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Search: Posts Made By: SteveCox
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-19-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 9,320
Posted By SteveCox
Radar hazards

When I was in the Navy this came under the heading of HERP (Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Personnel) and along with HERO (Ordanance) and HERF (Fuel) made for some very complicated and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-01-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,586
Posted By SteveCox
I'm sure some of our more math inclined persons...

I'm sure some of our more math inclined persons will come up with a better answer but at a rough 8.5lb per gallon, 1000lb would mean that a hull has absorbed about 117gal of water. I find that hard...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-31-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By SteveCox
cored tank question

I'm getting ready to build some new tanks (and I know all about epoxy and potable water, that's not the issue here :D ). What I'm wondering about is whether I could use styrofoam as a core material...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-26-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 6,719
Posted By SteveCox
I've been thinking about this issue for a while...

I've been thinking about this issue for a while and was wondering. My wife has a circulatory issue and gets very cold feet (and hands but that's another thread) so warmth and waterproofness are my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-16-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,506
Posted By SteveCox
Sikaflex is not going to help stop it from...

Sikaflex is not going to help stop it from splitting further. Epoxy will work and will be flexible enough but the question is how you treat your teak. Epoxy will break down in direct UV so if you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-15-2008
Replies: 89
Views: 6,578
Posted By SteveCox
I've never done drugs myself so when I was...

I've never done drugs myself so when I was invited to go sailing on a Formosa 51 the idea that someone would deliberately incapacitate themselves while sailing was really foreign to me. We had no...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-14-2008
Replies: 89
Views: 9,249
Posted By SteveCox
Tony Orlando CD????? I had hoped he died out...

Tony Orlando CD????? I had hoped he died out with the demise of 8-tracks!!!!:p :p ;) ;) :D

Sorry, I just couldn't resist. Now back to the eternal argument over anchors. :rolleyes:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-14-2008
Replies: 89
Views: 9,249
Posted By SteveCox
I can't remember where I saw it but somebody did...

I can't remember where I saw it but somebody did a test here in Puget Sound with a variety of anchors and a variety of bottoms. The Bruce did not have all that great an ultimate hold BUT it was one...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-10-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By SteveCox
Fisherman are usually found on schooners I...

Fisherman are usually found on schooners I believe. On a ketch the mizzen staysail is flown from the head of the mizzen mast and the tack at the base of the main mast. The other option is the main...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-06-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 2,507
Posted By SteveCox
It also depends on what you're doing. If I want...

It also depends on what you're doing. If I want to get to the San Juan Islands which are roughly 100 miles from me 5 knts will take 20hrs of sailing while 6 is 16hrs. That is not an insignificant...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-02-2008
Replies: 86
Views: 10,929
Posted By SteveCox
I have seen some diesel day tanks plumbed to the...

I have seen some diesel day tanks plumbed to the return from the engine to the tank. The return line goes from the engine to the tank and when it is full there is a return line to the main fuel tank...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-01-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 3,829
Posted By SteveCox
If I find more info I'll post it whether it puts...

If I find more info I'll post it whether it puts the sailboat or the powerboat in a good light. However, if after dark, you're going fast enough to ride over the stern of a boat, crack its' hull and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 3,829
Posted By SteveCox
Another tragedy

This was in the paper this morning. I am too saddened by the story to leave any comment. :(

Local News | Woman dies in Lake Washington boating wreck | Seattle Times Newspaper...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-25-2008
Replies: 86
Views: 10,929
Posted By SteveCox
Dickinson propane

Lo,
I don't think the fan is for combustion. It is used to blow the warm air downward in order to circulate it better. The combustion works without any electrical power.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 2,610
Posted By SteveCox
I just took a look at a drawing of a 323 and it...

I just took a look at a drawing of a 323 and it seems that all the weight you added might actually be forward of the waterline. Do you have a bowsprit or anchor platform that might push the weight...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 3,560
Posted By SteveCox
As a general rule the lower and further forward...

As a general rule the lower and further forward the location the better. However as SD noted there does not appear to be much room in the forward location. You might take a look at Dickinsons'...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-17-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 12,399
Posted By SteveCox
"I learned that a properly made up, properly...

"I learned that a properly made up, properly glued joint, using modern glues will exceed the strength of the surrounding wood."

Absolutely correct if it is properly made up and properly glued. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-16-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 8,536
Posted By SteveCox
Batten material

If you want to use wood your best material is probably Ash or Sitka Spruce. Those two woods have low weight and excellent bending properties for the application. Although a previous poster...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-16-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 12,399
Posted By SteveCox
Solid wood vs Laminated

A laminated tiller is not "far stronger" than solid wood in and of itself. There are a lot of factors to be considered. One of the main reasons that most tillers are laminated is because of shape. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-04-2008
Replies: 359
Views: 39,594
Posted By SteveCox
Came with the name Pyxis which is a Southern...

Came with the name Pyxis which is a Southern Hemisphere constellation. Not bad but not us either. I came up with the new name as a joke and my wife liked it so well it stuck. SEAN O'Sea which is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-30-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 6,306
Posted By SteveCox
TD, There is no question that there are more...

TD,
There is no question that there are more sloops than anything else in the size he is looking for. The point I was trying to make is that he could be happy with any rig. He will be buying a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-30-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 6,306
Posted By SteveCox
There are people that swear by ketches and others...

There are people that swear by ketches and others who swear at them. If you read people who have sailed both sloops and ketches (Calder and Leonard/Starzinger for example) you find that they were...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-28-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,491
Posted By SteveCox
Glassing wood boats

A couple of points to keep in mind here. Fiberglassing of PLANKED boats is always a bad idea. It's not the breathing I'm worried about, it's that the wood will move and the glass not as much which...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-27-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 2,860
Posted By SteveCox
Mandatory boater education

Here in WA state there is a new requirement for a one-time boater education course and you must carry the card with you out on the water. Oregon and BC already require one and the province and the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-27-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 906
Posted By SteveCox
Take a look at a Seaward 25 by Hake Yachts. ...

Take a look at a Seaward 25 by Hake Yachts. Actually I just looked and now they are making a 26RK. Anyway, I had a friend who had one and he was very pleased. Inboard diesel, tralerable, well...
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