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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-24-2013
Replies: 88
Views: 8,346
Posted By tap
Re: Sailboat under $5000 for Puget Sound

There another Yankee 30 that does well in the Monday night races out of Shilshole. It's kind of on the heavy side for racing, but does well with its rating. $4k is a really good deal if there is...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-04-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 13,487
Posted By tap
Re: Free or low cost GPS navigation software?

You probably tried to downloaded it from softpedia or one of the other scam sites instead of from opencpn's site. These sites make money off of other people's software by optimizing their pages to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-04-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,480
Posted By tap
Re: Cockpit Drains

Here's what the ISAF OSR regulations say about bilge pumps emptying into the cockpit.

3.23.1
No bilge pump may discharge into a cockpit unless that cockpit opens aft to the sea.

3.23.2
Bilge...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-06-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 3,625
Posted By tap
Re: Keel Bolts

It would be hard to use a jig to drill straight with the keel still on the boat. I suppose telling what is straight w.r.t. the keel from inside will be harder too. I do not think you can trust that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-01-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,048
Posted By tap
Re: another pre-paint question

I had to sand down my non-skid when I painted my decks. You will never sand the non-skid into something that looks nice as is. You'll have to sand, fair, and then paint.

While the Kiwigrip does...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-27-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 3,566
Posted By tap
Re: Halyard Stretch

There is some good instructions on L-36's site here, Splicing Amsteel to Sta-Set (http://l-36.com/halyard_splice.php)

I made the length of amsteel buried into the XLS core much longer than in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-26-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 3,566
Posted By tap
Re: Halyard Stretch

That's cheaper than the fancy stuff, but it's still slightly more expensive that what I can get Samson LS for. It's probably a nicer cover than what LS uses.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-26-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 3,566
Posted By tap
Re: Halyard Stretch

I agree with zz4gta that halyards aren't sized for breaking strength. If all you looked at was breaking strength and cost, you'd use dyneema dental floss. Stretch, the ability to hold in a clutch,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-26-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 847
Posted By tap
Re: Reversable winches?

You can't reverse the winches. It's just a difference in the design of winch. If you look at lewmar's website they have instructions that show the construction of lots of different winches.

Most...
Forum: Electrical Systems   01-24-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,413
Posted By tap
Re: Getting ready to add shore power

Diagram looks correct to me. Your fridge, outlets, etc. would have their hot wires attached the terminals in the lower right side of the breaker group, while the neutrals and grounds would be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-20-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,295
Posted By tap
Re: Toe rail cap

You could make a leveling shim with epoxy. Might not look quite as nice as teak, but probably a lot easier and cheaper.

What you do is put some plastic wrap tightly onto the toerail to keep...
Forum: Living Aboard   01-18-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 6,681
Posted By tap
Re: Dehumidifier in wet/rain PNW?

Has anyone tried a desiccant wheel based dehumidifier? I came across this page about one (http://www.best-dehumidifier-choice.com/meaco-dd8l-dehumidifier.html) and it seems like a good fit for my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-16-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 3,233
Posted By tap
Re: Life Lines? West marine and crimp?

If you are going to cut the ends off and get new fittings, the wire in the middle is probably fine if you don't see any rust.

But the synthetic stuff is more comfortable than the wire. 3/16"...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-16-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 3,233
Posted By tap
Re: Life Lines? West marine and crimp?

Is that a crack in the end of the swage fitting in the second picture?

My experience is like others have said. They rust inside the swage fitting and look fine until one day they break right...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-28-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 900
Posted By tap
Re: small crack at the base of the mast

Wouldn't the weld, while only 60% as strong as heat treated aluminum, still be stronger than a crack?
Forum: Electrical Systems   12-22-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,462
Posted By tap
Re: Connecting 120V receptacles

The problem with trying to attach two terminals to the same screw is that that each screw is inside a recessed area on the receptacle. It's probably a safety feature that the hot screws don't stick...
Forum: Electrical Systems   12-20-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,462
Posted By tap
Connecting 120V receptacles

As I understand it, the proper way to wire up a 120V receptacle is to use locking fork terminals on the side wire screws. As opposed to back-wiring or bending the wire into a hook and screwing it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-04-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Posted By tap
Re: Broken Lewmar Winch

The keys on my OLD Lewmar 16 winches are plastic, not bronze. So they probably would have felt plastic was ok for the 8 too, at least in that era.

I originally thought the OP meant the spindle...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-03-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Posted By tap
Re: Broken Lewmar Winch

Might want to tell Lewmar. Sounds impossible that someone could break the spindle by pulling on it if it wasn't already damaged. Looking at the broken piece it should be possible to tell if there...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-02-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,347
Posted By tap
Re: Worn holes for the Winch Pawls

1985 is newer than 1982, when Lewmar came out with new winches. The OP winches look like pre 1982. But maybe there is a old winch drum on a shelf for 30 years no one has thought to look for.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-02-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,347
Posted By tap
Re: Worn holes for the Winch Pawls

Not much chance finding parts for these winches. P2 doesn't have winch drums for early lewmar winches, made from 1982 to the early 90s. These look like earlier lewmar winches made in the 70s. P2...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-01-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,347
Posted By tap
Re: Worn holes for the Winch Pawls

I've seen online where someone had drilled new holes for the pawls after theirs wore out like yours have. But that winch had didn't have the two raised areas in the drum where the pawls went. It...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-30-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 1,736
Posted By tap
Re: Mainsheet Salsa

There is a nice line stretch calculator here http://l-36.com/line_stretch.php

It has a number of different types of line and gives you the stretch for the load you have for each one. Wire is very...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-16-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,275
Posted By tap
Re: Sail Simulator game/training

sailx is a rules and tactics simulator. It doesn't addess things like sail trim at all. But for rules it's great. Play sailx for a couple months and you'll know the rules better than almost anyone...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-08-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,632
Posted By tap
Re: where is the water coming from?

I get water through my toe-rail and the hull to deck joint. Not much from light right but heavy rain or heeling enough to bury the rail does it. I need to rebed the rail and/or the screws through...
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