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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   20 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By Stumble
Re: Hit by Lightning!

Even thought there is no visible or obvious damage I would still recommend calling your insurance company and reporting it. Then hauling the boat and inspecting the bottom, the keel bots, and the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   2 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By Stumble
Re: Alerion 33, or an alternative for the retiree?

A few years ago we looked seriously at the Allerion, then the Morris, then the Hinkley... All of them are great boats, but the price just wasn't worth it to us. For all their refinement we just...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   2 Days Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,499
Posted By Stumble
Re: visit Cuba

Yes, the embargo absolutely does prohibit private travel there, and spending any money while there. There are currently some narrow exceptions, and as soon as congress acts the bans will be lifted...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   4 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,510
Posted By Stumble
Re: Installing an electric motor

24kw is by definition...

24,000w=360V * 66.66amps

of course it takes into account the voltage.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   6 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By Stumble
Re: Prep for Great Salt Lake - Corrosion Questions

I wouldn't honestly stress it that much. Just be prepared to replace the metal bits from time to time and give the boat a fresh water wash down every time you use it. If you want to get serious about...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,510
Posted By Stumble
Re: Installing an electric motor

At hull speed it's probably enough to get you 10-12 miles give or take. It isn't exactly hard math...

Leaf battery pack -24kw
Leaf usable capacity - 21.3

C&C 30 installed power - 15kw
Power...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,377
Posted By Stumble
Re: Why buy new rigging?

Must be my NSA security clearance... Try going to https://homeport.uscg.mil/mycg/portal/ep/contentView.do?order=desc&contentOID=109624&contentId=109624&programId=12586&contentType=EDITORIAL and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,377
Posted By Stumble
Re: Why buy new rigging?

Pretty much.

It is actually a little more complicated than that based on salinity and average temperature. But inspected vessels are required to be inspected every two years. Every six years...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,377
Posted By Stumble
Re: Why buy new rigging?

One of the other issues frankly is that replacing the rig because of a wire or terminal failure is an incredibly expensive process. For many older boats if the mast breaks for any reason it may not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By Stumble
Re: Frozen cotter pins...HELP!

A pair of high quality vice grips (ie, not harbor freight ones) can normally get enough of a grip to spin the clevis pin out. If that doesn't work then use the dremmel to cut flats in the head. This...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,377
Posted By Stumble
Re: Why buy new rigging?

The USCG mandates replacement of the wire at 8 years if you carry passengers. They did this after a series of deaths from aged wire, and a pretty in depth survey of rigging hardware. Obviously this...
Forum: Learning to Sail   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By Stumble
Re: Newbie question about jib rigging

this isn't a concern. It is original to the Erickson 23 sail plan.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 3,082
Posted By Stumble
Re: The heart of the matter

Honestly I think the real problem is that people buy a boat for a dream they have, not the reality of what they will do. Me, I day sail and cruise the gulf coast. I bought a boat that is very well...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By Stumble
Re: Garhauer EZ Glide Genoa Car

Roller bearings are great, but captive balls are generally all that's needed until the loads get really high. The real problem is any bearings that aren't captive are prone to bouncing out. Years ago...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By Stumble
Re: Running rigging life

Line doesn't traditionally fail from fatigue. It could I guess, but not realistically. The much, much more common factor is from localized abrasion. Basically the halyard gets hoisted, and right...
Forum: Electrical Systems   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,101
Posted By Stumble
Re: What's wrong with this right off the bat?

It should be pointed out about yellow wiring...

A few years ago the standard was changed to mandate red - hot, black - negative, yellow - DC negative. The hope was to eliminate the situation where...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,472
Posted By Stumble
Re: How to prepare/refit a boat for Bluewater

In almost 25 years of using feathering props I have never had an issue with them opening or flipping. I am sure it does happen, but the likelihood of it is pretty remote.

As for it making a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,472
Posted By Stumble
Re: How to prepare/refit a boat for Bluewater

Jon,

The first thing I have done on every boat I work on is add that simple $15 in line pump. I hate trying to fill Racors without them.

It also crossed my mind... A feathering prop. No...
Forum: Electrical Systems   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,101
Posted By Stumble
Re: What's wrong with this right off the bat?

There is no one absolutely correct way to do this. To some extent it depends on how easy it is to access the lights, distance (voltage drop), and other systems, ect. But here is how I would do this....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,472
Posted By Stumble
Re: How to prepare/refit a boat for Bluewater

The list seems endless, and a lot depends on how the boat is set up now. But the first priorities have to be mission critical systems...

1) mission critical - standing rigging, as much solar power...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By Stumble
Re: Emergency dewatering: Multiple pumps, collapsible discharge hose?

This is a terrible idea. Engine cooling pumps move a miniscule amount of water, and the likelihood of picking up trash, or worse running the engine dry it just too high. Putting your source of...
Forum: Learning to Sail   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By Stumble
Re: Boatspeed under spinnaker

Your boat won't plane. At best it can surf down the face of waves, but that is speed over ground, not through the water. Anything past about 8kn is indicative of surfing in your case.

Planing is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By Stumble
Re: Selling boat

Was yours the one listed for $60,000 with engine issues? 1973 Columbia C-45 sailboat for sale in California (http://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/41973) If so then compare it to 1973 Columbia 45...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,268
Posted By Stumble
Re: Things you can say about your boat but not your girlfriend?

It took six months in the yard to get her bottom right. But now she is much faster.

Didn't I just replace those parts

The six of us take her for a ride at least once a week.

She can't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By Stumble
Re: Garhauer EZ Glide Genoa Car

The slides vs bearings is a pretty big issue. If you are going to adjust them regularly the extra friction is a pretty big hit.

The lost bearings is a problem with all non-captive bearing...
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