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    Turnbuckles - Navtec "Rigging screw" vs Open-Body

    Agreed. The cost differences of moving to the non-Navtec type make this a logical decision and not a large cost factor.
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    Turnbuckles - Navtec "Rigging screw" vs Open-Body

    Thanks to the people that replied. My rigor tells me that the Navtec style will not work with the furthers I’m looking at, so replacing it is the plan with a modern style turnbuckle. I will do some visual checks of the existing Versions to make sure I don’t see anything that seems questionable.
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    Turnbuckles - Navtec "Rigging screw" vs Open-Body

    Helo all -- I will be having a new headstay put on the boat as part of adding a roller furler unit this fall. The rigger in the quote included a new turnbuckle. Is it normal to replace all the turnbuckles when replacing the wire? Also, the boat has what I think are called rigging screws (...
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    Freshwater plumbing question

    Update on this project and here is a better graphic of the system as it currently is set up. The water tank is empty at this point, so I have not tested it to see if the pump stops running. Hope to add water soon and test. A bit more complex since the boat is on a mooring ball. When running...
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    Drain Hot Water tank during non-use

    My Cal 27 has an old hot water heater that works on 120v only now. It had a heat-exchanger for engine coolant but the diesel died in 2006 and I have removed all the old hose and crap the PO left behind. The boat sits on a mooring behind my house for 6 months of the year during the sailing...
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    Freshwater plumbing question

    The water tank is not shown in my drawing. It's a plastic tank with the output coming into my drawing at the upper left corner. Black lines are some type of flexible tubing. Brown is 3/8" copper. I'm going to replace the pre-pump strainer (filter) so I know it's good. Take the piping...
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    Freshwater plumbing question

    My drawing is poor. My assumption is that the cold water pressurized side feeds the hot water side down stream.
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    Freshwater plumbing question

    My Cal 27 freshwater system has never really worked since purchasing the boat last fall. I day sail mostly and use bottled water so it's not been an issue, but I"m planning on a short 2-3 day cruise to see what it's like living aboard, etc., and would like the water system to work for that trip...
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    Reconnecting cut transducer cable on Standard Horizon DS35

    John, I believe transducers are designed for a specific khz and the depth gauge needs to "talk" that frequency for the units to work together. The old DS35 had a setting of 200hz +/- 1 that could be set. I agree 50 feet is all you really need, but the unit needs to not show a blank screen...
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    Reconnecting cut transducer cable on Standard Horizon DS35

    I finally got out to the boat and discovered I'm more of an idiot than I already knew. The cable I cut was not the "current" transducer but an old unit. After pulling the connector apart at the DS35 cleaning a bit and re-connecting I get readings "occasionally" that make sense given where I'm...
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    Recommendation on Tablet to use for Navionics App?

    I'm trying to use my iPhone 6 for "light" navigation while sailing my small Cal. I find the usability in the sun is nearly impossible. There have been comments about the "nits" values of various units and the newer Samsung and iPhone's (12) claim 1200+ nits. I would like to know what anyone...
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    Fresh water pressurization time lapse

    MikeH - is bleeding as simple as opening the hot/cold taps in both sinks?
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    Fresh water pressurization time lapse

    Our boat has a PO fresh pressurized system that seems kludged together. The '77 Cal has solid copper water supply lines for the most part. The tank, pump and pressurization home-made looking 'accumulator tank' are under the v-berth and a variety of tee's and valves in this area. It's a...
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    Reconnecting cut transducer cable on Standard Horizon DS35

    Due to my stupidity I cut the cable between the display unit and the transducer. Can I simply reconnect the wires using marine grade crimp and heat seal connectors or flux and solder and then wrap, or do these cables need to be replaced when stupidity rules? The DS35 is a standard 200hz type...
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    Solar Trickle Charger

    I was thinking about what you are dealing with this spring. I got a basic 50watt panel and 10 amp controller from Home Depot for under $90 ( looks like I paid to much based on current pricing) and it's been working so far for me. Like Lake Ontario above,I lay it flat in the cockpit when at the...
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    Schaffer Snapfurl 700 ( or smaller 500) - thoughts by owners

    Puget Sound with short waves and occasional wind can be a serious rig challenge, but for how I sail the boat I may not need the robustness needed compared to sailing in the ocean or S.F. Bay where Seals sails. His old comments on the Cal are at: Untitled Document ... Steve Seal, who worked as...
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    Schaffer Snapfurl 700 ( or smaller 500) - thoughts by owners

    Longship no longer does rigging work. He is focused on his store. He put me in touch with a young guy that did some aloft work for me this Spring, but not sure how experienced he is. PortTownsend has lots of options as you point out. Good to know there is a "mast whisperer" in Everett if...
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    Schaffer Snapfurl 700 ( or smaller 500) - thoughts by owners

    Scott - thanks for your thoughts. I'm sort of a DIY type of person which is good since where I live in the wilds of Washington and not near Seattle really (15 long miles away - across Puget Sound) where we don't have easy access to riggers, etc... I watched the YT 2100 install which is...
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    Schaffer Snapfurl 700 ( or smaller 500) - thoughts by owners

    3/16" wire installed now. Should go up to 7/32 and when this project happens that seems like a good use of some $$. Calc length is 37.95'
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    Schaffer Snapfurl 700 ( or smaller 500) - thoughts by owners

    John, I agree cost is not the only factor to consider. Considering my plans are just day sailing or small trips in Puget Sound and maybe sometime to the Gulf or Desolation areas, I don't need a system that can handle crossing an ocean which our Cal's can do. I read your thread about the...