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by terrulian
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Charging systems and batteries
Replies: 20
Views: 299

Re: Charging systems and batteries

It is easier to talk to women about the problems they have with their cars because they are honest when they say they don't know anything about them. Because they will tell you what their car is doing makes it easier to find the cause. Women will come in with a problem like " every time I go to sto...
by terrulian
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: knottyBuoyz III The TW28 Project
Replies: 2211
Views: 180557

Re: knottyBuoyz III The TW28 Project

Sorry :oops: Did not mean to be a party pooper.
I'm certain Rick is grateful, and is lucky you were observant. 8)
by terrulian
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: D5-gudgeons
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: D5-gudgeons

You'll get different opinions but I'd use 5200 on gear below the waterline that experiences quite a bit of strain. Not a big problem to fix, if that is indeed the issue. :D
by terrulian
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 982
Views: 49516

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Common to have a shackle on the main halyard, and not uncommon to have an eye splice on the shackle. But for the reasons I mentioned, I attach the shackle with a bowline.
by terrulian
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 982
Views: 49516

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

I would never use a hard shackle on a sheet. You don't want metal flailing around. Soft shackles exist for that purpose but I have always used knots. On halyards, once the splice is in there you can't change the halyard end-for-end to extend its life. An eye splice will not go through a block. Dock ...
by terrulian
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 982
Views: 49516

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

I don't do eye splices frequently enough to be very quick at them but I can definitely pull them off. Generally speaking, I use them only rarely. Anchor, dock, and mooring lines, for example. I'd rather use a bowline, especially on any free line as an end with an eye splice makes the line unusable f...
by terrulian
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD 14 KIELGE
Replies: 982
Views: 49516

Re: AD 14 KIELGE

Karl, I've used those same nuts on my Catalina 22 for the same reason. You don't want be gouging your head with the ends of bolts.
I've also struggled to pump up fenders which seems like it should be easy.
Lastly, I'm very impressed you know how to do an eye splice.
by terrulian
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: D5; Anchorage, AK
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: D5; Anchorage, AK

Yes, please correct the link so we can see some video. :D
by terrulian
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: Jaysen's SB18 - A Bit More
Replies: 31
Views: 435

Re: Jaysen's SB18 - A Bit More

You can install a mount for your handheld gps and vhf or make them out of teak like I did. Then use them on both boats. A handheld GPS has a small chart plotter.
by terrulian
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: Jaysen's SB18 - A Bit More
Replies: 31
Views: 435

Re: Jaysen's SB18 - A Bit More

when you pedal to load the battery you will get far around
Karl, are you saying you have a bike-pedal arrangement to charge your battery?