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Search: Posts Made By: bobmcgov
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 6,595
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Learning Boat: San Juan 21 vs Catalina 22 vs ???

Good advice ... exactly four years late.:p
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: G10 alternative

We use a lot of Paperstone (phenolic countertop material) for backing plates & core replacement. Other solid surface countertop materials may work for you -- need to scout their properties, tho....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Turning turtle

Nothing at all.:) And it's no big deal. Multis can be a bugger to right from full inversion -- hence the mast floats on some beach cats. But a dink like the Pirateer? It's not much harder than...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 983
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Water tanks in series, or parallel?

Sounds like our timetables may overlap, indeed. San Carlos is only 800 miles away and where we plan to park Fionn between cruises. Hopefully you will get there a year before us & can fill us in on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 983
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Water tanks in series, or parallel?

Because the green tank needs to fill from where it fills for rain catchment, but I don't want the vent terminating there because that's the nav station (among other things.) "Whup -- overfilled the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 983
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Water tanks in series, or parallel?

George: the boat is being refit here in WY but will live in the northern Sea of Cortez, at least for its first several years. Very dry; settlements far between, poor, and often dependent on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 983
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Water tanks in series, or parallel?

Okay, y'all have talked me into isolating the tanks. I'd hoped to get off easy, but nooooo. :) The aft tank probably needs to vent in the former wet locker fwd, unless we put some kind of ball float...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 983
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Water tanks in series, or parallel?

Helpful points.:) We may be moving (if isolating tanks) or removing (if combining tanks) the deck fill for the forward tank. It's close to the forestay fitting, and roller furler/anchoring stuff is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 983
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Water tanks in series, or parallel?

Maybe in 1972, when weight in the bows helped your IOR rating.;) Hell, the Ballad's sibling the Scampi had its engine in the forepeak, to give it a bow-down trim for measurement purposes. But that's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 983
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Water tanks in series, or parallel?

I do worry a bit about leaks, tho. If a hose or fitting in the lower tank failed, we could lose all of our tank water to the bilge before noticing it. (If the big tank itself leaks, it means we have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 983
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Water tanks in series, or parallel?

Should have included visual aids. Here:

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/94176673@N06/14995257535" title="tanks by Robert Mcgovern, on Flickr"><img...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 983
Posted By bobmcgov
Water tanks in series, or parallel?

We've added 31 gallons of water storage under the port settee, to bolster the standard 17gal tank waaaay far up in the forepeak. We intend to cruise our Albin Ballad in places where fresh water can...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,019
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: How to build a holding tank

John: we faced the same issue when searching for water tanks for our Albin Ballad. The boat came with only ~14g of water tankage, and we are planning to sail where fresh water is hard to obtain. And...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,022
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Inventing and experimenting.

There or thereabouts. Even non-foiling multihull sailboats can hit 3x, in water, on a deep reach. ORMA 60s, certainly Dogzilla. The Oracle trimaran was making 24kts boatspeed in 8kts true wind on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,022
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Inventing and experimenting.

Rolling resistance between hard wheels and a salt lakebed + air resistance is a tiny fraction of resistance of a boat hull displacing water. Tiny. Two orders of magnitude different, and the DDWFTTW...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-20-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 1,618
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: furler

We use a CDI FF2 on our SJ21 -- and in a place with crazy, sudden wind changes, it is certainly a useful piece of gear. But any integral-halyard furler -- CDI & Alado specifically -- has the luff...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-15-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 785
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Do the Cat 22s, and the S2 26 footers, etc., use spinnakers?

Nancy: another option, if the boat you choose does not include a spinnaker & pole, is a drifter sail. AkA gennaker, aka screecher, aka Code Zero.... You'll hear a number of terms thrown around, some...
Forum: There's This Place... 07-11-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: ticking sound in great salt pond

Aka Pistol Shrimp. First time we heard them, in Marina Del Rey, I was tossing aside cushions & gear: it sounded like the entire hull was delaminating. Took awhile to learn it was shrimp on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-09-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Anemometer for a wind voyeur....

Most home weather stations -- esp. wireless -- offer fairly low resolution. For instance, our Zephyr Instruments (a re-labeled older design) only polls every 45 seconds or minute. Seen fractally,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-08-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 1,829
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Sudden inability to sail upwind

It seems unlikely Minne inverted the boat past 150* and forgot to mention that.;) And since the C22 keel weighs 800lbs, it probably did not spontaneously sweep back on its own, as a dinghy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-03-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 506
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Sailing South Dakota Style

Fun! You must be familiar with those little wind bomblets that start around 1PM & arrive w/ no warning ... 45kts from a random direction. :) Bet that's interesting if it happens in the middle of a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-22-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 816
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: F/G burns really well once it gets going

By the time the contents of your boat are burning hot enuf to ignite an aluminum flybridge, you are well into 'total writeoff' territory. The real lesson here has zippo to do with fiberglass, or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-22-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Happy sailstice!!!

We did some turns on the local lake, trying to remember how to sail. 6kts, 18kts, 6kts.... Felt like we never had the right sail out for conditions. Nasty clouds over Sheep Mountain sent us...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-22-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 816
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: F/G burns really well once it gets going

Just to clarify: Polar Bear is/was a steel-hulled boat with aluminum superstructure, built in 2011 by Citadel Yachts (http://www.superyachts.com/motor-yacht-4536/polar-bear.htm). There may or may not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-18-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,505
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Getting into a Good , Cheap, Old Boat

Still the best value on the street. Albin Vegas have possibly more ocean miles logged per dollar spent than any other sailboat. Amazing where those things have got to. Takes a certain type of person...
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