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Search: Posts Made By: downeast450
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-28-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By bobperry
Re: Moving the mast on an I-28?

1" will make no difference in anything so long as the steel pad beneath it is still taking the load.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-14-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 850
Posted By Alex W
Re: Islander 28 new sails?

Darglow Featherstream
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-11-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 850
Posted By northoceanbeach
Re: Islander 28 new sails?

Kappa sails is in Connecticut and they are made right there in ct. The prices they quoted me where the same are less as the big names. They were also very friendly and knowledgeable. They would also...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-10-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 850
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Islander 28 new sails?

Spent many hours on an I28 & thoroughly enjoyed it. Don't remember where the main came from, except that the battens liked to work their way out, so pay attention to how they are secured and have the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-21-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 1,957
Posted By jimgo
Re: need help DESIGNING a manual windlass!

Christian, have you seen Anchor Accessories (http://www.marinepartdepot.com/new316ststan.html?)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-11-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By outbound
Re: Securing Drop Boards in place? Ideas?

Some races require drop boards be secured.easy way is to mount line stoppers inside and out at base of companion way and run length of bungee between them. That way can disconnect from either side...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-06-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,916
Posted By oysterman23
Smile Re: Stowing drop boards?

Thanks so much ive meant to post this question for ages love the canvas sleeve method. Will do ! Bravo !
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-25-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,602
Posted By Cruisingdad
Ode to a sailor...

Ode to a sailor…


Over the many years in our travels, we have had the pleasure of meeting many different men and women; only occasionally do we meet other families. You see, families aboard a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-23-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 1,696
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Have a workbench?

Problem I have with the c'way ladder is that a workbench takes a lot of strain--hammering, planing, etc., and I don't want to accelerate a breakdown of the joints in the ladder.
My Alajuela has an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-23-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By Faster
Re: Datamarine

Here's another:

Datamarine (http://www.huntertwentyeightfive.com/Datamarine.html)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-23-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 1,696
Posted By ccriders
Re: Have a workbench?

Downeast 450,
I think many miss the fact you are on a 28 foot boat, and one of the prettiest examples out there to boot. Have you looked at that compression post as a place to clamp on a work bench?...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-21-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 774
Posted By capta
Re: bad seas in the med!

When you get to spend your winters in the Caribbean and your summers in the Greek Isles running a charter boat, you think you have got it made. But in reality, that is two transAts a year and two...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-21-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 1,696
Posted By Delta-T
Re: Have a workbench?

Here is a clamp made to work with vice Buy Vice Accessories Bench clamp mounting base,190mm H RS 60405 online from RS for next day delivery. (http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/vice-accessories/0546297/)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-21-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 1,696
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Have a workbench?

Hey downeast450, I like this thread. I did some down seizing a while back and now most projects get done on or around the boat . Not so many down below . One thing I did for out side was to get a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-21-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,455
Posted By Cap-Couillon
Re: Joshua Slocum

@DownEast450


+1
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-20-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 1,696
Posted By HUGOSALT
Re: Have a workbench?

Not indoor but I have fashioned a fender board (2 x 8"by approx. 6-7') to fit snug between port and starboard jib sheet winches in cockpit by cutting ends of board to shape of winch bases...doesn't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-18-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 883
Posted By xymotic
Re: Replacing my "engine room" blower?

I think it is true, but the question was specific to the intake.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-18-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,279
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Carrying your mast "on" deck?

As a follow up on the foregoing, I did finally speak with our friend yesterday evening and she indicated she couldn't recall where they were, '...New York or Ohio...' but that they got to a bridge...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-18-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 883
Posted By Delta-T
Re: Replacing my "engine room" blower?

Blower selection guide on page 24...http://www.defender.com/pdf/Jabsco_Ventilation_Blowers.pdf
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-18-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 883
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Replacing my "engine room" blower?

If you have room at your transom, a good continuous duty flange mount blower, discharging 250 CFM, is the Jabsco 35760 Vent Blower with a rated service life of 5000 hours. Ours operates whenever the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-17-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,279
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Carrying your mast "on" deck?

I've seen 2x4s bolted in an x pattern, with a smaller V at the top than the bottom. A cross piece is also bolted. Easy to assemble and disassemble. Also easy to dispose of the wood, when you're...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-17-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,279
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Carrying your mast "on" deck?

This is absolutely critical, specially if you plan to cross some lakes with power boaters....
Use the chainplates or toerail as attachments and get those ratchet straps that truckers use to ensure...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-27-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By hellosailor
Re: MMSI questions?

down-
You can register the handheld for a "portable" license instead of a ships station license. That makes it legal to use the handheld on any vessel, so you cover all your boats in one shot. The...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 05-22-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 730
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Thanks for the "Thanks" button. Not sure I like...

Can someone from admin please tell us why "like" was removed and all our given and received "likes" wiped out?

Was this a no longer supported app in vBulletin??
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 05-20-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 730
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Thanks for the "Thanks" button. Not sure I like...

So those who have built up 'likes' based on credible contributions are all reset to zero. New readers only have post counts to use to filter and we all know that isn't helpful. Surprise!
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