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Search: Posts Made By: budvar
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-19-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Rewiring US Yacht 25

If the outboard charges I would get an ACR. If you will be adding solar the ACR makes sense as well. If the AC charger will be the only method of charging most good marine chargers will charge at...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-13-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,078
Posted By This Old Sailboat
Re: Electrical Upgrades

Hey, guys. Let's not let this thread disintegrate into yet another endless debate about LED lights, eh? That horse was beat to death long ago. Caveat emptor, okay?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-02-2014
Replies: 1,138
Views: 363,611
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

At $75 it's something like 1/20 the cost of roller furling... I think it will be nearly as convenient.

And the boat came with four hank-on head sails and I want to be use them all.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-27-2014
Replies: 1,050
Views: 235,985
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Lets get some good sunrise/sunset pictures....

sunset,overnight crossing of the pamlico sound
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-x9H1_k_TLOM/U4SSc2vBJkI/AAAAAAAARqQ/b1mOgLSWfkU/w978-h701-no/IMG_20140525_202417.jpg
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-18-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,262
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: Electrical 101

Electrical Systems 101 Electrical Systems 101 (http://c34.org/bbs/index.php/topic,5977.0.html)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-08-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By travlineasy
Re: Marina Frozen

You can drill a hole in the ice with an ice auger, then purchase a cheap compressor, the same as those used in tropical fish tanks, connect enough tubing to reach down to a depth of 6 to 8 feet, put...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-08-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Marina Frozen

Well I would not use a light bulb for heat, they do not give off much, and are quite fragile and can cause fires if they break. At this point there is not much you can do. if you are in protected...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-11-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 882
Posted By Christian Williams
Re: Replace Panel vs. Replace Switches

If you're considering plunging into a messy panel and haven't been there before, my recent experience might be of interest.

Part 1--A Noviceís Guide to Panel Reorganization - Blogs - EY.o...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-02-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 516
Posted By Christian Williams
A Novice's Guide to Panel Reorganization

My blog about plunging into a messy yacht distribuition panel for the first time:

EY.o Information Exchange - "Thelonious" Ericson 32-3 - Blogs...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-18-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By mikehoyt
Re: Genoa measuring, help please.

run a tape up your forestay attached to the halyard. That gives you a good idea of the luff length you can use. LP is easily determined by measuring shortest distance from the clew to the luff. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-16-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By Alex W
Re: Genoa measuring, help please.

I'm looking for a smaller headsail now (leaning towards having a new one made) and find it useful to look at both sail area and LP. You can have 133% LP sails made to almost any sail area by varying...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-16-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Genoa measuring, help please.

This might help.

US 25 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com (http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=506)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-16-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Genoa measuring, help please.

You really should look at the headsail area. You can calculate the area using Luff x LP/2 = Area. If they give you luff, leach and foot, you'll have to do a some geometry/trig calcs to get there. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-16-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By Alex W
Re: Genoa measuring, help please.

There are two jib calculators that I find helpful:
Jib Overlap Calculator (http://sailingfortuitous.com/apps/jibcalc.html)
http://l-36.com/LP_calc.php

Both will compute LP for you given sail...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-30-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By bblument
Re: Sail purchase options

I bought new sails for my '72 Pearson 26 from thesailwarehouse.com . The sails were Rolly Taskers, and the rep I dealt with via email and telephone, Jim Johns, was very helpful, very quick to reply,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-31-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Raised chainplate deck fittings question

I'd use self tapping screws. Another option is to tap threads into the epoxy and use machine screws - there is no real stress on those fasteners so the epoxy threads will hold no problem.

Self...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-30-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By PorFin
Re: Raised chainplate deck fittings question

Yep -- I'm in full agreement with Tom.

Here's the reasoning. Gelcoat is simply polyester resin thickened with talc; it has little inherent structural properties. If you have that layer between...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-30-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By tommays
Re: Raised chainplate deck fittings question

Yes I would sand to glass so you get the best bond
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