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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-14-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 696
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Problems raising new genoa on furler

As long as you take care to prevent the luff tape from jamming at the entry into the foil.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-25-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By knuterikt
Re: What is this box

Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   02-12-2016
Replies: 109
Views: 8,631
Posted By knuterikt
Re: The danger of GPS as the sole means of navigation.

is worth its weight in gold.[/QUOTE]

But it's wrong
A GPS is accurate in perfect conditions with waas/egnos and perfect radio signals.
There is a reason NOAA issue space weather forecasts....
Forum: Beneteau   01-12-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,127
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Beneteau First 38 - No Boom Vang?

I have a European First 38, it's well designed boat.

The rigid vang on ours is not original, but it looks as if it used to have a boom vang(soft) and topping lift.

Mine has also got the mid...
Forum: Beneteau   08-20-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,189
Posted By knuterikt
Re: AIS-B Installation and range

Since this is an installation with two transmitters (VHF and AIS) the splitter needs to be an active splitter to prevent one of the receivers being "fried".

i have seen several claims that some of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-20-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 3,494
Posted By knuterikt
Re: What is "german style sheeting"?

The German sheeting system is called so because it was first used on a German Admirals cup boat.

This is a drwing of the "original" system...
Forum: Electronics   08-02-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 785
Posted By knuterikt
Re: All in one?

There is no standard for radar, you must use radome of same make as the MFD.

Navico (B&G. Simrad) has radar that is called Broad band
The others have HD radars
Forum: Electronics   08-02-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 785
Posted By knuterikt
Re: All in one?

This article any help?
New Sailing Electronics from B&G | Cruising World (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-07-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2,631
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Parts for Old Pintail?

If your mast have had spreaders you should be able to find traces of the attachment to the mast.
Pictures of your mast is needed to find a suitable new spreader.
The next you need to now is the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,590
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Boom Brake Setup

That is a good solution if the main is loose footed.
Instead of using eye straps you could use a line along the underside of the boom to the main sheet bail and goose neck to prevent it from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-11-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,766
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Winch Bases Needed

Normally winch bases need to be custom made for the boat
Some nice ones here
Port Townsend Foundry in Washington (

Another solution here
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-13-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,499
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Soft shackle with jib sheets

My Code 0 sheet with soft shacle

Good website with information Soft Shackles (
Forum: Destinations   02-10-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,842
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Boats for Antarctica

Could be wise to read about the regulations for sailing in the Antarctic ATS - Secretariat of the Antarctic Treaty (

Direct link to "Yachting guidelines for Antarctic...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-29-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,192
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Hank on to furler

If you buy the kit from a local rigger you might make a deal that includes some installation help and some DIY - worth a try.

A bosuns chair is part of "necessary" equipment :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-28-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,192
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Hank on to furler

That depends on how handy you are :)

My furler has room for a turnbuckle inside the furling drum with threaded swage terminal at the bottom that go into the end of the turnbuckle....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-17-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 5,276
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Sailing Alone Better?

I enjoy sailing with my wife.
When we met she didn't know anything about sailing and had been on boats a few times.
You can't force anyone to learn or like sailing.
But you can make the first...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-08-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,411
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Broken Forestay Connecting Link

I stand corrected :)
I was assuming that the Match boats came w/o roller furler and that this was an after market mod.

Sometimes builders deviate from the designers plans also..

It would be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-28-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 801
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Rebuilding an Edson steering system. Looking for homebrew solutions

Pictures ?
I guess that the plastic is a part of a complete compass?
Binnacle Mount Compasses : Edson Marine Store (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-28-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 5,280
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Red over Green Navigation Light

Looks nice
Please report back after testing it with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-28-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 985
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Drilling out bungs

Use a under sized drill bit and drill out wood in the middle, make sure you are going outside the edge of the bung.

Use an awl to pick out the rest.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-11-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 6,674
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Advice for Trans Atlantic Crossings

This setup make sense to me :)
From Top 5 Tips for crossing the Atlantic -...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-09-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 3,351
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Prep boat's INTERIOR for possible knockdown

Have a look at this video
Yachting Monthly's Crash Test Boat Capsize - YouTube
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-19-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,494
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Head's raw water intake not working.

Some useful videos
Jabsco Manual Toilet Not Bringing Water In Repair Video 29090 or 29120 Top Valve Gasket - YouTube

Jabsco Manual Toilet Joker Valve Replacement Video 29090 or 29120 Series...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-04-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 966
Posted By knuterikt
Re: nmea 2000 etc

Thinking low cost I would say

1. Tiller Pilot (TP22)
Does not need any integration at all

2. Depth Sounder
3. Knot Meter
Have their own displays in cockpit, no need for integration.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-09-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Anchor Washdown Inop

Bucket :)?
There can be different causes for this.
Water intake clogged
Impeller (if it's an impeller pump) can be damaged (if run dry or to old).
The hose i clogged somewhere or blocking in the...
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