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Forum: Electrical Systems   06-24-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,691
Posted By bobsaxet
Re: Rewiring my sailboat

I've only rewired one boat and the project was small.
The only thing I can add to what's been said so far is that you should consider the restrictions surrounding your depth transducer cable. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-15-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,029
Posted By bobsaxet
Re: Sliding Glass Doors?

Ok, that Hot Rod comment hurt!
And to think that you're comparing a Lagoon to the HR's Plywood wonder - Wow!
Lagoon is pretty proud of their naval architects: Van Peteghem and Lauriot Prévost...
Forum: Racing   06-14-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 9,457
Posted By bobsaxet
Re: Who pays for the food and beer?

Sorry...I'm late to this thread so I just read this from awhile back...

[QUOTE=bljones;900654]It's not a matter of who is right, it is a matter of peace in the household. Now, you can fold, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-14-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,029
Posted By bobsaxet
Re: Sliding Glass Doors?

Thanks Outbound. The CE regs on recreational craft is a difficult topic to research! In your opinion does the weakness of these big, sliding doors mean:
1. cruising cats should only use drogues /...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-14-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,249
Posted By bobsaxet
Re: cam cleat removal

Great post! Screw extractors work great - everyone should have a set. One additional step which I don't believe was mentioned is that you need to carefully centerpunch the head of the screw so the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-14-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,029
Posted By bobsaxet
Sliding Glass Doors?

Can sliding "glass" doors on cruising catamarans withstand water breaking over the stern(s). Specifically can they withstand a water jet velocity of 15 ft / sec.?

Basis for this question is the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-06-2013
Replies: 151
Views: 13,918
Posted By bobsaxet
Re: Lets choose SmackDaddy's new boat...

I'm the proud owner of two BFS Boozies!
Smack's got a new sled. Sweet! Bob
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-05-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,398
Posted By bobsaxet
Re: Ratchet straps

I second the recommendation above for StrapWorks
( strapworks.com (http://www.strapworks.com/default.asp) )
They have many combination of ends and loops. Hardware and ratchets are available in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-28-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 3,273
Posted By bobsaxet
Re: Pig Stick/Burgee Staff

Can't help with where to buy the best stick!
Related question: Is it 'taboo' to put the burgee on the backstay? I use some inexpensive clips made for this. Thanks, Bob
Forum: Learning to Sail   02-18-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 4,904
Posted By bobsaxet
Re: I love to learn the hard way!!!

OK. Here's mine...
Moral of the story - when you run aground don't do a bunch of stupid stuff which will make it worse.
Details - I'm the only guy in the race with a working depth gage and I ran...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-15-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 3,484
Posted By bobsaxet
Re: Strange Catalina 22??

Not sure if this thread is dead or not, but I'd like to second David's comment about the benefit of using a plate versus a sail stop:

"It allows you to get the main closer to the boom while...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-12-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 6,566
Posted By bobsaxet
Re: Jeffs Last Sail- MUST READ

I'm in. Will PM.
Cheers, Bob
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-04-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 900
Posted By bobsaxet
Re: New Years Outings...

Wonderful pix everyone.
Sorry about the shearpin s-daddy - that blows.
I made it out twice for solo sails (Precision 23) between Christmas and New Years - ~50 in Texas.
This picture was taken...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-03-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By bobsaxet
Re: Foul wx gear + harness

Thanks folks!
Your answers are exactly the perspective I was looking for.
Cheers, Bob
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-03-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By bobsaxet
Re: Another headliner question...

Thanks soooo much Paul!
I do have 1/4" plywood patterns which I made for the upholstery folks.
I'll use these and your flexible 'batten' suggestion for 'clamping'.
Cheers, Bob
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-02-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By bobsaxet
Another headliner question...

I have read though the archives and don't see the answer I'm looking for...
I recently had larger ports installed which required the yard to remove two sections of headliner. I've had an upholstery...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-02-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By bobsaxet
Foul wx gear + harness

I'm new and I hope this is an appropriate question for this section. I plan to sail in the gulf this February. What is your advice / experience for combining foul weather gear and a harness? I...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-11-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 22,162
Posted By bobsaxet
Let me first qualify this by saying that I have...

Let me first qualify this by saying that I have limited experience and this is my first post. So here goes...I agree with everything that has been said, but I think it needs to be added that 'if...
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