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Search: Posts Made By: billmac26
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 4,812
Posted By billmac26
PVC and Epoxy

Thanks Guys I was hopeing this would work. I have been building gadgets out of PVC for many years, it is kind of a baisic building material for me now, I know it''s characteristics well, but I''ve...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-17-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 4,812
Posted By billmac26
PVC and Epoxy

I have several projects that I would like to incorperate standard PVC pipe into, but I don''t know how compatable it is with epoxy or polyester resin. I could experiment, but that would only tell me...
Forum: Provisioning 02-05-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 2,849
Posted By billmac26
Quickand easy(lazy)

Several reasons why I usually cook in the can. When I started doing this I was usually cooking over a campfire. Leaving it in the can prevents a lot of ash in your meal. There are lots of options for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-05-2003
Replies: 17
Views: 7,218
Posted By billmac26
Recommendations for Depth finder

I always wondered if I could cut and splice the co-ax cable on a transducer. When I mounted mine, I didn''t want to drill holes big enough to pass the plug through, so I did cut it and soldered it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-15-2003
Replies: 21
Views: 1,945
Posted By billmac26
Costs of Sailing merchandise

Another factor to throw into the equation is the exposure your hardware will receive. If you sail the sea, then you probably need the best stainless steel, but us pond sailors can often use standard...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-15-2003
Replies: 17
Views: 1,976
Posted By billmac26
Good Portable GPS

It is only a matter of time before the software is better than paper, it just hadn''t happened yet (in the Rocky Mtn area) when I retired and quit using it regularly.

One suggestion for those new...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-15-2003
Replies: 13
Views: 2,055
Posted By billmac26
What''''s wrong with the MOB Poll?

Last year was my first season with my boat, and I''ll do some things differently this year. The boat came with a lifesling aboard, but I took it out because I figured if it was just tossed in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-14-2003
Replies: 17
Views: 1,976
Posted By billmac26
Good Portable GPS

Winddancer Is what you are saying then is buy a simple machine that tells you where you are and then plot yourself on a paper chart? I was using GPS regularly for terrestrial stuff and that was my...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-14-2003
Replies: 13
Views: 2,055
Posted By billmac26
What''''s wrong with the MOB Poll?

I''m kind of new to this game but, I don''t understand why it takes so long and is such an elaborate proceedure to go back. Last summer I dropped a floating winch handle overboard. I was by myself on...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-14-2003
Replies: 17
Views: 6,363
Posted By billmac26
dousing a hanked jib

I tried this Quick braile idea last year and it just seemed to create too much friction to work for me. Maybe it would work better on a smaller sail, or maybe some tinkering would make it work, but I...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-03-2002
Replies: 17
Views: 6,363
Posted By billmac26
dousing a hanked jib

I sail by myself a lot. Last year I used a downhaul and was happy with it, but I have this idea that the downhaul and the halyard could be spliced into a continuous loop. When the downhaul goes up...
Forum: Provisioning 10-21-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 2,849
Posted By billmac26
Quickand easy(lazy)

Something you never see mentioned as on the go food is the factory canned meals available. I guess it started with the C-rations we ate in Viet Nam. In the intervening years of hunting, fishing and...
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