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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 590
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: How big to predrill for holes in fiberglass.

Hardwood guidelines haven't worked for me in fiberglass. I have a piece of solid scrap fiberglass that is used as for testing starting with the appropriate hardwood guideline and going incrementally...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-13-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 935
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Dutchman Boom Brake Installation

The choice between a preventer and a boombrake might be related to the sailing conditions.

We sail a narrow lake, actually a reservoir, and the time between tacks is typically minutes. I suppose...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-12-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 935
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Dutchman Boom Brake Installation

The chainplates on our boat are close to the outside. The block and tackle lies flat on the deck and hasn't been a problem or even much of a trip hazard.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-11-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 935
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Dutchman Boom Brake Installation

Rather than padeyes near the stays, I ran the line from the bottom of one chainplate to the boom brake to a block at the bottom of the other chainplate and then via a block and tackle back to the...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-11-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 935
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Dutchman Boom Brake Installation

I installed a Dutchman Boom Brake, but thought that the Wichard Gyb-Easy manual was easier to understand as for the attachment points -- the dotted-line arc in figure 1 defines the points. Anyway,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-24-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 18,261
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Sailrite Sewing Machine

I'll defer to Joe if he corrects me. When sewing thick material, needle-thread tension seems to more of a problem on home sewing machines. Needle-thread can be double-wrapped around the tension discs...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-11-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 6,323
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Canvas Costs

Jon is correct about machine requirements.

Regular weight Tenara is comparable to V-92 / Tkt 30 weight thread. Heavy weight Tenara is comparable to V-138 / Tkt 20 weight thread and is outside the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-11-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 6,323
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Canvas Costs

Thread is wound two ways, either stack-wound or cross-wound. Stack-wound is laid parallel around a spool. Cross-wound forms an X around a cone. Stack-wound is designed to come off "toilet paper...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-07-2014
Replies: 105
Views: 6,323
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Canvas Costs

I sew PTFE thread on an industrial machine. However, I have used PTFE on a Pfaff 130 home sewing machine with no problems. That might be because the Pfaff 130 is a rotary hook machine. Most home...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-31-2014
Replies: 144
Views: 8,336
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Synthetic Motor Oil for my Diesel?

Several years ago I was told by an aviator that switching to synthetic oil resulted in gaskets leaking, apparently because over time it replaced petroleum oil and the gaskets tended to shrink. My...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-25-2014
Replies: 10
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Views: 849
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Snaps

My experience is that the wood toothpick solution can be temporary. I've used epoxy but in an area that was not cored.

You might want to post this question on:

Sailrite Forum...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-31-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,092
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Reducing bird mess

We take the furled jib sheets first down to the bow cleats, and then back to the winches. so birds cannot perch on the sheets.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,406
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: canvas stitching

I typically use MR needles sewing canvas with both bonded polyester and Tenara, and have had no problems sewing with either.

"If fabricators have problems with skipped stitches, Singer's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,406
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: canvas stitching

The other PTFE thread you mention might be Solarfix. From what I've read on other forums, Tenara tends to twist and knot more than Solarfix. Personally, I've never had a problem with Tenara, but at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,406
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: canvas stitching

Before taking the cover to any shop, you might want to clean the cover. Even canvas shops might charge you for cleaning before sewing. The reason is to protect their machines.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-29-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Link 2000 and or charging problem

We have a Xantrex Link 20 battery monitor that shows .2 amp draw for apparently monitoring the batteries and for preserving radio presets. This worked fine when we were connected to dock power, but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-21-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Need a knot for...

I have precisely your application, with a Yosemite bowline through the grommets, round-turn and two half-hitches to stanchions, and clove-hitch and two half-hitches to life-lines -- two-years, no...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-20-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,553
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Sailboat for the med?

Probably almost anybody who responds has a better idea than I. We've sailed the Med on several two-week trips on comparable 30' boats, and have thought of extended sailing as you have.

We'd never...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-15-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 3,707
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: composite wood Toe Rails

Beneteau has switched to synthetic teak toe rails for at least some boats.

This might be the source.

Synthetic Teak Boat Toe Rails | PlasTEAK Inc....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-09-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,093
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: How much paint will I need to do the bottom of a 30 footer

From the Interlux Guide Previously mentioned.

http://www.yachtpaint.com/LiteratureCentre/boat-painting-guide-14-usa-eng.pdf
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-06-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,093
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: How much paint will I need to do the bottom of a 30 footer

Page 37 of the Interlux guide has an estimation table.

http://www.yachtpaint.com/LiteratureCentre/boat-painting-guide-14-usa-eng.pdf

Our Beneteau First 36.7 takes 7 of the 3/4 quart cans to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-16-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Site for sail measurements?

Perhaps this is Web site you mentioned.

Sailrite Sailplan Database (http://fabric-calculator.sailrite.com)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-20-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,583
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: sewing sunbrella

There would be four layers sewing a flat felled seam. Sewing a semi-flat felled seam (aka : faux flat fell or faced edge seam) would be three layers and seems to be more common for boat canvas than a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-20-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,583
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: sewing sunbrella

A significant limitation of home sewing machines, even those called semi-industrial, is not only the space under the foot but the ability to sew layers of material. When the pressure foot is lifted,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-09-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 4,428
Posted By TejasSailer
Re: Sunbrella: What color is used on your boat?

Although I voted "navy," the color is actually "Captain Navy."
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