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Search: Posts Made By: fallard
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,106
Posted By fallard
Re: Climbing into boat on a Mooring

If you want a solid aluminum single step that mounts securely and has secure footing, check out the Edson step, like the one we use: Edson One-Step Boarding Step...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,106
Posted By fallard
Re: Climbing into boat on a Mooring

You might consider something like this:C-Level Step-Up Rigid Step (http://www.defender.com/product3.jsp?path=-1%7C7504%7C2290202%7C2290203&id=158697)

If a single step works, it would be much...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4,411
Views: 240,211
Posted By fallard
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

You've got it, Azzarac. The architectural blunder was an original flat roof that leaked so badly, they had to construct the gable roof you see in the photo (different color stone) just 2 years...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4,411
Views: 240,211
Posted By fallard
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Another lighthouse. This one had architectural issues that were addressed when it was only 2 years old.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4,411
Views: 240,211
Posted By fallard
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Souter Lighthouse in Marsden, Tyne and Wear, UK
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 2,083
Posted By fallard
Re: Add Sta-bil to gas or not?

I was using the blue stuff without realizing it was a "treatment"--not a stabilizer. Then my 3-yr old Honda 9.9, with maybe 20 hours on it, decided not to start. Starting fluid helped until I could...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By fallard
Re: Raymarine speedo question

I paint my RM paddle wheel (which is made by Airmar) with copper bottom paint using a q-tip and make sure the paddle wheel has clearance on the sides so it spins freely. I've been doing this for 23...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 136
Views: 5,033
Posted By fallard
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!

Your 50 gallon tank is perfectly adequate for this trip, without extra jerry jugs, assuming you are starting from Cape May with a full tank. I motored from Cape May all the way to Fishers Island...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 136
Views: 5,033
Posted By fallard
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!

FYI, T37: On my delivery trip from Clearwater, FL to Mystic in 1996, we stopped in Annapolis and continued via the C&D and Cape May canals. Conditions were such that we motored almost all of this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 136
Views: 5,033
Posted By fallard
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!

Tempest has some good advice, but you'll need to plan on a 3 day transit from Cape May to Vineyard Haven, if conditions allow. Block Island could be a 2-day passage: you wouldn't save much time to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4,411
Views: 240,211
Posted By fallard
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

For those not from New England, this place rocks. I'm with Azzarac: let others have a chance at this.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,295
Posted By fallard
Re: Mooring Line

The OP mentioned he purchased the mooring, presumable the granite block and everything attached to it.

My first concern would be to have it inspected to assure the metal parts are in good...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 621
Posted By fallard
Re: question for swing keel sailors

My 35 ft sloop has a weighted swing keel of about 3000#. There is no vestigial keel, so the boat is beachable, if you don't care about your bottom paint. With the keel completely retracted the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 136
Views: 5,033
Posted By fallard
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!

Agree with the advice about backing off a little. Cape May to MV is an overreach IMHO. You need to allow for bad weather and losing a few travel days. Hopefully you can be in an interesting harbor...
Forum: Chartering 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 3,561
Posted By fallard
Re: Island hopping between BVI and USVI?

In my experience, simply having the head open doesn't assure that the holding tank is empty. Rather, you have to pump the tank empty it. Even then, you need to observe the brown trail to assure that...
Forum: Chartering 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 3,561
Posted By fallard
Re: Island hopping between BVI and USVI?

Good point about tankage, although we never had a problem when sailing as a couple. One 37 boat we chartered had a 55 gal. holding tank. That would be pushing it if there were 5 or 6 of us aboard...
Forum: Chartering 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 3,561
Posted By fallard
Re: Island hopping between BVI and USVI?

It is only in the past few years that we have been asked to use the holding tank in harbors by Island Yacht Charters (St.Thomas), but to empty it outside before returning to the base.

We, too have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4,411
Views: 240,211
Posted By fallard
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Good job, Seaduction! You weren't supposed to get it quite so fast, but maybe the number of sailboats and mountain backdrop made it easier than I thought. There are large marinas across the Firth of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-09-2014
Replies: 4,411
Views: 240,211
Posted By fallard
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Another lighthouse, but not so easy as Montauk, I hope!

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/members/fallard-albums-forum-photos-2-picture11250-kb.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2014
Replies: 4,411
Views: 240,211
Posted By fallard
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

'tis Godrevy Island, laddies.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 1,854
Posted By fallard
Re: Lightning ?

IMHO, you do not need an actual lightning rod on your mast, unless it is wood or carbon fiber. Aluminum masts are very effective lighting rods on their own. In my case, a direct strike turned my SS...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-08-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 1,854
Posted By fallard
Re: Lightning ?

I have a counterpoise system for the SSB I used to have, but it used copper sheets vs. wire and was connected via copper bolts to 2 large sintered bronze grounds I also have a much smaller Dynaplate...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-07-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 1,854
Posted By fallard
Re: Lightning ?

There are a lot of indeterminate factors in lightning but we do have a long history of the effectiveness of lightning rods. Your mast is a lightning rod, whether it is aluminum, carbon fiber, or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-05-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 1,854
Posted By fallard
Re: Lightning ?

Agree on the semantics comment. In my jargon, a short, high intensity EMF is equivalent to EMP. Perhaps your lightning-related induction is my EMP. We don't disagree on the effects. Nonetheless,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-05-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 1,854
Posted By fallard
Re: Lightning ?

Agree that a Dynaplate is not a 100% solution. Rather, a very large (several square feet) copper plate would be much better as a in-water ground. That said, my small Dynaplate did its duty in my...
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