Friday, November16, 2018 L-36.com

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Keeping this site working


A short article on keeping L-36.com working
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My Youtube Channel

This link will take you to one of my videos called Nine Knots for Sailors. As of this date it has been viewed over 60,000 times. Take a look and then please click Follow. Google wants me to get over 1000 followers and I am almost at 900 so join in. I do instructional videos like the mast climbing ones as well as short recaps and highlights of my races.
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Controlling mold growth on your boat

I saw Dave reading the electrical meters yesterday and we got to talking. He told me that some boat owners are running space heaters 24/7 to control the mold in the cabin. A few years ago I ran a series of experiments to find a way to control the mold on Papoose, my 36 foot wood sloop. The mold was so bad it was literally eating the hats I hung up below. When I opened hatches, water would be dripping from the cover. The boat was wet. This is the shortened version of what I found
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Over 900 FREE Manuals

Another generous donation of 84 manuals from the J/109 Class Association brings the total number to over 900 for the L-36 manual collection. Check them out! Donations like this are very much appreciated and help keep L-36.com going.
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Turn your boat Electronic projects into Professional PC Boards

It is so easy and inexpensive to turn your pet electronic project into a professional PC Board that nobody should hesitate either due to time or money. For me the issue was how to do it. After some false starts, I found that the combination of Eagle design software (free) and PCBWay.com, was the answer. This detailed step by step overview will guide you through the process.
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Gray Marine 4-112

Just a quick reference for owners of Gray Marine engines
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ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BOAT PRESERVATION & REPAIR

An L-36.com user has put together what looks like a pretty nice boat restoration guide site. HERE is a link. Let me know what you think HERE.
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More Unassisted Mast Climbing

I use the GriGri system to climb my mast although I still don't recommend it because it is a bit complicated. But I find it just too easy to use to pass it up. Initially there were a number of problems that made it unacceptable but now that I have solved those, I wanted to share the tricks that made it work.
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Charity Used Sail Vendor Added

L-36.com is proud to announce the addition of another vendor in our Used Sails search. Nautical Donations us a Chicago based charity that has an inventory of used sails they got through donations. Their inventory will now be added to sail searches on the Used Sail app. To use this app, just search for your boat type and up will come all the sails that might fit your boat from all our vendors. You can modify the search criteria, search for just jibs or just mains. This is a popular service and L-36.com makes no commission on any of these sail sales. Enjoy.
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40 New Manuals Added

Thanks go out to Bill from J109 for donating 40 new manuals to the L-36 manual collection. Check them out!
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Papoose Dismasted

What can I say. My boat was run down and dismasted.
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Light List

The USCG publishes a 6 volume list of all the navigation marks, buoys, day marks, etc. that are in US waters. This list is updated each week. L-36.com now has an updated application that allows you to select an area on a map, check marks of interest in that area, and create gpx files of the waypoints as well as any routes you might want to create. You can see your marks on a map to help verify you have the right ones.
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SSH and FTP from your phone to embedded processor

Using free android apps, you can use your phone when there is no wifi network to log onto your embedded processor such as the StartLine RaceBox. You can also transfer files to your phone and then send them via email to anyone. This is great on a boat where there is typically no wi-fi network.
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How to Tie A Bowline

There are lots of ways to tie a bowline. I think this is the quickest, fastest, easiest to do and remember of all the ways. I learned this when I was a kid from my dad. He probably learned it in the navy in WW II, not sure. But I do know he was a sailor and knew how to tie a bowline fast.
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The information on this web site has not been checked for accuracy. It is for entertainment purposes only and should be independently verified before using for any other reason. There are five sources. 1) Documents and manuals from a variety of sources. These have not been checked for accuracy and in many cases have not even been read by anyone associated with L-36.com. I have no idea of they are useful or accurate, I leave that to the reader. 2) Articles others have written and submitted. If you have questions on these, please contact the author. 3) Articles that represent my personal opinions. These are intended to promote thought and for entertainment. These are not intended to be fact, they are my opinions. 4) Small programs that generate result presented on a web page. Like any computer program, these may and in some cases do have errors. Almost all of these also make simplifying assumptions so they are not totally accurate even if there are no errors. Please verify all results. 5) Weather information is from numerious of sources and is presented automatically. It is not checked for accuracy either by anyone at L-36.com or by the source which is typically the US Government. See the NOAA web site for their disclaimer. Finally, tide and current data on this site is from 2007 and 2008 data bases, which may contain even older data. Changes in harbors due to building or dredging change tides and currents and for that reason many of the locations presented are no longer supported by newer data bases. For example, there is very little tidal current data in newer data bases so current data is likely wrong to some extent. This data is NOT FOR NAVIGATION. See the XTide disclaimer for details. In addition, tide and current are influenced by storms, river flow, and other factors beyond the ability of any predictive program.