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Search: Posts Made By: bwindrope
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 09-06-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By bwindrope
Tumbo Island trip for Labor Day

Although we were just back from our trip around Vancouver Island we couldn't help but head back into BC for the long Labor Day weekend. It has become our habit over these past several years to spend...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 09-06-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By bwindrope
Re: Alert Bay

Great photos and thanks for posting. Brings back memories. We cruised right by the harbor this year and were tempted to stop, but didn't. I once ended a long solo kayak trip from Anacortes at Alert...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 09-06-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By bwindrope
Re: Hello from Lund bc

Thanks for the video. Have stayed in Lund many times and often tell people about it. In my mind, it is the demarcation point between the syphilized world of the south, and the wild worlds north. If...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-06-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,617
Posted By bwindrope
Re: A harrowing tale from Cape Scott

I'm with you Jackdale, and that is just good sense and local knowledge. I don't know what their forecasts were, as we were not in Bull Harbor with them, but assuming the strong SE winds were forecast...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-03-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,346
Posted By bwindrope
Re: Kiwigrip

I'll give another endorsement. Did all my decks and it worked great. Used the boat heavily this summer and the Kiwi showed no ill effects. Having tried or used other products so they may be great...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-03-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2,532
Posted By bwindrope
Re: Solved thermostat problem on Universal 5432

Hi westerml, I'm still around once in a while. Sorry though, I don't have any insights into why the 160 was standard on my vessel. Sounds like you found OEM to be warmer. I think at the time I was...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-03-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,617
Posted By bwindrope
Re: A harrowing tale from Cape Scott

I don't think your points are necessarily wrong or bad, but I don't know that they are generally always true. Dragging anchor can happen for many reasons, including having insufficient scope. If that...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-27-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,617
Posted By bwindrope
Re: A harrowing tale from Cape Scott

Thanks Faster. I guess I think that this is one of those things where you don't know what you're missing until you change. Humans got along pretty well without telephones for a few thousand...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-26-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,617
Posted By bwindrope
A harrowing tale from Cape Scott

I've just related a harrowing tale of drama that occurred near Cape Scott on the top of Vancouver Island in British Columbia. It is a tale I heard directly from the participants, and one that is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-10-2013
Replies: 266
Views: 34,714
Posted By bwindrope
Re: Another "Next Generation" anchor enters the market...

Great story MedSailor, and Jones is a second home for us as well and I can testify to the currents and iffy holding. I can also testify to my growing confidence in our Mantus, as compared to our now...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-10-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,823
Posted By bwindrope
Re: Grease on Propeller for Anti Fouling?

I've been using lanolin for a few cycles now and can give a testimonial that it works great here in the PNW. I've always done it at haul out, which I do every two years. I've found that I am getting...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 07-09-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By bwindrope
Mitlenatch Island a highlight of trip from Friday Harbor to Campbell River

For anyone interested in voyages north up the Straits of Georgia here is a blog post I just did on our recent trip. The highlight was staying at Mitlenatch Island for the first time as I had always...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 06-25-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 450
Posted By bwindrope
Re: Moving boat to Campbell River

No worries Faster, it is the inherent hazard of text based "conversations" that all the vital non-verbal cues are left out. I've given more unintended offense via forums or email than I care to...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 06-24-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 450
Posted By bwindrope
Re: Moving boat to Campbell River

Yes, the Copelands are a nice spot but it would take a lot for us to need to go there. We've used Lund several times to pick up and drop off friends on our way North and so the Copelands are quite...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-24-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,003
Posted By bwindrope
Re: Vented Loop for raw water to head.

The vented loop on Aeolus is between the pump and toilet, not the through hull and pump. Since this through hull remains open, it present the possibility of leaking at the pump itself, but since the...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 06-24-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 450
Posted By bwindrope
Re: Moving boat to Campbell River

Hi Faster,
We've stayed at Savary in settled weather and really enjoyed that south facing beach. It's a bit spooky because when you drop anchor just inside the eastern tip of the island, you are...
Forum: Pacific Northwest & Alaska 06-24-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 450
Posted By bwindrope
Moving boat to Campbell River

We are soon to be moving our Gulf 32 Aeolus to Campbell River from Friday Harbor. I know questions often arise here about desired stops and distances in the Straits of Georgia, and so I thought I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-07-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 229
Posted By bwindrope
Twin Disc MG 360 installed-full story

I've been hauled out for a few weeks now and have successfully installed the new Twin Disc MG 360 into my Gulf 32. It is a story filled with the usual hurdles and triumphs, all documented here with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-08-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By bwindrope
Re: Temperature Sending Unit

You do not want to put anything on the threads of the sender as it needs electrical contact with the motor block to ground the unit. I've replaced and removed mine several times and it really...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-08-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By bwindrope
Re: Transmission oil change solution?

An update and conclusion:

Turns out after making my own device as some of you had seen on my blog, that I was able to find an actual brass hose barb with the proper threads. Walbro fuel pumps use...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-05-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1,539
Posted By bwindrope
Re: recommendations for halyard attachment??

Well, the main reason I use a shackle is because I remove the halyard from the sail once it is down so that I can attach the halyard to a deck fitting on my pilothouse to avoid it banging on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-04-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,119
Posted By bwindrope
Re: Cockpit Drains

I'm tackling a similar thing on Aeolus. I have two drains in the cockpit, each with an opening of 1 1/4 at top and they go down to a 3/4 elbow fitting on the seacock. No good. I'm going to take the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-04-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By bwindrope
Re: Transmission oil change solution?

No worry Med, that does seem like the best path forward. IF I lack space for the current build, then I would look for a 90 degree barb instead. As for cheap projects, the bolt was $.40 and the hose...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-03-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By bwindrope
Re: Transmission oil change solution?

I don't have any experience with compression fittings, though I understand they are simple. So what you are saying is to put a copper pipe riser up to access. This would be tricky because it is not a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-03-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By bwindrope
Re: Transmission oil change solution?

Shoot, if I could have found a 90 elbow with M10 1.0 pitch I would have done that to begin with! I do believe I will have the space for the hose to turn at a reasonable angle, and I believe the hole...
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