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Search: Posts Made By: Waltthesalt
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Dinghy for Day Sailing: Mom and young kids

I like an O'Day Daysailer, and more of the racing side Lightnings for family use. There are keel boats like the Bulls Eye and Doughdish which are essentially Herreshoff 12s designed as club boats...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: What comes first?

If you have a partner/spouse what they feel comfortable with is a starting point. This is easier if you've been renting or chartering a bit.
Make a cold hard estimate of how you will be using...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: standing rigging replacement

You can get all the tech details about rigging with books like Brian Toss's Rigger's Apprentice. Check out his website. I agree with giving your rigging to an outfit and have them copy it. Don't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 3,236
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Request for Comments: DIY Tether

The tethers the USCG crews use in the Columbia River bar are adjustable length.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,774
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Jacklines - where to run them?

I use a track on each side of the cabin top and a folding padeye for the foredeck. What I'm trying to do is to eliminate the line flex to ensure that I'm stopped before going over the side. I also...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,009
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Idea for safety, 120volt bildge pump

I keep a 120V sump pump connected to my shore power. It has a large capacity and for back-up and a leak that would exceed the capacity of the 12V pump. I test it periodically running water into the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 125
Views: 6,547
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Smallest boat you can live with

I wanted standing headroom, my wife wanted an enclosed head. So our boat is 29ft. Had a 42ft ketch, cost waaaay too much for everything.
Forum: Engines 05-16-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Fuel tank faux pas

Thanx lots
The magnet thru the fill tube luckily worked out.... Otherwise I'd have to pull the tank as there's not the clearance to remove the top plates. Lesson learned maybe to put in a access...
Forum: Engines 05-13-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By Waltthesalt
Fuel tank faux pas

OK, so I've got a pretty inaccessible diesel tank but managed to drop a metal file down the fill tube into the tank. It's gonna be ugly taking it out so... do I need to? Any thoughts other than the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-04-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 4,624
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Smallest sailboat to use in blue water safely

The Pacific Seacraft's 20 ft. Flicka is an iconic small blue water cruiser. Bruce Bingham design. Someone wrote a book with a title Kawabunga's South Seas Adventure: Blue Water Cruising in a Twenty...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-21-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,228
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Hours on watch. Navy research.

Eight hours is a long stretch. Six hour watches aligned with meals at watch change 6, 12, 6PM. Otherwise it would be 6, 2PM, 10PM.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 884
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: New storm jib rigging

Recommend you check with a sailmaker on a storm jib arrangement. There are balance conditions to take in consideration.
There are lever operated devices that can allow you to have an inner stay...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-06-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 3,638
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: What did you learn to sail on?

Learned on a Beetle Cat we owned. Then a Jet 14. After that college, 44' Luders yawls which we raced spring and fall like dinghys, and Shields... like a class 5.5 meter. Went to sea, had a Hobie...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Thru- vs In-hull transducers

Tried putting in an in-hull transducer at the centerline forward where there was some V. Transducer fit into a oil filled tube. At the centerline the face was maybe 1/2 inch from the center of the...
Forum: Cal 02-20-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Cal 35 MKII with Campbell Sailor

FYI there's a curve in Gerr's book of the optimum pitch/diameter ratio. Gives min,average, and maximum values based on boat speed. Speeds we go at are at the bottom of the curve so for example at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-17-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 1,923
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Chart Plotter Location?

I have mine mounted at two locations. In the cockpit it's on the forward cabin bulkhead which is pretty close as I use tiller steering. The cables come in from the cabin into the back of the chart...
Forum: Cal 02-17-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,351
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Looking for other Cal 29 owners..

About $7-8K for the Beta 16 engine. But there's more when you're in there, I replaced the black iron fuel tank, put in a RACOR 500 filter and a replacement waterlift muffler. You need a different...
Forum: Cal 02-17-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,351
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Looking for other Cal 29 owners..

moored in Kingston, doing a Beta repower now.
Forum: Cal 02-17-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,351
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Looking for other Cal 29 owners..

I have a Cal 29 in the Puget Sound (Seattle). Doing an extensive overhaul/retrofit. Put in an instantaneous water heater shower and second water tank
Forum: Cal 02-16-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Cal 35 MKII with Campbell Sailor

If you want a technical reference Dave Gerr's Propeller Handbook is the best I've come across. As I understand it prop diameter and number of blades are to get enough blade surface area so that your...
Forum: Diesel 01-30-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By Waltthesalt
Alignment flange

I'm looking for a source for a blank flange to use as a spacer on my engine shaft for engine alignment.
My 16 hp diesel repower comes with a plastic flex coupling about 1 1/4" thick. The coupling...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-25-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Seattle Boat Show for sailors?

Mostly power on the floor however all the gear and service providers are there with lotsa' sail stufgf.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-25-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 1,917
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: need help DESIGNING a manual windlass!

A cheap fix is splicing a length of line to a 3/8" chain hook. Take the line to a a winch in the cockpit. A chain stopper up forward would hold the chain if you needed to reset the hook
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-23-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,329
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Last but not least, I need an anchor

Here's what I have for the PNW used the "complete book of anchoring to get the wind strain and holding numbers:

Working Anchor (to 30 kts) Bruce-sand, mud, gravel
Storm Anchor (to 45...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-05-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 698
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: bottom pressure wash

Thanks for all the info. This is kind of a job of knocking off the big stuff. We'll need a diver later on. Separately it was suggested that I try a wand with a gutter cleaning attachment with a...
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