Cruisers Forum
 


Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.23 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Seaworthy Lass
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area Yesterday, 11:24
Replies: 1,264
Views: 71,849
Posted By Seaworthy Lass
Re: Norway summer cruising, Sweden or Denmark winter storage

Yes, that is why I added ďThis permits 90 days in Norway irrespective of prior time in any other non-Nordic EU country.Ē

It is an extremely tricky maze :).

Loopholes are present though, that...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area Yesterday, 11:15
Replies: 1,264
Views: 71,849
Posted By Seaworthy Lass
Re: Northern Europe this Summer

Hi Dockhead
I have been following your thread with interest, but without much to add as your thoughts have closely coincided with mine right from the start.

One comment regarding the graphs you...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area Yesterday, 10:57
Replies: 1,264
Views: 71,849
Posted By Seaworthy Lass
Re: Norway summer cruising, Sweden or Denmark winter storage

Hi Patrick
I donít have information about boat storage, but I do have some info regarding personal stays in Norway.

Post WWII (prior to Schengen) bilateral agreement were set up between several...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 29-11-2020, 09:00
Replies: 50
Views: 5,258
Posted By Seaworthy Lass
Re: Shears / scissors for cutting Dyneema

The updated spreadsheet includes several additional models.
I have amended the listed blade materials to be exactly as described. These are all very vague. In have not found the exact % composition...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 29-11-2020, 05:07
Replies: 50
Views: 5,258
Posted By Seaworthy Lass
Re: Shears / scissors for cutting Dyneema

Thanks for the info.
The use of UHMWPE is quickly becoming more widespread for all types of applications and it is very useful knowing what cutters function well as alternatives to the vastly...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 28-11-2020, 15:29
Replies: 50
Views: 5,258
Posted By Seaworthy Lass
Re: Shears / scissors for cutting Dyneema

It is good to hear user reports, even if they are only first impressions. It all adds to the knowledge base :thumb:.



I have not found who manufactures the D-Splicer D-26 & Ascend 10Ē (Nusharp...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 28-11-2020, 15:03
Replies: 50
Views: 5,258
Posted By Seaworthy Lass
Re: Shears / scissors for cutting Dyneema

Very useful feedback. Thanks.
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 27-11-2020, 13:46
Replies: 50
Views: 5,258
Posted By Seaworthy Lass
Re: Shears / scissors for cutting Dyneema

Hi PickleB

Yes, the £3.43 ones, as expected, do not have a removable bolt so one blade canít be easily resharpened. Also, the SS used is only 3CR13 (a low end SS, but very good performance for the...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 26-11-2020, 13:46
Replies: 50
Views: 5,258
Posted By Seaworthy Lass
Re: Shears / scissors for cutting Dyneema

Hi PicklesB
Welcome to CF :flowers:.

Great minds think alike :):



£3.43 for something repeatedly advertised as suitable for kevlar sparked my curiosity (particularly since this model is...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 25-11-2020, 15:25
Replies: 654
Views: 93,493
Posted By Seaworthy Lass
Re: Stealth mode - New Generation Ropes

It works a treat!

The Acera rep was visiting CIV when I was there once and gave me this excellent tip. I posted about this in the Acera thread a few years ago. So much useful information is...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 25-11-2020, 15:10
Replies: 654
Views: 93,493
Posted By Seaworthy Lass
Re: Stealth mode - New Generation Ropes

I find the opposite :). For me the extra stiffness of both Acera and Stealth has several positives when it comes to working with them:

The strands are distinct and fibres do not snag easily so it...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 25-11-2020, 10:30
Replies: 654
Views: 93,493
Posted By Seaworthy Lass
Re: Stealth mode - New Generation Ropes

The prices are excellent. A little less for all diameters > 6 mm (before delivery) compared to what I paid at the fishing chandlery (CIV) in the Netherlands in 2018. Dramatically less than SK78...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 25-11-2020, 03:54
Replies: 50
Views: 5,258
Posted By Seaworthy Lass
Re: Shears / scissors for cutting Dyneema

And a profile view (blade material is identical):

