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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 963
Posted By jrd22
Re: Ran aground!

If you hit hard enough to tear a chunk of glass off the keel you will already have water intrusion so waiting a bit for haul out isn't going to make much difference. You will have to allow time on...
Forum: Diesel   1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By jrd22
Re: Issue With Dual Racor Fuel Filter System

My guess is that there is an air leak in the Racor unit. If the "off" filter is losing fuel it almost has to be in the filter housing or valves for the fuel to siphon back through either the supply...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,386
Posted By jrd22
Re: Need new quality Cruising Sails

Whatever you ultimately decide you definitely should talk to National Sail in FL (Rolly Tasker). They are not cheap sails, inexpensive compared to other lofts, but top notch cruising quality sails...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska   1 Week Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,197
Posted By jrd22
Re: Anchoring recommendations in the PNW?

It took me about 90 hours to Petersburg @ 8 knots running 24/7 in a fishing boat. If you want to actually see things it will take longer:-))
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 828
Posted By jrd22
Re: The Fishing Thread...

I catch a lot of fish from our fishing boat (not bragging, I spend a fair bit of time at it), not so many from the sailboat. I need to mount a downrigger or two but there's no easy way to do it...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska   1 Week Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,197
Posted By jrd22
Re: Anchoring recommendations in the PNW?

I second the recommendation to carry the Coast Pilot and we also like the Dreamspeaker cruising guides. Leaving early May you won't have to contend with crowds in the southern anchorages and as you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By jrd22
Re: Diesel tank repaired on Gulf 32

Thanks Bill, I just got home from the boat and the tank is ready to be lifted out of the companionway (tomorrow morning when I have some help)! I had to do some cutting and cursing, but overall it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,538
Posted By jrd22
Re: Looking for hard dodger top DIY ideas...

Hey Ron, I would consider giving you the plans for this hard dodger for a nominal fee. Easy glass construction and as you can see it would be a pretty seamless addition to your boat. Let me know if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By jrd22
Re: Diesel tank repaired on Gulf 32

Well done, a nasty job for sure. Glad it ended well.
I'm just getting ready to try and pull our starboard tank (95 gal. SS) out for repairs or replacement. I think I'm going to lack 1-2" of...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 5,627
Posted By jrd22
Re: Old hand to SN, living on CF too long.

Welcome back Newt, always good to have another PNW'er here.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By jrd22
Re: those big flat head screws at the base of a binnacle ...

Drag link sockets usually need to be ground to fit, at least mine did. I have a couple of "custom" sockets in the tool bag for some of the screws on the boat.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 804
Posted By jrd22
Re: Handrail woes

If you haven't cut them off yet you might try taking the correct size socket to a bench grinder and grinding the outside down so that it will fit in the bung holes. I've had to do this a couple of...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska   12-28-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By jrd22
Re: San Juan Islands in February

December and January are our coldest months, with Feb not far behind. If you can pick your time on short notice you might have some decent weather, but don't plan on it. It won't be bitter cold, we...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-22-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,180
Posted By jrd22
Re: And we wonder why boats sink . . .

I don't know, that looks pretty good compared to what we found during the survey of our boat (sarcasm). There was a below water thru hull connected (one clamp) to a short length of hose with a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-19-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,140
Posted By jrd22
Re: Need chainplate fabricator in Seattle

I bought my own 316 from Alaska Copper and Brass in Seattle. If you are lucky (I wasn't) they will have the same dimension bar stock that you need (I had to mill one edge). I had access to a shop...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-19-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By jrd22
Re: Best choice for new Closed cell cushions

Shucks, I was going to give them a call Monday.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-18-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By jrd22
Re: Best choice for new Closed cell cushions

Bottomsiders has been around a long time and they do great work. Not cheap but not ridiculous either.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-03-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,308
Posted By jrd22
Re: Best knot to attach a painter to a mooring ball?

I'll second the double figure 8, easy to tie and secure as any knot can be. Even after hanging on one in a harness for hours it's still easy to untie. I use it for a lot of things: harness to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-20-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,407
Posted By jrd22
Re: Brent Swain better boat list

Good thread on the Fraser here:

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/orphan-brands/40359-fraser-built-sailboats.html

Ray (Erps) may be off cruising for a couple of months, not sure if they have left...
Forum: herSailNet   06-05-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 925
Posted By jrd22
Re: Any ladies sail while preggers?

Congratulations!
No first hand experience ( :-)) ), but my son and daughter in law sailed from Miami to Panama before they figured out that the "seasickness" was really morning sickness. They...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-16-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,507
Posted By jrd22
Re: Did a dumb thing (reefing line)

Yep, what Scotty said.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-11-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,129
Posted By jrd22
Re: Dock lines and shackle size

Here is a link to Columbus McKinnon. They make shackles in the US. I also found them on Amazon.

https://www.cmworks.com/Rigging/Shackles
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-08-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,333
Posted By jrd22
Re: Logging sea time (Captains-your input please!)

I had the same questions you have when I was studying for my license. Got the same kind of answers too. I ended up logging all the days when on the boat whether it was at anchor (you are still the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-07-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,312
Posted By jrd22
Re: MedSailor's first weekend out...

No steering, auto pilot craps out, linkage issues, blah, blah, blah. Really cute kids had fun, etc, etc. Bottom line Med, we don't care about that stuff. HOW WAS THE SAUNA?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-05-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,135
Posted By jrd22
Re: Favorite Bosun Chair

I second the climbing harness, you can't fall out of them even if you are upside down. Choose a "big wall" type, they have wider, more comfortable leg straps.
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