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Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   11 Minutes Ago
Replies: 2,503
Views: 113,620
Posted By eko_eko
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

My old boat had an aft cockpit and an aft cabin. The cockpit was U-shaped with an island in the middle. The island provided standing headroom in the middle of the aft cockpit. The cockpit seats...
Forum: Weather   36 Minutes Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By eko_eko
Re: Wind chart

FWIW, I'm a big fan of windfinder.org and their pro app. When I lived in Cambridge, it was how I' know when the Charles River would be windy enough to be interesting. Now I use it to decide which...
Forum: US Northeast   5 Days Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 1,592
Posted By eko_eko
Re: Where to leave the boat in NE

A slip at Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina isn't as cheap as a mooring, but it does offer great access to the Boston Harbor Islands. I kept my boat there for a while.

It's reachable via the MBTA...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   6 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,364
Posted By eko_eko
Re: Need new quality Cruising Sails

What do you think of the Flex line from Dimension Polyant for a cruising sail?
Forum: There's This Place...   1 Week Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 4,535
Posted By eko_eko
Re: Is Florida all its cracked up to be?

Don't forget, Florida is a big state. Orlando is further from Miami than Boston is from Manhattan, with certainly as much variety in livability in between. Would you judge all of New York State on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,118
Posted By eko_eko
Re: Small rechargeable batteries (AAA, AA, C,D)

You want the Engergizer Rapid Charger (CH15MN). It can run off of 12V with a cigarette lighter adapter. Make sure you're wired to give it a full 5 Amps, at least, or expect to start blowing fuses.
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Forum: There's This Place...   1 Week Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 4,535
Posted By eko_eko
Re: Is Florida all its cracked up to be?

I grew up in FL. I've lived elsewhere as well, most recently in the Boston area. I'm back in FL for a reason. You can sail year-round, the cost of living is less than other places with good sailing....
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,503
Views: 113,620
Posted By eko_eko
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Ted Danson introduced me to Sudoku between shots of a short film.
Forum: Electrical Systems   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By eko_eko
Re: Check my wire math

Greg's has 8ga in stock:
https://gregsmarinewiresupply.com/wire/index.php?route=product/product&path=25&product_id=62
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By eko_eko
Re: How to repair rotting core surrounding chainplates

I had to do this not long ago. On my boat, the cored areas are divided into segments a few feet long with (thankfully!) solid glass dividers between segments. If water gets into one part of a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 999
Posted By eko_eko
Re: Hand bearing compasses

I second the Davis hand-bearing compass. Get the one with the LED in it.

In addition, I suggest these Bushnell 7x50 binocs with lighted compass: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00009X3S2

The...
Forum: Electrical Systems   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By eko_eko
Re: Check my wire math

My calculations say that you'd see 2.45% voltage drop when pushing 11.8A over 60ft of 10AWG wire. That does not take into account the drop caused by terminals, etc.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,618
Posted By eko_eko
Re: Sailing Harness on the cheep!

I have a two-legged tether I've not yet used. I'd been planning to use it in places where I'd have to unclip to move. It turns out my boat is too small for that to happen.

I wonder whether having...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By eko_eko
Re: Need a road trip trailer sailor.

The Siren 17 was designed to be used as a camper by inland sailors on road trips to the lake. It draws nothing and has plenty of space inside and out. I doubt you want to race with the senior dog on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 811
Posted By eko_eko
Re: Advice needed on the state of these seacocks/throughulls

There was not room to put a flanged seacock in for my engine raw water intake. Rather than give up, I insisted that it be moved. We relocated the intake by a few inches and now there's a real flanged...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 814
Posted By eko_eko
Re: Visit to Massachusetts

In Boston, check out the old State House even if you don't take the time to do the freedom trail. Get a cup of chowdah at the Sail Loft restaurant as well.

If you're feeling adventurous, you can...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 8,307
Posted By eko_eko
Re: Take me with you on your next sailing adventure! Short notice OK!

I haven't seen the PM. I'll be at the GSSC meeting on Tuesday though.

I may go also sailing Sunday morning -- 8:15am departure if it happens at all. The weather may not hold.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,618
Posted By eko_eko
Re: Sailing Harness on the cheep!

Sorry, terminology error on my part. I meant to describe the mechanism by which the seatbelt maintains the occupant traveling at the same speed as the vehicle (i.e. keeping it tight). Sailing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By eko_eko
Re: Joker valve advice needed....

So ... KY for the joker?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,618
Posted By eko_eko
Re: Sailing Harness on the cheep!

Some stretch is good. Seat belts are safe in cars because of the pretensioners. Without them, you might break a rib. Shock loads kill.

As a raw material, seat-belt might be fine. I just don't want...
Forum: Electrical Systems   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 863
Posted By eko_eko
Re: Hydraulic Crimping Tools & converting to AWG?

My HF hydraulic crimper left "ears" on crimps. I started rotating it 1/6th of a turn once an earlet started to form and then crimping again. It took four or five rotations to get a clean crimp.
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By eko_eko
Re: Joker valve advice needed....

Why veg oil rather than something like mineral oil which can't go rancid?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,618
Posted By eko_eko
Re: Sailing Harness on the cheep!

If you plan to make your own tether -- or even if you buy a cheap one -- consider adding a Shock Pack. It's what construction workers do so they don't die with punctured lungs after a tether arrests...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 8,307
Posted By eko_eko
Forum: Florida - Eastern   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By eko_eko
Re: Port Everglades sea state

We went out again yesterday, getting to the port just before slack tide at the end of the flow. There were no large waves to speak of. Even the wake in the "washing machine" failed to significantly...
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