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Search: Posts Made By: SloopJonB
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 10,962
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Rawson 30- A Blue Water Cruiser?

The Rawson has an SA/D of less than 13 - you don't want to do anything to reduce that any further.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-13-2014
Replies: 144
Views: 6,583
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Synthetic Motor Oil for my Diesel?

If you have a separate oil pump from the engine driven one, using it to pressurize the galleys prior to startup will do vastly more than anything else to extend the life of your engine. Something...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-13-2014
Replies: 144
Views: 6,583
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Synthetic Motor Oil for my Diesel?

Spin on filters work in any orientation - that's why I can't understand some of the manufacturers - my Perky had it at a 45 degree down angle - impossible to remove it without it draining all over...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-04-2014
Replies: 270
Views: 23,816
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Around the world on a 500-buck San Juan 24? He's got guts for sure..

Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24 - Sailing Anarchy - Sailing Anarchy Forums (http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=149798)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-24-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Union 36

Why not rebuild your current engine? Returning it to new will be lots of boat bucks and lots of work less. If you do it yourself, possibly with a babysitter if you are inexperienced, you will gain a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-08-2014
Replies: 1,264
Views: 424,990
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Door skins work better than cardboard for patterns like that.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-31-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 362
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: The Twin Sails Bridge

The U.K. is FULL of cool bridges. Where I lived in Bristol we had the Clifton suspension bridge - completely built of cast & wrought iron by Brunel. Must be pushing 200 years old by now and still an...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-01-2014
Replies: 571
Views: 142,415
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

Did he ever get "hoist with his own petard"?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-20-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,320
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Tuning Standing Rigging after Mast Stepped

To my mind. the big benefit of a Loos is that you get the same tension on all the shrouds & stays.

Doing it by feel works, and has worked forever but it isn't good at getting them all the same -...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-18-2014
Replies: 73
Views: 7,330
Posted By SloopJonB
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-14-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,217
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: New Bulkhead & Interior Framing

I wouldn't pre drill. You can use anything that wont get melted by the resin. I've seen cardboard mailing tube used as a former. The advantage to using 1/2 a plastic tube is that screws can get a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2014
Replies: 1,264
Views: 424,990
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I'd leave it alone - the axe handle end has a certain style. :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-13-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,217
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: New Bulkhead & Interior Framing

If you cut the PVC in 1/2 lengthwise it gets very limber - hot melt glue will tack it in place
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-13-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,217
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: New Bulkhead & Interior Framing

Crazy idea - not even particularly cheap. Use epoxy coated ply and do a good job of tabbing it in.

For ribs, just use foam or PVC tube or even cardboard tube as formers and laminate glass over...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-12-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,217
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: New Bulkhead & Interior Framing

3/4" bulkheads would be excessive on a boat that size. 1/2" is plenty. Triple tabbing of 1708 biaxial would be super strong - double tabbing would be plenty good.

Don't fall into the amateurs trap...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-06-2014
Replies: 571
Views: 142,415
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

We have a sweet little hurricane hole here - Pirates Cove - that has a very narrow S shaped entrance through a rock channel. I was 4th in line going in once with the 3 in front following each other...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: paint for ferro cement

Back in the day, the best practice was to acid wash the hull to get the lime leachate out, pressure wash it to get rid of the acid, let it dry thoroughly and then coat it with 2 or 3 coats of epoxy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-04-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 7,051
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Smallest sailboat to use in blue water safely

Several things - ability to carry the weight of stores without severely degrading performance, volume inside for accommodations, headroom, motion (sea kindliness) etc.

Build quality, while not...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-18-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 401,802
Posted By SloopJonB
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-27-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Cooper Bros Martin 29

There were a handful of kits sold but not many AFAIK. I watched a guy finishing the plug into a much modified version - welded up Peterson type keel and so forth.

The boats are old enough now that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-18-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 788
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Meissner 21 Parts Help

Pawls & springs are pretty near universal fitment - try Lewmars but be sure to replace ALL the pawls on a given winch - small variations in length can mean one pawl carrying all the load. I've used...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-18-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Are these supporting weight like bulkheads?

Why bother? You'd only end up with a half a$$ed patch job after a lot of work. Both of them look like they'd only take 1/2 sheet of ply - get new teak ply and re-make them.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-15-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Identify this boat please?

Fastnet 45 by LeCompte.

http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=2397

Way too much freeboard for a Bowman
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-14-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Need help identifying this boat

It's a Columbia Constellation - a 39' - they only built 6 or so of them. It used the cabin top from the 50. Very good looking boat, like a miniature Col. 50.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2014
Replies: 169
Views: 11,305
Posted By SloopJonB
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