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Search: Posts Made By: botanybay
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-08-2011
Replies: 94
Views: 10,411
Posted By botanybay
Well, having now completed my third season with...

Well, having now completed my third season with an in mast system having come from a full batten main with a "strong track" I am on the whole happy with the system.

The boat is an Oyster 55 which...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 11-01-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 7,771
Posted By botanybay
Overswaged fittings

I agree completely. Watching the rest of the rig like a hawk, friends plan is 18 months of cruising and then replace the standing rig before going again and so does not want to replace everything...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 11-01-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 7,771
Posted By botanybay
Failed upper swage on 43 foot Northwind 7 years after built

Gents,

I was going over a friends rig prior to heading down to the Baha last year (boat was built in 2002, this was 2009) and the upper swage on the backstay had two independent cracks seperated...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 3,924
Posted By botanybay
Thanks! Exactly the information I was looking for...

Thanks! Exactly the information I was looking for and confirms what I have found to date. I have a local shop which should be able to do the re-chrome process but if that does not work then off to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-20-2010
Replies: 94
Views: 10,411
Posted By botanybay
Thanks for a great commentary on real world use...

Thanks for a great commentary on real world use in tough conditions.

I had a similar difficult passage back from Catalina in October of this year with about 40 - 45knts and 8 - 12 foot seas with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-17-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 6,035
Posted By botanybay
Ah, much like my "Came With The Boat":) :) ...

Ah, much like my "Came With The Boat":) :)

Thanks
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-17-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 6,035
Posted By botanybay
They definitely look great! What is "by the...

They definitely look great!

What is "by the PO" I assume that was the vendor you used?

Thanks
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-17-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 6,035
Posted By botanybay
Thank you so much for the information! I...

Thank you so much for the information!

I obtained a reference to what is originally on the Winches which I am still trying to work through completely but it is a copper undercoat, a double or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-16-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 6,035
Posted By botanybay
New England Chrome looks promising!

Thank you for the lead on new england chrome, this is the first place I have seen specifically note that they do winch drums for sailboats.

I really hate to tell someone what they should be using...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-16-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 6,035
Posted By botanybay
Great information! In my case the loss of...

Great information!

In my case the loss of plating is on the smooth base of the winch (probably caused by a bad lead angle which the prior owner may have been using) and especially the turn of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-16-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 6,035
Posted By botanybay
So re-chroming can be successful

Do you know what process they used? i.e. hard chrome vs. show chrome? The $150/winch is very reasonable I am trying to determine what it is I should ask for. If you have gotten a couple of years out...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-16-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 6,035
Posted By botanybay
re-chrome winches

Well, I have sent some pictures off to a local industrial chrome shop who is interested in the work. If they like what they see in the pictures I will drop a winch by for them to look at.

This...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-15-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 6,035
Posted By botanybay
Re-Chroming Lewmar Winches

I have been researching re-chroming winches and have gotten to the point of knowing what I don't know :)

There appear to be several kinds of chrome processes, one that is used for bumpers...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-15-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 3,924
Posted By botanybay
Which chrome process

How did the rechrome process work out?

I have about 12 winches which need the same and I am having a hard time trying to determine which chrome process is the right one (hard chrome vs mirror,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-09-2009
Replies: 94
Views: 10,411
Posted By botanybay
Not to argue or continue a religious war.. Like the in boom system, Just a thought...

Having experienced failure of the in boom system to furl due to the clew letting go, remember that getting the main down is not like having slugs in a track... In high wind it is going to be a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-08-2009
Replies: 94
Views: 10,411
Posted By botanybay
New to in mast furling...

Well, I think I will wade into the fray....

As a bit of background I have covered about 24,000 miles offshore over the years on my prior vessel (A Cruising CAL 35) which I put a new Quantum main...
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