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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   6 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 573
Posted By aloof
Re: Opinions: TidesTrack Mainsail Track & Slide

Why do you want a track?

I had a Tides Strong ? Track. The PO installed it. I'm not convinced it had any advantage. Perhaps slightly less friction than slippery slugs, but not enough to matter....
Forum: Electrical Systems   1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 1,195
Posted By Maine Sail
How To Murder Batteries In Half A Year

The Boat:

She is a 2007 36 footer, and was purchased by her current owner in June of 2015 in Nova Scotia, and then sailed back to Maine. At commissioning in Nova Scotia the batteries were found to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 768
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Self made safety lanyard?

a. ISO requires that the safety tethers be able to survive a drop test. Polyester DB will absolutely fail (no stretch) and so will tubular climbing webbing, even if sewn. A slightly stronger nylon is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-19-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 2,795
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Egg Whites--Natural Ant-Fouling for Running Gear

I tried Tef-Gel years ago on one blade of my prop, in the brackish waters of Barnegat Bay... The result was no observable effect, I couldn't tell after the summer which blade it had been applied...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-18-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By bvander66
New Service Offered by DAN

For cruisers out their DAN (divers alert network) is now offering a DAN Boater package which does Medivac and medical advice. Annual cost is $100 for family coverage.
Link is DAN Boater Travel...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-15-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 6,738
Posted By Erindipity
Re: Creepy sailing stories?

Once, around 1987, we were threading our way through the North Bay; the Spring Rains had been particularly effective, so we were being careful.
We passed a large tangled trunk of a tree, pretty much...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-15-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 6,738
Posted By PaulKroll
Re: Creepy sailing stories?

Not my story (lucky for me) but it's definitely creepy as it gets.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-15-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 2,595
Posted By peterbmetcalf
Re: Retractable tether for sailing knives and multitools?

Folks, you are all discussing, naturally enough, your own actions, possibilities, and preferences. I'm here to tell you, that as responsible sailors, sometimes you will be advising someone less...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-13-2015
Replies: 206
Views: 6,701
Posted By tdw
Re: Anything-Sailing Forum Down?

None at all. Didn't do me much good though did it ? Guess I'll stick to .... no stop right there ..... kittens.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-10-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By Erindipity
Re: Lazarette door lockers

There are things stored in Lazarettes that may need to be gotten at RIGHT NOW!!!, like Man Overboard stuff, a Fire Extinguisher, Condoms...
Anything done in the way of locking, so as to frustrate...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-02-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Best way to clean battery cables?

I used to take care of forklift batteries in a warehouse and we used baking soda and water to clean them. The only non factory connections were the big quick connectors which are self cleaning so we...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-29-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Battery combiners/Echo chargers

What you are missing is that this is during CHARGING not DISCHARGING... An ACR isolates the banks when discharging and parallels for charging.

With batteries in parallel the parallel voltage...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-26-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By Azzarac
Re: Security cameras for boat

Hey Med,
You have opened up a whole can of worms with this subject! I can only speak from a land based perspective since I have never installed cams on a boat. I do however have a bit of experience...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-26-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Has anyone ever needed to deploy a stern anchor in an emergency?

Stern anchor--I have used them in narrow waterways.

Emergencies--I have had to anchor in an emergency (engine died between jetties in a strong cross wind) but I used the bow anchor.
a. You need...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-18-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 727
Posted By captain44
Re: Most Important Safety Equipment

The most commonly dangerous thing on a boat--any boat--anywhere--in any condition is simply slipping and falling or hitting your head or falling overboard or tripping while getting on and off the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-17-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By IStream
Re: Battery charger died.

I've got the ProNautic, which is the Sterling in a different set of clothes, charging my 24V thruster bank. I second Maine's advice to move up from the 20A model because the connectors are wimpy. I'm...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-13-2015
Replies: 82
Views: 4,052
Posted By Fstbttms
Re: Anyone dive to clean their own bottom?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-12-2015
Replies: 1,479
Views: 543,645
Posted By This Old Sailboat
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I haven't posted projects here for a while but thought you guys might like this one.

A new sail is definitely not low buck. But what if you could improve the shape of your existing sails for just...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-10-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 706
Posted By capecodda
Re: Fuel gauge reading backwards

I think this is the right diagnosis. Senders that I've played with change resistance with fuel level. If it's easier, you can change the gauge rather than the sender to one that's compatible.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-10-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 706
Posted By travellerw
Re: Fuel gauge reading backwards

I'm taking a stab here, but I know there are 2 standards of senders. One used predominantly in North America and the other used in Europe. The resitive values are vastly different between the 2. Here...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-27-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 2,695
Posted By RichH
Re: cleaning out water tanks

Yup and Yup!
• Filters 'entrap' biological debris, they should be changed-out on a routine basis ... so you dont wind up drinking the dissolved metabolic debris when these trapped life-forms inside...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-15-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 2,700
Posted By RichH
Re: Boarding after a Slip

There is a 'special' technique for climbing rope strung ladders:

What you cant do is climb on ONE side of such a rope ladder, as your feet when 'pushing up' will become parallel to the horizon,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-22-2015
Replies: 142
Views: 5,343
Posted By Adele-H
Re: Rethinking Jacklines

Getting back on the boat could be as simple as having big knots or loops in your tether. (This requires that you can lift your body weight hand over hand.) Providing that the jackline is not...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   07-03-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By Lantau
Re: PSC34 Wet exhaust

I seem to recall seeing a video online in which a PS37 sailor stuck a rubber mallet into the exhaust outlet. I can't recall if he had a line tied to the handle. That solution has the advantage of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-02-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,108
Posted By agusus
Re: Barkley Sound, West Coast Vancouver Island

I know this is an old thread, but it comes up in a Google search for "Ucluelet customs", so just want to set the record straight - what jackdale said about Ucluelet not being listed as a port of...
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