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by CapnK
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Chartplotter vs ipad
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Chartplotter vs ipad

I wrote you a really nice reply yesterday, and thought I had posted it - but hadn't, so it went off into the ether. :) I've used Navionics and other apps on tablets and phones and they work well, and I use a protective sleeve when the weather warrants. They can be had a lot cheaper than a chartplott...
by CapnK
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: false keel
Replies: 23
Views: 281

Re: false keel

Both ways would do it, but from the top is probably easier in the long run. One thing to be cautious of is that when filling in a large space like that, or any time when you have a large amount of resin in one lump, the amount of heat generated during the reaction between resin and catalyst can be q...
by CapnK
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: false keel
Replies: 23
Views: 281

Re: false keel

Hi Ken - I've seen owners of Tritons, Ariels, and A-30's all talk about the same thing. Personally I would like to get rid of foam down there, because it's been my experience that even closed cell foams will absorb water, given immersion and enough time. I'd fill the area with a stiff paste of resin...
by CapnK
Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Forum News
Topic: 2021 Server/site move and upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: 2021 Server/site move and upgrade

Hi Lloyd - Yeah, it's been a crazy couple of weeks. I caught hell trying to get this software and all of our info moved and updated, and when even after 50-60 hours banging on the keyboard it wasn't working, as another option, I tried to convert from this 'phpBB' forum software to a similar software...
by CapnK
Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Forum News
Topic: 2021 Server/site move and upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 105

2021 Server/site move and upgrade

Well, here we are. Let me know if you see any issues!
by CapnK
Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 77
Views: 2461

Re: Introducing Katie-J

NOTE: Due to a difference in the database backup I had, and the conversation that ensued in this thread after that date, there are some missing posts. I will be putting them back up here after this sentence, and though copied and pasted, no discussion is lost that way. ---Thread continues--- pmnfern...
by CapnK
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Boat Shops and Facilities
Topic: Finally - a boat shed
Replies: 4
Views: 3711

Re: Finally - a boat shed

Jealous of the ability to work on a stable, shaded boat that you can walk all around and get to every bit and piece of, even poke holes in it without springing leaks... :)
by CapnK
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Boat Shops and Facilities
Topic: Eddies'
Replies: 1
Views: 1376

Re: Eddies'

I like the 'nose art' on the crane. :D
by CapnK
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Boat Shops and Facilities
Topic: Minney's
Replies: 1
Views: 1139

Re: Minney's

I saw that the other day, and online there was a notice that their site was down and the building closed for the next year as they undergo extensive renovation. It also said you can still get sails from them, but they will not ship. So if you are not local, you have to know someone who is that you c...
by CapnK
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: Pearson Triton Hull #663 - My new boat pics
Replies: 20
Views: 5065

Re: Pearson Triton Hull #663 - My new boat pics

Dan - She's a beauty, congratulations! :)
by CapnK
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: How/where is Plastic Classic hosted?
Replies: 3
Views: 1952

Re: How/where is Plastic Classic hosted?

Mira - Apologies for the late reply, I hadn't checked in lately. Hope I'm not too late! There are a number of companies out there which offer hosting, the best (lately ;) ) budget host IMO is Namecheap. They seem to be running their own ship, whereas most of the others in that category (HostGator, B...
by CapnK
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: It took skilled craftsmen hundreds of hours...
Replies: 0
Views: 2332

It took skilled craftsmen hundreds of hours...

So Facebook puts this ad in front of me for a "finely made, handcrafted model" of Ernest Hemingway's fishing boat 'Pilar'. The ad copy says that making this model "required skillful craftsmen hundreds of hours to accomplish"... Wow! All that work, and it's retailing for only $389...
by CapnK
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Old Aluminum bits and pieces.
Replies: 15
Views: 1230

Re: Old Aluminum bits and pieces.

Sean if you are still having issues with posting pictures, let me know and I'll see what I can do to help out!
by CapnK
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Old Aluminum bits and pieces.
Replies: 15
Views: 1230

Re: Old Aluminum bits and pieces.

