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Search: Posts Made By: hellosailor
Forum: Atomic 4 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By hellosailor
Re: FWC kit for Atomic 4, a good idea?

Aside from corrosion reduction, going to fresh water allows the engine to be run some 20-25F hotter, which improves power and economy. Salt water would have minerals crystalizing out, so raw...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 2,721
Posted By hellosailor
Re: latest and greatest binoculars?

The Nikon Monarch line was originally made for BUTTERFLY watching. As in Monarch Butterfly. They are "birdwatching" binocs with an extended close-focus range that boaters won't need, typically inside...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 2,844
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Boat wire: is SAE tinned "good enough"?

Something that can explain it all:

SAE wire gauges and AWG wire gauges (which Ancor usually uses) are NOT THE SAME. An SAE wire size is normally 1-2 sizes under the corresponding AWG size, as I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,480
Posted By hellosailor
Re: New computer selection help??

Lenono [sic] and HP both come to mind. I refuse to have anything to do with Dell because they've dropped so many balls over the years. Both of the first two make "more rugged" lines under different...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-23-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,395
Posted By hellosailor
Re: 3D Printing

A lot of 3d "metal" printing is done using a laser to sinter the metal dust/powder. So effectively, you've got a batch of "welded" metal powder, and since welding gives you the same strength...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-21-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 926
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Stinky Foul Weather Gear

I'd strongly suggest reading the care instructions and if they are gone, ask Timberland. Random chemicals, harsh cleaners, strong detergent or even hot water can permanently ruin some waterproofing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-18-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,272
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Diving from Sailboat

By all means, go for it. If you can swim, hold your breath underwater, etc. the technical additional skills aren't very intense. A good SCUBA course will take you through the technical...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-17-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,406
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Live aboard Plan

Coupla problems with dreams. Except when they come true.(G)

You need to find out if you like sailing. It can be cold, wet, slow, boring. Or, a nice methodical way to enjoy peace and quiet....
Forum: Good Old Boat 12-15-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 35,948
Posted By hellosailor
Re: LEDs afloat

"How often do you expect lightning strikes ...Personally, I carry spare everythings aboard anyway. "

Light bulbs are electrical devices, they're fairly robust. LEDs are electronic components,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-08-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 3,959
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Sailing Alone Better?

"Never again". ROFL, I can agree at times with that. One day we had a rock star courtesy of the local big-name loft on a 45' boat, racing up close to the shore in unfamiliar waters and he's shouting...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-21-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Henri Lloyd Ocean Explorer Jacket Sizing

There is a lot of variation among makers. Some will give a chest size for XL that others say is just L while some call it XXL. When in doubt, you have to go by the sizing chart that particular maker...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-12-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 927
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Can this knotmeter be leaking?

I would doubt that a cup or bilge-full of water inside the boat would exert the same force on the O-rings that sitting in the water does. But in any case, those O-rings and the tube around them are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 2,046
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Rudder Failures

"I'm wondering what the cause is."
Falling standards and the rise of the hoi polloi, Smack.
First you let people play tennis in anything other than tennis whites. Then you let them use (horror)...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-25-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,530
Posted By hellosailor
Re: USCG Navigation Rules Updated

Thank you zephyr!

What are you drinking, I'll buy this round.<G>

From a fast and non-critical reading, it looks like the only things that would affect most of us are:
1-Surface effect craft,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-25-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,415
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Paint for Cabin

Two part epoxy paints probably are the most durable, but for most of us in non-commercial applications, expensive overkill. Go to a paint store that carries bottom paint, that way everything else...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-25-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,415
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Paint for Cabin

Benjamin Moore has become such a coveted name, that they've reported problems with painters re-using empty cans, filling them with other products, and claiming they are using Benj.M. paint on jobs...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-25-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,415
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Paint for Cabin

Probably any good paint would stick well over that, but you might want to check with Smith's and the paint company before using any particular product, in case either of them has had issues.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-20-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 4,775
Posted By hellosailor
Re: When Do You Reef?

Chapelle: 62MB. And that's without squeezing anything. Even an old Kindle holds what, a thousand books once you squeeze 'em down a bit?

If I've killed them in order to make them live forever, am I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-18-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 4,775
Posted By hellosailor
Re: When Do You Reef?

"I am going to research why the boat tends to "turn into the wind" when beating or reaching "
Your boat is turning into the wind for the same reason that a wind vane rotates and points...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-11-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 4,688
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Coastal sailing without depth finder?

If you are sailing in a relatively stable area, like LI Sound, and you are being conservative about your draft versus the charted depth including the state of tide, then there's no need for depth...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-06-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Holes.... Everywhere, holes...

If you have just been filling in screw holes and mounting holes, and you have filled them in with an epoxy product, and faired that in? Then you just apply primer and paint (excuse me,...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-03-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,927
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Elevator method of COB recovery mixed results

They can shot-blasted, sand-blasted, knurled...depending on the equipment and experience the shop has they will offer you some options. All they really need is the drum, no other parts. You...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-03-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,927
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Elevator method of COB recovery mixed results

"a 40-year-old winch that no longer has any friction on the winch drum...."
Any good machine shop can refinish that in a number of different ways. Or, you can do a real cheap kludge. Coat the drum...
Forum: Chartering 08-28-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 3,029
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Dismasted in the Aegean - lessons to learn

'It should also be noted that if the boat is a Bavaria 2005 than the rig IS less than 10 years old."
But is that nine years, in charter service, equal to 90 years of casual summer weekend use on a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 3,491
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...
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