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  1. wick

    Talk this Sunday at Sausalito YC

    Don't forget, "make yourself at home in our showers, the keypad code is 1234"
  2. wick

    LO 300

    They are stretched out the full length of the lake. See here http://yb.tl/lo3002018#
  3. wick

    What's going on here?

    Swings both ways
  4. wick

    Positioning winches and clutches

    Great looking paint job and detailing by the way.
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    Bottom paint for fresh water

    Lark, It is a pretty hard finish. Some members at our club skip a season of application. If your boat lives on the trailer, and you are launching and retrieving, even for a couple of weeks at a time, maybe not paint anything. A rinse and a wipe after retrieving may work. We trailered a number of boats for years, and never worried about the bottom. 2 weeks in the North Channel, a week in Lake Champlain..
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    Bottom paint for fresh water

    VC17M works the charm in zebra infested Lake Ontario. Season is April to late Oct.
  7. Thanks for that. I will look for that foam. Bill
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    Show your boat sailing thread

    Congratulations. Looks like a nice ride. Did you sail direct, or stop along the way?
  9. Any advice on the foam used to fill a rudder shell? Would you fill/foam into the 2 halves, then clamp together and seal the seams as described above? Not sure you would want to use an expanding foam on the closed up shell, as you may not know if it completely fills, or over expands. Mine seems to have a filler type material. I just cleaned up around the shaft over the winter, but know I have to open it up like lahana is undertaking. Just reading this thread has me looking forward to it now. Thanks for the inputs. Bill
  10. Not sure where you are but try talking to Port Townsend Foundry http://www.porttownsendfoundry.com/rudder-fittings all their images show rudder mounted pintles but they may have seen/done what you currently have. Or in the eastern Canada New Dublin Ship Fittings http://newdublinshipfittings.com Either may be able to guide you on modifying, or new.
  11. Thanks for the suggestions. Much appreciated. Will sort out what to do. Soon. Launch date is coming. Don't think I would go with the epoxy bath. One of the hanger lines might work. Bill
  12. Rewiring the mast over the next few weekends. Was hit by lighting last year. New VHF coax, new supply for anchor light, bicolor and steaming lights. On this mast the bicolor and steaming fixtures are about 20 feet up on the front of the mast. The old wires there just went straight into the back of the fixture. Not sure that anything held the wire before the crimped butt joint with the fixture leads. Anchor light and VHF are at masthead. Anchor light is new. There are holes drilled at the side of the extrusion just below the mast head. Old coax was held with 5200 in the hole before the drip loop. What kind of wire clamp is available to hold the VHF coax and the anchor light wire as they exit the mast? I think something should be taking the strain of 40+ feet of wire. No conduit in this mast, so will be attaching tie wraps in 3s to prevent slap. Thanks for any advise on the strain relief. Bill
  13. This Cabo Rico Northeast 400 for sale in Netherlands might work. Large pilot house with room for visitors has good visibility. Deep sheltered cockpit. Looks good for extended coastal cruising. 1.5M (5 foot draft) is not too severe. Not sure about this boat drying out against a pier. Won't let you get into Irish Canals, but some of the Scottish canals would be accessible. Actually, it might work for French Canal touring with the mast down as well, after you are done with Scotland/Ireland. I believe most Euro canals are 1.8M min depth. I stand to be corrected on that. Could need some work to handle UK/Euro shore power. Specs mention 110V. Bill
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    Come inside a 1961 Alden Challenger lazarette.

    Kris, Thanks for the tour of your lazarette. I wrote a piece for our club newsletter a few years ago and found a lot of what you said. "Power or sail, we all have some storage spaces on our boat, in or near the cockpit, aft or forward, maybe behind the anchor locker. Into this go assorted goodies. Could be fenders, extra lines, fold up bikes, cleaning supplies, spare life jackets, outboard motors, dinghy pumps, dinghies, SUPs, extra refreshments, kids, adults, wakeboards, tubes, adults on wakeboards, you name it. Sometimes the hatch closes by accident, and we are alone. In the darkness. Around the marina you may have heard a variety of names used for this space. Locker, the cave, His cave, garage (some really are!), cockpit locker, in law suite, the hold, theblack hole, the cellar, the basement, lazarette What do you call that place on your boat? I was scrubbing out that place on our new to us boat and got to wondering about all the terms used. I think one of the most curious words is lazarette. Just what is it and what kind of word is that? Las arête? My iPad wanted to auto correct lazarette to las arête at first. Sounds French but various online dictionaries told me it was Spanish for earrings. I guess some ships captains and crew did and do wear earrings. Doesn't seem to relate to a vessel's storage space. On to thefreedictionary.com. This gets more interesting: "laz·a·ret·to" (lăz′ə-rĕt′ō) also laz·a·ret or laz·a·rette (-rĕt′) n. pl. laz·a·ret·tos also laz·a·rets or laz·a·rettes 1. A hospital treating contagious diseases. 2. A building or ship used as a quarantine station. 3. often lazarette A storage space below deck or between decks on a ship or boat. [Italian lazzaretto : blend of lazzaro, lazar (from Late Latin Lazarus, Lazarus; see lazar) and dialectal Nazareto, popular name for a hospital maintained in Venice by the Church of Santa Maria di Nazaret. (Nazareth) From wikipedia.com. Check this out! Especially for those who have storages spaces up in the bow. A lazarette (also spelled lazaret) is a special area on a boat. It is often an area near or aft of the cockpit. The word is similar to and probably derived from Lazaretto.[citation needed] The name derives from the biblical story of Lazarus. On the old square-rigged sailing ships it was located in the bow of the ship. The original purpose was to store the bodies of important passengers or crew who had died on the voyage, (lesser seamen would be buried at sea). It was a large locker obviously, and was situated at the bow in order that the stench of rotting flesh was blown away from the vessel rather than across the decks. Those vessels sailed mainly downwind. All that remains from these origins is that it is still generally the largest locker on a boat, and it's still known as the Lazarette. A lazarette is usually a storage locker used for gear or equipment a sailor or boatswain would use around the decks on a sailing vessel. It is typically found below the weather deck in the stern of the vessel and is accessed through a hatch if accessed from the main deck or a doorway if accessed from below decks. The equipment usually stored in a lazarette would be spare lines, sails, sail repair, line and cable splicing repair equipment, fenders, bosun chair, spare blocks, tools etc. In modern shipbuilding and for powerboats of most sizes, the lazarette is the location of the steering gear equipment for the vessel. This area is particularly sensitive to flooding and damage, as the ability to steer during heavy weather is of the utmost importance to vessel safety. The lazarette also represents a vulnerability in that the large hull penetrations required for rudders and shafts for propulsion through the vessel's hull generally reside there. Lots to think about while you are down there next time, or even if you just open the hatch to stow or retrieve something." Bill
  15. wick

    Did this 28 footer ever get built?

    No? Durn. Another orphan. Lot to like about the design. Your friend was going to self build wasn't he?