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Search: Posts Made By: Stumble
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 4,115
Posted By Stumble
Re: Good Small Boat for Older, Fatter Woman to learn on

I am with Sal on this. Car top able is nice in theory, but there are very few boats that are actually light enough to reasonably lift onto the roof. The few I can think of are either whole unsutable...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,113
Posted By Stumble
Re: Lashing lifelines

I ignored the minimums and use the largest size I could fit thru the lifeline grommets of my boat. I think it was 1/4" but it may have been 5/16 or 3/8. It is an intersting issue since the chaff...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By Stumble
Re: need help identifying a hobie type boat

The value really depends on the boat. If it's a Hobie 18 then its a little on the high side, if it's a F-18 then its a pretty good deal assuming everything is in good condition. But that broach float...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,285
Posted By Stumble
Re: noob question

Use your GI Bill to take a class in diesel mechanics, low voltage electricity, and if you can find one fiberglass repair. If you can log the time (180 days at sea) then a six pac license would also...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,285
Posted By Stumble
Re: noob question

I would recommend a race boat as well. Just be careful with what boat you go with. The goal is a low stress boat that would like to win but isn't driving the crew hugely to do so. There is just no...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-16-2015
Replies: 123
Views: 6,249
Posted By Stumble
Re: Can anyone give me a valid reason to carry a firearm?

I don't see the advantage in the Carribean. Even assuming you know how and are willing to use a gun, the reality is that in most places where you might need one you should just avoid. And in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-13-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,752
Posted By Stumble
Re: Rusting lifeline - what to do?

http://www.ussailing.org/wp-content/uploads/DARoot/Offshore/SAS/Dyneema%20Spectra%20Lifeline%20Revision%20Jan%202014.pdf
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-06-2015
Replies: 108
Views: 5,532
Posted By Stumble
Re: Sugar scoop transom safety in big seas

And let me points it th to big race boats DONT rely on crew muscle to do anything. You can't the loads are too high. They rely on the best deck design money can buy, and installing the right deck...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 03-02-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 10,628
Posted By Stumble
Re: Gunboat 55 Dismasted, Abandoned off Hatteras...

It's SA they are critical of everything. Mostly conspiracy theories about everyone keeping quiet, GB for the design (lots of specifics), the captain for; abandoning when he did being too young, being...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 03-02-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 10,628
Posted By Stumble
Re: Gunboat 55 Dismasted, Abandoned off Hatteras...

Generally....

1) Rainmaker set off planning to ride the back side of a fast moving storm system to the islands

2) The mast exploded about a day out while sailing with a tripple reefed main and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,160
Posted By Stumble
Re: Chain Plates

It's getting there. What is really sad is that if a major retailer would pick it up you could realistically get Ti fasteners for not much more than stainless. Like 10% more than high quality 316...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-16-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,160
Posted By Stumble
Re: Chain Plates

Casey,

I am no longer affiliated, and couldn't commet.

The real issue in adoption is that builders that are willing to redesign their chainplate attachments frankly are switching to composite...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,160
Posted By Stumble
Re: Chain Plates

Casey, I can appreciate that. If you are really worried about it, ask for the paperwork proving grade. It isn't that much more expensive.

What I can tell you is that Allied's Chinese plants...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-10-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,425
Posted By Stumble
Re: synthetic rigging

I actually helped on the design of that knife... It is absolutely my favorite rigging knife, and God is it beautiful.

Cutting this stuff really does take special tools. My high end kitchen knives...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-23-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,498
Posted By Stumble
Re: 3D Printing

The company I used to work for made 3d printed titanium parts. Post fabrication HIPPING lead to measured strength at least equal to machined parts. Depending on the design pre hipped parts were in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-16-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,160
Posted By Stumble
Re: Light air/Downwind sail choices

For a cruising boat Code 0's are generally a terrible idea. There are some out there that can use them to effect, but a code zero is an upwind beating spinnaker that induces a lot of loads on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-05-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By Stumble
Re: Pontos Winches

Overdrive winches are just so much fun. Sadly winches just never seem to wear out so its hard to justify upgrading. But if you are willing to splurge self tailing winches in good shape generally sell...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 2,069
Posted By Stumble
Re: Blocks, Sheaves and Pulleys: Did I screw up???

A coupke of things....

Increasing block size from 40mm to 52mm reduces friction by half. For a number of reasons, but bend radius, and bearing shaft size play the largest part. A 40mm block will...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-27-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By Stumble
Re: I need a used keel for a 22 foot catalina please help.

Yikes!

Honestly I just don't see fixing the boat you have. A new keel would be thousands more than the boats likely worth (you didn't include age of the boat), and even if you could find one...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-21-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,963
Posted By Stumble
Re: Wooden Turkish Gulet? Are they good charter sailboats?

I am not saying that wooden ships couldn't last longer, but that they weren't expected to. The British navy for example was replaced on average every 14 years (see The Arming and Fitting of English...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-20-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By Stumble
Re: Core construction structures

And a short, but informative engineering intro Foam Core Materials in the Marine Industry (http://www.boatdesign.net/articles/foam-core/)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-20-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,963
Posted By Stumble
Re: Wooden Turkish Gulet? Are they good charter sailboats?

Keep in mind that traditional wooden vessels were assumed to have a useful life of less than 20 years. While a 20 year old fiberglass vessel is just getting ready for new electronics. Putting a...
Forum: Racing 10-06-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,598
Posted By Stumble
Re: Spinnaker shackles

Faster,

When dealing with dyneema it isn't the strength loss from the knot so much as it is the knot undoing itself as the line slides past itself. Depending on size dyneema has shown a propensity...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-02-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By Stumble
Re: Replacing Two Part Halyards with Spectra

For a Lido I would probably just go to strait dyneema and make sure your cam cleats are in good shape. Your halyards are pretty lightly loaded, so I wouldn't worry to much about adding tails. It just...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-10-2014
Replies: 132
Views: 4,921
Posted By Stumble
Re: How does the marine industry price?

One of the other issues in pricing marine parts is the very slow turnover. A grocery store for instance expects to sell everything on the shelves in much less time than WestMarine, which allows the...
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