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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-04-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,473
Posted By jimmyb514
Re: A GOOD multimeter (that won't break the bank)

I use a Fluke at work. About $100. Fallen a few times, still working. I'll get the model # tomorrow, and list the features.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-02-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,169
Posted By jimmyb514
Re: Red Deck Light

Back in the day, just after the Vikings, the aircraft carriers I was on would use red flood lights for the flight deck and we were only allowed to used blue lensed flashlights. We also used single...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-19-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 6,088
Posted By jimmyb514
Re: When Do You Reef?

As a young man I would reef quite often, not so much anymore. :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-15-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Posted By jimmyb514
Re: Best Book/Videos for Celestial Nav

Thanks ScottUK, all kinds of information at their site
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-04-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 5,003
Posted By jimmyb514
Re: What did you learn to sail on?

I learned as a young boy on a Sharpie with my Grandfather in and around the Southold/Greenport area. First thing I learned was how to work the bilge pump. :) I'll never forget the feeling of having...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2013
Replies: 308
Views: 37,154
Posted By jimmyb514
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Steve,
I'm terribly sorry to hear of your problems, whatever they entail. I know this might seem like bs, as I don't know you, nor you, me, but it's not. I've read your stuff here, and you seem...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-05-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,395
Posted By jimmyb514
Re: Ablative anti-fouling for freshwater

I'm sorry, I can't answer your question. I'm in the same boat (pun intended) :) down here on Candlewood Lake in Ct., but I am interested in the responses you get. Good luck....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-01-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,490
Posted By jimmyb514
Re: USS Enterprise CVN-65 decoms today

I made a West-Pac on the Kitty Hawk '77/'78. Enterprise was our relief. Talk about 2 BIG ships passing in the night. Wow, 35 years ago. I am old....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-20-2012
Replies: 180
Views: 11,423
Posted By jimmyb514
Re: Stop freakin' waving at me!

When I first stepped aboard my Grandfather's Sharpie 50 years ago, I was taught it was a friendly gesture to give a wave to those who passed by, and to wave like a mad fool at those about to run into...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-06-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 2,186
Posted By jimmyb514
Re: Best leaking engine quote ever...

Was he an American Airlines mechanic? If so, I used to work with him. He ran circles around us "young whipper snappers'...
Forum: Cal   04-27-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,470
Posted By jimmyb514
Re: Looking to buy C21-many keel questions

Here's that page. Credit Rod & Gordon Johnson/ NODROG. I had the chance to buy his boat, but passed it up as I didn't have a trailer. With the knowlage I now posess, I should have built a trailer...
Forum: Cal   04-21-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,470
Posted By jimmyb514
Re: Looking to buy C21-many keel questions

The keel plug is as the name implies. It is a piece of wood (mine has a metal foot at forward end that rests against back edge of the lowered keel) that fills the slot in the center of the cockpit...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-05-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 10,913
Posted By jimmyb514
One more thing

I can't see in the pictures but you might want to put squares of 3/4" plywood under the main load bearing timbers (maybe doubled up), to spread the load to help keep it from settling too much. Again,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-05-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 10,913
Posted By jimmyb514
Nice idea

Those look to be a pretty nifty idea.




I saved your images, (I hope that's ok). I have a Cal21 that I wanted to put up and I also have had trouble locating stands that are sutiable. Granted...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-09-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 494
Posted By jimmyb514
Question Rigging help requested

Hi there. I have a Cal 21 that hopfully will see water this year. Here is my question: On the upper spreader there are stays that go from the top of the mast, bend around the spreader and terminate...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-07-2009
Replies: 180
Views: 12,928
Posted By jimmyb514
I don't know you personally but I enjoy reading...

I don't know you personally but I enjoy reading your stuff. I look forward to reading more upon your return to these pages. Untill then, a safe and speedy recovery to you.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-19-2009
Replies: 3,446
Views: 953,201
Posted By jimmyb514
Land Locked

Candlewood Lake, CT.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-01-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 3,223
Posted By jimmyb514
Codmander, The best to you and your new friend on...

Codmander, The best to you and your new friend on this new year.
Forum: Electrical Systems   12-26-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 19,381
Posted By jimmyb514
Exclamation Carbon Fiber as a conductor

Hi there. Is carbon fiber's ability to conduct electricity wide spread common knowlage? I've been an aircraft mechanic for all of my adult life with composites starting to make inroads in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-10-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 21,355
Posted By jimmyb514
I've had very good luck with 'ZEP 50' a foaming...

I've had very good luck with 'ZEP 50' a foaming degreaser. We degrease aircraft engines with it and it doesn't affect plastics, wiring, fiberglass etc. Wear glasses and gloves. Spray it on, work it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-09-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By jimmyb514
Thanks for the lift. I went out and looked at my...

Thanks for the lift. I went out and looked at my boat, under 2 inches of fresh snow in the driveway. I hear it will be up to 38 tomorrow. Good day to you.
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