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by Nick_ander
Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Wire Up Mast Without Dropping it
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Wire Up Mast Without Dropping it

Not tabernacled, but deck stepped. I thought of dropping a line from the top, down the inside and fishing it out at the bottom. I would then use the line to pull up electrical and coaxial.
by Nick_ander
Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Wire Up Mast Without Dropping it
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Wire Up Mast Without Dropping it

My mast doesn't have an anchor light on top. It has a little rig that is pulled up on a halyard. I would like to move the vhf antenna from the mizzen mast to the main as well. What is the best way to do this without pulling the masts? I am sure I could figure it out but it's nice to hear what others...
by Nick_ander
Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Cabin Lights
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Cabin Lights

Thanks for the recommendations.


I never would have thought about interference.


I have 5 interior lights to replace an spreader lights too. Hopefully a bulb change will do the trick for those.

Thanks again.
by Nick_ander
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:45 am
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Cabin Lights
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Cabin Lights

I am looking to swap out the reading lights that are mounted on the bulkhead in the v berth as well as the light fixtures in the salon, and head. I am looking for a good price to longevity ratio. I am curious as to what others have found.

Thanks
by Nick_ander
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: A couple more Allied Seawind 30 questions
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: A couple more Allied Seawind 30 questions

I didn't think that a battery bank would be considered ignition protected. I may very well be wrong. I am new to gas inboards. I have been on some diesel power boats and around outboards. You always hear how dangerous gasoline and propane are. You didn't miss my point. I want to make sure that what ...
by Nick_ander
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: A couple more Allied Seawind 30 questions
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: A couple more Allied Seawind 30 questions

This stuff is great thanks! I have a gas engine and having the electrical in such a proximity to the gas engine scares the hell out of me. I ask about others because I am looking for ideas as to where to move the battery bank, etc. to. If it is indeed fine in the cockpit locker not sealed of from th...
by Nick_ander
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: A couple more Allied Seawind 30 questions
Replies: 6
Views: 291

A couple more Allied Seawind 30 questions

The first, I have limited water storage. I think it is between 30 and 40 gallons. I would like to increase that to 100 if possible, or at least as close to it as I can safely get. At 8.34 lbs per gallon I would be increasing the weight of cargo 584 lbs by adding 70 more gallons. The question then be...
by Nick_ander
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Allied Sealand 30 Rigging Particulars
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Allied Sealand 30 Rigging Particulars

I was reviewing the document from Sailrite and found some idea of the lengths. Thanks.
by Nick_ander
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Allied Sealand 30 Rigging Particulars
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Allied Sealand 30 Rigging Particulars

That is exactly what I need. I just need to figure out lengths now. I don't trust what is there. I have found several things around the boat such as bad wiring, mixed metals, critical non stainless pieces, and the like. It was assumed because this was a fresh water boat that a lot of cost cutting wa...
by Nick_ander
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Allied Sealand 30 Rigging Particulars
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Allied Sealand 30 Rigging Particulars

I just purchased an Allied Sealand 30. Some of the rigging needs to be replaced. Where can one find out stuff like the length and size of the mainstream? Is there a good way to calculate this kind of thing. I figured there would be some documentation somewhere that came with the boat. Any help would...
by Nick_ander
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Keel Crack
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: Keel Crack

After the boat was hauled out, I was able to locate the repair. It seemed solid to me and lower on keel. The surveyor and I spent a good deal of time discussing and investigating it. He agreed that the repair was good and solid. He wasn't concerned with it. I, myself was satisfied with the repair. E...
by Nick_ander
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: The Boat Search Woes
Replies: 3
Views: 507

Re: The Boat Search Woes

Today the woes came to an end. I purchased an Allied Seawind 30 hull #79, thus committing to a life of blissful poverty. I paid a fair price for her. She has some soft spots on the deck, messy rainbow wiring, a strong desire for some varnish, an old Gray Marine Sea Scout 25 that purrs, and a need to...
by Nick_ander
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Keel Crack
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Keel Crack

I have been going through the process of purchasing an Allied Seawind 30 that came available close to me. I was looking for a coaster, wanderer, or vanguard, but after some research and proximity I decided that the Seawind would be a good boat for me. There are some soft spots on the deck and the us...
by Nick_ander
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: The Boat Search Woes
Replies: 3
Views: 507

The Boat Search Woes

I have come to the conclusion that hardest part of setting off on a life of budget cruising is finding a darn boat. I suppose it would be easier if I didn't live in Minnesota. Finding the right boat is tough enough, but trying to find the right boat at the right price is another thing entirely. I re...
by Nick_ander
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Inspecting the Aging Sailboat
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Inspecting the Aging Sailboat

I picked up this Don Casey book and read through it. The question I have revolves around the fact that an aging boat usually has a whole multitude of issues. I am one of those people who knows how to do fiberglass. I can do a few other things, but my knowledge in other areas will have to be increase...
by Nick_ander
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Pearson Wanderer and Coaster
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: Pearson Wanderer and Coaster

Just came across hull #75. It is a yawl. I didn't know they came in that configuration. I wonder if there is an increase in sail area by adding the mizzen to the standard sloop rig or if the original sail area was reduced. I wonder what effect it has on stability and sea kindliness as well as speed.
by Nick_ander
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Pearson Wanderer and Coaster
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: Pearson Wanderer and Coaster

Rounding the horn, what an awesome thing to do. I don't think that is realistic for me at this time. The best fit for me would be a very seaworthy, affordable to maintain, easy to sail boat that after a few years could be an extension of myself. I have visited many different forums and have heard ma...
by Nick_ander
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Pearson Wanderer and Coaster
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: Pearson Wanderer and Coaster

Thank you for your response. I honestly love the looks of the boat, the vintage, and I hope the seaworthiness works out for what I want. The Siren is a fun little boat. The nice thing about the Siren is that after you sail it some of these larger boats won't feel so tender. I am over the keel and fu...
by Nick_ander
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Pearson Wanderer and Coaster
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Pearson Wanderer and Coaster

(I moved this here because it is a more appropriate place to ask this question.) I have been researching boats for awhile now. It is amazing what reality does to your big ideals. On the other hand those big ideals may be the things that rob you of what you were looking for in the first place. Though...