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Forum: Electrical Systems   10-28-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By bryanphaas
12v Voltage Regulator?

Occasionally when charging via the alternator my charging voltages can get between 14-15v. This is due to a long run to the batteries from the Alternator, causing the sensed voltages to be lower than...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-01-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 3,357
Posted By bryanphaas
Re: Rubber flooring in the cockpit

Check out IKEA Platta-
PLATTA Floor decking - IKEA (http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/20165486/)



I used it, turned out great!...
Forum: Cal   06-17-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,068
Posted By bryanphaas
Sadly no usable measurements in the drawings....

Sadly no usable measurements in the drawings. Thanks though for the link~!
Forum: Cal   06-17-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,068
Posted By bryanphaas
Cal 25 - Autotiller Fathers Day Present

Hi Cal 25 Owners!

My parents own a Cal 25, and I am buying them a Raymarine ST1000+ autotiller for fathers day.
They are getting a little older, and I know an extra "electronic" hand on board...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-29-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 5,055
Posted By bryanphaas
I used IKEA Dioder lights to light my cabin;...

I used IKEA Dioder lights to light my cabin; works incredibly well. 50$ set lit my entire cabin. They use a step down transformer to convert 120v to 12v; simply cut if off, fuse it, and wire it...
Forum: Lake Michigan   03-16-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 7,892
Posted By bryanphaas
Chicago Newport- Loved the trip log! Thanks for...

Chicago Newport- Loved the trip log! Thanks for posting it!
What did you use to log your coordinates? The Google Earth overlay is gorgeous; and I'd certainly like to do the same for my trip!

E-J;...
Forum: Lake Michigan   02-28-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 7,892
Posted By bryanphaas
Paladin- Much to my chagrin, the trip never...

Paladin-

Much to my chagrin, the trip never happened. I was being a stickler for a solid weather window; and the weekend that was planned fell through due to crew commitments.

We did though...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-24-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 4,744
Posted By bryanphaas
See my post in "Low Buck Projects" thread. ...

See my post in "Low Buck Projects" thread.

I used the IKEA flooring, and am very pleased. VERY Cheap (60$), and took me all of 1.5 hrs to cut it to fit. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-05-2011
Replies: 1,412
Views: 507,901
Posted By bryanphaas
So far one season; it's weathered grey; similiar...

So far one season; it's weathered grey; similiar to teak. With a little oil though it comes right back.

This was it at the end of the season. (It's wet in this photo... end of season upriver trip...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-05-2011
Replies: 1,412
Views: 507,901
Posted By bryanphaas
Quick and Easy, but great looking cockpit sole. ...

Quick and Easy, but great looking cockpit sole.

The cockpit of my '74 Catlina 27 was in pretty rough shape; but not having the funds nor time to regrind it, I was looking for a quicker and easier...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-28-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 814
Posted By bryanphaas
Resizing to Repurpose a furling sail

I have all of the necessary furling hardware, but unfortunately I do not currently have a furling headsail, and it's been just out of reach budget wise for the past 2 years.
I've recently come...
Forum: Electronics   10-26-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 7,421
Posted By bryanphaas
Simonmo- Edit- I originally complained...

Simonmo-

Edit-
I originally complained about the price in the first post. Just took a look at your website and see the 6.99GBP price, and all the updates you've done. Ill be downloading tonight...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-20-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,219
Posted By bryanphaas
Monroe vs Montrose Harbor

I've moored for 4 years in Monroe, and finishing up my second year in Montrose. I sail a Catalina 27 TR and a Cal25

Monroe's tender service can be exhausting. Since Monroe has no fixed docks you...
Forum: Lake Michigan   08-17-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 7,892
Posted By bryanphaas
First Lake Crossing; Chicago to ? Western Mi

So before this entire season wastes away; I really want to plan a weekend excursion to Mich.
Im planning on 4.5 days total; and was wondering if anyone has any advice; recommendations, or cautions....
Forum: Electronics   08-16-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 917
Posted By bryanphaas
Depth Finder Display vs Transducer; Have to be bought together?

So while I always knew that my Catalina 27 has a transducer permanently mounted thru the hull, I always wondered what the previous owner had done with the display unit.

So, before I buy a whole...
Forum: Lake Michigan   08-12-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 764
Posted By bryanphaas
We plan on either anchoring off the buoy line...

We plan on either anchoring off the buoy line saturday or sunday depending on the weather.

They just started practicing in the loop at noon here; should be a fun weekend!
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-22-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By bryanphaas
Chiny- Kudos to getting out here and posting...

Chiny-

Kudos to getting out here and posting that you are looking to crew.
You'll find the Chicago sailing community to be pretty tight knit, and incredibly friendly.

If you ever want to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-07-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,127
Posted By bryanphaas
Therein lies the issue; while I realize that the...

Therein lies the issue; while I realize that the sizes wont be great; the cost is approx 200$; which is far less than I would pay for even one sail from a used sail loft. The goal is be able to sail...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-07-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,127
Posted By bryanphaas
My concern is if they will fit, or be a complete...

My concern is if they will fit, or be a complete waste of money. Granted the seller is asking about 200 for all three, but that could be 200$ towards the furling sail if this is a complete joke of an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-07-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,127
Posted By bryanphaas
T26 Sails on a Catalina 27 TR?

Please forgive my ignorance as I am trying to increase my sail inventory as cheaply as possible before I can install my roller furling and buy a new roller furling foresail.

I have a 1974...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 6,406
Posted By bryanphaas
Well, I have a feeling that this is about to...

Well, I have a feeling that this is about to become an experiment in the durability of the chemical bond between Interprotect and an epoxy substrate!!
:)

I had apparently gotten some bad advice;...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 6,406
Posted By bryanphaas
Here is the photo update I had promised; you can...

Here is the photo update I had promised; you can see the hull from its original poor shape all the way to now.

Picasa Web Albums - Bryan - Inclination R......
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-24-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 6,406
Posted By bryanphaas
Figured I would post a quick update on how today...

Figured I would post a quick update on how today went.

I managed to get 4 jack stands, so I was able to completely remove all the cradle pads and set the boat only on the jack pads.

Mixed up...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-23-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 6,406
Posted By bryanphaas
Thanks everyone for your help. Looks like ill...

Thanks everyone for your help.
Looks like ill have to paint under the pads first. Needless to say im frustrated by this, as it will add at least a day to my project, but so it goes....

Shame...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-22-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 6,406
Posted By bryanphaas
Interprotect 2000e Painting Help (ASAP!!)

Friendly weather has finally hit Chicago which means I can finally apply my barrier coating to my Catalina 28.

Ive sanded her down, acetone washed her, and gotten the bottom completely ready for...
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