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Search: Posts Made By: jimgo
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By chef2sail
Re: Cape May Canal;Kent Narrows wonder you ran were too far away from the ferries

Having been through the canal dozens of times the part that eventually shoals is behind the ferries on the south side....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 3,504
Posted By Dfok
Re: Stupid questions about launch day

Jimgo -
marinemachining dot com is in Michigan - phone number is on the website. Between the internet and UPS they may as well be next door.
I did this project two seasons ago in winter; after a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 3,504
Posted By billyruffn
Re: Stupid questions about launch day

This is what is known as gross negligence. A professional launch crew would never put a boat in the water without access to the boat's interior. If you have damage due to water in the boat it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 9,908
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

I got the PS2 version so I could have a dedicated GPS. It was $400. Definitely worth it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 3,504
Posted By Delta-T
Re: Stupid questions about launch day

Jim, there should be no need to re-align the shaft. You only need to align if you move the engine mounts or replace the cutlas. Recommended that all hoses in contact with raw water should be replaced...
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By Ward H
Re: Articles about dredging in Barnegat Inlet

Neat articles on the inlet dredging.
Here's part of a news release my marina sent out, which may be of interest to some of you. We're on Double Creek but I think the thin water is further in since...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 805
Posted By Alex W
Re: Materials for Soft Shackles

I was going to recommend 3/16" as a good starting point for the same reason that Greg is recommend 1/4". 3/16" is a lot easier to work with than 1/8" when you are first getting started and doesn't...
Forum: Learning to Sail 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By vtsailguy
Re: Sailing simulator

I have an 11, 9 and 7 year old. We race on cwind against each other, you can do a multiplayer thingy....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 827
Posted By Alex W
New Soft Shackle Design

There is a fascinating and long thread on Sailing Anarchy about load testing knots, harnesses, splices, and shackle designs. Already a new loop knot that holds in dyneema (Amsteel) has been...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 699
Posted By Faster
Re: Edson cockpit table

Jim.. it's a collapsing strut by Rakego Roca Marine | Value on Board (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-28-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Adapting an automobile tachometer

You just need an alt with an "AC Tap" or stator tap and a diesel type tachometer. Any alt show can re-wire your alt to have a stator tap for an alt.. You will also need a digital photo tach for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-27-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By deltaten
Re: Adapting an automobile tachometer

Auto Meter ## 2888 diesel tach. Comes with strap on sensor for alternator.and instructions to adj for correct rpm. Says that it might not zero whenn off.
IIRC,eBay prides as low as $nintey nine.I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By Solon
CNN on Rogue Waves

Did anyone see the video on rogue waves on cnn..I didnt know they were so many of them....'Monster wave' slams into British cruise ship - Video...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-13-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 1,993
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Circumnavigation now complete!

OK, so onto an update of the trip. First of all, my overall impression of the trip from Cape Town to the Caribbean. Assuming that we did not have the rig breakage, it would have been a somewhat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-27-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 3,513
Posted By Bene505
Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

There's a separate entrance (Lewmar Hatch) and small ladder built into the bulkhead.

We call it "the garage" since it's partly filled with a spinnaker (in a bag), line, a couple fishing poles,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2014
Replies: 92
Views: 3,543
Posted By caberg
Re: How big a holding tank vs. camping

Widely available online, couple of links below. If you think about it, the gross factor of sealing a bag of your own waste is way less (or should be) than dealing with hoses and tanks filled with a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-14-2013
Replies: 100
Views: 4,589
Posted By davidpm
A survey is not poetry

A few months ago I solicited copies of your sailboat surveys. Between the ones you guys sent me and the ones I had in my collections I came up with 14 samples.
I read them all this past week.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-12-2013
Replies: 1,024
Views: 305,516
Posted By Delta-T
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

PVC winter tarp frame:
No screws, no metal hardware or sharp edges to rip covering, nothing but rope and PVC (boat friendly), easy to set up and easy to store and open inside space for working. Can...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-07-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By manatee
Pearl Harbor...

ALL-HANDS: The Navy Reports on Pearl Harbor - DEC 1942 (

Rest In Peace, shipmates.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-02-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By BentSailor
Building the Fairlie 55

Whilst building a boat is far too much work for me, I do like seeing when other people's projects come together. The video below is one I found whilst doing my daily "boat põrn inspiration" search...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-02-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 1,385
Posted By FarCry
Re: Winter vacation ideas to stem sailing withdrawl?

You are on the right track. I help out people for a day or two on a pretty regular basis here on St Thomas. Typically we go through the boat systems, safety gear and MOB procedures before leaving...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-26-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By DRFerron
Re: Hello All...tracked down my grandfather's boat after >35 years

Since Kjango was more than excited and touched about the connection with "Jonas" in chat (part of the public forum), I don't think he'd mind. You can see pictures of Skipjack in his SailNet album: ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-25-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,462
Posted By Cruisingdad
Ode to a sailor...

Ode to a sailor…

Over the many years in our travels, we have had the pleasure of meeting many different men and women; only occasionally do we meet other families. You see, families aboard a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-25-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 2,583
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Cleaning/polishing Prop


Any growth on the prop effects performance and only a few barnacles can quickly grow into a colony. Use a scraper to remove the barnacles and then a cloth soaked in "Lyme Away" to get rid...
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-06-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 3,991
Posted By bshock
Re: Learning to dock shorthanded

This is my procedure for docking stern first. Rather than re-type from a post I did on another website, I just provided a link. I hope that's not bad ettiquete. I don't necessarily wish to steer...
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