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Search: Posts Made By: Dave_E
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos 2 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 287
Posted By kwaltersmi
Re: Our first good video

Dave - Between the iPhone, GoPro and Mac you've got all you need to make quality scrap book/sharing vids. Do you have the native iMovie app loaded on the Mac or iPhone? It's a bit wonky and takes...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By misfits
Re: Solar panels on a radar pole?

This may help with some ideas also.
Mounting Systems (http://www.hamiltonferris.com/products/Solar_Power/Mounting_Systems/44)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Solar panels on a radar pole?

As long as you don't go too big it works great... This is a 50W panel I did a while ago...

http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/image/158615524.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By miatapaul
Re: fasteners in inaccessible hollow structure

Well figure that they say to use at least 6000 # test webbing, so it should be a strong fitting with a backing plate. I think you would end up with leaking if there is not sufficient backing plate...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-19-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By aa3jy
Re: House bank

Dave-
Having previously owned an Allmand 31 I recall putting (2)Groups of Group 27's ...two each for a total (4) batteries under that rear quarter berth. A tight squeeze but they all fitted.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-14-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: No Main Fuse

Battery Bank Fusing Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at pbase.com (http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/battery_fusing)
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-14-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By eherlihy
Re: No Main Fuse

MRBF - Quick and done!

https://dh778tpvmt77t.cloudfront.net/images/products/180px_thumbnails/5191.png
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-17-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By shoaldraft
Re: Lowrance 3G Radar

I went ahead with the B&G 4G / Zeus 2 last spring and can only rave as to how OUTSTANDING it is. This technology uses very little power, in fact it uses less power (20W) while in active transmit mode...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-13-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 4,630
Posted By newhaul
Re: Silly Anchoring Question

Dave in eagle harbor for a week last summer the anchor never flinched and the winter before in poulsbo with some really bad winds and tidal same thing for me with a fortress and 27 ft of chain and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-13-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By norahs arc
Re: solar installation schematics

"Boat owner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual" by Nigel Calder.
This book has the info you are looking for and much more.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-31-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 2,316
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Radar Talk

For bays and flat water sailing a pole or backstay mount is fine. For a mix of open ocean sailing & bay I much prefer mast mount. UNFORTUNATELY our boat came with a stern pole.:mad: I would much...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-10-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 763
Posted By Alex W
Re: Knotmeter Calibration

Nice find Dave, that looks like a useful product for a couple of sailing buddies to share to calibrate their electronic knot meters.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-10-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 763
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Knotmeter Calibration

You could throw a measured line over the side with a chunk of wood on it. Time it until it stops running out. Retrive it . Do it again. Average it. Sit down with a pencil and paper, calculate speed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-06-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,717
Posted By Alex W
Re: Spinnaker guys and sheets

I was also surprised to see Dave's boat being rigged with sheets and guys, but it is also a 31' boat that weighs as much as most 35' boats (it is 11,000lbs) and 50% more than an average 30' boat (at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,717
Posted By Classic30
Re: Spinnaker guys and sheets

Personal preference perhaps, but I like to use a line with a bit of stretch so I don't break anything (like the pole) when the spinnaker snap-fills after my absent-minded crew allows it to partially...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,717
Posted By jackdale
Re: Spinnaker guys and sheets

The guys are necessary on a dip-pole gybe. They are not needed on an end for end gybe, but I have seen them used there as well.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,717
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Spinnaker guys and sheets

The lead for a guy typically needs be amidships at the widest point of the beam to maximize the angle between the line of the guy and the center-line of the pole when the yacht is close reaching to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By Alex W
Re: Got The Big Bird To Fly

Congrats Dave! I love using the spinnaker, it's a very useful sail in the light air that we have around here. I just sailed from Port Townsend to Shilshole today with the spinnaker up about 80% of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-21-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,012
Posted By IStream
Re: New Head... salt water rinse?

I've got freshwater-plumbed Vacuflush systems on the current boat, which work great. However, on my previous boat we had a standard Jabsco pump head plumbed to salt water. Odors weren't really a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-08-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,505
Posted By Fstbttms
Re: Best place in California to sail and live on your boat?

Both bases have been converted to civilian use. Treasure Island still has it's marina and is a small boat sailing center. NAS Alameda is now home to tech companies, distilleries, craft breweries and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-04-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,195
Posted By eherlihy
Re: Cutless Bearing Sledge Hammer Installation

I did the whole driveline over a couple of years ago, and documented it here; http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-maintenance/80089-contemplating-drive-line-overhaul.html
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-03-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By Alex W
Re: Mainsail foot is not straight

Good sails make a massive difference compared to blown out sails. We can't tell just based on age and without any photos how well your current sail is working.

New sails will be able to be flown...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-03-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,053
Posted By DRFerron
Re: iPad users only

The apps aren't nearly as expensive as a dedicated chart plotter so I started out with three or four and tried them all. I've come to love the Garmin BlueChart app.

Here is a thread with some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-03-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By Multihullgirl
Re: Mainsail foot is not straight

If you look at the luff of your sail, there also is probably some curve there, too, for the same reason that harmonic and justified mention

here's an article about sail curve and spar bend...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-23-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By andyselzn
how to test plumbing?

Bristol 24 (dinette model)

The sink works: pulls in water from the water tank and drains it.

The icebox does not drain, gets backed up.

Head does not seem to drain but not a 100% sure and...
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