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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-18-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 2,306
Posted By pedcab
I painted mine last season. It is an 8m spar ...

I painted mine last season. It is an 8m spar

As said before, all the fittings were removed, it was sanded down (though not to bare metal since the previous coat wasn't peeling) and then received...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-26-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,349
Posted By pedcab
And to people who sail GRP sailboats, which have...

And to people who sail GRP sailboats, which have to be a nightmare to get rid of when the time comes...
Forum: Electrical Systems   08-12-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,069
Posted By pedcab
Within the cheap units price range there are some...

Within the cheap units price range there are some more complete than others...


For instance, I have a 15€ multimeter that features a thermocouple position and came with a thin wire thermocouple....
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-19-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 6,523
Posted By pedcab
Furthermore I'd like to point out that there's...

Furthermore I'd like to point out that there's little chance your regulator is prepared for marine duty, so I'd rule out the idea of using it... It's to great a danger to have landlubber electrical...
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-19-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 6,523
Posted By pedcab
Indeed there is. One should use a diode 25% above...

Indeed there is. One should use a diode 25% above the expected current flowing throught the circuit... That's the "general" 1/4 rule of thumb...

Oversizing a diode won't do any harm to the circuit...
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-19-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 6,523
Posted By pedcab
I just bought a 10w SP myself. It is wired...

I just bought a 10w SP myself. It is wired directly to the battery without regulators of any kind.

I just fitted a 5A diode (a bit overkill, I know) in series, to avoid battery discharging at...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-14-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 4,102
Posted By pedcab
I'd say, trace your own! It would be a fine...

I'd say, trace your own! It would be a fine entertainment and you'd get to know your boat a lot better...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-23-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,338
Posted By pedcab
kambala? oak? mahogany, as previously said...

kambala? oak? mahogany, as previously said...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-12-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,071
Posted By pedcab
Hey. Good idea! Here's mine: O Fulô, e...

Hey. Good idea!

Here's mine:

O Fulô, e o Azul (http://www.utrimaran.blogspot.com)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-07-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 898
Posted By pedcab
I'd quote both previous fellows. Whenever...

I'd quote both previous fellows.

Whenever your wallet allows for it, go for epoxy...
Forum: SailNet FAQ   10-07-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,852
Posted By pedcab
To cut GRP: An angle grinder with a thin cutting...

To cut GRP: An angle grinder with a thin cutting disc (plus a proper mask for yourself :)

To drill GRP: Just tune your drill bit point angle to a proper value for cutting plastics, say, 90.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-27-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 670
Posted By pedcab
IMHO you should... Sand it until all the...

IMHO you should...

Sand it until all the white oxide deposit is gone (ideally you should grit blast it), fill with thickened epoxy and then paint...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-24-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,968
Posted By pedcab
And carbon build up in the cylinder head and...

And carbon build up in the cylinder head and pistons, and sludge build up in the exhaust, and more polution...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   08-23-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 4,272
Posted By pedcab
I've heard about that problem a few times and the...

I've heard about that problem a few times and the causes were found to be one or more of the following:

1- Shaft alignment issues
2- Shaft length issues (too long shafts)
3- Outside shaft...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-23-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 16,818
Posted By pedcab
:D Smooth ;)

:D Smooth ;)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-17-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 4,113
Posted By pedcab
Another topping lift post?! :) :D Well...

Another topping lift post?! :) :D

Well then, here goes my opinion again:

I'd fit a topping lift with the same line gauge and following the same path as the main halyard so I'd always have a...
Forum: Diesel   08-16-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 4,517
Posted By pedcab
Well, if you say there are no sheared keys, that...

Well, if you say there are no sheared keys, that the coupling is mechanic and that everything seems otherwise OK my guess would be propeller cavitation or aeration.

Does you boat feature some sort...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-12-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 5,599
Posted By pedcab
I've got one, since my boat is kept in a swinging...

I've got one, since my boat is kept in a swinging mooring very close to a navigation canal.

In fact I use it so often than I often forget it up even while sailing :D
...
Forum: Electrical Systems   08-12-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,957
Posted By pedcab
I'll double that. You can, nevertheless,...

I'll double that.

You can, nevertheless, build your own heavier duty supply if you're a bit familiar in DIY electronics...

I did that myself for when my boat is ashore for maintenance and it is...
Forum: Electronics   08-11-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3,761
Posted By pedcab
Double that. GPS does not show headings, it...

Double that.

GPS does not show headings, it shows a course over ground and in any place but a widless pool your heading is always very different from your course...

Some more complete GPS units...
Forum: Racing   08-11-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,141
Posted By pedcab
That really depends on a lot more than just the...

That really depends on a lot more than just the type of boat...

The way you trim and tune your rig, the sail plan you have up, the condition of the water plane (in a chop you need more power so...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-04-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,426
Posted By pedcab
:laugher :laugher :laugher

:laugher :laugher :laugher
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-04-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,426
Posted By pedcab
They do? Well, they should, but only when they...

They do? Well, they should, but only when they fly past monohulls at twice their speed...otherwise and provided they're properly built, rigged and equiped, well designed multihulls are obviously...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-30-2010
Replies: 35
Views: 16,818
Posted By pedcab
Sometimes the arrogance of some of this forum's...

Sometimes the arrogance of some of this forum's members really makes my day happier and puts a smile on my face. :laugher

Sure, Wharram cats, Piver tris and the likes of it are nothing but...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-30-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 11,694
Posted By pedcab
Both my present life and my boat size don't allow...

Both my present life and my boat size don't allow me to live aboard, but when I do need to heat the cabin in the winter I use a very simple yet effective solution:

A clay vase (a simple unpainted...
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