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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-31-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 4,444
Posted By jephotog
Re: Why buy new rigging?

In aviation all aspects of maintenance is highly regulated.

Wing bolts, wing spars and landing gear are all subject to scheduled NDT, maybe every 5 years. As things are discovered during routine...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-24-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 3,820
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Do You Pole out your Jib?

yup simple stuff caset

on small boats a whisker pole needs no lines, no lifts or foreguys nothing

I used a bamboo or similar one on my old h28 ketch that fit into the clew, then I sheeted in my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-24-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 3,820
Posted By Loki9
Re: Do You Pole out your Jib?

Casey, you are over thinking this. You pole the jib out when it needs it and conditions allow. If you aren't comfortable going forward to deal with rigging in whatever conditions, then don't. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-29-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 2,061
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: To worry or not to worry… blisters? (photos)

A couple thoughts here:
Barnacles vs blisters:
Given the description and observations from blowing up images of the pock-marked areas, (small cracks near center of the pock-marks, smooth, and tan...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-19-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,348
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Why Hose Between Shaft Log and Packing Gland?

A fixed packing gland is usually accompanied by a shaft with a thrust bearing and a CV joint so the shaft does not move. The rubber hose allows for some movement as the engine moves....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-02-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 5,216
Posted By fallard
Re: Removing Bottom Paint

Here in CT, as in many other areas, you are required to contain sanding dust, usually by vacuum attachment to an electric sander/scraper. The blasters tent the boat and have a drop cloth to catch...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-09-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By capttb
Re: Sea Furl 5/325 vs Shafer 2100

My Schaefer 2100 is only about 12 years old and pretty much flawless except when I bought the boat about 5 years ago the lower bearing drum was frozen. On the early models they neglected to put some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-04-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 2,239
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Mast Inspection Opinions

I wouldn't hesitate to pull it. Contact between aluminum and SS is obviously fertile ground for galvanic corrosion. I'd worry more about that, given the large area of dissimilar metal contact, than...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-16-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,976
Posted By Stumble
Re: Chain Plates


I am no longer affiliated, and couldn't commet.

The real issue in adoption is that builders that are willing to redesign their chainplate attachments frankly are switching to composite...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-15-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,976
Posted By Stumble
Re: Chain Plates

Casey, I can appreciate that. If you are really worried about it, ask for the paperwork proving grade. It isn't that much more expensive.

What I can tell you is that Allied's Chinese plants...
Forum: Engines   12-01-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,105
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Using Diesel To Charge Batteries

This topic always gives me a chuckle especially when I work on so many engines with 10,000+ hours of "light loading".

#1 If you need to charge and have no other means then by all means RUN THE...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-19-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 7,516
Posted By davidpm
Re: Oldest Around, Solo, Non-Stop

There is a lot more to than just being a good sailor. In this case he better be a great electrician also. Fiberglass guy, rigger carpenter too might come in handy.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-11-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 15,735
Posted By bobperry
Re: Rawson 30- A Blue Water Cruiser?

Be careful. If you are too complimentary I will say you are "pissing in my pocket", It's an Australian expression. I too went to HS with another Bob Perry too. Whenever I'd get into...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-23-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Calling Maday on SSB

While the USCG and other agencies may not be monitoring specific frequencies, other ships carry on communications on a variety of frequencies. Casey- next time you are out in a quiet anchorage listen...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-23-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Calling Maday on SSB

Check out DownWind marines cruising guide. Several pages on SSB/HAM nets.

PDF would not attach, so here is the link:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-20-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,616
Posted By T37Chef
Re: Interior Paint- marine grade or not?

In my non-professional opinion based on what others advised me in the passed, I would use a 2 part barrier coat type epoxy paint such as Pettit for the area of the bilge that is always wet. Because...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-20-2014
Replies: 700
Views: 67,330
Posted By MedSailor
Re: I hate boats...

I appreciate your cautionary advice. I feel okay though, with how things are proceeding. The surveyor is accredited in the usual manner and while he is hired by the insurance company, he is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-05-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 967
Posted By rhr1956
Re: How Do You Weld A Mast

Convert Your Sloop to a Double-Headsail Rig | Sail Magazine (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-10-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,940
Posted By Multihullgirl
Re: Why Are Aluminum Mast Painted?

Why are aluminum mast painted?

1.Against corrosion
2.For looks

If you answer to protect from corrosion, then why is the inside of the mast not painted? The interior would get salt spray...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-13-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,772
Posted By TomMaine
Re: How Do You Move a Mast Over the Road

Masts quite a bit longer and heavier are moved around here on full sized PU trucks with heavy racks. Standard building contractor sort mostly, that have a forward cross bar extended over the cab.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-31-2013
Replies: 116
Views: 7,388
Posted By Sal Paradise
Re: We Killed the Pacific Ocean

How the oceans can clean themselves: Boyan Slat at TEDxDelft - YouTube
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