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Search: Posts Made By: davidk
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-18-2002
Replies: 17
Views: 2,365
Posted By davidk
Storm Jibs

Thanks for all that. Much food for thought, but most importantly it all motivates me to test everything, see it working, make a plan i.e. have it all clear in my mind, know it will work and be able...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2002
Replies: 16
Views: 1,134
Posted By davidk
any australians here?

Go for Tooth''s Cold Gold
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-17-2002
Replies: 17
Views: 2,365
Posted By davidk
Storm Jibs

Perhaps Jeff H could answer this query: He mentioned storm jibs usually have their own sheets permanently spliced to the clew. Are the reasons for this a) to avoid bitter ends from any knots...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-17-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 800
Posted By davidk
Cleaning SS

Our experience with the many new stainless steel fittings on our new boat which includfe several pieces specially fabricated for the boat is: Some parts tend to rust and some to stay very clean. ...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-30-2002
Replies: 37
Views: 5,597
Posted By davidk
PFDs--all the time?

We all know we should wear PFDs.
The new boat I am now crewing on has been beautifully fitted out. The owner has had PFDs made in the boats colours incorporating yacht name and crew number. Auto...
Forum: Provisioning 05-23-2002
Replies: 9
Views: 13,296
Posted By davidk
Taylor''''s Paraffin Stove

Much against my preference our new boat was built ''gas free'' and the old fashioned paraffin stove was installed. Having sorted out the instructions and the early difficulties in getting it lighted...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-23-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 1,961
Posted By davidk
boat partnerships, your experiences

My problem is whether my boat owning partnership is more important to me than my marriage partnership! Of course it can work! I''ve shared for fifteen years without a problem ... we usually end up...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-23-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By davidk
Electric cooking

I''m not sure whether my alternative suggestion is the same as Jeff''s or not. I always did get muddled between alcohol and Paraffin. Anyway I''m suggesting the third way which is not electricity...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-19-2002
Replies: 38
Views: 10,056
Posted By davidk
High Tech vs traditional-Comments?

Jeff, firstly please understand I am not the expert boatbuilder. The first boat is a 20ft half deck centreboard dayboat of carvel construction on frames and ribs. Yes everything was disassenmbed,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-18-2002
Replies: 38
Views: 10,056
Posted By davidk
High Tech vs traditional-Comments?

It might not be everybody''s cup of tea but we have just launched our second new classic shape wooden yacht built by craftsman using traditional skills and techniques except for all the fastenings...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-10-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By davidk
Yes- The Old Leaking Head Problem

Indeed I noticed the FAQs on this site recommend a cup of veg oil down the head from time to time. ... which seems to suggest, alternatively, you should eat more greasy food yourself ...sounds like...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-10-2002
Replies: 8
Views: 1,801
Posted By davidk
Mildew & Fabric

I''m suggesting curing the problem not the symptons. This normally occurs due to lack of air circulation. Therefore you need more ventilation when leaving the boat. I would try proprietry cleaners...
Forum: Racing 04-10-2002
Replies: 9
Views: 3,837
Posted By davidk
Symphonie Baby Stay

Our babystay is 10mm dyneema with a swivel Gibb hook to the deck. Therefore it can be removed instantly, and it needs to be available because it doubles as our spinn pole uphaul/topping lift. We...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-10-2002
Replies: 12
Views: 4,263
Posted By davidk
Swept back spreaders

But I would say the main purpose of swept back spreaders is to replace the need for running back stays. When we moved from a traditional wooden mast with plenty of wire to carbon fibre the rig got a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-10-2002
Replies: 30
Views: 6,847
Posted By davidk
Safety Harnesses

A Gibb hook is just a clever snap shackle and far more effective. I would not use straight snap shackles for their tendancy to undo as they snarl up and twist. I would recomend that genuine Gibb...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-04-2002
Replies: 14
Views: 1,302
Posted By davidk
HELP needed

Going back at least 30 years I sailed out of Bridlington Harbour, Yorkshire, UK with the RYYC, the Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club. All the racing yachts (cruiser/racers) sat on drying mud berths, which...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-04-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 1,993
Posted By davidk
winch overhaul

We recently bought 8 new Andersen winches for a new boat that is just about to launch. I had a long talk with the Andersen people at the London boatshow about the spares and lubes that we should...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-21-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 2,064
Posted By davidk
Safety Lines with Flags?!

Can anybody explain this one? My perspective is from Europe is it any different in the U.S.?

In fitting out a new boat we are following the latest ORC lists for safety equipment and standards. ...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-21-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 1,874
Posted By davidk
Harness Combos & Price

I agree I don''t think there is a right or wrong. we can only include our own views/experiences, then its make your mind up time. We are just commisssioning a new yacht and multiple sets of wet...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-20-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 1,343
Posted By davidk
Towing your dingy

Use a bridle, meaning simply a rope loop between the two stern cleats. Set a block to run on the bridle and shackle the end of your tow rope to the block. Your tow rope should not be too long...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-19-2002
Replies: 9
Views: 6,357
Posted By davidk
Swinging while at anchor

I have often attached a warp to the anchor chain about a boat length from the bow and led the warp aft. Taking up on the stern line allows you to lie at an angle and with a little experimentation...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-14-2002
Replies: 26
Views: 3,594
Posted By davidk
Too small for offshore?

What avery sad view on life to say you wouldn''t go offshore if you couldn''t survive a worst case, and it must be right to respond that no boat coyuld guarantee survival in such a collision......
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-13-2002
Replies: 9
Views: 1,085
Posted By davidk
bird droppins

Lots of people in Europe use the good old Owl. i.e. a plastic or wooden lifesize model. I don''t suppose it would be any less effective in N America!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-11-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 798
Posted By davidk
Bulkhead/genoa screws/chainplate fixes

Iagree with rebedding --- use silica gel in all deck fittings.

On your bulkhead ... indeed what caused it? ... (likely leaking gaskets in your heads pump?). But for the repair using a two part...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-11-2002
Replies: 8
Views: 5,130
Posted By davidk
Teak deck Q

I vote with Hamiam. Don''t try to treat teak. Our all woofden boat was built by traditional professional boatbuilders who follow the adage "what would our ancestors have done differently had they...
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