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Search: Posts Made By: SloopJonB
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,152
Views: 373,853
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Door skins work better than cardboard for patterns like that.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 316
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: The Twin Sails Bridge

The U.K. is FULL of cool bridges. Where I lived in Bristol we had the Clifton suspension bridge - completely built of cast & wrought iron by Brunel. Must be pushing 200 years old by now and still an...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-01-2014
Replies: 569
Views: 137,890
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

Did he ever get "hoist with his own petard"?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-20-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,143
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Tuning Standing Rigging after Mast Stepped

To my mind. the big benefit of a Loos is that you get the same tension on all the shrouds & stays.

Doing it by feel works, and has worked forever but it isn't good at getting them all the same -...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-18-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 6,927
Posted By SloopJonB
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-14-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,068
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: New Bulkhead & Interior Framing

I wouldn't pre drill. You can use anything that wont get melted by the resin. I've seen cardboard mailing tube used as a former. The advantage to using 1/2 a plastic tube is that screws can get a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2014
Replies: 1,152
Views: 373,853
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I'd leave it alone - the axe handle end has a certain style. :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-13-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,068
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: New Bulkhead & Interior Framing

If you cut the PVC in 1/2 lengthwise it gets very limber - hot melt glue will tack it in place
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-13-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,068
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: New Bulkhead & Interior Framing

Crazy idea - not even particularly cheap. Use epoxy coated ply and do a good job of tabbing it in.

For ribs, just use foam or PVC tube or even cardboard tube as formers and laminate glass over...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-12-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,068
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: New Bulkhead & Interior Framing

3/4" bulkheads would be excessive on a boat that size. 1/2" is plenty. Triple tabbing of 1708 biaxial would be super strong - double tabbing would be plenty good.

Don't fall into the amateurs trap...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-06-2014
Replies: 569
Views: 137,890
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

We have a sweet little hurricane hole here - Pirates Cove - that has a very narrow S shaped entrance through a rock channel. I was 4th in line going in once with the 3 in front following each other...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 69
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: paint for ferro cement

Back in the day, the best practice was to acid wash the hull to get the lime leachate out, pressure wash it to get rid of the acid, let it dry thoroughly and then coat it with 2 or 3 coats of epoxy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-04-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 5,867
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Smallest sailboat to use in blue water safely

Several things - ability to carry the weight of stores without severely degrading performance, volume inside for accommodations, headroom, motion (sea kindliness) etc.

Build quality, while not...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-17-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 367,950
Posted By SloopJonB
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-27-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Cooper Bros Martin 29

There were a handful of kits sold but not many AFAIK. I watched a guy finishing the plug into a much modified version - welded up Peterson type keel and so forth.

The boats are old enough now that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-18-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Meissner 21 Parts Help

Pawls & springs are pretty near universal fitment - try Lewmars but be sure to replace ALL the pawls on a given winch - small variations in length can mean one pawl carrying all the load. I've used...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-18-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Are these supporting weight like bulkheads?

Why bother? You'd only end up with a half a$$ed patch job after a lot of work. Both of them look like they'd only take 1/2 sheet of ply - get new teak ply and re-make them.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-15-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Identify this boat please?

Fastnet 45 by LeCompte.

http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=2397

Way too much freeboard for a Bowman
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-14-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,139
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Need help identifying this boat

It's a Columbia Constellation - a 39' - they only built 6 or so of them. It used the cabin top from the 50. Very good looking boat, like a miniature Col. 50.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-25-2014
Replies: 169
Views: 10,710
Posted By SloopJonB
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-25-2014
Replies: 169
Views: 10,710
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: How not to make a tricky harbor approach...

I imagine he's looking for new crew at this point.

Is this the same place? Sure looks like it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-23-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,377
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

You can see rot developing under varnish as well and since the underside is where it starts.....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-22-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,377
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

a couple of shorts of clear, kiln dried fir would be a whole lot more available and cheaper than any exotic woods. Hardwoods are inappropriate for uses like spreaders - ever heard of a teak mast or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-15-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 1,821
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: financing a boat

I'm old now and I totally disagree - Properly managed, prudent debt is the route to dreams. If you save to pay cash for everything you spend most of your life saving up instead of enjoying things.
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-11-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Upgrading

Sure, head across in company with the Flyin' Hawaiian.
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