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Search: Posts Made By: TomKeffer
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-08-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,263
Posted By TomKeffer
Re: Navionics Chart Question

I have a classic C-80, a much older model than yours, and it's in there.

Take a look in the menu, under Cartographic options. Make sure "Light Sectors" is selected.

-tk
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-13-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,081
Posted By TomKeffer
Re: Docking in current

I keep my boat in the Columbia River, so I have to deal with this every day.

In any kind of current, it's just about possible to back into an "uphill" slip without some chance of getting pinned....
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 11-22-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 6,065
Posted By TomKeffer
Navtec offers an excellent (albeit very...

Navtec offers an excellent (albeit very conservative) guide to inspecting rigging (http://www.americanriggingsupply.com/index_files/NavtecRiggingService%20Guidlines.pdf), including guides to the life...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-22-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,600
Posted By TomKeffer
You're on the right track. It's easier to...

You're on the right track.

It's easier to get a smooth surface if you pile the epoxy on a little proud, then sand down so it's slightly (very slightly) concave. Masking the surrounding area helps...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-20-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,600
Posted By TomKeffer
If the epoxy was properly mixed (correct hardener...

If the epoxy was properly mixed (correct hardener ratio) and cured, and if you're careful to remove the amine blush (soap and water followed by 100 grit sandpaper), gelcoat will stick just fine to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-20-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,600
Posted By TomKeffer
Another approach is one suggested by the West...

Another approach is one suggested by the West Systems Epoxy manual: saturate a squishy ear plug with epoxy and then push it into the hole. After the epoxy kicks, cut it flush with a razor or diagonal...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-01-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 3,614
Posted By TomKeffer
A quick and easy way to silence squeaking dock...

A quick and easy way to silence squeaking dock lines that works on some boats is to lead the lines across the boat and use the cleat on the other side. This will reduce the angle at the chock. Also...
Forum: Sabre 07-12-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 6,676
Posted By TomKeffer
One would think that a problem with the sails...

One would think that a problem with the sails would show up equally on both tacks, but you never know. It's a lot of work, but you could try switching sails.

You didn't say in your note, but if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-09-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 5,153
Posted By TomKeffer
What kind of prop do you have? Some are much...

What kind of prop do you have? Some are much better in reverse than others.

I had a bowthruster on my old boat and while it helped in tight situations, it does come at a cost. What I disliked the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-08-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 4,262
Posted By TomKeffer
For marking chain, I weave about 8" of 1/4"...

For marking chain, I weave about 8" of 1/4" polypropylene rope through the links. It goes through the wildcat smoothly and is easy to see in dim light.

-tk
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-15-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,191
Posted By TomKeffer
According to the manual that came with my SR162,...

According to the manual that came with my SR162, both have the ability to merge a 4800b stream with the AIS data, putting out 38.4kb. The only difference between the two is that the SR162 has a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-15-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 1,690
Posted By TomKeffer
Another easy solution is to attach a small (18")...

Another easy solution is to attach a small (18") drogue to your anchor chain, just below the waterline. It won't stop the horsing, but it will dramatically reduce its amplitude. See the Complete Book...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-24-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,942
Posted By TomKeffer
Great site! It's obvious you've put a lot of work...

Great site! It's obvious you've put a lot of work into it, not to mention the boat!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-24-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By TomKeffer
Try a Canon BJC-85

I've used a Canon BJC-85 for about 5 years now. It's a very compact (about 12x6x2 inches) bubble jet printer. Quality is "decent" --- certainly not in the same league as a full-sized bubble jet...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-12-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By TomKeffer
Bill, Using a PC, check that the LORAN is...

Bill,

Using a PC, check that the LORAN is sending out a sentence containing lat/lon information. Most likely for this era, it will be a sentence starting with "$LCGLL". If so, the LORAN is working...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-04-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 4,492
Posted By TomKeffer
Bill Trayfors posted a very interesting article...

Bill Trayfors posted a very interesting article on the SSCA bulletin board about cheaper Ham alternatives, although most of these will not have DSC capability and automatic tuning. Nor, of course,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,294
Posted By TomKeffer
Use a snorkel

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s222/tomkeffer/Sailing/Snorkel-1.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-15-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 2,410
Posted By TomKeffer
Check out John Neal's website

I've always liked the watch orders used by John Neal and posted on his FAQ. We've used them to good effect on our boat. See http://www.mahina.com/faq.html near the bottom of the page.

-tk
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