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Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   12-16-2010
Replies: 47
Views: 4,379
Posted By LeftCoast
We did it. Babies on sailboats are easy 'till...

We did it. Babies on sailboats are easy 'till they can climb up the companionway ladder.

http://www.eskimo.com/~jimlee/NoTomorrows/noTomorrowsRefit/images/alOnLadder.jpg

That ended our live...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-11-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,119
Posted By LeftCoast
Can you think of a compelling reason not to...

Can you think of a compelling reason not to through bolt them?

(We through bolt them on the Darts)

-jim lee
Forum: Cal   12-05-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By LeftCoast
Fun blog, thanks. I loved reading it. -jim...

Fun blog, thanks. I loved reading it.

-jim lee
Forum: Electrical Systems   12-03-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,126
Posted By LeftCoast
Actually sometimes you mold a part, like the...

Actually sometimes you mold a part, like the stereo on my first post. Sometimes you just purchase a "potting box" put your stuff in that and pour the resin in on top of it. Potting boxes are really...
Forum: Electrical Systems   12-03-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,126
Posted By LeftCoast
Here's the PCB ...

Here's the PCB

http://leftcoast.biz/justStuff/SSPCB.jpg

Here's the mold

http://leftcoast.biz/justStuff/SSMold.jpg

And yes, we just pour the mold full once the PC board has been screwed...
Forum: Boat Reviews   12-02-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 13,466
Posted By LeftCoast
A friend of mine had a Shannon 28. This is back...

A friend of mine had a Shannon 28. This is back in '92? From what I recall it had really bad blistering problems. I'd look close at the hull laminate over that issue. Other than that, it remember it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-28-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,771
Posted By LeftCoast
A bow sprit would move the balance forward again....

A bow sprit would move the balance forward again.

-jim lee
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-26-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,126
Posted By LeftCoast
We're doing the marine electronics thing. The...

We're doing the marine electronics thing. The best way we've discovered to make stuff water/bomb proof is encapsulation epoxy.

(Looking around to see if the moderators are watching..)

Here's an...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-24-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,512
Posted By LeftCoast
Builder ID and dates must follow the USCG...

Builder ID and dates must follow the USCG pattern. The hull number part is encoded any way the builder wants. It can be simple as 1 = 1, 2 = 2 or whatever they felt like at the time. To decode it,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-23-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,315
Posted By LeftCoast
Well, kevlar sails look more like toast.. ...

Well, kevlar sails look more like toast..

-jim lee
Forum: Introduce Yourself   11-23-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By LeftCoast
Hey! "They" changed my signature line! Boy,...

Hey! "They" changed my signature line!

Boy, you just can't trust anyone can you?

-jim lee
Forum: Introduce Yourself   11-23-2010
Replies: 3,451
Views: 957,038
Posted By LeftCoast
PNW, mostly the San Juans. -jim lee

PNW, mostly the San Juans.

-jim lee
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-23-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,315
Posted By LeftCoast
Unless you like french bread.. Toast, always...

Unless you like french bread..

Toast, always a good option.

-jim lee
Forum: Introduce Yourself   11-22-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By LeftCoast
While I'm at it, do you ever prune un-used user...

While I'm at it, do you ever prune un-used user names? Because I see my favorite one was registered about 10 years ago and never used.

-jim lee
Forum: Introduce Yourself   11-22-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By LeftCoast
Fancy.. Now, is it Ok to make Left Coast a link?...

Fancy.. Now, is it Ok to make Left Coast a link? Or is that over the line as it were?

-jim lee
Forum: Introduce Yourself   11-22-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By LeftCoast
Well lets see if it works..

Well lets see if it works..
Forum: Introduce Yourself   11-22-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By LeftCoast
Yes that's me, the keel is just raisable for...

Yes that's me, the keel is just raisable for trailering. It bolts down solid to the keel trunk for the actual boating part.

When I added the link to my sig. on the cruisers forum they went...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-22-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 3,976
Posted By LeftCoast
Donno' about the east coast; But the last time I...

Donno' about the east coast; But the last time I bought scrap lead it was selling for $1.14 / lb out here on the west coast. How much keel's in that machine of yours?

-jim lee
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-22-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,315
Posted By LeftCoast
Sails are like a loaf of bread. Do you want to...

Sails are like a loaf of bread. Do you want to buy a loaf of bread that is "Tired but serviceable"?

-jim lee
Forum: Introduce Yourself   11-22-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By LeftCoast
Disclosure stuff..

I've been reading about this full disclosure stuff.

It confuses me.

Being in the marine business as it were..

A) In no way are we to post any links to our business. (Damned if you do)

B)...
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-14-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By LeftCoast
For my boat I'd stay with one voltage myself,...

For my boat I'd stay with one voltage myself, just to keep things simple.

But, for bigger craft, what about this idea?

I'm betting you aso have an inverter on this machine. So it would...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-14-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,825
Posted By LeftCoast
Dump the auto thing. I know, people get all...

Dump the auto thing.

I know, people get all worried about the boat sinking at the slip. But really, isn't it better to know there's a leak and fix it as opposed to letting some machine hide this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-14-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 3,111
Posted By LeftCoast
#3 in summer #1 in winter. That's -exactly-...

#3 in summer #1 in winter.

That's -exactly- how I remember it. Heck, sometimes it was no jib at all with a reef in the main as well.

-jim lee
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-14-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,644
Posted By LeftCoast
Epoxy, like West systems.. In this kind of...

Epoxy, like West systems.. In this kind of quantities? I'd fear that would go thermo-nucular on you. And, I don't think polyester would like this much as well.

There is an option though. In the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-14-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,799
Posted By LeftCoast
Another option could be laser cutting of...

Another option could be laser cutting of stainless. (or aluminum) For those of you in the PNW, we use..

Cutters Inc
3979 Hammer Drive, Bellingham, WA 98226-7630
(360) 647-1910 ‎

we e-mail...
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