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Forum: Monohull Sailboats 16-04-2014, 17:39
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Is This Boat Safe?

Our 58 is swing CB with modified full keel. It goes to weather very well with board up but, as you note, balance is better with it down. In the end, we rarely drop the board. (6'-8" up & 13'...
Forum: Our Community 16-04-2014, 17:28
Replies: 32
Views: 709
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Boat Years Age

It also matters a great deal where you sail. Based on a scenario posed by the OP, a boat on the Great Lakes may have 1/4 year per year and no salt. I have never seen standing rigging show any signs...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 16-04-2014, 17:03
Replies: 12
Views: 353
Posted By Nicholson58
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 16-04-2014, 16:50
Replies: 31
Views: 1,406
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Dishwasher

I used one like this at my lodging in collage. consider using a recirc pump, strainer and a small amount of soapy water. Rinse later with care.
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 15-04-2014, 18:31
Replies: 43
Views: 2,478
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Fuel Quantity for Blue Water Cruising

Empty, easy to carry cans are useful for schlepping fuel to the boat. Especially where the dock cost is ridiculous or the fuel untrustworthy.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 15-04-2014, 18:24
Replies: 12
Views: 353
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Anchor Rode: Re-Galvanize or throw away??

Assume the chain is in OK but needy condition AND its big & heavy enough to be worth replating relative to replacing.

I used these guys.

ArmorGalv | Michigan Metal Coating - Home...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 15-04-2014, 15:39
Replies: 44
Views: 5,980
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Suggestions for Removing Barnacles from a Bronze Propeller

Polished is truly better as noted. The effectiveness is greater at higher power and rpm. I suspect it is hardly worth fretting over a great deal at 1000 to 1500 rpm and 6 knots. I think anything...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 14-04-2014, 17:44
Replies: 130
Views: 3,419
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Mediterranean Mooring

Thanks for the primmer.

My office mate ran the gun director on the USS Galveston

http://www.navsource.org/archives/04/1103/040103.htm He said they Med Moored it while in various Med ports....
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 14-04-2014, 17:17
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Opinions please on a 1978 Islander Freeport 41

LIKE THIS? Pretty Yar.

https://www.google.com/search?q=1978+Islander+Freeport+41&es_sm=93&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=EnpMU-_CKoik2gXsyIFA&ved=0CCgQsAQ&biw=1142&bih=712
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 14-04-2014, 16:02
Replies: 56
Views: 1,722
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Fire!! Fire:0, Mark:1, Extinguisher:??????

good job & great heads-up.

In my former life at Dow Chemical, we all trained at the fire barn. Its good to be able to try out a variety of extinguishers on various fire types. We also had foam...
Forum: Cruising with Children 14-04-2014, 15:49
Replies: 88
Views: 3,302
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Reasons to ban children from cruising!

I love that photo !!! Makes me recall all the places our daughters passed out like a dead man.
Forum: Cruising with Children 14-04-2014, 15:47
Replies: 88
Views: 3,302
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Reasons to ban children from cruising!

My grandson conducting court with total strangers. I lurked from the next room and watched him mezmerize the guests. Willing to talk with authority on anything (politician or lawyer?) I never had...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 14-04-2014, 15:34
Replies: 13
Views: 357
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: how to take prop shaft

You, sir, have been holding our on us.

Sounds like there is more to this than routine. If the strut is wobbly or otherwise out of position, you probably have no choice but to expose the bolts...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 14-04-2014, 15:27
Replies: 44
Views: 5,980
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Suggestions for Removing Barnacles from a Bronze Propeller

I have read that if, when you come to a stop & anchor, you bag the prop with a plastic garbage bag, you will severely limit the growth. There is a convenient device with velcro for 'hiding' the...
Forum: Cruising News & Events 14-04-2014, 15:08
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Sailboat hits Main Street bridge in Jacksonvill, FL

CORRECT!! Folks who FAIL are "Runners-Up" - Still a hazard to future generations.
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 13-04-2014, 19:46
Replies: 44
Views: 5,980
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Suggestions for Removing Barnacles from a Bronze Propeller

I used a DA sander to clean ours. Finish with whatever grit you like. Do you plan to apply anti-foul? It will fill most any fine scratches.
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 13-04-2014, 19:37
Replies: 17
Views: 756
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: dang bridge

I saw one on a 78 footer. Custom built by the owner so he & his wife could drop/raise the mast for the ICW. The mast was deck stepped on a monster hinged bracket. The pin was exactly in line with...
Forum: Our Community 13-04-2014, 17:47
Replies: 19
Views: 727
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: would you take a drink?

Atoll,
this may the time to update your avatar. bottoms up! :D
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 13-04-2014, 15:57
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Scuppers exit at waterline - no seacock

we have 3 deck scuppers each side just like this. Inspect and make sure all is sound & clamps are in good repair. You might hang soft wood plugs at the ready.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 13-04-2014, 14:31
Replies: 13
Views: 357
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: how to take prop shaft

If you look from the stern, you will probably see the prop is off-set. Otherwise, the shaft will be short enough to permit its removal. you probably need to remove the prop.

If you have...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 13-04-2014, 14:25
Replies: 33
Views: 1,472
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: The 'Salvage' poll

I can't see going after stuff that's not mine. The status of this vessel is just too unsure and we carry so much stuff & spares, I just can't imagine stowing more - AND feeling like I picked...
Forum: Cruising with Children 13-04-2014, 14:12
Replies: 88
Views: 3,302
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Reasons to ban children from cruising!

We always braced ourselves when our kids started day care or kindergarten. We were usually sick within 2 weeks.
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 13-04-2014, 14:00
Replies: 39
Views: 1,712
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Canadian Boat Crusing in US

:D:D:D Lets hear some of those curses. sorry, sorry sorry, eh.

US citizens: We have crossed into the North Channel for 3-1/2 weeks. The MIB materialized form nowhere as we exited the US. ...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 13-04-2014, 13:42
Replies: 33
Views: 1,472
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: The 'Salvage' poll

I believe the owners were ejected from the country. I would think that if they planned to return, a note or notice of intent to salvage should have been posted by the owners or the Bahamian...
Forum: Cruising with Children 13-04-2014, 11:31
Replies: 88
Views: 3,302
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Reasons to ban children from cruising!

You know, the forum only allows 12 images/post!

Notice, not a single hand-held internet device. :D These young people are all fun to be with & they are comfortable with adults - nice.
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