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Search: Posts Made By: Dave_E
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 585
Posted By Delta-T
Volvo in Newport

What an assume weekend at the Volvo village at Fort Adams in Newport RI. Thank god the weather person could not have been any more wrong with the predictions. Both Saturday and Sunday the boats came...
Forum: Electronics 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By eherlihy
Re: NMEA 2000 questions

I believe that you are referring to the need for two TERMINATORS. Terminators are 120 ohm resistors that go on either end of the NMEA bus. Otherwise, you will likely see poor signal quality on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-07-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By eherlihy
Re: Hull Ding Repair


If I can do it, you can do it.

Get some gelcoat with wax in a color close to that of your boat. Jamestown Distributors sells it. My O'day 35 is close to "cream."

Get some tint and...
Forum: Electronics 03-27-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Which SAT phones are good/best?

Well, Dave, if you get a Fisher-Price satphone, everyone around you will be re-assured and calm down when they see you using it, and there are no pesky subscription airtime fees to worry about. (G)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-22-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By RichH
Re: Hot water plumbing - the hose

Most 'polymer' water lines have a maximum limit of 170°-180°F, at which temperature the 'polymer' begins to soften. This includes PE, UHMWPE, etc.

PEX and CPVC can be used to a max. of ~200°F ...
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos 02-25-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 887
Posted By kwaltersmi
Re: Our first good video

Dave - Between the iPhone, GoPro and Mac you've got all you need to make quality scrap book/sharing vids. Do you have the native iMovie app loaded on the Mac or iPhone? It's a bit wonky and takes...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-22-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By misfits
Re: Solar panels on a radar pole?

This may help with some ideas also.
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-22-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Solar panels on a radar pole?

As long as you don't go too big it works great... This is a 50W panel I did a while ago...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-19-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By miatapaul
Re: fasteners in inaccessible hollow structure

Well figure that they say to use at least 6000 # test webbing, so it should be a strong fitting with a backing plate. I think you would end up with leaking if there is not sufficient backing plate...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-19-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By aa3jy
Re: House bank

Having previously owned an Allmand 31 I recall putting (2)Groups of Group 27's ...two each for a total (4) batteries under that rear quarter berth. A tight squeeze but they all fitted.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-14-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: No Main Fuse

Battery Bank Fusing Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at (
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-14-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By eherlihy
Re: No Main Fuse

MRBF - Quick and done!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-17-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By shoaldraft
Re: Lowrance 3G Radar

I went ahead with the B&G 4G / Zeus 2 last spring and can only rave as to how OUTSTANDING it is. This technology uses very little power, in fact it uses less power (20W) while in active transmit mode...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-13-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 4,853
Posted By newhaul
Re: Silly Anchoring Question

Dave in eagle harbor for a week last summer the anchor never flinched and the winter before in poulsbo with some really bad winds and tidal same thing for me with a fortress and 27 ft of chain and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-13-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By norahs arc
Re: solar installation schematics

"Boat owner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual" by Nigel Calder.
This book has the info you are looking for and much more.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-31-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 2,557
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Radar Talk

For bays and flat water sailing a pole or backstay mount is fine. For a mix of open ocean sailing & bay I much prefer mast mount. UNFORTUNATELY our boat came with a stern pole.:mad: I would much...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-10-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By Alex W
Re: Knotmeter Calibration

Nice find Dave, that looks like a useful product for a couple of sailing buddies to share to calibrate their electronic knot meters.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-10-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Knotmeter Calibration

You could throw a measured line over the side with a chunk of wood on it. Time it until it stops running out. Retrive it . Do it again. Average it. Sit down with a pencil and paper, calculate speed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-06-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 3,274
Posted By Alex W
Re: Spinnaker guys and sheets

I was also surprised to see Dave's boat being rigged with sheets and guys, but it is also a 31' boat that weighs as much as most 35' boats (it is 11,000lbs) and 50% more than an average 30' boat (at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 3,274
Posted By Classic30
Re: Spinnaker guys and sheets

Personal preference perhaps, but I like to use a line with a bit of stretch so I don't break anything (like the pole) when the spinnaker snap-fills after my absent-minded crew allows it to partially...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 3,274
Posted By jackdale
Re: Spinnaker guys and sheets

The guys are necessary on a dip-pole gybe. They are not needed on an end for end gybe, but I have seen them used there as well.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 3,274
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Spinnaker guys and sheets

The lead for a guy typically needs be amidships at the widest point of the beam to maximize the angle between the line of the guy and the center-line of the pole when the yacht is close reaching to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By Alex W
Re: Got The Big Bird To Fly

Congrats Dave! I love using the spinnaker, it's a very useful sail in the light air that we have around here. I just sailed from Port Townsend to Shilshole today with the spinnaker up about 80% of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-21-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,153
Posted By IStream
Re: New Head... salt water rinse?

I've got freshwater-plumbed Vacuflush systems on the current boat, which work great. However, on my previous boat we had a standard Jabsco pump head plumbed to salt water. Odors weren't really a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-08-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,880
Posted By Fstbttms
Re: Best place in California to sail and live on your boat?

Both bases have been converted to civilian use. Treasure Island still has it's marina and is a small boat sailing center. NAS Alameda is now home to tech companies, distilleries, craft breweries and...
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