SailNet Community - Search Results

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Search Forums
 Not a Member? 


Showing results 1 to 25 of 92
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: ulferlingsson
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-25-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 5,085
Posted By ulferlingsson
I tested the change in output before I went...

I tested the change in output before I went ahead. It was not measurable with my voltmeter. The reason is that there is no air between the gelcoat and the solar cell. If there had been, it would have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-25-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 5,085
Posted By ulferlingsson
6" x 6" solar cells bought on eBay. Get A grade,...

6" x 6" solar cells bought on eBay. Get A grade, the others are inconsistent and lower power. If you buy a kit instructions come with it, I believe, but they are available on the net if you google....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-25-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 5,085
Posted By ulferlingsson
I'll reply to all if I remember... It's an...

I'll reply to all if I remember... It's an Ensenada 20, almost the same as Balboa.

Shadows are a problem, to deal with that I have 2 x 47 cells, starboard and port are in parallel so if half is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-24-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 5,085
Posted By ulferlingsson
Actually it looks like they have put solar PANELS...

Actually it looks like they have put solar PANELS on the deck, rather than building panels out of solar CELLS directly on the deck... Using panels makes it easier, but adds weight.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-24-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 5,085
Posted By ulferlingsson
It's a HUGE amount of work involved in putting...

It's a HUGE amount of work involved in putting solar cells in the deck, so a ready-built panel mounted on some structure is a lot quicker to install, for sure.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-24-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 5,085
Posted By ulferlingsson
As is, at present, it's just polished gelcoat. If...

As is, at present, it's just polished gelcoat. If they are too slippery I will add anti-skid pattern using a rubber product that is available on the market. One basically adds gelcoat in an anti-skid...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-24-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 5,085
Posted By ulferlingsson
Solar deck instead of solar panels

Ever wanted to have more solar power than you could fit panels? On my 20' trailer sailer there is not room for more than maybe 20 W or so of solar panels, but I wanted to install 12 V A/C, which uses...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 3,386
Posted By ulferlingsson
Almost 2 years have passed, MtHopeBay, how did it...

Almost 2 years have passed, MtHopeBay, how did it go?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-29-2011
Replies: 60
Views: 8,444
Posted By ulferlingsson
I sailed my old Havsfidra over the Baltic in a...

I sailed my old Havsfidra over the Baltic in a gale, arriving at night in below freezing conditions, but I was dressed in a survival suit, and I had a GeHŚ kerosene heater with radiator under all the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-21-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,273
Posted By ulferlingsson
I have been thinking about that question for over...

I have been thinking about that question for over a year now. Well, the thing is that to get wind-rudder functionality with the mechanism I have in mind, it has to be made of sheet metal, and then...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-21-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,364
Posted By ulferlingsson
Keep the vang, convert the main to traditional...

Keep the vang, convert the main to traditional reefing (and install blocks at the end so you can reef it quickly from the mast, or, even more lazily, from the cockpit if you have pulled down all...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-21-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 3,362
Posted By ulferlingsson
Machine screws should not be used in sheet metal....

Machine screws should not be used in sheet metal. You can use a bolt through the boom and a nut on the other side, but don't expect the threads that you tap in the thin sheet metal will hold. Use...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-21-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 347
Posted By ulferlingsson
Sailing clubs in Miami-Dade County

I'm trying to figure out what clubs there are around where I live, for the purpose of possibly joining. Perhaps they have informal regattas just for fun? Perhaps dinghies for sailing courses and or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-21-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 6,366
Posted By ulferlingsson
Rofl

If you have nothing better to do with your life than repairing what isn't broken, then YOU do it :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-28-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 6,366
Posted By ulferlingsson
Update ONE YEAR later

The repair has held up without any problem. In fact, the repaired part of the deck is now the part that feels most solid to walk on.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-28-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,591
Posted By ulferlingsson
New trailer acquired - or rather, another quite...

New trailer acquired - or rather, another quite old trailer but in great shape converted to fit this boat. It is a tilt trailer, and the boat rolls on keel rollers and scooter wheels.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-30-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,789
Posted By ulferlingsson
Maybe that's why some boats sink ;) Now I'll do...

Maybe that's why some boats sink ;) Now I'll do the same on my boat, it has no seal, not latch, the water just runs out, but only when healing to port. Good design. Really good design.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-29-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 1,421
Posted By ulferlingsson
Insurance companies typically say don't use...

Insurance companies typically say don't use carabineers, use steel shackles.
Aluminum should never be used for lifting or other important roles, like in a rode.

Never mix galvanized with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-28-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,789
Posted By ulferlingsson
My friendly advice is to dedicate some time first...

My friendly advice is to dedicate some time first to really, really clean her. It's amazing how much more positive the outlook is once the dirt is gone. Then you can start fixing things :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-28-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 1,421
Posted By ulferlingsson
First, it is common practice in Scandinavia to...

First, it is common practice in Scandinavia to anchor from the stern, not the bow. The bow is usually tied to land so one can jump ashore directly, whether in a natural harbor or at a quay. In the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-28-2010
Replies: 80
Views: 8,119
Posted By ulferlingsson
I have a Viking aluminum fluke anchor size 20 for...

I have a Viking aluminum fluke anchor size 20 for sale. It works every time but of course you have to follow it to the bottom and set it yourself. $1 OBO ;)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,096
Posted By ulferlingsson
The foresail should not stay up, since water will...

The foresail should not stay up, since water will enter the bag. The main can stay with a proper cover. But it won't dry... you'll have to raise it to dry as soon as weather permits.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-20-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 4,107
Posted By ulferlingsson
I know that people use a gas weld to heat drum...

I know that people use a gas weld to heat drum brakes that are rusted stuck, but I don't know the chemistry. Thinking that maybe heating the rust changes it chemically so that it shrinks (ridding it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-20-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,273
Posted By ulferlingsson
The rudder profile is NACA 0012, I took it from...

The rudder profile is NACA 0012, I took it from their original report which is somewhere here in cyberspace. For lack of proper foam I used plywood. This blade was meant for testing and temporary...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-20-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By ulferlingsson
Thanks, Craig, that was an insightful comment. I...

Thanks, Craig, that was an insightful comment. I can share some experience with you. I first had a Danforth 12 or 15 kg (forgot which) on a 22 ft 1.5 ton motorboat, with 70 m 6 mm chain. When hauling...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 92

 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:24 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.