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Search: Posts Made By: steelboat
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-20-2010
Replies: 635
Views: 123,289
Posted By steelboat
Pretty unusual to have 2 full moons 8 days apart,...

Pretty unusual to have 2 full moons 8 days apart, since around here the moon is full tomorrow, Nov. 21. Just sayin'.

Best, Bob S/V Restless (http://www.sv-restless.com)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-01-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By steelboat
sv restless

Actually I'm a member here, too, I just don't post much anywhere.

Glad to know that people are still wondering what's been happening. And actually, Joesaila, I think that first article in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-30-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,338
Posted By steelboat
sv restless

Omatako, believe me the irony of the boat's name was not lost on me when I chose it. Trying to come up with a name for a project like this proved to be very difficult, and many were tried and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-29-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,338
Posted By steelboat
sv restless

I usually scan this board daily, but don't often post, and I want to apologize for not responding sooner. I didn't realize Restless had been mentioned until now.

Thanks all for the comments, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-20-2008
Replies: 65
Views: 7,361
Posted By steelboat
Got to agree, what could they possibly have been...

Got to agree, what could they possibly have been thinking? I live south of Boston; we've known since at least last Wednesday that a winter storm was going to hit us around mid day Friday, and it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-26-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,657
Posted By steelboat
halyards aft

SD, I've been wondering how that project was going, and am glad to see it seems to have worked out OK. Once you get the kinks out it should be a pretty good system.
We're finally in ( have been for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 6,794
Posted By steelboat
Halekai, in our harbor they're trying to move...

Halekai, in our harbor they're trying to move everyone to a thru the ball system, because there have been many problems with swivels not swiveling when they're supposed to, and pennants chafing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-18-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,231
Posted By steelboat
Tefgel. It's all most riggers use. Insulate with...

Tefgel. It's all most riggers use. Insulate with pieces of light plastic (even a cut up milk carton will do) and use tefgel on all the screws.
Best, Bob S/V Restless (http://www.sv-restless.com)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-18-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 1,203
Posted By steelboat
head mount

Take a piece of 3/4" marine ply maybe twice as large as the base of the head, or more depending on access. Cut to shape, radius the corners and edges with a router, and seal it with 2 coats of epoxy....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-24-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,930
Posted By steelboat
Azura, very nicely done. Entertaining site and...

Azura, very nicely done. Entertaining site and great work all around... I especially liked the first class refit on the Peterson 44. Best of luck. BobS/V Restless (http://www.sv-restless.com)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,783
Posted By steelboat
flemish cap

Norsearayder, I spent quite a bit of time on the Flemish Cap longlining in the early and mid-80's, and that place is about as far from Eden as it's possible to get. :eek: Saw some nasty weather there...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-23-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 5,747
Posted By steelboat
I'll second Berkshire wire, halekai 36. It's good...

I'll second Berkshire wire, halekai 36. It's good stuff and significantly cheaper than ancor, and I used it to do the whole boat. I got mine from Mark at Mobile Marine Electric in Newburyport, Ma.,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-23-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 3,235
Posted By steelboat
Again, thanks all for the comments on the boat...

Again, thanks all for the comments on the boat and web site. To stay somewhat on topic, I guess the point is it's possible to do just about any boat work necessary if you just keep going. That's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-21-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 3,235
Posted By steelboat
Stillraining, chris gee and camaraderie, thanks...

Stillraining, chris gee and camaraderie, thanks again for the comments. The boat was a long time coming but worth it, and launch day really was a magnificent event. Camaraderie, yes we do intend to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-21-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 3,235
Posted By steelboat
what to do

Thanks, BHCVA, SD, Christyleigh, and BW2 for the comments on the boat and website, all are appreciated. I think the biggest part of doing most anything serious on a boat is simply convincing yourself...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-20-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 3,235
Posted By steelboat
I built the boat... the only things I don't do...

I built the boat... the only things I don't do are move it, actually step and unstep the mast (at 71', I rig and de-rig, but need the crane to actually move the thing), and sewing. I keep thinking I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-10-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 2,413
Posted By steelboat
mooring buoys

I had this problem last year, as our harbor has recently gone to requiring through the buoy gear, which means large shackles and an eyebolt above the buoy. They have had too many of the type halakei...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-09-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 3,284
Posted By steelboat
I have a hitch mounted on the front of my Z71,...

I have a hitch mounted on the front of my Z71, and the increase in mobility is at least a factor of 10... I use it for moving my center console around the yard, and also for launching and retreiving...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-08-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 4,275
Posted By steelboat
perkins

I have a 4-236 with a velvet drive, and although I can't answer your question, I'm sure these people can: www.tadiesels.com .
Hope this helps, Bob http://www.sv-restless.com
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-04-2008
Replies: 129
Views: 53,617
Posted By steelboat
dutch doors

oops. that should be www.diamondseaglaze.com . go to products, doors, medium duty, dutch. They custom make them; I don't know price. Bob
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-04-2008
Replies: 129
Views: 53,617
Posted By steelboat
dutch doors

Valiente, this place has what you're talking about: aluminum water tight dutch companionway doors. www.siamondseaglaze.com
Hope this helps. Bob www.sv-restless.com
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 01-21-2008
Replies: 71
Views: 31,574
Posted By steelboat
valiente: maybe stainless bolts, with nylon...

valiente: maybe stainless bolts, with nylon washers, along with the gasket?
For gaskets I've used 1/16" nylon, and I know a rigger who uses cut up milk cartons when he's putting stainless on...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 01-21-2008
Replies: 71
Views: 31,574
Posted By steelboat
sd: yeah that's the stuff. Bob www.sv-restless.com

sd: yeah that's the stuff. Bob www.sv-restless.com
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 01-21-2008
Replies: 71
Views: 31,574
Posted By steelboat
steel-aluminum join

Sailing Dog, steel hulls with aluminum superstructures are a routine way to go with big stuff, from super yachts to war ships as sailaway 21 has noted. It's usually done with a dupont product (in...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 01-14-2008
Replies: 71
Views: 31,574
Posted By steelboat
Yeah SD, it was nice to see you, and thanks for...

Yeah SD, it was nice to see you, and thanks for the kind words. You could probably sail to P'town and back in the time it takes me to get across the bay, but if I ever finish the old girl, at least...
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