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Search: Posts Made By: hriehl1
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By hriehl1
FWIIW, I put 6 coats of epoxy barrier coat on my...

FWIIW, I put 6 coats of epoxy barrier coat on my boat, alternating between gray and white with each coat to see coverage. You may be encountering same.

Prior to barrier coating, i started sanding...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By hriehl1
Re: Danforth mount?

My HR28 has our oversized Danforth in chocks on the foredeck. Yes, it can be a toe stubber... but it is also at-the-ready. Last year we had a little engine emergency; it died in the mooring field. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By hriehl1
I am not in the business so this is only a...

I am not in the business so this is only a semi-informed view based on observations in other industries.

Sails (recreational use) are no longer mysterious black magic. They are well understood...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By hriehl1
I should add that I bedded the plexiglass in the...

I should add that I bedded the plexiglass in the aluminum frames with Dow 795... then bedded that assembly to the cabin cutouts with butyl tape and rivets. The Dow product has been equally effective...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By hriehl1
I rebuilt my portlights by putting new plexiglass...

I rebuilt my portlights by putting new plexiglass in the existing frames. I used butyl tape for the crucial seal between portlight frame and the cutout, though adhesion was handled by pop rivets, the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 526
Posted By hriehl1
Re: Best Outboard for 24 San Juan

It is probably worth a little web research to find the weight-rating for the bracket on the transom. They are built to hold a specified maximum engine weight (or sometimes rated in horsepower). ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By hriehl1
Re: Replacing wire halyards with line on Columbia 26 MKII

I considered the same change, but then realized that when the sails are raised, the entire run under stress is all wire except for the final 18 inches at the mast cleat... and 18 inches of line, no...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By hriehl1
Re: standing rigging replacement

I made up all new shrouds and stays for my 28-footer using Norseman terminals. 8 lines with all-new hardware (bought from Rigging-Only) was ~$1800; it would have been twice that to have done (though...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,928
Posted By hriehl1
Re: solar recommendations

It is not so much the size of your batteries... it is your pattern of using the boat. How many amp-hours are you consuming between charges?

First, I am assuming you stow the panels while underway...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,372
Posted By hriehl1
Re: Handheld GPS Advice Needed...

I have a 76csx which is actually more than I need. It is connected to a Clipper Marine Speed Log for a larger SOG display, and to a DSC-enabled VHF, both using simple direct-wired NMEA 0183 protocol....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 673
Posted By hriehl1
It is easy to focus on amenities and performance...

It is easy to focus on amenities and performance while underemphasizing the challenges of hauling, rigging, launching and retrieving a 25 foot boat. I once helped a friend rig and launch an O'Day...
Forum: Electronics 06-22-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,899
Posted By hriehl1
Thank you. It sounds like you're knowledgeable so...

Thank you. It sounds like you're knowledgeable so I have some follow-ups.

1. Do you (or anyone) know the main differences a sailor (not interested in fishing) might care about between a Garmin...
Forum: Electronics 06-18-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,899
Posted By hriehl1
Thank you. I will check it out.

Thank you. I will check it out.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-17-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 5,181
Posted By hriehl1
The Diller Schwill 16 and O'Day Daysailer (at 16+...

The Diller Schwill 16 and O'Day Daysailer (at 16+ feet) are not the same boats.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-08-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 6,660
Posted By hriehl1
We are a full season later and our satisfaction...

We are a full season later and our satisfaction with the product is still high. We had a nice sail yesterday and looked at a couple dozen other boats out in the sound. Our sails were as well-set as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,480
Posted By hriehl1
I find a tiller can bring non sailing guests into...

I find a tiller can bring non sailing guests into the action. Before tacking, we just tell them they're gonna get the tiller handed to them and to hold it to their waist till we tell them to center...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-05-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By hriehl1
Re: I just bought a project boat - now what? Project Boat - Part I

I think the real core issue is what one thinks to oneself getting up on a Saturday morning...
If you think "I get to work on the boat today", then a project boat may be for you.
If you think "Crap,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-02-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,015
Posted By hriehl1
budget estimate for adding roller furling???

My wife has had enough. Can anyone give some informed guidelines on what we would spend to add roller furling to a 28 foot masthead rigged sloop? The luff is 34 feet and we have a decent condition...
Forum: Electronics 05-30-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,899
Posted By hriehl1
Re: Budget-Priced 5" Chartplotter Advice Needed

I am renewing this thread because I did try an 8-inch GPS-enabled Android tablet with NOAA's free MyNOAA chartplotting app that works with their free raster chart downloads.

It works beautifully...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-27-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 998
Posted By hriehl1
Frogwatch: I was not aware that Origo even made...

Frogwatch:
I was not aware that Origo even made a propane stove. Their non-pressurized alcohol stoves are well regarded though. And Sterno is just alcohol in a gelled form with the same drawbacks...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-25-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By hriehl1
Dontcha just love forums? One question... Seven...

Dontcha just love forums? One question... Seven responses, of which one actually answered the original question.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-12-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,480
Posted By hriehl1
I have a 1968 HR28; hull 64. It has an outboard...

I have a 1968 HR28; hull 64. It has an outboard in the well and Mercury remote throttle / shift / ignition unit mounted on the starboard foot well wall.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-07-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 998
Posted By hriehl1
The misinformation on pressure alcohol stoves is...

The misinformation on pressure alcohol stoves is legion. Get the operating instructions online and FOLLOW THEM. What people refer to as flare ups are simply the predictable behavior of preheating. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,024
Posted By hriehl1
Consider that if you have the bottom now down to...

Consider that if you have the bottom now down to bare gel coat and faired, it is your only opportunity for a barrier coat before recoating with bottom paint. On my 28 footer, it took no more than 90...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-10-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 1,948
Posted By hriehl1
Re: Inboard/Outboard?

Lots of pros and cons to consider.

First, an outboard solution is less-expensive... the outboard version of the Aloha will cost less (but fetch less when you sell). If / when you need repair work,...
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