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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-17-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Re: loosening jib halyard on roller furling

Thanks for the post ... can't picture how a halyard retainer would work. Is that a commercially-available product, or did you rig it yourself?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-17-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 864
loosening jib halyard on roller furling

I just pulled the halyards off of the mast and noticed that the halyard that raises the fractionally-rigged jib on roller furling shows a fair amount of wear at the point where the halyard exits the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-10-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Re: what use is the anchor locker ...?

Yep, it's a Fortress anchor, and the boat has a roller already, which I've never used as I just tie off the rode on a cleat.

Wonder, still, why they'd put in a rode locker with a means to get the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-10-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Re: what use is the anchor locker ...?

Have to work on that photo...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-10-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Re: what use is the anchor locker ...?

It's described as an anchor rode locker, see pic:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jslxi2qfpb2w1tk/Interior_018_480.jpg


I haven't crawled in to confirm, but there appears to be a drain hole in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-10-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 846
what use is the anchor locker ...?

On my 26' sailboat I've got an anchor locker under the deck by the bow, but no access to it on the deck via hatch or hawsepipe. The only way to pass line up would be to run the rode up through the...
Forum: Diesel   06-24-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 406
fuel stabilizer - again?

Got a boat with a Yanmar diesel 2YM-15 engine start of last season and put 8 gallons of fresh diesel in it. At the end of last season added stabilizer before the boat was pulled.

Trouble is: I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-28-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Re: saw a lake freighter on Lake Ontario - a good sign?

Two feet of ice in Sodus Bay yesterday, along with a # of ice boats. A balmy 33F while I was there late morning.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-31-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 673
anodes for Yanmar saildrive AND Gori prop?

So I just pulled the boat for the winter and it looks like (1) the Yanmar SD20 saildrive has its own anode [magnesium, this is a freshwater boat] and (2) that the Gori folding prop [bronze fins, I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-28-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,509
Re: remove cove stripe - yeah or nay

Thanks for the photos and comments, and yes, also planning on going with a grey bottom this winter. Still like the idea of the cleaner look, i.e., no cove stripe.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-27-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,509
remove cove stripe - yeah or nay

Got a 25' sailboat navy hull, white waterline stripe, white deck, red bottom paint with gold lettering and a gold cove stripe.

Since I got the boat, my instinct was that there were too many...
Forum: Apps & Authors   09-05-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,320
Re: MyNOAACharts for Android

I just sent an email to NOAA to that effect, that's it's very hard to find on the Google Play site. Look for "myNOAACharts" - no spacing.

Otherwise, google "myNOAACharts", it'll show up that way,...
Forum: Apps & Authors   09-03-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,320
Re: MyNOAACharts for Android

As far as I know it's all Android devices.
Forum: Apps & Authors   09-02-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,320
MyNOAACharts for Android

Check out MyNOAACharts - for Android only at this time. A free charting services direct from NOAA that shows real-time position w/o a data connection.

Still in Beta. Look in the Google Play store:...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-01-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 600
End of season tipping

Is it common to tip marina staff at the end of the season, esp. deckhand(s), mechanic, yard manager, and if so, how much?

Not sure about the latter two, esp., as they're more "management", but...
Forum: Diesel   08-10-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 893
Re: Teleflex MV2 throttle control upgrade

Right, that's the simplest and cheapest option.
Forum: Diesel   08-09-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 893
Teleflex MV2 throttle control upgrade

My boat has a side mount Teleflex MV2 side mount control that keeps slipping out of its throttle setting, i.e. when I have it at 80% throttle it gradually slips back towards idle.

My marina says...
Forum: Diesel   08-06-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Forum: Diesel   08-05-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 454
2YM15 pressure in overflow container

Last few weeks the plastic top has been blown off of the overflow container on the boat and dumping anti-freeze into the bilge, about a cup/round trip. Don't motor much: 5 minutes out and 5 minutes...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-05-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,113
Re: painted or anodized mast

To be clear, the question is: if you have a choice from the factory, which is a better option.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-05-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,113
painted or anodized mast

OK, I've read posts that discuss painting over an anodized surface, and anodizing over a painted surface, but none that discuss the relative merits if one is starting from scratch.

Is it just a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-11-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 853
Re: which side slip?

Great posts, all - thanks!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-10-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 853
which side slip?

Here's a newbie question for you: I've got a choice of slips at a marina for '13 - let's say port side and starboard side of the same double-loaded slip. Seems like the one at the farther side from...
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