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Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 10-09-2014, 18:28
Replies: 46
Views: 1,553
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Fuel hose - requirement for insurance

The vent shown (for gasoline) with a flame arrestor, is often mistakenly used for holding tanks & other stuff. I can't comment on the technical atributes of the actual unit shown. They are...
Forum: Our Community 10-09-2014, 16:01
Replies: 29
Views: 1,364
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Cheap Courtesy Flags

We have bought or been gifted, many from Landfall. Some affordable, some ridiculous. Many flags on board when we bought the boat were hand made by crayon on suitable material. OK if your artistic...
Forum: Our Community 08-09-2014, 18:49
Replies: 76
Views: 2,406
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Help us Name our Boat


Forget the cute stuff only insiders might get. Make it something everyone can remember AND easy to pick up on the radio. For town name, maybe you can find one with the I-P reference...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 08-09-2014, 17:35
Replies: 23
Views: 870
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Where to keep lifejackets tidily and to hand

We keep ours around our collective necks. Having found myself in deep water once where the jackets went down with the ship, one realizes the only place it does any good is on you. When we have...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 07-09-2014, 07:48
Replies: 24
Views: 711
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Zincs - Salvaging NPT Brass Plugs

Make your own bottom tap by grinding off the tapered end. Its what we do in the machine shop. Also, if you change the zincs sooner you can avoid the problem. If there is no zinc, look in your heat...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 07-09-2014, 07:39
Replies: 46
Views: 1,553
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Fuel hose - requirement for insurance

The gimbal requirement is one I've also never heard of. I recently added gimbal locks to prevent ours from swinging. The constant motion can prematurely fail the hose. So far, we have never had...
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 06-09-2014, 17:23
Replies: 15
Views: 677
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Cat chomping on fishing lines

hang up, put away. leave them in rod holders. We have ceiling mounted rod holders in the cabin. Heavy rail mount rod holders on the aft pulpit.
Forum: Marinas 05-09-2014, 15:32
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Looking for Ft. Lauderdale Marina Recommendations

I extricated ours form River Bend. $TAY AWAY!!

Pricing we found suggests you get well north of Lauderdale or prepare to be worked over.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 05-09-2014, 14:33
Replies: 40
Views: 1,397
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Painting a mast?

first question: is it currently painted? If NO then absolutely leave it alone.

If it is in need, plan it at your next stretch on the hard.

Remove everything that easily comes off. We used a...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 04-09-2014, 18:59
Replies: 81
Views: 3,679
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: AIS now compulsory for foreign yachts in Thailand

I am a firm believer & user of AIS. Great here where piracy is nearly unknown. What will be our position when the criminals can pick & choose a victim based on who/what you are and how many boats...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 03-09-2014, 19:52
Replies: 117
Views: 2,798
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Sept Giveaway: Mantus Beats a Thousand Again!

Happy to have an opportunity at any of the Mantus equipment. I noticed there were a few new things added since the last time I visited the site.

Large bridle for large boat and large hook. (7/16...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 30-08-2014, 15:22
Replies: 71
Views: 2,985
Posted By Nicholson58
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 30-08-2014, 14:36
Replies: 60
Views: 4,328
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: off shore swimming

Yes, you missed this one. Pretty well sums it up.
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 28-08-2014, 19:25
Replies: 31
Views: 1,776
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Offshore Sails - Are High-end Worth the $$

Dacron for Main, Mizzen, storm trisail, cutter storm jib, #2 genoa factional hoist. AS spinnaker, mizzen staysail.

We added a 5-layer Quantum Fusion Membrane high cut genoa (Yankee) as the new...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 28-08-2014, 19:06
Replies: 60
Views: 4,328
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: off shore swimming

we do it often in Lake Michigan. I don't mind a cold dip but most guests want mid-70's F or higher. I swam in Marquette harbor In July - 54 F.

From the boat, I prefer everyone wears flotation....
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 28-08-2014, 18:54
Replies: 71
Views: 2,985
Posted By Nicholson58
Re: Is it really that HOT in America and the Caribbean?

Not hot here. All of the great Lakes froze over for the first time in several years. People were paddling SUP icebergs in Marquette harbor in May wearing cramp-ons.

Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 27-08-2014, 18:34
Replies: 10
Views: 443
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: 19
Views: 1,263
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: 458
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: 19
Views: 1,263
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: 607
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: 3,194
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: 37
Views: 1,670
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: 736
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: 2,238
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...
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