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Search: Posts Made By: khbritten
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-18-2008
Replies: 50
Views: 4,582
Posted By khbritten
I am trying to stay away from laptops because...

I am trying to stay away from laptops because they are likely to take a beating, both from their moving parts and from heat. We'll have one or two on the boat for backup, but I want a permanently...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-18-2008
Replies: 50
Views: 4,582
Posted By khbritten
computer power usage

Hi, everyone, it's been a while. I am trying to decide on a boat computer, largely for nav purposes. We are trying to run a low-power boat for offshore passages, and want to install the most...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-27-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By khbritten
matching steels and galvanic corrosion

Anyone know if I will have a problem with stainless steel abutting regular steel in a damp and salty place?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-29-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,497
Posted By khbritten
Excellent, thanks. Any thoughts on what kind of...

Excellent, thanks. Any thoughts on what kind of plastic coating is better for the purpose? Brand recommendations? Teleflex recommends the mid-thickness L type tubing. Hard tubing isn't a good choice:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-29-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,497
Posted By khbritten
hydraulic steering hose replacement

I am considering a major overhaul of the SeaStar hydraulic steering on our 45' ketch. The steering is a bit spongy, and I guess this can come from a variety of sources. It has been throughly bled -...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-09-2006
Replies: 41
Views: 9,080
Posted By khbritten
Giu - Have you seen the book, "A Cook's...

Giu -

Have you seen the book, "A Cook's Tour", by Anthony Bourdain? It chronicles vividly the delicious demise of a Portuguese pig. A great read, but be ready to become hungry.

Ken
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-08-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,333
Posted By khbritten
Yeah, the bay is fun because of the mix of fog...

Yeah, the bay is fun because of the mix of fog and 30-knot ferries. An AIS receiver is on my Christmas list. Check out a nice demo:

http://www.boatingsf.com/ais_map.php
*
Ken
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-08-2006
Replies: 41
Views: 9,080
Posted By khbritten
On Aquila, we call it snubbage. And we like it....

On Aquila, we call it snubbage. And we like it. We have one of the least protected slips in the Bay, when the wind kicks up out of the south on a high tide, like it might in the next couple of days....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-05-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,561
Posted By khbritten
Maybe someone took her out for a joyride. But...

Maybe someone took her out for a joyride. But with 37' of waterline and a fairly long keel, we're in for a lot more paint than you used.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-05-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,561
Posted By khbritten
EBLB - Nope, wasn't me, though I wish it were....

EBLB - Nope, wasn't me, though I wish it were. Thanks for the report - just the kind of info I was after. In fact, it's exactly the job I need. How big is your bottom... let me rephrase that... boat?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-03-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,561
Posted By khbritten
Bay Marine is $75/hr for prep, and KKMI is $82....

Bay Marine is $75/hr for prep, and KKMI is $82. Not a big difference, and for damn sure, neither cheap! It's been my experience that sometimes less pretentious yards (especiially in Southern...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-01-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,561
Posted By khbritten
Bay Area boatyard experiences wanted

Hi, all -

Having just moved our boat to San Francisco Bay, we are seeking picks and pans for local boatyards. Since they are close, I am particularly curious about Bay Marine and KKMI in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-01-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 3,133
Posted By khbritten
That sounds like a good rig, with the outboard...

That sounds like a good rig, with the outboard sheet fairleads. You have to have something like that, or a traveler, to keep force down on the club, to help keep the top of the sail fram twisting...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-01-2006
Replies: 45
Views: 4,592
Posted By khbritten
hello - I really don't know, but I guess you are...

hello - I really don't know, but I guess you are right a lot of the time. You sure were about monitors - there was one floating all by itself around our marina a while back. I don't know about plasma...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-30-2006
Replies: 45
Views: 4,592
Posted By khbritten
Just a little physics to inform this entertaining...

Just a little physics to inform this entertaining discussion. A 40' shipping container would have to weigh 256 tons to sink - that's how much water they displace. So, it is only leaks that sinks...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 5,284
Posted By khbritten
Ours has two meaty shaft zincs, no help. A guy in...

Ours has two meaty shaft zincs, no help. A guy in Anacortes also invited me to compare the weights of "old" Maxprop zincs and newer ones. He claimed they were alloying down the zinc. They sure were...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2006
Replies: 45
Views: 4,592
Posted By khbritten
Aha, some real information! What do you mean?...

Aha, some real information! What do you mean? Does it not see stuff you can see on lookout, like whales? Noise from the waves? What seems to be the problem?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2006
Replies: 45
Views: 4,592
Posted By khbritten
No worries, Cruisingdad - if I can't have...

No worries, Cruisingdad - if I can't have information, I am always happy with a little entertainment!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2006
Replies: 45
Views: 4,592
Posted By khbritten
Maybe a lot of them, but not all.... check out...

Maybe a lot of them, but not all.... check out the pictures at the end of this link! These probably ended up right on the way back from Hawaii to the west coast, until they sank.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2006
Replies: 45
Views: 4,592
Posted By khbritten
Good question, Dad. I think it was Blue Water...

Good question, Dad. I think it was Blue Water Sailor that cited insurance figures a few months back, and the number of containers reported missing is staggering. Sure, some of those are fraud, but I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 5,284
Posted By khbritten
I just spotted this thread, and thought I'd throw...

I just spotted this thread, and thought I'd throw in my 2 cents worth. Our 45-footer has a Maxprop and it's great. Especially in reverse. The adjustable pitch feature is also nice. Only grumble about...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2006
Replies: 45
Views: 4,592
Posted By khbritten
forward scanning sonar for container alarm

Anyone have any real-world experience with forward-scanning sonar actually working or failing in detecting containers at sea? I have heard the range of some units (e.g., Interphase Twinscope) is less...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-13-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 2,746
Posted By khbritten
I just spotted your question, since my head was...

I just spotted your question, since my head was in the bilges and battery compartments all weekend. We've had exactly the same thoughts on our boat's rig - hanked on like yours - and are definitely...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-10-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,834
Posted By khbritten
Thanks for the info, Dave, and I hope you had a...

Thanks for the info, Dave, and I hope you had a *great* night!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-09-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,834
Posted By khbritten
I guess I wanted to know where the bypass valve...

I guess I wanted to know where the bypass valve was located - how far from the cylinder? Do you have a sense of whether the weakness of the Saye's was due to hydraulic drag or just the mechanical...
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