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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-05-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 8,465
Posted By Blue Eagle
Re: douglas 32?

Hi, i know this thread is probably cold, but i also own one of these boats - built in hong kong by cape yachts in 1976: when i bought her the engine - a volvo md11c - was frozen solid, but a few...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-01-2009
Replies: 3,090
Views: 398,001
Posted By Blue Eagle
A pleasure Smack :) - BFS would have been the...

A pleasure Smack :) - BFS would have been the time three weeks earlier when I was sailing with a dinghy-maniac mate (wayfarer in the teeth of an oncoming typhoon) and his missus with two reefs in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-01-2009
Replies: 3,090
Views: 398,001
Posted By Blue Eagle
nothing like some of you folks have seen in terms...

nothing like some of you folks have seen in terms of wind speed, but sailing out of HK with 1 reef in the main, plus 150% genoa (120% is what was needed, but alas none on board) wind maybe 20 knots,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-29-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 4,475
Posted By Blue Eagle
Ouch! it took them 27 hours to do that?! Give me...

Ouch! it took them 27 hours to do that?! Give me access to a machine shop (for turning the shaft / prop) and I'll fly to you from Hong Kong and do the job in 1/3 of the time for the same price! lol
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-29-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 2,757
Posted By Blue Eagle
I might be way off-line here, but I don't seem to...

I might be way off-line here, but I don't seem to recall, from reading their book "The Gougeon Brothers on Boatbuilding" that they advocate using traditional boatbuilding methods in conjunction with...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   11-22-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,550
Posted By Blue Eagle
It's worth noting though, that properly...

It's worth noting though, that properly constructed, drawers won't fall out - even in the roughest tacks (my boat heels to 40 degrees when I'm being brutal in a stiff breeze).

The way you effect...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-07-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 2,893
Posted By Blue Eagle
It looks as though the nomad is very similar to...

It looks as though the nomad is very similar to the laser SB3 http://www.lasersailing.com/disp/uk/sb3/vital-statistics, and its smaller cousin, the Laser 2000.

I've sailed the L2K quite a bit, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-31-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,946
Posted By Blue Eagle
Congratulations! you've just given a practical demonstration of Winders' law

So named after my 'A'-level physics master.

John Winders originally formulated the premise in respect of the electronics demonstrations he'd do for us in class, namely: If you've plugged...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-27-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 2,651
Posted By Blue Eagle
Hi Gh, Some swear by lanolin to inhibit...

Hi Gh,

Some swear by lanolin to inhibit various underwater growths, but probably the best way is to withdraw it at the END of each session, so you don't have to clean it!

Best,

Matthew (Blue...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-27-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 3,241
Posted By Blue Eagle
Some questions to clarify

Hi Gh,

Where do you sail (lakes, (and if so in what kind of area? limestone? peat? granite?) or sea) and do you have a calorifier or heat exchanger connected to the cooling circuit, or is th...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-08-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 5,701
Posted By Blue Eagle
Robert, you're scary! what a trainspotter! She is...

Robert, you're scary! what a trainspotter! She is indeed a Ted Brewer - Douglas 32, but built here in Hong Kong by Cape Yachts (long since out of business)


The sextant is a Heath "Hezzanith"...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-07-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 5,701
Posted By Blue Eagle
Differential strain & torsion on twin-headstay rigs

SD, Robert,

Interesting to read your observations on twin headstay / backstay rigs. Apropos the point about balancing tension in the wires, here's how it's done:...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-07-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 5,701
Posted By Blue Eagle
Long-term solution:

Hi guys, interesting to read about all these fixes for shortsighted furling foil designs, and Giu's wrapping technique was inspired, however, if you're going to be sailing short-handed regularly, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-01-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 4,775
Posted By Blue Eagle
Hi, I've drawn a picture - here's the link:...

Hi, I've drawn a picture - here's the link: http://www.swainsons.com/gallery//displayimage.php?pos=-338.

With an ammeter unit, you don't need to fiddle around with shunts etc, provided you buy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-18-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 3,944
Posted By Blue Eagle
Here's an even easier way: remove them from the...

Here's an even easier way: remove them from the donkey and plonk them into a pan of boiling water. If the thermometer doesn't read 100 degrees Centigrade, it's duff.

Next, let the water cool: As...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-29-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,682
Posted By Blue Eagle
Hi Ronbye, I have an MD11C of 1976 vintage...

Hi Ronbye,

I have an MD11C of 1976 vintage that I rebuilt last year, so Ill try to answer your question by reference to that:

In terms of the dynastarter, the honest answer is I dont know -...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-23-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 4,784
Posted By Blue Eagle
Hi, For the reasons outlined above, the...

Hi,

For the reasons outlined above, the autoinflaters with built-in harnesses are my favoured option. If you get clonked on the head either as a result of going overboard, or sending you over, you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-21-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,227
Posted By Blue Eagle
Flying a symmetrical on a Ted Brewer "Douglas 32" a-like

Hi Giulietta,

Not that it's that relevant due to major differences in our boat builds and equipment, but for what it's worth here's my way of doing it... bear in mind that my halyards terminate at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-16-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By Blue Eagle
For the same reason, I have two - ditto...

For the same reason, I have two - ditto backstays! :D
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-09-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,232
Posted By Blue Eagle
I'll give you an unequivocal answer...: It...

I'll give you an unequivocal answer...: It depends ;)

If the hole has a bigger diameter than, say 1/8", it might be worth thickening up the mixture, but more important, i'd have thought is to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-26-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 4,082
Posted By Blue Eagle
Hi there, I suggest you post some detailed pics,...

Hi there, I suggest you post some detailed pics, so we can make a judement call! I've just had to repair a ghastly mess on my rudder - see below!...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-20-2007
Replies: 72
Views: 4,545
Posted By Blue Eagle
Hmmm I think this could be starting to get...

Hmmm I think this could be starting to get there...


The only sure way to tell whether the fracture was down to chloride stress corrosion, galvanic action or fatigue is to section what remains of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-15-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 15,264
Posted By Blue Eagle
It seems that the builders of the boats and...

It seems that the builders of the boats and accessories you guys equip yourselves with have great faith in the sailor's native ability to get things right first time.

The designers of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-15-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 15,264
Posted By Blue Eagle
perko battery switch

Perko switches are Make Before Break, so switching whilst charging is no problem: Perko Dual Battery Switch (http://www.shopping.com/xPO-Perko_Perko_Dual_Battery_Switch_085226559471)
in terms of...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-30-2006
Replies: 50
Views: 6,611
Posted By Blue Eagle
Shrouds & Mast Attachment

Hi Wind Magic,

My boat has one set of lower shrouds forward of the upper shrouds, and one aft. They attach to the mast at the speaders by way of a couple of plates which are through bolted to the...
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