Nirie

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  1. Ok everybody. Where do I find a stainless, 1.5" dia, 1/8" backmount pressure guage to replace the dead one on my znavtec panel?
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    Piper OD .. dayboat

    What's the story on the boats in Texas? Seriously, this is the day sailor I've been looking for.
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    Another interesting boat

    Rod rigging. 1977 boat. That's 40 years old. Ask any good shop for a rod rig inspection on 40 year old and they will probably say they will inspect it, but for insurance purposes will not certify it. With rod its the number of cycles and weather related stress corrosin acceleration. On the other hand just budget 8-10K for complete replacement. Maybe less if you can use original mast fittings and change to wire.
  4. As explained up thread, there is an awful lot of mainsheet to bring in difficult to do when single handed. Much easier to sail well by the lee, put the helm over and flick the whole thing over. By then you are beam reachimg on the new tack and the main just luffs until you bare away or sheet in. Sounds challenging at first but works quite well.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Disappearing propellor invented in Port Carling Ontario, 1915. For pictures, etc see dispro.ca
  6. J Boats/Volvo had a flex coupling between tranny and prop shaft. It consisted of 4 rubber hockey pucks with studs that fit between a plate on the tranny and another plate on the prop shaft. The pucks do not like tropical heat and salt water. Just replaced my second set in 6 years. I think I saw an elastomer ring flex coupling at some boat show. Anybody got any info on who makes them, sells them, etc? Thanks.
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    Which Wind Generator

    There's lots more to the answer than which unit to buy. What's your typical daily consumption? How big is the bank? What type of batts? What's the charging method(s)? There are other threads here with good info. What works for me may be totally wrong for your program.
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Remember the daybreak start for the bendover. First and only time i was seasick. Bad case vodka virus.
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    Soverel 33 Chainplate

    They were off quite a bit on my J22. When i had to do a bulkhead replacement I measured the other boats in the fleet, especially the fast ones. In the end i split the difference between the 2 sides on my own boat, added an 1/8th , drilled the new location, and set the bulkhead from there. Don't think it improved tune or speed but eliminated one more excuse!
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    Which Wind Generator

    Have an Airbreeze. Puts out about 12 amps at 12v with 15kts breeze. Per previous it shuts off at high winds and when batts get sort of full- not 100 percent. Nose cone rattle but you can fix that. Any of the 3 blade gens are noisier than the better 4 blade units. Most of the 4 blade units are european. Do not have one so cannot speak to regulation, auto shut down, etc. We are in western caribbean and with solar and wind we seldom run engine for charging. But we only use 80-100 AHr per day.
  11. In rowing the cox often calls for power 10, a quick sprint to break the opposition. Mapfre power 17
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    In my foundry days we made a lot of stuff for Vulcan and Phalanx. Got in the range at GE to see Vulcan destroy a Sherman at something over 1 mile. You dont hear it firing so much as feeling the burp. Maybe 100 rounds per burb. On the A10 they limited the burst length as the recoil would reduce the airspeed below stall if not restricted. Fing awsome!
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    Ridiculously Overpriced Boats

    I sailed with John Odenbach Sr. With and against John, Fritzy and Gardy. Have never sailed with a finer family. Great corinthians. Of course Lou kept them all in line. Lioness, i think we travelled the same road. Remember George Sibley?
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    VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Re the drag race. I was hoping for some drama in the doldrums. Seperation, big deltas in speed or miles. Wind gods said otherwise, not VOR fault. This is one design. Think of a close od race. How much passing on a reach? Thats why we sail w-l. To get passing VOR needs some more morks that will force w or l Then you will get interesting seperation.