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Forum: Chesapeake Bay   3 Days Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 3,524
Posted By travlineasy
Re: 2016 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Donna, I just talked with Maryland DNR Licensing and the person that provided you with that information was misinformed. What is now required is a DNR ID number, which can be obtained by calling any...
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-11-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,421
Posted By Erindipity
Re: Wiring... how to start, my goals?

(I'm sorry, an Advertiser ate my homework. Let's try again.)



Like the paranoid man who wears suspenders because he doesn't quite trust his belt, I crimp _and_ solder whenever possible. That's...
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-11-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,421
Posted By Erindipity
Re: Wiring... how to start, my goals?

Geez, that looks just like my Nav Station, right down to the Tea...
A couple of pointers: I don't use a Lighter. I got one of those little Butane Torches:
FRYS.com*|*NTE...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-29-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,154
Posted By Ward H
Re: Need a doodad

I had installed new standing rigging my first season. Then I used 2 SS spring clips to fly a pendant off the back stay. At the end of the season I took the pendant and clips off and saw the back stay...
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast   06-16-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,132
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Sharks in the Chesapeake Bay

About 20 years ago, the best place to catch sharks along the entire east coast, north of Florida, was the mouth of Chesapeake Bay. Early in the season, 30 to 55-pound spiny dogfish arrived on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-28-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,614
Posted By Faster
Re: Why Going Aloft On A Shackle Is A Bad Idea

I suspect the shackle was cut off there to get to the race in time.. The failure appears to be the pin/spring/pull tab assembly that decided to 'disappear'...

We've always tied bowlines and if the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-08-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,469
Posted By MarkSF
Re: What can/should I do while repacking my stuffing box?

I have the Teflon seal packing, and it is almost as good as the dripless. (I don't have clearance for a proper dripless).

I'd suggest replacing the hose as others have said, and use new hose...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-07-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,469
Posted By capta
Re: What can/should I do while repacking my stuffing box?

I would suggest you do an inspection of your cutlass bearing and replace if necessary. Also after insuring you have a good cutlass bearing and no packing in, I would do an engine alignment. You will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-07-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,469
Posted By jimrafford
Re: What can/should I do while repacking my stuffing box?

Replace the rubber hose of the stuffing box. Should be done every 8 years. I replaced mine last spring. Looked fine. Got it out and closer inspection revealed it was badly cracked.
Jim
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-07-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,469
Posted By casey1999
Re: What can/should I do while repacking my stuffing box?

Replace your cutlas bearing if it has any play-grab the prop and try to move it sideways and up and down. Anything more than 1/32 inch then replace. Also check condition of all thru hulls and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-05-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 3,440
Posted By TakeFive
Re: My crappy sail today

I understand, and it's clear that you need a longer line, or to unwrap the current line a bit on the drum.

But do note that that was not what caused the jam. It's the bottom layers of the wrap...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,061
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Real world corrosion control for mast fittings

Some pictures from a boom that is 29 years old, have been used on saltwater all its life (the boom was replaced with a new one last summer)
The traces of Duralac is only one year old...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-20-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,840
Posted By casey1999
Re: Mast work

This book will show you what you need to do to climb your mast without much cost (go to section 6-4 for mast climbing):
Singlehanded Tips Book (http://sfbaysss.org/tipsbook/)
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   06-18-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 2,726
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Rock Hall gouge?

I've been to Rock Hall dozens of times over the past couple years, but not because it was a great place to visit. Waterman's Restaurant was OK, but that's about as high as I would rate it. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-11-2013
Replies: 96
Views: 22,898
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Latts & Atts is GONE!

Well the magazine was started by Bob Bitchin, aka Robert Lipkin. The magazine was bought out by "sextant publishing" headed by a DJ Doran.

a .1 second Google search resulted in the following, the...
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