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Search: Posts Made By: Waltthesalt
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 4,765
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Whats your best bit of kit??

Put in a a small folding workbench about 18in sq. Folds down on the bulkhead. Sholda done it a long time ago
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,726
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: very small batches of resin???

I mix in a graduated plastic cup I get at the hardware store. Just did some this weekend. It's about the size of a 8 oz plastic drinking cup and is graduated to less than an ounce. I'm using...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-14-2014
Replies: 136
Views: 9,728
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Single-handed tips and tricks

I've found having checklists helpful pre-underway, securing for the nite, leaving the boat, heavy weather.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,781
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Suppose you ran around on a falling tide

If you can position the boat so it's heeling towards the shore. This reduces the possible flooding of water over the side when it comes back up.
Forum: Diesel 10-11-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Easy way to add temperature alarm?

The exhaust sensor is to detect loss of raw water injection into the exhaust. Without this the water lift muffler and other components will see exhaust temperatures and melt or otherwise fail. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-12-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 913
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: northill anchor

I have a folding Northill in the PNW, one of three I carry:
A Fortress FX 16 and a 10 KG Bruce anchors are mounted on the bow. The Bruce can be used with a shorter scope and digs in more quickly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Jet Class 14'

I raced a jet 14 as a teenager a long, long, time ago. Then they were molded plywood built by Sidnons and Sindle in New Jersey. It was a period International 14 hull with a Snipe rig. It had a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-04-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By Waltthesalt
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-03-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,280
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Wiring a Bilge Pump

ABYC standard is to crimp and not solder joints. As mentioned the issue is flexibility and corrosion. While a ratcheting crimper is the best a good quiality regular one will work. Just tug on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-30-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 2,991
Posted By Waltthesalt
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-26-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,032
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Powering hot water heater with dedicated 12v

I use an tankless propane heater. They're common for RVs and easy to install. Going from DC to AC etc etc seems to have a lot of complexity and efficiency loss. Takes a lot of watts to make heat.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,770
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Mystery water in bilge in CAL-29

Water from aft would go into the deep bilge pocket so it's coming from forward. Water getting in thru the anchor chain cap would drain there. The forward water tank is next. check the hoses and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-03-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Dinghy for Day Sailing: Mom and young kids

I like an O'Day Daysailer, and more of the racing side Lightnings for family use. There are keel boats like the Bulls Eye and Doughdish which are essentially Herreshoff 12s designed as club boats...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-03-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: What comes first?

If you have a partner/spouse what they feel comfortable with is a starting point. This is easier if you've been renting or chartering a bit.
Make a cold hard estimate of how you will be using...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-01-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,271
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: standing rigging replacement

You can get all the tech details about rigging with books like Brian Toss's Rigger's Apprentice. Check out his website. I agree with giving your rigging to an outfit and have them copy it. Don't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-27-2014
Replies: 101
Views: 5,124
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Request for Comments: DIY Tether

The tethers the USCG crews use in the Columbia River bar are adjustable length.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-24-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,277
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Jacklines - where to run them?

I use a track on each side of the cabin top and a folding padeye for the foredeck. What I'm trying to do is to eliminate the line flex to ensure that I'm stopped before going over the side. I also...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-22-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,379
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Idea for safety, 120volt bildge pump

I keep a 120V sump pump connected to my shore power. It has a large capacity and for back-up and a leak that would exceed the capacity of the 12V pump. I test it periodically running water into the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-18-2014
Replies: 137
Views: 10,084
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Smallest boat you can live with

I wanted standing headroom, my wife wanted an enclosed head. So our boat is 29ft. Had a 42ft ketch, cost waaaay too much for everything.
Forum: Engines 05-16-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 832
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Fuel tank faux pas

Thanx lots
The magnet thru the fill tube luckily worked out.... Otherwise I'd have to pull the tank as there's not the clearance to remove the top plates. Lesson learned maybe to put in a access...
Forum: Engines 05-13-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 832
Posted By Waltthesalt
Fuel tank faux pas

OK, so I've got a pretty inaccessible diesel tank but managed to drop a metal file down the fill tube into the tank. It's gonna be ugly taking it out so... do I need to? Any thoughts other than the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-04-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 7,508
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Smallest sailboat to use in blue water safely

The Pacific Seacraft's 20 ft. Flicka is an iconic small blue water cruiser. Bruce Bingham design. Someone wrote a book with a title Kawabunga's South Seas Adventure: Blue Water Cruising in a Twenty...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-21-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,456
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Hours on watch. Navy research.

Eight hours is a long stretch. Six hour watches aligned with meals at watch change 6, 12, 6PM. Otherwise it would be 6, 2PM, 10PM.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,198
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: New storm jib rigging

Recommend you check with a sailmaker on a storm jib arrangement. There are balance conditions to take in consideration.
There are lever operated devices that can allow you to have an inner stay...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-06-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 4,350
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: What did you learn to sail on?

Learned on a Beetle Cat we owned. Then a Jet 14. After that college, 44' Luders yawls which we raced spring and fall like dinghys, and Shields... like a class 5.5 meter. Went to sea, had a Hobie...
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