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Search: Posts Made By: kckclass
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-22-2009
Replies: 102
Views: 14,690
Posted By kckclass
Undersized anchors are easier on the back

The reason I originally started using this method was that when it howls here in the morning there are boats on the rocks - literally. Every winter all the best gear, strong anchors, beefy new harbor...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-08-2009
Replies: 102
Views: 14,690
Posted By kckclass
Proves (a little) what I said about anchors

TWO anchors in line, with about 120% - 150% of the DEPTH OF WATER between them (so you only have to lift one at a time). Put the heavy one in the middle and lay the first leg of chain in between (no...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-19-2009
Replies: 102
Views: 14,690
Posted By kckclass
now thats data

when I see a trawler hauling on an anchor - thats data - probably a pretty awesome bit of metal on the ground.

the question(s) becomes:

1. too bad there wasn't a torque meter on that line -...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-16-2009
Replies: 102
Views: 14,690
Posted By kckclass
oooops - cqr score in a truck pull

First; on the subject of the thanks - thank you for listening. I am honored. I was the nerd every one of you had in Jr. High who would SPRINT to science, set up the bunsen burners before you got...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-15-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,420
Posted By kckclass
Got it

I didn't read your post but you hit the nail on the head - except for the drop the rudder part - it had to go to the trash not to the bottom.

The sawz-all was replaced by a 7 inch cutting wheel -...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-15-2009
Replies: 102
Views: 14,690
Posted By kckclass
Another CQR bites the dust

Last week I had the pleasure of pulling a small boat off the rocks that had a CQR in mud that dragged. Does anyone have similar experiences? By Bruce holds, my danforth is a fighter, but is this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-15-2009
Replies: 102
Views: 14,690
Posted By kckclass
Hmmm...lets see. I am a wind gen guy not a boat...

Hmmm...lets see. I am a wind gen guy not a boat architect, but if your 32 footer had 3000 lbs in 90 knots, then lets call that 80 so it rounds to the same wind figures and assume the vessel was 36...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-14-2009
Replies: 102
Views: 14,690
Posted By kckclass
Anchoring and FORCE OF WIND

Just a side note - where you said

"Remember, the force of the wind goes up exponentially, not linearly... so doubling the wind from 10 knots to 20 knots isn't doubling the force of the wind, but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-13-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,355
Posted By kckclass
If you don't want to carve your own blades,...

If you don't want to carve your own blades, there's a great video series on really EASY and CHEAP and ROBUST wind gens at

YouTube - How to build a home made wind generator...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-13-2009
Replies: 102
Views: 14,690
Posted By kckclass
CQR Users Beware

You asked if anyone knew about inability of CQR to set?

Limited tests, but as I said (previous post) the 60lb CQR (30k lb ketch), was the only anchor that ever dragged (storm conditions) until the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2009
Replies: 102
Views: 14,690
Posted By kckclass
What works in 80 knots

Every year we get a blast to 60kts and every 3 years it hits 70 and every 5 to 7 it hits 80. The year I moved here it broke 100 but I was at the dock then and have been at anchor for 10 years.

Out...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,420
Posted By kckclass
no fireproof blankets required - its Ferro

The one thing I love about Ferro boats is no fire blankets required. You can weld, cut, sledge on deck and it seems to take a lickin and keep on tickin.

The knobs - grease fittings - you turn them...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,355
Posted By kckclass
The Free Wind Gen Classes

By the way, the page with the free 'make a wind gen' classes has several - a guy on the East Coast did a pretty nice video using a bluewindpower PMDC alternator. I looked at the specs - there are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-10-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,355
Posted By kckclass
Wind loving Ambassadors wanted

By the way, we are looking for sailors who visit island nations to act as Ambassadors for:

a) education - teaching locals how to make wind turbines - there's no charge for the classes and these...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,420
Posted By kckclass
Old Bronze Quadrant Removal - Help

Ok, I took the photos and uploaded them to the web page in my signature entitled quadrant.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,420
Posted By kckclass
Photos available online to quadrant

Ok I said I would take some pics of the quadrant I am tearing apart and have uploaded them to

Quadrant assembly (http://eduhosting.org/quadrant.html)

Any help on getting this puppy disassembled...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,355
Posted By kckclass
WindGenZen.com - has a free online class shows...

WindGenZen.com - has a free online class shows how to make them (several methods - wood, plastic etc.), videos etc. and how to make a complete generator that puts out about 2 - 4 times more than the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-08-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,420
Posted By kckclass
Thank you for the reply

It just got dark and I will go back in there tomorrow with camera and post photos on web.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-08-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,420
Posted By kckclass
Question Old Bronze Quadrant Removal - Help!!!

HELP - how do you tear apart/remove an old bronze quadrant???

After being pinned down in a harbor (a pretty sweet harbor I must admit) for 10 years with a rotted keel mounted rudder, gudgeon and...
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