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Search: Posts Made By: AlaskaMC
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Days Ago
Replies: 5,152
Views: 321,188
Posted By Panope
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

SS and marine grade aluminum actually do fairly well together. Definitely better than Bronze given bronze's lower position on the galvonic metals chart.

I think many people have a negative view of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 124
Views: 5,117
Posted By MedSailor
Re: We have fallen for the Cheoy Lee 40 Offshore

Yeah... sure can be. The NC33 is going to be more motor than sailor, but the ability to sail from inside the warm (espar heater) cabin up in AK would extend your cruising season by months I would...
Forum: Weather 06-14-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Free Dashew Weather Handbook

Their heavy weather book SURVIVING THE STORM is available for free, as well... Absolutely incredible resource, my original $70 volume is one of those books will live on my boat forever:
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-07-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 3,387
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: anchor tips to get it to catch?

OK, here's the general approach to proper anchoring. I can't tell from your description what you did, but perhaps this will help.

As you are aware, anchors only hold by digging into the substrate...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-02-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By jackdale
Re: The four finger bowline

Found one

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This is one of two methods I teach.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-01-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By jackdale
Re: The four finger bowline

I do like this.

I know 5 ways to tie bowlines. I have yet to a see video of my favorite way to attach to a clew. It involves using an overhand hand knot and transferring the loop. I might just...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 05-21-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 981
Posted By Stumble
Re: old/new - displacement/planning

They do. They actually flip them over in a marina with a crane and test them that way. With the keels canting to 40 degrees it isn't that hard to flip these things back over. For most of the boats...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 2,323
Posted By sailak
Re: Transom Lettering Height?

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2014
Replies: 226
Views: 12,074
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: Why All the Absurd Circumnavigation Threads?

Actually, if you read the threads, they are not portrayed as "dreams", they are present intentions or plans, to be commenced in the near future, without any knowledge, experience or resources. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-01-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Butyl Tape for mast base?

Butyl will be perfect for this application. No need for any sealant if the directions are followed. Clean parts & deck, bevel, butyl cone, compress slowly, clean up....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,659
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Adding a topping lift, or the heck with sheaves

Alaska,
Stainless is so much fun! Stainless is very hard so drilling generates a lot of heat and work tempers the steel. You need to buy a set of colbalt drill bits. Carbide will do in a pinch...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,659
Posted By Alex W
Re: Adding a topping lift, or the heck with sheaves

They are almost certainly stainless. You want new/sharp cobalt bits, low speed, cutting oil, and pressure so that you make progress on every blade rotation. If the bit just spins it will work...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,659
Posted By GeorgeB
Re: Adding a topping lift, or the heck with sheaves

Alaska,

I'm a little late to the party, but I have something to add: You should be using clevis pins and cotters to attach the halyard sleeves to the masthead. Nuts and bolts, even when using...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,659
Posted By CalebD
Re: Adding a topping lift, or the heck with sheaves

I have used those delrin sheaves from McMaster to replace a sheave in my boom.
One nice thing about the delrin is I was able to easily adjust the shape of the sheave a bit by sanding the sides to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,659
Posted By blutoyz
Re: Adding a topping lift, or the heck with sheaves

Drill out the end, punch out the pin and replace the sheave with a stainless bolt and locknut

Easy peasy lemonsqueazy

(Actually, it is a PIA but if you get sheave from a consignment shop it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-31-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,659
Posted By Alex W
Re: Adding a topping lift, or the heck with sheaves

On your boat there isn't space for a second sheave to run a second main halyard. Adding one is a lot more work.

You also need to splice something to the dyneema that will work in a cleat. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-17-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By Dave_E
Type IV Throwable talk

Hi All,

I have the required TYPE IV throwable on board... a seat cushion with handles. I know, bare minimum. One step at a time and now it's time to upgrage. I see the horshoe, the ring, the all...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-02-2013
Replies: 5,152
Views: 321,188
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

While there has been a lot of interesting give and take in this tread, I must admit that it concernrs me a little that this thread has gone so far off the rails. This seems like a very worthwhile...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-24-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 34,712
Posted By Solandri
Re: Dangers of LED navigation lights

Pardon this new member chiming in (I joined because I'm researching buying a sailboat and you have to sign in to search), but I'm a pretty big astronomy buff. I don't really understand the original...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-10-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 1,338
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Entering Bohemia River from the North?

FYI, no intention at all to swim in Fairlee Creek. If we went into there, it would be a short stop for lunch only, and to look around a bit. I'm aware of its reputation as a powerboat place.

...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-02-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,283
Posted By bobperry
Re: Our very first boat!

Congrats on the new boat. Looks like a comfy little home for you. Enjoy.
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