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Search: Posts Made By: smackdaddy
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,971
Posted By gamayun
Re: Inflatable PFD Failures?

It would be a necessary and timely article. I've been thinking about this and other PFD issues a lot over the past 3 years; however, I'm not sure what inferences you'd reliably be able to make about...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-18-2014
Replies: 203
Views: 14,123
Posted By mitiempo
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

I think the GC batteries made by Deka/East Penn, Crown, or US battery are good alternatives to the more expensive Trojans. I think from Mainesail's posts that the ones at Sams Club under the Duracell...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-18-2014
Replies: 203
Views: 14,123
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Costco usually has a deal on golf cart batteries.....Trojans get pricey...had to get them this time as they were the only game in town (singapore)

You can also find white plastic boxes that fit...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-10-2014
Replies: 203
Views: 14,123
Posted By capecodda
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Herreshoff called fiberglass frozen snot, so my guess is he's rolling his eyes at most of us!

Smack,
It actually doesn't look that bad (or lets just say I've owned boats that were worse when I...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-01-2014
Replies: 247
Views: 12,954
Posted By blowinstink
Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

I think experience and anxiety from lack of experience are significant factors. You can't overstate the value of having "been through that" before . . . it can change the entire character of a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-22-2014
Replies: 203
Views: 14,123
Posted By MedSailor
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Try it before you need it, and while you can still take it back to west marine. These things vary massively in their actual ability to start an engine. Most of them (especially the cheap ones with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-21-2014
Replies: 203
Views: 14,123
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Steve,

If the house are roughly equal size-equal age batteries, then I would run with the house bank switched to "both" pretty much continuously. This means equal wear and tear on both batteries,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-21-2014
Replies: 203
Views: 14,123
Posted By mitiempo
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Yes, if it is wired correctly.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-12-2014
Replies: 203
Views: 14,123
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Best. Gear. Ever.

Honestly. Our nylon genoa/drifter/Code0 was the best addition we made to the SJ21 -- added a full knot to our average speed to and from Catalina, got the boat moving in early...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2014
Replies: 169
Views: 10,260
Posted By PCP
Re: How not to make a tricky harbor approach...

There is a difference Smack: Near the shore when the depth is not big all the wave breaks. Offshore only the top breaks so in fact it would have to be a bigger wave to have that "breaking" power.
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-22-2014
Replies: 5,004
Views: 305,287
Posted By MikeJohns
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Care and craftsmanship and Brent are not bedfellows. For Brent to comment on aesthetics is a joke.

When you look closely at Brent's boat building you quickly see he's not at all interested in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-15-2014
Replies: 401
Views: 17,996
Posted By capta
Re: Rescued at Sea - Are You Prepared?

I am never prepared to abandon my boat. I will work and fight, until I have to step UP, into whatever I am going to get into, before I will abandon my boat. Saving your boat should be your priority,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-14-2014
Replies: 401
Views: 17,996
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Rescued at Sea - Are You Prepared?

Food for thought
None of these videos show a normal lifeboat but different types of FRB's
Normal lifeboat's and equipmet is not designed to lift the life boat back on board the vessel.

This is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-08-2014
Replies: 2,852
Views: 319,381
Posted By vtsailguy
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Red or White Switchable LED G4 Bulb (http://store.marinebeam.com/g4-led-replacement-bulb-red-warm-white.html)
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-29-2014
Replies: 326
Views: 21,172
Posted By Don0190
$3000/mo cruising budget

Determining a cruising budget and trying to find out if it will work seems like one of the most important parts of cruising, yet is one of the hardest to find any answers on. Before I got into...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-25-2014
Replies: 5,004
Views: 305,287
Posted By MikeJohns
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

The many Engineers/NA’s etc on the boat design site told Brent he was out of his tree when he tried to tell them his engineering knowledge went over their heads. When he started telling them they...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 01-20-2014
Replies: 151
Views: 14,915
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: The Loss of The Alpha 42 "Be Good Too"

From an engineering viewpoint, I think Aero's designer is/was engaging in rather too much mental masturbation. There is an old rule in structural/air craft design that essentially holds that...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-03-2013
Replies: 5,004
Views: 305,287
Posted By MikeJohns
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

If the builder converts 3/16 steel plate to 1/4 alloy thatís only an increase of 1.3 times which will be a little weaker than steel but not alarmingly so.

Talking common boatbuilding materials....
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 12-03-2013
Replies: 169
Views: 5,982
Posted By admin1
Re: Sailnet has new owners

I don't think its possible to fit more ads on the site. There is no intention to mess with how the site is run. I have requests for things to help make the experience better and will be going over...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-03-2013
Replies: 5,004
Views: 305,287
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Specs in Brent's book, dvd's, drawings? You have to be kidding.

Usually aluminum hull skin is 1 1/2 times the thickness of the same structure in steel. This gives about the same strength with...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-01-2013
Replies: 5,004
Views: 305,287
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Van De Stadt is a design house, one of theoldest. They do custom work and have stock designs, some of which can be built in different materials - wood, glass, steel, aluminum. Van de Stadt Design -...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-28-2013
Replies: 166
Views: 7,989
Posted By manatee
Re: Nothing has changed in 50 years...many sailors still can't navigate...

The point is not in using gps or the latest gimcrackery from Silicon Valley, the point is have you practiced the old, luddite, dinosaurian elitist ways enough to survive when your electronics go...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 11-15-2013
Replies: 820
Views: 42,716
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

Put learning how to heave too at the top of your list. Long before a drogue or before you get exhausted...heaving too so basic, yet ignored by most. don't see where this technique is ever discussed...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 11-11-2013
Replies: 820
Views: 42,716
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

This post reminds me of my medical training; after the juniors had been up all night up to their asses in alligators, blood and guts a 9-5 academic lab doctor would explain to us exactly what we had...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-07-2013
Replies: 502
Views: 91,497
Posted By ctl411
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

15000 for the 37.5 17900 for the 37c. The 37 usually came in a little heavier.
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