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Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 14-07-2018, 10:56
Replies: 40
Views: 5,719
Posted By Panope
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 13-07-2018, 21:20
Replies: 40
Views: 5,719
Posted By Panope
Re: Self-steering with wheels?

Greetings Bond vagabond and welcome to the forum.

We have had a Saugeen Witch in the family for 40 years or so and have some experience with sheet to tiller self steering. Back in the 80's my...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 01-07-2018, 22:43
Replies: 60
Views: 5,882
Posted By Panope
Re: Has Anyone Ever Used a Stern Anhor as a Brake in an Emergency?

No problem :smile:

https://i.imgur.com/sKr9Bew.jpg
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 30-06-2018, 19:42
Replies: 60
Views: 5,882
Posted By Panope
Re: Has Anyone Ever Used a Stern Anhor as a Brake in an Emergency?

Relevant Test:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtD4DBjjE0w
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 08-06-2018, 19:25
Replies: 36
Views: 3,603
Posted By Panope
Re: Diesel question: keep it topped off or let it go down?

Panope's tanks are now 17 years old and have NEVER been empty and NEVER been more than half full. Boat has been on the hard for about 80% of that time (including each but one winter) in Washington...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 25-05-2018, 09:57
Replies: 199
Views: 13,373
Posted By Panope
Re: Composting toilet: rules, regulations, and "real life" use etc.?

Goat,

All surfaces in the head are painted plywood. The exception being the bent wood piece under the seat - it is varnished.

Steve

https://i.imgur.com/78JAPNY.jpg
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 24-05-2018, 19:13
Replies: 199
Views: 13,373
Posted By Panope
Re: Composting toilet: rules, regulations, and "real life" use etc.?

My DIY composter has NO churn. I tried the "dump and cover" technique but I did not care for handling the media so frequently. I use coconut coir and it is dusty, leaving crumbs all over.

My...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 24-05-2018, 07:06
Replies: 199
Views: 13,373
Posted By Panope
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 23-05-2018, 22:48
Replies: 199
Views: 13,373
Posted By Panope
Re: Composting toilet: rules, regulations, and "real life" use etc.?

I sprung for the Separette diverter and seat (the most expensive piece of plastic I have ever bought). It works great but I am sure a funnel could be made to work just as well.

The thing about...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 23-05-2018, 07:34
Replies: 199
Views: 13,373
Posted By Panope
Re: Composting toilet: rules, regulations, and "real life" use etc.?

6 gallon urine holding tank. Product is sold as a Portable RV Holding Tank.

I'm just a weekender, so it only needs pumping a couple times each season. I use a small hand pump with the hose...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 19-05-2018, 23:00
Replies: 78
Views: 9,260
Posted By Panope
Re: Why are metal boats popular among seasoned cruisers?

I'm no "seasoned cruiser", but I concur with Jim that it goes both ways. I've got a strong (40+ yrs) emotional attachment to my (aluminum) boat and will likely never sell her. That said, If I were...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 14-05-2018, 16:41
Replies: 114
Views: 9,962
Posted By Panope
Re: Yep - we dragged!

For testing, how about a solid state "attitude indicator" that records orientation every couple seconds. A cheap cell phone has everything needed. Just have to keep it dry and prevent crushing.
...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 06-05-2018, 18:32
Replies: 56
Views: 4,117
Posted By Panope
Re: Anchor DIY

Steve has been busy with other things lately.

Boat is high and dry. Might not splash this year.

Steve

https://i.imgur.com/tgcNvhp.jpg
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 23-04-2018, 18:41
Replies: 143
Views: 27,296
Posted By Panope
Re: Sarca "Excels"

The aluminum Excel tip is weighted with lead.

Lead, aluminum and salt water are generally an unhappy combination. In this case, the lead is completely sealed (by welding) inside the aluminum...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 23-04-2018, 06:11
Replies: 143
Views: 27,296
Posted By Panope
Re: Sarca "Excels"

I have tested both of these (#5) anchors and found that once the anchors have begun to bury into the s seabed, performance is very similar. However, the aluminum anchor (being lighter) has less...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 17-04-2018, 19:10
Replies: 35
Views: 2,902
Posted By Panope
Re: how to cut wire for lifelines

Yep.

Wrap with electrical tape before cutting to keep strands from fraying.


Steve
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 11-04-2018, 08:49
Replies: 1,929
Views: 295,332
Posted By Panope
Re: Bestevaer 49ST

Wow. Absolutely gorgeous. Worth every penny and every hour you guys poured into the design and details.

Speaking of which, if a hypothetical customer approached KM and simply said "I want a boat...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 05-04-2018, 09:06
Replies: 60
Views: 4,359
Posted By Panope
Re: Less Conventional Approaches to Controlling Yawing

Thinwater,

Great thread, thanks for posting.

I was unfamiliar with the term "Hammerlock Moor" so I did a quick Google search to learn more about it.

In several seamanship publications, the...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 03-04-2018, 19:38
Replies: 3
Want To Buy: Yanmar 4JH4-TE engine
Views: 540
Posted By Panope
Re: Yanmar 4JH4-TE engine

Friendly advice:

Keep the engine.

Steve
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 02-04-2018, 19:25
Replies: 48
Views: 4,749
Posted By Panope
Re: New Anchor Developments

One could start collecting used IRIDIUM spark plugs.

From wikipiedia-

"Iridium is a chemical element with symbol Ir and atomic number 77. A very hard, brittle, silvery-white transition metal...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 20-03-2018, 18:53
Replies: 50
Views: 3,599
Posted By Panope
Re: Comparing RIBs to HP air floors

Here is my experience with an HP Air Floor Walker Bay Odyssey 310 (62 pounds), a 2016 Yamaha 6 four-stroke (60 pounds), and two different propellers:

1 person (170 lbs). Planes effortlessly with...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 10-03-2018, 17:39
Replies: 80
Views: 7,941
Posted By Panope
Re: Robert Perry's Ideal Cruiser - Buppy Boat 43

Trim tab wind vanes go with transoms hung rudders like peas and carrots.

Steve
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 09-03-2018, 09:04
Replies: 80
Views: 7,941
Posted By Panope
Re: Robert Perry's Ideal Cruiser - Buppy Boat 43

Where do I sign........

Steve
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 07-03-2018, 20:46
Replies: 34
Views: 2,772
Posted By Panope
Re: Bimini top out of aluminum ?????

Most painted aluminum corrosion problems (paint bubbling) occur at fasteners, joints and laps. If you paint aluminum, only paint the large "field" areas and leave the edges/fasteners bare.

Steve
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 24-02-2018, 10:40
Replies: 109
Views: 8,983
Posted By Panope
Re: How long is your snubber

If the rode needs to be extended substantially in building conditions, my plan is to let go the snubber and tie on another one at the new, longer location.

I use my 50' foot dock lines as...
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