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Search: Posts Made By: bblument
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By bblument
Re: NEED gear

To the O.P.,

First, my advice is worth what you've paid for it. My wife and I started sailing last summer for the first time on a Pearson 26, and we've been out maybe 10 times. We're on Lake...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-09-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,598
Posted By bblument
Re: marine head vs. porta potty

We did the same thing in our '72 P26. It had a smelly bladder holding tank and a non-working HeadMate in it when we bought it. Ripped all of it out and replaced it with a Portapotti 550P MSD. It's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-15-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 912
Posted By bblument
Re: Line from the hardware store?

I'd look into that further. My wife and I have done a bit of climbing, although no multi-pitch big-wall stuff. Climbing line DOES have stretch built into it, purposely. When you fall, the stretch...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-04-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 713
Posted By bblument
Re: Expanding foam to seal mast step cable hole?

Alex,

I'm HOPING I can help you out a bit here as a partial repayment for the help you've given me w/ my portlights.

I had exactly the same issue w/ the deck-stepped mast on my Pearson 26. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-03-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By bblument
Re: p26 portlights

Thanks again, Alex. Sorry for the confusion; you did assume correctly. It's a 1972 Pearson (the regular model, not the "One Design" model). I'd read about the catalinadirect.com seal kits and took...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-03-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By bblument
Re: p26 portlights

Thanks for the reply, Alex.. much appreciated. The more I work on this boat, the more I'm coming to the conclusion that the process is more... well... creative?... than working on my cars. For...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-03-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By bblument
p26 portlights

I removed the salon portlights on my '72 P26 yesterday. They leaked, and the previous owner did a repair that caused more problems; he had placed plexiglass cut to the dimensions of the outside of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-30-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By bblument
Re: Sail purchase options

I bought new sails for my '72 Pearson 26 from thesailwarehouse.com . The sails were Rolly Taskers, and the rep I dealt with via email and telephone, Jim Johns, was very helpful, very quick to reply,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-19-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1,336
Posted By bblument
Uses for totally shot sail?

The P.O. was kind enough (insert sarcastic tone here) to include a genoa when I purchased my P26. Turns out the genoa was from a roller furling on another boat, and, even if it was usable, it's not...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 10-15-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By bblument
Re: Staining birch to match interior PCS

I just finished installing two new compression posts, a new crossbeam (which supports my deck-stepped mast), and bulkheads in my Pearson 26. The posts and crossbeam are constructed from white oak,...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-15-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By bblument
More beginning sailing technique questions

Hello again, helpful people!

We went out yesterday for maybe our 10th or 11th sail, and had another great day. Things are coming together, and we seem to be able to control the boat when heading...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-13-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By bblument
Re: Boat Wired w/ Fiber Optics

Coincidentally, that's the car I was referring to!! I renovated two of them... a '71 and a '74. I don't have either any more, but I'd love to find another one in good shape... they're a TON of fun,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-12-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By bblument
Re: Boat Wired w/ Fiber Optics

Rugosa,

Let me try and rephrase what Faster wrote, correctly, above. Fiber-optic cables transmit light. The cables you linked to transmit light from a source to another location where light is...
Forum: Pearson 10-12-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 6,573
Posted By bblument
Re: Pearson thread

I know I'm replying to a post that's about 5 years old, but I wanted to ask a bit more about the Yahoo/Google Pearson groups. I was a member of the Yahoo Pearson group, and DID find the folks there...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-07-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,395
Posted By bblument
Re: Very n00b questions from a prospective sailor.

Thermophile and Jones..

Shucks, guys. I'm glad I was finally able to start paying back an infinitesimal percentage of all the help folks have given me here. Heck, if anyone can benefit from my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-05-2013
Replies: 113
Views: 5,814
Posted By bblument
Re: Composting Toilets vs. Holding Tank

That was exactly our reaction during our second trip to Isla Mujeres. The first time, we stayed in one of the standard tourist condo hotels. While we were there, we met a lot of great people who...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-04-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,395
Posted By bblument
Re: Very n00b questions from a prospective sailor.

To the original poster...

I think we're probably pretty similar; I've always learned by doing. With me, however, that's always been hampered/tempered by an almost unhealthy obsession for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-22-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1,782
Posted By bblument
Re: Important boat stuff you forget

Along the same lines...

On the morning after the first night spent on the boat in the water, I rolled out of bed early on a gorgeous, misty gray morning. Trusty GS dog by my side. All is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-21-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,915
Posted By bblument
Re: Solo Offshore Overnight- Advice Sought

What if the the guys on the other boats are also taking your advice? You'd both have your lights off, only turning them on AFTER the collision to to see where all the pieces of your boats floated...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-20-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 3,647
Posted By bblument
Re: the Silliest question you've ever been asked?

Not sailing-related... if it was sailing related, it was probably ME asking the silly question, and I'll be horn-swoggled if I'm going to quote myself as the silly questioner...

However, my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-20-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 3,313
Posted By bblument
Re: masthead anchor light LED Help

Thanks, Knuterikt and eherlihy. I forgot that logic doesn't always apply to sailing terminology.. <grin>. I can still remember shaking my head when I learned that "sheets" don't apply to the things...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-20-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,353
Posted By bblument
Re: How many lumens do I need

We replaced all the G4 halogen bulbs in our interior lights with two of these..

G4 6-LED Side Pin Replacement (http://store.marinebeam.com/g4ledbu6smdp.html)

and three of these...

Red or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-20-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 3,313
Posted By bblument
Re: masthead anchor light LED Help

<scratching my head> Are you sure? Granted, I'm new to all this and know slightly less than nothing, but isn't the "masthead" the cap at the top of the mast extrusion/shaft/whatever you want to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-19-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 3,313
Posted By bblument
Re: masthead anchor light LED Help

Maine Sail ..

Before I ask my question, I want to take this opportunity to tell you how much I appreciate all of your articles, helpful posts, and time. As a new sailor/boat owner, you've helped...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-18-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 7,539
Posted By bblument
Re: Sailing Alone in the 21st Century

Referencing one of the O.P's earlier posts...

I'd definitely drop the astrology course. No one's going to to care if you're a Scorpio interfacing successfully with an Aires when the moon is in...
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