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Search: Posts Made By: 39512
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-24-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 3,893
Posted By 39512
Over the years I have had many requests to remove...

Over the years I have had many requests to remove baby stays. After checking with mast builders and engineers, certain babystays can be removed. You would need to add pre-bend (mast slightly forward...
Forum: Racing 04-23-2009
Replies: 124
Views: 10,219
Posted By 39512
When I was a kid, I saw a photograph of Nina...

When I was a kid, I saw a photograph of Nina reaching in a big breeze and I knew I wanted to do that someday. I think US Sailing should get a couple of billboards and put up 49er or Laser photos,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-23-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By 39512
I see in a photo that there are 4 portlight...

I see in a photo that there are 4 portlight frames on an Apache so I understand why you would want aluminum. I would guess that they are fairly expensive to fabricate but who knows? I have had metal...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-23-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,488
Posted By 39512
The enviro cops is a term used here to descibe...

The enviro cops is a term used here to descibe any authority associated with environmental issues and in fact the determination was not done by some guy in a marina but the result of a request by the...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 04-23-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 928
Posted By 39512
It sort of looks like a Sam Crocker design.

It sort of looks like a Sam Crocker design.
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-22-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 1,947
Posted By 39512
Charleston, SC.

Charleston, SC.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-22-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By 39512
Chalky sounds like gelcoat. If it is, priming and...

Chalky sounds like gelcoat. If it is, priming and painting will work. What kind of boat and what year was it built?
If it is an unidentifed paint, I would strip it. You might take a paint chip to a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-22-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 4,006
Posted By 39512
Interlux recommends 1. Brightside 2.Perfection...

Interlux recommends 1. Brightside 2.Perfection 3.Toplac for boottops. Depending on the boat, eliminating the boottop can look very nice as well.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-22-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,488
Posted By 39512
We discussed this with the enviro cops last year...

We discussed this with the enviro cops last year and they determined that cured epoxy is not a biohazard.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-21-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,488
Posted By 39512
I care for 3 boats with VC, all well travelled,...

I care for 3 boats with VC, all well travelled, serious racers. We supply the diver with extra fine 3M sanding sponges, about 600 grit, and 3M blue sanding pads. We recoat the bottoms between 3 to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-20-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,262
Posted By 39512
Some of the CCA boats would splice eyes in the...

Some of the CCA boats would splice eyes in the jib sheets then lash to the clew. Some others would seize an eye in the middle of a continuous jib sheet then lash.

Also, when unloading the weather...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-18-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 6,491
Posted By 39512
Why not use Aquabon? It works.

Why not use Aquabon? It works.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-16-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,392
Posted By 39512
Nerf footballs and basketballs to stuff in holes...

Nerf footballs and basketballs to stuff in holes and thru-hulls. You can cut them in half.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-15-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 966
Posted By 39512
A 50mm OD with a 2mm wall thickness would be the...

A 50mm OD with a 2mm wall thickness would be the minimum recommended size and thickness for a 25' boat like a Catalina 25 or Helms 25. 60mm & 70mm OD allow for a safety factor and the wall thickness...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By 39512
I use 3M adhesive remover frequently and I find...

I use 3M adhesive remover frequently and I find it effective if the solvent is left on the adhesive for a time in order to soften it. In this case, the above recommended technique of using a heat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,765
Posted By 39512
If you look closely at erps cutless bearing,...

If you look closely at erps cutless bearing, there is an irrigation 'port' drilled forward of the encased bearing. A cruising boat I maintain had the same config. as dhornesy. The bearing lasted...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-04-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,498
Posted By 39512
Try marking one of the impeller vanes to make...

Try marking one of the impeller vanes to make sure the pump is spinning. The drive shafts on pumps have failed before.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-13-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,082
Posted By 39512
Frank Bethwaites book Performance Sailing has a...

Frank Bethwaites book Performance Sailing has a lot of information regarding the differences in wind at the surface and wind aloft and some of the factors involved.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 966
Posted By 39512
Plus you will probably need the heat gun to...

Plus you will probably need the heat gun to install the new hose.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-10-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,380
Posted By 39512
If the halyard is double braid, I remove about 2"...

If the halyard is double braid, I remove about 2" of core and heat seal the bitter end. I then heat up a knife and melt a slit in the uncored cover and tie on a messenger. I now use this method...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 2,776
Posted By 39512
I think you are better off using the least...

I think you are better off using the least aggressive sandpaper that you can. I'd bet 120 will do the job. Lightly means thoroughly dulling the surface. If you break through the paint, touch up those...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By 39512
It is well past time to check it. Most wire rope...

It is well past time to check it. Most wire rope manufacturers note that the life of rigging assemblies to generally be 8-10 years. Spreader ends are also a problem area.

Wire stretches. If...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-04-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,647
Posted By 39512
The new laws regarding run-off are going to drive...

The new laws regarding run-off are going to drive prices up. The local yards here are installing reclamation systems that are expensive to do right.

I urge sailors to do the right thing and not...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 03-04-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By 39512
You might consider leeboards. Probably easier to...

You might consider leeboards. Probably easier to install and would work as well as a keel shoe. There may be centerboards from other vessels that can be modified.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 03-04-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 3,933
Posted By 39512
The spin staysail is not normally rigged to the...

The spin staysail is not normally rigged to the centerline but to the windward side while the spin is up.
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