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Forum: Electric/Hybrid   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,454
Posted By braidmike
Re: Installing an electric motor

We did the opposite and used an electric outboard after removing the old Atomic4. Check out Ray Electric Outboards. They are incredibly well built. We've cruised Mexico with it for a couple years...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By braidmike
Re: Bowsprit sizing question

Very true. Finally found some comparison modulus numbers, and 6061 Aluminum is definitely the better choice. The strength of the aluminum for the same cross sectional area is 4 to 5 times that of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-29-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By braidmike
Re: Bowsprit sizing question

Thanks for the link. Hadn't thought to check Practical Sailor. Will do some comparison on the modulus numbers of aluminum vs the glass tubes. Hopefully pix before Fall!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-28-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By braidmike
Bowsprit sizing question

Ready to start the design of a short bowsprit to rig a light air genaker on a furler. Have the load data from the sailmaker, curious if any engineering types can point me in the right direction. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-04-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,117
Posted By braidmike
Re: Favorite inflatable and colapsable kayaks

I'll throw another type into the mix: Point 65 North (sold at REI) has a 'break-in-half' plastic kayak. We've used two of them cruising Mexico, they have replaced the dingy. Storage while under...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-02-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,680
Posted By braidmike
Re: Is Ericson 35 1972 built for offshore cruising?

Just one more quick note: The original Ericson 35 hull is a twin to the '60's Alberg 35, with a Columbia 36 topsides. It was redesigned and built as a 'Mark II' around '75. They are completely...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-02-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,680
Posted By braidmike
Re: Is Ericson 35 1972 built for offshore cruising?

Haven't been here in a while... We've been cruising Mexico on a '72 Ericson 35 for a couple years now. Ditto to all the advice on checking out the history, etc. Our experience has been great with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-14-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,072
Posted By braidmike
Thanks for the comments. The Torrid was a new...

Thanks for the comments. The Torrid was a new one to me, and after checking out the Raritans, I'm considering them. Little bit nervous about the Isotherms. They were my first choice, but the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-14-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,072
Posted By braidmike
Question Water Heater Question

My Force 10 6 gallon water heater has apparently sprung a tank leak after only 3 years. The shiny SS case still looks good:( . At least it went before the cruise launch date...
Looks like Force...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-04-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,811
Posted By braidmike
Thanks for the ideas... It is almost time for...

Thanks for the ideas...
It is almost time for the spring re-coat, it will have a bit of extra attention in a few areas. I think you are correct Dwayne; the blisters look like its all the way...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-03-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,811
Posted By braidmike
Varnish blister?

Here's one I haven't experienced before: in two places on the exterior woodwork (one on the toe rail and one on the inside of the cockpit coaming) there have appeared 1 1/2" blisters. The varnish...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-07-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,784
Posted By braidmike
SD, Can't say long term, as mine were done just...

SD,
Can't say long term, as mine were done just two years ago. So far, so good. Many aluminum boats in Europe are left bare and fare well, which was the source of my thoughts on leaving the mast and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-07-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 3,006
Posted By braidmike
Wire, chain, resin, and other critical material...

Wire, chain, resin, and other critical material for our purposes is definitely a tough one. In many manufacturing environments, high quality inspected products are made on the same line as low cost...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-06-2010
Replies: 80
Views: 6,739
Posted By braidmike
You are correct, but that wire is EXPENSIVE!!...

You are correct, but that wire is EXPENSIVE!! Just looking to clarify the trade-off, $25 extra for wire makes the batteries last an extra 6 months-probably worth it.:laugher
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-06-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 3,006
Posted By braidmike
Capt, just to point out a common fallacy: the...

Capt, just to point out a common fallacy: the numbers identifying stainless steels do not relate to good, better, best. There are many (probably over a hundred) 'types' of stainless steels. they vary...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-06-2010
Replies: 80
Views: 6,739
Posted By braidmike
Just a quick question, as it sounds like you...

Just a quick question, as it sounds like you really know your stuff: With properly sized wire and a few feet difference in length, is it a 'practical' concern? I know the formulas for voltage drop,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-06-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,784
Posted By braidmike
Here is a little done idea: blast it clean and...

Here is a little done idea: blast it clean and leave the aluminum bare. Several advantages: no prep/paint issues, and the big one, you can see anything going on with the metal. Aluminum oxides to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-27-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 3,302
Posted By braidmike
Update: at 1400 local, almost 1:40 past...

Update: at 1400 local, almost 1:40 past predicted first landing, we have had several .75M changes in water level inside the Long Beach, CA Shoreline Marina. It is like a very fast tide change, or a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   02-27-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 3,302
Posted By braidmike
Past one hour ago in Los Angeles. Did not notice...

Past one hour ago in Los Angeles. Did not notice any change here (tide is at -1.2, pretty low)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-27-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 941
Posted By braidmike
Update at 'wave-arrival' + 1 hour in SoCal: ...

Update at 'wave-arrival' + 1 hour in SoCal: Nothin! Me & the dog had our lifevests ready to go...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-27-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 6,313
Posted By braidmike
You may already do this, but keep an eye on Ebay...

You may already do this, but keep an eye on Ebay & Craigs list. If you are not in a hurry, some good deals sometimes pop up. Like anything else in life, it's 'buyer beware'. I've been lucky in a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-26-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,830
Posted By braidmike
One of the often overlooked advantages of an...

One of the often overlooked advantages of an older boat: There is no resale value anyway!!

It still makes me nervous drilling holes in the deck or hull, but Tager has it right! Look at it this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-26-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 11,369
Posted By braidmike
This is going to turn into one of the best...

This is going to turn into one of the best threads on Sailnet!!

Tager, glad to hear all is well with the new pug.

John, you have the second cutest dog I've ever seen!

Thanks to all for...
Forum: Electrical Systems   02-26-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,315
Posted By braidmike
Bill, I agree with your answer about the answer...

Bill, I agree with your answer about the answer not being quick!
I read the article you referenced by Stan Honey with interest. There is much good info there. My problem is a little nagging voice...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-26-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 1,895
Posted By braidmike
FWIW: I'm a pretty good tinkerer, and have an...

FWIW:
I'm a pretty good tinkerer, and have an electric drive. My suggestion when you need to scale back on the requirements to match 2010's physical realities is to drop the requirement for hull...
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