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Search: Posts Made By: OPossumTX
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-02-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Permanent vs. portable fuel tank

Even my 8HP 2 stroke only uses 1.5 gal/hr. You should get 2 hours, or drop down to half throttle and get double or more.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-01-2014
Replies: 569
Views: 138,592
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

Did he ever get "hoist with his own petard"?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-28-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,406
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: What does this do?

Yes. Maybe not from that boat; sometimes gear gets misplaced. I can see it sliding into a squared off strap or milled opening at the end of a control shaft. The little tab would keep it from sliding...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-21-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 2,989
Posted By DRFerron
Re: BoatUS membership worth it?

We have BoatUS unlimited towing. It paid for itself for the next five years with just one tow.
Forum: Diesel 04-05-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Re: Pencil Zinc location for Yanmar 2GM

a 2GM raw water cooled motor, will have zincs in engine.
My 3GM raw water cooled motor has 2 zincs on starboard (fuel
filter/dip stick) side and 1 in back.
The 2GM raw water should have 2 zincs,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-04-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 3,364
Posted By Dave_E
Re: Is sailing intuitive?

Shari - One more thing. Remeber, when you ask even a remotely "open ended" question with an audience like SailNet (every level of experience and knowledge) you are going to get all kinds of answers,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-18-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 2,856
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Is this pro wiring?

Since I see my post resurrected from last year, I thought I would add a follow up. I cut away the entire old wiring harness and ran all new color coded wire from the tank sensor to the level gauge. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-29-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 2,926
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Is a Vang Really Useful on a mid to Large Boat?

for the newb sailor(no offence to anyone here) over reliance on vangs on downwind courses is the number one cause of boom failure, gooseneck failure and anything related to boom BREAKAGE

this is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-21-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 10,988
Posted By PCP
Re: Major problem in mexico

Zeehag coll down. I was being ironic. I appreciate your knowledge about Mexico and your attitude in what regards saying what you think.

Regarding mixing with others I am a typical Portuguese in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-04-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,030
Posted By btrayfors
Re: Huge Voltage Drain Problem - Ideas?

If you're going to play an electrical Sherlock Holmes then you need a proper magnifying glass.

You should have -- ALL boats should have -- an AC/DC clamp-on ammeter. Decent ones are cheap these...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-24-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1,623
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Getting new lines. Any standard color?

I hate when people buy a spool of one color and try to save a few pennies. Sailing is hard enough, why disguise your control lines?

Sheets really don't matter. If you mix up a jib sheet with a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-15-2013
Replies: 110
Views: 24,145
Posted By HaleyF
Re: Offshore bluewater cruising - what sailboat would be best?

These all seem really tiny for bluewater boats. You should pick up a copy of 'The Voyagers Handbook'. It has some really good info about the types of boats that do crossings and the hardware...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 05-21-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 770
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: Thanks for the "Thanks" button. Not sure I like...

I guess we just have to go back to the old "+1"
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-20-2013
Replies: 190
Views: 12,739
Posted By bljones
Re: My Horror Story

Harborless, some of the things you have done don't make a whole lot of sense- like adding a fuel pump, and then pumping to build up pressure before starting. You don't need to do this.

if the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-15-2013
Replies: 569
Views: 138,592
Posted By Alex W
Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

3rd sail on the Catalina 25, which also made it my 3rd sail after taking classes.

It's March, nice out. My wife and I go through the Montlake Cut over to Lake WA. I don't check plan on going...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-07-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 3,959
Posted By veet
Re: manual for galilee 15

Good morning. I now have a PDF format version of the Galilee 15 Owner's Manual. I'll be glad to email it to those who want it.
Forum: Electronics 09-14-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 3,515
Posted By hellosailor
Re: VHF antenna issues?

"apparently Industry Canada has decided that "turning on" a VHF radio constitutes "operating", " Not unusual or odd, since once there is power by definition the radio is operating. Maybe...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-12-2012
Replies: 50
Views: 4,143
Posted By Kiltmadoc
Re: S/V East Coast Lady Shows her Bottom

As an owner of a C&C 32, might i recommend some "putting it in reverse" practice in the mooring field. My boat partner and I have both noticed a decided tendency of the C&C to rapidly turn when she...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-07-2010
Replies: 79
Views: 24,910
Posted By MarkCK
How heavy are these boats? Are they more like a...

How heavy are these boats? Are they more like a canoe with a sail, or more of a sailboat that can be used as a canoe. I have never seen one of them before. I dont need one, but the more I look at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-06-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By sailingdog
Remember, DO NOT GREASE THE PAWLS. The bearings...

Remember, DO NOT GREASE THE PAWLS. The bearings should be greased, but the pawls (little metal comma shaped pieces) should only be oiled lightly. If you grease them, they will gum up and stick...if...
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