Recent content by Daveinet

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    If you had one of these...

    So what were you if you had the same device, but it said HEATHKIT on it?
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    Broken bolts and headaches

    The most impressive thing I've ever seen with Kroil was I had a snowmobile engine that was siezed up and would not turn over. I tried everything from leverage to pounding on the top of the pistons with a hammer. I periodically soaked the top of the piston with Kroil about once a week. One day I...
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    Broken bolts and headaches

    Kroil. Kano Labs. Give it time to soak in. BTY: There is no such thing as an "EZ" out. You can also try this device: https://www.lowes.com/pd/SpeedOut-8-1-8-in-Double-Ended-Screw-Extractor/1000170531 The run in your drill backwards, that way when they do catch, they are more prone to back the...
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    A crazy story and a forewarning to those with cockpit drains and outboard rudders

    Pistakee Lake is the most popular lake to sail on. While the traffic can be heavy at times, most of it is heading to the other lakes, rather than recreating there. I found that Sunday afternoons make for good sailing as most of the craziness has died down. Usually from about 4 to 6 pm, the...
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    A crazy story and a forewarning to those with cockpit drains and outboard rudders

    Why don't they use a Kinetic rope for towing? Seems that would absorb the initial shock of the rope pulling tight, as well as the force of the waves much better and be much less liekly to damage anything.
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    Sail question

    Extend the mounting for the backstay. I did that to my first monohull. Of course it was much smaller, so the extension on the top of the mast was nothing special. Just a half inch bolt with an eye hook on the end.
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    Beginner Questions

    They were originally designed and built in Australia. There are several thousand over there. They were also contracted to be built here between 1980 to 1984. There were only 500 boats built in the US. The designer Rob Legg passed away last year. He would stay active on the forum, so once in a...
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    Beginner Questions

    OK, so I sail with similar criteria as the OP. (Ok use to sail till my boat was crushed by a tree). I live an hour from Lake Michigan.) Trailer sailing can be made to be OK and it won't kill you. The trick is to design your mast raising and setup to be simple. You may need to add hardware to...
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    Saw this odd duck...

    So will you name it Allmand Joy? I think that is the one with nuts in it. I rememebr seeing something very similar at the Strictly Sail boat show 6 or 7 years ago. I'm thinking it was aluminum. Had a dinette and head in the pilothouse area. Don't remember what brand it was.
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    UPS must hate sailors

    No doubt poorly packed again and probably spilled all over, leaking out of the box.
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    Lessons from a Racing Boat Destruction.

    I heard about a group that went out for a 3 hour tour and it lasted 3 seasons. Not sure they ever made it back.
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    Some will hate this!!!

    Something to think about. The wind is carrying lots of power, but not much speed. The question becomes how to you convert that power into speed. In your car, you shift gears. As you up shift, you loose torque, but you gain speed. Knowing this is what proves it is possible. All that was needed...
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    UPS must hate sailors

    YES and I blame DEFENDER 1000%. It is entirely their fault. Any management who would train employees to used shredded cardboard to package a heavy object makes a strong argument why the old minimum wage should not be increased. That manager will need to start his career over somewhere... UPS has...
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    BELT DUST

    The brush should cause the pulley to spin. If not, it would be easy enough to put a 3/8 drive socket adaptor in your drill and use the drill on the nut that holds the pulley in place. I'd probably use two drills, one to spin the pulley, and the other to run the wire brush or flap wheel. For the...
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    Some will hate this!!!

    Actually I think the prop is a fan at all speeds. When the prop is turning, it is increasing the pressure rearward. Even though air might be faster than the forward motion, if the prop is turning, it is pushing against the forward moving air. For the purposes of understanding, think of the cart...