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Search: Posts Made By: eolon
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 1,471
Posted By eolon
No, really; I especially like the...

No, really; I especially like the "race-lightened" block with ram air.

Best Regards,


e

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 3,862
Posted By eolon
I took the strainer off, and mounted the Rule on...

I took the strainer off, and mounted the Rule on an aluminum angle that keeps it in contact with the bottom on the bilge. The bilge is very dry - the little water that the pump leaves usually...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 1,471
Posted By eolon
Geez, I wouldn't replace any of that gear; it...

Geez, I wouldn't replace any of that gear; it all looks ok to me.


Best Regards,

e

.::.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 3,862
Posted By eolon
I have had good luck with the Rule auto bilge...

I have had good luck with the Rule auto bilge pump 500 - it is Rule's smallest and will get all but a small puddle out of the bilge. THe pump is a float-less type which turns on automatically every...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-07-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 5,635
Posted By eolon
Most modern transducers suggest 1 or two coats of...

Most modern transducers suggest 1 or two coats of bottom paint to prevent fouling. Even the biggest particles of copper in bottom paint are between 20 and 40 um (microns) in size. Your ultrasonic...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-07-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,312
Posted By eolon
The anchor needs to be on the bow roller. ...

The anchor needs to be on the bow roller. Re-designing your set-up may be required. A short bowsprit would solve the problem, and a different roller with a pin that locks the anchor to the roller. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-07-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By eolon
You need to check every hole in the boat that is...

You need to check every hole in the boat that is below or near the waterline. I found a little leak once from the grounding plate screw that was just weeping a little bit. I found it because I sat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-19-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,063
Posted By eolon
It won't hurt anything to drain them through the...

It won't hurt anything to drain them through the faucets into the marina. Then clean the tanks as mentioned here in a number of threads - with chlorine and white vinegar, etc.

Best Regards,

e...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-09-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 3,421
Posted By eolon
I see wiener dog butt! Best Regards, e ...

I see wiener dog butt!

Best Regards,

e

.::.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-29-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 4,621
Posted By eolon
Ahem. Ok, in defense of silicone. The reason...

Ahem. Ok, in defense of silicone. The reason most sailors hate silicone RTV is that they try to get it to do things it wasn't designed to do. Silicone RTV is not glue, not an adhesive, not filling...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,686
Posted By eolon
I don't use the boom rolling on my boat for the...

I don't use the boom rolling on my boat for the reasons you cite. If the conditions call for reefing the main, I just bring it down completely and run just the jib and the mizzen.

On a side note,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,126
Posted By eolon
Try ProtectoWrap roof and gutter repair tape. It...

Try ProtectoWrap roof and gutter repair tape. It is a thick, 4" wide tape with a very sticky black side and a white not-sticky side. Works great to close holes watertight, and it is puncture and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-29-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 9,841
Posted By eolon
btw, if you really wanted a core that won't rot...

btw, if you really wanted a core that won't rot you would use european larch. The foundations of the city of Venice were built of larch logs, and they have survived being under seawater for 800...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-29-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 9,841
Posted By eolon
Compared to balsa, teak won't rot. heh ...

Compared to balsa, teak won't rot.

heh


Best Regards,


e
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-29-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 9,841
Posted By eolon
My Offshore 33 deck is cored with Teak. No,...

My Offshore 33 deck is cored with Teak. No, really. It is. I think they used scraps of teak they had laying around the yard. The nice thing is it will never rot. The bad thing is it can...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-29-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 1,937
Posted By eolon
How much wind do these generate? Are they...

How much wind do these generate? Are they controllable, that is, will they only operate at one speed, like 20 kts? Sometimes I like sailing in less wind - say 5-8 kts. Who gets to decide how much...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-22-2010
Replies: 55
Views: 4,401
Posted By eolon
If the OP is in Martha's Vineyard, then this...

If the OP is in Martha's Vineyard, then this makes sense. Any Boatyard is going to know that all their customers are multimillionaires and can afford to pay big yard bills. Sail over to Harwich or...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-20-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 4,621
Posted By eolon
I would recommend a small terminal strip attached...

I would recommend a small terminal strip attached inside near where the cables enter. You can just disconnect the two cable if you ever need to unship the mast.

Re-do the silicone sealant where...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By eolon
Um, no. None of the cool kids use battens. They...

Um, no. None of the cool kids use battens. They are dumb. If you really need that extra 3 square feet of sail, run your underpants up the halyard and enjoy the extra 1/3546787th of a knot.

Does...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-30-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,160
Posted By eolon
...but the gunk helps keeps the fiddles from...

...but the gunk helps keeps the fiddles from falling out of the holes!

It's a feature!

Best Regards,

e

.::.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-30-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,160
Posted By eolon
My fiddles fit into blind holes in the table, so...

My fiddles fit into blind holes in the table, so you can use them or not. It also may have something to do with the way the table can be lowered to make a double berth. =)

Best Regards,

e
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,231
Posted By eolon
Actually, most depth transducers are about 50k Hz...

Actually, most depth transducers are about 50k Hz frequency - some are about 200 kHz, and some are both ( ones with a shallow/deep setting) the transducers are tuned to be coupled to water. There...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,178
Posted By eolon
Yep - It turns out that Thetford changed the 465...

Yep - It turns out that Thetford changed the 465 MSD to comply with fixed MSD devices. so the 465 MSD has a hold down kit with pump-out fittings. The "regular" 465 is exactly the same, except no...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-23-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,861
Posted By eolon
I have a Moor self-powered analog knotmeter that...

I have a Moor self-powered analog knotmeter that works great and I think it is older than I am. I replaced the paddlewheel last year, and it took a while to find the right one, but I eventually did....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-22-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 7,109
Posted By eolon
I have two one-strokes that came with my dinghy. ...

I have two one-strokes that came with my dinghy. They are the long, flat wooden ones that hook onto the gunwales. Evidently you have to pull on them at the same time to get them to start, although...
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