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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-14-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1,554
Posted By aphil138
SeaTech Marine Training

Has anyone here had any dealings with SeaTech Marine Trainning out of BUffalo NY?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-31-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 4,300
Posted By aphil138
I know all about the proper uses of spinnaker...

I know all about the proper uses of spinnaker poles and a whisker poles.
No room to store both. I thought I could make my own spinnaker pole for less then a 1/3 of the cost of a new one. Just trying...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-30-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 4,300
Posted By aphil138
Using a spinnaker pole instead of a whisker pole

To use a spinnaker pole in instead of an extendable whisker pole I need to come up with a compromised length. Most spinnaker pole recommended lengths are for the J dimension. Using a 130% headsail...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-05-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 1,077
Posted By aphil138
Refrigeration Design (spillover)

Upgrading a Freezer/refrigerator.
I am trying to create a spillover with 1.5 inches of insulation using some type of lexan or plexiglass for the front and back. What would a good material be for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-11-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 2,508
Posted By aphil138
Bill, Do you think having LifeLine wire with...

Bill,
Do you think having LifeLine wire with the plastic covering would hurt the signal at all? Would that help in crew safety if touched?

alan
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-09-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 770
Posted By aphil138
Ice Box Lids

I am planning an upgrade to my Ice Box that will include adding another access lid.
I like to find sources for the frame and lid besides the ones at Glacier Bay. Does anyone out there know of any,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-09-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,348
Posted By aphil138
I have a Marine-x wind generator mounted on my...

I have a Marine-x wind generator mounted on my mizzen mast. Looked around at all the mounts available ( not that many) and decided to mount it ON TOP of the mizzen. Simply put, I boat a length of 1 ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-08-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,331
Posted By aphil138
Windlass wiring

I have all basic wires installed for my new windlass. I have a few questions to those that have mounted a forward battery under the v berth along with some kind of battery combiner.
Is the combiner...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-02-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 778
Posted By aphil138
Prop strut attachment fairing

While I was replacing the cutlass bearing this weekend, I noticed that there was some cracking around the area where the strut is attached to the hull. Probably just stress cracks. I knocked around...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-21-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 2,766
Posted By aphil138
Given the speed of that thing sometimes, it...

Given the speed of that thing sometimes, it wouldn't matter sharpe or blunt... it's gonna do some damage..... probably better to have a sharpe amputation then a blunt force amputation.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-21-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 2,766
Posted By aphil138
I've always heard called a freshwater stay, even...

I've always heard called a freshwater stay, even saw in a book once but can find no reference to that name now. Triatic stay sounds good too.
Noise... way up there..I can't hear it and the people...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-20-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 2,766
Posted By aphil138
I have a 42' ketch with a wind generator at the...

I have a 42' ketch with a wind generator at the very top of the mizzen and a radar dome about 1/2 way up. I believe I have attached a photo.
Just need to be sure it clears the freshwater stay as it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-17-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 5,499
Posted By aphil138
Datamarine instruments

Before I remove the instruments, I wanted to get a sense of value for them. Is anyone is interested in them and their value. I have no idea how old they are. They are installed on 1981 boat, so I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-09-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,740
Posted By aphil138
Windlass wiring

I'm sure this bring out many differing opinions.
Windlass installation - APPROX AMP DRAW = 90-130(12V)
Trying to decide - 10% or 3% loss
According to the books:
@3% 100 feet of cable = 4/0...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-08-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,996
Posted By aphil138
Bottom paint on propeller?

I have my prop and shaft out of the boat while I install a PSS dripless packing. While I was inspecting the prop and removing the bottom paint from it, it appears that underneath the bottom paint is...
Forum: Living Aboard   10-09-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 5,050
Posted By aphil138
Health Insurance

I am about a year from leaving and not sure I'll make the company retirement plan for Health Insurance.
What do most people who are cruising full time and out of the country a good portion of the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-06-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 685
Posted By aphil138
Health Insurance

I am about a year from leaving and not sure I'll make the company retirement plan for Health Insurance.
What do most people who are cruising full time and out of the country a good portion of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-03-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,652
Posted By aphil138
I know that chain is supposed to be marked with...

I know that chain is supposed to be marked with the afor mentioned markings. This chain has non of that, although I did find that each link had two small dots stamped on the end of each link. It is ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-03-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,652
Posted By aphil138
Anchor chain identification

I have a length of anchor chain 3/8 in size. It has no markings on it to indentify it's strengh ie. BBB or G3 etc.
It fits the gypsy on the windlass perfectly.
Is there an anchor chain that is not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-11-2006
Replies: 58
Views: 14,943
Posted By aphil138
I am near the end of my 2nd season with the...

I am near the end of my 2nd season with the application I put on as described. Granted - I am in the Great Lakes, so the boat is covered from Novemeber to April.
Cetol Marine Glass does have UV...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-11-2006
Replies: 58
Views: 14,943
Posted By aphil138
The real secret

Cetol can be purchased from high end paint stores. It was made for outside decks long before the Marine stuff was sold. And guess what.... it's a lot cheaper, do tell.
What I use is the Cetal Dek....
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-10-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 9,619
Posted By aphil138
I think the best time of the day is to get to...

I think the best time of the day is to get to the anchorage early, set my hook, fix myself a drink and watch everyone else come in. A laugh a minute. You can tell the newbies right away.
Up in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-10-2006
Replies: 58
Views: 14,943
Posted By aphil138
NEVER use a 2 part cleaner on teak. Your are...

NEVER use a 2 part cleaner on teak. Your are removing the pulp from the wood. What you have left is like a skellaton and then you have sand it smooth. Pretty soon you have no bungs left ( very thin...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-07-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 815
Posted By aphil138
You might try http://octopusmarine.ca/ They...

You might try http://octopusmarine.ca/
They make the hydraulic unit for my Pearson 424. The system is a Navico, but many other companies use their hydraulics. Good people to work with, as I have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-06-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 10,404
Posted By aphil138
Try http://www.mysticstainless.com/page3.html I...

Try http://www.mysticstainless.com/page3.html I saw these at the boat show. Very nice workmanship.. a little pricey, that start at around 700 I think... But it is exactly what you want.
alan
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