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by markwesti
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Chartplotter vs ipad
Replies: 3
Views: 312

Re: Chartplotter vs ipad

Good question , I have been giving it thought myself . I was thinking of the new Furuno radome coupled with the iPad . The iPad I reasoned would be set under the dodger . A little off topic the Furuno radome only needs a power cable , then uses blue tooth for the iPad . I think that is nice , less w...
by markwesti
Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: New custom piece from Garhauer marine
Replies: 1
Views: 311

Re: New custom piece from Garhauer marine

Nice , Garhauer is a great resource for custom parts .
by markwesti
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Froli support mattress
Replies: 0
Views: 152

Froli support mattress

I'm sort of thinking about this . It's kind of a box spring for your mattress also could help getting some air circulation .
https://www.doityourselfrv.com/froli-sleep-system/
by markwesti
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Wire Up Mast Without Dropping it
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: Wire Up Mast Without Dropping it

We don't have an anchor light either . Although my anchoring at night , nights are pretty much over , if I need to , I have a rechargeable LED lantern I can just hoist . Also the last time in the yard I rewired the mast . There was a lot of stuff going on at the mast head , I got rid of it all excep...
by markwesti
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Cabin Lights
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: Cabin Lights

Hi Nick , for the over head we use these https://www.alpenglowlights.com/store/overhead-lights/product/led-dual-power-with-night-vision.html Yes they are expensive , worth it IMO . The high/low feature is very nice as well as the red light and that is high/low as well . We have been using them for o...
by markwesti
Sat Feb 06, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Fein multi tool
Replies: 0
Views: 358

Fein multi tool

We don't have teak decks but we do have a teak turtle and a teak sliding companion way hatch . This attachment for the Fein tool looks promising .

https://youtu.be/N8EfEwW5t7I?t=13
by markwesti
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: Singlehanded Sailing Society and the Long Pac
Replies: 5
Views: 2801

Re: Singlehanded Sailing Society and the Long Pac

It was a fiasco .
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by markwesti
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Screws vs rivets for spars
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: Screws vs rivets for spars

Some people will disagree with this . I use brass screws , and insulate the best I can . IE .. Of course you must use Stainless parts , like your pole mount . I get some plastic (milk jug) and make a insulator , don't let the SS touch the Alu . and use brass screws . Corse threads are best . I would...
by markwesti
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Selma fids
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Selma fids

I have tried a few different ways for splicing line , I use New England Sta-Set . Anyhow I bought the Selma fids , I thought they would be foolproof . Not so , I still make the same mistake where the core is not all the way through the eye . Well not all the time sometimes I get it right . I bought ...
by markwesti
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Parallel pliers
Replies: 0
Views: 301

Parallel pliers

Very nice for small shackles , I think .
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Brass-Jaw-Para ... 2749.l2649
by markwesti
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Chain plate Alignment
Replies: 5
Views: 847

Re: Chain plate Alignment

by markwesti
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Shannon 28
Replies: 1
Views: 393

Shannon 28

Never knew this boat existed , looks pretty cool . Plus here is one for sale . (Not mine , I don't know the owner , just a PSA).
https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/shannon-28
https://easternshore.craigslist.org/boa ... 31178.html
by markwesti
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: The Boat Search Woes
Replies: 3
Views: 918

Re: The Boat Search Woes

Hey Nick , are you still out there ? What type boat are you looking for ? What is your budget roughly ? What will your crew be like ? Where will be your home port ? Do you like beer ?
Mark .
by markwesti
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: GFO Packing
Replies: 1
Views: 455

GFO Packing

My friend Don found out about this stuff , we put it on his boat (Catalina 32) after a few adjusts on the gland nut we got it to stop leaking . The big draw to this stuff is that you can tighten the gland nut to the point where it won't drip and it won't hurt the shaft , as in get to tight and over ...
by markwesti
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Introducing Katie-J
Replies: 106
Views: 4503

Re: Introducing Katie-J

Hi Pedro , congratulations on Katie -J , she looks like she has some nice hardware/rigging . Also glad you are on board here . That's a bummer about no yards that are close by , reminded me that I take yards for granted as we basically take our pick around SoCal . You said you will be day sailing an...
by markwesti
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Epoxy questions
Replies: 5
Views: 602

Re: Epoxy questions

Learn all you can about West system epoxy , the people at West system put out a book and it will tell you everything you need to know . https://www.westsystem.com/the-gougeon-brothers-on-boat-construction/ Also the book Sailors Sketchbook is good to have , one thing in the book you will be intereste...
by markwesti
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Denatured Alcohol
Replies: 2
Views: 457

Re: Denatured Alcohol

OK , I did the burn test and the Heet burns hot and best of all absolutely clean . Best price on Heet is at Home Depot $1.98 per 12 oz . Only bad thing about Heet , a few have said it is not good to breath the burning fumes and don't get on your skin .
by markwesti
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Attaching teak handrail to cabin ceiling with liner
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: Attaching teak handrail to cabin ceiling with liner

