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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By Stumble
Re: Question regarding purchase contract

Well,

It is primarily an incentive not to sue unless you are pretty sure you can win. If anything it would decrease the likelihood of suing so I am not sure your specific concern is warranted. But...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,321
Posted By Stumble
Re: Ceramic knife review

For kitchen knives I am a huge fan of Shun. The three I have are easily my favorite knives. The Hinkle's are now relegated to the back of a drawer.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,321
Posted By Stumble
Angry Re: Ceramic knife review

I follow the directions from Phil (the guy who makes the knife). I am quoting below.

SHARPENING ADVICE
YES it is much more difficult to sharpen ceramic blades due both to the extreme hardness...
Forum: Diesel   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 955
Posted By Stumble
Re: Should I dump my fuel?

My vote would be to shock it and then have it commercially polished. Or build your own polishing rig.

It won't be perfect, but if you can get it good enough to get ahead of the problem you can...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,693
Posted By Stumble
Re: Chain Plates

Any corrosion would be negligible at the worst at least as between the titanium and stainless. Between the stainless and aluminium you might get some. But I think they are sleeved with a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-28-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 749
Posted By Stumble
Re: Pole end jamming

I am not familure with that specific end, but it is a pretty common issue with this type of end. Pulling it all the way apart, greasing the parts with a dry lubricant can help, but nothing in my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-27-2015
Replies: 304
Views: 16,277
Posted By Stumble
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

Keep in mind this regatta is on an inland bay surrounded by land on all four sides. The cut into Mobile Bay is narrow enough to throw a baseball across. These boats were not expecting or really...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-26-2015
Replies: 304
Views: 16,277
Posted By Stumble
Re: 1 rescued, 1 dead, 4 missing in Mobile Bay Regatta

The race wasn't in open water. It runs inside a fully enclosed bay. At no point in the bay are you more than five miles from shore. It really is almost custom designed for small dinghys and beach...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-11-2015
Replies: 139
Views: 6,305
Posted By Stumble
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

I am with Sal on this. Car top able is nice in theory, but there are very few boats that are actually light enough to reasonably lift onto the roof. The few I can think of are either whole unsutable...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-29-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,434
Posted By Stumble
Re: Lashing lifelines

I ignored the minimums and use the largest size I could fit thru the lifeline grommets of my boat. I think it was 1/4" but it may have been 5/16 or 3/8. It is an intersting issue since the chaff...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By Stumble
Re: need help identifying a hobie type boat

The value really depends on the boat. If it's a Hobie 18 then its a little on the high side, if it's a F-18 then its a pretty good deal assuming everything is in good condition. But that broach float...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-21-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,373
Posted By Stumble
Re: noob question

Use your GI Bill to take a class in diesel mechanics, low voltage electricity, and if you can find one fiberglass repair. If you can log the time (180 days at sea) then a six pac license would also...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-19-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,373
Posted By Stumble
Re: noob question

I would recommend a race boat as well. Just be careful with what boat you go with. The goal is a low stress boat that would like to win but isn't driving the crew hugely to do so. There is just no...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-16-2015
Replies: 123
Views: 6,640
Posted By Stumble
Re: Can anyone give me a valid reason to carry a firearm?

I don't see the advantage in the Carribean. Even assuming you know how and are willing to use a gun, the reality is that in most places where you might need one you should just avoid. And in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-13-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,882
Posted By Stumble
Re: Rusting lifeline - what to do?

http://www.ussailing.org/wp-content/uploads/DARoot/Offshore/SAS/Dyneema%20Spectra%20Lifeline%20Revision%20Jan%202014.pdf
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-06-2015
Replies: 108
Views: 6,257
Posted By Stumble
Re: Sugar scoop transom safety in big seas

And let me points it th to big race boats DONT rely on crew muscle to do anything. You can't the loads are too high. They rely on the best deck design money can buy, and installing the right deck...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   03-02-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 12,192
Posted By Stumble
Re: Gunboat 55 Dismasted, Abandoned off Hatteras...

It's SA they are critical of everything. Mostly conspiracy theories about everyone keeping quiet, GB for the design (lots of specifics), the captain for; abandoning when he did being too young, being...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   03-02-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 12,192
Posted By Stumble
Re: Gunboat 55 Dismasted, Abandoned off Hatteras...

Generally....

1) Rainmaker set off planning to ride the back side of a fast moving storm system to the islands

2) The mast exploded about a day out while sailing with a tripple reefed main and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-26-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,693
Posted By Stumble
Re: Chain Plates

It's getting there. What is really sad is that if a major retailer would pick it up you could realistically get Ti fasteners for not much more than stainless. Like 10% more than high quality 316...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-16-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,693
Posted By Stumble
Re: Chain Plates

Casey,

I am no longer affiliated, and couldn't commet.

The real issue in adoption is that builders that are willing to redesign their chainplate attachments frankly are switching to composite...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-15-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,693
Posted By Stumble
Re: Chain Plates

Casey, I can appreciate that. If you are really worried about it, ask for the paperwork proving grade. It isn't that much more expensive.

What I can tell you is that Allied's Chinese plants...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-10-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,592
Posted By Stumble
Re: synthetic rigging

I actually helped on the design of that knife... It is absolutely my favorite rigging knife, and God is it beautiful.

Cutting this stuff really does take special tools. My high end kitchen knives...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-23-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,534
Posted By Stumble
Re: 3D Printing

The company I used to work for made 3d printed titanium parts. Post fabrication HIPPING lead to measured strength at least equal to machined parts. Depending on the design pre hipped parts were in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-16-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,248
Posted By Stumble
Re: Light air/Downwind sail choices

For a cruising boat Code 0's are generally a terrible idea. There are some out there that can use them to effect, but a code zero is an upwind beating spinnaker that induces a lot of loads on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-05-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 931
Posted By Stumble
Re: Pontos Winches

Overdrive winches are just so much fun. Sadly winches just never seem to wear out so its hard to justify upgrading. But if you are willing to splurge self tailing winches in good shape generally sell...
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