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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-01-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 4,671
Posted By RichH
Re: Dyneema (or similar) jacklines

(As one involved high angle mountain rescue and who once did a lot of dynamic structural engineering) I disagree with MOST of what has been previously posted !!!!!!!

If youve ever watched (or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-29-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,585
Posted By Stumble
Re: Lashing lifelines

I ignored the minimums and use the largest size I could fit thru the lifeline grommets of my boat. I think it was 1/4" but it may have been 5/16 or 3/8. It is an intersting issue since the chaff...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-28-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,585
Posted By aloof
Re: Lashing lifelines

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Forum: Electrical Systems   03-26-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 643
Posted By ReefMagnet
Re: Engine driven Reefer Trouble shooting...

Most marine refrigeration guys will tell you the best thing you can do with engine driven refrigeration is toss it out. I'd take a stab that you are either low on refrigerant or, much less likely,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-26-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,939
Posted By Capt Len
Re: Bilge Pump Plumbing

If that last suck still in the hose runs back and annoys you ,may I suggest this solution. ,,,A small pump and small hose in parallel,T'd in just past the vented loop.Wired from the main pump float...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-10-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By Faster
Re: Martec 2 Blade Prop vs. 3 blade

The other place they get 'sloppy' is in the cheeks that capture the blade roots.. The 'one-blade-open-shakes' are downright alarming the first time!!

For a non racer the smoothness and 'power' of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-10-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Martec 2 Blade Prop vs. 3 blade

I have 25 year experience with Martec folderws on my last 2 boats. Some comments.

The wear Bubblehead mentioned is common. Slop in the blades is the indication. Martec will recondition the prop...
Forum: Electrical Systems   03-10-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 3,116
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Recommendations for Battery Monitor

Ease of installation = Smart Gauge hands down. Two wires & no shunt wiring to mess up. You can also monitor the voltage of a start battery which adds a third wire...

User friendliness =...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-10-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By Fstbttms
Re: Martec 2 Blade Prop vs. 3 blade

FYI (and maybe you already know this) but Martec doesn't make a 3-blade folder. Martec distributes the Slipstream 3-blade folder, but it is not a Martec product. Or maybe you were speaking about...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-10-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: Martec 2 Blade Prop vs. 3 blade

I can only speak to the 2-blade Martec-

Yes, prop walk to port. Easily countered, once flow is built up over the rudder.
Very weak backing power.

As the pivot pins wear, sometimes a blade...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-02-2015
Replies: 2,154
Views: 228,659
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

Rocna, unless there is a good reason for a take-apart anchor.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-14-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,797
Posted By RichH
Re: increasing and consolidating standing rigging size

A riggers 'rule of thumb': 1 mm stretch per 2 meter length of wire is equivalent to 5% of the breaking load, irrespective of the diameter of the wire.
Ref.: p29 of:...
Forum: Electronics   02-10-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 1,418
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Pactor Modem

There are good reasons why HF/SSB is part of GMDSS and satellite phones are not. Iridium and Globalstar keep applying and keep getting turned down.[/QUOTE]

Do share why.[/QUOTE]

Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-05-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,310
Posted By mbianka
Re: Anyone have experience with Deka/Duracell AGM batteries?

I use Morningstar Pro Star 15's One is 12 volt the other 48 volt. No problem with either in eight years.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-22-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: Dynamic Rope on Sailboats

I never said I didn't still climb. I've done it a long time and have much surplus gear. Winter is about ice!...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-13-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 3,633
Posted By capta
Re: latest and greatest binoculars?

I have the 10 X 30. You can move up from the traditional 7 X magnification when you have the stabilized ones, but I think 16 X would be too much on a boat, personally.
Forum: Electrical Systems   01-02-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Xantrex LinkLite batt monitor: The Ants pantz???

No, they are quite different. While Xantrex uses a conventional shunt Victron's has a circuit board and different connection method to the head unit. They are not interchangeable.

They each come...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-06-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,221
Posted By jerryrlitton
Re: Does sailing actually lengthen your life span?

It is a very large world out there. I think that Thai, yoga, Harvard woman is hot. Think about it for a sec....after she breaks you, she could probably put you back together again repeatedly until...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-14-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 837
Posted By RichH
Re: Centrifigal fuel water separator

Heres the water absorbing offerings from Racor: Parker - WATER ABSORBING ELEMENTS...
Forum: Electrical Systems   01-28-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 8,795
Posted By Maine Sail
Shore Power-SmartPlug vs. 1938 (long post)

In today's day and age it is far and few between that I come across products that:

#1 Do as they say.

#2 Are built to an exceptional standard.

#3 Redefine what great is.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-12-2014
Replies: 2,781
Views: 255,805
Posted By DHusk
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Thanks for the feed back, Mike. It's pretty consistent with comments from other people with composting toilets. There have been a few people who were not satisfied, but it seems to me that most...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-27-2013
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,989,564
Posted By PCP
Carlo borlenghi

Since we have not decent images of the Sydney-Hobart lets look at some really beautiful ones. There are many ways of loving sailing, some sail, some design boats, some paint and some take photos and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-29-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 891
Posted By blt2ski
Re: Getting standing rigging replaced in Seatte- suggestions?

Sea view only has the one yard at shilshoal now. Most of the biggeryards like seaview and csr are down to one location due to a political move a few years back, along with the local/national...
Forum: Diesel   08-03-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 2,781
Posted By smurphny
Re: Confused about which oil weight to use

Check out my post above. It has a link to the service ratings of modern oils. The old oils like CD, which I used to use, have been replaced. CD and many of the old classifications are now obsolete,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-28-2013
Replies: 272
Views: 21,084
Posted By CaptainForce
Re: What Is A Boat Really Worth?

While I scanned these 160 posts above I noticed that none apply to the value of my boat. I think my boat is without value in respect that it is so far removed from the market. Though it is forty...
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