Hi Mrabe , welcome to the forum . I'm sure you will get the information you need here .
by markwesti
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Denatured Alcohol
Replies: 2
Views: 457

Denatured Alcohol

In California sometime back in 19' Denatured Alcohol was banned . Not surprizing as they ban all kinds of stuff like that , I didn't realize it in tell a few weeks ago though . We have been using a Origo (non pressurized) Alcohol stove , OK I'm no chemist I thought I can still get Coleman fuel , tri...
by markwesti
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Galley stove
Replies: 4
Views: 812

Re: Galley stove

Origo , no longer made ? We have a Origo 3ooo that we bought in the mid 90's a few years ago the little spot welds started to break , no big deal I just drilled them out and nut and bolted it back together . I also built a simple gimble for it , I can post some pictures if you want . It was easy to ...
by markwesti
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Nordica 20'
Replies: 32
Views: 4539

Re: Nordica 20'

Hi would you please post some pictures of the "interior glass inserts" you want to cut out ? And also why you want to cut them out , please . I mean really let's talk about this first before cutting , Thanks .
This will be a awesome boat when you are finished .
by markwesti
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Modified snatch block
Replies: 2
Views: 1038

Re: Modified snatch block

You are welcome and thanks ! Let me know if you need anything . I kept my original post kind of short . Back in the 90's I made and was trying to sell wood shell blocks , with pretty much no luck . Here are some of the ones I made . https://live.staticflickr.com/4861/45861455902_b7a02a0de9_z.jpg 018...
by markwesti
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: New Triton owner #370
Replies: 15
Views: 2495

Re: New Triton owner #370

Awesome plan that is well under way ! If your plans lead to So.Cal. and you need a yard , consider Eddies' in Wilmington . Eddies' is about the only DIY yard left . http://plasticclassicforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=6227 Up date , I never made it back to Eddies' this year and probably won...
by markwesti
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Modified snatch block
Replies: 2
Views: 1038

Modified snatch block

The block is a Nicro or a Fico , Ronstan makes a similar one . They come stock with black hard rubber cheeks and a white plastic sheave . This block was modded by me when I had my machine shop , so it was a doable thing to make the pulley out of SS , but even though I lightened it up all I could it ...
by markwesti
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Boat Shops and Facilities
Topic: Minney's
Replies: 1
Views: 1266

Minney's

Minney's (used parts) of So.Cal , Costa Mesa is not looking so good . Ernie Minney has been trying to sell the place for over a year , property too I think . Now if you go to his website you get this .http://www.minneysyachtsurplus.com/ Any how looks like this could be the end , bummer .
by markwesti
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Free boat in So.Cal.
Replies: 0
Views: 3120

Free boat in So.Cal.

Classic ? Just surfin' CL , ( not mine ).

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/boa ... 51144.html
by markwesti
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Boat Shops and Facilities
Topic: Wayne Eddel's boat shop
Replies: 0
Views: 3947

Wayne Eddel's boat shop

I have been by this place many times , one day I have to stop in . The video is by Ernie Minney , Ernie has a used boat parts yard (another story in it's self) Waynes shop starts around 2:26 .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnksyaQ6wJE
by markwesti
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: 19' Westsail Rendezvous
Replies: 1
Views: 645

19' Westsail Rendezvous

We have been going to these since 94' . Mswesti doesn't dig it anymore so I go by myself , and that's fine with me . Don't get me wrong I love the woman and I think she's good with me . Anyhow these can be fun and sometimes they can be a bit of a PITA . Over the last 10 yrs. attendance has dwindled ...
by markwesti
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: Singlehanded Sailing Society and the Long Pac
Replies: 5
Views: 2801

Re: Singlehanded Sailing Society and the Long Pac

OK , I have to admit I didn't watch the utube videos . It's worth typing in the URL . The way Randy was explaining it I thought he was using a electric AP too . To answer the question he uses a Monitor wind vane . Monitor bought Pelagic and the electric Pelagic can be used with the Monitor vane .
by markwesti
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: Singlehanded Sailing Society and the Long Pac
Replies: 5
Views: 2801

Re: Singlehanded Sailing Society and the Long Pac

I'll ask him what auto pilot he uses , I was surprised to read he was using a electric AP . Yes the rudders are barn door big . When we first got our W28 I did not understand how to sail a cutter . I was getting tremendous weather helm because in a good blow I would sail with main only , that worked...
by markwesti
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: Singlehanded Sailing Society and the Long Pac
Replies: 5
Views: 2801

Singlehanded Sailing Society and the Long Pac

Randy Leasure on a Westsail 32 finished this race . He does other SSS races too .
https://www.westsail.org/singlehandedsa ... 81#7769747
by markwesti
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Old Aluminum bits and pieces.
Replies: 15
Views: 1881

Re: Old Aluminum bits and pieces.

