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Search: Posts Made By: KB7EWA
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-11-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 5,118
Posted By KB7EWA
I've got a CAL 20, iron bolt on keel. I've...

I've got a CAL 20, iron bolt on keel. I've noticed some spots on the keel flange where there are some rust spots that are actually flaking off. I was thinking of grinding it down and just putting...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-10-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 5,118
Posted By KB7EWA
This is a great thread. Any thoughts on fresh...

This is a great thread. Any thoughts on fresh water applications?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-05-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By KB7EWA
Filler material around keel

What is the proper material for smoothing the transition around an iron keel to a fiberglass hull. This is a Cal 20 in freshwater. I would like to pull the keel bolts to check them but in order to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-07-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 1,227
Posted By KB7EWA
We have been homeschooling our kids now for three...

We have been homeschooling our kids now for three years and plan to do so through high school. The best advise I could give and echo what many have said here is to be flexible. That is the joy of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-27-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,347
Posted By KB7EWA
I think he captured the hours and hours of...

I think he captured the hours and hours of monotony quite well but where are the moments of sheer terror? Man I can't wait to go. Someday. I'm sure the experience is much different on a sailboat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-22-2009
Replies: 359
Views: 40,194
Posted By KB7EWA
I suppose if you really wanted to stick it to the...

I suppose if you really wanted to stick it to the Coast Guard you could always name your boat "The Sailboat Formerly Known As
Forum: Cal 01-19-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 843
Posted By KB7EWA
Bimini top on a Cal 20

Has anyone ever tried putting a Bimini on a Cal 20? I know that there is not a lot of room and the mainsheet arrangement may not work so well but I'm curious to see what people have come up with.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-13-2009
Replies: 359
Views: 40,194
Posted By KB7EWA
This is a great thread. Our boat is named...

This is a great thread. Our boat is named "Teapot" because we decided to let the kids, 5 and 7, name it. After an endless string of Boaty, Saily, Sinky, etc. this was the first name that seemed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-12-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 3,620
Posted By KB7EWA
That is what whitewater kayakers call a bow...

That is what whitewater kayakers call a bow squirt. Don't think I'd try it is a sailboat.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-12-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,183
Posted By KB7EWA
Or use a piece of plain white paper and rub it...

Or use a piece of plain white paper and rub it with the side of a lead pencil.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 01-07-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,224
Posted By KB7EWA
Jim, the restoration site was a great inspiration...

Jim, the restoration site was a great inspiration to me as well. I think the link is on Steve's site but if not you can get a .pdf of an owner's manual put together by the class association from...
Forum: Living Aboard 11-14-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 4,668
Posted By KB7EWA
I like pellet stoves. I seem to be one of the...

I like pellet stoves. I seem to be one of the few technicians in my industry that seems to. A couple of things. Most pellet stoves operate on AC line voltage to run the various components. They...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-11-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,843
Posted By KB7EWA
I was looking to replace my lexan board with...

I was looking to replace my lexan board with plywood as the lexan broke when I tried to drill holes in it for the locking clasp.
Forum: Living Aboard 11-08-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 4,668
Posted By KB7EWA
Sorry but now I have to jump in. The fourth...

Sorry but now I have to jump in. The fourth leading cause of home fires in America is someone putting ashes that they thought were out on a combustible surface. My favorite was the guy who put them...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-15-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 4,423
Posted By KB7EWA
Yeah, my wife and I sit in the cockpit, the older...

Yeah, my wife and I sit in the cockpit, the older two ride in the bow pulpit and watch for driftwood and the youngest wanders around the cabin. To camp we put a cushion between the lateral berths...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-15-2008
Replies: 98
Views: 6,232
Posted By KB7EWA
Sorry Gulf, Seabrook does not look good. Ike...

Sorry Gulf, Seabrook does not look good.
Ike Aftermath in El Lago and Seabrook - iReport.com (http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-85617)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-12-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 4,429
Posted By KB7EWA
I'm not sure exactly what the actual swell size...

I'm not sure exactly what the actual swell size was but when I was on Nimitz I stepped out onto a catwalk one deck below the flight deck and had green water come over my boot. I quickly went back in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,932
Posted By KB7EWA
I had followed the transpac closely this year as...

I had followed the transpac closely this year as a Cal20 (Blackfeathers) was in it. Wildflower will be missed for sure. I'm glad he made it out okay.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 3,109
Posted By KB7EWA
Don't forget: 1. Drop car keys overboard 2....

Don't forget:
1. Drop car keys overboard
2. Don dive gear
3. Find car keys next to winch handle dropped last week
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-07-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 4,206
Posted By KB7EWA
How does a traveller work?

Basic question. How does a traveller work? I don't have one on my boat but I have heard that they are good to have. My friend has an International Tempest with one and we are trying to figure out...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-06-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 6,497
Posted By KB7EWA
I'm fairly new at sailing but I've been flying...

I'm fairly new at sailing but I've been flying for a long time and a sail is basically a wing. The more camber or chord in an airfoil (read sail draft) the more lift it has but it also has more...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-06-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,395
Posted By KB7EWA
It will cost however much you spend on it...:)

It will cost however much you spend on it...:)
Forum: Cal 09-06-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1,228
Posted By KB7EWA
Mine has a roller reefing boom. You just pull it...

Mine has a roller reefing boom. You just pull it away fron the gooseneck a little and turn. Then there is a cringle on both the luff and the leech you can tighten up. I also have tie downs in the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-06-2008
Replies: 110
Views: 9,630
Posted By KB7EWA
We were out today in 18 gusting to 28 with one...

We were out today in 18 gusting to 28 with one reef in and the small jib on. The boat handled quite well but in the swirling winds in the canyon we have to go through it was a bit much for me to...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-05-2008
Replies: 73
Views: 8,398
Posted By KB7EWA
If your downhaul cleat is in the groove then set...

If your downhaul cleat is in the groove then set it so the boom only drops a few inches when the the halyard is released.
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