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Search: Posts Made By: itsme6582
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 05-03-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 5,780
Posted By itsme6582
Look at the dinghy fleets by you. See what they...

Look at the dinghy fleets by you. See what they have. Maybe the kids will want to race one day.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-02-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,277
Posted By itsme6582
There are entire books on this. There are a lot...

There are entire books on this. There are a lot of factors that come into play. If the wind doesn't shift and you assume the speed you lose during a tack is negligible then it won't matter if you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,707
Posted By itsme6582
I can't find a way to email Dow Corning. I may...

I can't find a way to email Dow Corning. I may or may not call them. It seems like we could either go with 795 or 739 and be happy with the results. I'm leaning towards 795 because Skynet/Dog...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,707
Posted By itsme6582
And of course Dog finds time in his day to post...

And of course Dog finds time in his day to post on yet another thread.

Thanks for the follow up on the products I found. Indeed, I won't be using any of these. I've looked at Dow's site and read...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-28-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,707
Posted By itsme6582
New Portlights

On our long list of items to be repaired before our May 26th launch date is to replace these awful portlights on a 23' cruiser for Lake Erie. The rough measurements are 40x10.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-28-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 3,841
Posted By itsme6582
"i can make a working model to prove a boat can...

"i can make a working model to prove a boat can be built that is 100% unsinkable"

Pics or it didn't happen
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-27-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By itsme6582
There's no way a graduating English Major would...

There's no way a graduating English Major would write so ineligibly.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-22-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 1,680
Posted By itsme6582
and this thread has gone way off topic... I...

and this thread has gone way off topic...

I found some teak. I can crosscut, rip, and route. Thanks for the help everyone. I'll post picks when we get to this step.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-19-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 1,680
Posted By itsme6582
Board feet prices never came up in my math...

Board feet prices never came up in my math classes (Mechanical Engineering with a Math Minor). Thanks everyone for the help. This should put us in the right direction. Tom's got an old table that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-19-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 1,680
Posted By itsme6582
I'm in Cleveland. There's got to be someone...

I'm in Cleveland. There's got to be someone around here that sells teak.

miteimpo - Can you explain your math? I know that was hyperbole but how did you come up with $160?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-19-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 1,680
Posted By itsme6582
Yes Dog. That is what I had in mind. The plans...

Yes Dog. That is what I had in mind. The plans is not to glue these back together. I guess the question really is where would I find new rails? The only thing that Google gives me for teak in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-19-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 1,680
Posted By itsme6582
Split Companionway Frame

The frame for the drop boards on my buddies companionway are split. Any suggestions on how to address this?

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_eU7kpVk-LIU/S7DJmHXfeMI/AAAAAAAAA9A/SZINiF4Dj64/s640/IMG_0617.JPG...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-08-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By itsme6582
I think we'll go with 5/16 Sta-Set. We've got an...

I think we'll go with 5/16 Sta-Set. We've got an experienced eye coming out Saturday to give some direction.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-07-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By itsme6582
Any other opinions or confirmation that these...

Any other opinions or confirmation that these blocks can handle up to a max line size of 5/16"? Also, if 5/16 is pushing the limit on these blocks would there be some benefit to dropping to 1/4 and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-06-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By itsme6582
Tough crowd tonight. We're working on a 23...

Tough crowd tonight. We're working on a 23 footer. The blocks pictured are near the mast. The blocks are the same size all around her. If I knew the exact specs on the blocks I could just get...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-06-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By itsme6582
Schaefer Blocks and Line Size

I need help determining what lines I can run through these blocks. These are Schaefer blocks and the sheaves measure about 1 5/8" diameter and 7/16" wide. I'm trying to figure out what size line I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-05-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,316
Posted By itsme6582
Thanks for the good info everyone. It looks like...

Thanks for the good info everyone. It looks like we found a new anchor line. Although, if that's all we're gonna get out of it it might not be worth the effort as it's a few hours away.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-05-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,316
Posted By itsme6582
Climbing Rope

I have a connection to a rock gym and may be able to get my hands on some free climbing rope. The gym replaces their lines every 3 months and simply throws the old ones away. Would recycled...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-29-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,244
Posted By itsme6582
Hull Aft ...

Hull Aft
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_eU7kpVk-LIU/S7DJJfIzoMI/AAAAAAAAA3A/pF7k8QeX1Bc/s640/IMG_0568.JPG

Hull Forward...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-29-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,244
Posted By itsme6582
Olympic Dolphin 23

My buddy just bought a 1973 Olympic Dolphin 23. Break Wind will be sailed in Lake Erie from Cleveland.

We took about 2 hundred pictures the other day but now that I'm looking at them we don't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-28-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By itsme6582
The case of the leaky keel has been solved. We...

The case of the leaky keel has been solved. We noticed to dripping keel just after we cleaned out the bailers and 6 inches of water drained from the cockpit. The water ran down the hull and then...
Forum: Diesel 03-26-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,141
Posted By itsme6582
I don't know much about inboards. However, if...

I don't know much about inboards. However, if this were happening on a rear wheel drive car it would be time for new u-joints. The concept is similar except the drive shaft on your boat connects to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-26-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By itsme6582
Pics to be taken tonight. Another thing I...

Pics to be taken tonight. Another thing I thought about was this water may not even be from the keel. Shortly before noticing this we unclogged the cockpit bailers. Water may have run down the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-25-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 3,867
Posted By itsme6582
Here's a couple pics of racking seizing knots... ...

Here's a couple pics of racking seizing knots...

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pbtyc/B_S_M/Images/124_Racking_Seizing_1.jpg
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-25-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 1,954
Posted By itsme6582
Sweet ride. The only tough luck is that blue is...

Sweet ride. The only tough luck is that blue is faster.
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