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Forum: Weather | Gear, Reports and Resources 23-07-2020, 23:41
Replies: 73
Views: 4,382
Posted By xslim
Re: What weather information makes you take action when offshore?

Hi John,
Thank you for such a great detailed answer!
Definitely saving it for future reference.
As of text synopsis- are you referring to NAVTEX?
Do you read one for specific Met area or any...
Forum: Weather | Gear, Reports and Resources 23-07-2020, 12:31
Replies: 73
Views: 4,382
Posted By xslim
Re: What weather information makes you take action when offshore?

What kind of information you were getting on inreach? Wind speed / direction? Some one was tracking you ashore?
Forum: Weather | Gear, Reports and Resources 23-07-2020, 11:24
Replies: 73
Views: 4,382
Posted By xslim
What weather information makes you take action when offshore?

Hi guys!
So there are lot of ways how to get weather offshore: SSB, Weatherfax, Iridium GO, InReach (my current solution).
But what do you do with the weather information when you are offshore? ...
Forum: Marine Electronics 30-06-2020, 02:47
Replies: 24
Views: 1,184
Posted By xslim
Re: Blank Slate Electronics install exercise.

The problem is not with the canbus or installation, but in the end devices themselves.
If the firmware on DST800 sensor is finicky, or on Garmin wind black box, no great installation will fix it.
Forum: Marine Electronics 30-06-2020, 01:26
Replies: 24
Views: 1,184
Posted By xslim
Re: Blank Slate Electronics install exercise.

So I replaced all my electronics few years ago with all new NMEA 2000.
The issues I have:
- some times wind meter freaks out
- some times depth meter freaks out
the only way to fix those issues...
Forum: Our Community 28-05-2020, 08:57
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By xslim
Re: Sailomat 3040

I have the same windvane on my old boat. Mine looks like working, but needs greacing.
Any one knows what kind of greace I should put in and how much?

@Jerry - do you still need the manual for...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 10-12-2019, 02:54
Replies: 35
Views: 4,068
Posted By xslim
Re: Carrying a spare mainsail

I don't have a spare main nor a trysail. And I regret.
I was close reaching in a gale (35 knot wind) and while putting a 3-rd reef in my main at night I over-tighten the reef line and ripped the...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 04-12-2019, 05:57
Replies: 50
Views: 4,888
Posted By xslim
Re: living aboard/world circum and country of residency as a pensioneer

How about residency in Portugal?
Iíve heard its popular for retired people for a tax reasons
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 07-06-2019, 03:13
Replies: 0
Views: 414
Posted By xslim
in Netherlands: CQR & Britany anchor, Goiot 308 manual windlass, 10mm chain

want to sell or trade for beer in Netherlands, Amsterdam:

old, used stuff:

- CQR 16 kg Plastimo anchor - 15$
- Britany 16kg anchor - 15$
- Goiot 308 manual windlass - 50$
- pieces of 10mm...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 07-06-2019, 02:55
Replies: 2
Views: 744
Posted By xslim
What to do with old anchor and chain

So i got myself a new anchor (Spade 25 kg), new chain (100m 8mm G70) and new windlass (Lewmar X2).
For kedge / stern anchor I have Fortress FX35

Now I have 2 old anchors - CQR 16kg and Britany...
Forum: Marine Electronics 27-05-2019, 14:27
Replies: 90
Views: 34,837
Posted By xslim
Re: DIY MMSI (re)programming

I heard this should work

$PSRT,012,,,(--QuaRk--)*4B
$PSRT,RDP*6F
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 11-05-2019, 05:26
Replies: 43
Views: 9,809
Posted By xslim
Re: Adding a cutter rig / sloop to cutter conversion

Bottom chainplate / support for staysail.

191825
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 09-05-2019, 10:37
Replies: 43
Views: 9,809
Posted By xslim
Re: Adding a cutter rig / sloop to cutter conversion

I am implementing it slowly :)

as we speak, changing the windlass to electrical and welding on a Staysail support to the "old chain locker" bulkhead. I am thinking to use dyneema as a stay.

On...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 18-02-2019, 09:12
Replies: 14
Views: 1,253
Posted By xslim
Re: Paint over epoxy in heads (shower)

you can't seal formica on edges, and it's not good for curved places
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 18-02-2019, 08:27
Replies: 14
Views: 1,253
Posted By xslim
Re: Paint over epoxy in heads (shower)

not a lot of sunlight, but still a possibility. I don't want to do double work so better I do the right thing once.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 18-02-2019, 07:54
Replies: 14
Views: 1,253
Posted By xslim
Paint over epoxy in heads (shower)

Hi guys,
I'm renovating my heads area (toilet & shower).

I've made thin plywood construction, which I will cover with layer of 200g glass mat (with West system 105 + 205) and Peel-Ply on top.
...
Forum: Europe 06-01-2019, 11:20
Replies: 3
Views: 814
Posted By xslim
Re: Amsterdam - Looking for Rigger & Sailmaker for consulting

Your recommendations for companies is nice, but the riggers from rigging company dont know about converting sloop to cutter and best sail ideas, while the sailing companies did not know about what...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 04-01-2019, 00:44
Replies: 16
Views: 5,883
Posted By xslim
Re: Glembring vs Refleks Diesel Heaters.

183157

Picture of my Refliks installed near navigation table.
Sorry for the mess, bot under renovation )
Could not install it near the mast for different reasons.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 03-01-2019, 07:48
Replies: 16
Views: 5,883
Posted By xslim
Re: Glembring vs Refleks Diesel Heaters.

I have Refleks 2000K (with cooktop and round window, no radiators connected) on my 39ft boat near the companionway. Works like a charm in marina / anchor, but I still have problems making it work...
Forum: Europe 03-01-2019, 05:12
Replies: 3
Views: 814
Posted By xslim
Amsterdam - Looking for Rigger & Sailmaker for consulting

Hi guys,

Can anyone recommend a Rigger & Sailmaker in area of Amsterdam, Netherlands,
preferably that has good offshore sailing experience on 40ft boats?

I am planning to convert my 39ft sloop...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 02-07-2018, 07:12
Replies: 12
Views: 1,064
Posted By xslim
Re: Sail set advice for 39' Offshore cruising boat

Hey guys,
What will be the proper way to set a jib downhaul? My halyard is on mast, should I lead the downhaul there as well via block ?
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 02-07-2018, 02:15
Replies: 13
Views: 2,121
Posted By xslim
Re: Porta Bote vs Banana boat

Thank you for answers!
I do not plan to have a big outboard. 1.5 - 3 HP.

I do like the shape of BB. and the weight for same size is much less -

Porta Bote 8 - 34 kg
Porta Bote 10 - 38 kg
...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 02-07-2018, 02:09
Replies: 12
Views: 1,064
Posted By xslim
Re: Sail set advice for 39' Offshore cruising boat

I do currently have the removable staysail and hanked on Jib.

The problem I have - The weakest person - my GF, cannot physically manage in middle of night with sleep deprivation:
1. Rolling big...
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 29-06-2018, 07:40
Replies: 5
Views: 1,593
Posted By xslim
Re: Recommendations for RYA schools to do the Yachtmaster Offshore (YM) certificate.

I did mine YM in Gibraltar. I think there is only one school there.
Was very good experience.
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 29-06-2018, 06:18
Replies: 13
Views: 2,121
Posted By xslim
Re: Porta Bote vs Banana boat

Hi Mike, any reason you recommend 10' instead of 8' ?
Me and my GF are pretty light weight people... so from carrying capacity, I can fit 3 persons and some water jugs in 8' one.
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