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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-01-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By aloof
Re: Masthead: Cotter pins or rings?

Ring dings at the masthead is a dinghy thing. Or only if the rig comes down after every sail. They should at least be taped over ... Which doesn't look possible in your case. Those cotters are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-30-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,221
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Repainting non skid only

As long as it is the consistency of mayonnaise it's still good.

Good luck,

Gary :cool:
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   03-02-2015
Replies: 103
Views: 16,225
Posted By Stumble
Re: Gunboat 55 Dismasted, Abandoned off Hatteras...

It's SA they are critical of everything. Mostly conspiracy theories about everyone keeping quiet, GB for the design (lots of specifics), the captain for; abandoning when he did being too young, being...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-26-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 848
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Shore power question

Yes, but of course it was not as complex a system as on our current boat.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-13-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,558
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Soft shackle with jib sheets

My Code 0 sheet with soft shacle
http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/oo167/knuterikt/iphone002.jpg

Good website with information Soft Shackles (http://l-36.com/soft_shackles.php?menu=4)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-13-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,558
Posted By tdw
Re: Soft shackle with jib sheets

I have used one and found nothing to criticise. Also known as a Dutch shackle btw.

http://l-36.com/image/vel.jpg

This is a link to a discussion we had here a few years back.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-13-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,558
Posted By danvon
Re: Soft shackle with jib sheets

Here's a link that shows you how to make the soft shackle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH66tGsWv_Y&noredirect=1

There are a bunch of others out there as well but this was pretty easy to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-20-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 5,056
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Silly Anchoring Question

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-TnuuYulaKN4/T0klNzZVWfI/AAAAAAAAAIA/pdxqYWOnF8Q/s561/Sea%2520Anchor%2520attachment.jpg

It was a short length of nylon, spliced directly to where the blue arrow...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-04-2014
Replies: 270
Views: 27,468
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: Racing   10-30-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 3,007
Posted By jackdale
Re: Anyone wear a PLB?

From close-hauled, I teach a heave-to, sail-to, heave-to method.

http://www.pbase.com/jackdale/image/146566848.jpg

We do not touch the sheets.

Our downwind MOB also ends up hove-to.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-21-2014
Replies: 91
Views: 6,327
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Annoying Halyard Slap

Couldn't agree more… Somebody's gotta say it - Ordinary bungee cords have no place aboard a proper yacht…

:-))

Whenever I jump on a boat to be delivered, I know I might be in trouble if I find...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-13-2014
Replies: 2,154
Views: 228,885
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

With all due respect, if you actually studied the lines and the naval architecture of the historic vessels you cited, you would see that they did not have round bottoms as much as elliptical bottoms...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-29-2014
Replies: 200
Views: 18,379
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

While we are drifting on bread...I was given a double walled bread baking pan....awesome. For a crustier crust I spray a bit of water in the oven just before popping the loaf in.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-28-2014
Replies: 200
Views: 18,379
Posted By Faster
Re: Chucking my propane stove, what to replace it with

A bit of thread drift here, but wth....

We (ie my wife) makes an easy to pre-prepare beer bread that's worked out well in our Force 10.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-14-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,460
Posted By capta
Re: In-mast furler advice

I would suggest you use the topping lift to equalize the outhaul tension on both the foot and the leach. Too much tension on one or the other could cause problems. Almost every inmast boat I've seen...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-14-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,460
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: In-mast furler advice

My also have a rigid vang and we just let the boom sit on it while we furl. We have electric furling - don't know if that is the case for you. Probably the best advice I could give you is just be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-06-2014
Replies: 1,412
Views: 508,702
Posted By This Old Sailboat
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I made an access door for the storage space under the V berth in my C-22 out of leftover Honduran mahogany.

https://stingysailor.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/dscn1498.jpg?w=640

It matches the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-03-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,117
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Elevator method of COB recovery mixed results

Mine-
They can shot-blasted, sand-blasted, knurled...depending on the equipment and experience the shop has they will offer you some options. All they really need is the drum, no other parts. You...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-03-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,117
Posted By PalmettoSailor
Re: Elevator method of COB recovery mixed results

Joining the conversation late, but I added a 50' throwbag to my POUGEOSOAROLORBWINLATDB gear this year as required by recent changes to the PHRF requirements.

I found it's much quicker and...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-02-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,117
Posted By hellosailor
Re: Elevator method of COB recovery mixed results

"a 40-year-old winch that no longer has any friction on the winch drum...."
Any good machine shop can refinish that in a number of different ways. Or, you can do a real cheap kludge. Coat the drum...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-18-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,087
Posted By norahs arc
Re: Setting up a 24v solar charging system

Re 24 volt solar panels. In my area a 24 volt panel is about half the price per watt of a 12 volt panel -so you would be better off with a 24 volt panel for two reasons - cost per watt and you won't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-18-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,240
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Electrical system

You will need:
big battery
solar panel
MPPT solar charger
circuit breaker/fuse panel
Good crimpers
Ancor wire
good terminals
fuse on positive battery post
two buss bars,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-16-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,087
Posted By Alex W
Re: Setting up a 24v solar charging system

A battery monitor (or even just an amp meter) will do the job and give you a good idea of how much charging you are getting out of the system.

On my 30w panel if I shade one cell in bright...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-16-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,087
Posted By TropicCat
Re: Setting up a 24v solar charging system

Sure it will work. In time you discover that one of the batteries will bite the dust before the other does. However, make sure the MPPT controller you buy has different charge cycles. The one I have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-15-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,087
Posted By noelex77
Re: Setting up a 24v solar charging system

Just be aware that contrary to popular opinion most MPPT controllers will not boost voltage, only reduce it.
There are a very small number that do (and one of those is listed) and they are...
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