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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-14-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By tschmidty
Re: Toerails replaced with "StarBoard"?

Looks like a good use of it. Teak is not used for structural purposes either in that application.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-01-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,551
Posted By tschmidty
Re: Whisker pole?

JonEisberg, that's great info.

for the OP, I'd certainly just go with the pole you are looking at. It has a straight spike at the end which you just run through the clew, no clipping in necessary....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-11-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,171
Posted By tschmidty
Re: Catalina-22, O'day-22, or this curveball Starwind!

All good boats, but Catalina being the most popular means you have a ton of options for resources.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-25-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,411
Posted By tschmidty
Re: Centerboard repair-Bristol 32

If you are going to stick with bronze a zinc and grounding it might not be a bad idea, but you would want to research that since adding a zinc is not a cure all. If you go bronze you might want to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-30-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 2,461
Posted By tschmidty
Re: Solar Panel Confusion

By running it off the controller it will prevent you from destroying the battery by running it too low.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-28-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 2,461
Posted By tschmidty
Re: Solar Panel Confusion

Yeah, to second the above, MPPT controllers are for maximizing charge from the solar panels although they do also help the over voltage thing. You definitely need two controllers or there are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-18-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 924
Posted By tschmidty
Re: p26 topping lift rigging question

The block on the left looks like a spinnaker halyard since it is in front of the forestay. I presume the jib and main are internal and exit right next to the mast in your pic.

The block on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-12-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 975
Posted By tschmidty
Re: Can I use a differently shaped mast?

Exactly. Then you put one pin in, raise the mast and put the other pin in when up.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-11-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 975
Posted By tschmidty
Re: Can I use a differently shaped mast?

A tabernacle would work as well and give you a pretty easy way to lower the mast. Just cut those three bits off the bottom of the new mast step and mount the tabernacle. Done.

I wouldn't try...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-19-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,046
Posted By tschmidty
Re: Anchor weight for 1650 Ib boat...

I am sure many people will chime in with get the biggest anchor you can get, but in reality it also depends on what your anchoring needs are going to be. Lake, Coastal, Overnight, Lunchtime...
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