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Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 30-08-2014, 15:22
Replies: 66
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Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 30-08-2014, 14:36
Replies: 53
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Posted By Nicholson58
Re: off shore swimming

Yes, you missed this one. Pretty well sums it up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZANKFxrcKU
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 28-08-2014, 19:25
Replies: 31
Views: 1,495
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: 53
Views: 2,718
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: 66
Views: 2,156
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.

THE INSTRUMENTS 54 F was...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 27-08-2014, 18:34
Replies: 7
Views: 248
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: 793
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: 425
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: 793
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: 560
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: 2,868
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: 1,517
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: 693
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: 2,019
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: 2,019
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: 576
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: 2,019
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: 2,868
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: 805
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: 5,788
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: 1,911
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: 1,637
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: 1,372
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: 629
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: 175
Views: 8,355
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.
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