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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-30-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 829
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: New wood, where do I start?

Oak and pine, especially the types of oak and pine that you can typically find at a lumber yard make very poor choices for trim on boats being rot prone and subject to staining. There are readily...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-16-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,067
Posted By aloof
Re: looking for help on where to set my jib block

A 155 typically trims with the clew very close to the deck. Small adjustments will make a big difference in trim. Also a 155 will typically have the sheet aligned very much upward ... Much more in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-25-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By Tempest
Re: another a sail question

ATN Sailing Equipment | The Tacker | No Boom Spinnaker Handler (http://www.atninc.com/atn-tacker-sailing-equipment.shtml)


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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-23-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,612
Posted By MarkSF
Re: smoke filling up the cabin

Like he said.... you don't replace it, just clean it out.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-23-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,612
Posted By Alex W
Re: smoke filling up the cabin

That is just a water strainer that keeps seaweed or other debris from getting sucked into the heat exchanger.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-01-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,332
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: 1,219
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: 3,090
Views: 398,214
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: 888
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Sailing/nautical christmas cards?

See (click on) BoatUS Christmas Cards (http://www.holidaycardcenter.org/boat?s=BU133819&r=13SEBU&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=holiday%2B2013). They are very nice and sale proceeds...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-25-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,042
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: 2,827
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: 3,271
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: 3,271
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: 3,271
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: 3,271
Posted By manatee
Re: anchor type question

Anchor weight guide (http://www.cncphotoalbum.com/technical/anchorguide.htm)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-11-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,305
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: 1,360
Posted By Flybyknight
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-22-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 4,989
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.
For...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-13-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,481
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: 1,772
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: 2,124
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: 2,124
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: 945
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: 701
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: 2,017
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...
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