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Search: Posts Made By: bristol299bob
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By bristol299bob
best repair for stripped thread in the boom

I stripped a thread in the boom this weekend, its a 10-24 thread and one of 4 screws holding a cheek block to the boom.

My go-to for thread repair is typically a heli-coil style insert. But in in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Mainsheet routing through dodger

Current mainsheet does not run to a winch, its a 6 to one purchase with a camcleat on the lower blocks.

The canvas maker will work around the arrangement that I come up with, I just have to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By bristol299bob
Mainsheet routing through dodger

My boat has mid-boom sheeting and the traveler on the cabin top. I am having a Dodger made (Its the first dodger that this boat has ever had in its life). Ill need to reroute the mainsheet of course...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,112
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: de-humidifier recommendation?

I close my seacocks when I leave the boat so I could not drain into the sink. I modified a peltier style dehumidifier with a larger reservoir:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-14-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,520
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: increasing and consolidating standing rigging size

Great information, I had no idea of the ramifications. Thank you all!

I don't see crossing oceans in my future but I do intend to take longer coastal trips and to cross to Bermuda in a few years. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-13-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,520
Posted By bristol299bob
increasing and consolidating standing rigging size

My boat has a mix of standing rigging, lower shrouds (two on each side) are 3/16" wire. The rest are 7/32". I have Sta-Lok fittings all around.

I am doing more and more ocean sailing and would...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-10-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,584
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: One Simple Question - the movie

I thought the question was "can we find an iceberg?"
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-10-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By bristol299bob
Recommendation for cordless LED spotlight?

I've got an old school million CP halogen spotlight. Its very bright but there are a few downsides:

1 - It is halogen and it sucks a lot of juice
2 - It has a very wide, non adjustable, beam....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 3,145
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: latest and greatest binoculars?

I've had the Nikon Oceanpro with compass for years. I am very happy with the image quality, ruggedness and smooth operation. They have taken the occasional beating and plenty of soakings and remain...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-07-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By bristol299bob
replacing lower shrouds with mast in place?

Planning to replace the lower shrouds this winter. Bristol 29.9, the mast is keel stepped. I'm wondering if it is safe to do this with the mast in place.

My thought is:
- run a spare halyard...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-07-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,460
Posted By bristol299bob
fill in old screw holes on boom?

I'm moving some hardware around on the boom (cheek blocks, cleats, etc) and as a result there are a few tapped holes that will be exposed.

I'm wondering if I should fill these or just leave them...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-08-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 4,319
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Sailing Alone Better?

I get it. and no, of course it is not bad to want to sail alone.

I've sailed:
- With experienced crew (fun relaxing)
- With inexperienced crew that want to learn (fun, enjoyable)
- With...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-04-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Insurance impact on your sailing schedule?

My BoatUS policy covers me in the Pamlico Sound and vicinity. For my trips outside (coastal NC) I call them and get 2 weeks of extended coverage for $25

this has me wondering ... is coverage...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-19-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,011
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Boom brake advice

All, thanks for the explanation and advice. Jon the details and pictures you provided were extremely helpful.

Agreed. I did not explain it very well, but I don't intend to use the brake as a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-17-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,011
Posted By bristol299bob
Boom brake advice

I've always used a preventer but recently I have decided to install a boom brake and looking for some advice.

There is a decent sale on the witchard gyb'easy at defender and I'll problably get...
Forum: Diesel 09-30-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Yanmar3GM30f-saltwater hose leaking

any bits of old hose, or corrosion, on the barb end?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-27-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 4,932
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Question: Do you close your seacocks when leaving the boat?

When i leave the boat I close all of the seacocks except the cockpit drains. Peace of mind and to excercise them. Prevent growth is another benefit I had not thought of (thanks pdqaltair!)

I also...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-24-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,383
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Short tacking to windward is sailings heavy lifting.

great post Tom.

I'm with you, I frequently short tack in and out of my narrow creek to get to bigger water. Definitely not the norm around here but it sure feels good.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-16-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 963
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Smartphone wind speed

I've got the Windtronic 2. It's pretty neat, and does not need to face directly to the wind.

Of course it has all the limitations of any...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-10-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,109
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Sleeping Accommodations --- is there a thread?

On My Bristol 29.9 the port settee slides out to form a nearly queen size bed. When open it does not obstruct access to the head or galley. It's quite comfy and roomy.

In the morning I fold up...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-03-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: I'm back, kinda

respectfully disagree ... sounds to me like you need to be out on the water in your boat more than any of us. Hang in there. Welcome back. It will get better.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-10-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Quieting a dinghy at anchor

This is a good point. For the record, I was experimenting to see if getting some distance would reduce the sound. I wouldn't have left it like that ... Although if it helped I might have been tempted!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-10-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By bristol299bob
Quieting a dinghy at anchor

I've got hard, fiberglass, nesting dinghy, no motor. It rows beautifully, is quite light, and is rather handsome. I bought it used, it was home made. I love this dinghy except for ...

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 794
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Ultimate Sole, alternative

Same here. Ultimate Sole is holding up well, but I'll need something in 1 or 2 years I'd guess.

I was wondering about basketball court finishes. they seem pretty tough and easy to apply. I dont...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,081
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Head hose: How long does it take to permeate

luckily no leaks, and the bilge and bulk head compartments smell fresh. Its just the cabinet under the sink where all of the hoses pass. As others have said permeation of the cabinet itself or a leak...
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