climenuts

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About climenuts

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  1. climenuts

    Bottom Paint stripping/repainting in Van

    Worth a try. I'll call them to see. My engineer mind is telling me the diameter reduction in SJBs case correlated to the pitch reduction and it probably wasn't a geometrical change to the blades. I think it would be difficult to increase pitch. Bright side is I can just get blades and have them changed in the water and keep the others as spares on the boat. As long as the hub stays on I could change the blades in a pinch.
  2. climenuts

    Bottom Paint stripping/repainting in Van

    $550 is just for the blades...
  3. climenuts

    Bottom Paint stripping/repainting in Van

    ...when looking into this for you I realized I fucked up my propeller purchase... Shit. I thought my existing prop was 13x09 for some reason but after taking it off I realized it was 14x10. FOF recommended the 14x10 but I was spooked at the idea of having a big jump and I reduced it to 14x09... I guess I should've listened to FOF. My thought process on upping the pitch was because the old prop lacked the balls to push the boat in heavy seas and the engine didn't seem fully loaded at max RPM. I wanted something that would grab more and use the available engine power more effectively. I think the goal is to have the engine able to reach near max revs and be fully loaded when wide open. Currently I can hold it at 3,700-3,800 RPM without any black smoke at all and it doesn't bog down when I hit any waves. Was looking to have it fully loaded at 3,500-3,700 RPM at speed and bog down a bit if the boat slowed to maximize power. Anyone want to trade 14x09RH blades for 14x10RH or 14x11RH? I'm well past the return window Oh well, what's another $550.
  4. climenuts

    Obtaining paper charts

    That's what I did to print a couple I was missing... $15 a sheet got a print tracker put onto the plotter pretty fast though.
  5. climenuts

    Bottom Paint stripping/repainting in Van

    Yes, I was just speaking to my experience thus far. I got a 2-Blade flex-o-fold and upped the pitch by an inch to 14×11. I'll find out tomorrow how it does.
  6. climenuts

    Bottom Paint stripping/repainting in Van

    I haven't heard of major blistering issues on the 84s just the odd ones like I'm experiencing. I am super pumped to have a smooth bottom and a folding prop on this thing this weekend. What are recommendations on prop-kote? I never put anything on the last prop and growth was never too bad.
  7. climenuts

    Bottom Paint stripping/repainting in Van

    The watertight guys came highly recommended, I spent a lot of time on the phone and sending photos of the previous haul-out, etc. The bluewater quote also didn't really make sense as their time estimate was less than the cure time for the paint. My referral to watertight got me 5 or 10% off, I forget the exact figure, and the guy referring me also gets the same discount on his next job. Overall the gut feel was just way better. Overall I'm happy with the decision. They're sending me photos throughout the day of their progress, he explained his anticipated timeline, the work is getting done quickly and per the quote (so far), it looks good, and he's helping me get the yard guys to leave me in the lift over lunch for the keel paint. The yard at Lionsgate marina were also far better than my previous experience over at Mosquito Creek. They took the time to understand the underwater layout of the boat before hauling me unlike the guys at Mosquito. The guys at Mosquito also did a shit job blocking the boat and tried to charge me to re-block it when I told them it was moving around.
  8. climenuts

    Bottom Paint stripping/repainting in Van

    As a follow-up to my original post: Looks like everyone was right about not stripping and barrier coating the boat. Found 15 blisters which are all quite small that are getting spot patched. Watertight is doing a great job. Hauled out Monday morning (19th) and visited the boat last night (20th) to install a new prop and everything is looking really good. I'm extra impressed with the work to smooth the keel. Photos thus far for anyone interested: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Vnatn4GXRccUU76i6 Scheduled to splash on Friday - trying to bribe the yard guys with beer to let me sit in the lift for an hour over lunch to let the keel paint dry.
  9. climenuts

    Anchor Geekdom

    I think the heavy chain catenary will be a factor with diminishing returns as the wind speed picks up. As the chain gets bar tight the effects are going to become negligible. In every setting/resetting situation, tight anchorages, and in all light wind conditions it has major benefits which is worth the weight in my opinion. Pulling off 200ft of 1/4" chain every time I race isn't fun but I sleep well while cruising.
  10. climenuts

    Anchor Geekdom

    You can just set for your desired scope at high water and desired depth at low water provided you have the space. Chain helps keep swinging manageable when you end up with 7 or 8:1 at low water and you don't want to wake up to adjust it.
  11. climenuts

    Anchor Geekdom

    The 15ft tides in the PNW make anchoring in 10-15ft at datum pretty interesting. You go from 5:1 to 2:1 or 5:1 to 10:1 pretty fast. I've witnessed powerboats anchor on short scope in shallow water only to lift their anchors off the bottom at high tide
  12. climenuts

    Anchor Geekdom

    To clarify: I'm aiming for 4:1 at high water in 25-40ft at high water. Once it's past 40ft I'm only putting out the 200ft of chain plus water depth in rope rode to minimize swinging unless it's blowing.
  13. climenuts

    Anchor Geekdom

    Yeah, I'm usually aiming to have at least 4:1 at high water and I've got 200ft of chain which helps out - with less than 10kts I'm not pulling on the anchor at all anyway. That being said the Delta has never failed me. Usually sets first time and holds 2000-2500 RPM no problem.
  14. climenuts

    Anchor Geekdom

    This Rocna test definitely spooked me. I've been considering replacing my 22lb Delta with a 22lb Rocna. Can't imagine a situation where I'd be moving over my anchor at 3kts but I'm definitely in anchorages where the wind shifts 180° at 15 knots both ways. Might just stick to the Delta until it's lost or look at the Vulcan.
  15. climenuts

    J95

    Wait, there's a J boat without a sprit?