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Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems Yesterday, 06:40
Replies: 15
Views: 977
Posted By Orion Jim
Re: Best way to remove old bottom paint

https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/p/d/b40064937/

These are outstanding in this application. I use them every fall to remove the antifouling from my prop.
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting Yesterday, 06:30
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By Orion Jim
Re: Replacing rod bobstay

Since your question was “Who could I go to” I’ll presume you were looking to have this done for you, rather than do it yourself.
Any rigger can replace this bobstay. It is not a specialized or...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 28-11-2021, 19:30
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By Orion Jim
Re: Hatch covers

That does not mean to imply all are created equal. Some are very well made and up to the task, some are not.
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 25-11-2021, 22:03
Replies: 195
Views: 13,222
Posted By Orion Jim
Re: Watch Keeping Single Handing

Five years ago I was 300nm east of Norfolk Va. in very limited visibility due to heavy rains and squalls. I had no AIS targets but my radar picked up a solid target which was stationary. When I...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 25-11-2021, 21:29
Replies: 33
Views: 1,862
Posted By Orion Jim
Re: Is this old CQR worth putting money into?

If you are in Columbia your choices may be limited. I would put this tired workhorse out to pasture and replace it with one of the modern anchors, if you can acquire one. If not, any backup is...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 24-11-2021, 20:08
Replies: 17
Views: 879
Posted By Orion Jim
Re: Bronze rudder shoe - Taiwanese boats

It’s difficult to offer advice with no indication of the OP’s location. There is much to be said for staying with a provider reasonably close to home. On an international forum it seems prudent to...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 23-11-2021, 14:58
Replies: 195
Views: 13,222
Posted By Orion Jim
Re: Watch Keeping Single Handing

I’ve experienced similar situations with swordfish long line “high flyers” in the Gulf Stream. :facepalm:
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 22-11-2021, 06:29
Replies: 195
Views: 13,222
Posted By Orion Jim
Re: Watch Keeping Single Handing

COLREGS was adopted in October 1972, entry into force July 1977.

https://www.imo.org/en/About/Conventions/Pages/COLREG.aspx

I would like to refer you to Rule 5; Rule 5 requires that "every...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 21-11-2021, 22:15
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By Orion Jim
Re: Mixing AGM Batteries

Any particular reason you want to remain with a 70 amp hour battery? I have three AGM’s. One separate starter and the second bank consists of two AGM’s. All are 105 amp hour group 31’s.
I’ll look...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 21-11-2021, 22:05
Replies: 195
Views: 13,222
Posted By Orion Jim
Re: Watch Keeping Single Handing

I remember when a singlehander was considered an intrepid mariner….now we are apparently nothing more than rule violators. Ah…well….be that as it may. I have AIS B and a separate AIS receiver, both...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 21-11-2021, 21:39
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Orion Jim
Re: Horozontal winch jamming

Yes it is intended for rope. Perhaps mine is of a more recent vintage as it appears they added some texture, perhaps as an improvement for a better grip.
You can just make out the texture on the...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 21-11-2021, 18:48
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Orion Jim
Re: Horozontal winch jamming

The chain stripper has elongated mounting holes to facilitate adjustment. An adjustment may be all which is required. I stripped my Lofrans Royal a couple years ago to lubricate all the inner...
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 20-11-2021, 17:02
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By Orion Jim
Re: Hobie 33 project for cheap

https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/announcement.php?f=152

Per the rules all ads MUST include an asking price.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 15-11-2021, 18:46
Replies: 14
Views: 1,344
Posted By Orion Jim
Re: Newbie to pilings and short piers

When I was in a marina with a similar situation the pilings had wooden cleats so your dock lines were left in place around the pilings and the bitter end was looped on the cleat when you left and...
Forum: Our Community 15-11-2021, 13:52
Replies: 63
Views: 4,013
Posted By Orion Jim
Re: Anchoring but not checking in (if needed)

I know a gent who was running low on fuel during a passage from the Virgins to New England. Tried to use the Right of Innocent Passage concept to forego clearing into Customs in Bermuda to purchase...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 12-11-2021, 14:03
Replies: 11
Views: 1,063
Posted By Orion Jim
Re: Sanding Residue & Bottom Paint

If your intentions are to sand the paint off until you are down to the gelcoat….no, there is no difference. If you sand it yourself you will need full protective gear and you will need an efficient...
Forum: Emergency, Disaster and Distress 11-11-2021, 15:17
Replies: 8
Views: 996
Posted By Orion Jim
Re: Abandoned at sea

I sailed to Bermuda in June and spent three weeks there before returning to New England. While I was there two boats were abandoned by their skippers and were picked up by re-directed commercial...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 11-11-2021, 14:39
Replies: 28
Views: 2,484
Posted By Orion Jim
Re: Moving boat 500 meters WITHOUT a trailer?

The design of the 22 footer will dictate your trailer needs. There are 22 foot boats with fin keels, bilge keels, full keels, centerboards, daggerboards, etc. The complexity of the requirements to...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 07-11-2021, 13:57
Replies: 71
Views: 6,102
Posted By Orion Jim
Re: Island Packet 349

You are feeding the troll……
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 06-11-2021, 14:00
Replies: 36
Views: 4,101
Posted By Orion Jim
Re: Oyster 66 vs. Moody 66: Which would you trust for a short handed circumnavigation

Choose whichever already has a dedicated Grey Poupon locker. Those without this feature are pedestrian…..
Forum: General Sailing Forum 01-11-2021, 14:54
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Posted By Orion Jim
Re: Bermuda boat storage

Never been there over the winter months but they have little variation in temperature (as compared with New England) so I would find the slightly lower temperatures and reduced humidity delightful. ...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 01-11-2021, 04:54
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By Orion Jim
Re: Trickle charge batteries or remove?

https://marinehowto.com/winter-battery-storage-self-discharge-characteristics/

A healthy battery bank, fully charged, with no parasitic loads, will go dormant and easily survive a New England...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 31-10-2021, 15:28
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By Orion Jim
Re: Rudder pox

The core may be saturated so it makes sense to determine the cause and effect repairs before replacement rears it’s ugly head.
A friends rudder on his Beneteau 36.7 has been repaired numerous times.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 31-10-2021, 15:22
Replies: 16
Views: 1,545
Posted By Orion Jim
Re: Dolphin Encounter lower Chesapeake Bay

Nice that you were able to get video of those bottlenose dolphins. I’ve tried to get photos over the years but my results are frequently splashes and tails.
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 31-10-2021, 15:03
Replies: 14
Views: 1,092
Posted By Orion Jim
Re: Unsticking a very stuck turnbuckle

I value bronze turnbuckles myself. You can use a die grinder to grind flats on that rod so it can easily be held in a vice. Easy peasy.
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