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Search: Posts Made By: johnnyandjebus
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 639
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Re: selfsteering linkage how does this work?

Hello all

It's the OP. I think I haven't done a very good job of asking my original question. I get how the self steering connects to the rudder. Looking at the pictures on the website I can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 639
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Re: selfsteering linkage how does this work?

Right again Christian, port side (left no I mean the the other left :) )

Just curious how a quick release system would work in the application.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 639
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Re: selfsteering linkage how does this work?

Agreed Christian, its hard to see in either pic but there is a single line on the starboard side that runs down to the linkage, I assume to engage, disengage?


John
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 639
Posted By johnnyandjebus
selfsteering linkage how does this work?

Hello all

I was cruising the net looking at Morris Frances sailboats and stumbled across this picture;

http://frances26.org/anihoya/DSC_1765.jpg


Edit: the pic below does a better job of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 2,828
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Re: Handling Anchor/Rode with no Locker

asdf38

Good stuff. I am starting to take another hard look at my anchor setup on my co_26. Currently using 1/2 3 strand but it is only 100 feet with about 50 feet of chain, not enough. Both are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 864
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Re: Tallyho: the hunt is on

Paul

As far as first post's on SN go this one is pretty darn good 9 out of 10.
I docked you a point becuase you didn't mention the word rum and/or dark and stormy.... :)

Good luck in the boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Re: JetBoil fuel canisters, availablity in remote locations?

Alex

Good stuff thanks for that, the gimble looks great, I'll keep it in mind if/when I need it. The blog posting is excellent material.

John
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Glueing velcro to headliner?

Hello all

I have two deck hatches that don't have screen inserts. I would like to glue velcro to the fibreglass headliner and sew up some screens with velcro edges but am concerned that the glue...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By johnnyandjebus
JetBoil fuel canisters, availablity in remote locations?

Hello all

I have been following Web Chilles as he attempts his 6, 7'th? circumnavigation on board a moore 24.
He is using a jetboil stove for cooking, which uses butane/propane type disposable...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 737
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Re: Herniated jibsheets

What weinie said, soft shackle. I replaced my hard shackle with a soft one last year and haven't looked back. Easy enough to make and plenty of examples on the net. Best thing being you have nothing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-23-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,117
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Re: Incredible Restoration and Sailing Yacht

Incredible is the right word, thanks for posting.

John
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-09-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 6,152
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Re: Before and After Photos - Show Us!

Osmosis bottom job on my contessa 26

Before(sort of);
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg201/jebusthedog/Picture.jpg

During;...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-01-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 513
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Re: depth sounder install wax cleanup??

I did 4 tests;
First the transducer tossed over the side of the boat, worked well.

Second the transducer in zip lock bag filled with water, pressed down on the hull where I wanted to install, ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-01-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 513
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Re: depth sounder install wax cleanup??

Hello all

An update

I ended up using a heat gun to soften up the wax then a combination of goof off, mineral spirits and soapy water to cleanup the residue. Repeated several times. The area in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-01-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 513
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Re: depth sounder install wax cleanup??

Thanks for all of the replies, I'll try a few of the suggestions starting with soap/hot water and mineral spirits. I considered just using the wax ring as a permanent install but decided that it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-31-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 513
Posted By johnnyandjebus
depth sounder install wax cleanup??

Hello All

I am in the process of installing a depth sounder with a shoot thru hull transducer. I have used a toilet bowl wax ring to test the install and now want to permanently install the PVC...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-10-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 973
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Re: I've never splashed before

All good advice, I would add(in case it hasn't been mentioned already) Take your time when the boat is in but still in it's slings. Meaning don't rush as you check for leaks and ensure the engine is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-27-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Re: Android navi-thingy

Interesting, thanks for the post.
I am looking for something similar and would have a couple of questions about the unit.
- I assume that because it is running android it is possible to add world ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-11-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 2,346
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Cool Re: Almost!

Nothing silly about that imho.
John Vigor might call it adding to the black box.
Good Old Boat - Vigor's Black Box Theory article (http://www.goodoldboat.com/reader_services/articles/blackbox.php)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-15-2013
Replies: 110
Views: 22,086
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Re: Offshore bluewater cruising - what sailboat would be best?

To be upfront first thing;
I have never crossed an ocean in any boat.

With that said others have, in boats you are considering

Nick Jaffe | Bigoceans | Adventure, sailing & sustainable...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-10-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 3,323
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Re: series drogue or para anchor?

Good stuff Jon thanks for the reply

John
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 3,323
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Re: series drogue or para anchor?

Hello all

A question about using Amstel. It is my understanding that 3 strand or braid is used for the JSD because it stretches, adding to the dampening effect. Amstel doesn't stretch, is this a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-01-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By johnnyandjebus
max working load of the transom

Hello all

I have been doing some reading on jordon series drogue and am thinking thru how I might use one on my boat. More of a theoretical exercise as I don't have a need for one, just curious....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-13-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Re: Advice needed on boat for short person!

Where were you when I was re-installing my line chocks on the aft end of my contessa? :) The darn things were 1/2 inch too far from my arm's reach!!

John
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-13-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By johnnyandjebus
Smile Re: Advice needed on boat for short person!

Quite honestly I can't see being short as a dis-advantage, ever on a boat. Short may mean weaker, err less strong than the 250 lb monster riding the rail, not relevant. Weaker people, like me, just...
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