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by Nicholas Koligiannis
Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Cruising
Topic: Lightning strike
Replies: 4
Views: 3714

Re: Lightning strike

Bob, I agree with everything you've mentioned. But as far as gin goes, I stick to Hendrick's.

Nicholas
by Nicholas Koligiannis
Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Cruising with Moments of Clarity
Replies: 0
Views: 6810

Cruising with Moments of Clarity

Several photos of Moments of Clarity taken during recent cruises.
by Nicholas Koligiannis
Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: Stanchion base bolts
Replies: 5
Views: 4371

Re: Stanchion base bolts

Hi Bob: I'd probably leave them as is, i.e. without any inserts. Mine lean inboard too, but I think that's actually a good idea as the most likely force to be imposed on them is outboard, from someone about to fall overboard. Mind you, my guard wires are bar-taught, which actually places less strain...
by Nicholas Koligiannis
Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: Stanchion base bolts
Replies: 5
Views: 4371

Re: Stanchion base bolts

Hi Bob: I use Sikaflex 291 which is similar to 3M 3200. 3M 5200 is a structural compound (some boat builders use it to join hulls to decks without further fastening) so I would stay away from that, just in case you want to remove the bases at some point in the future. Sikaflex 291--especially in its...
by Nicholas Koligiannis
Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: Stanchion base bolts
Replies: 5
Views: 4371

Stanchion base bolts

Hi to all: One of my boat's previous owners had replaced the original bolts on several of the stanchion bases. I don't know why, but what I DO know is that he chose inferior grade, stainless steel bolts (304, also known as A2) for the replacements. Furthermore, the bolts were all thread, rather than...
by Nicholas Koligiannis
Wed May 07, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Accomodation
Topic: Placement of VHF, stereo, battery monitor and navtex?
Replies: 4
Views: 4858

Re: Placement of VHF, stereo, battery monitor and navtex?

Hi to all: "Moments of Clarity" is the Ballad version with the aft-facing chart table, so I'm not sure that you'll find this posting very useful. For some reason, I prefer the aft-facing chart table; although there's less space, it's cosier and you can wedge yourself in the space better when at sea....
by Nicholas Koligiannis
Wed May 07, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: Anchor platforms, bowsprits
Replies: 8
Views: 11608

Re: Anchor platforms, bowsprits

Hi to all: To add my two cents' worth to the anchor roller/platform subject, I'm posting a few photos of the arrangement on Moments of Clarity. It's a twin roller system because I often launch two anchors in a V formation. They are essentially two bow rollers made out of 4mm stainless steel welded t...
by Nicholas Koligiannis
Wed May 07, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: Hull and Deck
Topic: Rigid dodger
Replies: 1
Views: 2391

Rigid dodger

Hi to all: The following posting is about a rigid dodger which was designed and constructed by Mats Wik, owner of Taifun, Ballad #911. Mats left Sweden 8 years ago, found his way down to the Med via the canals and has been cruising the eastern Med ever since. He built his dodger before leaving Swede...
by Nicholas Koligiannis
Fri May 02, 2014 6:55 am
Forum: Cruising
Topic: Saronic Spring (Part 4)
Replies: 2
Views: 3676

Re: Saronic Spring (Part 4)

Hi Bob: I can't speak for the entire Med but in Greece you can anchor pretty much anywhere you want to. Obviously, this excludes bays that are adjacent to Naval bases or spots where they are underwater cables (there're signs to warn you off). There's no such thing as private property on the shorelin...
by Nicholas Koligiannis
Thu May 01, 2014 8:31 am
Forum: Cruising
Topic: Saronic Spring (Part 4)
Replies: 2
Views: 3676

Saronic Spring (Part 4)

And, finally, part 4.