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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 871
Posted By RocketScience
Re: Boater education certificate

Requiring boating education (online or otherwise) in the absence of nothing, could only be a good thing.

However, most State's implied requirement to use Boat-Ed for these courses is a bit of a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-26-2015
Replies: 142
Views: 4,759
Posted By RocketScience
Re: Rethinking Jacklines

Great idea, rope, stopper ball and all. But I'm certain I'll need a deeper bucket....:laugher
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-25-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 982
Posted By RocketScience
Re: Toilet Backup

A 'riser', or vented loop (http://www.go2marine.com/docs/8/4/3/3/84334F-mi2.gif), is typically installed when the waterline (when discharging overboard) or holding tank is above the level of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-25-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,059
Posted By RocketScience
Re: Seeking Owners of Vessels Equipped with Colligo Marine Titanium Bracket Sets

No.

Because Wauquiez's are of a European build, their rig components (specifically chainplates in this case) sport metric clevis pin diameters, so tangs were custom fabricated from stainless...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-25-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,059
Posted By RocketScience
Re: Seeking Owners of Vessels Equipped with Colligo Marine Titanium Bracket Sets

Original poster, and yes, I was referring to you.

Then I stand corrected, and therefore apologize for confusing your incident with that of the Allied Princess.


It took me a whopping 28...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-25-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,059
Posted By RocketScience
Re: Seeking Owners of Vessels Equipped with Colligo Marine Titanium Bracket Sets

Having dealt with John, and being one of the "750 boats" rigged worldwide, I'm sure he's already on top of this, in some form or another. He is a straight-up guy if I've ever met one.

Furthermore,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-16-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,054
Posted By RocketScience
Re: Getting sold boat prices from broker

Or...

try not to buy a boat from a broker.

IMO, boat brokers are even more irrelevant than their counterparts in the real estate world.

Buy from an Owner and put a couple grand back in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-07-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,791
Posted By RocketScience
Re: copper free bottom paint recommendations

Do you believe PS's test data and the methodology behind it is flawed? If so, please explain. As a person very familiar with anti foul paints as yourself, I respect your opinion, but I'm also...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-07-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,791
Posted By RocketScience
Re: copper free bottom paint recommendations

It's unfortunate your jib sheets did not live up to Practical Sailor's review, but like all things (and this includes their testing of ePaint) YMMV.

I do not dismiss anecdotal evidence, especially...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-07-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 2,578
Posted By RocketScience
Re: is it ok to look as long as you dont touch

Sorry for being Mr. Buzz Kill guys...

:o

Now let's get back to chugging beers and spouting our best innuendo!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-07-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,791
Posted By RocketScience
Re: copper free bottom paint recommendations

Agreed. The waters here in the PNW are fairly benign to fouling. I used it on my metallic running gear because it was a non-metallic containing coating which was highly rated.

Was it ePaint...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-07-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,119
Posted By RocketScience
Re: Discount Head Choices...

Not trying to start another 'composting head vs. [insert your choice]' debate, the OP needs to know composting heads are not without their pitfalls...

More Pottie Talk...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-07-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,791
Posted By RocketScience
Re: copper free bottom paint recommendations

ePaint (http://www.epaint.com/index.php?id=27&prod_id=46).

I used it on my aluminum saildrive, and is holding up very well after three years. Expensive stuff though, and is absolutely horrid to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-07-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,119
Posted By RocketScience
Re: Discount Head Choices...

I second getting the Jabsco.

Heads are all about the parts 'thang.' Joker valves in manual heads always seem to go by-by at the most inconvenient time. The Jabsco manual heads are one of the most...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-07-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 2,578
Posted By RocketScience
Re: is it ok to look as long as you dont touch

Let's reverse this...

If your boat was sneaking around looking at new owners, would you be upset?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-11-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,796
Posted By RocketScience
Re: Best Boat Hook?

I don't know if any of them were HD or not, but IIRC, the last one was around $75, telescoped to around 15 feet, and was somewhat of a beefier build than the previous WM versions I had. This didn't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-10-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 717
Posted By RocketScience
Re: Life Lines

John,
I'm not sure if this answers your question specifically, but West Marine can provide that service. Link HERE (http://www.westmarine.com/RiggingServices/Rigging-Services).

That being said...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-10-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,796
Posted By RocketScience
Re: Best Boat Hook?

I went through three or four WM, or WM style boat hooks. Junk IMO. They don't like water, especially salt water. Their cheaply anodized surface will start to corrode, making it difficult to slide...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-25-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,083
Posted By RocketScience
Re: Drogues & Sea Anchors onboard

That Pretorien must'a been one fine boat to inspire such a great read. Perhaps I should look into pickin' one of those up......oh dayum, I guess I already did.
...
Forum: Electrical Systems   02-14-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,396
Posted By RocketScience
Re: LED Navigation lights

Much of the concern is discussion board fodder I will admit, but I do recollect Maine Sail citing an incident or two.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-13-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,524
Posted By RocketScience
Re: Non-Marine Snatch Blocks?

I would guess for spin sheets.

If you've ever had to thread 2+ boat lengths (general rule of thumb) of spin sheet through a 'regular' block, you quickly learn to appreciate the invention of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-12-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,524
Posted By RocketScience
Re: Non-Marine Snatch Blocks?

Another advocate for Garhauer. A lot of bang for your buck, and made in the USA too.

That being said, have you considered Antal's Low Friction Rings...
Forum: Electrical Systems   02-12-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,396
Posted By RocketScience
Re: LED Navigation lights

Semantics, but thanks for the clarification to the masses.

This certification thang is really all about liability in the event of an accident, and probably only one of a great loss in property, or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-12-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 15,194
Posted By RocketScience
Re: One Last "All is Lost " thread

Same here.

Saw it last night tho. Absolute rubbish.

Steven Callahan has gotta be LHAO...
Forum: Electrical Systems   02-09-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,396
Posted By RocketScience
Re: LED Navigation lights

The trouble is, LED nav lights, specifically certified versions, just haven't been around long enough for any real comprehensive data, so we're left with anecdotal opinions.

I can tell you this...
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