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Search: Posts Made By: VallelyJ
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 552
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Keeping insulin cool

Haven't read all the posts so this may be redundant--
What about keeping it in the water? You might be able to trail a watertight container on a stainless steel line, weighted as needed to keep it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 15,914
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: LED Bulb Comparison !!!

That's an exceptionally useful post, Mainsail. Thank you. Must have been a lot of work.
John V.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Replacing faucets - how to connect water hose?

Or any plumbing supply. Hand the faucet and a piece of hose to the guy at the counter and he'll dig up the parts to connect them. Should be easy. I did it for my galley and wash basin.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,995
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Solo Climbing the Mast- Block and Tackle

I like the idea of ratlines and f I had to gp up the mast a lot, like to be able to scout out the bottom from the spreaders, I'd seriously consider them. I like the idea of them, as well as the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 1,223
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: deck plate key

Hardware stores carry short lengths of square steel called key stock. You might find a piece the right size and bend it into an 'L'. Or square tubing.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Replacing faucets - how to connect water hose?

Brewgyver's right.
Go to a hardware store and buy the adaptor(s) needed to go from female thread to 1/2" barb for the H and C fittings on the new fawcet. Or get a threaded cap for the hot if you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,995
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Solo Climbing the Mast- Block and Tackle

Another thought about knots vs mechanical climbers made for rock climbing: rock climbers or cavers might travel hundreds of feet up a vertical rope, and need something they can easily operate with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,995
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Solo Climbing the Mast- Block and Tackle

I don't use block and tackle. I use klemheist knots--similar to prusicks but I like them better--in 2 loops of 3/8" utility line from a rock-climbing store. The knots work as well as mechanical...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-05-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 967
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Mast spreaders function question

Brion Toss's book, The Rigger's Apprentice, has the kind of info on mast/spreader/shroud angle geometry you are asking about. It's very straightforward and will help you to minimize the guesswork on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-30-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Stainless deck hardware cleaning

Use Bar Keeper's Friend, a kitchen product made for stainless sinks, cookware, etc. Has a mild acid (oxalic). It's a white powder in a shaker can, like any cleanser. Put it on a wet rag, smear the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-28-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Sheaves on Masthead

Wire to rope halyard sheaves often have a smaller groove, to fit the wire, within the larger groove, which is sized for the rope. Did some research and learned that the edges of the small groove are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-16-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,765
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Drilling out stainless steel screws :(

The guys at the hardware store don't always know anything. Often, but not always.
Like Subaqua says, you need cobalt bits--they're yellowish and the package will say 'cobalt'. Accept no substitutes....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-12-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 820
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Installing a conduit in the mast--Worth it?

As I recall, I may have riveted before the glue set. I was working from under the horizontal mast and rivets were maybe 4' apart. Drilling 1/8" holes in PVC didn't require much pressure. Use a fresh...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 820
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Installing a conduit in the mast--Worth it?

I put PVC conduit in my 47' (keel-stepped) mast following Don Casey's system. I think I used Liquid Nails rather than 5200 as it's the same type of adhesive (polyurethane), it doesn't have to make a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-26-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Removing deep scratches from stainless pulpit

I bought some flapper wheels and a polishing wheel for my 4.5" angle grinder at a welding supply store, and I suspect any welders supply will have them or something equivalent.
I used three flapper...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-15-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,184
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Variation question for chart navigators

Paulk--Need to go on the defensive. I thought I was clear that what I enjoy doing needn't work for you. I think it's fine that we each approach navigation with his own level of competence and native...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-13-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: How to fix an older 12-v flourescent light?

Wow--talk about unanimity of opinion.
Thanks to all of you for your advice. It never occured to me but LED's look like an elegant solution. I'll gut the lamp case and retrofit it with those.
I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-13-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,384
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Music for sailing: what floats your boat?

If you like classical at all, there's a short piece by Sibelius called the Karelia Suite whose first movement will give you goose bumps if you imagine your boat in a good wind.

Here: Sibelius:...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-12-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,184
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Variation question for chart navigators

My perspective, FWIW, is a little different. It's true that the amount of change in variation won't matter much given the various limits on precision cited above. (Although the more times you use a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By VallelyJ
How to fix an older 12-v flourescent light?

One of the 12v flourescent lamps that I'm sure came with the boat in 1979 no longer works. I don't see where it uses a plug-in ballast, so I don't know what to do to fix it. I'm sure it must be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-11-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 961
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: towing vehicle choices

Other than a pick-up, look at Toyota RAV4's.
My '09 with tow package (trans cooler, etc) and a V-6 is rated for class 3 (3500 lbs) and handles it surprisingly easily.
Plus you get lots of interior...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-11-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,029
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Strength Training for Sailors

Same issue I had to deal with.
Overall muscle fitness will help you the most, as opposed to focusing on particular muscles.
A few activities come to mind that do require localized strength: hauling...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2014
Replies: 596
Views: 36,882
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Nobody gives a s*** what anybody flies on his own boat.
The original question was simple: are they lame? Yes or no? Apparently the OP had some doubts.
Maybe the more sensitive buccaneers would have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2014
Replies: 596
Views: 36,882
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

No offense--looks like a good game, but the 18th-century pirate wearing a hoodie? Gimme a break. Does he have a neck tattoo and say, 'Yo, wassup" a lot?
L-word.
A pirate flag just doesn't mean...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2014
Replies: 596
Views: 36,882
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Wrong?--no. Totally harmless.
Lame? (OP: "Is it considered lame...?")--Yep, kind of. Might have looked 'bad' the first ten thousand times, but now you look like one of those guys who use a stubble...
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