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Search: Posts Made By: CapTim
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-13-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,624
Posted By CapTim
There is another consideration here, in terms of...

There is another consideration here, in terms of shiv load on turning blocks. Regardless of sail size and wind speed, there is a functional limit to how much force can be imparted.

Consider...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-12-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 4,382
Posted By CapTim
Nice.. thanks again, Brian!

Nice.. thanks again, Brian!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-12-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,624
Posted By CapTim
Keep in mind that the forces on the line are not...

Keep in mind that the forces on the line are not the same as the forces on the shiv. For instance.. lets say you hang a 100 lb weight on the halyard (where you would normally hang a sail, but for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-09-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 3,378
Posted By CapTim
Ahh.. that was the part I was missing in my head....

Ahh.. that was the part I was missing in my head. Well, that and the diagram from Brian!
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-09-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 4,382
Posted By CapTim
Seriously.. thanks for the hand-holding so far. ...

Seriously.. thanks for the hand-holding so far. I'll try to keep up :

So I'll up the fuse at the house bank to a 250, which should be plenty for my 35 year old Yanmar 2QM30, right?

So, just so...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-09-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 4,382
Posted By CapTim
Good tip on the sheathing... is there anything I...

Good tip on the sheathing... is there anything I should pay attention there regarding chafe? What do you think of this stuff: PVC Conduit, 105C...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-09-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 4,382
Posted By CapTim
Good to know I'm on the right track.. thanks! ...

Good to know I'm on the right track.. thanks!

Even better to know I can save some money.. I'm not a proud man, I'll take what I can get in that regard.

Could you recommend a fuse that would be...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-09-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 3,378
Posted By CapTim
Excellent! That's exactly what I needed......

Excellent! That's exactly what I needed... Thanks Brian!
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-09-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 4,382
Posted By CapTim
Question Best way to connect all charging sources to the house bank without making spaghetti?

Hello! Thanks again for the continued help!

This is part of the ongoing electrical refit on my Oday 37, for what that's worth to you expert types.

Following current wisdom, I'm moving all...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-09-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 3,378
Posted By CapTim
Question Does the Starting battery also need to be wired behind the Victron BMV-602S shunt?

Hello! Here's another wiring question for you experts...

I'm redoing the wiring on my new-to-me 35 year old boat. Part of that is the battery banks, and part of that is installing a battery...
Forum: Electronics 08-25-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 1,749
Posted By CapTim
I would agree with everything PaulinVictoria...

I would agree with everything PaulinVictoria said. It mirrors my own experience almost to a T.

I won't repeat everything he said, but I would reinterate a couple of high points...

1) You...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By CapTim
As the new owner mentioned above, I can't thank...

As the new owner mentioned above, I can't thank Captain Force nearly enough... I'm sure it's not news to anybody that he's about as genuinely nice a fellow as exists on the water. He's also...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-18-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 4,118
Posted By CapTim
For my part, I just find people smarter than...

For my part, I just find people smarter than myself (not hard) to go look at boats with me (also not hard) and then make sure I sleep on everything before making a decision (often quite hard).
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 6,595
Posted By CapTim
A couple of the reasons I like my dumb rig are...

A couple of the reasons I like my dumb rig are the inflatable pfd that's built in, and it's ease in adjusting it to fit over whatever I'm wearing at the time.

If yours does both of those, I'd be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-11-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 3,361
Posted By CapTim
I know of a few people who have replaced wooden...

I know of a few people who have replaced wooden bits with HDPE bits. HDPE is a type of plastic, sold a few different ways by different companies. There are different grades and such, just like with...
Forum: US Northeast 08-05-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,782
Posted By CapTim
heh, thanks Tempest! If I might demonstrate...

heh, thanks Tempest!

If I might demonstrate myself to be a sad, sad little newbie and what not, what are you looking for in a weather window? I'm told by many it is a sea state of no more than 3...
Forum: US Northeast 08-05-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,782
Posted By CapTim
Nice.. thanks for the link, Donna. Good to...

Nice.. thanks for the link, Donna. Good to briefly meet you in the chat this afternoon, too.

And Rock.. you threaten me with a good time like that, I might have to take you up on it!
Forum: US Northeast 08-05-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,782
Posted By CapTim
Very cool... I'll be looking for the various...

Very cool... I'll be looking for the various tide/table resources next. I assume Bowditch covers the area?
Forum: US Northeast 08-05-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,782
Posted By CapTim
Planning a simple/safe trip from Stamford, CT to the Chesapeake.. suggestions?

Hello all!

I'm looking to close on a new-to-me o'day 37 soon, pending all the various steps associated with buying a new-to-me boat.

If it all works out according to plan, I'll be needing to...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 04-10-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 737
Posted By CapTim
Very cool! I'll shoot you a PM with my...

Very cool!

I'll shoot you a PM with my number, hopefully we can get together soon.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 04-09-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 737
Posted By CapTim
[Very] Recently relocated to Pennsylvania from Idaho and looking to crew!

Hello!

I have spent a lot of time in/on/around/under trailerable boats, but Rockey Mountain lakes are pretty much the sum of my experience.

I'm looking to purchase and head out on a 30-35'...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-04-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 5,281
Posted By CapTim
It may be useful to consider that ransom is only...

It may be useful to consider that ransom is only one goal of most 'pirates'. Consider that a cockpit winch from a 30' boat could sell for about 3 years salary for the average Somalian.

Just...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2011
Replies: 98
Views: 9,506
Posted By CapTim
Now _that_ is an idea I can drink to! Gratz...

Now _that_ is an idea I can drink to!

Gratz on getting the boat floating.. fate clearly likes you!
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-23-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 9,234
Posted By CapTim
I'm an idiot... what regulates the charge going...

I'm an idiot... what regulates the charge going into the house bank? Is there a seperate device there, or do the individual chargers (alternator/solar panel/wind generator) have to monitor their own...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-09-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,003
Posted By CapTim
Alternatively, you could mount a broom handle on...

Alternatively, you could mount a broom handle on the front of your 27' footer, call it a bow sprit, and go from there...

:)
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