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Main Message Board / Re: Electrical System mods
« on: December 06, 2021, 08:29:24 PM »
I have a graphic design background, so I used my existing “tools”; Adobe Illustrator and/or Adobe InDesign. No cad or engineering features, just computer aided vector shapes/lines, etc.

Main Message Board / Re: Electrical System mods
« on: December 05, 2021, 07:38:38 PM »
I have a bit of a different system:
I have a house bank (4 T105 6v and an engine bank, 1 group 24 12v). I have a Blue Sea on/off switch on each bank, as well as a combiner switch (with removable safety key). I also have a multimeter and Smart Gauge on my main panel that measures voltage and amps (in and out of house bank). My start battery is charged by an echo charger from the house bank. I can shut off either bank. In the case where my engine bank ever “died” I can shut it of and turn on the “combiner” switch and start off of my house bank. In the case of house bank “failure” I can shut it off and turn the combiner key/switch and use my engine bank. Fortunately, I have never had to do this in over six years the system has been in place.

Main Message Board / Re: Twin Backstays on a Mark 1.25?
« on: November 30, 2021, 05:55:27 PM »
Wobegon—My guess is your two turnbuckles (one on each leg on the “V” split) is NOT a factory set-up. Not sure what the reasoning is behind that solution. Mine is a single turnbuckle above the split. I can just reach it standing on the helm seat. I used to be 5ft 9in. :?  8)

Main Message Board / Re: Reef line size?
« on: November 30, 2021, 01:35:11 PM »
You might also want to take into consideration the “hand/feel” of using a smaller diameter line. 3/8 works fine for me on my full batten sail..

Main Message Board / Re: Accidental Drowning
« on: November 29, 2021, 07:38:15 PM »
It is good to take note of the boats nearby your slip that have walk-through transoms, if your boat does not. They may be an escape route out of the water someday.

Main Message Board / Re: Water Damaged Interior Teak - How to restore?
« on: November 29, 2021, 12:17:43 PM »
The good news is that the examples you showed are all solid teak and will stand-up well to stripping/sanding. The finish is oil and unfortunately the red color is a result of age, so if you want to match the other existing finish/color you will need to experiment with various mixes of oil stain. I have had goid luck with Minwax; Gunmetal and Red Mahogany colors, mixed together—coming very close. However, I take a holistic approach to “matching” settling for if it is a nicely finished, even colored piece, it doesn’t need to be a 100% match to other pieces. Pretty wood is pretty wood.

Main Message Board / Re: Aft cabin access hatch leak
« on: November 29, 2021, 12:07:45 PM »
It could also be any piece of deck mounted or toe rail mounted hardware or the hull deck joint leaking and water migrating under/along underside of the deck???

Main Message Board / Re: How do I remove the oil pressure switch?
« on: November 25, 2021, 11:30:25 AM »
I think what Ron was getting at is you should already have a volt meter on your engine panel, not an amp meter. If you don’t then your system has not yet been “properly” upgraded. Also, do you have the high temp alarm “upgrade” installed?

Main Message Board / Re: Rudder Play Fix options
« on: November 23, 2021, 08:27:17 AM »
A controlled/targeted soaking in Kroil penetrating oil has worked for me in the past. Just keep it away from seals, such as the rear transmission seal, etc.

Main Message Board / Re: Rudder Play Fix options
« on: November 22, 2021, 12:19:43 AM »
LogoFreak created a new bering for his. There may be something to assist you in this thread?,10763.msg85685.html#msg85685

Main Message Board / Re: Hose Clamps
« on: November 21, 2021, 04:16:18 PM »
If you watch any British TV they refer to hose clamps as “Jubilee” clamps. :D

Main Message Board / Re: lazy jack measurements
« on: November 19, 2021, 09:08:44 AM »
I have four “legs” (i.e two triangles). supporting a fully battened, loose footed mainsail. Hard to tell in this pic. Sorry, but I don’t have measurements and won’t be at the boat for a month as I am recovering from some hip replacement/tune-up surgery. Outlived my 17-year-old implant parts—socket was worn out!  BTW- the lazy jacks control lines go to a Johnson cleat attached to the shrouds on either side.  I had a rigger make and install my set-up. There are no blocks, just Antal frictionless rings.

Main Message Board / Re: lazy jack measurements
« on: November 18, 2021, 09:45:51 AM »
Another option. I use lazy jacks WITH a normal sail cover. Once the sail is stacked/cradled on boom I put on sail ties then release/secure lazy jacks back to the mast and put on my traditional sail cover.

Main Message Board / Re: Fitting Radar on my 34 MkII Tall Rig
« on: November 17, 2021, 08:12:52 AM »
Paul- I think the gimbaled mount is not as necessary with today’s high definition radars and the way sailboaters use radars. There are lots of comments and discussions on the Forums about this. Albeit a lot of opinions: here is one that I thought presents one side of argument pretty well:

“ I find that I only ever use radar to find small objects when in rather quiet conditions, rather obviously in poor visibility or darkness, but very rarely when heeled over. So I think the OP's question is more theoretical than real.

For big objects such as headlands, they move relative to you only at the speed of your boat, so the occasional view is enough to make a fix, after which one can sail on according to DR in the traditional way so continuous radar look out is not required.

When in poor visibility where there are small uncharted hazards you really should slow down and not bash on as fast as poss, whether upwind or not, so again the angle of heel isn't so critical. In big seas when the boat is rolling heavily the radar will mostly pick up waves anyway and so yacht radars are pretty useless (and golly your stomach will have to be strong - to use radar effectively you can't be steering / cooking / doing the crossword at the same time, you have to stare at it and concentrate for tens of minutes at a time if you are to distinguish random clutter from real targets.)

So the only time one might need the radar when heeled over for extended periods is when sailing is in poor vis amongst shipping on a reasonable length passage, say cross channel. AIS receive has made all the difference here, and radar is much less important than it might have been once. And if able to afford radar, I'm sure you will have fitted an AIS which transmits as well as ”

Main Message Board / Re: Fitting Radar on my 34 MkII Tall Rig
« on: November 16, 2021, 02:31:20 PM »
That was taken two weeks ago on a three-day solo cruise to Mission Bay. Can’t beat So. Ca for year-round weather.

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