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Search: Posts Made By: py26129
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-13-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By py26129
Re: Jig-a-Loo

Yup. I don't leave port without it. It's a fine silicone spray. I use it on bolt ropes, locks and anything else that I want to lubricate without making a mess.

Matt
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-01-2012
Replies: 1,201
Views: 394,359
Posted By py26129
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Paul

I will try to take a pic tonight and post it. We're off on vacation as of tomorrow.

I got my inspiration from Bicycle Speedometer Anemometer | Otherpower...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-01-2012
Replies: 1,201
Views: 394,359
Posted By py26129
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

After three years, the paint can lid looks like new. I'm not sure if I just got lucky or whether all of them will hold up like that.

I used a wired speedometer, essentially, because I was too...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-01-2012
Replies: 1,201
Views: 394,359
Posted By py26129
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Absolutely brillliant!!!

My low buck project was a home built anemometer.

Parts required:
3 plastic Table spoon measuring spoons from the dollar store $3
1 spray paint can lid, free
1...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-25-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 681
Posted By py26129
Re: Raymarine ST4000 MkII lever issue

Many thanks for your reply. I had bought the bungees but think I'll do some maintenance instead.

Cheers

Matt
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-24-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 681
Posted By py26129
Raymarine ST4000 MkII lever issue

Ladies and gents

My Raymarine St4000 MK II autopilot has developed a very annoying habit.

When it is engaged (lever down) the back and forth motion of the wheel, as the pilot corrects the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-24-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,059
Posted By py26129
Re: Sandbanks, Lake Ontario

Ritchard

What si the water level now, compared to last year? Here in Montreal it is very very low. I'd say 3-2 feet below normal.

You could always go to Waupoos for your cruise. if you heve...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-16-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,059
Posted By py26129
Re: Sandbanks, Lake Ontario

Ritchard

After starting this thread, we never ended up going to West lake by boat. We did visit the dunes two years ago by car and found west lake to be full of weeds, i.e growers coming up...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-01-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 975
Posted By py26129
Re: I'm In...

Squidd

Looking great. Congratulations.

Looking at the pic makes me miss our PY26.

Photo 1 »Sold - PY26, Mischief (http://www.mischief.byethost10.com/index.php?p=1_4)


Matt
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-11-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,691
Posted By py26129
Re: Boat shopping: round two

You might also take a look at Pacechip 26s (PY26) They are relatively cheap (under 10K) are solidly built and have a ton of space below. Quite a few came with an inboard diesel. We had one for 12...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-28-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,337
Posted By py26129
Re: Head Help

+1 on Peggie as well. For tanks she recommends Ronco Plastics in CA. I just ordered a holding tank from them and they are truly a pleasure to deal with and the tank quality is great.

Matt
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-24-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,080
Posted By py26129
Also consider a Shark 24. It's an absolute blast...

Also consider a Shark 24. It's an absolute blast to sail,cheap and readily available around Kingston. If you want to race thereis quite a fleet at KYC.
Easily single handed, had a big cockpit and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-16-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,735
Posted By py26129
paceship.org

Come to think of it, have you foudn The Paceship Website Homepage (http://www.paceship.org) yet? Great site with a lot of info.

Matt
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-15-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,735
Posted By py26129
Any sailmaker should be able to provide you with...

Any sailmaker should be able to provide you with the correct measurements for the boat. When I bought the J-80 chute, I simply looked for boats with simililar forestay lengths to the PY26, figuring...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-15-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,735
Posted By py26129
I completely agree with the 150% for upwind and...

I completely agree with the 150% for upwind and the asymmetric chute for downwind.

BTW, a J-80 chute works very well.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-14-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,735
Posted By py26129
Squidd I'm sorry to say I do not. What I do...

Squidd

I'm sorry to say I do not. What I do remember is that the 150 ended more or less even with the companionway and the 180 went to at least mid copckpit, if not further aft.

If it helps, I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-13-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,735
Posted By py26129
Squidd I would think that the big sail would...

Squidd

I would think that the big sail would be fine. My dad's PY26 actually had a 180 genny and it worked fine.

Mine had a 150, no issues with that either. At the upper end of the wind...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-09-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By py26129
Also take a look at the Island Packet 31. Solid,...

Also take a look at the Island Packet 31. Solid, comfortable boat, tons of space and it sails better that everyone will want you to believe. They are available you your price range.

Cheers

Matt
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-16-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 1,550
Posted By py26129
No argument with that. However it all...

No argument with that.

However it all depends on how you us your boat. A competitive sailor's "dead" sail will likely serve a non-competitive sailor for a good long time.

Matt
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-16-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 1,550
Posted By py26129
Completely disagree. Make sure the measurements...

Completely disagree. Make sure the measurements are right and buy the sail. We did it and were surprised at the quality of the sail we got. Most of the on-line guys are pretty good when they...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-16-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,984
Posted By py26129
Better late than never, I guess. I used to own...

Better late than never, I guess. I used to own PY26 # 129 (1977) and changed the hand rails a couple of years ago.

The handrails, (as per the factory) were drilledthrough and the screws...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-16-2011
Replies: 1,201
Views: 394,359
Posted By py26129
$15 Anemometer

Sorry, no pics. I built a cheapie anemomenter for our previous boat. it consisted of 3 black plastic 1tbl measuring spoons ($3.00 at the dollar store), one black spray paint can lid (free), a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-11-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By py26129
Ken Many thanks for your response. I will...

Ken

Many thanks for your response. I will take it apart after the boat come out of the water next weekend and lake a look.

Cheers

Matt
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-07-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By py26129
Autohelm ST4000+ rattle

I have an Autohelm 4000+ Wheel drive on my boat which generally works great.

However, when the pilot is disengaged (steering manually), under power, it rattles in the most annoying fashion Due to...
Forum: Electronics 07-06-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,660
Posted By py26129
Many thanks your your reply. I looked at the...

Many thanks your your reply. I looked at the details in your other post and find them very clear.

You are right about the ST4000+ not having an NMEA out. As you mention, this requires a Seatalk...
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