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Search: Posts Made By: rhumbunctious
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-29-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By rhumbunctious
Re: Minimum reasonable breaking load for forestay of 31' ketch?

OK, so the question then remains whether that 430kg difference in breaking strength has any practical significance such that I should be worried in heavy weather....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-29-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By rhumbunctious
Re: Minimum reasonable breaking load for forestay of 31' ketch?

Well, according to the Loos site, 1/4" 1x19 316 stainless (which is what I have) has a breaking strength of 6900lbs which is 3130kg, so that's not too far off from 2700kg. Not sure how much that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-29-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By rhumbunctious
Re: Minimum reasonable breaking load for forestay of 31' ketch?

The clevis pins used in the roller furler are 5/16" (8mm). I don't know if there would be any benefit (or even drawback) to drilling those holes out to accommodate 3/8" (9.5mm) clevis pins.

All...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-29-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By rhumbunctious
Re: Minimum reasonable breaking load for forestay of 31' ketch?

Previous and current wire for main mast is 1/4 inch wire with 3/8 inch clevis pins.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-29-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By rhumbunctious
Minimum reasonable breaking load for forestay of 31' ketch?

Last year I replaced all the rigging on my '79 Westerly Berwick ketch (http://www.mauriprosailing.com/us/category/2-Westerly-Berwick-31.html), including a roller furler system that works with hank-on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-20-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By rhumbunctious
Looking for 45 degree angled chain pipe

Someone recently hit the stern of our boat, catching the stern anchor chain and in the process ripping the hinged cover off of the chain pipe.

I can find countless sources for replacement chain...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-30-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,005
Posted By rhumbunctious
Origami Paddler - a folding paddle board that can fit in a cockpit locker

http://origamipaddler.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Tim-paddling.jpg

Looks like an interesting option to either compliment a dinghy or even replace one (for the well-balanced). A bit bulky, but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-15-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,207
Posted By rhumbunctious
Re: Oh for blue sails... Double layered Dacron?

:) :) :)

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ks0umrZHoUA/T7JRO4K6_mI/AAAAAAAAS2Q/olNy1YUMCoI/s1065/SailColors%2520-%2520Full%2520Set%2520-%2520Royal%2520Blue.png
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-15-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,207
Posted By rhumbunctious
Re: Oh for blue sails... Double layered Dacron?

Rolly Tasker FTW! I'll be getting my blue sails!

We have plenty of 3.8 oz dark or light blue (and cream for that matter). We could twin ply all your sails using 3.8 oz. This means we double...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-13-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 677
Posted By rhumbunctious
"Reefing Point" for Roller Furled Headsail?

One of the significant drawbacks to a roller furled headsail is the combination of poor sail shape as well as stress on the roller furler when using the sail in a partially furled state, particularly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-11-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By rhumbunctious
Re: Twistle Rig... 100% or 130%?

Oh, it's a 1979 Westerly Berwick ketch, 32.5'
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-11-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By rhumbunctious
Re: Twistle Rig... 100% or 130%?

Good point. Thanks. I've been using 100%, which has seemed about right. Was just wanting to be sure I didn't miss an obvious benefit when custom ordering the sails, by not making them a tad larger.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-11-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,207
Posted By rhumbunctious
Oh for blue sails... Double layered Dacron?

I finally have my cruising budget built up to where I can at last have some new sails made, and have long yearned for non-white sails, particularly something in a nice royal/pure blue.

Alas,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-11-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By rhumbunctious
Twistle Rig... 100% or 130%?

This is a question for those with direct, hands-on experience with twistle rigs. If you don't know what one is, or haven't used one, please just listen and don't post. Thanks.

I'm planning on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-07-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 4,554
Posted By rhumbunctious
Re: Ideas on securing wires inside mast?

Large plastic zip ties.

At regular intervals along the wires fed through the mast, attach a zip tie, leaving the tail. Orient the tail at different directions at each interval. When pulled through...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-01-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 760
Posted By rhumbunctious
Looking for miniature ship's wheel

I'm trying to find a miniature wooden ship's wheel, e.g.

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/Nzg4WDg5OA==/$(KGrHqZ,!hoE83w0d-5OBPVQFb,+!w~~60_3.JPG

which would be anywhere from 5-8 inches in diameter....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-15-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 5,100
Posted By rhumbunctious
My new (old) boat's paddlewheel was dead when I...

My new (old) boat's paddlewheel was dead when I bought her, and for the delivery trip home, I got a Knotstick (http://www.knotstick.com/)

http://www.knotstick.com/k4.jpg

which worked a treat,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-13-2010
Replies: 164
Views: 13,999
Posted By rhumbunctious
As an alternative to boiling cans, you could try...

As an alternative to boiling cans, you could try my method, which is to use a disposable foil casserole container (see attached image).

A 5dl size holds one typical can's contents and it heats...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-02-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,075
Posted By rhumbunctious
Sanity check needed on short-term house bank configuration

I need to set up a higher capacity house bank for several months, and have at my disposal the following 12V batteries:

2x 110 AH AGM (same type/age)
2x 110 AH Flooded Deep Cycle (same type/age)...
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