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Search: Posts Made By: white74
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-02-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 2,418
Posted By white74
Re: Let's see your electronics! (for science)

Here's a good start for comparing battery chemistries.
Basic to Advanced Battery Information from Battery University (
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-13-2015
Replies: 102
Views: 6,282
Posted By white74
Re: One Ship Stupid

with rings i like to run lines through and back aboard to my own cleats
meaning never have to worry about tripping hazards on docks
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-06-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,204
Posted By white74
Re: Need info about new sails

i would make sure your clew tack head and reefs are radial patches not just the basic block type
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-22-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 6,233
Posted By white74
Re: Any way to check keel bolts?

I think the question of quality of build is off base
as a previous owner of an early 70's columbia ... they were built like tanks
i still think the OP should refer this question to the columbia...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-20-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,110
Posted By white74
Re: Stinky Foul Weather Gear

hydrogen peroxide is good at cleaning organic matter off synthetics
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-20-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 6,233
Posted By white74
Re: Any way to check keel bolts?

it is possible to remove old j-bolts but you need to cut a tapered hole(bigger on the inside) and set new j-bolts in fresh casting of lead but it is a lot of hassle and mess pouring new lead into a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-20-2014
Replies: 1,380
Views: 487,691
Posted By white74
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Trailerable lazy jacks | The $tingy Sailor (
I used a variation of what stingy built ... have not tried them yet as i need to go...
Forum: Racing 12-12-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 3,642
Posted By white74
Re: Volvo Ocean Race.

Way too many google "experts" on this thread
maybe one of the armchair sailors would care to go and help rimas navigate after they have finished teaching team vestas how to sail
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-12-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,015
Posted By white74
Re: Interior Carpeting

Crane Composites - Beaded (
the bead boards look is very nautical and you could put a thermal liner under neath to get insulation factor
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-02-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By white74
Re: Garmin 541s Broken Coupler/Pins!

depends which pins are missing there are lots of unused pins on the connector
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-02-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By white74
Re: Replacing Two Part Halyards with Spectra

i did mine love them good instruction here
Splicing Amsteel to Sta-Set (
I found the runners tails meant i could use standard clutches rather than the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 7,220
Posted By white74
Re: possible to buy a seaworthy sailboat under $20000 that requires very little fix?

planning to eventually install electric propulsion when time and $$ line up
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 7,220
Posted By white74
Forum: Electronics 09-12-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By white74
Re: Which shoot thru hull depth meter to buy?

almost all transducers are built by airmar
that being said the issues are frequency and wattage
how much detail do you need?
how deep do you need to read?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-28-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,135
Posted By white74
Re: Threadbare Gelcoat

I redid the gel coat on a previous boat used a high gloss additive to the gelcoat and roller with a dry brush to finish mirror gloss finish the biggest issue is to dewax the surface well and sand...
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