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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: 4000 vs 4200 (vs butyl)

I'm with lazer brain. I've used both, and I really like butyl for many things, but not stanchions.

However, 3M products are not my first choice, since they do not bond as well to metals. Locktite...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   3 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Core-less deck

Also insulation from the sun and the winter cold. These can be big factors.

Condensation is greatly reduced. Since one of the leading causes of deterioration is interior mold, I might counter by...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Days Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,122
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Chesapeake Bay - Sandy Anchorages

Finding sand bottoms is easy; use Google Earth, get in close, and search for sandy shorelines.

However, in order to keep the bottom free of muck, there must be a current or wave action (or both),...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   5 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 2,662
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: How to clean your anchor chain from mud in one minute

The problem with backing down with an all-chain rode while the chain is on the windlass is that the impact load is WAY higher than the WLL of the windlass. What you describe will work, but unless you...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   5 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Anchor Retrieval Line

Where do you attach the tripping line to the anchor? (Yes, I'm smarter than this. I've tested different locations.)

I have use the "tripping eye" location on certain anchors and it still hauls the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   6 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Seacock replacement concern

I've had fish jam in the pluming before the strainer. Dissasymbly was required.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 770
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Does this look like it will work?

Perhaps neater, place a stainless bolt hanger under the head. 5000-pound test. This will not add the lever age an eye nut or bolt would. It is what they are for.
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 691
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Another Jabsco Manual Head Question

Actually, this is fairly common practice. For one thing, it allows flushing with fresh water, reducing odor, permeation, and scaling problems. Simply close the inlet through hull and fill the sink...
Forum: O'Day   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,295
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Transom Ladder Required??

MOB has little to do with this IMHO. If you are alone, the boat is gone. If there is crew, the freeboard is not that high. Different problem.

Can you reasonably climb back on if you stumble off at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,156
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Loose Footed Mainsail

This is really simple. There is NO ADVANTAGE to an attached foot.

* Lowering is the same. I don't have a stack pack--the lazyjacks do the job. The other boat did not have lazyjacks, and the loose...
Forum: Multihull   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 9,175
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: CATAMARAN DESIGN and BRIDEDECK CLEARANCE

My PDQ 32 has 20-24 inch of clearance (16' beam) and never pounds under the bridge deck significantly, although there is the occasional slap, suggesting this is about the minimum ratio. This seems to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 676
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Recommendation affordable 5" - 6" chart plotter

Get a paper map and forget about it.

You know, I hope, that most of us learned to navigate pre-GPS.

My masthead wind speed just died (osprey sat on it) and I am debating whether to bother...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   04-24-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Cape Charles Marinas

Kelly's Gingernut Pub is well worth the visit. Been there a number of times. Just a 5-minute walk from the town dock.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-24-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Free Heads Anyone?

I thought he was going to suggest installing one at home, so you could keep in practice on the use and maintenance. Good idea!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-09-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 1,306
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: mainsheet location at the boom

Attaching the mainsheet to mid-boom creates a bending force. That is resisted by a compression force in the top half of the boom and a tension force in the bottom half. Since a boom will nearly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-07-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 7,942
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Install anchor chain markers

I've done this with 1/2-inch chain for friends. Just line the bow up with a dock on the other side if possible. Lash the anchor in place, and walk the chain down the dock in ~ 25' flakes as it comes...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-07-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 7,942
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Install anchor chain markers

Drape the chain sections to be painted across/inside an open box. Trivially easy. They dry quickly, the box catches the over spray, you can paint all sides, and they hang free until dry. It's so neat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-06-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 7,942
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Install anchor chain markers

I dare say they use more than three.

US Blue Ridge (LCC19)

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Although paint does wear off the outside of my links, enough stays between the links for about 200 nights.

Yeah, I would...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-06-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 7,942
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Install anchor chain markers

If paint is good enough for the US Navy...

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JfWfmz8Q66I/WMg5s8ogN2I/AAAAAAAANbw/psWDrcVMGegPr5LXog5yIIwFFESevS6GwCLcB/s640/marking%2Bchain%2Bnavy.jpg
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-06-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: rubbed off bottem paint and barrier coat

For an area that small, just use epoxy. It will be sufficiently impervious.
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast   04-04-2017
Replies: 67
Views: 2,819
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Water based anti-fouling in the Chesapeake

I've hauled for the winter once in 30 years. The hull was dented by improper jacking. Never since, don't see the point.

And the sailing was lovely Sunday. I sail all year, more fun for the $$....
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast   04-04-2017
Replies: 67
Views: 2,819
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Water based anti-fouling in the Chesapeake

I'm not sure I understand the difference in "ease of clean-up" with water-based paint.

1. Rollers are disposable either way.
2. You hardly use a brush, so a chip brush is fine.
3. Washing off a...
Forum: Allmand   03-31-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: transom or mast???

The higher, the less chance of dooming the crew. Domes can be lower.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-31-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: King Starboard vs wood

Not G10, but structural grade precast FRP. G10 is very high density, which make it interesting if very high comprehensive strength (under large bolt) or threads are needed, but otherwise it is an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-30-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 1,473
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Any advice on Solar panels or MPPT?

This strikes me as too much stuff for a 30' boat.

I would lose the rack, radar, and wind. I doubt you need that much power (or you can design around less), and I'm sure that is too much windage.
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