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by jollyboat
Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:06 am
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Just checking in to say hello
Replies: 0
Views: 7761

Just checking in to say hello

I see the forum has been very quiet. This the first time I have posted anything in several years. I still own my Triton and just started to work on it again after three years of it's being in field storage. I lost my job in 2009 and really have not had steady employment since. It has taken me a long...
by jollyboat
Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: Plastic Classic Regatta
Replies: 2
Views: 2358

Re: Plastic Classic Regatta

Great report on the Plastic Classic! What a fun day of racing it is as I have had the pleasure myself aboard Sepi, Triton 346 which I had trucked out to SF in 2001. When I returned east I had to leave 346 behind so hopefully she is still enjoying the Bay and maybe even the PC!
by jollyboat
Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Loose Footed VS. Attached foot sail
Replies: 20
Views: 7994

Re: Loose Footed VS. Attached foot sail

Dennis, Though I agree that watching for accidental jibes is of concern for all sailors in general, having a loose footed main regardless of the sheeting position does not provide any more opportunity for a problem to occur with the main sail or otherwise than with a main where the foot is not loose...
by jollyboat
Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Inner jib stay
Replies: 12
Views: 4871

Re: Inner jib stay

If you can't find what you are looking for, how about a simple purchase system with the lower block cluster fitted with a cam cleat and a snap hook on the underside that gets attached to a pad eye mounted on your deck. This is very similar to an in line adjustable back stay via blocks which I have i...
by jollyboat
Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:48 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Floating rebuild
Replies: 22
Views: 4929

Re: Floating rebuild

. . .um, we are talking about an Ensign right?
by jollyboat
Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:40 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Rig tuning
Replies: 11
Views: 4813

Re: Rig tuning

Thank you EarlyLight for making the correct comments.
by jollyboat
Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:31 am
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: tiller head fitting
Replies: 1
Views: 1371

Re: tiller head fitting

Edson Tiller Head Fitting - Bronze - 1" Bore - 1/4" Key [eds965BR100] $245.70 Click to enlarge Edson’s Bronze Tiller Head Fittings are hand cast in Edson’s own foundry and have a classic look and feel that compliments both traditional and modern boats alike. Two sizes for rudderposts 1” di...
by jollyboat
Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Loose Footed VS. Attached foot sail
Replies: 20
Views: 7994

Re: Loose Footed VS. Attached foot sail

There is relatively little load on the foot of a main sail. Load values are distributed up and into the sail from the clew and the tack and away from the foot. Next time you have your main flying, regardless of it's being loose footed or not feel the tension loads at the clew and tack and then feel ...
by jollyboat
Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Battery Terminal-Fuse Holder Sizing Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 1478

Re: Battery Terminal-Fuse Holder Sizing Problem

Doug, It is just a connectiion, put a nut on it and tighten them up. The more important issue with your batteries is if they are in a properly secure area and not able to move, ie locked down. The wires leading to your battery should also be tie and clamped in a proper manner. If you have these conc...
by jollyboat
Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: boom height and effect of flying a smaller main.
Replies: 16
Views: 3104

Re: boom height and effect of flying a smaller main.

Josh, that is great news. Congrats on your new sail order and I am glad that you were able to put some of your concerns to rest. The PC forum is great place to a lot questions on the table for discussion. I am glad to know that you are enjoying the thrills of new boat ownership and hope that you wil...
by jollyboat
Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:07 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: boom height and effect of flying a smaller main.
Replies: 16
Views: 3104

Re: boom height and effect of flying a smaller main.

It looks ok to me. I would bet that you have the standard rig. It looks like the main would be bent onto mast via the gate and then the gooseneck of the boom is installed and either slid up and the gate closed with a "locking gate slug" or the goose neck is slid down from the gate and the ...
by jollyboat
Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: boom height and effect of flying a smaller main.
Replies: 16
Views: 3104

Re: boom height and effect of flying a smaller main.

It appears that Bristol offered the 27 with two rigs - a standard and a tall rig. Bristol 27 I 30.5' J 10.3' P 25.5' E 12.2' Bristol 27 Tall Rig I 33' J 10.3' P 28' E 12.3' When you measure the max hoist on your boat you will know what rig you are dealing with, standard or tall. The dimensions that ...
by jollyboat
Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:39 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Low Wind Sail
Replies: 6
Views: 1158

Re: Low Wind Sail

Marshall, There are a lot of questions that a sail maker will want to ask you in addition to what you have spelled here on the forum in concern to your wishes, sailing geographical area and how you typically sail. Light air sailing can be some of our most challenging sailing and there is sure to be ...
by jollyboat
Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Sail conversion to roller furling.
Replies: 11
Views: 1704

Re: Sail conversion to roller furling.

