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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-24-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By katsailor
Re: Wishboom source

thanks
I saw a photo of a wishboom on their web page. I know the distance between the foot and the clew but i do not know how wide the original wishbone was.

i'm considering buying new sails and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-24-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 373
Posted By katsailor
Sto-Boom parts

Does anyopne know where I can find parts (i.e. rollers and bushing) for a vintage Hood Sto-boom boom furling system?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-24-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By katsailor
Wishboom source

Does anyone know where I can find a supplier for a wishboom (s) for my 33Offshore?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-24-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By katsailor
Re: Splash day is almost here.

Time for an update, since it has been a while.

Shakti has been back in the water since last August. I just installed the new (correct) prop and saw an amazing 8 kts at full throttle this week.
I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-06-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By katsailor
Re: Parts for Hood Sto-Boom

No
It has been a long journey but I am finally getting ready to install my sails that have been reworked by the local north sail loft.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-28-2013
Replies: 1,410
Views: 502,712
Posted By katsailor
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

We use small transfer pumps in my industry to transfer oil. Because of the viscosity of oil most pumps fail after a very short period of time. Some failures may be attributed due a reaction between...
Forum: Diesel   08-28-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,195
Posted By katsailor
Re: anti siphon valve universal m25

Some do, some don't. It's a hole in the boat that has the ability to fail. Whatever lets you sleep.
If you have a scoop type through hull fitting it is a good idea to close it when sailing so you do...
Forum: Electrical Systems   08-27-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By katsailor
Re: House bank sizing

Thanks Stu and MS.
The Echo charger rant confirmed my suspicions. Connect the alternator battery terminal to the house bank.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-27-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,886
Posted By katsailor
Re: A harrowing tale from Cape Scott

I can see difficulty in setting the cqr type if it is laying in it's side. I think it needs to be in an upright configuration for the plow to dig into the bottom.

Of course I could be wrong, I...
Forum: Electrical Systems   08-26-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By katsailor
Re: House bank sizing

[QUOTE=katsailor;1079649]Next question

Do I connect my starting battery to the starter terminal and connect the house battery to the Battery connection on the alternator with the echo charge...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-26-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,827
Posted By katsailor
Re: Wheel Helm vs. Tiller

Are you contemplating replacing a tiller with a wheel? Go to the Edson homepage and they will tell you what parts you need for the conversion. Oftimes the cable arrangement allows a mechanical...
Forum: Electrical Systems   08-26-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By katsailor
Re: House bank sizing

Next question

Do I connect my starting battery to the starter terminal and connect the house battery to the Battery connection on the alternator with the echo charge installed between the house...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-26-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,886
Posted By katsailor
Re: A harrowing tale from Cape Scott

YIKES, I just hung a CQR on my bow.
Forum: Diesel   08-26-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,195
Posted By katsailor
Re: anti siphon valve universal m25

Thanks for the reminder, I will add it to my punchlist.

I learned the hard way this weekend after I finally splashed Shakti about why I was should not have forgotten to drill the shaft and set the...
Forum: Electrical Systems   08-26-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By katsailor
Re: House bank sizing

Thanks all. I didn't mention it in my earlier post but I picked up a Victron BMV-600 and the pricey blueseas 3/8 terminal strips a couple months ago. Still need the galvanic isolator and wire to...
Forum: Electrical Systems   08-22-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By katsailor
House bank sizing

I am replacing my house bank of batteries as part of my refit and I have have a lot of room. Can anyone provide a rule of thumb for sizing a house battery bank on a 33' sailboat. Also what type of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-22-2013
Replies: 454
Views: 33,582
Posted By katsailor
Re: Apparently I'm not meant to have a boat...

:confused::confused::confused:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-22-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 1,720
Posted By katsailor
Re: Mobile and Looking for a Great Sailing Community

+1 on Oriental or Southport, NC area. Oriental is a LOT smaller than Annapolis and the climate is milder. Oriental is a very small town, Southport is also a small town but I feel it has more to...
Forum: Diesel   08-20-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,195
Posted By katsailor
Re: anti siphon valve universal m25

Unscrew the fitting and clean the flapper before you buy a new one.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-20-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 842
Posted By katsailor
Re: Bilge questions

Good question about higher or lower.
If you mount it lower you could damage the pump because it will continue to run after you lose suction.
If you mount it higher, the water will still run down...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-20-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 842
Posted By katsailor
Re: Bilge questions

Downsizing the hose diameter decreases the volume of bilge water the bilge pump can pump. Rerouting the hose to minimize drainage and setting the float switch on a higher elevation than the bilge...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-12-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By katsailor
Splash day is almost here.

I am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel following an extensive mechanical refit on the boat I purchased in February. The next phase will be the cabin restoration, including port...
Forum: Learning to Sail   08-06-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,184
Posted By katsailor
Re: asa school vs buying own 20-30ft and teach self?

When I wanted to start sailing there were no classes on the small inland lake in Indiana where we had a cottage. I found a cheap sailing dingy and bought a book on sailing. read the book and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-06-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 860
Posted By katsailor
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-06-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,490
Posted By katsailor
Re: Boatyard transducer installation mistake

Glueing the transducer inside the hull affects the performance of the depth sounder. This method of installation may be adequate if you only want to find the depth right before you run aground.
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