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Search: Posts Made By: jimthom
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By jimthom
Thanks for your insight. My arch is a modest...

Thanks for your insight. My arch is a modest affair, nothing like the Hunter arch. It's welded to the steel pilothouse roof with added structural reinforcement, and the traveler is very robust...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-07-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By jimthom
Height of traveler below boom

I’m installing my 5’ traveler on an overhead arch above the companionway. The boom height is fixed. The higher I can mount the traveler the greater clearance I’ll have entering and exiting the cabin....
Forum: Provisioning 06-17-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 7,401
Posted By jimthom
I'm weighing up the pluses and minuses of using...

I'm weighing up the pluses and minuses of using an induction cooker verses LPG on board. The obvious plus is safety. Another is the simplicity. While induction cookers are efficient in that 84% of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-06-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,957
Posted By jimthom
Here is a link to one that James Baldwin...

Here is a link to one that James Baldwin designed:

Atom Voyages | Collecting rain water on deck (http://www.atomvoyages.com/projects/RainWater.htm)

Cheers, Jim
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-05-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By jimthom
Port/Starboard lights

I have tricolor masthead light and also port and starboard navigation sidelights. Can I legally display both sets of these the same time while under sail?
Cheers, Jim
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-22-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 5,032
Posted By jimthom
Jeff; Free NOAA- type charts from: ...

Jeff;

Free NOAA- type charts from:

East Asia Hydrographic Commission (http://www.scsenc.org.hk/main.htm)

covering nine Member States (MSs) which includes :- China, Democratic People's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-09-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 3,066
Posted By jimthom
Hi MikeC; I have a query; how efficient did...

Hi MikeC;

I have a query; how efficient did you find the Fleming auxillary self-steering system for steering your boat? I'm planning to buy one and would like to know what you think of them....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-15-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 2,096
Posted By jimthom
Yacht Insulation: Thinsulate

I'm building a yacht and considering using Thinsulate for thermal and acoustic insulation. It has a number of properties , including ease of installation that on paper makes it a good choice in the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-03-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 3,175
Posted By jimthom
False Perceptions Of Piracy Against Yachts In Asia

A link to an article at Noonsite which will have a big influence on my crusing plans:

http://www.noonsite.com/Members/doina/R2005-06-21-1

Cheers, Jim
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-03-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,936
Posted By jimthom
Weight aloft

When comparing stainless to galvanized for standing rigging, I would think that an additional consideration must be weight aloft. I can't find any figures to make the comparison, but I would assume...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-31-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 1,842
Posted By jimthom
non-insulated backstay HF antenna for metal boat

I read the following on another forum and have a few questions regarding same: "I don't know anyone else doing this and I really don't know why since it saves money and works great. Everybody should...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-28-2007
Replies: 39
Views: 11,238
Posted By jimthom
Butyl

Another sealant/adhesive that is used for auto windscreen are the butyl-based products. Does anybody have any experience using them in a marine environment? Cheers, Jim
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-20-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,313
Posted By jimthom
Thanks George for the information, it gives me...

Thanks George for the information, it gives me more confidence to go ahead with the VIA board. Besides the newer VIA boards having faster processors, they also have new chipsets that have a lot of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-19-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,313
Posted By jimthom
Georgetina; I'm wondering which processor...

Georgetina;

I'm wondering which processor you use in your ITX motherboard. VIA is coming out with a new 1.2 ghz motherboard (fanless) that uses less than 30 watts. I'ts very small (nano), but its...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-28-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,146
Posted By jimthom
Thanks for broadening my horizons with some...

Thanks for broadening my horizons with some useful comments. Regarding dual citizenship; the law was changed several years ago to allow American citizens to take-up Australian citizenship....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-28-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,146
Posted By jimthom
Vessel registration

I'm an American living in Australia (dual citizenship) and building a DIY yacht here in Melbourne. I can register this yacht as an Amercan vessel. My other option is to register it as an Australian...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-30-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,931
Posted By jimthom
Station License

Hi Garry;

If you are cruising in international waters, what authority is responsible for the marine station license? How does that work?

Cheers, Jim
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-30-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 2,737
Posted By jimthom
Thank you for the information, Sailingdog. I...

Thank you for the information, Sailingdog. I designed the pilothouse without considering the possibility of leading lines aft. Other than that, its a good design with space for a nav station,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-27-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 2,737
Posted By jimthom
Leading Lines Aft\ pilothouse

I've avidly been reading the thread on leading lines aft/mast winches. I'm currently building a steel yacht with a pilothouse and planning my rigging setup. I will to single hand a lot and running...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-14-2006
Replies: 38
Views: 5,209
Posted By jimthom
Anyone familiar with this gear?

This looks like the same gear that is selling for $USD 500 on another website:

http://www.starmarinedepot.com/Foul+Weather+XM+Offshore+Jacket.html

Cheers, Jim
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-05-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By jimthom
Rudder Failure

Besides a collision with some underwater object, what sort of extreme forces could cause a skeg-hung rudder to fail? Does reversing with the motor cause a lot of pressure on the rudder? Or slamming...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-16-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,140
Posted By jimthom
Fill a clear plastic tube with colored water. ...

Fill a clear plastic tube with colored water. The tube could be 3/8th inch diameter, and a bit longer than your boat. This tube then becomes a long flexible level. Attach one end of the tube just...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-09-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 3,516
Posted By jimthom
Salt water can cure most things: whether its...

Salt water can cure most things: whether its tears, sweat or cruising the ocean.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-17-2006
Replies: 3,269
Views: 455,499
Posted By jimthom
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne, Australia
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-03-2005
Replies: 11
Views: 4,180
Posted By jimthom
Combination stainless steel chain/ galvanized steel anchor

Could you install a witch''s hat or cone in the chain locker to prevent the chain from piling up?
Jim
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