Hey Barry,
What kind of machine do you have? Who makes it? You gotta get that going for you. In the cellar? Oh come on - that needs to be in your living room! ! !
by jollyboat
Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Cockpit Scupper Drainage (With Diagram)
Replies: 8
Views: 1174

Re: Cockpit Scupper Drainage (With Diagram)

Tim, Not to get too far off the subject, but in my own approach to the cockpit drains on both Jollyboat and Sepi, I think I set up a similar arrangement to what you have done in Glissando, where my gunnel drains and bench drains have been plumbed to dump into the cockpit first and then all drain out...
by jollyboat
Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: refinishing old chromed bronze port lights
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: refinishing old chromed bronze port lights

On Triton 346 "Sepibajezus", I removed, disassembled, sanded, primed and painted all of the port light and dead light frames. All of the paint products were "off the shelf" type spray paints. I choose a metal flake brass color spray paint and was very happy with the results. I ca...
by jollyboat
Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Sail conversion to roller furling.
Replies: 11
Views: 1704

Re: Sail conversion to roller furling.

Hello Barry, I think using your local sail maker is good idea too. If you have not installed the furling unit yet, it is really pointless to bring the sail to sail maker until you have installed the furler as the sail maker will need several measurements to perform the re-cut including the new "...
by jollyboat
Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: ice in the bilge
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Re: ice in the bilge

Not to worry, but if you decide not to wait for spring there are options. You could thaw the ice and remove the water. You could also thaw the ice and add anti-freeze.
by jollyboat
Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Triton shift lever
Replies: 7
Views: 1021

Re: Triton shift lever

Hi Jeff, et all - Brian here - aka Triton 466 "Jollyboat" it has been some time since I have posted a reply on the PCF but being a A-4 powered boat owner, your question caught my eye. The first thing that flashed across my thoughts was, "why". Clunky as it may be, the pure utilit...
by jollyboat
Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Cloth/epoxy technique
Replies: 11
Views: 2433

Re: Cloth/epoxy technique

"Dead Legs" is term used in construction, say for example if you wanted to remove the pillars on a front porch, you would slightly jack the porch roof up, install "dead legs" - which then bares the weight load of the roof - and then remove the pillars. For the epoxy project - the...
by jollyboat
Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Cloth/epoxy technique
Replies: 11
Views: 2433

Re: Cloth/epoxy technique

You can also use scraps of wood covered in plastic that hold up the wetted out cloth directly - use wooden dead legs to hold it in place.
by jollyboat
Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: New Mainsail quote
Replies: 6
Views: 972

Re: New Mainsail quote

removed
by jollyboat
Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: transport La Paz to Vancouver, Canada
Replies: 12
Views: 1377

La Paz to Vanc

Can the boat be sailed? I sailed a boat from Mazatlan to San Francisco - and it was a pretty easy to do. I left Mazatlan in April and was in San Francisco on the 15th. I stopped in San Diego for a night or two to fuel up and kiss the ground of US soil again. Six months in Mexico was great but I was ...
by jollyboat
Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Sanding the Bottom
Replies: 29
Views: 3912

Jeff, I might wrap the boat in skirt to work under or get the boat out of the shed that you are in before starting a sanding project of any kind with other boats in the shed. The sanding dust will go everywhere unless you are planning on using a vacume recovery system too. Just a thought.
by jollyboat
Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Triton Masthead vs Fractional
Replies: 24
Views: 7868

Jeff, It looks like you have made up your mind on this question and of course fractional is the correct way to go. The Triton, can be set up with many sails. Getting sail area on a Triton is not a problem. You have heard from many of your sailing brothers here on the forum and several of the suggest...
by jollyboat
Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Trying to identify a mainsail - "C270"
Replies: 10
Views: 964

Who knows what that sail was for - as boats age all kinds of things happen that change the original P and E measurements. How did you end up with the sail again?
by jollyboat
Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Atlantic/Pacific Crossing
Replies: 12
Views: 4011

Debbie Weeks was next to me at the Berkeley Marina, in Berkeley, CA a - she departed for HI from Berkeley. Debbie is a hard core gal.
by jollyboat
Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: New sails, input wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 2285

Well in as far as battens are concerned with your new sails - you are all right in your opinions. Full battens have their benifits as well as some disadvantages but over all full battens are not at all bad. One of the options that we offer to our customers at no extra charge are what we call "c...
by jollyboat
Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Vacuum pumps?
Replies: 5
Views: 1412

You guys are hard core!
<grins>
by jollyboat
Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:42 am
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Self Drainging Cockpits
Replies: 17
Views: 2375

There are plenty of Tritons that have succefully achieved major blue water cruising feats with very little changes made to the stock configuration. If I were to consider something like an ocean crossing in a Triton I would attend to a few details to ensure a safe and comfortable trip as well but tho...
by jollyboat
Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Self Drainging Cockpits
Replies: 17
Views: 2375

Ahhh, music to my ears - thanks Tim for putting so nicely what I am screaming about as I thrash around in convulsions at my desk. Yes, Alberg new what he was doing when he designed the Triton and the basics of the boat need to be left alone. You want to do something nice for your Triton, buy it a ca...
by jollyboat
Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: No Cockpit Drains???
Replies: 11
Views: 1729

Jeff, I believe that I commented on the issue of your cockpit drains in one of the PM's that I sent to you. Would it be possible for you to take some pictures of the cockpit and under the cockpit so that we can all see what it is that you are dealing with. I have never, had water come up through my ...
by jollyboat
Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:36 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: making some money
Replies: 4
Views: 903

