Stus-List A4 on left side of continent

2018-02-02 Thread Della Barba, Joe via CnC-List
http://www.moyermarineforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10580 FYI if anyone needs an engine Joe Coquina ___ Thanks everyone for supporting this list with your contributions. Each and every one is greatly appreciated. If you want to support the list

Re: Stus-List Masthead sheaves > Halyard Knots

2018-02-02 Thread Nauset Beach via CnC-List
This is an interesting and very timely thread. I need to replace a genoa halyard and assumed an eye splice would be needed. Had never contemplated a knot on anything larger than a 10’ dinghy. What type of line are people using that are tying any of these knots? Some line is considerably

Re: Stus-List Masthead sheaves C 37+

2018-02-02 Thread Matthew L. Wolford via CnC-List
I, too, learned the fish knot as a kid and still use it (for fishing). FWIW, an old friend of mine who is a semi-retired sailmaker and highly regarded sailor told me that he uses bowlines for halyards on his 50-something foot ketch, which he races from time to time on distance races. This is

Re: Stus-List Halyard knots (was: Masthead sheaves C 37+)

2018-02-02 Thread Marek Dziedzic via CnC-List
Can’t speak for the confined space rescuers, but the climbers switched from the bowline to the figure eight, mainly, because the bowline CAN untie by itself under certain situations. Generally, the bowline is frowned upon in the life safety situations. However, when I was learning to climb (a

Stus-List Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

2018-02-02 Thread Nauset Beach via CnC-List
I do not recall if this was mentioned on the list before or not, but read in the Boat US magazine last night that Kidde has recalled over 40 million fire extinguishers with plastic handles or plastic push buttons manufactured between January, 1973 and August, 2017. According to the US Consumer

Stus-List Question: Radar reflector vs. active radar

2018-02-02 Thread Damian Greene via CnC-List
Here's a question for your collective wisdom:  We regularly have fog here in Maine, and my normal practice is to hoist a Davis emergency radar reflector in the shrouds (so I hopefully will not get run over by a lobster boat). So this year I decided to get the yard to mount an EchoMax reflector

Re: Stus-List Halyard knots (was: Masthead sheaves C 37+)

2018-02-02 Thread Russ & Melody via CnC-List
Here's a good article with a wee bowline mentioned, from the professor himself, Mr. Brion Toss. http://www.briontoss.com/education/archive/miscsept02.htm Also, beware of the difference between a reduction of strength by X5 vs.retention of strength... no big deal if it's 50% but a value of 60%

Re: Stus-List Question: Radar reflector vs. active radar

2018-02-02 Thread Joel Aronson via CnC-List
FWIW, ISAF requires radar reflectors regardless whether the boat has radar. Even on a steel hull. Joel On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 1:22 PM, Frederick G Street via CnC-List < cnc-list@cnc-list.com> wrote: > That’s one of the more weird things I’ve heard… radars are specifically > designed to try to

Re: Stus-List Masthead sheaves > Halyard Knots

2018-02-02 Thread Hoyt, Mike via CnC-List
Hi Brian We have knots on all main and spin halyards. The boat came that way. We use the same halyard with the roller furling headsail when cruising as we do for Wednesday night races and regattas. The halyards are some variation of a low stretch high tech line possibly ½ inch outer

Re: Stus-List Question: Radar reflector vs. active radar

2018-02-02 Thread Della Barba, Joe via CnC-List
Some radar will interfere with some other radar sometimes. The weird lines you see do not show where the boat is. I have never seen this sailing, but I have flying. It was a series of curved dashed lines across the screen. AIS will be 10,000x better than any kind of radar reflector to get you

Re: Stus-List Question: Radar reflector vs. active radar

2018-02-02 Thread Frederick G Street via CnC-List
That’s one of the more weird things I’ve heard… radars are specifically designed to try to filter out any signals not their own. Other boats might have something like the CARD system aboard to pick up other vessels’ radar: http://nordkyndesign.com/collision-avoidance-at-sea-ais-alarm-project/

Re: Stus-List Halyard knots (was: Masthead sheaves C 37+)

2018-02-02 Thread Leslie Paal via CnC-List
In USAR training (including confined space) we only used the Figure8 knot on 'life' lines. Everybody knew how to tie and untie, so there were no surprises. Leslie JPL USAR Team (retired) On Fri, 2/2/18, Marek Dziedzic via CnC-List

Re: Stus-List Question: Radar reflector vs. active radar

2018-02-02 Thread Leslie Paal via CnC-List
the radar antenna is a good sized metal construction. It will reflect. Also, since it is tuned to the same (about) frequencies, it can passively re-radiate some of the signal. Leslie. On Fri, 2/2/18, Frederick G Street via CnC-List

Re: Stus-List Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

2018-02-02 Thread ALAN BERGEN via CnC-List
I had two bad ones also. Kidde sent me two new ones, and info to return the bad ones. Alan Bergen 35 Mk III Thirsty Rose City YC Portland, OR On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 8:34 PM, billbruce--- via CnC-List < cnc-list@cnc-list.com> wrote: > I had two Kidde brand extinguishers on the boat and both

Re: Stus-List Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

2018-02-02 Thread billbruce--- via CnC-List
I had two Kidde brand extinguishers on the boat and both were confirmed to be unsafe for use. The company is sending two new extinguishers along with disposal instructions for the old ones. The old ones were from 1985 and 1996. Bill Bruce Landfall 38

Re: Stus-List Question: Radar reflector vs. active radar

2018-02-02 Thread Gary Russell via CnC-List
Reflection is only effective if it reflects back to the radar transmitter. Curved surfaces don't work very well and a flat surface will only work if it is perpendicular to the incoming signal. That's why most radar reflectors are 3 flat surfaces at right angles to each other. They are often

Stus-List Halyard knots

2018-02-02 Thread Jim Giffing via CnC-List
Brian In my case I am using 3/8” New England VPC and the knot in attaching to snap shackles for spin, and two genoas. And attached to a locking pin shackle for the main. They all lead back to the cabin top to