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Search: Posts Made By: bristol299bob
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Ultimate Sole, alternative

Same here. Ultimate Sole is holding up well, but I'll need something in 1 or 2 years I'd guess.

I was wondering about basketball court finishes. they seem pretty tough and easy to apply. I dont...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Head hose: How long does it take to permeate

luckily no leaks, and the bilge and bulk head compartments smell fresh. Its just the cabinet under the sink where all of the hoses pass. As others have said permeation of the cabinet itself or a leak...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Head hose: How long does it take to permeate

agreed. With a new tank I'll be able to address the discharge and the vent issue.

Still I had hoped that new hoses would have bought me a bit longer than a few months.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Head hose: How long does it take to permeate

Yes vent hose included.

You bring a good point. My vent is truly one sh*ty arrangement. in my original post I said that all hoses pass through the cabinet, but I forgot about the vent. It's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By bristol299bob
Head hose: How long does it take to permeate

My holding tank is fiberglass and its in the v-berth rght next to the bulkhead. All of the hoses go through the bulkhead into the under sink cabinet. from there they make thier way to the head or up...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 10,534
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Sunbrella fabric and 303 retreatment

I'll add that I use a sprayer like this when applying:

Amazon.com : Solo 418 1-Liter One-Hand Pressure Sprayer : Lawn And Garden Sprayers : Patio, Lawn &...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Preventive Maintenance

I used to use a notebook, but now I use Evernote.

I considered this
Intelligent Maintenance? - A ShipShape Sailboat (PC) (http://www.intelligentmaintenance.com/products/shipshape-sailboat-pc)
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 714
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: wind vanes and LOA

I'm considering a sailomat, they are lighter than most which was a consideration for me as well.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 2,043
Posted By bristol299bob
Forum: Learning to Sail 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,653
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: high wind gybing technique??

I'll add that if I'm singlehanded or with inexperienced crew, I will furl the jib first. This allows me to focus on the main, namely letting the main out and set as soon as I've jibed.

Obviously...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 957
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: How much of your storage is devoted to tools and parts?

I carry plenty of tools and spares (and I do the same on the road in the back of in my beloved old saab)

- I make certain that I have sufficient tools to replace each of the spares i carry. For...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,904
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Jacklines - where to run them?

I didn't explain very well, but I am definitely open to better ideas. I've gone back and forth a few times on my boat; this is my current iteration.

One thing I left out is that I don't have a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,904
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Jacklines - where to run them?

I run mine just inboard of the handrails on the cabintop, one on each side. they do not interfere with the companionway there and I like that they are closer to the centerline than along the decks of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-22-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,344
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Kiwigrip - first experience...

Fwiw i had the same concerns as you. I've experimented quite a bit in the garage. I've found that you can get a smoother finish in a few ways:

- try the textured roller from the paint store. They...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-20-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: My tri anchor light went out. I did something

Yep. And you may find that you get quite a bit of satisfaction from solving these problems!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-20-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: My tri anchor light went out. I did something

The diagram shows a fuse in the switch. And as you say, the circuit it is on ("Lights"?) has a fuse as well.



Do verify that. I'm not suggesting that they were improperly wired, but corrosion...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-19-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: My tri anchor light went out. I did something

How old is the switch? Any corrosion that you can see? did you check the fuse?

If that all checks out use your multimeter to investigate further ...
- do you have a good ground?
- do you...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-18-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,529
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: How do you fold the headsail underway?

Very nice. My prefeeder is old school but it gets the job done:
https://fisheriessupply.scene7.com/is/image/FisheriesSupply/384319-schaefer-marine-sch-76-30-it1?$Zcategories$&wid=160&hei=160
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-17-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,529
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: How do you fold the headsail underway?

Its a good point. I've always heard that folding is better for the sails but perhaps this is not true?

But it is true that a stuffed sail takes up *a lot* more of storage space than folded. and...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-17-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,529
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: How do you fold the headsail underway?

forgot to mention: typically solo. Jib halyard at the mast.



I haven't tried this, but I will ... Similar to flaking the main right?
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-17-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,529
Posted By bristol299bob
How do you fold the headsail underway?

I always fold my sails (never stuff), and I usually do that at the dock. But when I make a headsail change underway (or at anchor) it can be quite a challenge to fold it on deck of my little ~30 ft...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,420
Posted By bristol299bob
What's the *second* best way to keep spiders off your boat?

Of course, the best way is to sail often!

These past few weeks, family obligations have conspired against me. Graduations, birthdays, car repairs ... All competing for my precious time on the...
Forum: Diesel 06-14-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 771
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Squeel while in gear

My two cents, in my experience I would expect more flowing out in with no packing. In fact if memory serves last time I saw that I was alarmed by the volume.

but it is what it is, I don't think...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-14-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 5,295
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Movies with a lot sailing

Madentrip:
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=04z3dS6P60g

And 180 degrees south:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cWBz_pxYC0A
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-11-2014
Replies: 93
Views: 3,345
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Request for Comments: DIY Tether

I like it.

Interesting feature, the adjustable length. I wonder if that will prove more of a burden or an invaluable aspect of it.

I've recently gone to using dedicated tethers at "work...
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