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Search: Posts Made By: zAr
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-23-2014
Replies: 226
Views: 12,177
Posted By zAr
Re: Why All the Absurd Circumnavigation Threads?

When I was a child I set out to explore. No real goal in mind, just the unknown needing to be known and experienced, things to be seen. Not even because they were there, just a driving sense of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-18-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By zAr
Re: Formula for calculating stowage based on displacement?

Thank you! That's the easy way. It also led me to LBS/IN which in turn led me to the formula:

LBS/IN = Pounds per inch immersion (top)
This is the amount of weight added or subtracted to the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-18-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By zAr
Formula for calculating stowage based on displacement?

Is there a formula, given only the displacement of a boat (and neither light nor loaded, at that), for calculating how much stowage weight the boat can take on? E.g. how much extra weight leads to...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-29-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 5,500
Posted By zAr
Yeah, but by a whole knot for maybe 1/3 of an...

Yeah, but by a whole knot for maybe 1/3 of an inch list at the waterline? I wonder....
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-29-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 5,500
Posted By zAr
Yup, that's it. I didn't think the effect on air...

Yup, that's it. I didn't think the effect on air flow could be that dramatic.
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-28-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 5,500
Posted By zAr
I do have a roller furler. Why would that...

I do have a roller furler. Why would that produce asymmetry though?
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-28-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 5,500
Posted By zAr
Both my jib and genoa have protectors on one...

Both my jib and genoa have protectors on one side, hrm.
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-28-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 5,500
Posted By zAr
jrd22: Huh, you're right, I set the topic wrong. ...

jrd22: Huh, you're right, I set the topic wrong.

blt2ski: Wow, I never even thought of that. As a matter of fact, my speedo paddle wheel is on the starboard side. And two other through hulls...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-28-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 5,500
Posted By zAr
Well, I guess to "scientifically" confirm the...

Well, I guess to "scientifically" confirm the diagnosis I'll have to remove the list completely, put more weight starboard.

What's confusing me is that if the list were to starboard that would...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-28-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 5,500
Posted By zAr
Port tack faster than starboard tack, same point of sail?

On my boat I've noticed that sometimes when I'm close hauled, wind and waves from the same direction, that starboard tack is faster than port tack, sometimes by a whole knot. I can't figure out why....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-03-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 2,260
Posted By zAr
:laugher That I do!

:laugher
That I do!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-03-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 2,260
Posted By zAr
Not only simpler, but judging from the prices...

Not only simpler, but judging from the prices probably cheaper too. Thanks for that, PorFin.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-03-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 2,260
Posted By zAr
I'm really glad you mentioned that because right...

I'm really glad you mentioned that because right now I have two 1500 W ceramic heaters going and know that come January/February I'll use two additional electric oil heaters at about 600-1500 W each....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-03-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 2,260
Posted By zAr
Oh, I only have a single lead-acid starter...

Oh, I only have a single lead-acid starter battery. Not the banks of starting and house batteries with new wiring, solar/wind panels, multi-chargers, galvanic isolator, etc., I would like to have. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-03-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 2,260
Posted By zAr
The valve makes perfect sense and one of my...

The valve makes perfect sense and one of my future projects is to add second Racor filter with diversion valves, so this could be an opportunity...



Looking at the existing tubing I'd say you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-03-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 2,260
Posted By zAr
Yeah, it's the "how" that I'm wondering about. ...

Yeah, it's the "how" that I'm wondering about. I'm guessing that just tapping the tank or a fuel line is already a big project. There doesn't appear to be any info on the Dickinson site about how...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-02-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 2,260
Posted By zAr
Oh really? Hrm. So I'm looking at running DC...

Oh really? Hrm. So I'm looking at running DC electrical wire to the fan and/or pump. And running a fuel line from tank or gravity tank, though I can't think where I'd put a gravity tank.

What...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-02-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 2,260
Posted By zAr
John, Well, if the wood heater can't get me...

John,

Well, if the wood heater can't get me through winter with it's 8000 BTUs, it's not likely the 9700 BTUs propane heater will either. I'd probably need the diesel's 6k -16k BTU's. But my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-02-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 2,260
Posted By zAr
I should also mention two other points factoring...

I should also mention two other points factoring into my decision - I only have an 11 lb propane tank, no room for anything larger, no room for a diesel gravity tank and plumbing into my existing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-02-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 2,260
Posted By zAr
Lots of great and helpful feedback here, thank...

Lots of great and helpful feedback here, thank you everyone!

Many of you asked why I'm going with the solid fuel instead of propane or diesel. I did put a lot of thought into this and only...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-01-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 2,260
Posted By zAr
Intentionally inflicting a 4" hole in the deck

So I'd like to add a Dickinson solid fuel furnace to my boat and also some vents.

I've read Maine Sail's page on rebedding deck hardware and will use some of those techniques (thank you Maine).
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-21-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,894
Posted By zAr
Yeah, I think that makes sense. I hauled out...

Yeah, I think that makes sense.

I hauled out today to replace the anodes and, sure enough, the magnesium anode I added last year was severely corroded and had to be cut off with an angle grinder...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-17-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,894
Posted By zAr
Well, I did do a search and apparently the sparks...

Well, I did do a search and apparently the sparks are too similar, but magnesium does catch fire, so that's something. One source said to heat the metal, then add water, if it burns down the shop...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-15-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,894
Posted By zAr
Yeah, I wouldn't let it get to that point. I'm...

Yeah, I wouldn't let it get to that point. I'm kinda paranoid about corrosion.

I've been to several sites that say things like "WARNING: Do not mix anode types."

My understanding is along the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-15-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,894
Posted By zAr
Why not mix anodes types?

Why should we not mix anodes, for example putting both a zinc and a magnesium on the prop shaft of a fiberglass boat in freshwater?

Follow up question: How can you tell which type is being used? ...
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