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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-21-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,170
Posted By patrickstickler
1979 Westerly Berwick Ketch 32.5' ~5500kg ...

1979 Westerly Berwick Ketch
32.5' ~5500kg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-tGFQy8yJ10o/TnDRN5OpsAI/AAAAAAAAQTI/LPchmBrqTy4/s720/P1090498.JPG
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-21-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,170
Posted By patrickstickler
So... I finally get the replacement gearbox, get...

So... I finally get the replacement gearbox, get it installed and everything tests out fine. Resume my trip, and #&*(@#& two days later, in a very pleasant F5 beam reach, the plastic around the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-21-2011
Replies: 1,256
Views: 153,230
Posted By patrickstickler
I'm inclined to agree with the previous post...

I'm inclined to agree with the previous post about not wanting additional floatsom bashing around the boat in such a situation needlessly (just be aware of a possible dismasting and be ready to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-14-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,170
Posted By patrickstickler
I agree. The wheel pilot is legacy from a...

I agree. The wheel pilot is legacy from a previous boat, where it was the only reasonable option. Given that the wheel drive has now failed three times, I'm definitely going to be looking at a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-14-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,170
Posted By patrickstickler
Well, *there's* your problem... (trashed my wheel pilot)

It seems the Raymarine Mk2 wheel pilot isn't up to the challenge of beating into F8 in the steep confused seas of the Gulf of Riga...
...
Forum: Diesel   08-31-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,563
Posted By patrickstickler
Not sure what kind of whine you heard, but once I...

Not sure what kind of whine you heard, but once I had a whine like noise from my old Volvo and it was a blockage in the raw water cooling passages (of all things).

So if no other source presents...
Forum: News Feeds   08-28-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By patrickstickler
So they're expecting hurricane force winds and...

So they're expecting hurricane force winds and still have their foresail on the furler and their bimini up? Hmmm.... seems they needed to give a bit more thought to preparation (including not being...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-26-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 997
Posted By patrickstickler
Need advice on adding mizzen staysail

I want to add a mizzen staysail to my 33' ketch and am unsure about how best to attach the halyard block to the top of the mizzen mast.

I assumed that a fitting such as the following would be the...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   08-06-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 951
Posted By patrickstickler
So... is anyone considering adding Tapatalk...

So... is anyone considering adding Tapatalk support? It *really* would be nice.

Yes, I know there is now a dedicated app, but having a consistent single app for all forum browsing is much...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-06-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,147
Posted By patrickstickler
Hammocks and stress on standing rigging

I see alot of hammocks strung up on decks, attached to the standing rigging (e.g. forestay and shrouds, etc.) and while it's clear that this works, I've been wondering what kind of stress and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-07-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,479
Posted By patrickstickler
Ferry runs aground in St. Thomas, 6 injured

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-12-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,472
Posted By patrickstickler
Family isn't from Finland. Met a Finnish girl...

Family isn't from Finland. Met a Finnish girl when in England for a few years.


First major trip coming up over midsummer's eve. Getting the last bit of gear sorted out and will be taking her out...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-08-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,529
Posted By patrickstickler
One more question... I have a separate monitor...

One more question... I have a separate monitor for the house bank, so I'd like to use the panel meters to indicate the condition of the starter battery. That would mean connecting the shunt to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-08-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,529
Posted By patrickstickler
OK, I dug around in the box of misc. parts and...

OK, I dug around in the box of misc. parts and bits that came with the boat and found what appears to be the shunt:
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-07-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,529
Posted By patrickstickler
Shunt for panel ammeter?

I am rewiring my main house panel:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-TpuF3DNGf0M/Te2saQ-hZ0I/AAAAAAAAO9Y/by_qS9qGNhI/s1280/panel.jpg

and the load ammeter ("LOAD AMPS") was not hooked up when I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-29-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,472
Posted By patrickstickler
http://www.separett.com/Admin/Moduler/Produkter/Il...

http://www.separett.com/Admin/Moduler/Produkter/Illustrations/500torrdass_MM.jpg

C.f. Privy 500 - Upgrade your outhouse (http://www.separett.eu/default.asp?id=2072&ptid=2052)

Add a fairly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-29-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,472
Posted By patrickstickler
Even a few more things than you mention, as I was...

Even a few more things than you mention, as I was born in Florida (Ft. Lauderdale) ;-)



Merihiisi is berthed in Suvisaaristo, just a stones throw from Westend (if you have a good throwing arm)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-29-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,472
Posted By patrickstickler
s/v Merihiisi is afloat, finally....

This is a fantastically beautiful view:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-R6-FwC045r8/TeHm3GBcYXI/AAAAAAAAO9I/3riPQhO8xCo/s1024/20110528345.jpg

Why? Because there is no longer an enclosure...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-20-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,873
Posted By patrickstickler
I've decided to just polish it well, wax it, and...

I've decided to just polish it well, wax it, and see how it goes. Cheers.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-19-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,873
Posted By patrickstickler
"Special" vs. "normal" primer for prop?

Does one have to use the special, expensive primer specifically marketed for use on bronze props prior to antifouling, or will any generic primer work OK (not necessarily as well, but acceptably...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-15-2011
Replies: 103
Views: 10,217
Posted By patrickstickler
I was going to post about this exact point. I...

I was going to post about this exact point. I have an old car with little intrisic value, but still have full liability coverage. If I plow into another car, the other car's damages (and passengers...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   05-15-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 4,120
Posted By patrickstickler
I toyed with the idea for some time of installing...

I toyed with the idea for some time of installing more specialized, and more compact 12V outlets and plugs, since the cig lighter plugs are so bulky. but the fact of the matter is that most 12V...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-06-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 4,623
Posted By patrickstickler
I had all lines led aft on my last boat, and it...

I had all lines led aft on my last boat, and it was both beneficial and frustrating. Simply too many lines in the cockpit and tried lots of combinations of bags, hooks, etc. to keep things organized,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-29-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,682
Posted By patrickstickler
Just to followup and say that I've decided to go...

Just to followup and say that I've decided to go ahead and replace all the rigging. Budget will be rather tight for a bit, but I'm sure I'll sleep better...

Thanks to everyone for their valuable...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-25-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,682
Posted By patrickstickler
To replace rigging or not (yet)... that is the question...

The standing rigging on my newly aquired old boat is from 2001, so it's getting on in years, and I'm wondering whether it's time yet to replace it or not, as I'm planning on some longer trips this...
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