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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-22-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,054
Posted By sailordave
Re: Lights for boat without a battery?

Not cheap, but they work GREAT. And get the rail mount too.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-22-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,054
Posted By sailordave
Re: Lights for boat without a battery?

I've got these (https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=navisafe%20led) for backups...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-19-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 2,663
Posted By sailordave
Re: what to check for before boat delivery?

In addition to all those extra RACOR fuel filters.... make sure you have a strap wrench to take them off! (yes I forgot a strap wrench)

On the delivery of my boat that had been on the hard for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-28-2014
Replies: 1,383
Views: 490,830
Posted By sailordave
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Needing a way to secure my one piece washboard for racing I came up w/ this.
The washboard itself is a solid piece of plywood that I made up so it didn't have any air vent louvers.

...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-28-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By sailordave
Re: Drilling out bungs

If the teak is varnished, take a scraper and LIGHTLY scrape the varnish off the area around the bung. Then take an appropriately sized self tapping screw and drive it into the bung w/ your electric...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-02-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By sailordave
Downloading GRIBs at sea

So most of the boats I've raced offshore on have had a way of downloading GRIBs. Usually a very expensive setup too.
I'm looking for the most economical way of setting up my boat to download GRIB's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-12-2013
Replies: 134
Views: 8,780
Posted By sailordave
Re: Would you rather own a sailboat or a RV?

ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME? Sheesh.

(sailboat in case you couldn't figger it out)

Although I have to second the Nor'sea. Friend of mine and her new hubby just drove something like 16000...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-22-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By sailordave
Re: Winch fails under load

If the pawls are all perfectly fine, you may find the problem is they are sticking in the CLOSED position b/c of dirt/grease buildup. Only lube them w/ light oil. (3in1, very light machine oil...) ...
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