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Search: Posts Made By: krisscross
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By krisscross
Re: Tromelin Island. Have you ever heard that story?

Good point, provided that you actually live, i.e. manage to survive there. A lot of them did not make it. Still, in the end, the survivors wanted to leave that place. Perhaps the memories of what...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By krisscross
Tromelin Island. Have you ever heard that story?

A French ship, carrying an illicit cargo of slaves, foundered near the island of Tromelin, east of Madagascar, in July 1761. At least 20 sailors drowned. So did 70, or more, of the slaves, trapped...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By krisscross
Re: Free boat. What is it?

If it had a lot of junk inside, I would try to pressure wash it by sticking a nozzle up in the draining hole while keeping the hull angled down in the back. It will be cleaner and lighter after...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By krisscross
Re: Help with South Coast 22

Congratulations! These are decent sailing boats. How much do you know about sailing? If not much, a hands on help from an experienced sailor in your area would be very helpful. Boat looks good....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Days Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,109
Posted By krisscross
Re: Production buckets and the limits

The bucket has to have a proper spout or you will never be able to know which part is bow, which part is stern, and which side is port and which is starboard.

And for me personally, only a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 180
Views: 13,917
Posted By krisscross
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

Good for you, Christian! All the best in the new situation. And remember, US is very much like the Sailnet forum. ;)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By krisscross
Re: Thick fog and lots of dolphins...

Awesome adventure! Thank you for sharing. :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 2,376
Posted By krisscross
Re: cal 25 help

Very nice for a free boat. Congratulations! :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By krisscross
Re: looking to buy a used catamaran

One other option, a trimaran: 38' x 24' Offshore Pro Built Cruising Trimaran | eBay...
Forum: Weather 1 Week Ago
Replies: 100
Views: 7,454
Posted By krisscross
Re: Tropical Storm Gonzalo... Ooops!

What a story, Mark. You are lucky but also very prudent sailor. Respect.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,782
Posted By krisscross
Re: Onboard: Electric stove or other?

Is anybody using solar ovens for cooking? Either on the hook or when under way?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By krisscross
Re: Toerails replaced with "StarBoard"?

Looks very well done. I'm not sure you need a lot of structural strength from this material in these applications.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By krisscross
Re: Funky funky chainplate puzzle

As long as the flat bar is not subject to twisting forces at or above deck level, it would seem plenty strong. Round eye options handle twisting a lot better then flat bar.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 2,376
Posted By krisscross
Re: cal 25 help

Measure them to make sure that they are not too big for your rig. If they are a tad smaller, that is not a problem.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 2,376
Posted By krisscross
Re: cal 25 help

Be prepared to pay at least $800 for both sails if they are in decent shape. First thing, you have to get the sail dimensions right for your boat. Raise the measuring tape with the main halyard to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 264
Views: 16,060
Posted By krisscross
Re: I hate boats...

I get it now. My bad. Given the set of characters frequenting this forum, just about anything written here can be true... or not. :cool:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 264
Views: 16,060
Posted By krisscross
Re: I hate boats...

Good point, I should have mentioned that. Oil will 'shock' the conductivity probe rendering it unusable until cleaned off, so the oil layer needs to be removed.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 264
Views: 16,060
Posted By krisscross
Re: I hate boats...

I work in a lab and we do conductivity testing all the time, using conductivity probes and very sensitive meters, but your method as above should work reasonably well. Keep the probes close to one...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,574
Posted By krisscross
Re: Collision course procedure?

A lot of motor boaters do not know that in general sailboats have the right of way. And they are accustomed to much closer distances when avoiding collision. I try not to take my chances and if...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By krisscross
Re: The end of the season bug has bitten

Call your boat registration department and ask them. If you have a notarized bill of sale for the boat and the seller is registered with the state as the actual owner of the boat, there should be no...
Forum: Weather 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By krisscross
Re: hurricanes, typhoons etc.. times and seasons?

A supertyphoon on course to hit Japan over the weekend is as powerful as the deadly storm that ripped through the Philippines in 2013 killing thousands of people, meteorologists said Wednesday.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,790
Posted By krisscross
Re: I had to cut away my anchor :(

I would not hang my shorts on a mount like that, let alone my good anchor. It sure sucks to loose an anchor, but we need to feel the pain in order to learn and do better next time.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,480
Posted By krisscross
Re: Man running in inflatable bubble rescued off coast of Florida

Lots of fun info in this story:
The "Hydro Pod" is a large bubble made of 3-mm- (0.11-inch)-thick plastic, Baluchi's website, "Run With Reza" says. The bubble, which he propelled forward by running...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,445
Posted By krisscross
Re: Mast spreaders function question

I had to open my friggin' mouth and brag about my scaled down rig working great... :/
Today I was sailing in strong gusty winds (30mph+) and I have bent my mast. About 3" off center, smack in the...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 1,471
Posted By krisscross
Re: Cape Dory 28

Interesting. Any more info on this circumnavigation?
CD28 is one of the boats on top of my wish list.
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