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Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 08-08-2022, 19:35
Replies: 34
Views: 1,393
Posted By kayakerChuck
Re: Backing out of slip - suggestions

We commonly use something like this:
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 07-08-2022, 20:56
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By kayakerChuck
Re: Docking Ego Shattered

I've been boating for 50 ish years. I win most, and lose some. If I won them all, it wouldn't be fun :-)

We tend to use spring lines when docking. They can help in a bunch of different...
Forum: Marine Electronics 03-08-2022, 17:18
Replies: 59
Views: 2,798
Posted By kayakerChuck
Re: VHF alarm

I'm in a fairly busy area, and might hear one DSC call per hour on a busy day. Pretty much all of them are real emergencies. Most are not terribly local.

I wish there was a DSC call Monday...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 01-08-2022, 10:55
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By kayakerChuck
Re: How much weight can go on the mast ?

I doubt all the cameras, lights, and other accoutrement will weight more than 1 or 2 percent of your halyard loads.

No worries.
Forum: Flotsam & Sailing Miscellany 20-07-2022, 04:48
Replies: 14
Views: 853
Posted By kayakerChuck
Re: Why buy a boat when you can buy a seafort


My other half is a chemistry professor and the plan is to retire to a mad scientist type lab.

This has possibilities.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 19-07-2022, 06:15
Replies: 35
Views: 2,437
Posted By kayakerChuck
Re: Exponential Curve for Boat Maintenance Cost?

My sailing club is probably typical. We like to think of ourselves as a "working man's club".

Members have all sorts of craft- a couple Bermuda 40's in Bristol condition, to a bunch of Catalina...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 18-07-2022, 20:20
Replies: 18
Views: 1,399
Posted By kayakerChuck
Re: Rigging question

I paid $2200 for new standing rigging on my O'Day 30 this past March. (be aware- the cost of stainless steel is skyrocketing!) I brought in my old stuff, my local shop duplicated it. Easy, and the...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 16-07-2022, 09:24
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By kayakerChuck
Re: Hitachi 35A alternator- questions/options

Thanks all!

I should not have been so quick to discount bad wiring. The factory sire sizes were appallingly small. I replaced the (+) and (-) alternator wires with a MUCH heavier set, which gave...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 14-07-2022, 14:18
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By kayakerChuck
Re: Flipped the dinghy...AGAIN!

A friend had a similar problem with his dingy. He took to usually using a bridle from the transom, and tying or anchoring it stern-to. This caused other problems with waves & such, but at least it...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 10-07-2022, 17:56
Replies: 32
Views: 1,903
Posted By kayakerChuck
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 08-07-2022, 19:35
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By kayakerChuck
Hitachi 35A alternator- questions/options

I have a 1979 O'Day 30 with a Yanmar 2QM15, with a 35A Hitachi alternator. I have no history of the alternator, but it looks less than 40 years old. Last winter I replaced the ancient, poorly...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 05-07-2022, 11:42
Replies: 54
Views: 3,985
Posted By kayakerChuck
Re: I don't understand batteries

I don't think anybody understands batteries.

I think they are just storage containers for high pressure magic smoke.
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 05-07-2022, 11:24
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By kayakerChuck
Re: Ossian Super Spot Parts Resource

They look a LOT like "Lift the Dot" fasteners, which are readily available.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 29-06-2022, 18:35
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By kayakerChuck
Re: Intermittent loss of cooling

Thanks all.

The hoses are new (2021) the strainer is new (2021), the raw water pump is newish (2019, ~150 hours of use), no pinch points or chance to pinch the hose with the access hatch. The...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 29-06-2022, 11:43
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By kayakerChuck
Intermittent loss of cooling

My boat is a 1979 30' O'day, with a raw water cooled Yanmar 2QM15 with about 930 hours. We bought her about 18 months ago. Last season, I added a Groco sea strainer and replaced the raw water...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 25-06-2022, 06:42
Replies: 28
Views: 2,058
Posted By kayakerChuck
Re: Bending stainless steel tube for a bimini

40 year canvas pro here.

There is a mean, expensive, learning curve for bending tubing. You want to find someone who has done this before. For a one-off, you can easily scrap more tubing than it...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 24-06-2022, 09:40
Replies: 42
Views: 4,170
Posted By kayakerChuck
Re: Learn from My Mistakes

I fear that I unwisely used all my diagnostic and spare parts good luck.

My fridge has been slow to start. I'd turn it on, and nothing would happen for some random amount of time, then it would...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 24-06-2022, 05:53
Replies: 59
Views: 3,734
Posted By kayakerChuck
Re: Paging Mike ORiley - need crash course in freeze dried food

Most backpackers simply dehydrate their food. No refrigeration needed. However, most of what is on your list is commercially available already freeze dried. If bought in bulk, the prices tend to...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 23-06-2022, 15:03
Replies: 14
Views: 1,632
Posted By kayakerChuck
Re: "Not Counting" costs of cruising and living on boat

Thanks for the numbers.

A friend planned on about $600/month. His reality is closer to $2800- he's not liking reality.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 20-06-2022, 06:25
Replies: 21
Views: 650
Posted By kayakerChuck
Re: should I replace this fuse?

It's still good.

For aesthetic reasons only, I'd suggest getting a plastic welding kit and practicing with it. Once you've got the feel, build up the missing bit of plastic, then polish so the...
Forum: Flotsam & Sailing Miscellany 19-06-2022, 08:51
Replies: 43
Views: 14,051
Posted By kayakerChuck
Re: What to Do if My Boat Is Stolen

Hypothetically thinking...

If I wanted to steal a sailboat, I'd probably do a little bit of research first. Maybe I'd join a forum or two & ask how to keep my boat from being stolen. (Same idea...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 11-06-2022, 18:18
Replies: 51
Views: 5,837
Posted By kayakerChuck
Re: Do the big ships care about bottom cleaning?

My better half just sent me an article about antifouling research.. It's amazingly helpful to have a chemistry professor around!
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 02-06-2022, 08:20
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By kayakerChuck
Re: Undersize pins in chainplates


That's exactly what I did- the McMaster bushings are about perfect. I bought about twice as many as I need. It's cheap insurance against dropping them.

Thanks for the help!!
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 31-05-2022, 05:41
Replies: 66
Views: 4,380
Posted By kayakerChuck
Re: Unnecessary Boat Noise Regulations

I have customers with 10-$15,000 USD stereo systems on their boats. It's not pleasant to be ANYWHERE near them. Same with open exhausts.

My club is on a popular river. It can be hard/impossible...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 30-05-2022, 19:33
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By kayakerChuck
Re: Undersize pins in chainplates

I did some poking around, and it seems that the O'Day 30, 32, and 34 share most of their rigging components. The 30 and the 34 both use 1/4" wire and 7/16" pins. In rough numbers, the 34 has about...
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