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Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   12-07-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,353
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Cutter Rigs

BTW, this article from Carol Hasse (one of the most respected cruising sail makers in the world) is in defense of the versatile staysail and is germane to the topic at hand.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   08-18-2015
Replies: 247
Views: 14,967
Posted By outbound
Re: Modern convenience and boat size

There is some talking past each other here in my view.
Blue water sailing is a different skill set than boat handling. I'm going to pull my pants down. I've been sailing for nearly forty years. I...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   08-12-2015
Replies: 2,637
Views: 118,240
Posted By bobperry
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Good for you Aeventyr. I hope you are enjoying it. I heard you did the work on Jerry's Islander. It looks extremely well done.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-01-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 5,609
Posted By RichH
Re: Dyneema (or similar) jacklines

(As one involved high angle mountain rescue and who once did a lot of dynamic structural engineering) I disagree with MOST of what has been previously posted !!!!!!!

If youve ever watched (or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-29-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,839
Posted By Stumble
Re: Lashing lifelines

I ignored the minimums and use the largest size I could fit thru the lifeline grommets of my boat. I think it was 1/4" but it may have been 5/16 or 3/8. It is an intersting issue since the chaff...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-29-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,839
Posted By aloof
Re: Lashing lifelines

US Sailing Recommends:
Forum: Electrical Systems   03-26-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Engine driven Reefer Trouble shooting...

Most marine refrigeration guys will tell you the best thing you can do with engine driven refrigeration is toss it out. I'd take a stab that you are either low on refrigerant or, much less likely,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-26-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,721
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Bilge Pump Plumbing

If that last suck still in the hose runs back and annoys you ,may I suggest this solution. ,,,A small pump and small hose in parallel,T'd in just past the vented loop.Wired from the main pump float...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-10-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 852
Posted By Faster
Re: Martec 2 Blade Prop vs. 3 blade

The other place they get 'sloppy' is in the cheeks that capture the blade roots.. The 'one-blade-open-shakes' are downright alarming the first time!!

For a non racer the smoothness and 'power' of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-10-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 852
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Martec 2 Blade Prop vs. 3 blade

I have 25 year experience with Martec folderws on my last 2 boats. Some comments.

The wear Bubblehead mentioned is common. Slop in the blades is the indication. Martec will recondition the prop...
Forum: Electrical Systems   03-10-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 4,093
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Recommendations for Battery Monitor

Ease of installation = Smart Gauge hands down. Two wires & no shunt wiring to mess up. You can also monitor the voltage of a start battery which adds a third wire...

User friendliness =...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-10-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 852
Posted By Fstbttms
Re: Martec 2 Blade Prop vs. 3 blade

FYI (and maybe you already know this) but Martec doesn't make a 3-blade folder. Martec distributes the Slipstream 3-blade folder, but it is not a Martec product. Or maybe you were speaking about...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-10-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 852
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Martec 2 Blade Prop vs. 3 blade

I can only speak to the 2-blade Martec-

Yes, prop walk to port. Easily countered, once flow is built up over the rudder.
Very weak backing power.

As the pivot pins wear, sometimes a blade...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-03-2015
Replies: 4,892
Views: 359,872
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Rocna, unless there is a good reason for a take-apart anchor.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-15-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,268
Posted By RichH
Re: increasing and consolidating standing rigging size

A riggers 'rule of thumb': 1 mm stretch per 2 meter length of wire is equivalent to 5% of the breaking load, irrespective of the diameter of the wire.
Ref.: p29 of:...
Forum: Electronics   02-10-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 1,782
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Pactor Modem

There are good reasons why HF/SSB is part of GMDSS and satellite phones are not. Iridium and Globalstar keep applying and keep getting turned down.[/QUOTE]

Do share why.[/QUOTE]

Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-05-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2,554
Posted By mbianka
Re: Anyone have experience with Deka/Duracell AGM batteries?

I use Morningstar Pro Star 15's One is 12 volt the other 48 volt. No problem with either in eight years.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-22-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,063
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Dynamic Rope on Sailboats

I never said I didn't still climb. I've done it a long time and have much surplus gear. Winter is about ice!...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-13-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 5,095
Posted By capta
Re: latest and greatest binoculars?

I have the 10 X 30. You can move up from the traditional 7 X magnification when you have the stabilized ones, but I think 16 X would be too much on a boat, personally.
Forum: Electrical Systems   01-02-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 876
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Xantrex LinkLite batt monitor: The Ants pantz???

No, they are quite different. While Xantrex uses a conventional shunt Victron's has a circuit board and different connection method to the head unit. They are not interchangeable.

They each come...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-06-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,483
Posted By jerryrlitton
Re: Does sailing actually lengthen your life span?

It is a very large world out there. I think that Thai, yoga, Harvard woman is hot. Think about it for a sec....after she breaks you, she could probably put you back together again repeatedly until...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-14-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 968
Posted By RichH
Re: Centrifigal fuel water separator

Heres the water absorbing offerings from Racor: Parker - WATER ABSORBING ELEMENTS...
Forum: Electrical Systems   01-28-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 9,998
Posted By Maine Sail
Shore Power-SmartPlug vs. 1938 (long post)

In today's day and age it is far and few between that I come across products that:

#1 Do as they say.

#2 Are built to an exceptional standard.

#3 Redefine what great is.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-12-2014
Replies: 2,880
Views: 290,806
Posted By DHusk
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Thanks for the feed back, Mike. It's pretty consistent with comments from other people with composting toilets. There have been a few people who were not satisfied, but it seems to me that most...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-27-2013
Replies: 6,762
Views: 2,125,881
Posted By PCP
Carlo borlenghi

Since we have not decent images of the Sydney-Hobart lets look at some really beautiful ones. There are many ways of loving sailing, some sail, some design boats, some paint and some take photos and...
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