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Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit Yesterday, 08:18
Replies: 9
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Posted By Connemara
Re: Thickness of horizontal plate at masthead.

Thanks to all for some good comments on my top plate or mast truck, whichever.

I am leaning toward tapping holes for the supplied M3 screws, but I might try to take the top plate/mast truck off to...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 02-12-2020, 14:17
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By Connemara
Thickness of horizontal plate at masthead.

Not sure if this is the right section, but ....

I am replacing my masthead wind transducer with the OpenWind device. That means I have to find a way to attach it to the plate that closes the top...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 29-11-2020, 10:14
Replies: 80
Views: 4,273
Posted By Connemara
Re: Atomic 4 vs. diesel ?

Well, that might be going a bit too far. As others have pointed out, if you're concerned about the risk associated with gasoline, use (or install and use) a bilge blower.

OTOH, if you spill...
Forum: Navigation 20-11-2020, 07:12
Replies: 50
Views: 2,901
Posted By Connemara
Re: Why learning to sail is important

Of course, in New Zealand that would be exactly backwards. But I take your point.

Connemara
Forum: Navigation 19-11-2020, 20:40
Replies: 50
Views: 2,901
Posted By Connemara
Re: Why learning to sail is important

Oops, typo, followed by general brain cramp. And east wind would have been pushing him toward shore,

Connemara
Forum: Navigation 19-11-2020, 14:29
Replies: 50
Views: 2,901
Posted By Connemara
Re: Why learning to sail is important

According to the story, which is the usual not-very-precise report intended for a general public, the boat was just off Bream Head, which means there's some very evident land to the south, west and...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 13-11-2020, 09:37
Replies: 293
Views: 12,132
Posted By Connemara
Re: MANTUS MARINE GIVEAWAY - ends Nov 24, 2020

Currently only have a lunch hook, so an M2 would be very useful. https://www.mantusmarine.com/m2-anchor/#1473344624237-3088b152-cc33
Also, I'm modifying my electronics so the rail clamp would be...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 01-11-2020, 07:54
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By Connemara
Re: Mast cleaning

Not really sure why you'd bother. Some of my club-mates here in Toronto do it every spring; I never do and I don't notice a huge difference.

OTOH, the mast on the southern boat is painted white...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 26-10-2020, 19:28
Replies: 13,794
Views: 1,942,435
Posted By Connemara
Re: The New Joke Thread

Looking for the pocket laugh on that one.

Connemara
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 21-10-2020, 09:53
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By Connemara
Folding winch handle?

Anybody have any experience wth these?

https://easysea.org/

They are pricy but a very neat idea, if they live up to their billing.

Connemara
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 05-10-2020, 07:00
Replies: 31
Views: 3,933
Posted By Connemara
Re: Whats it take to de-mast

Those of us in the Great White North take the masts off every fall; we use "de-mast" for that process, reserving "dismast" for the more catastrophic event. I am thankful that I have only ever had to...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 11-08-2020, 07:34
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By Connemara
Re: SR Mariner Mast Head Unit

I have an old SR wind masthead instrument that did not function; the bearings, as I recall, were shot. But the wind trefoil is intact and I can send it to you if you'll pay the shipping. Dunno how...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 01-08-2020, 07:54
Replies: 78
Views: 7,626
Posted By Connemara
Re: Forestay has 7 broken strands!

I fear you are correct about re-opening.


That said, there is a technology that could allow freer travel. A couple of pharma firms have reliable 15-minute diagnostic tests that have been...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 22-07-2020, 08:00
Replies: 78
Views: 7,626
Posted By Connemara
Re: Forestay has 7 broken strands!

Had a similar finding last (NZ) summer, when we had to drop the foresail in order to remove/repair/replace the Reef-Rite furler. The fore halyard was rope to wire and the wire had three or four...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 11-06-2020, 07:00
Replies: 1,016
Views: 46,416
Posted By Connemara
Re: What Happened to Covid-19?

You take my point exactly. An N95 mask protects the wearer. A cloth mask protects other people. Different things for different purposes.

Connemara
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 11-06-2020, 05:47
Replies: 1,016
Views: 46,416
Posted By Connemara
Re: What Happened to Covid-19?

Your mask protects me, my mask protects you.

The point is to interrupt the exhaled droplets that carry the virus before they get to another person. A simple cloth mask will do that to a great...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 03-05-2020, 15:47
Replies: 22
Views: 964
Posted By Connemara
Re: Mirage 27 (Perry)

Yes. I've raced a 1982 Perry design around the cans for the past 10 years or so.

I think other designs are faster but when we sail her right (a rare occasion, I fear), she's competitive.

If I...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15-04-2020, 12:26
Replies: 13,794
Views: 1,942,435
Posted By Connemara
Re: The New Joke Thread

If she has a tip, I don't want her.

Connemara
Forum: Our Community 22-03-2020, 16:18
Replies: 117
Views: 9,230
Posted By Connemara
Re: Would like to hire some one to write a sailing article

Gord: I've been a freelance journalist for decades and a sailor for almost as long. I wouldn't bother to pitch anything to a sailing mag, because they pay crap, unless I really really wanted...
Forum: Marine Electronics 12-02-2020, 12:44
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By Connemara
Re: ST 50 wind transducer

Gord, thanks for this. Didn't look at Defender. Their kit might be a solution. depending on what's actually left at the masthead; I haven't been up to look. I did go on eBay briefly but didn't seen...
Forum: Marine Electronics 11-02-2020, 20:25
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By Connemara
ST 50 wind transducer

Anybody know where I might find a wind transducer for my Raymarine Autohelm ST50 system? Freak windstorm smashed the instrument and I'm trying to avoid upgrading if possible.

Connemara
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 13-12-2019, 07:37
Replies: 33
Views: 5,411
Posted By Connemara
Re: tie tiller down when at dock

This is not a replicable system, but it's a great idea for boat designers (unless there's a patent, I guess). My New Zealand vessel, Above the Fold, is a Wright 10, designed by Alan Wright a few...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 11-12-2019, 15:18
Replies: 13
Views: 1,082
Posted By Connemara
Re: Buying a "new" showboat at what discount

Whatever discount you get, make sure the boat you're buying has the*best set-up for you.

I bought my Toronto boat from the original owner, who had bought it at the Toronto International Boat...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-12-2019, 14:39
Replies: 13,794
Views: 1,942,435
Posted By Connemara
Re: The New Joke Thread

Reminds me a of (possibly apocryphal) tale about the Winnipeg Free Press. My interlocutor swore he was there and every word was true but ....

It seems that late one Christmas Eve, just before the...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 20-11-2019, 08:09
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By Connemara
Re: Mirage Yachts (Canadian, 1980s)

Good to know. I had not been on the group for some weeks (mid-summer, IIRC) and missed the change. FYI, the group for OMC saildrives has also migrated.

Connemara
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