Hi Paul -

I found the Caswell anodizing video - good stuff!

What is the name of the product you are putting on afterwards?

Thanks!
by CapnK
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Technical Data and Boat Nerdery
Topic: Sailboat Design Ratios
Replies: 1
Views: 1797

Re: Sailboat Design Ratios

I saw this the other day for the first time and *love* it. I'm always going to sailboatdata.com and/or using Tom Dove's SailCalc to find out and compare hard numbers like you have in the chart, so it is neat and helpful to have them all in one place. Kudos, james (& helpers!)! :)
by CapnK
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Rudder Shoe
Replies: 49
Views: 6685

Re: Rudder Shoe

I was going to ask if the welds would be exposed to water, and if that would be a problem (assuming if bolts, then they'd be covered by glass) , but if the straps are silicon bronze, I don't think they'd be affected by much. Then again, I'm no metallurgist. Nor have I stayed at a motel recently. ;) ...
by CapnK
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Rudder Shoe
Replies: 49
Views: 6685

Re: Rudder Shoe

I bet that'd do the trick too! :) Might be the best way to do it, even.
by CapnK
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Rudder Shoe
Replies: 49
Views: 6685

Re: Rudder Shoe

Some ideas: Looking at what you've got there I would think to go tongue and groove *and* also use dowels to maximize use of the width of the mahogany, basically losing none that way. Back in the day when I worked on surfboards, on ultralight blanks we used to dig out a narrow band of foam alongside ...
by CapnK
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Recommended line sizes
Replies: 3
Views: 845

Re: Recommended line sizes

On boats the size of ours where nearly any line considered will be strong enough, for sheets I like to go as small in diameter as possible yet which feels comfortable in the hand. Keeping it small means keeping it light, so that there is as little weight as possible affecting sail trim in lighter ai...
by CapnK
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Who will pay for this ?
Replies: 1
Views: 587

Re: Who will pay for this ?

Ouch!

man, that is *crazy money* right there...
by CapnK
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: A one off ?
Replies: 3
Views: 980

Re: A one off ?

Perini Navi, quite possibly the 52m "Tamsen" . Saw one of those underway (but not under sail) heading into a bit of a Norther on the Gulf Stream off of Florida. It was several miles away, and the pitching was evident even at that remove. Safe bet to say no owners were aboard that day. :) I...
by CapnK
Fri May 10, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Sailing books as a gateway drug
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Re: Sailing books as a gateway drug

I like your plan, sign me up. :D First one that I can recall right off was "Dove", in '78 or so, not sure if it was the Nat Geo articles or the book I read first. But before that, earlier in the 70's I had a library card for the college library, and spent many hours in there during the sum...
by CapnK
Fri May 10, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: Sextants?
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Re: Sextants?

BTW - If you are heading down the east coast on your way, I'm in Georgetown, SC.
by CapnK
Tue May 07, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Help picking out a new pocket cruiser
Replies: 2
Views: 671

Re: Help picking out a new pocket cruiser

I can only think of one other boat of this type that may/may not fit the bill (or slip) - all the same boat just about, different sizes, all are likely out of his budget range I think - but how about either a Falmouth or Bristol Channel Cutter, or maybe Nor-sea 27?
by CapnK
Tue May 07, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: Sextants?
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Re: Sextants?

I have a Davis Mark 15 which seems to me to be plenty nice and gets lots of good reviews over the years, but is not their top of the line. They have really come down in price over the years - I guess GPS has contributed - only $150 or so now.... !!! I also have their plastic "practice" sex...
by CapnK
Tue May 07, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Adding a solent stay
Replies: 4
Views: 854

Re: Adding a solent stay

To hoist the storm jib I lash a short line around the furled job up near the sheets and then run them straight down to the bow cleats or anywhere out of the way. Double-checking: You do this so that A) you don't need to unbend them from the furled sail, and B) to keep them out of the way of the sto...
by CapnK
Tue May 07, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Motor sailer
Replies: 2
Views: 674

