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  • 07 Sep 2020 22:17
    Reply # 9218161 on 4315719

    Oops!  Thank you, David.  I only finished the post at 7.30 pm and forgot all about mentioning it here.  I had just remembered, now, put down my sand paper and dashed up to do so.  You saved me the trouble :-)

  • 13 Aug 2020 22:27
    Reply # 9163293 on 4315719

    Hi David.   Yes, some progress.  A lot of nitpicking work now! The vents in question are "Air-Only".  If you look at the labels on my blog,  they are mentioned.  Click on a label and it will take you to a post mentioning them, at least one of which will have a link.  Plastimo do something similar: probably almost as good.

  • 13 Aug 2020 15:53
    Reply # 9162628 on 4315719

    Annie well done another great blog entry and more great progress!

    I recently did a search for dorado vents hoping something nice would pop up instead of making boxes and sourcing attractive cowls.

    Is the white plastic vent your solution?  I see the base is ribbed which might be to let water run out?

    Interested in what you found.

  • 13 Aug 2020 08:57
    Reply # 9161994 on 4315719

    I'm sorry for the delay in updating my blog.  The new Blogger is a nightmare and I can only upload photos one at a time and, for some reason, most of them need to be done twice.  It seems ridiculous to get a computer just to do my blog, but it's looking like that may be the only solution.  Anyway, I've put up about 2/3 of my photos, its 8.00 pm and time to cook my tea.  anniehill.blogspot.com

  • 16 Jul 2020 00:55
    Reply # 9104980 on 9100856
    Anonymous wrote:

    Bruno. So lovely to hear from you!  Thank you for your good advice: I shall remember to put a plug in the dinghy and to take it out when I put the dinghy in the davits.  I just hope I remember to out it back in before I launch it! :-D


    I have forgotten to put the bung back in, more than once.  The first time it happened, I looked down and thought, "Why is there all that water in the dinghy?"  After that, I would just curse and haul the dinghy back up, drain the water out and put in the bung.  It always seemed to happen when I was in a hurry, adding insult to the injury.  I have two bungs in Blue Moon's dinghy.  I don't have davits on Blue Moon, as the stern is too narrow and I have a servo pendulum windvane mounted on the transom, but I intend to hang the dinghy from a halyard in sheltered anchorages at night.  I envy you your davits, Annie.  On Arion, I always snugged the dinghy up in the davits, ready to go, if the weather was unstable, yet it was available in a moment the next morning if I had not made a midnight escape.  On Blue Moon, if I fear I might need to make a quick departure, I will have to haul the dinghy up and invert it on the cabin top.  Davits are brilliant for coastal cruising.
  • 15 Jul 2020 10:06
    Reply # 9103446 on 4315719

    Thinking  or sinking is the question !

  • 14 Jul 2020 19:13
    Reply # 9101853 on 9100852
    Anonymous wrote:

    Mark.  This is a JUNK.  You don't need to go on deck and you most certainly don't need to go along the lee deck.  If something has gone wrong and you have to go on deck, why would you walk along the lee side, ducking under the sail?  With a well-cambered deck, when the boat is heeling and you walk along the weather side, the deck is almost horizontal!

    Ok, perhaps just  just have bad memories from dealing with sails on pointy rigs!


  • 14 Jul 2020 09:09
    Reply # 9100856 on 4315719

    Bruno. So lovely to hear from you!  Thank you for your good advice: I shall remember to put a plug in the dinghy and to take it out when I put the dinghy in the davits.  I just hope I remember to out it back in before I launch it! :-D

  • 14 Jul 2020 09:06
    Reply # 9100852 on 4315719

    Mark.  This is a JUNK.  You don't need to go on deck and you most certainly don't need to go along the lee deck.  If something has gone wrong and you have to go on deck, why would you walk along the lee side, ducking under the sail?  With a well-cambered deck, when the boat is heeling and you walk along the weather side, the deck is almost horizontal!

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