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Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 536
Views: 18,470
Posted By fallard
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Bob, I am having a hard time uploading new photos for some reason. Here's a view of my swing keel Clearwater 35 taken at the end of our sailing season, hence the sails are missing.
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 3,072
Posted By fallard
Re: The heart of the matter

I think we have the same Raymarine AP. My linear drive failed after about 20 hours total time. That was a replacement for one that appeared identical and had lasted 10 years. It was only replaced...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 536
Views: 18,470
Posted By fallard
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

This would appear as "the pot calling the kettle black", when a steel zealot, whose plastic experience appears minimal, pontificates about the shortcomings of plastic boats, but doesn't respect...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 3,072
Posted By fallard
Re: The heart of the matter

And I have to disagree that AIS is much more useful than radar. Perhaps in the poster's world, but in my world, there are a lot of recreational boats that don't have AIS and stil travel at speed in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By fallard
Re: Butyl or Dow Corning 795 sealant--forward hatch and port windows

I've had very good luck with Dow Sylgard to seal fixed acrylic portlights to FG and aluminum. It was recommended by the local glass shop here in a maritime neighborhood. It is a very messy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By fallard
Re: Running rigging life

Most of this perspective seems logical enough, but seems to be quite conservative. UV is an obvious factor, so southern environments may shorten lifetimes. That said, my 25 yr old boat was in FL...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 3,352
Posted By fallard
Re: Our West Marine Debacle

The opinion of a board-certified psychiatrist?:wink
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 3,352
Posted By fallard
Re: Our West Marine Debacle

That isn't a legal opinion, is it?:wink
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 3,352
Posted By fallard
Re: Our West Marine Debacle

That isn't a legal opinion, is it?:wink
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 3,352
Posted By fallard
Re: Our West Marine Debacle

Agree with this analysis. The OP mislabeled this thread if he ultimately got satisfaction through what appears to be exemplary customer service. Rather, he should have labeled it "Great resolution...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 5,574
Posted By fallard
Re: My boat was boarded (and messed with) at anchor!

The el cheapo unit appears to have only one aperture, so it wouldn't work like the old rangefinder cameras. It does appear to be a variant of the technique you use "for free" with the reticles in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 5,574
Posted By fallard
Re: My boat was boarded (and messed with) at anchor!

Semantics: both types of rangefinders in this discussion are "optical".

The difference is that the $15 version appears to use a passive technique that requires an estimate of the height of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 5,574
Posted By fallard
Re: My boat was boarded (and messed with) at anchor!

Can't speak to the reliability and accuracy of your PrideSports unit, but I can speak to the peace of mind you get when you can range to 1-2' accuracy at several hundred yards and about 3' at a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 674
Posted By fallard
Re: Can a windlass work with a shallow anchor locker?

If you have a chain/nylon rode, and can't reach below the hawse pipe, you are inviting Murphy.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 5,574
Posted By fallard
Re: My boat was boarded (and messed with) at anchor!

JimsCAL:

Unfortunately, a lot of the shallow water to the east in the Salt Pond has been occupied by power boats, including rafts of more than 12. It isn't unusual to see these guys put out 150'...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 5,574
Posted By fallard
Re: My boat was boarded (and messed with) at anchor!

hellosailor:
I would concede "private ownership" of bottomlands, but only when conveyed by the state. It appears that NY has a very different situation from CT regarding private ownership of public...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 5,574
Posted By fallard
Re: My boat was boarded (and messed with) at anchor!

As I understand it, all of the waters of the continental US where the water ebbs and flows is PUBLIC under federal rules and is held in trust by the states, who may make rules--or delegate rule...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 536
Views: 18,470
Posted By fallard
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Bob: What is the cost differential for the carbon fiber/epoxy and titanium compared to FG/polyester resin and SS hardware?

I priced a carbon fiber mast/boom about 15 years ago: I still have my...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 536
Views: 18,470
Posted By fallard
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

The materials and fabrication costs for carbon fiber vs fiberglass and for titanium vs. steel are too high for most recreational boaters of the type subscribing to this thread. The resale prospects...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 5,574
Posted By fallard
Re: My boat was boarded (and messed with) at anchor!

Minne: I'm quite familiar with the chaos in BI Salt Pond when there is a 180 wind shift (or not!) If I were the other boat in your incident, I would probably have at least 5:1 scope on a nylon rode...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By fallard
Re: Can this be buffed out?

If you think it's Awlgrip--or not--try 3M Finesseit II first. That's what folks around here use to buff their Awlgrip. You don't wax Awlgrip, so that polishing step is all you would need unless the...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 536
Views: 18,470
Posted By fallard
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

I love wooden boats and many old things made of wood. My house is over 100 yrs old and we've maintained it in character: wood siding, wood floors, wood shutters, and wood roof. That is enough wood...
Forum: Apps & Authors   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 213
Views: 9,819
Posted By fallard
Re: Waterway Guide Beats Active Captain

Any resource that uses unedited inputs from anyone, including AC, is subject to errors, omissions, etc. Even edited sources are subject to errors and biases. When I contacted Seaworthy and Garmin...
Forum: Apps & Authors   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 213
Views: 9,819
Posted By fallard
Re: Waterway Guide Beats Active Captain

The premise of this thread is off the mark when it comes to cruising information. My experience with various cruising guides over several decades indicates that you need to have several sources...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-29-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 674
Posted By fallard
Re: Can a windlass work with a shallow anchor locker?

My drop from the hawse pipe for my windlass is about 1 foot. I thought about going to all chain, but for the Northeast, that isn't necessary and would be problemmatic with my windlass installation. ...
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