Re: Motor sailer

Looks very Baltic/North Sea'ish. :)
by CapnK
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: "Sundance", an A-30
Replies: 11
Views: 2365

Re: "Sundance", an A-30

Waiting for this (hopefully last) cold spell to break to get back on the project, and the time has been good to ponder alternatives. I do much prefer the idea of a sealed sole. Keeping ocean/water out is always the better alternative. It's easier, and KISS. And keeps your head lower. :) Probably the...
by CapnK
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: "Sundance", an A-30
Replies: 11
Views: 2365

Re: "Sundance", an A-30

Well, it helps that at 5'8" or so I'm not real tall. :) I put a bimini on for a test fit, and have found that when combined with the dodger, cockpit ingress/egress is a real pain due to the bimini frame. So I figured I need to make up a test bom gallows which would allow me to rig a cockpit sha...
by CapnK
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: "Sundance", an A-30
Replies: 11
Views: 2365

Re: "Sundance", an A-30

James I was thinking of Yet Another Way to do it, and had an Idea. 1) Make the edges come up 3-4" on the sides and aft edge, creating a shallow 3-sided 'tub' of sorts, so that water would have to be that deep before it could even begin to stand long enough to try and get down through & past...
by CapnK
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Chartplotter - Where to mount?
Replies: 2
Views: 659

Re: Chartplotter - Where to mount?

I saw one boat that ran their plotter thru a TV mounted on the main bulkhead. As it was like 27", it was very visible from the cockpit. While I don't plan to have a TV in my boat, I have been considering a Pi-based computer system and that would include a monitor, large enough to see from outsi...
by CapnK
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Rudder Shoe
Replies: 49
Views: 6685

Re: Rudder Shoe

That shop does some nice work!

Most boat owners get "Twofootitus".
Not us aft-hung rudders types, though.
We get "Twoinchminus". :mrgreen:
by CapnK
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: "Sundance", an A-30
Replies: 11
Views: 2365

Re: "Sundance", an A-30

Sometimes I look at what some manufacturers did and I go huh... I think maybe we all do this. :D It's a keel-hung rudder, the cockpit doesn't really support it, although the fitting thru which it goes I guess does help keep everything lined up. While I've got it opened up, I will probably also pull...
by CapnK
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: "Sundance", an A-30
Replies: 11
Views: 2365

Re: "Sundance", an A-30

Started in on the cockpit floor job yesterday , beginning with dissection. Ye gads, sodden balsa is some *heavy* stuff. :) And man will it bog down a saw blade. Between a circular saw and an oscillating tool, I got the old mess out and am at a point of " (how to) make it (better) ". One th...
by CapnK
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Port Light Rebed
Replies: 7
Views: 1117

Re: Port Light Rebed

Hi Ian - Where is the water coming in: between plexi/glass and aluminum frame, or between the frame and the boat? If between frame and boat, based on looking at this picture, you may have tightened the frame too much because I can see where it is bending around the screws themselves. This might have...
by CapnK
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: (Not-so-classic per se) Watkins 25 reconditioning :)
Replies: 0
Views: 2442

(Not-so-classic per se) Watkins 25 reconditioning :)

A short thread of some work I've been doing the past couple weeks getting a Watkins 25 back up to snuff after some years of being neglected. Her owner had to leave her at the marina and she had a rough time of it, especially in the last storm when another boat, a 38'er, drug onto her and they banged...
by CapnK
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Wood shell turning blocks
Replies: 4
Views: 992

Re: Wood shell turning blocks

Agreed - very nice! Seems like that would be a specialty item that there would be a demand for in the right market. Reaching those people - like Simpson Boat Co? - would be the only challenge...
by CapnK
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Moving my Galley - Interior Remodel
Replies: 7
Views: 1212

