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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-03-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,145
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Dinghy Bottom Growth

You are discovering why I switched from an inflatable to a hard dink (with antifouling on the bottom).

I tried most of the antifouling paints that are marketed for inflatables with no success. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-02-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 3,526
Posted By admin
up the mast on the hard

chefmango
Please read the entire thread, OK? I suggested earlier that on the hard you run lines from the top of the mast to four points on the ground. If this will keep a boat from blowing over...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-01-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 3,526
Posted By admin
up the mast on the hard

It''s magic.

Just check out this site:
http://www.andamanseapilot.com

Terry
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-31-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 3,526
Posted By admin
up the mast on the hard

Irwin32,

Be glad to do it and I''ll have the rum first, please!

Only catch is that you have to bring the boat to Phuket, Thailand.

Cheers,
Terry
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-31-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 6,783
Posted By admin
Sewing Machine for Canvas Work

For using a home machine to do sail and canvas work, go to http://yachtvalhalla.net/downloads/download.htm
and download the article ''Repair your own sails'' by Jim Grant of Sailrite. The article...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-27-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 3,526
Posted By admin
up the mast on the hard

Remember the line from Jimmy Buffet .. "Don''t try to describe a KISS concert if you''ve never seen one".

Those faint hearted souls who won''t climb a mast are missing out on an exciting part of...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   01-27-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,351
Posted By admin
GPS causes electrical

Does this happen when you have a program interfacing with the GPS?

The GPS produces an RF output from it''s internal oscillator and if the input isn''t connected to a program when it''s turned on...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   01-27-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 7,955
Posted By admin
tow dingy with outboard?

DON''T RISK THAT EXPENSIVE ENGINE!

I have towed both inflatables and hard dinghys. I have a 32 foot ketch so removing a 15HP engine was never a problem .. the mizzen boom was used to transfer the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-26-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,170
Posted By admin
Seaview radar mast mount

Neicy,

I''ve installed a Furuno radar on my mizzen mast but the same would apply to any mast, I guess.

I used a spare halyard to hold the mount at the location I wanted and a couple of bar...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-25-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 1,478
Posted By admin
wood renewal

Here''s a good site also:

http://www.anzam.com/howto_index_001.htm

Terry
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-25-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 1,478
Posted By admin
wood renewal

Like many other cruisers, I keep the sole covered with indoor-outdoor carpet. A varnished cabin sole is TOO DANGEROUS when underway in any moderate seaway, especially when it gets wet. And it WILL...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-25-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 3,526
Posted By admin
up the mast on the hard

I''d say a lot depends on how securely the jack stands are under the boat. But I''ve done it many time with my boat on the hard AFTER running lines from the top of the mast in four directions to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-21-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 1,771
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Propane locker problems

Hi, Jack - Guess I''ve been lucky the past 26 years? When I originally installed my propane system the only convenient location for the tank was in the cockpit below the wheel. I have a relatively...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-20-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 1,771
Posted By admin
Propane locker problems

Why is venting to the cockpit not acceptable?

Terry
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-20-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,006
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AIS (Automatic Identification System)

I have recently installed an AIS listener and PC display capability. Details at http://yachtvalhalla.net/projects/ais/ais.htm

Would appreciate comments from others who may have AIS or want to...
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