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Search: Posts Made By: TakeFive
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast 2 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 993
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Delaware Bay May 2015

Are you going to be in the water in time for this? I've got at least three large powerboats blocking me in, and virtually NO ACTIVITY going on to get them ready. This week was the window for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,135
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Splash 2015

What a frustrating spring! On the Delaware River there's basically a daytime window for splashing one week out of every two. This week was the window, and I didn't see a single boat splash at our...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,478
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Spreader halyards for burgees or radar reflector?

Thanks for the clarification. By continuous loop, I was referring to a knot to make the loop, not any fancy splice of the 1/8" polyester braid. I prefer not to ever undo the loop, because Murphy...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 2 Days Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 2,801
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Serious attack on cruisers in Haiti - Injuries

I lack the experience to give you a knowledgeable answer.

I possess the common sense to suggest that when visiting a foreign country or passing through their waters, you obey their laws whether or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,478
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Spreader halyards for burgees or radar reflector?

Could you elaborate? With a halyard that is set up as a continuous loop, I am not clear on how you would tie a pair of bowlines in the middle of that loop to attach the flag, then undo it to remove...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,478
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Spreader halyards for burgees or radar reflector?

I have one of these exact same pulleys in my backyard on a zip line to restrain my dog. It's lasted almost a year with no problems. My boat is in fresh water, so I expect corrosion to be no worse...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,478
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Spreader halyards for burgees or radar reflector?

I've used electrical tape, rigging tape, and duct tape for similar (not identical) applications and never had the problems you describe. I've gotten 2-3 seasons out of duct tape with no corrosion....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,478
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Spreader halyards for burgees or radar reflector?

I bought two cheap clothesline pulleys from Home Depot and lashed them with 1/8" polyester line from West Marine. Someone suggest zip ties, which would have probably worked, but I thought a few...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 1,346
Views: 475,166
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I really hope your paint sticks. It's really hard to get anything to adhere to polyethylene. Add the temperature cycling, and it will be even more challenging. But maybe that will be the next guy's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,715
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Need Advice on Adding Portlight

That was not my best post -- not proud of it -- but I have other good ones in different places. This thread is bringing out the worst in me, so I'm done.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,715
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Need Advice on Adding Portlight

If you don't like the advice, ignore it. It's worth what you paid for it.

Your back-talk is gonna get you a reputation around here. People may not want to offer their help in the future. I know...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 157
Views: 10,468
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Florida is at it again

1:11:25: Hired gun Kelly Mallette: "I represent City of FtL and Concerned Waterfront Homeowners Assn." "Not someone who is staying for a few days...but there for an entire season....not just safety...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,333
Posted By TakeFive
Re: My New MOB Procedure

Let me clarify why I'm concerned about throwing your handheld in the water. If you need to communicate with an approaching rescue vessel, you may need that handheld at the helm with you. You may not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,715
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Need Advice on Adding Portlight

I have heard of people gouging or drilling out a small amount of rot around screw holes, then potting them with epoxy and re-drilling. It works only if you've caught it fast enough to be able to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 157
Views: 10,468
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Florida is at it again

I watched the Senate and House committee videos several days ago. I'm not going to go back and re-watch them, but here's my recollection and speculation:

IIRC the House bill originally did not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,333
Posted By TakeFive
Re: My New MOB Procedure

That chapter references position reports and requests. Elsewhere in the manual it mentions that the antenna should be pointed up when transmitting. I'm no expert at this (there are some experts here...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,333
Posted By TakeFive
Re: My New MOB Procedure

Have you tested this? The concern that I raised is that the antenna would be horizontal and possibly slightly submerged. Not sure if the VHF frequencies would carry under those conditions. But if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,715
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Need Advice on Adding Portlight

Bedding Deck Hardware by Don Casey - BoatTECH - BoatUS (http://www.boatus.com/boattech/casey/bedding-deck-hardware.asp)

Sealing Deck Penetrations to Prevent Core Rot Photo Gallery by Compass...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,715
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Need Advice on Adding Portlight

Potting holes with epoxy is common best practice. Might want to consider some of the good advice you're getting before blowing it off.

Also pick up one of Don Casey's books.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,333
Posted By TakeFive
Re: My New MOB Procedure

If it floats "flat" the antenna might be slightly underwater and not transmit. But that's something that you could test with a MOB drill. Do it in calm water or you might lose your radio.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 6 Days Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 4,169
Posted By TakeFive
Re: Crew Needed: Chsapeake Bay to Panama

He asked for advice, but in retrospect it appears that he merely wanted affirmation.

There are two dimensions to this. First is his own safety. If he chooses to jeopardize his own safety by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By TakeFive
Re: What to use as a mast wiring fitting?

Continuing my hurried post from earlier today, click here (http://store.hamiltonmarine.com/browse.cfm/deck-connectors/2,957.html) for a website that shows a variety of deck connectors. The one I have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By TakeFive
Re: What to use as a mast wiring fitting?

They make flush-mounted multi-wire (2, 4, 6 pin) connectors that are specifically designed for this application. I'd suggest one of those instead of kludging something together. I like the black...
Forum: Living Aboard 1 Week Ago
Replies: 374
Views: 22,369
Posted By TakeFive
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

Most people's homes are not on the waterfront. For them, a boat is their version of waterfront property, often at lower cost. Just like a small cottage, some people want a dishwasher, some (most, in...
Forum: Living Aboard 1 Week Ago
Replies: 374
Views: 22,369
Posted By TakeFive
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

Regardless of what anyone thinks of dishwashers, it is undeniable that this boat is not intended for "the average liveaboard cruiser." So I think the video is irrelevant to this topic.
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