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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-03-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,618
Posted By hns1934
dinghy floor

I can't decide on an 8 ft air or slat (roll up) floor. Which is more stable when stepping into it from the boat?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-04-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,032
Posted By hns1934
Dogs onboard....does it work?

We don't presently have a dog...but would like to. I just can't figure how it works. I see folks taking their dog in the dinghy to poop but that will not work for me. Is there any proven method of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-24-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,969
Posted By hns1934
Tv

And when your boat swings in the breeze or waves, your reception is unaffected...no picture/audio freeze?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-24-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,969
Posted By hns1934
TV on the hook

I'm still looking for a serious answer. Perhaps no one reading this thread knows the ans. I probably should talk to the engineers at a TV station. If and when I learn the answer I'll be happy to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-24-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,969
Posted By hns1934
TV reception on the hook....

My experience is quite different. Perhpas someone can tell me what I'm doing wrong. I have a omni antenna feeding a Hauppauge Digital TV Tuner which feeds into my Dell computer. With the antenna...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-20-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,969
Posted By hns1934
TV reception on the hook

I'm thinking that when the antenna moves TV reception goes to crap. I would think at the dock the reception would be just as bad if there was any movement in the boat antenna. Do we have any...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   10-29-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,468
Posted By hns1934
This is a Pearson 34 and I am most certain that...

This is a Pearson 34 and I am most certain that the mast is perpendicular to the water. The boom is bolted to the mast...not adjustable and of course the topping lift is availbel to adjust the boom....
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   10-28-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,468
Posted By hns1934
What is correct relative position of mast and boom

My questlion is should the boom be perpindicular to the mast when fitted properly with the main sail. On my boat, the sail is such that the boom drops below the horizontal by a noticeable amount...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-29-2008
Replies: 66
Views: 4,860
Posted By hns1934
My problem is two fold. First I'm laboring under...

My problem is two fold. First I'm laboring under the belief (from an article I read long ago) that is not good to combine dissimilar batteries. Second, I use only the starter battery to start the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-27-2008
Replies: 66
Views: 4,860
Posted By hns1934
There is no question that the switch is a make...

There is no question that the switch is a make before break...I have tested it and examined it physically....and there is no field protect device....whatever that is. So what is that would damage an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-27-2008
Replies: 66
Views: 4,860
Posted By hns1934
There is absolutely no question that my switch is...

There is absolutely no question that my switch is a make before break....I have tested it and examined it phyisically and it does not have this field protect device....whatever that is. So I'm still...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-27-2008
Replies: 66
Views: 4,860
Posted By hns1934
Switching battery banks with engine running

This is basically an alternator question. I have the typical battery switch OFF, 1, BOTH, 2. This is a mechanical switch designed to make contact with the BOTH position while still making contact...
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