D-16 blade thickness 2.3 mm

Nusharp 956 520 blade thickness 3.3 mm
Note the sturdy construction includes a large removable bolt enabling easy...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 25-11-2020, 03:46
Replies: 50
Views: 5,258
Posted By Seaworthy Lass
Re: Shears / scissors for cutting Dyneema

The two UHMWPE cutters side by side:

D-Splicer D-16 pair (very likely Nusharp 951)
Full length: 160 mm
Cutting length: 42 mm

GTC Kevlar scissors for Fibre Optic (Nusharp 956 520)
Full...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 25-11-2020, 01:53
Replies: 50
Views: 5,258
Posted By Seaworthy Lass
Re: Shears / scissors for cutting Dyneema

Yep. Santa arrived early :).

It was bucketing yesterday (it sure can rain here!), so a dinghy ride and 1.5 hour return walk sloshing through deep puddles on a muddy track left me looking like a...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 24-11-2020, 12:37
Replies: 50
Views: 5,258
Posted By Seaworthy Lass
Re: Shears / scissors for cutting Dyneema

Two new shears have arrived :jump:.
The Nusharp ones will be replacing my 3 year old D-Splicer D-16 scissors.
The Knipex ones will be for general use.

All have one blade with micro serrations...
Forum: Our Community 22-11-2020, 15:25
Replies: 162
Views: 13,825
Posted By Seaworthy Lass
Re: So.... You want to cruise on a sailboat

Donít let a few seagull stories put you off. Some of us clearly donít want to end up with overcrowded anchorages by encouraging too many people :biggrin:.

Before embarking on this great...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 21-11-2020, 02:03
Replies: 654
Views: 93,493
Posted By Seaworthy Lass
Re: Stealth mode - New Generation Ropes

I am stumped by their recommendation too.

The only thing I can think of is maybe with extra large diameter line it stiffens too much with pretensioning and the needle canít be inserted? Or maybe...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 20-11-2020, 09:48
Replies: 654
Views: 93,493
Posted By Seaworthy Lass
Re: Stealth mode - New Generation Ropes

Yes, although the lack of stretch can be UHMWPEís forte, it can also make it unsuitable in some applications eg for mooring lines or snubber. I use another fishing chandlery discovery for mooring...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 20-11-2020, 07:45
Replies: 654
Views: 93,493
Posted By Seaworthy Lass
Re: Stealth mode - New Generation Ropes

The new single braid 12 strand UHMWPE ropes are dramatically cheaper than Dyneema and when strength is considered, not diameter, I have found them to be less expensive per metre than just about...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 20-11-2020, 06:47
Replies: 654
Views: 93,493
Posted By Seaworthy Lass
Re: Stealth mode - New Generation Ropes

Hi Ben
Thanks for all the info.

Samson use just one line of stitching too in their end-to-end splice video.
Timms show the double lines, as Samson do on their eye splices.
The stitching is not...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 20-11-2020, 03:20
Replies: 654
Views: 93,493
Posted By Seaworthy Lass
Re: Stealth mode - New Generation Ropes

LOCK STITCHING UHMWPE:

I use Samson’s technique with a few modifications.
The lock stitching is described at the end of the following pdf and video. The pattern allows for the stitching to...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 20-11-2020, 01:53
Replies: 654
Views: 93,493
Posted By Seaworthy Lass
Re: Stealth mode - New Generation Ropes

Hi Fxykty
I will find a few links and write a description once the kettle has boiled for a morning cuppa :smile:.

I have been thinking about why lock stitching seems to be recommended / used...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 19-11-2020, 15:19
Replies: 654
Views: 93,493
Posted By Seaworthy Lass
Re: Stealth mode - New Generation Ropes

It took a bit of hunting, but I found this for you:



I had only used Brummel locks on my long bury splices up until a year or two ago. I wasn’t confident of my lock stitching technique and it...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 19-11-2020, 14:55
Replies: 654
Views: 93,493
Posted By Seaworthy Lass
Re: Stealth mode - New Generation Ropes

No preference. I have found both to be excellent.
I only turned to Southern ropes when I could no longer buy Acera easily.

SWL
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:28.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.