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Search: Posts Made By: krisscross
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 2,724
Posted By krisscross
Re: Production buckets and the limits

The bucket has to have a proper spout or you will never be able to know which part is bow, which part is stern, and which side is port and which is starboard.

And for me personally, only a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 180
Views: 13,820
Posted By krisscross
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

Good for you, Christian! All the best in the new situation. And remember, US is very much like the Sailnet forum. ;)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By krisscross
Re: Thick fog and lots of dolphins...

Awesome adventure! Thank you for sharing. :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,193
Posted By krisscross
Re: cal 25 help

Very nice for a free boat. Congratulations! :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By krisscross
Re: looking to buy a used catamaran

One other option, a trimaran: 38' x 24' Offshore Pro Built Cruising Trimaran | eBay...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 6,754
Posted By krisscross
Re: Tropical Storm Gonzalo... Ooops!

What a story, Mark. You are lucky but also very prudent sailor. Respect.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 6 Days Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,755
Posted By krisscross
Re: Onboard: Electric stove or other?

Is anybody using solar ovens for cooking? Either on the hook or when under way?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By krisscross
Re: Toerails replaced with "StarBoard"?

Looks very well done. I'm not sure you need a lot of structural strength from this material in these applications.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 839
Posted By krisscross
Re: Funky funky chainplate puzzle

As long as the flat bar is not subject to twisting forces at or above deck level, it would seem plenty strong. Round eye options handle twisting a lot better then flat bar.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,193
Posted By krisscross
Re: cal 25 help

Measure them to make sure that they are not too big for your rig. If they are a tad smaller, that is not a problem.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 2,193
Posted By krisscross
Re: cal 25 help

Be prepared to pay at least $800 for both sails if they are in decent shape. First thing, you have to get the sail dimensions right for your boat. Raise the measuring tape with the main halyard to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 228
Views: 14,054
Posted By krisscross
Re: I hate boats...

I get it now. My bad. Given the set of characters frequenting this forum, just about anything written here can be true... or not. :cool:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 228
Views: 14,054
Posted By krisscross
Re: I hate boats...

Good point, I should have mentioned that. Oil will 'shock' the conductivity probe rendering it unusable until cleaned off, so the oil layer needs to be removed.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 228
Views: 14,054
Posted By krisscross
Re: I hate boats...

I work in a lab and we do conductivity testing all the time, using conductivity probes and very sensitive meters, but your method as above should work reasonably well. Keep the probes close to one...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,565
Posted By krisscross
Re: Collision course procedure?

A lot of motor boaters do not know that in general sailboats have the right of way. And they are accustomed to much closer distances when avoiding collision. I try not to take my chances and if...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By krisscross
Re: The end of the season bug has bitten

Call your boat registration department and ask them. If you have a notarized bill of sale for the boat and the seller is registered with the state as the actual owner of the boat, there should be no...
Forum: Weather 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By krisscross
Re: hurricanes, typhoons etc.. times and seasons?

A supertyphoon on course to hit Japan over the weekend is as powerful as the deadly storm that ripped through the Philippines in 2013 killing thousands of people, meteorologists said Wednesday.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,620
Posted By krisscross
Re: I had to cut away my anchor :(

I would not hang my shorts on a mount like that, let alone my good anchor. It sure sucks to loose an anchor, but we need to feel the pain in order to learn and do better next time.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,357
Posted By krisscross
Re: Man running in inflatable bubble rescued off coast of Florida

Lots of fun info in this story:
The "Hydro Pod" is a large bubble made of 3-mm- (0.11-inch)-thick plastic, Baluchi's website, "Run With Reza" says. The bubble, which he propelled forward by running...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,443
Posted By krisscross
Re: Mast spreaders function question

I had to open my friggin' mouth and brag about my scaled down rig working great... :/
Today I was sailing in strong gusty winds (30mph+) and I have bent my mast. About 3" off center, smack in the...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 1,469
Posted By krisscross
Re: Cape Dory 28

Interesting. Any more info on this circumnavigation?
CD28 is one of the boats on top of my wish list.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 2,069
Posted By krisscross
Re: Fellow Four Eyes dealing with rain

This is what I use: motorcycle goggles made to fit over prescription glasses:
Bobster Phoenix Over The Glass Interchangeable Goggle - LeatherUp.com...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 967
Posted By krisscross
Re: Traveler Alternatives

I would try a rope bridle on the transom, with a free floating block, before making any bigger changes or purchases. This is what I have been using on some dinghies. May not be the best solution but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,443
Posted By krisscross
Re: Mast spreaders function question

So I have been sailing my cat with a smaller mast for a while now (on an inland lake) and I'm happy to report that everything works just fine, no rig failure of any kind (knock on wood). I had it out...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By krisscross
Re: Photos from La Paz, hurricane Odile

Absolutely heartbreaking... :(
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