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Forum: Anchors and Anchoring Yesterday, 03:00 PM
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Posted By Nomad Willy
Oh yes I did and was quite pleased. Positive...

Oh yes I did and was quite pleased. Positive feedback is always grand.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring Yesterday, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By Nomad Willy
Picture

Edit gone already.
Here’s the pic I referred to in the above post.
OK I can’t see the anchors very well.
The boat to the right, a fast planing hulled boat has the Danforth and the mostly trawler...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring Yesterday, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By Nomad Willy
Steve, It seems we’re blessed as most all...

Steve,
It seems we’re blessed as most all bottoms in the PNW are mud. Like the 27 different kinds of snow in the eskimo language there’s many different kinds of mud bottoms here.

Most all mud is...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring Yesterday, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By Nomad Willy
jimisbell, That’s why I first narrowed the tip...

jimisbell,
That’s why I first narrowed the tip of the toe and turned it down. Mostly turning it down. Perhaps you missed the blurb about my XYZ failing to hook up on some thick grass. Haven’t tried...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-20-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By Nomad Willy
Foggy thanks and Ben, yes it could be done BUT...

Foggy thanks and Ben, yes it could be done BUT ... I could just flip this one but the bevel at the toe end would be bass akwards. A chisel works wonderfully w the blade end down and the “cut” up....
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By Nomad Willy
I just “fixed” my Wabasto. When I ran on the...

I just “fixed” my Wabasto.
When I ran on the main diesel tank I had starting problems over several years time.
Just recently thing wouldn’t start and I kept trying. Shouldn’t have. Finally...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 39,739
Posted By Nomad Willy
Sabre602, Nice boat indeed. Many boats of...

Sabre602,
Nice boat indeed.
Many boats of the day had a hard chine aft and very soft fwd. Is that the case w Kingfisher? Can't tell w the black bottom paint. Not good for hull pics.
Looks like...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By Nomad Willy
I once worked at False Pass as a radioman. Re...

I once worked at False Pass as a radioman.
Re this question I’d take the Alaska route too and stop in Russia.

But going north of the Aleutians may by problematic but going south of the...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-19-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By Nomad Willy
Steve, It’s pre-test but I don’t have any plan...

Steve,
It’s pre-test but I don’t have any plan B ect in my head. But I didn’t have plans for the mod I just did before it failed to set on the weed. Change comes from need. But the majority of...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-19-2018, 12:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By Nomad Willy
My last post of the three is about a Claw. You...

My last post of the three is about a Claw. You may find it interesting.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-19-2018, 12:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 481
Posted By Nomad Willy
Modded Anchors

Three modified anchors are ready to go and on the boat. We have 4 days of teen temps and four days of snow. But after that?

The three anchors are an old standby of mine the XYZ, the much modified...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 836
Posted By Nomad Willy
geoleo, I suspect your prep for the Brightside...

geoleo,
I suspect your prep for the Brightside was poor or lacking in some way. Sanding and cleaning is the drill. You need a solvent that won't harm the undercoat and will remove all oily like...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-18-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 896
Posted By Nomad Willy
In your picture the boat hull looks very very...

In your picture the boat hull looks very very much like an Albin.
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 836
Posted By Nomad Willy
Parks, Your point about UV is well taken. ...

Parks,
Your point about UV is well taken.

We had a thread on the “LeTonkinois” years ago on TF.
My take on it is that there must be a reason most all other varnish makers put lots of other...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-18-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,734
Posted By Nomad Willy
tadhanna, The only downside to a trip line is...

tadhanna,
The only downside to a trip line is that it’s more trouble. I’d say a case could be made that anybody that dosn’t deploy a trip line is lazy. But I boat in an area that has been...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 39,739
Posted By Nomad Willy
Amazing boat. Long and narrow it seems. Same...

Amazing boat.
Long and narrow it seems. Same beam as Willy but 7 feet longer! Lots of bow flare and she looks fairly light. Should be very efficient. Most here will probably envy your fuel burn...
Forum: General Maintenance 02-16-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 970
Posted By Nomad Willy
W30 Blisters

Every few years I need to tend to quite a number of blisters the size and number as you can see in the pics. I've done this several times taking less than a day to fix. I grind out each little...
Forum: Cruising and Events - West Coast 02-15-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 928
Posted By Nomad Willy
Dave, Watch the current coming around the north...

Dave,
Watch the current coming around the north ends of the transient floats ... crab appropriately.
If you want the westerly (if it happens) blowing away from the float chose the inbd. side of...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-02-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 688
Posted By Nomad Willy
David wrote: "an improved anchor would be one...

David wrote:
"an improved anchor would be one with a heavy bulb of metal around the eye. Also a longer anchor shank lets that weight whether it is chain or kellet operate more effectively to keep...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-02-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,734
Posted By Nomad Willy
Paul, I like that response a lot. For years...

Paul,
I like that response a lot. For years I've been saying if you're going to add weight to your ground tackle add it to your anchor. Adding 40# to one's rode won't pay very much but imagine...
Forum: Willard | Fales 02-02-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By Nomad Willy
Another thing about the W30 is that you can...

Another thing about the W30 is that you can attach the ram shaft to one of two holes in the rudder horn. The inbd. hole gives you much more deflection. 45 degrees in either direction in my case.
...
Forum: Power Systems 02-01-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,169
Posted By Nomad Willy
Looking fwd to tomorrow.

Looking fwd to tomorrow.
Forum: Power Systems 02-01-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,169
Posted By Nomad Willy
Dave, Wadduhgootaggainnst driving? I think...

Dave,
Wadduhgootaggainnst driving?
I think it’s recreation.
Got a nice car though.
30W (Dello) is all I use too.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-01-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 688
Posted By Nomad Willy
benthic2 wrote; “wouldn't the ideal placement...

benthic2 wrote;
“wouldn't the ideal placement of the kellet depend on the bottom, or more specifically, the resistance provided to the anchor ? There are a number of dynamic forces at play here....
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 02-01-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 688
Posted By Nomad Willy
caltexflanc, That’s interesting and well enough...

caltexflanc,
That’s interesting and well enough described that I understand it. An anchor rode that had a chain starting 1/4 up the rode and ending at the 1/2 mark would do that big time especially...
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