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Forum: Navigation 16-01-2022, 18:54
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By Steel sails
Re: Christmas Bay Texas

I was curious about you 1 fathom depth just looked at the chart Chart no 11322 shows a depth of between 1 and 3 ft.

No water in west bay today I’ll try to post a picture

Regards
Paul
Forum: Navigation 16-01-2022, 18:38
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By Steel sails
Re: Christmas Bay Texas

No saying it’s not possible but no.
I fish out there and get stuck with a shallow sport fishing boat sometimes, that draws 8”
Just stay in the Intracoastal and you will be fine.

Regards
Paul
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 20-08-2021, 12:47
Replies: 13
Views: 1,143
Posted By Steel sails
Re: Croatia bareboat questions

I would think the IPC is equivalent to ICC but I would send a copy to the Charter agency and have them confirm it in writing
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 20-08-2021, 10:45
Replies: 13
Views: 1,143
Posted By Steel sails
Re: Croatia bareboat questions

Make sure someone has an ICC and a radio license They insisted on seeing it when we chartered there. Few years back.
Regards
Paul
Forum: Navigation 08-08-2021, 07:51
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By Steel sails
Re: corinthian guages

Try DMI marine in Middleboro MA.

Regards
Paul
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 03-06-2021, 05:53
Replies: 19
Views: 1,225
Posted By Steel sails
Re: Sources for 1.5" 316 Stainless

Well I can assure you online metals is wrong.

I have been in the pipe manufacturing business for over 40 years.
We are ISO and AS9100 certified
See www.Ippgrp.com

For the correct sizes of...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 02-06-2021, 20:16
Replies: 19
Views: 1,225
Posted By Steel sails
Re: Sources for 1.5" 316 Stainless

That’s not the case pipe od is fixed by a standard. The id changes according to the wall thickness.
The nominal size of a pipe equates to a historical id but od is alway fixed according to Ansi...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 23-04-2021, 21:26
Replies: 30
Views: 3,799
Posted By Steel sails
Re: Won't bend or rust. What metal do I need?

In preference order
Highest strength balanced against sea water compatibility

MP35N
Ti 6Al-4V (grd 5)
Inconel 625
Monel K500
2507 super duplex

Cost would fall in line with this order...
Forum: Navigation 12-04-2021, 20:43
Replies: 114
Views: 10,963
Posted By Steel sails
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 11-04-2021, 07:26
Replies: 168
Views: 21,746
Posted By Steel sails
Re: How do cruisers pay for boats?

Paid cash for them all started with a couple of Hobbie Cats, then a Hunter 30,
PDQ 36 Catamaran, Freydis 49 Cat and a 2019 Nautitech Open 46. Nautitech cost Around 850k delivered BVI

Open 46 was...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 01-12-2020, 21:21
Replies: 42
Views: 3,950
Posted By Steel sails
Re: BVI & Covid problems

BVI press release says all 4 released they entered a guilty plea and paid 1000$ fine each.
Regards
Paul
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 25-11-2020, 07:02
Replies: 64
Views: 4,083
Posted By Steel sails
Re: Sourcing 3in, polished 316 stainless Flanges?

Are your stations pipe size or tube size?
Bear in mind stubends are pipe sizes so the 3” stub end is designed to weld to a 3” nominal pipe size (NPS) I.e. 3 1/2 od pipe. For a 3” od stantion that...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 29-09-2020, 06:24
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By Steel sails
Re: Sails for 49' Cat with rotating mast

I used to own Freydis 49 Cheorae.
We ended up staying with Radial cut Hydranet. Never worried about Forestay Tension. She had Synthetic ringing so used the Running back stays, to the point the main...
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 22-08-2020, 15:05
Replies: 12
Views: 4,510
Posted By Steel sails
Re: Marriage Saver Headsets

We use the sena SPH10
Works perfectly
Regards
Paul
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 26-05-2020, 06:03
Replies: 18
Views: 1,525
Posted By Steel sails
Re: Custom Deck HW bolts? Where to find/ get?

OP is looking for pan head not hex head.
3/8 x 3” is pretty large for pan head. Bolt depot ( google them)carries them in 18/8 (304), no 316. Or you can go hex as the previous poster suggested.
...
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 23-05-2020, 07:28
Replies: 54
Views: 4,755
Posted By Steel sails
Re: Non US citizen - state registered boat - unflagged and no nationality - a good id

We tried that had insurance issues. He was only 18 or 19 at the time.

Regards
Paul
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 23-05-2020, 07:20
Replies: 54
Views: 4,755
Posted By Steel sails
Re: Non US citizen - state registered boat - unflagged and no nationality - a good id

We are similar situation UK permanent residents.
Have had 3 boats state registered in Texas, been boarded in Kemah Texas by homeland security and on a different occasion by USCG no issues.
Also...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 10-05-2020, 20:22
Replies: 54
Views: 6,241
Posted By Steel sails
Re: Tips on preparing a boat for survey from the sellers perspective

Don’t think anyone in USVI gives a rats arse about RCD.
As suggested else where empty everything you can from the lockers and clean them. Rent a small trailer to put your stuff in if need be ...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 28-03-2020, 12:36
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By Steel sails
Re: What system is this?

It’s on a nice boat. One valve is labeled dish washer!
Regards
Paul
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 24-02-2020, 07:10
Replies: 96
Views: 19,602
Posted By Steel sails
Re: Custom Catamaran Cost & Builders

Have you thought about a Hurricane damaged boat. My insurance company sold Cheorae for $30k The water maker and Electric winches were brand new and worth that. She hadn’t sunk, damaged on the Hard....
Forum: General Sailing Forum 26-01-2020, 07:23
Replies: 142
Views: 15,677
Posted By Steel sails
Re: What are your worst fear sailing events

Well I’ve done #5 and #6 on the 1 st list and the clogged head a couple of times and we are still sailing.

Regards
Paul
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 23-07-2019, 05:58
Replies: 25
Views: 1,415
Posted By Steel sails
Re: Help! Where in the world to find a 39mm rudderstock!

You need to ask around for a machine shop with a “centerless grinder”
They can hold tolerance of 1/1000” if needed but you don’t need that accuracy.
No length restrictions on centerless machines.
...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 09-02-2019, 09:59
Replies: 3
Views: 864
Posted By Steel sails
Re: Open 46 Solar

Thanks do you know how they routed the cables?
If not could you put me in touch with the installer
Many thanks
I will pm you my direct email
Regards
Paul
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 03-02-2019, 20:22
Replies: 3
Views: 864
Posted By Steel sails
Open 46 Solar

Has anyone added solar panels to a Nautitech Open 46. The installer says he is struggling to find a neat way to hide the wires on the roof above the cockpit and is suggesting a frame and hard panels...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 12-12-2018, 06:25
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By Steel sails
Re: Green Turtle Delivery Log

Love the Boat name

Handel’s Water Music.

No doubt your favorite is the Hornpipe.

Regards
Paul
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