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Search: Posts Made By: Captainmeme
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Upper shrouds and spreaders

Monel then, it is! Thanks.

I was looking at boots made from leather. Any downside to leather boots?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Upper shrouds and spreaders

Should the seizing wire be monel, stainless or ???. Also should the wire be a solid strand or say 7x7 wire rope? The setup on our boat is an end cap is inserted in the spreader then the spreader is...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 858
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Fair condition?

OP, take a look at this thread http://www.sailnet.com/forums/boat-review-purchase-forum/38505-local-boat-buying-assistance.html
There might be someone located near the boat willing to take a look at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: GPS a bit bigger then I expected

I think I have plotter envy.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 1,228
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: If I were young......

I thought the OP was going to be 70 or older. 58? pftttt, hes a kid.
About the boat, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! I am going that route with a Nor'sea 27. Had I bought one done, I be sailing now...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 741
Posted By Captainmeme
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Hand rail help

$1,362.00 for some shaped wood?????????? W T F !!!!!!!!!!
Please tell me that is in East Caribbean dollars.

Do you have the old ones to use as patterns? If you have the old ones to use as a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Electrical - I did a bad bad thing (alternator / regulator)

"If you started with the main switch in the off position, there's your problem.
Your alternator had no where to send its generated current. its probably just a fuse that has blown. "

OK, someone...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,668
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Advice

A lot of questions Wannasail. Normally the answer to "How much does it cost" type questions is how deep are your pockets, how big is your boat (marinas charge per foot, they have some strange...
Forum: Electronics 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Standard Horizon CPF390i

Thanks Barry. I will take a look at non SH plotters that have both NMEA interfaces. I really didn't want to buy a discontinued model. Never know what the factory will do as far as firmware...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,314
Views: 451,798
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Very nice whipped tiller.
Forum: Electronics 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Standard Horizon CPF390i

I thought about getting a newer chartplotter/fishfinder and a NMEA converter (0183 to/from 2000) . The converter would add another $200 and I would still be concerned about compatibility of the AIS...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 880
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: electrical

I understand how one can fry the transformer when the breaker is 20 amps and the transformer is rated for 10 amps. I'm not sure I like the breaker after the transformer. I would want the breaker...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 880
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: electrical

"The isolation transformer has to be sized for the shorepower connection"

Why is that? If he installs a double pole breaker for the expected load wouldn't that be ok?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,391
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: How to cut stainless steel railing

I found a supplier in Knoxville willing to sell me 1 inch OD, .065 thick wall
304/304L at $3.25 per ft and 316/316L at $3.90 per ft. The down side is the length is 24 feet. They were found by...
Forum: Electronics 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Standard Horizon CPF390i

Thanks Paul. I don't what other instruments I would add. I'm still up in the air over this. I think my hesitation comes from buying a discontinued product.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,162
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Ouch !!!

George, this is the Internet and not everything you see is real. But thanks for asking.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,391
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: How to cut stainless steel railing

"You've got waterjet, laser, and plasma." You left out shaped plastic explosive charges.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,162
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Ouch !!!

I don't know what you are doing wrong George. The only time my wrist hurts is when I have to write a check for some boat related expense.

When we took sailing lessons the instructor impressed upon...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 962
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: solar panel question

That is sad news about Rouge. Thanks for the comments.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 962
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: solar panel question

Its the concern over the MPPT charger that is holding me back from ordering a solar panel charger system. I've been looking at this one Rogue Power Technologies - MPT-2024 20A MPPT Charge Controller...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Bimini--where to buy

This is where google is your friend. bimini kit. Sailrite if you want to sew the material. Other places have the frame and material done. Just screw a few fittings to your boat, install the bimini,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 880
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: electrical

Just how much power do you need to push across the transformer? If all you are running is a battery charger then maybe just a few hundred watts are required in which case the isolation transformer is...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,668
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Advice

I didn't mention or consider an auto pilot because the OP said two people, ICW, minimum equipment. Maybe one is needed when sailing several days offshore. Since the OP has another person on board...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Hillerange Seaward Princess Hinge Repair

If the holes in the hinges have been rounded out, fill them with JB Weld then redrill. The stuff is amazing. Or you could take them to a welding shop to have them fill the holes then redrill.
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