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Search: Posts Made By: Tartan34C
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-12-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,388
Posted By Tartan34C
Send me your address and I will send you the...

Send me your address and I will send you the piece.
All the best,
Robert Gainer
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-11-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 780
Posted By Tartan34C
From George Gulden at Tartan Yachts and paper...

From George Gulden at Tartan Yachts and paper work from the file on
my Tartan.

1/2" 180 ft/lbs
3/4" 250 ft/lbs
1" 350 ft/lbs

C&C Yachts from service bulletins
1/2" 80 ft/lbs
3/4" 250...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-06-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,262
Posted By Tartan34C
I have a 34 foot, 12,000 pound boat with a single...

I have a 34 foot, 12,000 pound boat with a single 1/4 inch backstay and a 1/2 inch pin. I calculated it out and am very comfortable with my rig offshore. You have a much larger boat and can put twice...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-06-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,262
Posted By Tartan34C
The fact that the split backstay can pivot side...

The fact that the split backstay can pivot side to side doesn’t change the line of pull up and down. The triatic pulls at a different angle then the backstay so the strap will move up and down as the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-06-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,262
Posted By Tartan34C
Thanks for the picture. The short answer is that...

Thanks for the picture. The short answer is that you have a bad design. The tang is binning pulled in a few directions by things that will vary in tension as everything moves. This means the strap...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-06-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,262
Posted By Tartan34C
Can you post a picture of the fitting taken from...

Can you post a picture of the fitting taken from the side? I think you may still have a design defect which is what lead to the first failure. Adding metal but keeping a poor design will only...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-06-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 712
Posted By Tartan34C
The straightness of a swage terminal shank is...

The straightness of a swage terminal shank is measured in thousandths of an inch. But more importantly the wire MUST exit the swage in line with the shank of the terminal. The head of some swage...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-13-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 2,719
Posted By Tartan34C
“Wan Hai 307” from Wan Hai Lines “Action...

“Wan Hai 307” from Wan Hai Lines

“Action Alpha” former “Action” (2000), former “World Action” (2002) Owner is Custom Navigation Ltd. And she is on charter to NYK Line

Collision was South West...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-26-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,826
Posted By Tartan34C
It’s a shame- xxx deleted -personal attack- you...

It’s a shame- xxx deleted -personal attack- you can post with impunity. You are using old news that is inaccurate to slander a skilled, well-respected captain and his crew. You have no idea what you...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 11-26-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,772
Posted By Tartan34C
Tim, I don’t think you will start an argument....

Tim,
I don’t think you will start an argument. Some, myself included will just say that anything that raises the center of gravity reduces all forms of stability. But reducing stability increases...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-26-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,826
Posted By Tartan34C
Believing a newspapers account of something isn’t...

Believing a newspapers account of something isn’t usually a very good idea. And condemning a Master and his crew based on poor information is very bad practice and says something about you.
All the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-26-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 5,251
Posted By Tartan34C
I stand corrected and am truly humbled by the...

I stand corrected and am truly humbled by the Captain’s wisdom.
All the best,
Robert Gainer
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-26-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 5,251
Posted By Tartan34C
Don’t hold your breath waiting for me to hear...

Don’t hold your breath waiting for me to hear your distress call. I don’t maintain a radio watch. I usually don’t have unlimited battery power and sometimes even no radio or engine on my trips.

I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-25-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 987
Posted By Tartan34C
I hope my memory is up to this. To get the boom...

I hope my memory is up to this. To get the boom off on the old style, use topping lift to lift boom up to about 30 degrees from horizontal. Pry off C clips and pull the boom backwards and upwards and...
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-25-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By Tartan34C
I started out by reading everything I could find...

I started out by reading everything I could find about sailing, designing and building boats. I volunteered to help on everybody’s boats doing both the maintenance and sailing and finally got a berth...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-25-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 5,251
Posted By Tartan34C
With all do respect Wiseleyb single-handing is...

With all do respect Wiseleyb single-handing is not even close to to being “one of the more dangerous things you can do.” The death rate is much higher in many other activities.

Large ships don’t...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-25-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 5,251
Posted By Tartan34C
Your reasons are uniquely yours and may not...

Your reasons are uniquely yours and may not represent others who sail offshore. At least they don’t reflect my reasons at all and they are not even close.
All the best,
Robert Gainer
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-25-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 5,251
Posted By Tartan34C
Sailaway21, An orange storm sail is a great...

Sailaway21,
An orange storm sail is a great idea. My sail maker is Thurston in RI and he has quoted my storm sails in orange. But how much attention do you want on a typical day. Orange is a...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 11-25-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,772
Posted By Tartan34C
The I stands for moment of inertia of the section...

The I stands for moment of inertia of the section and it’s given for the long and short axis of the spar section or column etc. It is a measurement of how strong (stiff) the spar will be. The people...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-25-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 5,251
Posted By Tartan34C
OK, I got it now. An interesting idea and I need...

OK, I got it now. An interesting idea and I need to think about it a bit.
Thanks,
Robert Gainer
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-23-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,517
Posted By Tartan34C
You will be disappointed in the book because it...

You will be disappointed in the book because it really isn’t about sailing but suit yourself. We have a company library that has hundreds of books and papers on ship and boat design, boat and ship...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-23-2007
Replies: 53
Views: 5,132
Posted By Tartan34C
After reading the article I don’t find a lot of...

After reading the article I don’t find a lot of reasons to believe this will go well. I don’t think you can scrimp on some things and get away with it. But I wish him well.
All the best,
Robert...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-23-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 5,251
Posted By Tartan34C
Not sure I follow this. Where do you run the...

Not sure I follow this. Where do you run the line? Do you pull the center of the spinnaker down to the deck with the bunt of the sail just streaming forward or do you have the light line lead to the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-23-2007
Replies: 44
Views: 5,251
Posted By Tartan34C
How do you rig the trip line to the ring? ...

How do you rig the trip line to the ring?
Thanks,
Robert Gainer
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-23-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,134
Posted By Tartan34C
I use large zip lock bags and offshore I use two...

I use large zip lock bags and offshore I use two bags to be sure of being watertight. I use copies for as much stuff as possible and keep originals with a friend back home. He can send paperwork as...
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