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Search: Posts Made By: Waltthesalt
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,077
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Hours on watch. Navy research.

Eight hours is a long stretch. Six hour watches aligned with meals at watch change 6, 12, 6PM. Otherwise it would be 6, 2PM, 10PM.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 747
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: New storm jib rigging

Recommend you check with a sailmaker on a storm jib arrangement. There are balance conditions to take in consideration.
There are lever operated devices that can allow you to have an inner stay...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 3,245
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: What did you learn to sail on?

Learned on a Beetle Cat we owned. Then a Jet 14. After that college, 44' Luders yawls which we raced spring and fall like dinghys, and Shields... like a class 5.5 meter. Went to sea, had a Hobie...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-01-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Thru- vs In-hull transducers

Tried putting in an in-hull transducer at the centerline forward where there was some V. Transducer fit into a oil filled tube. At the centerline the face was maybe 1/2 inch from the center of the...
Forum: Cal 02-20-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Cal 35 MKII with Campbell Sailor

FYI there's a curve in Gerr's book of the optimum pitch/diameter ratio. Gives min,average, and maximum values based on boat speed. Speeds we go at are at the bottom of the curve so for example at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-17-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 1,626
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Chart Plotter Location?

I have mine mounted at two locations. In the cockpit it's on the forward cabin bulkhead which is pretty close as I use tiller steering. The cables come in from the cabin into the back of the chart...
Forum: Cal 02-17-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,149
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Looking for other Cal 29 owners..

About $7-8K for the Beta 16 engine. But there's more when you're in there, I replaced the black iron fuel tank, put in a RACOR 500 filter and a replacement waterlift muffler. You need a different...
Forum: Cal 02-17-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,149
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Looking for other Cal 29 owners..

moored in Kingston, doing a Beta repower now.
Forum: Cal 02-17-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,149
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Looking for other Cal 29 owners..

I have a Cal 29 in the Puget Sound (Seattle). Doing an extensive overhaul/retrofit. Put in an instantaneous water heater shower and second water tank
Forum: Cal 02-16-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Cal 35 MKII with Campbell Sailor

If you want a technical reference Dave Gerr's Propeller Handbook is the best I've come across. As I understand it prop diameter and number of blades are to get enough blade surface area so that your...
Forum: Diesel 01-30-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By Waltthesalt
Alignment flange

I'm looking for a source for a blank flange to use as a spacer on my engine shaft for engine alignment.
My 16 hp diesel repower comes with a plastic flex coupling about 1 1/4" thick. The coupling...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-25-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Seattle Boat Show for sailors?

Mostly power on the floor however all the gear and service providers are there with lotsa' sail stufgf.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-25-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 1,764
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: need help DESIGNING a manual windlass!

A cheap fix is splicing a length of line to a 3/8" chain hook. Take the line to a a winch in the cockpit. A chain stopper up forward would hold the chain if you needed to reset the hook
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-23-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,195
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Last but not least, I need an anchor

Here's what I have for the PNW used the "complete book of anchoring to get the wind strain and holding numbers:

Working Anchor (to 30 kts) Bruce-sand, mud, gravel
Storm Anchor (to 45...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-05-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: bottom pressure wash

Thanks for all the info. This is kind of a job of knocking off the big stuff. We'll need a diver later on. Separately it was suggested that I try a wand with a gutter cleaning attachment with a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 594
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Fuel Tank size error

When I built a new fuel tank, I calibrated the gage by filling the tank a gallon at a time and making up a table of gage reading and fuel height height above the bottom measured with a stick. Also...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-05-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: bottom pressure wash

Right. Assuming the pressure washer is operated with a tip to give 800 to 1200 PSI it appears that a washer submerged with 16 psi of sea back pressure isn't significantly different than operating a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-04-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: bottom pressure wash

What distance did you have in mind? I was thinking that a depth of up to three feet pressure was about 16 psi.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-04-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: bottom pressure wash

FYI
Wash. Dept of Ecology allows in water bottom cleaning for "hard" bottom paints. The details on what it considers to be "hard" is on thier website: Hull Cleaning and Boat Washing | Clean Green...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-04-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By Waltthesalt
bottom pressure wash

Pressure washing the bottom in-water. Any info on an wantxextension to do this?
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-19-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Gas gauge/sensor problem

The fuel gage sending unit in the tank is a variable resistor. The manufacturer can give you the specs. For example I have a Moeller unit. For these units you can test the unit by using a meter...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-14-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,412
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Washington State - Sailing? Living?

Lived out here for about 24 years. From the northeast originally. Unlie back east we have a maritime climate meaning our weather comes off the ocean so it doesn't get too hot or cold. We have grey...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-10-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Sailboat performance change

Dodgers should be fold-downable. Maybe larger plastic windows would help. Walk the docks to see one that you like and then ask the maker for ideas . Smaller main affects balance, probably not a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-03-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Replacing an Atomic 4 engine with a Diesel in Vancouver

I'd go with a Moyer rebuild if I was not doing a diesel. The big cost issue is the cylinders, wall pitting, especially if raw water, and out of round. This means boring the cylinders and possibly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-03-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By Waltthesalt
Re: Replacing an Atomic 4 engine with a Diesel in Vancouver

I'm doing a A-4 to beta 16. There's a lot to it. I replaced the fuel tank and lines, exhaust arrangement and water lift, electrical, stringers the engine rests on, sound proofing, different prop. ...
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