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Search: Posts Made By: steel
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-16-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 4,210
Posted By steel
Re: Anchoring for long term or in unprotected waters

fryewe and Stumble,

Thanks for the replies. It's the kind of information that I was wondering about. I enjoy thinking about a lot of things out of curiosity. I saw some videos on the Internet of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-16-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,648
Posted By steel
Re: A 60 foot sailboat for $2,600 found on Craigslist

I was given some ideas about the bums in the anchoring thread. I assume that includes hobos and the homeless. The thing could be taken and put in to a long term anchoring setup! Then it could serve...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-03-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 4,210
Posted By steel
Re: Anchoring for long term or in unprotected waters

Thanks for finding that. I had completely forgotten about it.

Anyway, lots of people today seem to have a problem separating the hypothetical from the real thing.

There seems to be an unusual...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-03-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,648
Posted By steel
Re: A 60 foot sailboat for $2,600 found on Craigslist

Say the hull is in good shape, the sails are usable but need to be replaced, the engine runs and the boat can be moved under her own power, the anchors are usable, the navigation lights are working,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-03-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 4,210
Posted By steel
Re: Anchoring for long term or in unprotected waters

boatpoker,
It would be funny if you were also participating in the Why is Sailing Dying Why are no New Young People Getting in to Sailing thread.

manatee,
Well I'm not alone, look at nearly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 4,210
Posted By steel
Re: Anchoring for long term or in unprotected waters

Yes ... there is a strong attitude against anyone trying to do things a different way to cut costs. Everyone is expected to have safety equipment which is only considered necessary in 1st world...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2013
Replies: 250
Views: 7,705
Posted By steel
Re: "Free boat" seaworthiness

Better attach the slings to it before it sinks again!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 4,210
Posted By steel
Anchoring for long term or in unprotected waters

I've been wondering about keeping a boat anchored for several months, and not paying a marina. Is it possible? I guess it depends on the circumstances, and that's what the rest of this is about.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2013
Replies: 250
Views: 7,705
Posted By steel
Re: "Free boat" seaworthiness

Is it possible to anchor the boat for a long period of time, until you can afford the marina? Just get an LED anchor light and a small power source.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-17-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By steel
Re: Sailing Product Research

It seems that things which the owner spends lots of their time with develop emotional attachments.

If the owner makes something, then he becomes emotionally attached to it. But this is a problem,...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-17-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 3,838
Posted By steel
Re: Limits of Captains authority

So it was said that I am wrong because a ship is part of the country of the flag that it flies. Well here: By reading this you surrender the ownership of your boat and all legal authority to me!...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-15-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 2,747
Posted By steel
Re: Runaway diesel

I don't think anyone mentioned this, but you can use a CO2 fire extinguisher to stop a run away diesel.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-15-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 3,838
Posted By steel
Re: Limits of Captains authority

Traditionally most ships went to sea for extended periods, away from any legal jurisdiction.

Today many of us live under governments which are more totalitarian, and more involved with our daily...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-15-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,213
Posted By steel
Re: Someone tied up my boat.

I tied up a pontoon boat once. The stern was tied up to the handrail with 1/4" line. The handrail is much higher than the dock and it make quite a large angle. Well it broke and the stern swung...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-11-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,033
Posted By steel
Re: My wooden rudder needs to be painted or something

The project is finished! The plywood on the sides in new. Thanks everyone.

Here's the picture. I'm trying to make sure it is viewable by everyone, not just members of the forum.
...
Forum: Racing 05-23-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 5,209
Posted By steel
Re: dnf because of county police boat?

Isn't a power boat still to give way to a sailboat under sail? If they kept heading across the bow of the police boat I thought the police would have to give way.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-19-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By steel
Re: Battery Charger Recommendations

Just don't overcharge. 13.5 volts for 4 years on a battery and there will be nothing left of the positive plates. That's what happened to my flooded lead acid marine deep cycle battery that was being...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-19-2013
Replies: 190
Views: 11,362
Posted By steel
Re: My Horror Story

Something is wrong. An engine should not be able to run away while in gear. The prop must be completely fouled or slipping on the shaft.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-15-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,033
Posted By steel
Re: My wooden rudder needs to be painted or something

I mixed up the sawdust with the CPES until it was like extra creamy peanut butter. I was a able to use it to fill in the old screw holes, and maybe one of the bigger cracks. The sawdust is too flaky...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,033
Posted By steel
Re: My wooden rudder needs to be painted or something

There are lots of little cracks, but the biggest crack is 0.040". Can I skip the sawdust thing?

I put some water on it to see if it would swell up. How many days should I let it dry before doing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,033
Posted By steel
Re: My wooden rudder needs to be painted or something

I like the idea of painting it. After all, isn't that what's done to wooden boats?

The wood is fine so no need to glass it. I would be worried that water could get trapped under the glass.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-25-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,033
Posted By steel
Re: My wooden rudder needs to be painted or something

Thanks. The varnish at Menards said it was for above the waterline only. It was one of about 4 boating paint products that they had.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-24-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,033
Posted By steel
[project completed] My wooden rudder needs to be painted or something

I have a wooden rudder which is probably mahogany or something. I don't usually leave it in the water. Right now it's mostly just bare wood. There is a several square inch patch on it where some old...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-24-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By steel
Got in early this year, in the Illinois river

http://nomad.ignorelist.com/images/santana/flood/100_7269_quarter.jpg
http://nomad.ignorelist.com/images/santana/flood/100_7270_quarter.jpg

The front of my white boat there was lifting the front...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-24-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By steel
Re: Chain manufacturers

How likely is it that the chain will be stressed to its working load? 500 or 1000 pounds is a lot of force. Do larger yachts regularly pull on the anchor that much?
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