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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Day Ago
Replies: 3,203
Views: 416,098
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Another sloop in a storm? With a rolling furler?

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Watch to the very...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 716
Posted By wrwakefield
Re: Buoyancy in inflatable vests

Let me add even more to the drift...

The British publication Yachting World just published test results of the various AIS POB...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,140
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Good short wave radio to get started with

Welcome aboard. Radio is a lot of fun. Frankly, other than some minor regulatory facts that you just have to know, there is nothing necessary to pass the US Technician and General ham exams that you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By wrwakefield
Re: windlass sizing

Hi MedSailor,

I've had several windlass brands on several boats over the last 40 years. One thing I've learned is many manufacturers have good model runs, and bad model runs for whatever reasons....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 96
Views: 7,590
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Jon Eisberg's Passing today...

It was a surprise. An autopsy is in progress.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-31-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Options for WiFi/broadband

Always trying to help. *grin*

Fine. Be aware that mounting brackets can really add up. Have a plan. Generally you want to mount the antenna and hang the Bullet from beneath it. The Bullet is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-31-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Options for WiFi/broadband

There are a number of options.

From an architectural point of view there is an external access device--a router--that connects to the shore side WiFi access point, a power-over-Ethernet (poe)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-17-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,041
Posted By RobGallagher
Aging casks onboard

Last January my buddy and I tried our hand at aging some white whiskey, We purchased a three liter oak, charred cask. Readily available on Amazon or eBay.

After rinsing and soaking the barrel in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-10-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 2,568
Posted By capta
Re: Service life of a Sta-Lok fitting?

I don't think the CG 'standards' for COI vessels is in anyway related to reality. After more than 30 years of operating COI vessels (yearly inspections), I've found very few of their 'standards' for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-09-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By Stumble
Re: Three Strand Polyester Question

If you were using sta-set it probably wasn't this causing your issues. What you are describing is a classic case of the core and cover twisting relative to each other. This is most often caused by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-24-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 852
Posted By aloof
Re: Opinions: TidesTrack Mainsail Track & Slide

Why do you want a track?

I had a Tides Strong ? Track. The PO installed it. I'm not convinced it had any advantage. Perhaps slightly less friction than slippery slugs, but not enough to matter....
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-22-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,664
Posted By Maine Sail
How To Murder Batteries In Half A Year

The Boat:

She is a 2007 36 footer, and was purchased by her current owner in June of 2015 in Nova Scotia, and then sailed back to Maine. At commissioning in Nova Scotia the batteries were found to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-03-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 846
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Self made safety lanyard?

a. ISO requires that the safety tethers be able to survive a drop test. Polyester DB will absolutely fail (no stretch) and so will tubular climbing webbing, even if sewn. A slightly stronger nylon is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-19-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 2,945
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Egg Whites--Natural Ant-Fouling for Running Gear

I tried Tef-Gel years ago on one blade of my prop, in the brackish waters of Barnegat Bay... The result was no observable effect, I couldn't tell after the summer which blade it had been applied...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-18-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By bvander66
New Service Offered by DAN

For cruisers out their DAN (divers alert network) is now offering a DAN Boater package which does Medivac and medical advice. Annual cost is $100 for family coverage.
Link is DAN Boater Travel...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-15-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 6,964
Posted By Erindipity
Re: Creepy sailing stories?

Once, around 1987, we were threading our way through the North Bay; the Spring Rains had been particularly effective, so we were being careful.
We passed a large tangled trunk of a tree, pretty much...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-15-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 6,964
Posted By PaulKroll
Re: Creepy sailing stories?

Not my story (lucky for me) but it's definitely creepy as it gets.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-15-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 2,702
Posted By peterbmetcalf
Re: Retractable tether for sailing knives and multitools?

Folks, you are all discussing, naturally enough, your own actions, possibilities, and preferences. I'm here to tell you, that as responsible sailors, sometimes you will be advising someone less...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-13-2015
Replies: 206
Views: 7,191
Posted By tdw
Re: Anything-Sailing Forum Down?

None at all. Didn't do me much good though did it ? Guess I'll stick to .... no stop right there ..... kittens.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-10-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By Erindipity
Re: Lazarette door lockers

There are things stored in Lazarettes that may need to be gotten at RIGHT NOW!!!, like Man Overboard stuff, a Fire Extinguisher, Condoms...
Anything done in the way of locking, so as to frustrate...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-02-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Best way to clean battery cables?

I used to take care of forklift batteries in a warehouse and we used baking soda and water to clean them. The only non factory connections were the big quick connectors which are self cleaning so we...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-29-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Battery combiners/Echo chargers

What you are missing is that this is during CHARGING not DISCHARGING... An ACR isolates the banks when discharging and parallels for charging.

With batteries in parallel the parallel voltage...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-26-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By Azzarac
Re: Security cameras for boat

Hey Med,
You have opened up a whole can of worms with this subject! I can only speak from a land based perspective since I have never installed cams on a boat. I do however have a bit of experience...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-26-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Has anyone ever needed to deploy a stern anchor in an emergency?

Stern anchor--I have used them in narrow waterways.

Emergencies--I have had to anchor in an emergency (engine died between jetties in a strong cross wind) but I used the bow anchor.
a. You need...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-18-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By captain44
Re: Most Important Safety Equipment

The most commonly dangerous thing on a boat--any boat--anywhere--in any condition is simply slipping and falling or hitting your head or falling overboard or tripping while getting on and off the...
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