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Forum: Atomic 4   05-05-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 4,512
Posted By zibadun
Re: Atomic 4 Complete Owners and Service Manual

Thanks for sharing. This compliments Moyer's service/overhaul manual very nicely!

Here is another good A4 resource (captain Ron) Atomic Four (http://webspace.webring.com/people/wc/cptinrn/)
Forum: Electronics   05-03-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 3,246
Posted By zibadun
Re: Strange behavior from DataMarine Wind Instrument

wasn't sure where to post this, but if somebody has a broken or missing wind vane on the datamarine wind machine instrument here is a cheap way to fix it.

Find Davis Vantage Pro2 replacement vane...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-10-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 5,179
Posted By zibadun
From what I've read it is possible to over do it...

From what I've read it is possible to over do it with zincs. There has to be the correct amount of sacrificial anode to neutralize electrolysis. Too much will create current where it didn't exist...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-31-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,429
Posted By zibadun
I had the original 30+ year old sails when I got...

I had the original 30+ year old sails when I got the boat and they still worked fine in right conditions. The helicopter sound could not be fixed without distorting the sail beyond recognition. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-31-2011
Replies: 60
Views: 17,626
Posted By zibadun
zz4gta made a few from Dynema for my boat and...

zz4gta made a few from Dynema for my boat and they work great. The original strength probably goes down quite a bit compared to SS after a couple of years of use and exposure to UV. I'm guessing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-31-2011
Replies: 57
Views: 6,099
Posted By zibadun
the cruisers won't change the hank on sails...

the cruisers won't change the hank on sails either, me included :). In the last year I sailed either over or under canvassed 90% the time. changing sails just doesn't seem like a fun thing to do,...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-27-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 4,386
Posted By zibadun
when working on the hanks wrap one arm around the...

when working on the hanks wrap one arm around the forestay - that should let you use both hands and not break the "one hand for the boat" rule.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-25-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By zibadun
Congrats! I've only gone single handed a few...

Congrats! I've only gone single handed a few times and I can understand your excitement . On some boats when you balance the sails perfectly you can leave the tiller and go sit on the rail for a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-21-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 8,571
Posted By zibadun
all understood about the job cost. I have...

all understood about the job cost. I have pointed the rigger to this thread and he can reply, if he likes.

Thanks guys so much for your help, especially for tips on how to DIY.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-21-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 8,571
Posted By zibadun
zz, it's in Shady Side. Just called to cancel...

zz, it's in Shady Side. Just called to cancel my order but it was all done 90ft 3/8 Samson XLE with a new shackle. (hmm not even 7/16). Got a bit of a lecture for ordering a small job and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-18-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 8,571
Posted By zibadun
Hey Caleb, yes I just did not realize that DIY...

Hey Caleb, yes I just did not realize that DIY is that much more appealing. ;) I already got more than half of the rigging from cajun ropes and I did take a splicing class two winters ago. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-18-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 8,571
Posted By zibadun
not hiding anything :). The old halyard is in...

not hiding anything :). The old halyard is in place and the boat is at the dock, not far from the rigger guy, who is no doubt very experienced.

If you are saying that replacing a main halyard,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-18-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 8,571
Posted By zibadun
running rigging replacement cost for a 30ft

I had an idea to hire out running rigging replacement on a 30ft sloop, with nothing fancy, just a double braid polyester. The estimate turned out to be 1700-2000+. So I told the rigger to replace...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-10-2011
Replies: 140
Views: 29,534
Posted By zibadun
I don't know if Standard Horizon has a sense of...

I don't know if Standard Horizon has a sense of humor or what, but their ch. 69 is marked as "Pleasure". Not sure if 13 is any better or it's only for harbors (the tugs/large vessels limited by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-08-2011
Replies: 140
Views: 29,534
Posted By zibadun
I was reading here (the Pink lady collision...

I was reading here (the Pink lady collision report) : http://www.atsb.gov.au/media/1539485/mo-2009-008.pdf

around page 23 they talk about possible issues with class B AIS

although it does seem...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-08-2011
Replies: 140
Views: 29,534
Posted By zibadun
I'm curious what is a typical exchange when...

I'm curious what is a typical exchange when meeting ships at sea. Do you contact only the ones that are flagged as danger targets or is it typical to call any ship within sight?

I've read the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-05-2011
Replies: 140
Views: 29,534
Posted By zibadun
where were you last winter? :) . well I tend to...

where were you last winter? :) . well I tend to keep the chart plotter and radio on anyway so might as well have AIS targets show up. The added bonus is that I can easily call any of the AIS ships...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-04-2011
Replies: 140
Views: 29,534
Posted By zibadun
hmm a bummer. sorry for giving a bad lead. they...

hmm a bummer. sorry for giving a bad lead. they must have switched the vendor. but it sounds like you've figured out the problem

i'm not anywhere close to crossing the gulf stream but I find that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-26-2011
Replies: 140
Views: 29,534
Posted By zibadun
for example item # 140310582386 . it does not...

for example item # 140310582386 . it does not say in the description about ftdi, but that's the one. i bought two from this seller.

it's so cheap that you might want to give a try. there...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2011
Replies: 140
Views: 29,534
Posted By zibadun
The ones with FTDI chip is the way to go because...

The ones with FTDI chip is the way to go because Win7 has good drivers. Different kinds usually end up crashing. FTDI are also on ebay for about $5 incl. shipping
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-21-2011
Replies: 140
Views: 29,534
Posted By zibadun
I don't recall 441s supporting the SeaTalk...

I don't recall 441s supporting the SeaTalk protocol. do you need something like E85001 converter?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-08-2011
Replies: 140
Views: 29,534
Posted By zibadun
The RAM mic looks cool. That made me thinking, ...

The RAM mic looks cool. That made me thinking, I can't contact any of the AIS ships easily without leaving the cockpit which is the last thing I want to do when the collision alarm sounds. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-07-2011
Replies: 140
Views: 29,534
Posted By zibadun
I wish 441s screen was bigger and touch capable....

I wish 441s screen was bigger and touch capable. :) garmin may have an answer to that (the 720) at $1500. It is not on my list at this point

I used just one twisted pair for nmea in/out (blue and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-05-2011
Replies: 140
Views: 29,534
Posted By zibadun
Installed GX2150 today and connected to the 441s...

Installed GX2150 today and connected to the 441s chartplotter. It's very easy - just two wires for the nmea in/out ("common" is the ship's ground) and set both sides to 38k. Works like a charm.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-16-2011
Replies: 140
Views: 29,534
Posted By zibadun
They are cool sites but I believe they depend on...

They are cool sites but I believe they depend on volunteers to provide AIS feeds from local areas. I'd be hesitant to use for navigation :).

I've read somewhere about a company with a network...
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