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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-30-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 1,241
Posted By rrgane
autohelm nautech 2000 help??

hallo all,

i just inherited a VERY old Nautech Autohelm 2000, it has a seperate head unit that is cylindrical and about 8" long and 5" across. it appears to work great, i have hooked it up to a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-24-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 435
Posted By rrgane
paint texture interior

when i bought my islander 29, all the veneer on the overhead was warped and splintered, so i decided to take it all out and just paint the fiberglass (which gave me an extra 1" headroom!). well i...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-24-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 3,045
Posted By rrgane
i do not know how many of these made it over to...

i do not know how many of these made it over to UK, but Pearson Tritons seem to fit the bill; with a cutaway forefoot they are not going to be the absolute highest pointing boat, but not too shabby.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-05-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By rrgane
awesome trick! thanks!

awesome trick! thanks!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-05-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,073
Posted By rrgane
just to emphasize this point a bit. as counter...

just to emphasize this point a bit. as counter intuitive as it may seem, glass cloth is stronger with just enough resin to saturate, then with a thick layer of resin.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-30-2008
Replies: 329
Views: 43,821
Posted By rrgane
in reading this debate, i saw no where what i...

in reading this debate, i saw no where what i believe may be at the heart of the concern over ditching CN.

there is a growing trend toward 'plugin' conveniences replacing tried and true skills. i...
Forum: Provisioning   10-19-2008
Replies: 123
Views: 28,623
Posted By rrgane
not all roast beef/corned beef are created equally

when checking out roast beef or corned beef from the supermarket, you can do yourself a favour by passing over any product from Hormel or Herefords..

i would not feed either to any of my worst...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   09-17-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,612
Posted By rrgane
Hi John.. thanks for the reply! i did...

Hi John..

thanks for the reply! i did finally get the combing in and being that i had to flex the boards considerably i put Cetol on both the face and back of the boards, and figured varnish or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-15-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 5,634
Posted By rrgane
on my dock i have friends with both the wave rv,...

on my dock i have friends with both the wave rv, and the c crane. the biggest difference aside from the cost is the wave rv has the wireless card in the antenna itself, while the c crane has a card...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-11-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 6,352
Posted By rrgane
Garden also designed the Buccaneer 305, my father...

Garden also designed the Buccaneer 305, my father had a Spice Island Cutter (1/3rd of it was bowsprit) also a Garden design .. he had many and varied boats out there. i believe the Gulf 32 is a much...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-06-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,612
Posted By rrgane
hi guys, thanks for the recomendations .....

hi guys,

thanks for the recomendations .. but the wood is bought. so i am married to the afromorsia now..
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-02-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,612
Posted By rrgane
yes that's true, however after clicking out the...

yes that's true, however after clicking out the first 30 or so, i became frustrated as they all went to links that basically said something like "we also carry afrormosia" .. not real helpful..

a...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-02-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,612
Posted By rrgane
thanks artbyjoy.. i have having a heck of a time...

thanks artbyjoy.. i have having a heck of a time trying to google that wood as it is so often mispelled!

i wasn't sure what quality in teak allowed it to go natural, so i guess teak oil will be...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-02-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,612
Posted By rrgane
Question o! really? no one? perhaps i posted this in...

o! really? no one?

perhaps i posted this in the wrong forum?

i can't believe that no one has ever worked with this wood before?
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   05-31-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,612
Posted By rrgane
care of afrormosia

I am replacing the combing in my cockpit which was teak. after checking the price of teak i realized it was not a realistic option, and looked into alternatives. what i found in teak subsitutes were:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-22-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,239
Posted By rrgane
a friend of mine has a Freedom 32 with no topping...

a friend of mine has a Freedom 32 with no topping lift, and has installed a lazy jack system with 5/16" line (i think) which doubles as his topping lift. works like a charm.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-05-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,539
Posted By rrgane
pur watermaker installation/engine intake

i have been reading through the Katadyn manual looking for a likely place to install my watermaker, and it occurred to me that installing a 'T' off the water intake for the engine would be ideal...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-23-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,080
Posted By rrgane
chain sizes*arrgh*

okay .. i am confused.. WAY confused.

i am trying to match chain to my windlass.

what i have learned is:

g7 = g70
g4 = g40/g43
bbb = 3b/b3/30
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-23-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 6,796
Posted By rrgane
well turns out the one place i found that had...

well turns out the one place i found that had this 'in stock' .. didn't ..so.. i guess i won't be able to do a real world test of it. i must admit i was a little nervous being a guinea pig..

guess...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-21-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 6,796
Posted By rrgane
yes.. i am tad unbelieving it will 'be all that'...

yes.. i am tad unbelieving it will 'be all that' .. but who knows, occasionally a product comes out that actually performs.

i will let you know.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-21-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 1,969
Posted By rrgane
i would try an 'east out' or 'back out' can't...

i would try an 'east out' or 'back out' can't remember the trade name.. it is a bit that is die cut backwards, so you drill a pilot hole into the bolt, then screw the 'easy out' in counterclockwise,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-20-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 6,796
Posted By rrgane
sheez guys.. hang on. i haven't even gotten...

sheez guys.. hang on.

i haven't even gotten it yet, i was just putting an fyi out there. i even said i would tell you if i found it to be a POS..

i didn't mean to ruffle feathers.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-20-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 6,796
Posted By rrgane
yes the twinbird version uses helium, but the...

yes the twinbird version uses helium, but the coleman uses carbion dioxide.

second yes the coleman uses max 48watts in maximum draw down (Max delta T 104'), however to maintain 32degrees with an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-20-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 6,796
Posted By rrgane
coleman-stirling fridge/freezer

hey gang..

i just ordered a coleman-stirling (rebrand of a twinbird sc-c925) fridge/freezer. i have not seen a lot of posts about them, but the few i have seen have given it a big thumbs up. this...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls   04-19-2008
Replies: 133
Views: 17,312
Posted By rrgane
while i do not especially enjoy it.. i am way...

while i do not especially enjoy it.. i am way broke, and what i do have is time..

time to rip something apart (incorrectly), repair it (in a hurry), get back to the job at hand (which gave birth...
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