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Search: Posts Made By: Squidd
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Squidd
Re: Pumping the Mast

Thank you for the comprehensive and detailed explanation(s)...

From the description, I don't think I have ever experienced a mast pumping situation on my boat...good prebend, swept spreaders(?)......
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Squidd
Pumping the Mast

Noob-like question here...(I hope I ask it right so I don't get shot down for asking a dumb question, or asking it incorrectly)...

I've heard about it (pumping mast) several times on the forum...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Day Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 919
Posted By Squidd
Re: Need list things to have on boat.

I asked the very same question....three or four years ago when I first got on SailNet...

I had bought my boat in the fall and it was winter (kinda like now) and I was e-bay shopping for "stuff"...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By Squidd
Re: Underwater Lights

I think they'll look pretty darn cool on pristine Lake Superior... On a warmish night...while barbequeing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By Squidd
Re: Underwater Lights

These Night Watch Marine (http://nightwatchmarine.com/) don't require holes in the hull...

A bit pricey, but even if I did it with standard installation fixtures, it's not the end of the world for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By Squidd
Underwater Lights

Has anyone installed underwater LEDs on their boat...?

Where did you place them...?

I don't have a swim platform or open transom, (tiller steering) so I was thinking more toward the sides in...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 1 Week Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 8,667
Posted By Squidd
Re: Approximately how many days a year are you on your boat?

I didn't read all the replies, and it was probably mentioned, but some of us live where there is only a 4-5 month season...

Even getting out on the boat every weekend, all weekend, is still less...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,485
Posted By Squidd
Re: Reasonably priced Weather Vane Steering?

Wind vane wrong product for the application

Get a tiller Pilot
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
Posted By Squidd
Re: Jacklines--Does Anyone Actually Fall Off to Windward?

Hard to fall off "up hill"...

I did however fall off my boat on the hard....stupid ladder..
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By Squidd
Re: Opportunity of a Lifetime.....or..

Does your boss buy your lunch (and breakfast and dinner)..?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 4,558
Posted By Squidd
Re: I Paid a Dude. And I Liked It.

I pay for stepping my keel stepped mast....and for pumpouts...

Other than that I do it myself...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2015
Replies: 49
Views: 2,446
Posted By Squidd
Re: Do you make guests wear PFDs?

With any "new" people (adults) on board I do the "airplane stewerdess" thing...

Here is the pfd...this is how you wear it... this is how it operates...this is where they are stored...etc...
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-19-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 1,772
Posted By Squidd
Re: Major water ingress - best emergency device?

I didn't know it was "illegal"...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-19-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By Squidd
Re: Score!

Well if a guy is going to "Splurg"...

Might as well "splurg" in style...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-19-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 1,772
Posted By Squidd
Re: Major water ingress - best emergency device?

Well...I haven't worked out "all" the details yet....;)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-19-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 1,772
Posted By Squidd
Re: Major water ingress - best emergency device?

I cut a 5" inspection port in the transom (here's the trick) "above" the waterline...

That way if the boat ever fills with water, I just pull the cover on the port and it'll all drain out..
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2015
Replies: 908
Views: 66,578
Posted By Squidd
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

OK Squidd hats are now cool...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2015
Replies: 908
Views: 66,578
Posted By Squidd
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Novelty Squidd hats are lame...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-11-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 996
Posted By Squidd
Re: Does anyone use belt PFDs?

I'm not much of a seat belt (or helmet) person if I can avoid it, but to keep the "man" happy (and the wife) I wear the belt...Most of my sailing is day sailing relatively calm conditions...not much...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-05-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By Squidd
Re: Wiring for a PY23

Do both lights come on when you put power to it...?

Only one...Try reversing polarity and see if other comes on...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-05-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By Squidd
Re: Wiring for a PY23

Running lights would be all three red and green up front and white at rear

Bow light would be your " steaming light" white off front of mast

Mast light would be "anchor light" white on top of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-29-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 2,717
Posted By Squidd
Re: My new dinghy, thank you

Exceeding the USCG max hp rating may bring another fine...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 01-27-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,393
Posted By Squidd
Re: Lifespan of Fiberglass Boats

This is the part that I would "not" worry about....

Unless you are extremely lucky (or pig headed) the "first" boat you buy will not be your last...You will out grow it, or it will out grow your...
Forum: Outboard 01-25-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 990
Posted By Squidd
Re: smallest electric start?

Interesting comparison..torque to HP wise..

I see 25# thrust as slightly slower and less powerful than 2hp gas...

Would it be fair to extrapolate 50# thrust would be very close to 3hp in terms...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-25-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By Squidd
Re: Dinghy Motor Mount

Hate to keep dragging up an old thread, but that first picture was so crappy, I wanted to show what really went into building the motor mount...

The back of the dinghy had "lugs" that were...
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