Leah May is looking very good Sean , I love a reverse transom . From your picture I see a Aluminum toe rail with the oblong holes punched in it . Good thought though , how does powder coat hold up in a marine environment ? I have no idea , and honestly If went to the trouble and then it started gett...
by markwesti
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Old Aluminum bits and pieces.
Replies: 15
Views: 1881

Re: Old Aluminum bits and pieces.

Hey Sean , that C&C is a good looking boat . I first started looking at them and they had teak toe rails . As mentioned , nothing you can do with Ano . except keep it clean with soap and water . But now on the other hand you say that you have removed them . If you could find a powder coater that...
by markwesti
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: A one off ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1226

Re: A one off ?

Good call CapnK .
by markwesti
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Recommended line sizes
Replies: 3
Views: 1024

Re: Recommended line sizes

For halyards , main , jib , I would say no bigger than 7/16 . I like Sta-Set New England , not to be confused with Sta-Set X . For sheets possibly but not necessarily 1/2 , because it's easier on the hands . For Spinnaker I'm thinking 3/8 halyard and sheets .
How did I do ?
by markwesti
Fri May 24, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: A one off ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1226

A one off ?

It's a classic and it's plastic and It's big , my guess over 150' .

ImageIMG_0338 by mark westi, on Flickr
by markwesti
Sat May 18, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Sailing books as a gateway drug
Replies: 3
Views: 924

Re: Sailing books as a gateway drug

This book is not really a story type book but there are some good stories in it . First time I got turned on to this highly addictive "book" I was hooked bad .
https://www.amazon.com/Sailors-Sketchbo ... 0915160552
by markwesti
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Motor sailer
Replies: 2
Views: 833

Motor sailer

I don't know what it is . It was about 30' , had a wood mast . And it was a double ender .

ImageIMG_0318 by mark westi, on Flickr
by markwesti
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Help picking out a new pocket cruiser
Replies: 2
Views: 792

Help picking out a new pocket cruiser

I started talking to this guy online about a boat he was thinking about , it was a Pacific Seacraft Orion 27' . That deal didn't go so well because the motor was iffy . I'm getting ahead of myself here , guy in question would like something very salty (cutter rig)will be a bonus bow sprit is a must ...
by markwesti
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Satellite Data Systems
Replies: 2
Views: 879

Re: Satellite Data Systems

The way you describe it Ian , the Iridium Go will not met your requirements . There was a big dust up on this topic in Latitude 38 . Honestly I didn't pay that much attention to it . The one thing , IIRC was some users were getting cut off (I for get which service) and then had no way to deal with t...
by markwesti
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: Sun set at the marina
Replies: 1
Views: 2686

Sun set at the marina

once in a while we get a good one .

Image013 by mark westi, on Flickr
by markwesti
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Tips for a Furlex Furler?
Replies: 5
Views: 1283

Re: Tips for a Furlex Furler?

Hi Marvin , where the furling line attaches to the drum , measure about 5' aft of the drum . This is where you want to pull the core , assuming your furling line is double braid (jacket and core) and hopefully the jacket is some other color other than white (the core is white) you make a hole in the...
by markwesti
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Coosa board
Replies: 0
Views: 2578

Coosa board

I have never used it . There are some nice YouTube videos .
http://www.coosacomposites.com/
by markwesti
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Cleat backing pads
Replies: 6
Views: 1236

Re: Cleat backing pads

In your order Marcelo G10 alum. SS I would say if you go the plywood way coat it with epoxy . Also there is this relatively new stuff called Coosa board .
http://www.coosacomposites.com/
by markwesti
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Tips for a Furlex Furler?
Replies: 5
Views: 1283

Re: Tips for a Furlex Furler?

I fixed this problem on my friends boat , although he has a Shaffer . Same problem as yours too much bulk spooling up , easy fix pull out about 3/4 of the furl line's core . Also when furling keep tension on the furling line so that it winds up tight .
by markwesti
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: Catalina Ca. Isthmus
Replies: 0
Views: 2569

Catalina Ca. Isthmus

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4535/37994311434_01af30f11c_z.jpg DSCF2167 by mark westi , on Flickr https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4558/37994258644_6c404de10f_z.jpg 006 by mark westi , on Flickr https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4369/37414486605_9dd816bdfa_z.jpg DSCF2138 by mark westi , on Flickr
by markwesti
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Wood shell turning blocks
Replies: 4
Views: 1221

Re: Wood shell turning blocks

Thanks for the like "rescue" , well they do require maintenance but it's not a big deal . And I use Cetol lite . One thing that really helps is a holding fixture to hold them for drying . Also when i'm painting them I use one of tangs to hold it and then attach that to the holding fixture ...