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  1. allene222

    Introducing the "Crown Jewels Soft Shackle"

    I am pulling on the tails which eventually get cut off.
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    Introducing the "Crown Jewels Soft Shackle"

    Why do you think it would be stronger? I typically pull the tails against a thick washer or plate with a hole in it. That allows me to use just my vice and some vice grip pliers to get quite a lot of leverage. I use the shape of the pliers as levers. Here is one way. I don't pull on the pliers, I push on them against the plate in this case.
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    Tacktick/Micronet questions

    This is a pretty old post but perhaps there are still some questions. I can tell you that a wind transducer will display directly to a display. I have a wind transducer and a remote display at home, nowhere near my hull transducer or nmea interface, and it reads wind speed and direction just fine. As I understand it, the problem with wind, assuming you have it set up correctly, is range and things like carbon sails, which will block the signals. With really tall masts, some people put a mast rotation thing half way up. I sometimes have wind not come on but just turn the system off and turn it back on standing somewhere else. The only problem I ever have is really nuts wind readings when I am under the Bay Bridge. wtf is with that? I keep my displays in my cabin without covers and they are always charged which is impressive as my windows are blue plexiglass so not even clear. I know a fair amount about them, where they work and where they are crap so if there are still questions ask away. Allen L-36.com
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    A big project!

    His boat will be a lot truer than mine when he is one. The level of precision is something to behold. Nice tools too.
  5. allene222

    Humidity on a Boat

    Well, it never freezes but the humidity outside does get close to 100% sometimes and with ventilation the goal is inside = outside. I assume you seal your boat up so that you are controlling the humidity with your dehumidifier. Can you tell me the brand? I am always up for trying something better although it was such an effort to install my 12 volt IP68 fan that I hate to quit using it.
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    Humidity on a Boat

    Well, you can't do both. You either run a dehumidifier or have lots of ventilation. Otherwise you are trying to dry the earth. The DryBoat is a compressorless dehumidifier which is certainly appealing. I would think just putting a dehumidifier somewhere on the boat is not going to keep all the compartments dry. I got a great improvement by leaving hatch covers open an inch. If I used a dehumidifier I would have to close them and then I am afraid that those area would get moist again. I actually have no idea, it is just something I wonder about. Perhaps just keeping the main cabin dry would draw the moist air out of the other compartments. The exhaust fan I installed moves air throughout the boat. The humidity is running 70-85% now in the winter but it is 86% outside at the boat as I write this so I am probably doing as well as can be done without a dehumidifier. What I have found is that things only stay wet below if there is salt on them so washing things, using the sto-dry, and good air circulation is acceptable for me. The boat will be dry come summer regardless so it isn't a permanent thing.
  7. allene222

    Synthetic Teak for Cabin Sole

    Sorry. Sometimes I forget that not all boats are made out of wood.
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    Synthetic Teak for Cabin Sole

    Not sure why you just want veneer. Public Lumber still lists it on their website. 1/2 inch is $259. http://publiclumber.com/store/pc/Teak-and-Holly-c41.htm Cheers.
  9. allene222

    A big project!

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    A big project!

  11. allene222

    A big project!

    Wow. Why should I not be so impressed with the progress and approach Leo is making after watching post #530 video? They have a crew of thousands and are only half way toward where Leo is in more time. Please excuse my exaggeration (lying) as I have only learned how to do it in the last 3 years.
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    A big project!

  13. I noticed from a 2017 post that you have a Flex main on what looks like a 36footer. I am considering the performance pack on a Jeanneau 410 which comes with an Ultra Flex main and genoa and am wondering how the sail is holding up for you. Do you do anything more than zip it up to keep it out of the sun? 

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      allene222

      Sorry to take so long to respond. I like the sail quite a lot and just cover it with a normal sunbrella sail cover. I do not have on any headsails so cannot comment on that. If you do get it for headsails, let me know how you like them. Again, sorry for the delay in replying.

       

      Allen

  14. allene222

    Cobham Sailor Fleet One antenna mounting options

    You can use electrical tape and just keep wrapping it until you get the diameter you want. Then use your oversize mount.
  15. allene222

    A big project!

    At the risk of repeating myself: "Anybody that owns a wood boat is either crazy or in love and it really helps to be both". This video is evidence. So is my boat. Someone just today asked when all the wood in my boat will have been replaced. Never is the answer but a lot has. I think the answer to Leo's riddle is that typically boats have bits replaced a little at a time and nobody would question if it is the same boat. Leo is doing it all at once but as he sort of points out he is also not. He is replacing frames against some of the original planking. And as one new piece goes in, some new old piece comes out. It maintains its identity through every step of the project so it is the same boat. Is it a wise thing to do? See the quote above.