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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-23-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By knuterikt
Re: RIB pontoons sitting on trailer fenders - How big a problem?

Trailer fenders are not designed to carry much load, how much weight on the fenders?
As others have said you should at least have some padding between the fenders and pontoons.
Forum: Electronics   02-15-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Nee advise on new electronics

The big brands
-Navico (Simrad, B&G and Lowrance)
All have solid state radars these days, and they are in close competition on price and features
I can recommend...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   01-20-2017
Replies: 817
Views: 72,738
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Bob Perry's Carbon Cutters

Francis Lee? scroll down on this page
Robert H. Perry Yacht Designers, Inc. (
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   12-16-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,209
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Rudder Shaft Seal

Good article on the subject here Sealing systems (
Main page here
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-14-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 842
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Problems raising new genoa on furler

As long as you take care to prevent the luff tape from jamming at the entry into the foil.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-25-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By knuterikt
Re: What is this box

Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   02-12-2016
Replies: 109
Views: 9,035
Posted By knuterikt
Re: The danger of GPS as the sole means of navigation.

is worth its weight in gold.[/QUOTE]

But it's wrong
A GPS is accurate in perfect conditions with waas/egnos and perfect radio signals.
There is a reason NOAA issue space weather forecasts....
Forum: Beneteau   01-12-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,479
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Beneteau First 38 - No Boom Vang?

I have a European First 38, it's well designed boat.

The rigid vang on ours is not original, but it looks as if it used to have a boom vang(soft) and topping lift.

Mine has also got the mid...
Forum: Beneteau   08-20-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,469
Posted By knuterikt
Re: AIS-B Installation and range

Since this is an installation with two transmitters (VHF and AIS) the splitter needs to be an active splitter to prevent one of the receivers being "fried".

i have seen several claims that some of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-20-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 4,521
Posted By knuterikt
Re: What is "german style sheeting"?

The German sheeting system is called so because it was first used on a German Admirals cup boat.

This is a drwing of the "original" system...
Forum: Electronics   08-02-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By knuterikt
Re: All in one?

There is no standard for radar, you must use radome of same make as the MFD.

Navico (B&G. Simrad) has radar that is called Broad band
The others have HD radars
Forum: Electronics   08-02-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By knuterikt
Re: All in one?

This article any help?
New Sailing Electronics from B&G | Cruising World (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-07-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 2,873
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Parts for Old Pintail?

If your mast have had spreaders you should be able to find traces of the attachment to the mast.
Pictures of your mast is needed to find a suitable new spreader.
The next you need to now is the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,759
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Boom Brake Setup

That is a good solution if the main is loose footed.
Instead of using eye straps you could use a line along the underside of the boom to the main sheet bail and goose neck to prevent it from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-11-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,833
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Winch Bases Needed

Normally winch bases need to be custom made for the boat
Some nice ones here
Port Townsend Foundry in Washington (

Another solution here
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-13-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,661
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Soft shackle with jib sheets

My Code 0 sheet with soft shacle

Good website with information Soft Shackles (
Forum: Destinations   02-10-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 3,050
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Boats for Antarctica

Could be wise to read about the regulations for sailing in the Antarctic ATS - Secretariat of the Antarctic Treaty (

Direct link to "Yachting guidelines for Antarctic...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-29-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,323
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Hank on to furler

If you buy the kit from a local rigger you might make a deal that includes some installation help and some DIY - worth a try.

A bosuns chair is part of "necessary" equipment :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-28-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,323
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Hank on to furler

That depends on how handy you are :)

My furler has room for a turnbuckle inside the furling drum with threaded swage terminal at the bottom that go into the end of the turnbuckle....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-17-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 5,426
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Sailing Alone Better?

I enjoy sailing with my wife.
When we met she didn't know anything about sailing and had been on boats a few times.
You can't force anyone to learn or like sailing.
But you can make the first...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-08-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,477
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Broken Forestay Connecting Link

I stand corrected :)
I was assuming that the Match boats came w/o roller furler and that this was an after market mod.

Sometimes builders deviate from the designers plans also..

It would be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-28-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 842
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Rebuilding an Edson steering system. Looking for homebrew solutions

Pictures ?
I guess that the plastic is a part of a complete compass?
Binnacle Mount Compasses : Edson Marine Store (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-28-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 5,698
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Red over Green Navigation Light

Looks nice
Please report back after testing it with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-28-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,029
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Drilling out bungs

Use a under sized drill bit and drill out wood in the middle, make sure you are going outside the edge of the bung.

Use an awl to pick out the rest.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-11-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 6,871
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Advice for Trans Atlantic Crossings

This setup make sense to me :)
From Top 5 Tips for crossing the Atlantic -...
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