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by RadioZephyr
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Anchor system for F-30 help me spend my money right - or not
Replies: 17
Views: 5248

Re: Anchor system for F-30 help me spend my money right - or

Thanks! Yeah, Paul has been an invaluable resource for me, and I'm always looking to pass on whatever I've been able to learn from him to folks who may not live so close by (you can probably tell from my other posts). Glad to hear that I've potentially solved a problem for you! When I figured this o...
by RadioZephyr
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Anchor system for F-30 help me spend my money right - or not
Replies: 17
Views: 5248

Re: Anchor system for F-30 help me spend my money right - or

As far as a wiring schematic, I basically just powered it from the windlass circuit, and then ran wires from the Common and Normally Open terminals on each relay to the terminals for each foot switch on the terminal strip. Very simple. Then, you just press the button on the circuit board to program ...
by RadioZephyr
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Anchor system for F-30 help me spend my money right - or not
Replies: 17
Views: 5248

Re: Anchor system for F-30 help me spend my money right - or

Sure! Here's the newly installed windlass, before I added the wireless relays. You can see the foot switches, which are wired up but not yet installed in the deck. IMG_1853.jpeg Here's the relay, installed and wired up. You can also see that there's now a cleat just below it, which is for the cover ...
by RadioZephyr
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Anchor system for F-30 help me spend my money right - or not
Replies: 17
Views: 5248

Re: Anchor system for F-30 help me spend my money right - or

For wireless solution, I installed this kit that I bought for $19 from Amazon: Solidremote 12V-24V Secure Wireless RF Remote Control Relay Switch]Solidremote 12V-24V Secure Wireless RF Remote Control Relay Switch I wired its relays up to the windlass contactor (a terminal strip helps keep the wires ...
by RadioZephyr
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Freedom Information
Topic: Article on Warren River Boatworks
Replies: 4
Views: 2413

Re: Article on Warren River Boatworks

What does that mean?
by RadioZephyr
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: New sails
Replies: 5
Views: 990

Re: New sails

If you don't have one already, I'd suggest looking into a Strong Track from Tides Marine. It really makes raising that gigantic main sail much easier.
by RadioZephyr
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Isomat boom refurb
Replies: 1
Views: 879

Re: Isomat boom refurb

Nice! I have a couple of modifications that I made to my Isomat boom that folks might find helpful: 1. Plug the hole where animals can get in . When I first took off the end caps on my boom, I discovered a bird's nest inside. I started looking for a solution, and was told to just put a sponge in the...
by RadioZephyr
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: INSTALLING STEPS ON MAST
Replies: 3
Views: 1142

Re: INSTALLING STEPS ON MAST

Here are two of the three folding steps I installed last winter to replace the original aluminum ones, one of which had begun to crack. The new ones are 316 stainless. In addition to the fasteners, I also bedded them in 5200. The original steps were screwed into threaded brass inserts, but Paul Denn...
by RadioZephyr
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: INSTALLING STEPS ON MAST
Replies: 3
Views: 1142

Re: INSTALLING STEPS ON MAST

Yes, you can. You need to use machine screws, NOT self-tapping screws. The carbon fiber takes a thread very nicely, just be careful not to break your tap! One thing to know: the CF threads, while well formed, tend to be slippery, and over time screws can back themselves out. The solution is to put a...
by RadioZephyr
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Photographs and Drawings
Topic: Walk-through transom on a F38
Replies: 4
Views: 2644

Re: Walk-through transom on a F38

Salacia wrote:Interesting work, Josh. Who did the work? Paul?
Jorge Borges at International Marine Composites in Bristol. He's a true artist.