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Search: Posts Made By: Fish53
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-17-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 3,080
Posted By Fish53
Re: Liferafts and other survival equipment

Most ocean rafts have stability chambers on the bottom that fill with water to minimize wind drift and of course provide stability, larger rafts such a 25 person raft can draw up to six feet when...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-17-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 3,080
Posted By Fish53
Re: Liferafts and other survival equipment

This question brings us back to the active/passive issue. I also have some experience with the Portland Pudgy and was quite impressed.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 3,080
Posted By Fish53
Re: Liferafts and other survival equipment

One project I need to do soon is learning how to use this site, this has been my first attempt to participate.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 3,080
Posted By Fish53
Re: Liferafts and other survival equipment

Thanks again MedSailor, My worlds have collided, as you have observed. It's always been easy to spend when I can see the return, but now I'm suddenly frugal.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 3,080
Posted By Fish53
Re: Liferafts and other survival equipment

Imperial and Kent have new suits with boots and removable gloves.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 3,080
Posted By Fish53
Re: Liferafts and other survival equipment

There are some interesting new alternatives, you can put on a survival suit in the raft but it's not easy and you're probably already wet.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 3,080
Posted By Fish53
Re: Liferafts and other survival equipment

Great suggestions MedSailor, the vertical rail mount looks very nice. My raft weighs almost one hundred pounds so lockers and below would be difficult, I'll see if I can find something like the one...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 3,080
Posted By Fish53
Re: Liferafts and other survival equipment

Obviously nothing is a guaranty of survival and the point about active vs passive is well taken, here is where the differences in area become apparent, you can't carry enough fuel to realistically...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 3,080
Posted By Fish53
Re: Liferafts and other survival equipment

In 1971 when I was in the service I spent 26 hours floating in the South China sea wearing a life vest, the water was 79F and it wasn't much fun. I leave you all to your own decisions about your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 3,080
Posted By Fish53
Re: Liferafts and other survival equipment

Billyruffn, I love the name, Nelson would too. The space issue is a tough thing to overcome but there are a lot of things that become meaningless when the sh*t hits the fan, I'll find the room.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 3,080
Posted By Fish53
Re: Liferafts and other survival equipment

Good points all, I'm new to this forum thing so please forgive my clumsy attempts. I just purchased a Tartan 27 as my sort of sail training vessel, not much room for survival equipment and due to my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 3,080
Posted By Fish53
Re: Liferafts and other survival equipment

I agree, assistance needs to be very close at hand to go without. I have been fortunate to have participated in a considerable amount of emergency training due to licensing and employment...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 3,080
Posted By Fish53
Re: Liferafts and other survival equipment

I realize that this type of equipment is a considerable expense and not applicable to every situation, I happen to already own more than my share of these items due to my commercial activities but I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 3,080
Posted By Fish53
Liferafts and other survival equipment

Hi, I'm curious how many sailboats carry extra survival equipment such as liferafts, survival suits and EPIRBS. I'm in the process of trying to find space for mine and I guess I'm going to have to be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-16-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,058
Posted By Fish53
Re: Bowline on a bight

Personally, I always use a bow and stern line and however many springs as required by the vessels size and the tide, also I always keep the lines on the boat, the boat is made fast to the dock, not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-16-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,058
Posted By Fish53
Re: Bowline on a bight

A butterfly knot is more easily made than in the two examples given, simply twist the head of a bight twice and pass it through the resulting opening. Where you place the twist determines the size of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-16-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,940
Posted By Fish53
Re: composite wood Toe Rails

I bought a truckload of used Trex decking for ten dollars a few years ago and used some of it for rub rails on a 28 ft work boat I own, just ran it through the table saw and sanded it lightly, three...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-01-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By Fish53
Re: New to sailing

Bought the Tartan.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-29-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By Fish53
Re: New to sailing

Well I made an offer on a T27 that I came across, decent shape, good running Universal 23hp diesel, 3k dependent on survey results. I hope my search is over and I can start posting my "learning to...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-25-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By Fish53
Re: New to sailing

Well I missed out on a good deal on a Tartan 27 but I've come across a nice Pearson Triton that's owned by a local sail maker.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-23-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By Fish53
Re: New to sailing

I agree, the 27 foot length seems to be a good fit and the Albin Vega is a very well respected vessel. I've seen many of them in Denmark and Norway but I haven't run in to one here in New England, at...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-23-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By Fish53
Re: New to sailing

Hi, Right now it would be just me and sometimes my son. My lack of a significant other is another of the reasons I'm working with limited funds. I've been aboard a T27 on land, and while it's a bit...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-22-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By Fish53
New to sailing

Hello, New to the forum and new to sailing and looking for some input. To give a bit of background, I'm not new to boating, I've been a commercial fisherman for thirty five years. I hold a 1600 ton...
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