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Search: Posts Made By: bristol299bob
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,012
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: de-humidifier recommendation?

I close my seacocks when I leave the boat so I could not drain into the sink. I modified a peltier style dehumidifier with a larger reservoir:
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,391
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: increasing and consolidating standing rigging size

Great information, I had no idea of the ramifications. Thank you all!

I don't see crossing oceans in my future but I do intend to take longer coastal trips and to cross to Bermuda in a few years. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,391
Posted By bristol299bob
increasing and consolidating standing rigging size

My boat has a mix of standing rigging, lower shrouds (two on each side) are 3/16" wire. The rest are 7/32". I have Sta-Lok fittings all around.

I am doing more and more ocean sailing and would...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,537
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: One Simple Question - the movie

I thought the question was "can we find an iceberg?"
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By bristol299bob
Recommendation for cordless LED spotlight?

I've got an old school million CP halogen spotlight. Its very bright but there are a few downsides:

1 - It is halogen and it sucks a lot of juice
2 - It has a very wide, non adjustable, beam....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 2,909
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: latest and greatest binoculars?

I've had the Nikon Oceanpro with compass for years. I am very happy with the image quality, ruggedness and smooth operation. They have taken the occasional beating and plenty of soakings and remain...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-07-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By bristol299bob
replacing lower shrouds with mast in place?

Planning to replace the lower shrouds this winter. Bristol 29.9, the mast is keel stepped. I'm wondering if it is safe to do this with the mast in place.

My thought is:
- run a spare halyard...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-07-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,370
Posted By bristol299bob
fill in old screw holes on boom?

I'm moving some hardware around on the boom (cheek blocks, cleats, etc) and as a result there are a few tapped holes that will be exposed.

I'm wondering if I should fill these or just leave them...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-08-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 4,199
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Sailing Alone Better?

I get it. and no, of course it is not bad to want to sail alone.

I've sailed:
- With experienced crew (fun relaxing)
- With inexperienced crew that want to learn (fun, enjoyable)
- With...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-04-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Insurance impact on your sailing schedule?

My BoatUS policy covers me in the Pamlico Sound and vicinity. For my trips outside (coastal NC) I call them and get 2 weeks of extended coverage for $25



this has me wondering ... is coverage...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-19-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Boom brake advice

All, thanks for the explanation and advice. Jon the details and pictures you provided were extremely helpful.



Agreed. I did not explain it very well, but I don't intend to use the brake as a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-17-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By bristol299bob
Boom brake advice

I've always used a preventer but recently I have decided to install a boom brake and looking for some advice.

There is a decent sale on the witchard gyb'easy at defender and I'll problably get...
Forum: Diesel 09-30-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Yanmar3GM30f-saltwater hose leaking

any bits of old hose, or corrosion, on the barb end?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-27-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 4,754
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Question: Do you close your seacocks when leaving the boat?

When i leave the boat I close all of the seacocks except the cockpit drains. Peace of mind and to excercise them. Prevent growth is another benefit I had not thought of (thanks pdqaltair!)

I also...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-24-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,341
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Short tacking to windward is sailings heavy lifting.

great post Tom.

I'm with you, I frequently short tack in and out of my narrow creek to get to bigger water. Definitely not the norm around here but it sure feels good.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-16-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 913
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Smartphone wind speed

I've got the Windtronic 2. It's pretty neat, and does not need to face directly to the wind.

http://www.windtronic.us/images/Windtronic_HiRez.jpg

Of course it has all the limitations of any...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-10-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,023
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Sleeping Accommodations --- is there a thread?

On My Bristol 29.9 the port settee slides out to form a nearly queen size bed. When open it does not obstruct access to the head or galley. It's quite comfy and roomy.



In the morning I fold up...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-03-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: I'm back, kinda

respectfully disagree ... sounds to me like you need to be out on the water in your boat more than any of us. Hang in there. Welcome back. It will get better.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-10-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Quieting a dinghy at anchor

This is a good point. For the record, I was experimenting to see if getting some distance would reduce the sound. I wouldn't have left it like that ... Although if it helped I might have been tempted!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-10-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By bristol299bob
Quieting a dinghy at anchor

I've got hard, fiberglass, nesting dinghy, no motor. It rows beautifully, is quite light, and is rather handsome. I bought it used, it was home made. I love this dinghy except for ...

When...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Ultimate Sole, alternative

Same here. Ultimate Sole is holding up well, but I'll need something in 1 or 2 years I'd guess.

I was wondering about basketball court finishes. they seem pretty tough and easy to apply. I dont...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 997
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Head hose: How long does it take to permeate

luckily no leaks, and the bilge and bulk head compartments smell fresh. Its just the cabinet under the sink where all of the hoses pass. As others have said permeation of the cabinet itself or a leak...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-21-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 997
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Head hose: How long does it take to permeate

agreed. With a new tank I'll be able to address the discharge and the vent issue.

Still I had hoped that new hoses would have bought me a bit longer than a few months.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-21-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 997
Posted By bristol299bob
Re: Head hose: How long does it take to permeate

Yes vent hose included.

You bring a good point. My vent is truly one sh*ty arrangement. in my original post I said that all hoses pass through the cabinet, but I forgot about the vent. It's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-21-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 997
Posted By bristol299bob
Head hose: How long does it take to permeate

My holding tank is fiberglass and its in the v-berth rght next to the bulkhead. All of the hoses go through the bulkhead into the under sink cabinet. from there they make thier way to the head or up...
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