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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-29-2008
Replies: 285
Views: 85,153
Posted By rhedrick
crimps pimps etc.

Ok guys, I am over my angst. I understand - my interest is also in contributing to a full discussion of what works and what doesn't. I find these posts most educational, really. I hope to be able...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-29-2008
Replies: 285
Views: 85,153
Posted By rhedrick
halekai36 and Saildog

Boy, you guys are brutal. Of course I use the safety spades - that is why I mentioned "marine" store when buying connectors - I don't go to the local five and dime. So, I stand by my method. Hey...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-29-2008
Replies: 285
Views: 85,153
Posted By rhedrick
halekai36

I totally agree with you that the factory installed heat shrink on a connector is basically fool proof. However, I have found the factory installed shrink is usually only readily available on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-28-2008
Replies: 285
Views: 85,153
Posted By rhedrick
Crimping

I am a little late to this party but I have to agree with the proper crimping and heat shrink (versus solder, twisting, liquid tape) plus one more, I think important suggestion, related to the one...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-28-2008
Replies: 280
Views: 83,835
Posted By rhedrick
Double reply

Hit the button twice, must be late in the day.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-28-2008
Replies: 280
Views: 83,835
Posted By rhedrick
CharlieC.

Your right. I Did a small scale diagram and it becomes obvious - looking on from a beam angle, the exposure is a significantly less, with less healing (and knock down potential in a mother of all...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-28-2008
Replies: 280
Views: 83,835
Posted By rhedrick
Camaraderie, Sailingdog, CharlieCobra

Great response. Thanks guys - this is the first time I have used the SailNet for "chatting". FYI - I personally built a Westsail 32 (20 tons), Rhino, from a bare hull (yeah, I've heard them all...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-27-2008
Replies: 280
Views: 83,835
Posted By rhedrick
Theartfuldodger

Just a quick question, when the second 40' wave caught him, what was his actual position to the wind - close hauled, beam reach, broad reach and also the position to the wave - heading into it, reach...
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