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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-29-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 15,177
Posted By cfreeman
Smile This thread has been pretty well beat to death,...

This thread has been pretty well beat to death, but I'll add one more tidbit, which is how to finish off the coil once made. The right answer is "it depends on what you are doing with it next".

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-08-2008
Replies: 90
Views: 10,952
Posted By cfreeman
Boy, you sure put a lot of thought and work into...

Boy, you sure put a lot of thought and work into this. Nice drawings, I wish I knew how to make those.

I have just two (one too late) comments for you...

1) Regarding #3 & 4 of your "lessons...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-24-2008
Replies: 50
Views: 8,442
Posted By cfreeman
A lot of alu mast extrusions have a channel on...

A lot of alu mast extrusions have a channel on the inside of the mast fore and aft. Square bits of PVC can be glued to the PVC conduit and slid up these extrusions like an interior mast track. That...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,363
Posted By cfreeman
My boat (1988 Tayana 37) was built with copper...

My boat (1988 Tayana 37) was built with copper plumbing for the propane. It's in fine shape; it is run where it doesn't sit in salt water, and the integrity is good. When I changed the cabin heater...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-22-2006
Replies: 35
Views: 12,172
Posted By cfreeman
I've had Staloks up for about six years now with...

I've had Staloks up for about six years now with no problems, and they lived through the eye of Ivan, so I'm sold.

IMHO the idea of a parallel antenna on standoffs is a very bad idea; presuming...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-22-2006
Replies: 3,429
Views: 923,265
Posted By cfreeman
Penobscot Bay Maine

Penobscot Bay Maine
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-31-2001
Replies: 13
Views: 15,150
Posted By cfreeman
Bluewater boat comparison

My wife and I are looking at bluewater cruisers. We''ve seen Hans Christians (38 and 43 cutters and ketches), Baba 40, Tayana 37. However, we''ve never had a chance to sail anything as heavy or...
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