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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   4 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,991
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Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

I've missed my rowing dingy...and have wanted another for a long time. Since I'm deep up a river in thailand in a shipyard with lots of talented carpenters:pirateraft:, and we will miss the tide to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10 Hours Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 3,066
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

+1 on the Brightsides for the spreader and the mast. I thinned the paint out for the first few coats as the temperature was in the 90's.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   17 Hours Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 588
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: To Chrome or not Chrome.....

^She just made you an offer, polish the binnacle for a killer Thai dinner or two. She said one meal wouldn't cover it. So Red snapper wrapped in banana leaves on the BBQ or maybe chili crab cakes?...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   17 Hours Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 588
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: To Chrome or not Chrome.....

Probably bronze, it was never easy to polish or get it to stay shinny. I never completed my polishing apprenticeship either. I must be allergic to Brasso. Sandpaper is giving me fits these days too. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   17 Hours Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 588
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: To Chrome or not Chrome.....

Thanks for the replies. In the olden days I polished it. When crew made a few too many faux pas then it was polishing the binnacle time for them. Now I just issue jug fines or beer fines. I do like...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Day Ago
Replies: 1,991
Views: 213,016
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

^ The proliferation of downloading just the "grib files" is adding to the delusion too.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   1 Day Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 10,512
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Hard time finding crew opportunities

Might be counted, but if you were peeling spuds it would be pretty useless time....Go sailing, get some real experience, your just waxing the dolphin here mate.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Day Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 588
Posted By aeventyr60
To Chrome or not Chrome.....

I'm in a spot where there is a good shop that chromes old unsightly gear. Just had some cleats come back looking really good.

Always wondering if I should get my Binnacle chromed. Here's a shot...
Forum: Electronics   1 Day Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Does anyone have false alarms on Standard Horizon GX2000 (and possibly other GX2x

Did SH suggest an AIS unit that would work properly? Thought the Vesper stuff was pretty good.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Day Ago
Replies: 1,991
Views: 213,016
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Deluded for sure. Sailors still hitting reefs. Sailors still getting pounded by the weather. Sailors still fixing boats in boat yards. Maybe it's gotten easier to get out here, but mother nature...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   1 Day Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Anchoring a PS37 in a narrow, shallow bay

I'll second what Aloof mentions....A bit of practice will help, and if the anchorage is protected you may find that you can pull in that stern rode by hand along with the boat as the tension...
Forum: Electrical Systems   1 Day Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: No Solenoid box, now what?

Try an automotive shop in PV. They might be able to fix you up with a locally available part
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   3 Days Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 7,049
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: 4 lost as 40.7 sinks off Azores 15/May/14

^ yes, and had a history of serious groundings that the owners were to cheap to fix properly or "retire" from racing. Even good race horses are put out to stud after a successful career with leg...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   3 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Pink slip or something else issued by ??

"Satisfaction of Mortgage" is what I got. Original bill of sale and bank papers. Bill of sale most important off shore. A bit less then a pink slip.
But hey, wanna race for pink slips?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Days Ago
Replies: 1,991
Views: 213,016
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Forgot to mention the new salon table, teak veneer covered bulkheads. The custom console between the captains chairs will hold many bottles of Bombay, Single malt and a few other special libations. A...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   3 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Tayana 52

Try here:

Tayana Owners Group Website (http://www.tognews.com/)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Prep for Great Salt Lake - Corrosion Questions

Rinse and wash your boat well after using it.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Days Ago
Replies: 1,991
Views: 213,016
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Yes Indeed, and if you know the right spot it won't come close to 40K.

For about 10 K in yard bills we are refitting Jerry Litton's Islander 44.

For that kind of dosh this is what will be done:...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Days Ago
Replies: 2,781
Views: 251,310
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Looks good Mike. Keep that tent around for use when you go cruising. We have a nice Kelty tent that we have used when land voyaging. Just booked a flight back to Nepal for my fifth trip of wandering...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   4 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Flake anchor chain or let it pile up ?

Make sure whatever fitting is at the bitter end will pass through the hawse pipe....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Days Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 3,066
Posted By aeventyr60
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Days Ago
Replies: 2,781
Views: 251,310
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

"In another two weeks we should be land-homeless, and will move down to the boat for a summer of projects and living out of our tent. Hmmm, I guess all the critics are correct: I will be "camping" " ...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   4 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Flake anchor chain or let it pile up ?

Just finished up making a divider for a chain locker and flaked the first 125 feet of chain neatly, since anchoring depths here are shallow the the first 125-150 feet is all that is used. By flaking ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   6 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Respect the prop

So much for one hand for the boat and one hand for me........
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   6 Days Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 3,066
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

^I'll send you a bit of 80 grit...
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