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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-05-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 4,896
Posted By KismetP362
Re: Dinghy mods

I've been down this road. I have a RIB as a tender for my sailboat but it's much too nice (easy to puncture, etc.) to be diving off of, maintaining my mooring ball, swapping mooring chain from and...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   10-08-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,702
Posted By KismetP362
Re: Just wondering

Now, after 6 months stuck in Afghanistan trying to learn AutoCAD, here are my plans for a new platform. Now working out the measurements for a Bow Platform to hold the anchor off a ways.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-08-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 7,885
Posted By KismetP362
Re: possible to buy a seaworthy sailboat under $20000 that requires very little fix?

So, I can take a stab at some of your questions. This is just because I have done and dealt with some of the issues youíve brought up.
As to the cruising area, you should set expanding goals. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-25-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,697
Posted By KismetP362
Re: Jib catches while tacking

Buy these. Two for the forward lower turn buckles and two for the shrouds above the turnbuckle:

TB cover: Davis Instruments PVC Turnbuckle Boots...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   08-24-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 4,808
Posted By KismetP362
Re: New Father...Advice needed on sailing with kids

Before I did the net thing I did some research. Seems there are two way to make nets that are commonly used on a sail boat like ours, First is knotted like this:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-21-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,117
Posted By KismetP362
Re: Pimp my dinghy!

I got the reference from THIS (http://www.boatingbasicsonline.com/content/general/4_2_b.php) link. Check out figure 6.

"Watercraft under oars (such as a canoe) may display the lights prescribed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-21-2014
Replies: 1,419
Views: 518,114
Posted By KismetP362
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Can you tell me/us more about the "cork for flooring"? If your original project was over $100 I'll promise to use the cork for an under $100 project and then post it here. I'm guessing you used the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-20-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,117
Posted By KismetP362
Re: Pimp my dinghy!

Here is where I saw that one.
Basic Boating Safety Course - Navigation Lights on Your Boat (http://www.boatingbasicsonline.com/content/general/4_2_b.php?new_state=ME)

At first I tricked myself...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   08-20-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 4,808
Posted By KismetP362
Re: New Father...Advice needed on sailing with kids

Iím on my third newborn on board and weíve made some changes to accommodate our little crew members. They donít stay this small for long and their needs will change over time.

First thing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-19-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,117
Posted By KismetP362
Re: Pimp my dinghy!

First off: both of these are bad ideas. That said, I may do the same thing.

As I was typing my answer saying that you should just carry a white headlamp on board and that meets the running light...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-16-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,892
Posted By KismetP362
Re: Marine head won't pump

This happened to me when after a crew of non-marine types came aboard for a day sail. I gave them the usual safety briefing as well as my briefing on head use and that if they clog it, they will be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-12-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,473
Posted By KismetP362
Re: Anchor platform: critiques welcome

I'm a huge fan of mocking up my own product and then having a pro build what I need. As I was researching my own Bow Platform project ideas, I ran across the site for BatSystems...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-12-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,026
Posted By KismetP362
Re: Size vs. Condition/Amenities?

Look at the time you have available to put in to rehabbing the boat. You made the statement that you don't have much time but are willing to put in some elbow grease. If you buy a boat, you WILL put...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-30-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,329
Posted By KismetP362
Re: Does an Hobie Catamaran a good intro to sailing?

Don't judge the catamaran on the Hobie wave sails. The H16 is much more fun and is a great learning experience. I started out on it as well. The only down side to your listed requirements is the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-29-2014
Replies: 1,419
Views: 518,114
Posted By KismetP362
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Here are some of my contributions to $100 or less club

The cockpit table is made from the seat benches out of an old Pearson Ensign I scrapped. Couldn't let the mahognay go to waste. Hinges are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-25-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,238
Posted By KismetP362
Re: Looking for 36-40', plus sized cockpit

Don't forget the Draft... If you are gunkholeing, you'll need either a good size tender or a shallow draft. To this, a family boat really needs an efficient way on and off. This means an oversized...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   02-20-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,702
Posted By KismetP362
Re: Just wondering

Found them. Here are some more pic's I've snapped of other designs as I creep the docks in different ports.
http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/rjwdrake/francetodo24_zps4142b176.jpg
...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   02-20-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,702
Posted By KismetP362
Re: Just wondering

This was something that I did to my Pearson 36.
My requirements were that it be completely removable but it also needed to be tough enough to have me never question the footing.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-13-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 3,882
Posted By KismetP362
Your sailing "must have".

Good call anthemJ24, a camera is the one thing I always forget and every time I do, I wish I had one aboard.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-12-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,096
Posted By KismetP362
Refitting Boat

I would do it myself but it takes longer depending on the time you have to invest in research.

I use ebaymotors-parts and accessories-boat parts- sailing hardware
Also defender and Hamilton for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-12-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,096
Posted By KismetP362
Refitting Boat

To what level are you going down to?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-13-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 3,582
Posted By KismetP362
Bluetooth...... which one?

SD, what is the Make/model of the bluetooth mux? My GPS does the Multiplexing but the bluetooth transmission would be great..
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-09-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 537
Posted By KismetP362
Request a Proof Read

Hey everyone,
I need some people to look at the layout below and tell me if I've screwed anything up. I'm in the process of hooking it all up but if anyone has any lessons learned, I would...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-31-2009
Replies: 444
Views: 79,618
Posted By KismetP362
If the whaler is big enough, you may want to look...

If the whaler is big enough, you may want to look at a (HomeDepot Rented) Generator running a rented air compressor. For that matter you can do some research and see how big a GPH 110V pump you can...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-30-2009
Replies: 444
Views: 79,618
Posted By KismetP362
Erin is my sister. Erin, Bruno and Dieago are...

Erin is my sister. Erin, Bruno and Dieago are family. We went to their wedding in france and shortly after they sailed back over to San Dieago. (via texas for an overland route because the price of...
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