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Search: Posts Made By: Crapaud
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-06-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By Crapaud
My wife and I have been 4 times in the last 7...

My wife and I have been 4 times in the last 7 years to the BVIs -- once with Captain and Cook and the other times bare boat. We learned a lot from our crewed trip - best snorkel spots, where to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-06-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 981
Posted By Crapaud
Backstay: One good, two great?

I am replacing the mast and rigging on a Pearson 26. With everything now coming together, my rigger asked me if I want to copy the old design of the Split Backstay or rig a Double Backstay?

The...
Forum: Diesel 11-11-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 9,780
Posted By Crapaud
Just a side note about the lubricity of modern...

Just a side note about the lubricity of modern diesel fuel: my old boss would put transmission fluid in his fuel tank to increase the life of this injector & fuel pumps on his diesel truck and...
Forum: Diesel 11-09-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 9,780
Posted By Crapaud
If you filled the remaining tank with diesel,...

If you filled the remaining tank with diesel, that would give you ~2% gasoline content. Truckers will run than that when temps get below 25F to keep the fuel from gelling. At that diluted amount,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-08-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 17,127
Posted By Crapaud
Thanks for all the help and ideas. I'm not in...

Thanks for all the help and ideas. I'm not in the habit of documenting these projects, but I will try to do as well as Rik's project. The new extreme commercial ice chest in my size range are about...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-08-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 17,127
Posted By Crapaud
Build a Custom Ice Chest?

I would like to replace my companionway step with a wood/fiberglass ice chest which would fit the odd shapes space. Does anyone have any experience building and insulating a custom ice chest or box?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-04-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 667
Posted By Crapaud
I am doing the same to my Pearson 26 -- this...

I am doing the same to my Pearson 26 -- this weekend in fact. Since it has a headliner, I was instructed to use a hole saw big enough to get a large washer and socket through and I found some...
Forum: Pearson 11-03-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,197
Posted By Crapaud
I spent the better part of a Sat afternoon...

I spent the better part of a Sat afternoon measuring the fittings' positions for the rigger to rig our new mast - previous owner neglected the chain plates resulted in the stick snapping. This is a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-03-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 8,460
Posted By Crapaud
I hate to jump in to ask another question, but...

I hate to jump in to ask another question, but would there be an issue in using both plywood and glass?

Using just plywood - would you have an problem effectively "tying" the new core to the...
Forum: Chartering 10-26-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,689
Posted By Crapaud
It has been a few years back when we bought a FM...

It has been a few years back when we bought a FM transmitter - I think it was the Best Buy store brand. We didn't have any luck with it - the MP3 player and the stereo volume were both turner all...
Forum: Chartering 10-21-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,689
Posted By Crapaud
Cruising Tunes

My wife and I are headed to the BVIs for our 3rd bare-boat trip next month. We have 4 or 5 CDs that we always take with a variety of music, but she gets tired of the same old boat music after a few...
Forum: Racing 10-01-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 4,443
Posted By Crapaud
Hum vs. Speed?

If the turbulence occurs at the trailing edge, it should not cause vibration or hum - unless the turbulence wash from the keel is effecting the rudder. I would think at the higher speeds, the fluid...
Forum: Racing 09-30-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 4,443
Posted By Crapaud
Interesting. . . I am guessing the foil #...

Interesting. . .

I am guessing the foil # has a meaning - do you know what the numerical code for the foil is?

Many moons ago, I was part of a research design team that looked at resonating...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-29-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,186
Posted By Crapaud
I inherited a Pearson 26 that was dis-masted...

I inherited a Pearson 26 that was dis-masted after the starboard chain plate cracked and yielded. It broke right at the spreaders. The previous owner looked for a matching piece of extrusion for a...
Forum: Racing 09-29-2009
Replies: 36
Views: 4,443
Posted By Crapaud
In my experience, the hum is a function of speed...

In my experience, the hum is a function of speed and exciting the natural frequency of the rudder, keel or combination of the two. My "Fiz-ix" knowledge dealing with fluid flow is rusty at best, but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-24-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 956
Posted By Crapaud
Good luck - I finally lost enough weight to...

Good luck - I finally lost enough weight to squeeze in to get below the cockpit - actually I lost a few more from the baking delivered by the Texas sun. Your photos remind me of where I started -...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-24-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 8,780
Posted By Crapaud
The Complete Rigger's Apprentice by Brion Toss...

The Complete Rigger's Apprentice by Brion Toss explains a lot of these splicing techniques. Checked it out of the library to learn how to do double braid eye splice - but used some You Tube videos...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 09-24-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 4,567
Posted By Crapaud
While sleeping, our fans drown out the neighbor's...

While sleeping, our fans drown out the neighbor's gen set so it is not a problem. However, watching the sun come up with a cupa in the cockpit - the gentle hum pounds on the nerves.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-24-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 956
Posted By Crapaud
I have to ask, because I am refitting a Pearson...

I have to ask, because I am refitting a Pearson 26 that had a small stint of neglect before I inherited her -- did you plan to strip it down that far or was it a case of "that need to go too"?
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-06-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,288
Posted By Crapaud
I know this is an old thread, but I struggle with...

I know this is an old thread, but I struggle with Polysulfides attach plastics part. I am changing out some deck fittings that came new from the factory with urethane base plates. Will a...
Forum: Pearson 08-26-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 922
Posted By Crapaud
Mounting a Bimini on a 26' OD

Has anyone mounted a Bimini on a Pearson 26 OD? I am replacing the mast with a slightly longer stick and am able to raise the boom about 6 to 8" - to the limit of the back stay.

I have seen a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-26-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 4,317
Posted By Crapaud
I have a friend who Rhino lined his Aluminum flat...

I have a friend who Rhino lined his Aluminum flat (South Louisiana) that he used to fish in the Atchafalaya Basin. It added more weight that he wanted and when he went out on a normal summer's day -...
Forum: Chartering 08-23-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 4,090
Posted By Crapaud
In Nov, we are going on our 4th trip to the BVIs...

In Nov, we are going on our 4th trip to the BVIs in 6 years - we enjoy it. The charter companies are all first class - we have chartered with Moorings and BVI Yachts and both got high marks for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-23-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,822
Posted By Crapaud
Thanks for the recommendations. I have a few...

Thanks for the recommendations. I have a few knot handbooks, but am disappointed with their details - especially the whipping and splicing of double braid and other non-three strand ropes.

My...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-23-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,822
Posted By Crapaud
Attached is a link that I found that has three...

Attached is a link that I found that has three different methods to make an eye splice with a double braid rope. I tried the Sampson instructions and became overwhelmed with the [pull the core thru...
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