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Search: Posts Made By: abrahamx
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-01-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 794
Posted By Stumble
Re: what type of fitting do I want at my outhaul car

A 1/8 or 3/16 amsteel line with an eye splice is what you need to replace the wire. You could splice it in place pretty easily or get a d shackle to attach it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-28-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 935
Posted By RichH
Re: are these blisters

The usual method of attachment is soft(er) metal pins inserted into 'chamfered' bore holes of the 'straps' and with the ends of the pins/rods peened-over (flattened) flush to the 'straps' with a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-13-2014
Replies: 2,852
Views: 319,187
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Okay - this chick is now officially my new hero:

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-02-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Sailing/nautical christmas cards?

See (click on) BoatUS Christmas Cards ( They are very nice and sale proceeds...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 691
Posted By Delta-T
Re: whats the best way to clean a fouled bootstripe?

My original strip was painted on. I suggest you note where the scum line you have now is located and move it up 6" above that. Use a heat gun or a razor blade scraper to remove old line. Tape off,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-24-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,055
Posted By T37Chef
Re: Where do you buy your beta marine oil, filters, etc

Yes it does.

Beta makes it pretty easy, unlike most any other manufacturer. On their website they cross reference many parts for Kubota/Beta :)

See here:
betamarine - Engine Part...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-12-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 2,525
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: anchor type question

Yes, unless you need a storm anchor. Any weakness of the Fortress is not related to its ability to hold your boat, for which an FX-16 is more than enough. The only weakness of this design is from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-12-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 2,525
Posted By T37Chef
Re: anchor type question

I have a fine danforth that's yours if you pay shipping. I have no use for it. PM me if interested

I am not certain off the top of my head but its probably a bit to large for your 30' boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-12-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 2,525
Posted By RainDog
Re: anchor type question

If I was in your shoes I would put a 16lb danforth on 1/2 inch three strand and 30' of chain.

If you want to splurge, get a Fortress FX-16 instead. Much nicer anchor, but also much more $$.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-12-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 2,525
Posted By manatee
Re: anchor type question

Anchor weight guide (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-11-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By Seaduction
Re: installing new water system

That could be the vent. The fill hose should be the large hose. The vent can be 1/2 inch or so.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-01-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By Flybyknight
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-22-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 4,079
Posted By davidpm
Scary night sail

As I proof read this is it long and boring.
But I wrote it so might as well post it. You have been warned.

I thought you ladies and gentleman will enjoy my little story from last night.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-13-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 780
Posted By tdw
Re: Removing pawls and main gear on barient winch

Quick answer -

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-08-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 1,319
Posted By MarkSF
Re: new wood and varnish ???

I'd agree with that, apart from the ending at non-thinned. I find 10% thinner helps in several ways - it goes on better, you get a smoother finish, and it dries more quickly so there's less chance of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-01-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,448
Posted By benesailor
Re: Do I have to predrill before running screws into fiberglass

I'll add:

Using a large drill bit for a chamfer bit does work, but, doesn't leave a nice chamfer. Invest in a chamfer bit or use a router bit(in a drill).
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-01-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,448
Posted By jimgo
Re: Do I have to predrill before running screws into fiberglass

Lining up the holes isn't THAT hard (and I'm lazy):

Drill the holes in the wood.
Put the wood over the fiberglass and tape it in place.
Put a bit in the drill that is the same size as the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-28-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By bljones
Re: Chartplotter and transducers

copa has the answer. Pot the transducer that comes with the chartplotter.

For what it is worth, if it was me, and i was looking for a 5" chartplotter/sounder combo, I go with this over the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-16-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By Alex W
Re: Help with my roller furler

The prefeeder is a device that grabs onto the luff tape of the sail and helps it get into the slot on the furler. It's not necessary but helpful if you are doing this solo. Without it you'll want a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-15-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,429
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: newbie looking for dingy advice

That's an Avon Redcrest or Redstart you're looking at, excellent quality...

I think it would suit your purposes fine, with a couple of caveats...

Not sure of the weight of that motor, but it...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-06-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: tunning my tartan 30


You and I have a similar rig. They are single-spreader "telephone pole" rigs.

You have upper shrouds and a single set of lower shrouds. Buy or borrow a Loos Gauge. The gauge has notches...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-09-2013
Replies: 98
Views: 7,104
Posted By baboon
Re: 1972 tartan 30

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-03-2013
Replies: 98
Views: 7,104
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: 1972 tartan 30

No interior photos - that is a bad sign. Also he states that the interior "needs some improvement"...

Drill and fill is a cheap and incorrect way to remove wet core from a deck and stiffen it. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-01-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Sucks trying to nail down a boat.

Maybe a 1-off racing boat... (seeing as you are planning on racing)... Merit, Capri, Mirage 236, san jaun, siedelman, S2 7.9 grand slam, or perhaps a slightly faster cruiser, Hunter 26.5, Hunter...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-01-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: Sucks trying to nail down a boat.

Can't help you with the racing side of life, but if you're looking for a solid, inexpensive Great Lakes cruiser, I'd consider a Grampian 26, or a 30. The Northern 29 is a good boat, as is the 25. C&C...
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