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Search: Posts Made By: scosch
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-04-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 1,684
Posted By scosch
thank you gentlemen, Ill try them all if need be.

thank you gentlemen, Ill try them all if need be.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-04-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 1,684
Posted By scosch
Is that considered a metal or auto or ? so I...

Is that considered a metal or auto or ? so I know where to look.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-04-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 1,684
Posted By scosch
polishing plex

I know this has been covered before but a search here was unproductive.
Ive got a couple non opening ports with no exterior trim ring (is that a window even though its a boat?), just caulked in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-05-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By scosch
I made one this winter but its down at the boat. ...

I made one this winter but its down at the boat.
Was pretty simple. A couple of scrape 1x2 pieces of oak about 4-5 inches long. Drill a hole through the 3/4 face of each about in the middle. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-30-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,016
Posted By scosch
So, Faster and T37Chef, your main blocks are on...

So, Faster and T37Chef, your main blocks are on the spreaders and roughly halfway between the masthead and the gooseneck and you have no problems, that you know of, with that angle being different...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-30-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,016
Posted By scosch
So the extra opening up of the upper part of the...

So the extra opening up of the upper part of the jack system by mounting the blocks on the spreaders isnt that critical? It doesnt make that much difference to the hanging up of battens? Or does...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-30-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,016
Posted By scosch
lazy jack support block location

Im adding lazy jacks to my CD 30. Ive read all the posts I could find and can see there are a lot of variations on the theme. I want to diy. Better, I think, and definitely cheaper.
Question. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-21-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 8,391
Posted By scosch
Found Mapcal. It is a seperate app and wasnt...

Found Mapcal. It is a seperate app and wasnt obvious. Now to figure out how to get chart into program. I wont ask for more help till I spend at least 8 more hours trying. Sorry for the post...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-21-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 8,391
Posted By scosch
seaclear wheres mapcal?

Downloaded Seaclear II. Got Seaclear icon on desktop.
Downloaded NOAA chart 18421 which came zipped in BSB_ROOT folder which has a 18421 folder which has 5 things in it, BSB File, PTC and KAP. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-16-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By scosch
vhf antenna for tv

Im expecting that this may be such an obviously bad idea to those educated in this kind of thing that I will be chastized throughly but...
Can I put a splitter on my vhf radio cable and use it ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-15-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 24,601
Posted By scosch
You read my mind SD. After reading your prior...

You read my mind SD. After reading your prior recommendation, I was thinking about getting one of those for use at anchor near, but not quite near enough, to a wifi source and was wondering about...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-15-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,091
Posted By scosch
Thanks everyone. You have given me a good place...

Thanks everyone. You have given me a good place to start my study.
What does AFAIK stand for?
Being in Alaska is a wierd time zone. I sit down to write after my dinner and everyone else has...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-14-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,091
Posted By scosch
So is the basic idea that I can get free charts...

So is the basic idea that I can get free charts from NOAA but all I can do is look at them. If I want to putz around with waypoints at home or if I want to use them underway with a usb gps then I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-14-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,091
Posted By scosch
How about some place to look for basic...

How about some place to look for basic explanations of choices, types, etc.
Something like the equivalent of Don Casey on computers/charts. And of course, cheap is always a good starting place when...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-14-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,091
Posted By scosch
first laptop/chart advice

I bought my first laptop for use while traveling and onboard. (Using my desktop for years for other stuff). I have an adequate plotter on board and dont anticpate trying to tie the laptop to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-06-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 4,141
Posted By scosch
sink drain/ head inlet one seacock?

Whoa. Glad I checked out this topic.
Im getting ready to redo my seacocks and found the suggestions here that there is no reason that I cant tee into the head inlet line (below waterline) and use...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-02-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By scosch
Sure. Ive had the same pumps for several years....

Sure. Ive had the same pumps for several years. I normally leave them in the cans and they work fine like that up to a point. After more than a year, I have had the epoxy crystallize in the pump....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By scosch
Yes, Ill check out the yellow pads. I thought...

Yes, Ill check out the yellow pads. I thought the orange was the most aggressive but I see I missed one. I also noticed that Lake County sells wool pads and Ill see if I can get one of those to fit...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By scosch
Lake Country pads

Im getting set up for my first attack on my hull's finish.
Ive read and reread the posts here (especially MaineSail's very useful guide).
As a woodworker, I already own a Porter Cable 7424 dual...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-28-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By scosch
Thanks, those were all the answers I was hoping...

Thanks, those were all the answers I was hoping for.
I might be misinterpreting something about the term "double braid". I looked at MW catalog under Sta set X and they call it a polyester double...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-28-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By scosch
vang line choice

Im adding a boom vang to my 30 Cape Dory and figure I can save some $ by using my own line. I have a 60' length of 7/16 sta-set X double braid salvaged from an almost new halyard that I managed to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-15-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 3,947
Posted By scosch
thanks as always Maine Sail Ill save my BLOCK...

thanks as always Maine Sail
Ill save my BLOCK for home
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-15-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 3,947
Posted By scosch
best pipe dope?

Anybody have any praise or condemnation about pipe thread sealant brands? Specifically Im thinking of seacock ballvalve to adapter flange or barbed adapter threads. Tapered pipe thread to tapered...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-01-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 5,927
Posted By scosch
thanks

Wow, Mainesail, thanks again for another superior, pictorial, and tutorial post.
Such a totally relevant (to me anyway) post. I have an '87 WB 21A with a leaking (building crystalized crud on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-12-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,869
Posted By scosch
as usual, thanks sailingdog. one final...

as usual, thanks sailingdog.
one final question. I use only cloth for laminating unless I want to build faster and then I could use the heavier roving in alternating layers?
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