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Search: Posts Made By: VallelyJ
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Deck hardware: OK to attach with screws only?

That may be a bigger problem than whether your halyards run back to the cockpit or not.
Why is there a gap there?
How thick is the 'surface of the deck'? If I understand you right, your description...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 923
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Favorite Bosun Chair

Instead of ascenders, I use klemheist or prusick knots. They do the same thing, are pretty fool-proof to tie, cost next to nothing, and for the infrequent trips the cost savings more than offsets the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Diving Instructor Robbed and Killed in Bahamas

That statement, I think, is more salient than the fact that the crime occurred in the first place. One tragic crime doesn't tell us anything about the statistical likelihood of similar crimes in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Mast foot block ??

You'll have to see how looks once it's rigged, and how it sails. Excessive mast rake increases the tendency to broach, but 'excessive' depends.
Also, you're angling the spreaders backwards, which...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 923
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Favorite Bosun Chair

Go to an EMS or other mountianeering store and look at rock climbers' sit harnesses. Much less expensive without the boat picture on the box. I have a Petzl, mid-grade, $60 on sale marked down from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: How do I repair a hole my cleat ripped in my deck?

That's the way I'd go too, whatever you use for the backing plate.
But you have to make sure the deck integrity wan't compromised to begin with. Was the plywood core rotted where the cleat pulled...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,150
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Repainting non skid only

That'd be the Kiwi Grip; not the deck core.
JV
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Holding tank inspection port

I ran a 1" heater hose (auto parts store) from the tank, into a nearby hanging locker, through a high marelon vented loop and out the side of the hull well above the waterline via a marelon through...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,144
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: I don't think this mast step is correct

Ditto. The "problem" under discussion is abstract and theoretical. Compulsively repairing things can be productive, but you're better off finding an actual, tangible problem to 'obsess and compulse'...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Holding tank inspection port

Haven't read all the replies so forgive redundancy.
Is the new hose in addition to the old one? If so, and if you can run it to a different part of the hull, the difference in air pressure due to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,150
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Repainting non skid only

You may want to reconsider leaving the hardware. Depending on how long it's been since the last time it was re-bedded (if ever), and the quality of the bedding, it's an important maintenance step. If...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: switching to WR2 for lifeline, reuse pelican hooks?

I reused mine with eyes that threaded into the old P-hooks. I couldn't make a secure splice in such a short loop of Amsteel Blue so I made lashings for the gate proper with multiple turns of double...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,144
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: I don't think this mast step is correct

Overbored is right. The mast has been this way since the boat was new. The downward force on the bolt can't be that great on a small boat. Is the hole in the mast elongated a lot? If not, don't make...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Marine Plywood Near NYC?

Use exterior grade plywood from any lumber yard. The only difference is that the marine ply has no voids in the inner layers. Exterior grade--like they use on roofs--might have a few small ones. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,059
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Enlarging hole for screw-out deck plate? File? Dremel?

One more for the rotary rasp, also called a 'burr' that sailvayu suggests. The business end is a steel cylinder about an inch long and half inch in diameter, with rasp teeth cut into it. A short...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 913
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Just how monumentally stupid an idea is it to go with black non-skid?

Sloop, you have to learn to stop beating around the bush and just say what's on your mind.
JV
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 913
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Just how monumentally stupid an idea is it to go with black non-skid?

Yep, not a hot idea. So to speak.
Also, think about it visually. All that black. You'll look like a floating hearse. 'Course, you could make a buck disposing of ashes at sea. But you'd start to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By VallelyJ
Gill OS1 vs OS2 bibs

Has anyone ever looked closely at both the Gill OS1 and OS2 trowsers to be able to say how different they are? Been wanting a pair, and I know PS rates the OS2 foulies highly. But if I can get the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-14-2015
Replies: 75
Views: 8,320
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Sailing around the world on a Catalina 22 sailboat

Why? You'll be miserable the whole time. Spend a little money on a bigger boat. Remember that the volume of room inside of a boat is the cube of it's length. And the hull speed increases as a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-14-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 5,210
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Flying drones

I've heard that several firearms manufacturers are working on guns that fire non-mentalic projectiles--plastic or gelatin pellets similar to birdshot, I believe--from guns that don't qualify as...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-14-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: best repair for stripped thread in the boom

Just remember the problem with dissimilar metals. Use some Tef-gel or Lanocote on the SS screw if you tap for a bigger size, or on the pop-rivet if you're attaching a SS cheek block with an aluminum...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-14-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: What to use as a mast wiring fitting?

Look for the kind of electrical connector that Takefive suggests. They're made for the purpose you are describing. They last a long time. Use some vinyl protectant on them from an auto supply store....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-13-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Course Comparisons

Discovery Sailing in Chester Basin, Nova Scotia, if you're looking outside the list of countries you cited.
Dave DeWolfe is a natural teacher. He had a career in a field related to oceanography and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-13-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Tacky West Systems Epoxy

I agree with Paul323 re scraping and acetone. Acetone is good for dissolving uncured epoxy. But first, I'd try brushing a coat of hardener on the tacky part and giving it a day or so to see if that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-10-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,134
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Top of compression post is rotten

Don't get all obsessive-compulsive over this.
I don't think it matters whether you replace the whole post or just the top. The post is there to take compression force. Anything that will last an...
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