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Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 09-15-2019, 05:28 PM
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Posted By Rain Dog
Dyneema is incredibly strong. A soft shackle made...

Dyneema is incredibly strong. A soft shackle made of 1/2 inch Dyneema would be strong enough to lift your entire boat out of the water.

If I was making soft shackles to add to cleats, I would use...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 08-05-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By Rain Dog
Congrats! In a few years, the stress of the...

Congrats! In a few years, the stress of the purchase will just be a distant memory.

We went through a similar nightmare process last year. Six months of real unpleasantness, but it was worth it.
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 08-05-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By Rain Dog
What did you buy?

What did you buy?
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,295
Posted By Rain Dog
I think this is great advice. We had decided on a...

I think this is great advice. We had decided on a specific model. We decided to charter before buying. We ended up hating the boat. The $3000 charter fee saved us from making a $100K+ mistake.
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 963
Posted By Rain Dog
I know little to nothing about trawler...

I know little to nothing about trawler autopilots, but I cannot imagine how a wheel pilot that could steer a 30' sailboat would have any problem with a 40' trawler. The steering forces on the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By Rain Dog
I have also used Seth and highly recommend him.

I have also used Seth and highly recommend him.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-11-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By Rain Dog
If you are referring to the Anderson Powerpoles...

If you are referring to the Anderson Powerpoles connectors, they go up to at least 4/0. I would most likely only use them up to 10 AWG.

https://powerwerx.com/anderson-sb-connectors-sb350-350amp
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-11-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By Rain Dog
A variety of items: 12v refrigerator, Ryobi...

A variety of items: 12v refrigerator, Ryobi battery charger, portable VHF charger, 12v fans, air pump, etc.

USB chargers I run off hard-wired USB outlets. All other 12v appliances will run off...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-10-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By Rain Dog
12v Outlets

I am about to start converting all the 12v outlets on my new boat. My thought was to go with Anderson Powerpoles. Given the investment, whatever I go with I will have to live with for years. Does...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,177
Posted By Rain Dog
I am very torn between going with a crane vs...

I am very torn between going with a crane vs davits.

I am a little worried about the install of the crane (big hole through the aft cabin top that was not designed to carry a load), but I love the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,177
Posted By Rain Dog
That looks like a $10,000-$15,000 solution that...

That looks like a $10,000-$15,000 solution that is no better than the $2700 solution proposed above.

I say $10,000 - $15,000 because the link posts no prices and it would require a whole new, and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,177
Posted By Rain Dog
I think the hardest part will be the block at the...

I think the hardest part will be the block at the masthead. My back of the envelope on this project is:

- Have pro fabricate the bow: $1000 (supplies and labor)
- Install bow: $300 (supplies...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,177
Posted By Rain Dog
I think it is custom. Lots more details and...

I think it is custom. Lots more details and photos here: dinghy mounted on swim step davits - safe system? - International Association of Grand Banks Owners...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,177
Posted By Rain Dog
I have always admired the davit solution on...

I have always admired the davit solution on Gadabaut:

https://www.jordanyachts.com/yachts_for_sale/gadabaut

We will probably do something similar.
Forum: General Maintenance 07-08-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By Rain Dog
https://inspectusa.com/product_mobile.php?products...

https://inspectusa.com/product_mobile.php?products_id=1838
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 07-05-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By Rain Dog
When I was selling two buyers surveyed my boat. I...

When I was selling two buyers surveyed my boat. I was very impressed with the survey done by Seth Mosley. When I was buying I hired him and was very pleased.


https://mosleymaritime.com/
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By Rain Dog
I would guess you are looking at thousands of...

I would guess you are looking at thousands of hours of work if you do it all yourself. Depends how much time and skill you have. Even if you do all the work yourself, it would be hard to stay in your...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-28-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By Rain Dog
Shore Power

I have a 50 amp shore power plug. Right after the plug on the boat, it splits into two circuits. One circuit powers the 3 AirCon units. The other powers everything else.

Right at the plug on the...
Forum: Dinghys and Smaller Boats 06-20-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,016
Posted By Rain Dog
Fortress Commando might work well, but it is...

Fortress Commando might work well, but it is fairly large for a dinghy.
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,413
Posted By Rain Dog
What is the name of the marina?

What is the name of the marina?
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 06-18-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,691
Posted By Rain Dog
Are you saying you attach your rode to the slot...

Are you saying you attach your rode to the slot of your Supreme instead of to the eye?
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 06-18-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,691
Posted By Rain Dog
You loved the rock slot? How did you use it?

You loved the rock slot? How did you use it?
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 06-17-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,691
Posted By Rain Dog
Score!

Score!
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 06-17-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,691
Posted By Rain Dog
When I was considering the boss I ran across this...

When I was considering the boss I ran across this review that I found helpful.

https://maiaaboard.blogspot.com/2015/12/manson-boss-anchor-18-month-review.html

I certainly agree with what they...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 06-14-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,704
Posted By Rain Dog
That is what we had on our last boat too. In 18...

That is what we had on our last boat too. In 18 months of anchoring most nights in Florida and the Bahamas, including a hurricane, we only got the rope wet twice. Both of those times we only had 25...
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