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Search: Posts Made By: downeast450
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 2,208
Posted By downeast450
Re: How to run aground properly

The cb, on our catboat, is the only depth gauge we have. Very useful when sailing in Merrymeeting Bay. Sand of course. "The cb is bouncing, time to fall off a bit and wait for a little more...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,271
Posted By downeast450
Re: Is "sailing performance" all in our heads?

It depends!! Ha! Like everything else about sailing. Performance? Comfort, Speed, Simplicity,... It also depends on the environs of the boat to some extent. They don't have to sail the America's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,695
Posted By downeast450
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 910
Posted By downeast450
Re: Anchor platform: critiques welcome

Bob,

That is my plan. It doesn't show in the cardboard mock up but the forward most "ears" of the "launcher" will be flared enough to allow the swivel to pass over that roller. It needs to be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,110
Posted By downeast450
Re: U.S. Navy Creates Hydrocarbon Fuel From Seawater

The op was about a source of energy? My boat runs on solar. As long as the sun heats our planet unevenly I get to use the suns energy to drive my boat without waiting for it to be converted to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 910
Posted By downeast450
Re: Anchor platform: critiques welcome

mitiempo

Thanks,

That may very well be the material they are talking about using. I honestly don't remember what they said. They did say it could be machined with the appropriate profile for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 910
Posted By downeast450
Re: Anchor platform: critiques welcome

Thanks, Bob,

I had originally thought I would use aluminum rollers for a couple of reasons. Hearing the chain was one. The fabricator who will cut the ss and do the welding makes custom yacht...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 910
Posted By downeast450
Re: Anchor platform: critiques welcome

I have been working on a bow roller, too. It is becoming a necessity as the Admiral and I get a bit older. I hate to put that "carbuncle" on the bow of our beautiful I-28 but lugging an anchor...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 247
Views: 14,206
Posted By downeast450
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

Or ignore it when it isn't making a useful contribution!

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 2,591
Posted By downeast450
Re: The run aground poll

Which boat? Ha! Haven't hit anything with the Islander, yet!. We use the cb in the catboat as a depth gauge. When we feel it bouncing off the bottom we know it is time to alter course.

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 247
Views: 14,206
Posted By downeast450
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

Seems like some of Slocum's kids were born aboard his ship. At least one died. Just saying. You can die waiting for care in an emergency room today. Or get wiped out by a drunk in a pick up the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 835
Posted By downeast450
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 595
Posted By downeast450
Re: Preventing spade rudder line fouling?

I was going to install an ss cable like the one in your second idea. A small bail on the rudder to give it the necessary play. Never did it. Will be interested in how it works. The thought that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By downeast450
Re: Interesting anchor concept

I actually like my Rocna's roll bar.

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 97
Views: 4,421
Posted By downeast450
Re: How many sailors actually know how to sail?

The word sailors, needs to be in quotes.

We meet new friends and / or reconnect with old ones (I am working on the plans for my 50th hs reunion) and the topic of sailing often comes up. It...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 921
Posted By downeast450
Re: Teak project started

Ah! Varnish! One of my favorite topics! I do love a beautiful varnish job. I used to teach varnishing at Woodenboat magazine's school and for the State of Maine's Wooden Boat Building School. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,421
Posted By downeast450
Re: Senior moments .. what's yours?

What is the cut off age and how long is a "moment" ?

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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-14-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,012
Posted By downeast450
Re: Storage Unit?

I am with Mike,

I bought a 22' Interstate tandem trailer. I could store my car in it if I wanted to. I built some shelves and a work bench. It is mobile. It never gets any road use so it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-14-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,137
Posted By downeast450
Re: Music for sailing: what floats your boat?

Pete Fountain often helps me get the boat ready to drop the mooring. Keeps my energy up, no words to listen to, if it is a little loud in the harbor I never get complaints. I prefer listening to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-14-2014
Replies: 3,849
Views: 169,457
Posted By downeast450
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-13-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By downeast450
Re: Maine Boatbuilders Show

I had planned to. I am in Seal Harbor this week and may not be able to get back to Brunswick this weekend. It is a fun show. Lots of old friends. Great stuff. Enjoy.

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Forum: Electrical Systems 03-13-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By downeast450
Re: Corrosion Reference Electrode and User's Guide??

Storm,

I have read what is available, without buying one, on the sellers web site. It seems straight forward. What I would like to do, in addition to evaluating my boat's condition, is get an...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-12-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By downeast450
Corrosion Reference Electrode and User's Guide??

Anyone have any experience with this?

Corrosion Reference Electrode and User's Guide
by ABYC-Certified Corrosion Experts

Corrosion Reference Electrode Product Specifications...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 794
Posted By downeast450
Re: Installing Shaft Mounted Zinc

I will look into it here in Northeast Harbor. My observation suggests it is "HOT". It is suggested by others, too. The harbor has several commercial and municipal docks with power and is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-11-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 794
Posted By downeast450
Re: Installing Shaft Mounted Zinc

This isn't my assumption. I appreciate your position on this. Which meter would confirm this? I am sure someone here on MDI has one. I would like to confirm it.

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