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 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Day 56

 Post subject: Day 56
Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:37 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 225


I and my cat, Momma Kitty, are 56 days into living on my 17' Montgomery until ... well ... I don't know. some photos from the last couple of days - * crossing Boundary Pass from Stuart Island to Canada's Gulf Islands in 2-4' seas and wind 15-20 kts (sorry that the mains luff is so ugly ... I didn't ...

 Forum: Race to Alaska (R2AK)   Topic: Nav lights: rationale for three vertical red on mast

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:25 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 242


IMO, if this is the boat starting about 2 minutes into the video, what you are seeing are the displays showing speed, wind, depth, wind direction etc. Not navigation lights (though seemingly bright enough to be confused for them at a close distance.)

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Off the Trailer

 Post subject: Re: Off the Trailer
Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:25 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 1049


Art Haberland wrote:
I wanted a smoother ride and balanced tyres so I do not rattle my 54 year old boat to pieces


the tires for my boats are all balanced ... i've found, usually, you do need to ask the tire shop to balance them but they do it with no questions.

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Off the Trailer

 Post subject: Re: Off the Trailer
Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:23 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 1049


They actually are car tyres. be careful!!! trailer tires and car tires are VERY different. trailer tires have different sidewalls. this difference is even more noticeable on double axle trailers where the tires get twisted more when turning. there are also the issue, single or double+ axle, that yo...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Off the Trailer

 Post subject: Re: Off the Trailer
Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:39 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 1049


Art Haberland wrote:
The Midget uses a 4 on 4 bolt pattern like my new suspension. This did lead to some very tasty aluminum rims and tyres


are your new tires trailer tires or automotive/car tires?

 Forum: SCAMP   Topic: Scamp #460 - got my plans (and many questions as well)

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:40 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 1112


What do you think about the ropes? Is a 6mm rope with 520daN breaking load (means 170daN /380 lbs usual workload) tough enough for use as halyard? Martin: 6mm (about 1/4") double braid line is more than enough for a SCAMP. On my much larger boat, a Montgomery 17, i use 1/4" line for the j...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Getting ready for the season

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:42 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 596


I've been busy between late Winter storms doing some things on my M17. I still need to complete buffing out the cockpit and then I’d like to put a coat of wax on the entire boat before heading to Puget Sound. I’ve scraped off the worse of the trailer’s rust and treated it with Rustoleum to keep the ...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: A Sandpiper 565 on lake Erie (Video)

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:14 am 

Replies: 29
Views: 3691


Michel wrote:
The steady cam arm is also a skill that gets better with practice. ;)


yep, takes practice -



i'm getting better at doing it myself! :lol:

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: A Sandpiper 565 on lake Erie (Video)

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:34 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 3691


Michel wrote:
I tried to watch it some times ago but I don't want to become epileptic! ;)


good effort by the boat's owner to share ... he needs to realize that you move slow when panning and 'steady cam' with your arm.

 Forum: SCAMP   Topic: considering a Scamp

 Post subject: Re: considering a Scamp
Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:29 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 2143


In sailing the SCAMP I've never felt the footwell was excessively shallow ... plus when sailing usually legs feel great, as the boat is wide for her length, as bracing self with feet on edge of leeward seat.
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