Re: Moving my Galley - Interior Remodel

Marvin - Tell you what - I'll straight up swap you my entire A-30 aft galley interior for your P-30 side galley config. Save us both a bunch of work. :mrgreen: lol On my Ariel, I bought a bunch of 1x4" cheap pine planks and used those along with pieces of ply cut from the interior, made *everyt...
by CapnK
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Used Nanni 3.21 diesel
Replies: 1
Views: 768

Re: Used Nanni 3.21 diesel

Those engines have generally good reviews; like Beta Marine diesels they are built on Kubota blocks but modified so that the 'regular maintenance pieces' are easier to get to when installed. If I was looking I would be interested. :) Feel free to put some pics and specs up in the For Sale section, a...
by CapnK
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Falmouth Cutter 22
Replies: 3
Views: 1008

Re: Falmouth Cutter 22

This younger YouTube couple downsized themselves from a Hallberg Rassey - 34, 36..? ish - to a Falmouth Cutter.
https://www.youtube.com/user/Dtrickyy/featured

They catch a lot of flack from their audience for the choice. I hope it works out good for them.
by CapnK
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Rhodes Swiftsure 33 SV Clio
Replies: 5
Views: 1014

Re: Rhodes Swiftsure 33 SV Clio

Charlie Jones has a Meridian; I'm sure he'd love to see your Swiftsure up close. She is a beauty for sure. Do all of them have the centerboard?
by CapnK
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Christina Louise
Replies: 86
Views: 14400

Re: The Christina Louise

I'm as glad as you are that they got that picture issue fixed. :D

And keep posting your pics - such nice work. Love that big ol' bronze cranse iron on the sprit!!! :mrgreen:
by CapnK
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Cal 40
Replies: 1
Views: 726

Re: Cal 40

Met a fellow this past week who had another of Tripp's boats, the Lecomte Medalist. Classics for sure.
by CapnK
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Christina Louise
Replies: 86
Views: 14400

Re: The Christina Louise

Took a bit longer than expected, but turns out that the "upside-down images" was due to a bug in the prior version of software... which was what we were running, up until I updated it just now.

So hopefully no more "upside-down picture problems". :)
by CapnK
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Christina Louise
Replies: 86
Views: 14400

Re: The Christina Louise

Not sure why they are upside down, but I can fix them, and will later today when I get the chance. Don't let it stop you from posting them - the pics are good and of excellent work! She is going to be a showstopper when you are done with her. Very nice!!!
by CapnK
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Rudder Shoe
Replies: 49
Views: 6685

Re: Rudder Shoe

I'd lay odds that James/atomvoyager can answer any Q's you have on that... :) Is there a specific issue you are wondering about? I know a little, but James knows a lot more.
by CapnK
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Deck hardware and interior liner Alberg 30
Replies: 1
Views: 881

Re: Deck hardware and interior liner Alberg 30

If I had a nut behind the liner, I would cut an access hole in the liner to be able to get to it - for whenever, even if not needed right then. ounce of prevention.. :) On the Pearson Ariel, and I think perhaps the A-30 is the same way, the aluminum port frame clamps the liner against the doghouse. ...
by CapnK
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: What boat is it ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1345

Re: What boat is it ?

Man, this one has me stumped! I've been searching on and off all day, and turned up - ZIP. :lol: Sh'e got some characteristics of a Hess Channel Cutter - but a different stern and rigging. Transom like a Roberts Spray. A sort of a Hans Christian look. Cheoy Lee teak. In short - She's a beautiful mut...
by CapnK
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: What boat is it ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1345

Re: What boat is it ?

I think this may be your clean one:

https://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/pls/webpls ... _in=622653

Not much detail there, though. Will do some more sleuthing.Nice looking design!
by CapnK
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: What to do w/200' of 8mm anchor chain...
Replies: 2
Views: 848

What to do w/200' of 8mm anchor chain...

The heavens smiled, and I got this big ol' piece o' chain for free! :mrgreen: It came off of another boat, and is in pretty good shape overall. I would think I have several years use of it ahead of me. I am wondering, though, because it is darned heavy and that much length is a scope I have rarely u...