SailNet Community - Search Results
Advanced Search
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.17 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: bobmcgov
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-16-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 846
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Anyone using an Electric Trolling Motor (vs. Electric Outboard)

One quirk with our MotorGuide digital: It occasionally shuts down for no apparent reason. Plug connection is fine. Battery voltage is fine, plenty of Ah in the bank. It just stops. Reverse still...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-14-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 846
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Anyone using an Electric Trolling Motor (vs. Electric Outboard)

We use a 45# thrust saltwater (digital) MotorGuide on our 1400# San Juan 21. It is ... adequate for low stress situations. For the record 45# thrust with the optimized low speed prop on a troller...
Forum: News Feeds   06-05-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: 4 die in boating accident - Moultrie Observer

Two different accidents. A ski boat on Bear Lake with fatalities, and a sailboat on Utah Lake with none.
Forum: News Feeds   06-04-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: 4 die in boating accident - Moultrie Observer

Ooof. A good example of why boating on inland lakes -- particularly mountain lakes -- is rather more dangerous than many people understand. I been on a small lake when the wind jumped from 4 kts to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-04-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Buying a Scampi 30 Mk 4

Hi Ben. The Scampi is sibling to Albin's Ballad 30 (which we own), but tweaked by Norlin for IOR rules of the day (hence the four versions). You might call it a race-optimized half tonner, while...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-13-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2,083
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: "Most common" boat - Lake Ontario

Other common boats on Ontario are Sirius and Tanzer. Also Grampian and Hughes/Northstar. Sirius 28 (http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1984/Sirius-28-2668903/Superior/WI/United-States#.VVPrZFcSCSo) is a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-12-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 2,552
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: My Autopilot is posessed by Satan!

http://www.antiquesofthesea.com/aos_images/bells/2039.jpg
Check.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-aj3Ek0bNE9o/VJ1wFGkm1WI/AAAAAAAABjw/8RdTmhmpIiI/s1600/2015Waggoner.png
Check.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-02-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,715
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Stainless Steel Quality

That's exactly it, tho -- bending a tang or chainplate (& having it stay bent) means exceeding its yield strength. Which in steel, is no biggie -- you aren't even close to breaking the part. Maybe...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-02-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,715
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Stainless Steel Quality

John: Sheared bolt heads like you describe are likely a result of yet another engineering property: brittleness. That's a measure of the distance between a material's yield strength and its ultimate...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-01-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,715
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Stainless Steel Quality

Casey: I'm a little worried your rigger/fabricator takes that attitude. You won't find such a cavalier approach toward supply chains in, say, aircraft or military applications. Nor do you need to...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-30-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Hello from Colorado

Welcome to Sailnet! We're just over the border in Laramie WY, where we keep an SJ21 on a mooring and occasionally splash our Bucc18 dinghy. The latter has quite an active fleet in your neck of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-29-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By bobmcgov
VC Tar, or "Who paved may boat?!"

Removed the painted boot stripe from our Ballad today; some PO had heard that the width of the stripe should vary with the degree of rise, but they got the wider/narrower thing exactly backwards. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-28-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,386
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Wood identification?

Fuzzy: In case you are ever needing to match species....

Your boat interior panel products (and the wood above TomMaine's engine window) are African mahogany (khaya spp.) Ribbon figure, which...
Forum: Boat Reviews   03-27-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Any opinions on RK Industries 1978 21 ft

Is this boat 21' or 20'? Cuz Coastal Recreation built three boats in those sizes. Balboa 21 (http://www.sailingtexas.com/sbalboa21a.html), Balboa 20 (http://www.sailingtexas.com/sbalboa20d.html), and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-27-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Fabric weight for genoa

These are good points, Rich, but except on Volvo Ocean racers packing Cuben Fiber Code Zeros, most kick-about sailors are willing to sacrifice ten degrees of pointing for pure boat speed. A bit of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-26-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Fabric weight for genoa

How large is the #1 you have now? I agree w/ Markwesti that nylon drifters are the cat's meow, especially in light-air venues like the Chessie. Very easy to set and douse, store in a tiny bag, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-24-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Halyard and roller furler

We're facing the same issues with our Albin Ballad. Both forward masthead sheaves are spoken for, and we may be adding a double crane for spinnaker Code 0 halyard blocks. How to get the spi...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-22-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,648
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Bronze vs Stainless steel

The dynamic loads and load cycles of offshore sailing are so much different than years of coastal; and I'm not sure how accurately they can even be enumerated. "Multiply by five" seems to be the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-22-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,648
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Bronze vs Stainless steel

Bronze (like any copper alloy) can 'fatigue' in the sense of work hardening/embrittlement, but good silicon bronze is fairly resistant to fatigue if kept w'in a working limit of, say, 25% breaking...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-21-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 916
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Wood selection

*shrug* Good luck. Hope your bilges are really dry. Cuz maple (esp. hard maple) is prone to rot, mildew, and insect attack in damp locations. From the Purdue University Extension...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-21-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: ? best way to soften old nylon line?

Old climbing trick was to put the rope in a mesh laindry bag & machine wash it (cold water, no detergent, no bleach) with a moderate amount of Downey fabric softener. Hang dry.

That said,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-21-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 916
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Wood selection

Lonwood (http://www.lonsealspecialty.com/show_product/LONWOOD%20MARINE). :D Or one of the other sheet/strip-laid alternatives. I adore wood -- make my living with wood -- but I don't especially want...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-20-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 916
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Wood selection

Heh? Nooooo. :) Locust is a legume, a member of the highly diverse pea & bean order and family (Fabaceae).

Fabaceae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Black and honey belong to a different...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-20-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 916
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: Wood selection

Cherry has moderate resistance to rot and adequate weathering properties (different metrics, there). It's a better outdoor wood than generally thought. White oak, by comparison has excellent rot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-20-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 5,480
Posted By bobmcgov
Re: "New Generation Anchors"

Bulwagga!
http://image5.sahibinden.com/photos/11/09/36/191110936vi0.jpg
Kidding. There's nearly nothing right about that anchor. Agree the Bruce is cute, in a...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome