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Search: Posts Made By: sailboy21
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-02-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 2,347
Posted By sailboy21
Perfect. I will tell the guy who knows a guy...

Perfect. I will tell the guy who knows a guy that I heard about about these right away. Things like that just make sense.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-02-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 2,347
Posted By sailboy21
Yes. But the bald eagles finish the job by...

Yes. But the bald eagles finish the job by attempting to perch on it...
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g244/bcatatonic/windex-eat.jpg

BTW: Probably not kosher with a lot of PETA & tree hugger...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-31-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 4,575
Posted By sailboy21
Depends where you live. What do you bet the...

Depends where you live. What do you bet the owners of Trig in Cordova (http://www.setsail.com/s_logs/dashew/dashew389.html) have seen a storm at sea more than once?
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-28-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 3,916
Posted By sailboy21
Couple concerns I would have related to O'Day in...

Couple concerns I would have related to O'Day in specific would be the deck. How long was it sunk? The deck core could absorb a heck of a lot of water. The factory didn't bed anything right, so...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-11-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 2,037
Posted By sailboy21
Gasoline is just as good as a solvent as carb...

Gasoline is just as good as a solvent as carb cleaner. If it is really clogged up you are going to need to take it apart and rebuild the carb. Especially with a fine machine such as a Honda, its...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 885
Posted By sailboy21
Here ya go: Winch comperarison -...

Here ya go:

Winch comperarison - Self-tailing models (http://sfsail.com/icenine/Winch_compare.htm)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-08-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 5,982
Posted By sailboy21
Not really. You have a nipple threaded into a 90...

Not really. You have a nipple threaded into a 90 degree street elbow. Look at the dimensions on the barbed tube elbow. It is going to be a lot tighter fit-up. You could also get away with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-08-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 5,982
Posted By sailboy21
Ok.. here is what you do. Get a 1.5" 90...

Ok.. here is what you do.
Get a 1.5" 90 degree fiberglass exhaust elbow: (45 degree pictured, but you can get 90)
http://images.westmarine.com/full/09325_f.jpg
Trim it if necessary to fit....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-08-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 5,982
Posted By sailboy21
5200? Plumbing runs on small boats always...

5200?
Plumbing runs on small boats always make me want a bigger boat for some reason.

I second the radiator hose option. If it is a short run and nothing can settle there it won't stink, but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-08-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 3,110
Posted By sailboy21
Pretty common on the double wall tents used up...

Pretty common on the double wall tents used up here, but that is for wood camp stoves. Are you using the Force 10 (Sigmar) Cozy Cabin heater? The pipes in those never get really hot. Make a mock up...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-06-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,583
Posted By sailboy21
Hawaii related questions: (not meant to be funny,...

Hawaii related questions: (not meant to be funny, but good questions to ask finding a slip there)
Are there feral dogs & cats living there?
How many boats sank or burned last year?
How many...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-06-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 2,985
Posted By sailboy21
You have to be short to enjoy a Contessa. Great...

You have to be short to enjoy a Contessa. Great sailing boat, and I admire their seaworthy design attributes, but for an over 6ft guy I can't see anymore that weekending in one. and 2 people? I...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-04-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 4,575
Posted By sailboy21
The movie helps a lot. If you are going to...

The movie helps a lot. If you are going to follow their advice to the letter I highly suggest you buy the DVD. They do a really good job working out the details, and even film a deployment in what...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-02-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 4,575
Posted By sailboy21
Sorry.. didn't have to book but google books...

Sorry.. didn't have to book but google books does! Looks like they are calling the pennant line the line used to set the boat at an angle to the direction of pull from the sea anchor. It isn't...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-02-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 4,575
Posted By sailboy21
On the DVD they show a giant professional grade...

On the DVD they show a giant professional grade load tested swivel that Larry got galvanized. I think they used shackles to make the connections. What kind of boat do you have? There has been...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-01-2009
Replies: 104
Views: 7,365
Posted By sailboy21
Found it! New for 2009? Never seen these...

Found it! New for 2009? Never seen these before. Page 47 of the Groco catalog has pipe nipples, with cast in wrench flats!

http://www.groco.net/GROCO-2009/CAT-BRWSR/page47.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-01-2009
Replies: 104
Views: 7,365
Posted By sailboy21
Only if it were true... A good number of people,...

Only if it were true... A good number of people, and some companies, use bronze & brass interchangeably. I'm sure if you call them they would swear up & down that they are bronze, when in actuality...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-31-2008
Replies: 104
Views: 7,365
Posted By sailboy21
They shouldn't be. Mainsail wouldn't do that,...

They shouldn't be. Mainsail wouldn't do that, but I think he did shine them up a bit :)

EDIT: But you might be right about the hose barb. That looks like a brass one. Groco makes some great...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-31-2008
Replies: 104
Views: 7,365
Posted By sailboy21
I just stick something in the end of the street...

I just stick something in the end of the street elbow and pry away. If it gets destroyed oh well, buy a new one. Putting them on usually goes a lot easier, especially when using a good pipe dope....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-31-2008
Replies: 155
Views: 15,314
Posted By sailboy21
How about the blocking on this 40'? ...

How about the blocking on this 40'?
http://www.yachts-online.com/pics/Y1612b.jpg

I would classify that as scary...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-23-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 3,863
Posted By sailboy21
Thats how I do it. I need a 12ft tide to get to...

Thats how I do it. I need a 12ft tide to get to the sweat spot on the grid. That is usually followed by a 10ft tide and then another 12. 2nd to worst case the boat can be pulled sideways off the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-19-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 3,409
Posted By sailboy21
You get what you pay for. It isn't as bad as...

You get what you pay for. It isn't as bad as some of the other contraptions. The Sport-YAK II was particularly scary in any "seas" over about 4" . At least the WB can hold her own through a pretty...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-19-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 3,409
Posted By sailboy21
Its actually a dangerous idea. There is little...

Its actually a dangerous idea. There is little reserve buoyancy to begin with in these things.
Story:
My wife dumped ours on a bad jibed. She was about 200 feet from the dock so I jumped and and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-17-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 3,409
Posted By sailboy21
Never even considered that, or why there aren't...

Never even considered that, or why there aren't any similar open boats. Things like Zumas, Open Bics, and the plethora of Kayaks out there are roto-molded. Walker Bay's are injection molded?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-17-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 6,790
Posted By sailboy21
Here is the official story:

Here is the official story:
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