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Search: Posts Made By: nighthawk
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 616
Posted By nighthawk
Re: need help

Logan:

From the pics it looks like you have a mast atop the pulpit which is a good thing. When you pick the boat up, I would spend a little time poking around in the shed looking for piles or...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Turkey Charter--what anchorages do you like?

Try Bodrum--
Quiet fishing village where they are doing a lot with raising old Pheonician(sp) vessels from the seabed and reconstructing them in one of the castles there--castle of the four armies I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-15-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 1,856
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Beginner section

Sepo-
Welcome to the windy blue! As someone getting back in to sailing after a long hiatus, i can confirm that the best advice given so far is to hang around SailNet and folow the threads. Evryone...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-28-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,417
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Shore Power-SmartPlug vs. 1938 (long post)

Well, I was thinking about installinga shore power connection on Wind Angel and have been wavering back and forth on the NEMA vs SmartPlug aspect. Thanks for the hard work and attention to detail. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-23-2014
Replies: 112
Views: 5,300
Posted By nighthawk
Re: need help and advice -mid cruise keel crack

Just a quick aside--I have actually used one underwater and they work great as long as you direct the bubble stream away from what you need to see(best advice is to use it upside down, with the...
Forum: Outboard 01-21-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Outguessing the Outboard

What???? You trying to get me kicked out of the Man Club or what? I was able to download a manual for mine, but it says nothing about a charging circuit. Wil have to fire it up and see what it...
Forum: Outboard 01-18-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By nighthawk
Question Outguessing the Outboard

I have a Nissan 8HP outboard on Wind Angel that I am jsut getting ready to fire up. It is manual/pull start, but has a connection and cables in place for battery hook-up. I confess that I don't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-18-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Mystery port hinges????? Please help.

I've had some luck in the past in finding obscure parts through McMaster-Carr. They seem to have a lot of things yoiu can't find anywhere else. You may be able to find areasonable replacemetn...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-10-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Question for the trailer sailors

Sooo....how much for the wench? Sorry, jsut couldn't contain myself!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By nighthawk
Re: WTH are these things?

No cleats in the area until you get back to the cockpit.

@ BL-- You typed that very authoritatively, are you stating or guessing? I can't tell.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Question for the trailer sailors

There are so many different systems out there that it is mind-boggling jsut trying to decide. Some use an A-frame and the trailer winch, others use a gin pole, a seperate lifting pole, along with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By nighthawk
Re: WTH are these things?

That was kinda my first thought.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By nighthawk
Re: WTH are these things?

Thanks for the replies so far. The furling line had entered my mind, but they run down both sides of the boat. I was thinking tie-downs as well, but kind of a small boat to be tying things down up...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By nighthawk
WTH are these things?

I have two of these on each side of my laguna 22, one at 6 foot from the bow and another at 12 foot on each side. Wondering what the hell they are used for--to the point of nagging at me. Thinking...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-08-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 638
Posted By nighthawk
Talking Re: bottom pressure wash

Okay, embarrasing story time---
I was once employed as a roller coaster mechinc in several amusement parks. At one of them we had to remove excess grease from the track, loops and all. It was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-07-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,011
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Books on the sailboat - a good idea?

By the appearance of the plastic, your adherence to the reading plan is going about as well as mine is. These books have been a constant in my home since we bought the encyclopedias for my daughter...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-07-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 785
Posted By nighthawk
Re: What is this?

I believe with some work that that is most likely the small sailing dinghy you will be towing behind your 40 foot blue water cruiser! Just helping the dream along
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-03-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Calling All Laguna Pop Top Owners

Okay, another queestion for you guys. My foreward hatch used to have soem form or prop rod on it, but now only has a single mounting plate. Any chance of somebody taking a picture of theirs for me...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 1,980
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Ham Radio a Necessity?

That's what I love about Sailnet. Not only are there some highly knowledgeble people on here, but everyone is happy to share their opinion. Thanks for the input so far, this has been highly...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-31-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 1,980
Posted By nighthawk
Ham Radio a Necessity?

Seems like every so often a post pops in about ham radio operation here on SN, so I'm wondering. If one were to entertain the thought of blue water cruising, would it be considered a necessary skill...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-31-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 2,301
Posted By nighthawk
Re: New Years Resolutions: Sailing-Related Goals for 2014

Hmmm....good idea. Let's see, my goals for the new year are going to be:

1) Get "Wind Angel" off the hard and back in the water after her 7 year, PO imposed, drying out.

2) Get the storage...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-23-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By nighthawk
Re: Calling All Laguna Pop Top Owners

Thanks for the information. Between what you've shared ans what I've gotten from Lost Laguna Sloops group oh Yahoo, I think I have the information needed to make mine functional. Thanks again.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-17-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By nighthawk
Re: FREE : 2-burner LPG cooker (Seaward)

Still have the cooker, or did it hit the trash heap already?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-12-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By nighthawk
Calling All Laguna Pop Top Owners

I have a technical question I'm looking for information on and I hope you may be able to help. Does your boat have a pop-top cabin on it? Mine does and I need some tecnical information if you have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 818
Posted By nighthawk
Re: FOUND: Good Old Boat

Just acquired the 22. Just like Smier, I found that the 16 was fun, but a little too small. And even with a modification, by the PO, that allows you to run either the standard sloop rig or a...
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