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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Day Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 605
Posted By rbrasi
Re: New wood, where do I start?

I got my Honduran Mahogany from a cabinet supplier in Las Vegas. They had all kinds of hardwood in plank form.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   6 Days Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,783
Posted By rbrasi
Re: Looking for a boat of live aboard

Some surveyors will do a "walk through". That costs around $150-$250 and the surveyor will basically just tell you what needs to be replaced and whether it is worth the asking price. No paperwork, no...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,291
Posted By rbrasi
Re: Itinerary for tall ships sailing from Baltimore to Philly (June 2015)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't the masts on tall ships sectional? They have the ability to take down the very tops and hoist them to the deck when winds are to high and they can't use the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 627
Posted By rbrasi
Re: What the heck is this plug in?

I replaced mine with a general 12v DC plug. I use it to charge phones in the cubby while underway, or to power devices such as handheld GPS.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By rbrasi
Re: ..Speaking of Stuffing boxes...

That's funny, because that's the first thing I checked!
Also, when I say I'm replacing the packing gland, I mean the flax and stuff inside the nut. The hose, clamps and nut/locknut are still...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By rbrasi
Re: ..Speaking of Stuffing boxes...

I'm turning it by the coupling. To be fair, I don't have a whole lot of leverage, as the access to the compartment makes me reach awkwardly for it.
And, Mark, you are correct. I will be replacing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By rbrasi
..Speaking of Stuffing boxes...

So, after much effort and time, I was able to loosen the lock nut on my stuffing box. I wanted to tighten the packing nut a little because it was dripping a little too much. A quarter turn and the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   05-20-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By rbrasi
Re: Advice for Sailing from Long Beach to Catalina

If you are going to two harbors, plot your course to the north of ship rock, and avoid bird rock altogether. Ask me how I know this. Also, ditto on Angels gate. The traffic isn't that bad. If you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-20-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By rbrasi
Re: Deck Painting Project - Topside Paint & Compatible Primers

Add a flattening agent to the deck paint you are using to paint the non skid areas.


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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-18-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,520
Posted By rbrasi
Re: Drone for sailing video

Learn in your house with a Nano blade. It's less than $100 and gets you used to the basic control muscle memory. Then move up to a Phantom 1 or 2, and crash those a few times before getting serious....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By rbrasi
Re: Oh Geess....

That's what I was thinking- this looks like a period piece about the independence of the Netherlands set among ships. Looks good to me.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,520
Posted By rbrasi
Re: Drone for sailing video

http://i1370.photobucket.com/albums/ag257/rbrasi/IMG_0007_zps7e23xndk.jpg (http://s1370.photobucket.com/user/rbrasi/media/IMG_0007_zps7e23xndk.jpg.html)Uh, no. There is some really good footage on a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,520
Posted By rbrasi
Re: Drone for sailing video

As someone who has put a Phantom in the water, I suggest you go with a waterproof drone. Here is a good but expensive one:
Waterproof Multirotors. Fly in the rain or over water with the QuadH2o and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-19-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By rbrasi
Underwrap (or is it over wrap) Problems

I have had recurring underwrap problems with my jib sheets on the winches. The lines are new, either 7/16" or 3/8" Sta-set on Barient 24 (I think) winches. Attached is a picture (the one on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-19-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 919
Posted By rbrasi
Re: Rudder is stubborn

Diver checked- nothing there. Scotty- it did occur to me to check that area, after I left, of course. That's the first place I will look.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-18-2015
Replies: 91
Views: 5,402
Posted By rbrasi
Re: How Old is Your Boat

My Cal is 47 this year. Don't know what all has been changed, but she is in pretty good shape, aside from the rudder post (there is the thread in G&M I started).
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-17-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 919
Posted By rbrasi
Re: Rudder is stubborn

Thanks for that info. From feedback on the Cal newsgroup, there is a sleeve that can break off and overlap itself. I wonder where I can find this "sleeve"?


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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-17-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 919
Posted By rbrasi
Re: Rudder is stubborn

Elaborate, please? It's a spade, probably weighs 50kg.


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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-17-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 919
Posted By rbrasi
Re: Rudder is stubborn

Yeah, it came about pretty quickly, which led me to think it may be kelp, but after owning a 46 year old boat for a few years, I default to what could be the worst case scenario?
I called around and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-16-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 919
Posted By rbrasi
Rudder is stubborn

I was in my starting sequence last night and I realized that my tiller was not right. It wasn't moving as easily as normal and was very difficult to get all the way to one side. I thought that we had...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 5,389
Posted By rbrasi
Re: Flying drones

Barry, I agree. Valleyj, I don't drink, but I appreciate the suggestion!


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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-20-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 5,389
Posted By rbrasi
Re: Flying drones

"We" are 48 year old white guys with sailboats who also like to photograph sunsets over the marina, surfers, friends' boats on the water, house up for sale, etc. In other words, that's my way of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-19-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 5,389
Posted By rbrasi
Re: Flying drones

I haven't read every long winded response, so if I repeat anything, sorry. I fly my drone everywhere. It's big (13" rotors). If it's below 100', it's fairly loud. I use it for taking pictures and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 5,489
Posted By rbrasi
Re: Take Your Shoes Off in the Cabin

I admit it- I hate to see shoes on deck, in cabin, anywhere. Call me OCD, whatever, it doesn't bother me. What bothers me is the stuff at the bottom of peoples' shoes. With that being said, I don't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-11-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,002
Posted By rbrasi
Re: Playing a Pirate can be dangerous work..

He was not injured on set. Probably in a bar somewhere.
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