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Search: Posts Made By: sterilecuckoo58
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-17-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,289
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Re: Need to rig my main halyard

Shucks Paul, now I have to go visit the top of the mast before the weekend... and not via the bos'n chair lift... low tide here we come.

By the way, your epoxy products were great....

Jimgo - ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-16-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,289
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Re: Need to rig my main halyard

For others looking at switching from wire-rope to all rope, here's $0.03 on experience so far: changed 1/8-wire x 3/8 braided rope to all 5/16 braided rope. No problem feeding new 5/16 rope and no...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-03-2013
Replies: 569
Views: 140,266
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

That's a haul... I couldn't do that, I am forever forgetting something and I don't think the bus would oblige a turn about to go fetch it. Fortunately I was able to get an outdoor spot for my...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-03-2013
Replies: 569
Views: 140,266
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

The principle of OPM is, of course, the heart of this forum. You seem to be a fairly careful and thoughtful person so less likely to have a qualifying entry here. Uh-oh... I see a boneheaded...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-03-2013
Replies: 569
Views: 140,266
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

The weather is the problem with PNW - after all, if it wasn't for that you'd have more good weather time for the repairs, coatings etc. and get in the water sooner. Heck, friends might even come...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-03-2013
Replies: 569
Views: 140,266
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

I don't think so, but as a consolation it does qualify you for the looney bin and a variety of other receptacles where straight jackets are employed. You're living out one of my dreams (well, drop...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-25-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 9,497
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Re: outboard for sailboat?

For what its worth, our 1970 Vivacity 24 has had an extra long 25" 9.9 2-stroke Johnson for 16 years, had the proper pitched prop so my folks experienced improved performance. Its predecessor was a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-25-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,398
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Re: Winter Storage Covers

My boat winters in the water. The first winter I used heavy duty tarps and all... not the best solution. AT the boat show we saw boat covers... and bought from one that hit all the right notes:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-11-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,927
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Re: stripped thread in lower unit oil fill hole

When going to a larger bolt, consider a headless stud for Allen wrench. That would eliminate the head clearance problem in the well. But I don't know if the head is needed to secure a gasket...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-05-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 29,329
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Re: Teak Oil vs Varnish vs Cetol

I was introduced to Sikkens by a motor yacht owner across the dock from my winter slip and we very much like the durable look of the finish in my compass box. Have now bought the quart of Natural...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-10-2012
Replies: 102
Views: 18,506
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
There is a lot to be learned in a wet boat

I learned to sail in 1976 in a Tech Dinghy and I now have something a little bigger. Not much bigger, but I can't trailer it real easy. Little boats are great fun to learn the finer aspects of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-07-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 3,537
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Lots of food , er PVC, for thought here. We have...

Lots of food , er PVC, for thought here. We have an 8' ? Achilles with a 3 section wood floor and a 24 Vivacity. We have discovered if you leave it in the water by the dock it grows things on it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-11-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 4,367
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
For the benefit of others looking at the thread...

For the benefit of others looking at the thread who have festoon type bulb holders (a metal pointed cap at each end of cylinder, typically 44, 42, 31 mm long). I bought festoon type bulbs with 6 and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-11-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 29,329
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
How do I bed wood trim on the fiberglass deck? ...

How do I bed wood trim on the fiberglass deck? Wingnwing confirms my original plan to oil every bit of wood on my Dad's ole boat. I have several of the pieces removed like the strips that keep my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 5,181
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Our Vivacity 24 came with a 20-inch which was...

Our Vivacity 24 came with a 20-inch which was promptly stolen and then replaced by the same Johnson 20". In a following sea, and inlet chop crew would routinely sit on the stern rail to weight the...
Forum: Electronics 05-23-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 3,645
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Do you have what is called a "cored" hull? In...

Do you have what is called a "cored" hull? In other words, it is not solid resin and fiberglass all the way through. To my understanding, this inside of hull transducers don't "shoot" through the...
Forum: Electronics 05-23-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 3,645
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Any thoughts on NASA Clipper Duet knotmeter and...

Any thoughts on NASA Clipper Duet knotmeter and depth sounder setup, similar to the Raymarine ST40 bidata? I see some posts about issues with the paddle wheel for the Clipper, and a host of...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-12-2011
Replies: 569
Views: 140,266
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Sabreman, I am sorry, you are not the only...

Sabreman,

I am sorry, you are not the only one who can flip a boat in a dead calm. I can do it too, and without the advantage of the open seas or river. At the Community Boating pavilion in...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-11-2011
Replies: 569
Views: 140,266
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Okay, I have gotten to page 11, and I feel a...

Okay, I have gotten to page 11, and I feel a little better, a little wiser, and a little less agnostic.... there seems to be a little bit of intervention going on. But then sometimes I know there...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-11-2011
Replies: 569
Views: 140,266
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Bone head moves is an excellent application of...

Bone head moves is an excellent application of the OPM principle, and so I'll keep my head low... To extend a day's on the water experience, we thought we'd anchor off a little beach on the other...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-24-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,678
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Yorksailor Phil, Did you find the pictures...

Yorksailor Phil,

Did you find the pictures at all? The link is promising but I did not find the pics. Perhaps thats what you meant with not loading.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-24-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,678
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Looks like I may be in the same boat. I am...

Looks like I may be in the same boat. I am looking for more power than the 9.9 Sailmaster Tiller provides for our Vivacity 24 and found a 25 Johnson set up for electric start, remote control (well,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-12-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,306
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
Smile Thanks to all

I have had a fine education here, and learned all about crimping, so a proper crimper I will get and proper connectors too.... I certainly understand the work hardening of the conductors, but that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-10-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,700
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
We read that book, and have added to it, the...

We read that book, and have added to it, the signature pic was just the first, and nothing original about it either, just classic. I am, at that moment, returning from a discussion with the harbor...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-10-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,306
Posted By sterilecuckoo58
I suspect I am being dense here, but I too have...

I suspect I am being dense here, but I too have rewiring ahead of me. Way back a certain Mr. Currie taught us how to make line splices and T splices that were electrically and mechanically secure,...
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