Start and eco friendly business, "Eco Bilge Cleaners". I am sure you would make out like a bandit. Remember, to hire the guy that is actually in the bilge doing as you say and supervise over. In the mean time, leave your calling card at the marinas that you are working at. The fines that a...
by jollyboat
Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: New Owner of Triton #194
Replies: 34
Views: 5863

Jeff the beam looks very healthy. I would not worry about offshore sailing until you can do a lot of inshore sailing first. Your boat looks great!
by jollyboat
Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Collecting Triton info
Replies: 35
Views: 12076

Britton I think this would be a good thread to keep going as additional information could be included or corrected over time. I noticed that with a little more effort on my part that I could add some information to my posting but noticed that the "edit post" option is not available.
by jollyboat
Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: New Owner of Triton #194
Replies: 34
Views: 5863

Triton Sailor, Congrats - I have not read the follow up posts to your questions but in any case I could drive up and take a look at things with you if you would like - just to have another set of "Triton Eyes" looks things over. I could inspect your sails if you would like as well. Let me ...
by jollyboat
Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: 2nd Mate on Jollyboat
Replies: 4
Views: 952

Yeah, Merryweather has a nice set of shoes as I have a salt marsh in the back yard and was worried about her getting her feet cut. I know that sounds silly but Merryweather had a weak immune system as pup and little things could turn into big vet bills - and they did. Thankfully, through a change in...
by jollyboat
Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: 2nd Mate on Jollyboat
Replies: 4
Views: 952

2nd Mate on Jollyboat

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by jollyboat
Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:14 pm
Forum: Technical Data and Boat Nerdery
Topic: Truly watertight companionway?
Replies: 6
Views: 3613

I think that in regard to traditional companionways such as those on Tritons, the entire unit could be reworked to be more water tight. Gaskets could be used as well a dogs locking from the inside. I think I would start with a single board for the access-way instead of three. Wider side tracks would...
by jollyboat
Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: Not plastic, and not even *officially* a boat, but...
Replies: 13
Views: 2252

Ed, Great job on boat and Crew. You have set the bench mark pretty high. I wonder what 10, 16, 18, years of age boats will be like not to mention, college graduation, and wedding present boats. I would say shoot for a Hinkley Pilot for the wedding present.
by jollyboat
Sat Dec 20, 2008 2:21 am
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: A New Mast and Rig for Triton
Replies: 33
Views: 7467

Nice mast. Keep the mast the same length. Sail area will not gain so much to worry about and you can always reef if need be. You might noticed a slight difference in the heeling action as well the point of hardening up but I doubt much. Keep the two spreaders, removing one set will mean relocation o...
by jollyboat
Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Water Filtration
Replies: 14
Views: 2624

Allen, I glad to know that you on top of the water situation, as I am not surprised that you are and sounds like you have this situation well in tow. I am glad to know that sail is working well and looking forward to learning more about your exciting trip as you report in. I know that I am not the o...
by jollyboat
Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Water Filtration
Replies: 14
Views: 2624

By the way - how is the sail working out?
by jollyboat
Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Water Filtration
Replies: 14
Views: 2624

Allen,
That is very good idea, but why is your water starting to go sour - is because something that was in water has gone bad or is growing? As I understand it a small amount of Chlorox (one cap full) added to the water tanks will prevent a lot of issues and will not harm you if consumed.
by jollyboat
Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: My next boat
Replies: 20
Views: 3376

Nice boat - congrats. Hey, Tim that looks like the driveway that you want. <grins>
by jollyboat
Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Can somebody tell me...
Replies: 8
Views: 1686

I think the answer here is PRODUCTION. The the Triton was being banged out of the factory at one per day during peak operation. The goal was to get it done fast and cheap. If you look at the Triton production history and the boats they all came out a little different. As Tom Potter put it, 'they use...
by jollyboat
Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Safety
Replies: 4
Views: 854

I am not proud of it and hope like hell it doesnt come back to bite me -but I have done more grinding and the like with fiberglass, epoxy, bottom paint, and whatever else that boats are made of without so much as a bandana - young and dumb I guess - that was about twenty years ago - so far so good. ...
by jollyboat
Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Windvane
Replies: 12
Views: 2384

Ray, I am selling a Triton main sail that would be perfect for the SF Bay.
by jollyboat
Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:27 am
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Windvane
Replies: 12
Views: 2384

I should note that Tim is dead on correct with his mentioning the Tritons CCA rule design and headsail sizing. 466 is draped with 165% genoa. I sail in Western Long Island Sound, of which can offer it's breezy days, but is a lamb in comparison to the SF Bay. On 346, I made purpose built Mylar main a...
by jollyboat
Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:57 am
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Windvane
Replies: 12
Views: 2384

It is true that many boats, including Tritons will pull to weather in certain circumstances, however, the Triton, with proper sails, proper sail trim, not over loaded and proper rigging set up sail very well and without too much weather helm. I am aware that sailing in SF Bay can offers it's challen...