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Search: Posts Made By: J36ZT
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-24-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,709
Posted By J36ZT
ZT Adventures

It's worse than initially reported... Zero Tolerance has left the State of California. In fact, rumor is Zero Tolerance has even left the country.:cool::eek:

We got caught in Santa Ana winds...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-12-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,709
Posted By J36ZT
Final destination is Florida. Still in Santa...

Final destination is Florida.

Still in Santa Barbara as the weather is predicted to be nasty today. I have charts and can hook up a GPS to the computer while using the TV as an extra monitor. When...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-10-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,709
Posted By J36ZT
Zero Tolerance has left San Francisco

Yes, it's true! Zero Tolerance really has left San Francisco Bay. The inevitable finally happened several days ago!

I found crew by posting on Latitude 38. After a couple days of seatrials, we set...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-30-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 977
Posted By J36ZT
Sailboat windchimes

This is for those of you who don't know how to secure your halyards...

How long would it take you to call the cops if I stood outside your house banging away on a metal trash can lid? How about if...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-09-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By J36ZT
You don't say if the boat is still on the beach...

You don't say if the boat is still on the beach or not.

If on beach... I'd use flotation bags to get it floating and to a yard where she can be worked on -- presuming she's worth salvaging. I...
Forum: Learning to Sail 07-01-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By J36ZT
It's not uncommon for racing skippers to be...

It's not uncommon for racing skippers to be looking for crew just before a club race. The trick is to find out when and where to meet.:cool:

Just contact the yacht clubs in your area and ask them....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-01-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 3,397
Posted By J36ZT
Just less than 60-degrees (28-29 degrees off the...

Just less than 60-degrees (28-29 degrees off the apparent wind); that was with crew in 12-15 knots of wind on flat waters. I haven't thought to actually measure the angle on the GPS (heat of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-17-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,593
Posted By J36ZT
Anchor light = visible 360 degrees, used when...

Anchor light = visible 360 degrees, used when anchoring
Steaming light = visible forward 225 degrees, used when underway under engine power (10ft + up the mast)
Deck/flood = used to illuminate deck...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-17-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,593
Posted By J36ZT
Question Typical mast wires

As a minimum you should have an anchor light and a steaming light; and this should account for three wires (if they share a common ground) or four (if they don't).

Your Tri-colored may work by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-07-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,338
Posted By J36ZT
If the ammeter was never hooked up, I doubt you...

If the ammeter was never hooked up, I doubt you have the required shunt...but look for it anyway between the battery and negative buss. I'm guessing you'll get your answer from "Westerly" or from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-07-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 9,922
Posted By J36ZT
I sense what you're thinking about is a...

I sense what you're thinking about is a dehumidifier based on a peltier compressor design. Finding one that allows for a drain hose to be attached is going to take some research (if one even exists)....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-06-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 809
Posted By J36ZT
Discontinued?

Is it possible the part number has been replaced by a NEW part...ie with a NEW/Different part number? I found this to be the case with my exhaust manifold.

Something tells me the transmission is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-03-2011
Replies: 66
Views: 11,820
Posted By J36ZT
Docking is an art

Since we don't know the full situation that's giving you the most problems, here is some quick advice:

1) You can't fight the wind or current and win. So, use them to your advantage!
2) The more...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-03-2011
Replies: 66
Views: 11,820
Posted By J36ZT
Docking is an art

Since we don't know the full situation that's giving you the most problems, here is some quick advice:

1) You can't fight the wind or current and win. So, use them to your advantage!
2) The more...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-02-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 4,235
Posted By J36ZT
Welding will take the temper out of the metal....

Welding will take the temper out of the metal. But, you shouldn't get any flex at the base of the mast so that route is probably OK.

What I would do is cut the bottom section of the mast off (as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-02-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 2,642
Posted By J36ZT
25 yrs US Air Force

1982 - 2007

Operation Provide Comfort, Operation Provide Comfort II, Operation Northern Watch, Operation Deny Flight, Operation Valiant Sentry, Operation Sharp Guard, Operation Joint Endeavor,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-02-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,079
Posted By J36ZT
Yes and no

For most of San Francisco Bay you'll have plenty of water under you and you won't have any problems in marinas or anchorages.

However, the farther inland you go the more draft becomes an issue. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-01-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,187
Posted By J36ZT
Take sails

Sails should be stored in a dry cool place.

You wouldn't think someone would be low enough as to steal sails, but I know of one instance where a car was broken into just for the two sail bags in...
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-26-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,541
Posted By J36ZT
Sea Anchor?

If you're in >200ft of water, you can heave-to or put out a sea anchor to reduce drift. Look up sea anchor or parachute sea anchor. There are a few other things you can do to reduce drift as well. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-16-2011
Replies: 86
Views: 10,570
Posted By J36ZT
My 2 cents

First, your real "beef" should be with the marina management. In reality, they have breached their contract that the two of you signed. Since we (the people on this forum) haven't viewed that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-15-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 3,349
Posted By J36ZT
Dangers of BIG Seas

I was told to avoid wave heights bigger than the boats beam. The thought was the boat could be rolled if struck beam on. And, I was told if the boat is rolled, expect it to quickly right itself...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 3,628
Posted By J36ZT
The answer is that ultimately WE pay for...

The answer is that ultimately WE pay for it...either higher insurance rates or higher taxes. I would be amazed if you could squeeze the clean-up cost (may be $10K+) from the owner...presuming you'd...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 10,891
Posted By J36ZT
To discharge or not to discharge

I think you'll find that if it comes from the human body and goes into a container it can NOT go into the water (legally)...unless treated or in the wide open ocean.

I'm sure Fastbottoms will...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-07-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,854
Posted By J36ZT
You may want to be cautious about the "dock...

You may want to be cautious about the "dock walking." In many places, the finger dock next to a boat is considered a private walkway. Touching a boat, and in particular stepping onboard, could be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-25-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2,140
Posted By J36ZT
After having dove a few boats, these are my...

After having dove a few boats, these are my observations:

Fresh water is better for fiberglass boats, salt water better for wooden hulls. Brackish water, particularly when the salinity levels...
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