sure if I understand your question. Do...

I'm not sure if I understand your question. Do you mean a door in a frame or jamb? Is there a possibility of twist or flex in the bulkhead?
My experience with such things would suggest that lots of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-08-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 3,112
Posted By feetup
Polyester falls way short of epoxy in both...

Polyester falls way short of epoxy in both adhesive qualities and in elasticity. I would venture to say that the only place where polyester exceeds epoxy is in cost , and by a small margin, ease of...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 05-06-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 4,129
Posted By feetup
I can understand the difficulty you face, if the...

I can understand the difficulty you face, if the proper material is not available. Would your supplier be willing to put a few sheets of marine ply on his next shipment of material, and perhaps split...
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