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Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 11-11-2020, 07:26
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Posted By Free Rider
Re: MANTUS MARINE GIVEAWAY - ends Nov 24, 2020

I need this :
https://www.mantusmarine.com/product/35-lbs-galvanized-steel-mantus-anchor/


to replace the old CQR I have on my boat.
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 03-11-2020, 08:03
Replies: 36
Views: 3,645
Posted By Free Rider
Re: Does my soft shackles looks right?

Well, I certainly did not think my question would stir a debate! :redface:

I found that my first shackle was too large at the eye because the legs did not stay as they were first set when I was...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 01-11-2020, 15:41
Replies: 36
Views: 3,645
Posted By Free Rider
Re: Does my soft shackles looks right?

I managed to shorten one of the legs to make the noose smaller (see post # 5). Also, the button knot has not been tightened yet using a winch or something similar. I'll do that when I get to the boat.
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 31-10-2020, 16:30
Replies: 36
Views: 3,645
Posted By Free Rider
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 31-10-2020, 14:27
Replies: 36
Views: 3,645
Posted By Free Rider
Re: Does my soft shackles looks right?

Ok I just went back to the shackle and you are right : I can shorten one leg to make the noose tighter. Then I have to work it back trough the button knot but it works! Thanks again!
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 31-10-2020, 13:20
Replies: 36
Views: 3,645
Posted By Free Rider
Re: Does my soft shackles looks right?

I'll try doing the next one smaller.
I can't tighten it by shortening the legs because of the brummel lock. It will have to stay as it is.

Edit : I just saw your signature : two forums, two...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 31-10-2020, 12:05
Replies: 36
Views: 3,645
Posted By Free Rider
Does my soft shackles looks right?

Hi,
I just tied my first soft shackle using mostly instructions I found here made by Seaworthy Lass (a very big thank you by the way!!).

I am at the step were I need to put the shackle on a...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 12-09-2020, 03:11
Replies: 99
Views: 6,505
Posted By Free Rider
Re: RANT Canadian vessel name RANT

Just use the name you want and add a number. Then don't put this number on the transom and don't use it at all. :whistling:
I know it is not legal but nobody will ever notice. If you want some peace...
Forum: Marine Electronics 13-08-2020, 11:06
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By Free Rider
Re: electronics compatibility question

Thanks all!
I'm happy to learn I can make it work. I will figure the details with the manuals. I don't think I will use these features very often, but my idea was to have a backup to the fluxgate...
Forum: Marine Electronics 13-08-2020, 04:30
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By Free Rider
Question electronics compatibility question

Hi everyone,
I'm trying to understand how I can plug my different electronics together.

I have a Raymarine St6002 underdeck autopilot
an old Garmin 492 chartplotter but looking at a very good...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 03-08-2020, 08:21
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By Free Rider
Re: Using private mooring buoys in BC Canada

Exactly. I have also been in the same situation with an anchorage full of mostly unnocuppied private moorings. Can someone educate me on the exact legality of this?
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 26-07-2020, 12:55
Replies: 16
Views: 685
Posted By Free Rider
Re: Making Sails

Yes, mostly the fabric. A sock is as long as the spinnaker (or almost) and to have a diameter of 14 '' at the base you need 44'' of width for the fabric. It comes in 60'' wide roll so you use almost...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 26-07-2020, 07:13
Replies: 16
Views: 685
Posted By Free Rider
Re: Making Sails

I will try to post a report but it won't be before January at least, maybe later depending on the Covid situation.




I bought most stuff from Sailrite (except ropes, pulley and wire at the...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 26-07-2020, 03:02
Replies: 16
Views: 685
Posted By Free Rider
Re: Making Sails

I have done a spinnaker from a Sailrite kit. Very easy. It gave me confidence to design, cut and sew my next sail, which was a mizzen drifter. I used a free software (Sailcut CAD) for the design....
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 14-07-2020, 04:16
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By Free Rider
Forum: Navigation 20-02-2020, 11:46
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By Free Rider
Re: Little Bahama Bank

Indeed they are!!!
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 18-02-2020, 12:24
Replies: 9
Views: 1,014
Posted By Free Rider
Re: Cat Ketch : extending my sail inventory

Yes I'm thinking about adding sails for light air that would be flatter than the spinnaker for close reaching (a cruising code 0? I think screecher is a term specific to multihull). I recon that two...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 17-02-2020, 14:21
Replies: 9
Views: 1,014
Posted By Free Rider
Re: Cat Ketch : extending my sail inventory

Hi Door Sail, do you still have the cat schooner? How is/was your spinnaker rigged? I'm curious as I don't find a lot of information on alternative sails on cat ketch or schooner. I have seen a few...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 16-02-2020, 15:34
Replies: 9
Views: 1,014
Posted By Free Rider
Re: Cat Ketch : extending my sail inventory

It is not a 8' sprit. It is only about 3' from the end of the anchor platform. It gives an 8 foot "J" , if you will, from the main mast. The sprit will slide in a tube secured with u-bolts through...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 16-02-2020, 14:02
Replies: 9
Views: 1,014
Posted By Free Rider
Cat Ketch : extending my sail inventory

Hi all, I'm new on this forum. Very first post. I wish I had contributed before asking for help. :frown: I'll make sure to pay it forward in the future! :smile:

I bought a cat ketch last year. It...
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