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Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting Yesterday, 18:34
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Replacement Sheave source

If you draw a blank, I suggest Moly filled Nylatron. Find a machine shop or access to a lathe and make one & a spare. I have been making spares to rebuild the sun-baked disintegrating Lewmar wheels...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 26-08-2014, 17:37
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Would a RIB with motor be too heavy on davits all the time?

Leave the lift. Its useful to hoist all sorts of stuff on board. Its worth it just to load batteries.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 25-08-2014, 19:29
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: How to start

Great to have it at your home or nearby. Before you do this, make sure you have pricing for a rigger & trucker to deliver, take it off, pick it up, deliver it to the marina. These fees are not...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 25-08-2014, 19:21
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Would a RIB with motor be too heavy on davits all the time?

We always keep the motor on the rail with a lock. The dinghy is NEVER towed with the engine. If you do not remove the engine you will surely be towing an inverted dinghy with a wet motor;...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 25-08-2014, 19:01
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Reefing -Why Put Both Eyes On the Gooseneck " Horns "?

I raced for many years. I never used any but the most convenient cringle. They are on both sides so that you can attach the windward (usually the easiest). Don't sweat it - ask a sail maker if you...
Forum: Great Lakes 25-08-2014, 18:54
Replies: 42
Views: 2,788
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: North Channel this Summer

we just returned from a Muskegon to Houghton round trip including wedding in Marquette & picking up our 9-year old grandson for the return. We motored about 80% of the time. The biggest wind we...
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 23-08-2014, 07:37
Replies: 36
Views: 1,387
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Insurance requiring the correction of survey issues 8 months after issuing a poli

We also received such a letter. Many items on the list were absurd and from the point of view of a power boater/inspector. The letter stated that repairs must be done by a professional certified -...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 22-08-2014, 19:03
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: engine room paint

I use Sherwin Williams 2-part epoxy industrial waterproofing "tank" paint - white. This is essentially gloss white pool paint but costs way less. Two versions are available; fast & very fast. ...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 22-08-2014, 18:54
Replies: 59
Views: 1,959
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Going up the Mast

SO true. Our stays are cable but 3/4 inch so grip is easy. I always try to assist the lift by pulling & hanging on or climbing. When I raced in my 20's we used to free climb usinng a hand full of...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 22-08-2014, 18:50
Replies: 59
Views: 1,959
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Going up the Mast

I always use the electric Lewmar 65. We keep the Milwaukee 1/2" right angle drive with the winch bit at the ready. 80 feet is too far to hand crank. You must have line of sight at all times. ...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 21-08-2014, 18:55
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Ordering new boat need electric system help

Our new to us boat sailed the carib & came from Europe. It has a 220 transformer for shore power with NO GROUND. The 220 primary powers two equal 110 volt secondaries. This isolation system...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 21-08-2014, 18:49
Replies: 59
Views: 1,959
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Going up the mast

I have always used two halyards and attach by the shackles. I wrap the shackles with tape so they can't get released. Both halyards are managed by the deck crew. The main lift is to our electric...
Forum: Great Lakes 21-08-2014, 18:40
Replies: 42
Views: 2,788
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: North Channel this Summer

My cruising guide says the cottage belongs to Evenrude. While there, I hope you take the hike to Topaz Lake. At the narrows of Baei Fine, North of the suspension bridge, I hiked to the top of the...
Forum: Challenges 21-08-2014, 18:10
Replies: 17
Views: 764
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: What Model of Boat is This?

Rescued our Camper & Nicholson 58 Ketch - Hurricane IVAN whacked & holed. I've also rescued Laser, Sunfish, Tornado, Cape Dory 10, several others.

I haven't seen one for a while but it could be...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 18-08-2014, 18:56
Replies: 81
Views: 5,686
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Beer Cruising

We just returned from a Muskegon, Michigan to Houghton/Hancock, Michigan cruise. Michigan has encouraged craft brewers in the last few years. Seems there is at least one within a few blocks of every...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 18-08-2014, 18:32
Replies: 21
Views: 1,881
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Asymmetrical Spinnaker Rigging Questions

We run our AS in an ATN sock. Its tough to douse in winds over 10 apparent. It can be done if you bear off dead down & let it collapse behind the main. We use the same technique for the code zero...
Forum: OpenCPN 17-08-2014, 07:28
Replies: 35
Views: 1,603
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: We need a Long Heading Line

If you are navigating in an area with significant shipping I suggest you should have and will enjoy having an AIS. Love my Watchmate 850.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 17-08-2014, 07:25
Replies: 30
Views: 1,338
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: One More Time: 6V or 12V?

same issues for us. We are 24 VDC. I made CAD models of the two vastly different boxes and also of the proposed batteries. I assembled combinations in 3-D space. I chose the highest AH that could...
Forum: Marine Electronics 16-08-2014, 08:30
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Autopilot which to chose Simrad AP2402 or Raymarine EVO-200

AGREE here: We weee struck 6 weeks ago and lost a lot of stuff. The Simrad NSE8 was not lost. Its breaker was off and all double throw switches for the interconnected radar, NSE8, and depth...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 16-08-2014, 08:23
Replies: 174
Views: 8,072
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Anchors are a Drag... Waking Up On a Beach in Our Boat

Skill is great but I'll take luck any day.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 13-08-2014, 20:33
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Propane regulators differences between the USA and UK

There are HOW TO publications if you do a search. The similar problem exists for US boats traveling to the EU. There are places to obtain adapters. ADAPTALL, McMASTER CARR, PARKER FITTINGS,...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 13-08-2014, 20:06
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: diesel lift pump - manual or electric?

Hand = near zero maintenance. Your consumption is low.

Another alternative is to go big. Add a lift pump and a polishing filter so that the header (day tank) is filled constantly and overflows...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 13-08-2014, 20:01
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Long Term Lay Up Ideas

Run it up to the Great Lakes & do indoor storage. Indoor heated & unheated is available & affordable at Torresen Marine in Muskegon Michigan. It wad 5000/year for our 58 foot X 16 wide 4 years ago +...
Forum: Fountaine Pajot 13-08-2014, 19:33
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Lower Rudder Shaft Bearing and Collar

If you need to buy new plastic bearings, this is the place. I paid $7.00 FOR A 2.5" x 3 long bottom bearing on our skeg mounted rudder. I use these guys regularly in my engineering, machine design...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 12-08-2014, 17:37
Replies: 121
Views: 3,909
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: To Solder or Not.. That is the Question

I use only marine grade pre-tinned wire. I use only silver solder and the appropriate non-acid flux. I use crimp connectors at all screw terminals. Sometimes, I solder the wires before crimping,...
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