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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-14-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 4,409
Posted By rbaron
Re: extending existing BBB anchor chain

Note recent tests by Cox Engineering. Drop forged heated links such as Peerless/acco [sold as Seafit by west marine] are as strong as the links of chain they splice. This does not address issues of...
Forum: Provisioning   05-08-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 22,679
Posted By rbaron
smoky joe

You probably are aware of this, but I found that if you are using a smoky joe on the deck [i.e.NOT mounted on a rail], you need to insulate the deck against the heat generated by the "joe" or else...
Forum: Provisioning   04-25-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 22,679
Posted By rbaron
its a gas

Used charcoal for years. In my economy days used a mini square weber grill [way cheaper than the stainless seagoing kettle]. BUT the charcoal is slow, and throws dust and filth all over the cockpit,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-25-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 2,376
Posted By rbaron
sea wolf windlass help

we have just inherited a seawolf 520 electric windlass dating from about 1989 on a recent boat purchase. The skimpy 4 page instruction book says it is possible to move the chain gypsy manually using...
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