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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-20-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 980
Posted By jrd22
Re: Brent Swain better boat list

Good thread on the Fraser here:

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/orphan-brands/40359-fraser-built-sailboats.html

Ray (Erps) may be off cruising for a couple of months, not sure if they have left...
Forum: herSailNet   06-04-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By jrd22
Re: Any ladies sail while preggers?

Congratulations!
No first hand experience ( :-)) ), but my son and daughter in law sailed from Miami to Panama before they figured out that the "seasickness" was really morning sickness. They...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-16-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,368
Posted By jrd22
Re: Did a dumb thing (reefing line)

Yep, what Scotty said.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-11-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By jrd22
Re: Dock lines and shackle size

Here is a link to Columbus McKinnon. They make shackles in the US. I also found them on Amazon.

https://www.cmworks.com/Rigging/Shackles
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-08-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,477
Posted By jrd22
Re: Logging sea time (Captains-your input please!)

I had the same questions you have when I was studying for my license. Got the same kind of answers too. I ended up logging all the days when on the boat whether it was at anchor (you are still the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-06-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,129
Posted By jrd22
Re: MedSailor's first weekend out...

No steering, auto pilot craps out, linkage issues, blah, blah, blah. Really cute kids had fun, etc, etc. Bottom line Med, we don't care about that stuff. HOW WAS THE SAUNA?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-05-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,013
Posted By jrd22
Re: Favorite Bosun Chair

I second the climbing harness, you can't fall out of them even if you are upside down. Choose a "big wall" type, they have wider, more comfortable leg straps.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-05-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,870
Posted By jrd22
Re: is VHF STILL the only way to contact bridges?

VHF (13) works so well why would you need anything else?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-02-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By jrd22
Re: packing nut

" I'll try to pick out the old packing and wrap new packing in."

The new packing needs to be cut to form one ring at a time, with the ends cut at 45 degree angles and the joints staggered. Do not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-14-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,293
Posted By jrd22
Re: Mainsail Replacement Quotes and 3 Choices

Give Dirk at National Sail in FL. a call. Excellent sails, great advice and service, and the prices are very reasonable. I've bought two RF headsails from them and wouldn't consider anywhere else...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-10-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By jrd22
Re: Greetings

Welcome to SN Eff!
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   04-10-2015
Replies: 108
Views: 15,451
Posted By jrd22
Re: Recreational Sailboat vs. Tugboat with Barge: Who Has the Right of Way? - See mor

You just need to look carefully between the lines in the Colregs, you'll find it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-05-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,488
Posted By jrd22
Re: Ya gotta laugh.

sailak- some projects just aren't meant to happen:-))
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-05-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,799
Posted By jrd22
Re: Recommendations for an anchor washdown pump

I'm a big fan of the Shurflo Blaster. I used to use them on heavy equipment for dust suppression systems. They would run all day long, several hours dry, and last much longer than they had any...
Forum: Diesel   04-05-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 4,102
Posted By jrd22
Re: Yanmar 3GM oil line failure

I don't have a part number unfortunately but IIRC we found a parts diagram online with the part number.
Forum: Racing   04-01-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,288
Posted By jrd22
Re: Race to Alaska/R2ak

They start from Port Townsend, WA and the first leg is to cross the strait of Juan de Fuca to Victoria, BC. Those that successfully complete the first leg qualify to continue to AK.
Forum: Racing   04-01-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,288
Posted By jrd22
Re: Race to Alaska/R2ak

Wrist- no joke. Lots of teams gearing up for this race. $10,000 first prize, set of steak knives second prize. Some really innovative vessels set to enter, it's going to be interesting to see what...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-30-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 2,291
Posted By jrd22
Re: Single handed docking...

Sheesh Med, with that slip just line it with big fenders on both sides and a huge one at the end and just drive the boat into it until it stops :-))
We have a dedicated spring line that we leave...
Forum: Diesel   03-28-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,122
Posted By jrd22
Re: Yanmar GM30 Hard to start

Our last boat (my brother's current boat) had the same engine and the same starting difficulty. It never fired right up even when new, but did gradually get worse. Different throttle positions made...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-26-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,429
Posted By jrd22
Re: Dead engine hour meter

How about you supply the sauna and I supply the beer:D We're going to be taking some shorter trips this summer but in between we'll be at Blakely, if you get close by stop in, it would be fun.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-25-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,429
Posted By jrd22
Re: Dead engine hour meter

Get a Hobbs meter, install it, make a note in your maintenance log book and don't worry about it anymore.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-22-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 3,090
Posted By jrd22
Re: Mooring pendants

Your 5500lb anchor should be more than enough, our 6000lb concrete anchor has held various boats up to 40'/23,000lbs for many years here in the San Juan Islands (relatively protected but subject to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-21-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 8,426
Posted By jrd22
Re: Winch covers--are they worth it?

I have covers, never use them. PNW, lots of fresh water rinses, not much sun.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-11-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,636
Posted By jrd22
Re: Buying sails on line or from a local shop

Well, I'll go against the majority here and recommend National Sails in Florida (Rolly Tasker Sails). We have bought two, both offshore RF headsails, and couldn't be happier with the fit, quality,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-08-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,033
Posted By jrd22
Re: Rusting lifeline - what to do?

Easiest way to replace them is to PM Knothead (I think he is still around?) here on SN, send him your old lifelines in a USPS flat rate box and he'll send you new ones. Top notch quality and...
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