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Search: Posts Made By: yachtwork
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-28-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By yachtwork
The Shark Hunting Dogs of Taou

A couple years back sailing to Taou we took these photos of dogs that hunt sharks in Taou. I put it together into a little video slide with naration to try and explain how the dogs corner the sharks,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-27-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 4,045
Posted By yachtwork
Re: Smartkat Inflatable Catamaran

We have a SmartKat and it's great. They pack down small enough to be put on a plane and taken on vacation, or tossed in a the back of a car. They don't need a trailor and they sail pretty good. Here...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-03-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By yachtwork
Re: 90ft Catana in gale and sailing good video

Any tips on sailing this boat? Especially trimming the big mainsail?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-03-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By yachtwork
Re: 90ft Catana in gale and sailing good video

Any sailing tips for a boat like this? We are still just figuring it out, especially how to trim that big main.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-02-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By yachtwork
90ft Catana in gale and sailing good video

Here is a video of a Catana 90 crossing the Atlantic. Some gale clips, some good sailing clips and some information about big cat sailing.

Sailing in 90ft cat in a gale, and in perfect conditions...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-19-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 7,094
Posted By yachtwork
Belt alignment trick

A thought on your alignment- A good old trick is to lay a dowel rod into the groove of the pulley. It will find it's own center and give an easy perfect progression of where the pulley is really...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-06-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 4,755
Posted By yachtwork
Video

Thank you for asking about that video link. I just tried it and it appears to be down again. Sorry for that. That is a link to the newly released Earthrace documentary and the opening scene is the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-06-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 4,755
Posted By yachtwork
The seas were spreader high

Wait for the seas to get big? Now you make me laugh. How much larger would you expect the seas to get? There are breaking waves longer than the 58ft boat. From the trough they felt pretty big I must...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-06-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 4,755
Posted By yachtwork
Catamaran sailing in gale- Video

Here is a video of a Catana 582 sailing in gale conditions in the Southern ocean. It's interesting to see the sea conditions, the long breaking seas and the boat speed. Note around the 5 min mark the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-20-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By yachtwork
snorkeling with the giant mantas- photo essay

Went snorkeling with the mantas of Bora Bora a few days back.

There is a good one minute youtube link below.

http://www.yachtwork.com/images/manta/P8060309.jpg
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By yachtwork
Thanks for the reply. Bora Bora. I never really...

Thanks for the reply. Bora Bora. I never really thought about stingrays except to try and not step on them.

Scott
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By yachtwork
Snorkelking with Stingrays - Photos

We heard stingrays like to be hand fed and get real friendly. We cut up some fish and tried it. [EDIT]

The most amazing thing is the stingrays seem to want to have their heads rubbed, kind of like...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-30-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By yachtwork
Anybody ever see one of these winch motors?

I have a 2003 deck windlass from France on a 58ft Catana catamaran. The winch maker is out of business. The motor has burned up and I'm trying to figure the motor brand so I can buy a new one. Does...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-05-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 8,305
Posted By yachtwork
Just moved this link to here- Electrical...

Just moved this link to here-

Electrical Panel Upgrade (http://yachtwork.com/report-wire.htm)

Thanks
Scott
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 908
Posted By yachtwork
Stayed on boat?

Funny you should ask. This was the first time I have ever gotten off a boat in over 20 years. We went and stayed in a cement hotel onshore. The things that make me not want to stay onboard were-

...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-15-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 908
Posted By yachtwork
Thanks for the replys. The moorings that...

Thanks for the replys.

The moorings that held were big cement blocks with chain through the center let to a 1.25" poly line up to a big spliced eye that the boats tie to.

That is inedeed Aita...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-15-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 908
Posted By yachtwork
Cyclone Rene photos - 130 K winds - Tonga direct hit

Cyclone Rene made a direct hit over Vava'u Tonga on 14-15 February 2010. The eye was over us for 1.5 hours before the winds reversed direction and came from the other direction. The full set of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-23-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 8,305
Posted By yachtwork
Eherlihy Si Senior Thank You for...

Eherlihy
Si Senior

Thank You for catching that. I think I just fixed it.

All the best
Scott
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-22-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 547
Posted By yachtwork
How to drive a mast down the road - DIY

This is a link to a short article on how to drive a mast down the road. The idea is to get the mast up and over the tow vehicle so the complete load is not over the state limit.

The other trick...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-22-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 834
Posted By yachtwork
How to belt drive just about anything from any engine - DIY

This article describes how to belt drive just about any device like a welder, pump, second alternator, or whatever else you need to spin from the front of most any engine.

It covers a bush method...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-11-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,852
Posted By yachtwork
Thanks for the post. Is it possible to post a...

Thanks for the post. Is it possible to post a photo of your mount?

Thanks
Scott
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-09-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 8,305
Posted By yachtwork
Sarafinadh- Great link! Thank. I just added the...

Sarafinadh- Great link! Thank. I just added the link to the page on the end of wiring article.

Thanks for that.

Scott
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-09-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 8,305
Posted By yachtwork
Gary- Thank you for the comment. Maybe we...

Gary- Thank you for the comment.

Maybe we should do a separate thread about successful crimps. I worked at Ocean Currents years ago and we tested every type of crimp tool we could find. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,524
Posted By yachtwork
I'll look at it again today and try to clean up...

I'll look at it again today and try to clean up the installation page later today. Someone mentioned yanmar.com, you can also try yanmarhelp.com and for manuals try burningzone, you'll have to do a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-01-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By yachtwork
That looks like a 3GM30 Yanmar fresh water...

That looks like a 3GM30 Yanmar fresh water cooled, to my eye. The front mounts have been changed from original. Might be worth more sold as parts on Ebay than as a working engine.

Just ideas
...
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