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Forum: News Feeds   3 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By meteuz
Re: Turkey apprehends 300 refugees crammed into sailboat on way to Italy - BGN NEWS

That is a long ways from Italy. Those 300 were lucky, whether they know it or not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-25-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 2,282
Posted By meteuz
Re: Melting Glaciers Lead to the Freak Phenomenon Of "Dead Water"

The effect itself is very real. We all know that the hull speed is determined by the phase speed of the wave generated by the boat. At some point, the boat just cannot climb over the bow wave it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-09-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,350
Posted By meteuz
Re: First polyester mites, now chain mites?

If the pitting is not even along the length of the chain, maybe the problem is in your chain locker. The chain may have a tendency to coil more or less the same way each time, so that the same parts...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-02-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By meteuz
Re: Repairing rod rogging with wire?

if one broke already, it is safe to assume others cannot be too far behind. I too would think about replacing the whole standing rigging.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-25-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By meteuz
Re: Raymarine speedo question

I don't see how copper paint could possibly make an appreciable difference for the magnetic signal to the Hall effect sensor. I would paint away, but make sure that you are not putting it on too...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-13-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Posted By meteuz
Re: Battery voltage rises after use?!

Easiest to demonstrate with a couple of AA batteries. You get 1.5V from each. The only way to get 3V is to touch the narrow end of one to the wide end of the other AND measure across BOTH of them. If...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-13-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,469
Posted By meteuz
Re: Ugly Boats

One would think that there is not a universal basis for beauty in a boat. Just like evolutionary biologists think the sense of beauty in a woman is a quick guesstimate of her overall desirability as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-13-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 5,460
Posted By meteuz
Re: When were you ready to single hand?

When you are ready depends a lot on how risk-averse you are. I started single-handing in my twenties. What a fun time that was when you felt invincible. Questionable judgement could get one in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-20-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,920
Posted By meteuz
Re: Will epoxy stick to PVC pipe?

It sounds like the ring you used as a stopper had the same radius as the pipe you glued it to, which would make it want to peel off. Why not use part of a coupler which has an inside radius that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-06-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,324
Posted By meteuz
Re: Ablative vs. Hard Paints....

This makes me question how reliable the manufacturer's information is. They say leaching paints are a good choice for trailered boats since ablatives would be rubbed off quickly. But they also say...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-01-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 2,651
Posted By meteuz
Re: Structural damage to hull during winter lay-up

Is it just my imagination or is that hull pad bent to a convex shape in the second picture. Maybe the plywood was too thin or waterlogged, which caused the load to be concentrated at the metal...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By meteuz
whether or not to glass a wooden rudder

I have a transom-hung wooden rudder. It is basically a 6 foot long slab of teak or mahogany that has weathered varnish above the waterline and chipping bottom paint below. I scraped away some of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-11-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By meteuz
Tri-Matrix ports, glass or acrylic?

I am planning to replace the original, non-opening portlights on my Montgomery 23 with Newfoundmetals Tri-Matrix portlights. I decided that all stainless is too heavy and unnecessary for this boat. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-04-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,682
Posted By meteuz
Re: Mounting hardware on Boom

If I understood this correctly, the OP is intending to put a turning block at the mast end of the boom so that he can lead the bitter end of the reefing line to the cockpit.

How you attach the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-20-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,699
Posted By meteuz
Re: More-efficient (2X current) Solar Cells Being Developed

I don't understand what you mean by inexpensive room-temperature semiconductors. We have them. They did revolutionize our life, starting with the transistor radio going all the way to the personal...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-05-2014
Replies: 113
Views: 7,821
Posted By meteuz
Re: need help and advice -mid cruise keel crack

I am also going to second the opinion that there seems to have been a good amount of filler that got knocked out of a large gap that was probably there from the day the boat was built. The most...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-01-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 2,384
Posted By meteuz
Re: Solar Panel Confusion

I only quickly skimmed the many posts, so I might be missing something, but if you measured the voltage with no battery connected to the charge controller output, that does not have much meaning. It...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-01-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By meteuz
Re: Interesting idea for a launch

Looks like an ambient pressure system, and judging by the amount of air released, it does not have CO2 scrubbers, so this is more like SCUBA with a really oversize drysuit. I like the sculling tail...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-31-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 7,639
Posted By meteuz
Re: Sailing to Catalina Island

I think 8HP might be a bit too much engine for the M17. I see most people using 4-5HP. Extra HP does not get you more speed with sailboats, but could hurt sailing performance. You generally don't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-24-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1,726
Posted By meteuz
Re: Uses for totally shot sail?

Cut and sew it into cones for a Jordan series drogue.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-04-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,443
Posted By meteuz
Re: Washington Sailing Marina closed: government shutdown

I don't see the similarity with your hot dogs example. A better comparison would be if I bought a season ticket and they told me the games will still be played, but I cannot go because they oversold...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-03-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,443
Posted By meteuz
Washington Sailing Marina closed: government shutdown

As a government employee who is locked out of work, I was thinking catching up on sailing and boat projects might be the silver lining on a government shutdown, especially one that does not last very...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-30-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 5,721
Posted By meteuz
Re: WTF is this?

Could the thing that is held by two screws to the left of the red button be a buzzer? Maybe it is an alarm for holding tank level?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-18-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 891
Posted By meteuz
Re: Cargo Ship To Use Its Own Hull To Sail

I'm very skeptical of the claims that it will save 60% on fuel. Seems like more gimmick than engineering to me. If only sailing were that simple!

Is this also the man with no pants by any chance?...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-09-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,379
Posted By meteuz
Re: French yachtsman rescued from the Torres Strait

OK, here is a question for all you skeptics out there: what do you think was the smallest boat that crossed the Atlantic?
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