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Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 15-08-2016, 13:37
Replies: 23
Views: 3,058
Posted By TurninTurtle
Re: Attaching messenger line to cable

One possibility is to take the first foot (appx) of messenger and "whip" the end of the main line you are pulling.
https://www.buildeazy.com/house_property_makeover/whip_knot.gif

Serves 2...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 14-08-2016, 04:09
Replies: 24
Views: 6,228
Posted By TurninTurtle
Re: 3d printers for making small boat parts

3D printing can make some neat stuff... like fishing lure bodies.

We're still in the "early adopter" stage. You can experiment with the capabilities, but there's no real standard for the...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 13-08-2016, 11:39
Replies: 24
Views: 6,228
Posted By TurninTurtle
Re: 3d printers for making small boat parts

hobbyking.com has a small cheap tabletop 3D printer.
Really small and slow... but at appx $150 US + shipping it lets you experiment with some possibilities.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 13-08-2016, 03:07
Replies: 24
Views: 6,228
Posted By TurninTurtle
Re: 3d printers for making small boat parts

Waste depends on what you are printing and the needed support "legs" (which you carve off by hand) and your file's quality.

then there's the inevitable waste of 2 prints before you set up the...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 11-08-2016, 15:48
Replies: 28
Views: 5,165
Posted By TurninTurtle
Re: Assist line for lowering the mainsail

Do whatever makes your boat easier to operate. If tieing a paracord (or similar)to the top of the main and cleating it at the base of the mast helps you be able to manage your sail... do it.
...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 11-08-2016, 02:32
Replies: 156
Views: 15,057
Posted By TurninTurtle
Re: Am I overly cautious around water?

There have been some notable cases of winning the Darwin without ceasing to have a heartbeat.

Such as the guy who managed to blow his "package" off playing with a shotgun.
He's not going to be...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-08-2016, 02:28
Replies: 22
Views: 2,690
Posted By TurninTurtle
Re: Jury duty?

Jury summons notes will sometimes include info on things that are valid excuses or exemptions.

What is a valid excuse or exemption varies from state to state in the US and certainly would vary for...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 10-08-2016, 10:05
Replies: 18
Views: 4,684
Posted By TurninTurtle
Re: Options for wind indicators

https://i.imgur.com/HGStw.jpg
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 08-08-2016, 22:05
Replies: 30
Views: 4,068
Posted By TurninTurtle
Re: Heeling

You can heel it right on over with nearly no forward speed.... Close haul with the boat broadside to the wind. It'll tip right on over.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 08-08-2016, 01:37
Replies: 156
Views: 15,057
Posted By TurninTurtle
Re: Am I overly cautious around water?

After a local police officer, member of the swift water dive/rescue team, lifeguard and previously a competition swimmer fell off his bass boat in calm 7 ft deep water and didn't float again for 14...
Forum: Challenges 07-08-2016, 20:33
Replies: 29
Views: 8,503
Posted By TurninTurtle
Re: Inflatable PFD on airplane?

Well... all flights crossing significant water have PFDs with the CO2 inflation cartridges.
The same type CO2 cyl will be right there under EACH seat of most airliners.
Forum: Our Community 07-08-2016, 17:01
Replies: 2
Views: 1,533
Posted By TurninTurtle
Re: compac 16 water in keel

Needs to be cured or when it freezes/thaws/freezes it will expand the cracks and eventually destroy the boat.

if it hasn't damaged the hull beyond reasonable repair already....
Forum: General Sailing Forum 05-08-2016, 20:20
Replies: 16
Views: 3,155
Posted By TurninTurtle
Re: Retractable Keel while underway

you lose some stability because the weight is not as low... so you have to adjust sail to not tip the boat over.

The boat will slip to the side when not running with the wind due to less side...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 04-08-2016, 15:11
Replies: 76
Views: 11,531
Posted By TurninTurtle
Re: Anchor chain scope, double the depth?

Because there are many types of anchors... different bottom conditions... different tides based on location... different chains (If used at all)... different size and type boats...

So many...
Forum: Meets & Greets 03-08-2016, 18:20
Replies: 20
Views: 1,793
Posted By TurninTurtle
Re: How to get sailing experience while saving up for a boat?

Location...

He can daysail almost every day in the lakes surrounding Austin.
He can crew a bigger boat in the weekly "races" (which are more like 2 to 3 hr sails around the lake for the Lake...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 03-08-2016, 17:25
Replies: 17
Views: 4,381
Posted By TurninTurtle
Re: How much for re-bedding hardware?

You'll need to count fittings, figure how much time per item to be re-bedded and then how much you think your work is worth per hour.

Some might take longer than others but make a reasonable...
Forum: Meets & Greets 03-08-2016, 12:35
Replies: 20
Views: 1,793
Posted By TurninTurtle
Re: How to get sailing experience while saving up for a boat?

Cheapest:
Volunteer to crew for the weekly boat races. If you can't find them closer Fridays on Lake Belton Show up about 5:00 pm.

Next, buy a cheap trailer sailer.
Under $2000 you can have a...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 03-08-2016, 10:14
Replies: 9
Views: 1,027
Posted By TurninTurtle
Re: Anchors...

That's almost big enough for my Vagabond 14
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 03-08-2016, 08:59
Replies: 76
Views: 11,531
Posted By TurninTurtle
Re: Anchor chain scope, double the depth?

Heavier anchor & chain... lower multiple of depth NEEDED to keep the boat in place for the same conditions.

Different bottom conditions will affect how well the anchor holds.
Different...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 02-08-2016, 20:13
Replies: 13
Views: 1,635
Posted By TurninTurtle
Re: Schooner ?

A schooner /ˈskuːnər/ (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_English) is a type of sailing vessel (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailing_ship) with fore-and-aft...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 02-08-2016, 14:38
Replies: 17
Views: 3,016
Posted By TurninTurtle
Re: Buying a boat in production

You always have the power to NOT write the check.... until you write the check.
Forum: Our Community 31-07-2016, 17:32
Replies: 4
Views: 975
Posted By TurninTurtle
Re: Just got a Newport 17' Need some help

Best:

Locate the local sailing group. Someone should give you a hand.

One trip to the lake with in-person assistance is worth 1 year of asking questions on the net.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 31-07-2016, 11:37
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By TurninTurtle
Re: Hull discoloration

Could be as simple as staining from being against creosote soaked pier pilings.

Could be indication of something serious....

But no pictures = no way to say. And even with pictures we may not...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 30-07-2016, 21:10
Replies: 4
Views: 1,754
Posted By TurninTurtle
Re: 1978 Hunter 30'

yep... GPS or ships speed log?

GPS is more accurate for movement around the globe. But it does not measure speed through moving water very well.

And then if the ships speed log has...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 30-07-2016, 07:20
Replies: 41
Views: 14,966
Posted By TurninTurtle
Re: I forgot it was a "sail" boat

There's a lot of 28 ft and under sailboats without motorized dingys...
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