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Search: Posts Made By: noelex77
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 2,935
Posted By noelex77
Re: Rocna vs. CQR dimensions

Technology has fortunately moved on since the 1930's when the CQR was developed.

Yes, many of us managed for a long time, but these days there are much better alternatives.

Here are some...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 2,200
Posted By noelex77
Re: True and Apparent Wind Question

There is a lot of misunderstanding about true wind. True wind is the wind referenced to water. If there is current this will influence true wind. It is not the wind you would feel while stationary.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,626
Posted By noelex77
Re: Anti-fouling paint under the keel

I think we are all in agreement that applying antifouling paint just before water immersion is not ideal. The paint manufacturers make this clear.

The important question is "Is it satisfactory?"
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By noelex77
Re: Problems Sizing Ground Tackle for 50' , high windage cat

3/8 G7 is stronger than 1/2 G30 or BBB chain and a little weaker than 1/2 G40 HT chain. With G7 chain the normal procedure is for the chain maker to incorporate a larger link on each end. So...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By noelex77
Re: Problems Sizing Ground Tackle for 50' , high windage cat

Well, I was simply answering the OP's question. :)

He obviously feels chain with a WL of 5400 lb is inadequate. The 3/8 G30 BBB you are recomending usually has a listed WL of 2650 lbs

I don't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By noelex77
Re: Problems Sizing Ground Tackle for 50' , high windage cat

You can get G7 chain which is considerably stronger than G4. G7 has WL of 6600 lb in 3/8 size. I think it available in the same link size as regular HT but check. I use metric 10mm G7.

Aqua is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,626
Posted By noelex77
Re: Anti-fouling paint under the keel

Obviously it is not the ideal application schedule on these small areas, but I still find in practice that it works OK. I usually go two years before replying the antifouling paint and there is only...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,626
Posted By noelex77
Re: Anti-fouling paint under the keel

The normal procedure in most countries I have hauled out in. Is to lift the boat on the travel lift and give the owner 10mins or so to antifoul the inaccessible areas such as under the supporting...
Forum: Electrical Systems 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 593
Posted By noelex77
Re: How to charge a SEALED lead acid battery?

A very simple method that works reasonably in practice is to simply parallel your gel battery with your normal battery bank when it being charged, but in addition add a diode (plus fuse).

The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By noelex77
Re: Mapping depth by dinghy

Depth sounders are getting very cheap.

I made a bracket with a Garmin 300c. It just drops over the stern of my tender. The transducer is one side of the bracket the display and 12v battery the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-05-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By noelex77
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-05-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By noelex77
Re: Bestevear aluminium sailing yacht, who knows this type of sailing yacht?

They are great boats. I am seriously looking at one for my next yacht. I visited factory recently so I am happy to answer any questions.

Theses are custom yachts. They will do anything you like...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 4,437
Posted By noelex77
Re: "New Generation Anchors"

The Ultra is the most beautiful anchor by a long way.

Shame the owner could not pick a better sea bottom to drop it in, although it allowed me to take an underwater photo that shows off the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-19-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 4,437
Posted By noelex77
Re: "New Generation Anchors"

The real purpose of the hinge is to trap fingers :).
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-17-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 3,169
Posted By noelex77
Re: Are sailing magazine articles boring?

I read everything I can about sailing. However, I am sometimes disappointed when reading an article on subject I know something about. I am not so much after humour and entertainment (that would be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-07-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By noelex77
Re: Anchor chain source/issues

Here is a good reference:

Chain (http://coxengineering.sharepoint.com/Pages/Chaindefinitions.aspx)

Make sure you get the correct size for your gypsy.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-22-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By noelex77
Re: Foot switches for an Anchor Windlass

The main use is Med mooring when it is almost essential with a small crew.

The wired helm control tends to be replaced these days with a wireless remote that can be operated anywhere. They are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-20-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 4,761
Posted By noelex77
Re: Silly Anchoring Question

Mine was right on the waterline, or even a bit below, so all passing yachts saw was the normal chain leading over the bow roller.

However, I know the problem. I sometimes anchor from the stern in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-20-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 4,761
Posted By noelex77
Re: Silly Anchoring Question

One of my previous yachts had this. It is a great idea, that should be used more on a cruising boat.

Make sure it is sturdy.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-19-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 4,761
Posted By noelex77
Re: Silly Anchoring Question

I can see. The headlines "Sailor creates improved method for calculating scope, but runs aground while trialling the system" :D

The simple rules are great, but it is worth knowing your true scope...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-18-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 4,761
Posted By noelex77
Re: Silly Anchoring Question

The effect of catenary is greater in deep anchorages so many argue that you need less scope not more. You obviously need more chain which is where there may be some confusion.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-18-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 4,761
Posted By noelex77
Re: Silly Anchoring Question

There is a lot to be said for keeping things simple, but the bow roller height is important. When the chain catenary disappears, and in stronger wind this will happen, the height of the water above...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-14-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 4,761
Posted By noelex77
Re: Silly Anchoring Question

It is not a silly question at all.

How an anchor responds to a change in the direction of pull is a very imprortant characteristic. If the force is only mild the anchor will not change at all, but...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-07-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 2,915
Posted By noelex77
Re: Anchor swivels... yea or nay?.. and how?

Yes it was stainless steel.

There are good quality swivels. Install them as has been mentioned with a few links of chain between the swivel and the anchor to reduce the chance of a side load.
...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-06-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 2,915
Posted By noelex77
Re: Anchor swivels... yea or nay?.. and how?

Yes many times.

The whole process from the first visible crack in swivel to final release took about 1/2 an hour. We pleaded with the skipper to do something about the situation.
He deemed it a...
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